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The library purchase from itunes in bulk from requested songs by patrons and sell them at a discount to those patrons and, subsequently, other interested parties. I would like "Ghostriders in the Sky" by The Outlaws just to get it going.

Anna Slaughter, award winning librarian!

I am pleased to announce that one of our librarians has been named a top librarian in Michigan! Anna Slaughter is the 2010 recipient of the Michigan Library Association's Frances H. Pletz Award for excellence in service to teens. I, along with her colleagues from the Children's, Tween, and Teen department and several members of her family, were on hand last night when the award was announced at the MLA conference in Kalamazoo.

CPL has been blessed with supportive patrons and an excellent staff. We are proud to have one of our own singled out for the wonderful work she does with teenagers in our community. Please join me in congratulating Anna on this accomplishment!

Canton Center Road Construction

Update [10/28/2010]: On Saturday, October 30 Wayne County plans to close Palmer Road at Canton Center. This closure is necessary to construct the Canton Center/Palmer Road intersection pavement and should last about 2 weeks. Glenngarry Road at Canton Center will be open to traffic on Saturday. Seabrook at Canton Center will be closed Saturday. Please drive carefully and follow all posted signs.

Update [10/14/2010]: On Monday, October 18 Wayne County plans to begin the paving of the remaining three lanes of Canton Center Road. In addition, paving of Palmer Road east of Canton Center will also begin. Both roads will be open to traffic (with flag control) but there will not be access to Glengarry subdivision from Canton Center Road; use Palmer Road. Please drive carefully, follow all posted signs and plan extra travel time through these construction zones.

Update [10/5/2010]: Civic Center Boulevard construction has been completed and a new traffic pattern has been created. The east driveway of the library is now a right turn only. There is no turnaround on Civic Center. To access westbound Civic Center, Veteran's Way, Heritage Parkway or Summit Parkway, you must use the west driveway to exit the library.

Update [8/31/2010]: Traffic on Canton Center Road has been shifted to the west side. Regular traffic access to the boulevard entry at Civic Center is now restored. Construction continues on the east side of the roadway. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [8/6/2010]: Access to Summit Parkway from Canton Center Road is scheduled to be closed until August 12. Use Heritage Park Drive to Veteran's Way to Summit Parkway for access. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [7/28/2010]: Paving of the west (library) side of Canton Center Rd. will begin on July 29 and should be completed by August 6. Summit Parkway will be closed during this time, and there will be intermittent lane closures on Canton Center Rd. Please plan extra time to get to the library, and obey all flagmen and construction signs.

Update [6/29/2010]: Inbound (west) Civic Center Boulevard will be closed starting July 6. Outbound (east) Civic Center Boulevard will be switched from its current one-way traffic flow to a two-way traffic flow. Please follow posted detours and use extreme caution when traveling this section of roadway. Also, the sidewalk from Heritage to Civic Center along southbound Canton Center will be torn up. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk that runs along Canton Township Hall to access the library.

Update [5/26/2010]: The traffic on Canton Center Road has been shifted to the east side of the roadway and a new 3-way stop traffic light has been installed at the intersection of Heritage Drive (just north of the library) and Canton Center. Library patrons are advised to use Heritage Drive to enter and exit the library as Civic Center boulevard is frequently blocked by construction vehicles. Follow posted signs to access Canton Township Hall, Canton Public Library and the Summit on the Park.

In April, work begins to widen Canton Center Road to five lanes, from Cherry Hill to south of Palmer. The project is dependent on the weather and is planned to last through November. Check here often for updates and travel advisories.

Intersection improvements at Canton Center and Palmer will make Palmer and Summit Parkway inaccessible for part of the construction. Mast arm traffic signals will be installed at Heritage Park Drive and at Palmer/Summit Parkway. New storm sewers and curbs will be installed along the entire length.

Changes are planned to Civic Center Blvd., specifically narrowing the island closest to Canton Center to ease left turns from Canton Center onto Civic Center and into the Glengarry subdivision. Check out the full pdf of the plan (warning:40mb.) for complete technical details.

Project Phases

April through the first week of May

Utilities relocation and storm sewer work.

Second week of May through mid-July

The west side of Canton Center will be under construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the east side of Canton Center. Left turns will be allowed, which may create backups. Summit Parkway will be closed at Canton Center during this period. This is when the work will take place on Civic Center Blvd. The westbound side (closest to Township Hall) will be closed and reconstructed. Two-way traffic will be routed to the eastbound side (library side). There will also be some minor work done at the Heritage Park Dr. intersection during this period. We suggest you use Heritage Park Dr. to Veterans' Way to Civic Center Blvd. to get to the library, the Summit, Heritage Park, and the golf course.

