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Visited Beaver Island, MI

I took this picture from the top of Mt. Pisgah looking down at Lake Michigan.


Hi, i was a member of the Westland library for years, and while I understand that not every library is the same the Canton library offers far fewer programs for children. Even after 2 years my daughters still beg to go to the Westland for Sidewalk chalk, craft days, guessing jar, weekly prizes, friendly staff who remembered our names, consistent story times. My daughters love story time, but at Canton, there are so many breaks and excuses for breaks we can't keep up. There is no incentive to go to the library with the connect program. It really feels like the librarians do not truly want children there which is a feeling many in my neighborhood have expressed as well. Maybe if some of the librarians that have children were able to make more decisions, things might be able to change. Here's to hoping one day my daughters actually like our library.

continued to teach myself how to quilt

Today I made my quilt sandwich and basted it together. I've been using a selection of quilting books from CPL's collection to teach myself how to do this project. Next up: stitching in the ditch to actually quilt it together!

Subscribed to CPL ON UTUBE


Used Final Cut Pro to Edit Movies

read a book

The Ghost Town Mystery

I watched the Avengers

This movie was so awesome. My favorite part was when Hulk smashes Loki.

Edited My Game

Conquered a obstacle course

DIA Inside|Out Art in Canton

Young Woman with ViolinWe are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including this one, Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi. This painting depicts Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and was created in 1612. The artist's daughter is the model; the painting is a gift of Mrs. Edsel B. Ford.

Get news and information about programs and activities throughout Canton to celebrate our participation in this program on our Inside|Out page. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.
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Said speech on freedom

Tell Me Why book read history

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

A big thank you to all who participated in the Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz! The drawing winner will be contacted this week.

Week 1


Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.


Rite Aid

Week 2


What company is located at the Penney House (built 1856) at this time? Hint: It is located on Joy Road.


Van Esley Real Estate

Week 3


What was the profession of John Haggerty, builder of the Haggerty Estate, located on the west side of Canton Center Road, just south of Palmer Road?


Michigan Secretary of State

Week 4


Question Which Canton Township bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places?


Lilley Road Lower Rouge Bridge

Week 5


What is the name of the cemetery located at Gyde and Ridge Roads?


Kinyon Cemetery

Week 6


What are the names of the businesses presently located in the the original Cherry Hill Inn (built in 1864)?


Indigo Day Spa

Week 7


Where was the original location of the Canton Public Library?


3rd Floor — Canton Adminstration Building

Sent a picture of my pet to CPL to be displayed on the Brightboard

I emailed a picture of my dog, Jelly, to CPL to be used on the library Brightboards.

Saw "Thor" and "The Avengers" Over the Weekend

After watching Thor with my sister on Saturday, we thought that the best Father's Day gift for my dad was to go and take him to see The Avengers. These movies are such a blast! I was never much of a superhero fan, but now I'm trying to get the essential graphic novels for all of the Avengers.

Road Trip to Ontario

I went to Lambton County in Ontario, Canada, to do genealogy research. I visited a cemetery and was able to locate the graves of several ancestors.

2012 Connect Your Summer Final Party!

August 11 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. To thank you for taking part in the Connect Your Summer reading program, we are throwing a huge bash! Be present for prize announcements, eat a snow cone, make some art and much more, such as:

Special Bag Sale

Secondhand Prose Book Store is having a special sale for the week of May 29-June 5. All paperback romance $4.00 a bag. See the Friends of the Library page for hours and details.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell — The time travel wasn't extreme, and mostly included stories from living memory, but I enjoyed the commentary on history, politics, and even job hunting. Favorite quote: "The more history I learn, the more the world fills up with stories."