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June 2008 Lunch & a Book

Truth and Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett (Large Print) The author of Bel Canto describes her intimate 20-year friendship with the late Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

Summer Blood Shortages Spur Canton Public Library Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Canton Public Library on Friday, June 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are....

Meeting Minutes -- June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken, N. Williams

Absent: 

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (A. Heidemann, Don Turner, Michael Siegrist, Eric Hess)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as presented.

A Playlist for Graduation

Besides Pomp and Circumstance, here's a list of songs you may remember on your graduation day: A Moment Like This Here's to the Night Celebration Unwritten Changes Good Riddance Goodbye I'm Moving On I Will Remember You Don't Forget to Remember Me

Recreational Trail to open this weekend

The Lower Rouge River Recreational Trail is set to open this weekend, a date that coincides with the Rouge Rescue Day. A 2.5 mile section of the trail, beginning at Haggerty Road and ending at Sheldon, is the first completed portion. Plans to extend it all the way to the I-275 bike path in one direction and Canton Center Road in the other direction are underway. The trail is open to joggers, walkers and bicyclists. No motorized vehicles allowed. There are also mountain bike paths cut into the trail to form a 3-mile course. The trail access point is off of Morton Taylor Road just north of Michigan Avenue. Our own Eva Davis will be on-hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Summer Library Programs Promise Prizes and Fun

Can a trip to the Canton Public Library earn you a PlayStation3? It can if you are....

ValueLine Database

The Value Line Research Center database includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. You can access this from any computers in the library or from home.

Adult Summer Reading Program Gathers Steam at Canton Public Library

Summer reading programs have been popular with school age children for decades. Now a new trend is gaining popularity....

And the Winning Speller is...

13 year-old Sameer Mishra from West Lafayette, Indiana was crowned the winner in last night's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He spelled "guerdon" correctly which means, "something that is earned or gained." Among the audience was 94 year-old Frank Neuhauser, the winner of the 1st national spelling bee in 1925. First-time participant was Sidharth Chand, 12, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who came in second place.

To Bee or Not to Bee

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Be sure to check out the five movie titles that make up this Fave Five, in the spotlight this week... for obvious reasons.

Meeting Minutes -- May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken

Absent: N. Williams

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as submitted.

Spotlight on Spelling Bees

http://www.usaweekend.com/08_issues/080525/080525spelling-bees.html

In the Sunday Free Press USA Weekend magazine, an article described how kids, teachers and the community get involved in making local spelling bee events such a success.

Chapter A Day

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.

Tune in each day to hear Wisconsin Public Radio readers present the current Chapter A Day. Listen to titles such as "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain" by Oliver Sacks read by Jim Fleming and "Never Surrender: a novel of Winston Churchill" by Michael Dobbs read by Karl Schmidt. This is yet another service brought to you through Bookletters, Canton Public Library's readers advisory service about books, authors and audiobooks.

Green Up Your Act!!! How are YOU being Eco-Friendly?

How are Canton Public Library patrons Greening Up Their Act? Let us count the ways! Here's your chance to share the things--big and small--you're doing to be eco-smart in the post-"Inconvenient Truth"-era. Try out some of the ideas you see here, and be sure to post your comments, ideas and the not-so-random acts of kindness you're bestowing on Mother Earth: 1. BAG IT! Bring a sturdy, reusable bag with you to the Canton Public Library to carry home all your checked-out items. Don't have one? We sell roomy canvas totes for $3 apiece. Other good choices: Most local grocery stores sell reusable bags in the $1 to $3 range; check out Meijer, Kroger and Holiday Market. Buy several and use them whenever and wherever you shop. The next time you're asked: "Paper or plastic?," you can say, "Neither!" 2.

Looking for Lit?

Looking for the complete text of a poem, story, play, speech or essay? Then Litfinder is a must for you. This database is searchable by genre, subject, nationality or timeline. The Poetry section includes more than 125,000 full-text poems, including 25,000 copyrighted poems and 850,000+ poem citations and excerpts. The Stories collection has been carefully selected to provide a representative, rich anthology of short stories. Over 1,000 complete plays are included and character lists make searching just that much easier. From antiquity to modern times, the speeches included in LitFinder represent the finest examples of recorded oratory. This collection includes the best and the best-known speeches of the past 2,500 years and has categorized them into easily searchable genres.

Michigan Teacher of the Year

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_13651_38018-192648--,00.html

Jennifer Haberling was named 2008-2009 Michigan Teacher of the Year on Thursday, May 22nd, during a visit from Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan and State Board of Education member Carolyn Curtin. Haberling, a seventh grade English teacher at Baldwin Street Middle School in Hudsonville with 14 years of classroom experience, was selected from 17 regional semifinalists statewide.

Greener Paper

Canadian Geographic magazine is experimenting with a new resource for making paper. Instead of using trees to produce paper pulp, they are using wheat straw, the part of the wheat that is left when the grain is harvested. You can read about it here, on the CBC news website.

Reading suggestions delivered to your e-mail

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.

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Sign up on BookLetters and have book suggestions regularly e-mailed to you. Our latest list of suggestions is Bookmarks. Signing up for this list will get you the newest bookmarks created by the Adult Department librarians on a variety of topics and formats

Come meet local authors from the Canton area!

Come to the library tomorrow, Thursday, May 22 (7:00pm), for "Celebrate Area Authors". It is your chance to meet published authors from the Canton area, hear their stories and read their words. Call 397-0999 to reserve a space for this free program.