Mid-July through September

Traffic will shift to the west side of Canton Center, with work taking place on the east side. Palmer will be closed at Canton Center during this period. Cherry Hill will be the posted alternate route.

October and November

Finish work on the center lane, lane markings, signals, and clean-up.


There are no plans to install a traffic signal at Canton Center and Civic Center. The close proximity of the signals at Heritage Park and Summit Parkway do not warrant another traffic signal between them.

Work may take place evenings and weekends.

so, soulsilver or heartgold anyone?

kyaaaaaaaa!!!! really like
i got soulsilver yesterday!!! angel tis the awesomeness! if only
whistle thumbs up love it
the pokewalker thing is so much fun too love it
im so happy now that i do so much walking at school XD happy
in one day i can so so much! shy
(god i love these smilies if only ..)
but i reccomend the new gold and silver games to all those pokenerds out there! i wasnt going to get it at first but when kitsune said she was getting heartgold and i saw the cewl pokewalkers i couldnt resist X3 no please no and you can talk to people through your ds using wifi!! Laughing out loud beautiful thats pimp!
yeah thats about it :3

sheesh im trying to get this forum booming again!!! argh

what does "Available Hold Shelf" mean?

I looked on the hold shelf and asked at the reference desk but with no resolution. I requested The Whale by Philip Hoare, a new book. I was told by reference to look over with the new books, but it was not there. I'm confused! My account says "Available Hold Shelf", and that sounds like the book's ready for pick up! It was not on the Hold Shelf. Thanks for your help.

Hidden Gems

Alright, name a manga or anime you've read or seen that's awesome that you don't think too many people know about, but should. Have you got your own hidden gem you've discovered? Maybe there's something you wish they would release in the U.S. and they haven't yet. Here's your chance to speak your mind.
lots of talking

Personally I'm really curious about Kobato, the new series by CLAMP. The manga's coming out this spring state side, but who knows when the anime will get here. I think it just aired in Japan a little bit ago. I've read really good things about it though, so I really want to read/see it. I tend to like CLAMP though, I admit, so I'm biased.

what has happened?

holy crap my login still works!!!
holy hell guys, what has happened to the animanga web site?
i fall off the face of the earth and this what happens?
jk, but still i was kinda looking forward to seeing all the activity ive missed. at least the actual meetings are alive and well.
oh how i miss everyone.
you to nerd-kun! i miss you a lot too!
anywho, we need to get these forums party-ing again!
and why did the forums have to change so much? they were much better the way they were.
how are the meetings going? able to keep everyone controlled nerd-kun? showing good animes, having a good time, eating lots of pocky? ahh, thats the life ^_^

Audio Books

I've been listening to audio books from the library for close to 3 years. Recently I've noticed that the last CD in the book has some sort of covering adheared to the CD. The extra thickness causes "load error" or "eject error" when loading or ejecting this CD. What is the purpose of the covering?

Elf Yourself (and more!)

If you're in the mood for a good laugh this holiday season, look no further than JibJab's ElfYourself website. It's completely free and guaranteed to provide hours of amusement. You can see what I mean by checking out this video of some of your resident children's librarians! If that's not enough online fun for you, make sure to check out some of our books about cool websites for kids. There's plenty to keep you busy!

Statewide funding for shared library services in jeopardy

The Governor's Executive Order No. 2009-36 abolishes the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries as of October 1, 2009, and public libraries across the state of Michigan are concerned about how this will impact our services to you. These statewide cuts are in addition to the local cuts being made due to the recession, and are a double hit for Canton. The Michigan Library Association has issued a press release outlining the concerns public libraries throughout Michigan have with the Governor's plan as well as a position paper outlining the chilling effect the dissolution will have on statewide resource sharing, including interlibrary loan and research materials. A fact sheet is available that explains how these joint services are funded through state appropriations and federal matching funds. The Executive Order takes effect October 1, 2009, unless the legislature acts to create an alternative plan. Our hope is that our elected representatives in Michigan will recognize the importance of statewide library services and resource sharing that public libraries provide, and how we help our communities with job seeking, information gathering, computer access, and cultural activities.

Each month, CPL patrons request nearly 1,000 items from other libraries through MeLCat, our statewide interlibrary loan service, and more than 8,000 people login to our Databases to use the Michigan eLibrary resources to research health and wellness using the Health and Wellness Resource Center, find out about their ancestors using HeritageQuest Online, read back issues of articles in magazines and newspapers through General Reference Center Gold, and find their next favorite read using Novelist or What Do I Read Next? The Governor's Executive Order has placed funding for these statewide services in jeopardy; these are not services that CPL can afford to provide alone, particularly during this recession where our budget has already been reduced by 10% in 2009 and will be reduced by another 6% to 10% in 2010.

