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Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners are welcome. The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by “Library Chess Clubs.” For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com

CSI: Canton

Guy Nutter, forensic scientist at the Northville Michigan State Police Lab, will lead us to the scenes and ask our opinions on solving the crimes. Is it like watching CSI on TV? Come be the judge, follow the clues and have fun with forensic science. Teens and adults are welcome on Wednesday, June 20 at at 7:00 PM.

Books Teens Will Love

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Dreamland social club by Tara Altebrando

Close to famous by Joan Bauer

I am J by Cris Beam

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Red glove by Holly Black

Strings attached by Judy Blundell

Bronxwood by Coe Booth

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

Queen of hearts by Martha Brooks

Read a Book While Listening to Music

Read a book while listening to music to earn your Curtains Up badge. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to choose the perfect soundtrack for a book…

[inspire by Kassy.Miller is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Read a Tumblebook

Read a story in a new way. Tumblebooks is an online database that contains hundreds of well loved children's books told in an animated, interactive format. Many contain games, quizzes or other activities at the conclusion of the story. You can access it from your home computer or iPad or here in the library. If you are reading here in the library don't forget to bring your headphones so you'll be able to listen to the story.

25 Time Travel Movies

Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — StarringMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.

Brother Future [videodisc] by Laneuville/Morris Entertainment Inc. Production — Starring Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly. An inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.

The fountain [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures; Regency Enterprises; Epsilon Motion Pictures; New Regency Pictures; Protozoa Pictures — Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz. A time-bending tale of a man's thousand-year journey to save the woman he loves.

Frequency [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents — Starring Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel. A man discovers the ability to talk to his father...who's been dead for 30 years.

Galaxy Quest [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures presents a Mark Johnson production — Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver. The cast of a mid-70s television show must go back in time to save their lives.

Groundhog Day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Trevor Albert production; a Harold Ramis film — Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell. A weatherman is caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

Hot tub time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and United Artists present a New Crime production — Starring John Cusack, Carl C orddry. When a group of middle-aged men travel to a ski resort seeking a temporary escape from their failed, miserable lives, a drunken accident in a hot tub sends them back to 1986, where they get a chance to relive a night from the past and possibly change their futures forever.

The jacket [videodisc] by Warner Independent Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present, in association with 2929 Entertainment, a VIP Medienfonds 2/VIP Medienfonds 3/MP Pictures co-production, in association with Rising Star, a Section Eight production; a film by John Maybury — Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley. A Gulf War veteran has returned home only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is mysteriously transported to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.

Kate & Leopold [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents a Konrad Pictures production of a James Mangold film — Starring Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman. A man finds a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time so he returns to the 19th century to take pictures - then is followed back to New York by Leopold, the "Third Duke of Albany."

The lake house [videodisc] by Warner Bros. — Starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock. A former resident of an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident. When they discocer that they're living two years apart they try to unravel the mystery.

The love letter [videodisc] by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. — Starring Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh. A love letter found in a secret compartment of an antique desk magicaly seals the fate of two young people linked by destiny yet separated by more than one hundred years.

Midnight in Paris [videodisc] by Sony Pictures Classics presents; produced by Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum, Letty Aronson; written and directed by Woody Allen — Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams. While in Paris on vacation, a writer travels back in time each night at midnight and discovers what he truly wants from life.

Peggy Sue got married [videodisc] by Tri-Star Pictures and Rostar present: a Paul Gurion/Zoetrope Studios Production — Starring Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage. Peggy Sue attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.

The Philadelphia experiment [videodisc] by New World Pictures; Cinema Group; A John Carpenter Production; produced by Joel B. Michaels, Douglas Curtis; written by William Gray, Michael Janover; directed by Stewart Raffill — Starring Michael Pare, Nancy Allen. In a 1943 experiment designed to make U.S. Navy ships invisible to enemy radar, a battleship disappears, transporting two sailors to the year 1984.

Pleasantville [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production — Starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon. Two teens from the 1990's are transported back in time through their television to live the life of the 1950's sitcom "Pleasantville."

Premonition [videodisc] by Hyde Park Films; Offspring Entertainment; Brass Hat Films; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; TriStar Pictures — Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon. A housewife's life is shattered when she finds out the her husband Jim is killed in a gruesome car accident, but when she awakes the next morning, he is still alive and well.

Primer [videodisc] by Thinkfilm presents an ERBP Production of a Shane Carruth film — Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan. Two young engineers invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.

Slaughterhouse-five [videodisc] by Universal Pictures — Starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman. A man has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next.

Somewhere in time [videodisc] by Universal City Studios; a Rastar/Stephen Deutsch production — Starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour. A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him.

Source code [videodisc] by Seville Pictures; director, Duncan Jones — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michele Monaghan. When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a government experiment called Source Code, a program that enables him to cross into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

Time after time [videodisc] by Warner Bros.; Orion Pictures — Starring Malcom McDowell, David Warner. H.G. Wells - whose time-travel pursuit of Jack the Ripper delivers him to a modern-day San Francisco - discovers a society far different from the utopia he had envisioned.

