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Fall Harvest at Canton Farmer's Market

For fresh produce, food, plants, crafts and entertainment, visit the Canton Farmer's Market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Right now, lots of fresh veggies are in and they look and taste so much better than those at the grocery store. Beautiful fall chrysanthemums and pumpkins are in, too. The market is located at the historical Bartlett-Travis house on the east side of Ridge Road, north of Cherry Hill.

Hot Dancers From France

Check out that YouTube video of Will & Mava, teen boogie woogie dancers from France, but who are coming to Michigan to perform with Bob Baldori and Bob Seeley, Michigan-based super boogie woogie pianists known the world over. It's on October 20 in Okemos, and will be filmed as part of an upcoming documentary, Boogie Stomp! Incredible dancers!

Want to recycle your computer equipment?

This Saturday, September 29, the Wayne County Department of the Environment is accepting old computers, CPUs, monitors, fax/scanners, copiers, printers and related peripherals. The equipment will be refurbished to help individuals with disabilities through a relationship with the county, Goodwill Industries and Dell Computer's RECONNECT Michigan initiative. Take your equipment to the east lot of the Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Drive (south of Five Mile, east of Farmington Rd.) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call 313-326-3936.

President's Speech on NCLB Renewal

Visiting a New York City school today, President Bush asked Congress not to "go backward when it comes to educational excellence." He said new national test results (which were released on Monday) showed elementary and middle schoolers posted solid gains in math, but more modest improvements in reading. The President emphasized that the No Child Left Behind Act is working -- and deserves to be renewed.

Male Teachers and the Lack Thereof

The National Education Association reported that the number of male teachers is at a 40-year low. Of the 3 million teachers in this country, only 750,000 are male. Find out why men aren't considering the teaching profession and how some universities are addressing the shortage in this issue of Newsweek.

When to Hold Off on Latest Gadget

That's a helpful article from the Sept 23 edition of the Wall Street Journal. If you're about to purchase items like computers, digital cameras, video game systems and more, take a look. It gives tips on how to not buy too soon (think iPhone) or not buy too late (think obsolesence).

Need a box?

As part of our continuing efforts to be eco-friendly, we are offering cardboard boxes for reuse to the public. We receive many shipments and consequently have lots of very sturdy boxes in all sizes. If you are planning a move or need a good heavy-duty cardboard box for shipping or storage, ask at the Reception Desk.

Next Summer by Hailey Abbott

Like romance? This book is about three cousins who go to Pebble Beach every summer. All three have different situations. Beth has a perfect boyfriend, but he can't go to Pebble beach with her because of his job. Then, Beth starts hanging out with a really hot lifegaurd, she knows that she likes George (boyfriend) but why does she like it when the lifegaurd flirts with her? Then there's Ella, she's pretty, hot, gorgeous, EVERYTHING. She wants to find the right guy for her, not just a one time thing. See what happens when drama from the year before starts to repeat itself. Then there's Kelsi. Last year, after finding out that her boyfriend cheated on her, she's totally lost trust over guys.

Oh Baby! by Randi Reisfeld and H.B.Gilmour

Do you like realistic romance novels? If you do, this book is a must. IT's about two best friends from the small town of Shafton, Ohio. After the end of their senior year in high school. They want to do something different with their life. They want to go to Ohio State and not to Shafton-Oaks in the fall. Since Shafton is a really small town, they decide to go somewhere crazy. Abby decides to go to New York, she gets a job as a nanny. Jamie goes to famous L.A. to also be a nanny. See how their lives change from boring to classy and average to VIP. The two get caught up in the environment they are living in. They both meet interesting (and hott :) ) people. See their emotions change and their attitudes against different things turn around.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

This the the seventh and final book in the very famous Harry Potter series. For all you people who really like Harry Potter books, this is a must to read after you finish the first six books in the series. In this book (don't worry, I'm not giving anything away) Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger have to go through various challenges to try to defeat Voldemort. Will they be able to defeat him? Or will the trio get defeated? Who will die, and who will live to tell the story? What happens to the relationship betwen Harry and Ginny. Will the friendship between the three BFF's stay strong? How will Harry defeat Voldemort without the support of Albus Dumbledore? What happens to Hogwarts in the beginning of Harry's seventh year since Dumbledore is gone?


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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Beach Party

Canton kids and the CPL staff chased the winter blues away at the Family Fun Night "beach party" in February. Limbo
Beach Party

Meeting Minutes -- September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007
7:30 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young
Also Present: J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

Meeting Minutes -- September 20, 2007 Budget Hearing

September 20, 2007
7:30 p.m.

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

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


Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

Is Your Air Freshener Harmful?

According to new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council, many leading air fresheners contain an alarming level of phthalates--chemicals that affect reproductive development, particulary in babies. They tested 14 brands and only 2--Febreze Air Effects and Renuzit Subtle Effects--contained no detectable levels of phthalates. Popular products including Glade, Oust, Air Wick and Lysol brands contained phthalates. Air fresheners have grown to a $1.72 billion industry in the U.S. Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be particularly dangerous for young children and unborn babies, leading to reproductive abnormalities. The European Union has banned most phthalates from use in toys and cosmetics.

Take a Load Off

Now you're in the swing of things on campus, how's your back, neck and shoulders? Did you know that carrying your backpack full of books can cause misalignment of your spine? Use these helpful hints from the Michigan College Guide website for better ways to save your back when you carry books to class.

Kill to Get Crimson

That's the name of the new Mark Knopfler album, just out and due to be added to the library's collection in another couple of weeks. I auditioned it online and came to the conclusion that it's the "same old, same old," but that's not bad. Knopfler is entertaining, both lyrically and melodically. And so what if he's slowed down in recent years. So have I (sadly, very sadly). The further I got into Kill to Get Crimson, the better everything sounded. Nicely relaxed, typically introspective, not to mention wonderful guitar. Definitely worth a listen.

Get the News, Get the Facts!


Did you know that database can help you get top news stories sorted by year with live news feeds hourly? Or that by clicking on Issues and Controversies, (one of the many tabs that run across the top portion of this database) you can choose a pro or a con from a list of hundreds of hot topics and get a summary of that point of view, such as stem cell research , performance enhancing substances or immigration? Articles on these topics may cover controversial treatments, side effects, political parties or platforms that support or don't support these issues, who or what agencies are supporting research or funding and how or why they are doing it.

Google offers new online presentation application

For awhile now, Google has offered free online applications for word processing and spreadsheets. Now they've expanded with Presentations, an application similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Mashable offers a review after test-driving Presentations and comes to the conclusion that, like the other Google apps, this one won't replace the industry leader, but is suitable for projects requiring just the basics.

There is a new blog in town!

This blog is for all you teens out there with something to say (or not)! Here you can discuss issues, requests, programs, and life in general. Feel free to start a thread, leave a comment, or just lurk! Click on the post or go to this address: There is also a link from the teen page!