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Easter Egg Hunts aren't just for kids anymore!!!

Tired of the Easter Bunny only bringing goodies for the kiddies in your life? Canton Leisure Services has teamed up with the bunny to bring ADULTs an evening of Easter fun, food & prizes! Thursday, March 20th from 7-11pm in the Summit on the Park's Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a wine-tasting, an ole' fashioned "Chubby Bunny" contest, and a hunt through Heritage Park. Turn in all of the eggs you collect for great PRIZES - including movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates, salon gift cards and more! Chocolate Fountain, Cash Bar...the fun just keeps coming! Call a babysitter & register now - Space is limited!! Call #734-394-5460 for more info on our Adult Easter Egg Hunt.

Twitter in Plain English

Have you heard of Twitter but weren't sure what all the fuss is about? Check out this video.

College Road Trip...The Movie

When an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow. Starring Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone.

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

Have you heard about online photo sharing but aren't sure how it works? Watch the video above for a clear explanation of what online photo sharing is and why you might want to use it. To see the photos your library has shared online, visit us at Flickr. You can also see more photos of our awesome community (and add your own!) in the Canton, Michigan Flickr Group.

Are you in or are you out?

Did you catch the finale of Project Runway last night? If you're feeling inspired to create some of your own designs, check out some of the terrific books at your library: The sewing stitch and textile bible : an illustrated guide to techniques and materials provides a thorough overview of stitches and materials (one of my personal faves). S.E.W. : sew everything workshop includes very detailed instructions for 25 beginner projects and includes patterns for 10 of those designs. DowntownDIY sewing : 14 easy designs for city girls with style includes 3 patterns and great instructions for those new to machine sewing. Vogue sewing quick reference is just what it says - the sort of book you want to have sitting next to your sewing machine to refer to during those "what now?" moments.

Snow Day = Library Day

What's a cheap, fun thing to do on a snow day? Head to the Canton Public Library! Sit in front of our roaring fire and read a book or magazine. Play games or surf the Internet on our computers. Check out a DVD to watch at home. Learn about upcoming library programs, events around town or local businesses. Stop in Jungle Java for a mocha or hot chocolate. There's something at the library for everyone in the family so pack up the kids and pay us a visit.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday

The Canton Children's Library celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2 with a Reading Celebration. Members of the Plymouth Whalers hockey team, along with veterinarian Marc Alsager and Canton firefighter Jamie Strassner joined us for stories and fun. Dr. Alsager's dog, Arrow, came for a visit, too.
Dr. Seuss storytime
Dogs and Girl at Seuss party

Submit a Fave Five list during March and win!

Celebrate March is Reading month by submitting your own Fave Give list (your list of 5 favorites--books, CDs, movies, etc.). When your list is accepted, you'll get a $5 Jungle Java gift card and get entered into a drawing for a $150 IKEA gift certificate. Fave Fives are fun way to give your personal recommendations to other users. Visit the Fave Five page for more information about Fave Fives.

Connections Newsletter - Mar/Apr 2008

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

2008 Michigan Teacher of the Year

June Teisan is the 2008 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and is one of four finalists for the 2008 National Teacher of the Year. A seventh-grade science teacher at Harper Woods Secondary School, she has a lifelong love of science and a yearning. The Grosse Pointe Woods resident grew up in St. Clair Shores and attended Wayne State and Oakland universities. She's currently working on a doctorate in educational leadership at Oakland. The winner is to be announced in April.

Romance 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.

Always looking for new romances to read? You can get monthly romance suggestions by signing up for our BookLetters e-mail newsletters. Go to the link above and sign up for the Romance list, or any of the other interesting lists available.

New Black History Book

Etched into America's consciousness is the United Negro College Fund is the phrase, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." The first history of the UNCF, Envisioning Black Colleges, draws attention to the significance of black colleges in higher education and the role they played in Americans' struggle for equality.

Read Across America

Turn off the computer, unplug the telephone and prepare to check off that reading list: This year's Read Across America Day is March 3. An annual event held on or around Dr. Seuss' birthday (which is March 2), the day is an excuse to curl up and finally finish that novel that's been gathering dust on your nightstand. Oh, the places you'll go when your nose is stuck in a great book! For more information go to the National Education Association's website link.

What's New at the Library

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.

Looking for something new to read? Want to know if the latest Patterson is in? Then check Canton Public Library's New Library Materials list (above). Or, if you want to know what new titles will be coming into the library in the next three months, subscribe to BookLetters' Fiction Preview or Non-Fiction Preview email newsletters at: /services/bookprog/bookltrs.html

College Choice and Costs

Many parents worry how they'll afford sending one child to college, but the Bourgeois family from Bruce Township are sending all three at the same time. Triplets David, Ashley and Jillian have all been accepted at state colleges and universities and received scholarships. But the average cost of tuition in Michigan is $24,000 for this academic year so the financial aid package has to cover the difference. Follow this series of reports as the triplets get ready for college in the Detroit Free Press.

New International Magazines


In 2008 we are receiving a new subscription to the Tamil magazine Mangayar Malar. Also, back by popular demand, we are getting the German magazine Der Spiegel.

Meeting Minutes -- February 21, 2008

February 21, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:25 p.m.

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


Also Present: E. Davis, A. Heidemann, P. Majkowski 


No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin)


The agenda was approved as submitted.

Reference USA


Looking for information about a company? Or trying to find a long lost friend or relative? You've come to right place. By going to the Reference USA database and clicking on U.S. Business, you can search 14 million companies complete with executive names, sales volume, employee size, etc. The U.S. Residential module contains 135 million U.S. households. The records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address.

Oh! It's so easy for me to check on my investments!


What's the one thing everybody appreciates and never has enough of? Convenience! That's why the library now makes Morningstar database accessible from home. Without having to leave your house or office, you can log in with your Canton library card number and find the much valued analysis and recommendations on mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs. You may find clicking on Morningstar's new and easy-to-use interface habit-forming!