Time bandits [videodisc] — Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery. A young boy is swept into a group of time traveling dwarves whohave stolen a map to holes in the space-time continuum in order to loot the past of its riches.

The time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; George Pal production ; directed by George Pal — Starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young. In 1899, a young scientist invents a time machine that takes him into the future of the 20th century and beyond.

The time traveler's wife [videodisc] by produced by Dede Gardener, Nick Wechsler; screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin; directed by Robert Schwentke — Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. A librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time without warning, tries to build a stable and strong relationship with the woman he loves.

new books

please get these books The selection by kiera Cass The hidden- 3rd book to The Hollow series vanish- 2nd book to firelight The queens Lady by eve edwards Timekeeper- 2nd book to Timeless destined by Aprilynne Pike Thank you soooooooooooo much I would really appericate it

Target Family Reading Night — Outer Space Adventure

Our last Target Family Reading Night for the school year will be Monday, June 11, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We'll have fun on an Outer Space Adventure. Registration will begin May 24 and this program is open to children four to nine years old and their caregiver. Get ready to blast off with us!

[Star-forming region NGC 3603 is by NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI) as licensed under this notice.]

Snack Tales

What happens when you combine great stories with an easy-to-make treat? You get "Snack Tales!" This program is for kids in grades K-4 with a caregiver. Join us Tuesday, June 26, from 7:00-7:45 PM to enjoy a story and make a fun, edible treat based on that story. Registration begins May 24 at 9:00 AM.

Manga Drawing Contest

Hello, Can you tell me whether you will be having the Manga Drawing Contest this year and if is there a good time for me to check back to for the contest details? Thanks, Krissy Powe

Writing workshop

Hi, I was wondering if you are going to have any writing workshops (essay writing, reading comprehension help for middle school aged kids. Thanks Syeda Mallick

Volunteer

I know there isn't any room available for volunteers at the moment, so should I just wait for an email from the library to know when to start coming to the library to volunteer? I've already turned in my form.
 

Library Card

I have a library card from Caroline Kennedy Library, am I able to checkout materials from the Canton Library with my Caroline Kennedy Library card?

Cannot Request a Book

I was trying to request The Pickle Patch Bathtub and was given an error message that there is a problem. Can you please tell me what the problem is? Thank you.

The War of 1812 Anniversary

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. It was on June 18, 1812 that the United States declared war on Great Britain, and although it is arguably one of America's least remembered wars, it was during this time that many legendary battles were fought, heroes made, and memorable events occurred. It was during this war that the British burned the White House and First Lady Dolley Madison helped to save several valuable items — such as George Washington's portrait and original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was during this war that Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry. It was during this war that the infamous Battle of New Orleans was fought, making a national hero of Andrew Jackson. It was also during this war that several crucial battles were fought in the Great Lakes Region, including the surrender of the Detroit to the British. The causes for the conflict were many, including attempts by the British to restrict U.S. trade, and the desire by Americans to expand their territory — specifically into Florida and Canada. Hostilities came to an end on December 24, 1814 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.

The burning of Washington: the British invasion of 1814 by Anthony S. Pitch

The dawn's early light by Lord, Walter, 1917-2002

1812: the war that forged a nation by Walter R. Borneman

The flag, the poet & the song: the story of the Star- Spangled Banner by Irvin Molotsky

HMS Detroit: the battle for Lake Erie by Robert Malcomson, Thomas Malcomson

Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war: America's first couple and the second war of independence by Hugh Howard

Patriotic fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans by Winston Groom

Union 1812: the Americans who fought the second war of independence by A.J. Langguth

The War of 1812 by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

The War of 1812 [videodisc] by a production of WNED-TV and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc.; in association with WETA; a film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey; written by Ken Chowder

donating books

Hi I have about 3 boxes of books I would like to donate to the library. Do you accept donated books? If so, how do I bring them to you. Andrew Paris
 

Suggestion

Dear Library Director, Public Libraries are a growing source of e-books for readers. I would appreciate it if you would add the e-book "Blood Money" to your Library System circulation. "Blood Money" is my debut novel and centers on the FBI's war on terrorism. It has five star reviews on Amazon including one from Jack (Spywriter) King. The Publisher and the novel are approved for Libraries throughout the world: Title: Blood Money (A Mark Matthews Mystery) Author: K. J. Janssen Language: English Genre: Thriller/Suspense Available at: Publisher: Untreed Reads c/o Jay Hartman (jhartman@untreedreads.com) 506 Kansas Street San Francisco, CA 94107 (510) 861-0663) or OverDrive, Amazon, Barnes & Noble Publication Date: November 2, 2011 Media Type: e-book (all formats) ISBN# 978-1611871777 Cost: $4.99 US Best regards, K. J. Janssen

Erroneous book summary — parenting book not a bible study book

Author: Cline, Foster
Title: Parenting teens with love and logic : preparing adolescents for responsible adulthood Summary: This Bible study for men tackles disappointment and unease by exploring useful spiritual principles from savvy articles, pop culture, literature, and especially God's Word.