Many of you have expressed your support for the library's successful joint services and resource sharing. We continue to work with the Michigan Library Association and our elected officials in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives to encourage them to support continued funding for MeLCat interlibrary loan and the Michigan eLibrary, because without their intervention, these services will go away. We are doing our best to maintain services, and will keep you updated as this situation develops.

Eureka Seven Movie

The Eureka Seven movie is commng to select U.S. theaters on Sept. 24 (only)...No word on which theaters those are going to be yet, but thought I'd throw this info out there for any Eureka Seven fans. Laughing out loud


Because we need one of these, and I KNOW other people that read it.

Has anyone been keeping up with the manga releases? I just read chapter 33, Ciel's servents aren't so useless anymore (to be honest I kind of expected that, but not in this way).

Get Your Scrap On!

NSA logoSaturday May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day! This special day was first created by the National Scrapbooking Association as a way to celebrate and promote the art and craft of Scrapbooking.  Join me and the thousands of people who will be celebrating and participating in National Scrapbooking Day Events all around the world.

Willa Chen, a Perfect 3!!!

Willa Chen17-year old Canton High School senior, Willa Chen, achieved perfect scores on not 1, not 2 but 3 college success predictor tests. It is so rare to ace all three exams, the ACT, SAT and PSAT, that the non-profit organization, College Board, doesn't keep track of those statistics. Willa, who has a 4.33 GPA, has been accepted at UM and MIT, but plans to attend Princeton in the fall to study applied math or computers. Props to you, Willa!

Link Guidelines

Here is a place to put anime links that you have found. Yeah! The more the better!
Laughing out loud
Now, one thing I ask however, is to be careful with your links. There are lots of places where both anime and manga are available online for free, some illegal, and some legal (one site that is legal is, for instance, which is awesome... but I digress).Try to avoid linking directly to sites that may not be legal if you can help it. For instance, while there are many places where you can watch Naruto Shippuden online, and a lot of them are legal, for the Naruto manga Viz owns the rights for this and has not made it available online (besides some sample chapters), so if you find it avaialble on mangafox or something -not quite legal. Try to stay away from linking directly to those sites on here if you can. That doesn't mean you can't talk about them, or mention the site. It's foolish to pretend they don't exist. Just try not to make a direct link to it, that's all.

Here's another example: a link to youtube of Fruits Basket ep. 1 part 1 of 3, not so good ; a Link to youtube of people doing crazy cosplay or a link to a trailer for a new anime: always good.


CPL Launches New Website

Welcome to our new website! We made sure that all of the things you love about stayed, and have added new features, such as RSS feeds, the ability to post your comments, and simplified navigation. We hope our blogs will encourage discussion about and with our community. While a great deal of work and consideration has gone into the design of the new website, we expect to make refinements and roll out new features, and we look forward to hearing from you how we can improve.

Click on My Account to register on the new website and start exploring!

Eva M. Davis, Director

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail Clean Up

hikersSaturday, April 25, 10am - 2p.m.To wrap up Earth Week the library is joining up with Canton Leisure Services to help clean up the Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail. Teens and adults are invited to join the effort. Meet at the trail head at Morton Taylor Rd. north of Michigan Avenue anytime between 10 and 2 pm to help with the efforts. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, shoes and bring work gloves. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. If you would like you can bring/donate contractor garbage bags. Clean up will take place rain or shine unless there is severe weather. For more information call Canton Leisure Service at 394-5460.

Sad to hear the cafe is staying closed!

I just read that the cafe will be closed and replaced with three vending machines. I did enjoy stopping and getting a cup of hot coffee for myself and/or cocoa for my children. I know that you will have to make a decision for vending machines based on what applies and other factors, but I hope one of them is for hot drinks!!!! If not, I humbly suggest that maybe you guys have a Keurig machine, one of the kinds where it makes one cup at at time, maybe put it in the secondhand prose bookstore, so it can be watched? and sell coffee and tea and hot cocoa for $1 - $2? You could even have flavors and toppings available if you wanted to get fancy like Jungle Java! Just a thought. Some signs out front saying that it is available for sale to patrons might help too, since the store is in the back and not easily spotted. Thanks for taking the time to read this! We love the library! (And I would rather give my $2 to you guys than $4 to a coffee shop!)

Disappointed at recent board appointment

Dear Board Members and Eva, It is with great concern that I write to you regarding your recent choice of board appointee. While I am sure that Mr. Davis is a very smart and capable person, your library board does not reflect the community it serves. Look around your library during the day and evening. There are many Asian Indian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh students that support the library. Yet, I do not see any board members that represent that community. I know of two very qualified candidates that did apply, but were not even interviewed. I am very disappointed in your lack of attention to a portion of the community you serve. Please consider this with your next appointment. Anne Marie Graham-Hudak

i played soccer rally2 on my mom's iPad