Looking for a good mystery to read? Enjoy cooking or reading about food? Try out one of these culinary mysteries today!

Catering to nobody by Diane Mott Davidson

Goldy Bear ("Goldilock's Catering: Where Everything Is Just Right!") was not thrilled with the prospect of serving food and drink at the wake of her's son's former teacher, but a job is a job, particularly in the small town of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, in October. It turns out to be Goldy's last job for a while when the police close down her business after her ex-father-in-law is served coffee liberally laced with rat poison. Concerned that she might miss the lucrative holiday season, Goldy turns to sleuthing, but she becomes unnerved when it appears that her own son might somehow be involved in both his teacher's death and his grandfather's poisoning.

Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Ron's truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, she's inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Ron's death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mothers attempts to find her a husband.

Bilingual Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and launguage. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, November 1 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish

"From one of America's greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old, and the clan's matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy's beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. And they didn't count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids. The New York Times bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called "full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen's own" ( The New York Review of Books ), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

It's still warm outside but fall is here! Pick up a book (or two) about some fun things to experience during this season!

Apples and pumpkins by Anne F Rockwell

In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Apples by Ken Robbins

Describes how apples are grown, harvested, and used, and details facts about apples in history, literature, and our daily lives.

Join us for an evening of nostalgic fun with a variety of classic and vintage board games all for your gaming pleasure. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring just yourself, and bring your own games to share! Some light refreshments will be on hand and we will even raffle off a few of the games by the end of the evening. Let's have a night of good old fashioned fun together. 

Thursday, November 2nd 6PM-9PM in the Community Room

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A screening of “A Continuing Series of Small Indignities: A Personal Conversation About Race,” a documentary film, is the impetus for a community discussion on race and building a more inclusive, accepting and safe community. The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition will host the screening on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. It will be followed by a moderated community conversation and panel discussion featuring Harris, filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, and other representatives from the Canton community.

The documentary, produced and directed by Michigan filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, premiered at the 2017 Freep Film Festival and was also been shown at the Trinity International Film Festival and the Royal Starr Film Festival. It follows the personal experience of 59-year-old Rodney Harris as he recounts a lifetime of subtle and not-so-subtle racism.

The event is coordinated by the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC).

This Not in Our Town event is November 3 at 7:00 PM at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI. There is no cost to attend.

Teens, We Want You!

CPL TEENS, WE WANT YOU

Have you ever read a book everyone else loved only to think it's terrible - and wonder why no one else says so? Or been assigned a book for school that you thought would be totally lame - until it changed your life? Maybe you were feeling depressed until you opened a book that made your day - by making you lol. These are the stories we want to hear! 

 

We're looking for book reviews written by our teen patrons. We want to hear what YOU think. What book do your friends need to read? What book should they avoid at all costs?

 

Stop by the teen space to fill out a paper book review OR use this form to write and email it! We'll post your review in the library, on our website, or on our social media.

 

Help us help you find good reads! 

Do you want to improve your public speaking? Are you afraid of speaking in front of groups of people? You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You'll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, October 18. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

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