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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


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 ( 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.


I am looking for an obit that may be in the Canton Observer, from October 2009. Do you have older newspapers at the library? Or could you suggest where I might be able to locate the paper or archived version?

E-book borrowing

If I purchase the non-resident card, will I be able to borrow e-books or does it only allow me to borrow books from the library?

books on CD

How can i find a list of books that you offer on CD?

Why blame the monkey?


Reading Assistance Dogs Program

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first serve basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: Tuesday, May 29, 6:25-8:25 PM

Uncommon Service

One of the librarians is helping a very senior citizen. She even offered her some water! #UncommonKindness at my library. :) (I don't have the name of the librarian, working the reference desk today, Thursday, 4/5/2012, 1:15pm.)

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007.
Date: Friday, May 18th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM in the Internet Lab
Online registration now open. Attendees should already be familiar with keyboard and mouse.

hold shelf

If you put something on hold, how long can will the library hold the items for you?

2011 Annual Report

Canton Public Library Connects Your Community.

For CPL, 2011 was all about people. A great library is a reflection of a great community, and it all boils down to people: hardworking staff, dedicated volunteers, loyal supporters, and a community that values and uses their library. Use of the library in 2011 was heavy, with a whopping 565,046 people coming through our doors. We remain the busiest single-location public library in the state of Michigan, with employees who demonstrate time and time again their commitment to serving our residents with excellence.

These 565,046 visitors checked out materials, gathered with colleagues, made new friends, used our computers, and were assisted by our highly-trained, expert staff. Our 2011 Annual Report provides highlights of our fantastic year with an emphasis on how people used the library, and how our staff made that possible through creative management of our resources and responding to the feedback we got from you, the users. We hope you enjoy this report on your library and we look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our community.


Eva Davis, Director


is there another dvd disc #3 to Judge John Deed Season 5. IMDB shows there were 6 episodes I've taken disc's 1 &2 out which have the first 4 episodes on them but can't see that there is a disc #3 in the system thanks

Amazing Race

Dear Sir/Madam: This is my first year as a librarian, and I will be teaching an 8th grade introduction to the library class this May. I am interested in doing an Amazing Race style game with them and saw that you had done one in the past. I would appreciate any specifics you would be willing to share with me. Thank you! Jodi Schrick Central Lyon High School Rock Rapids, IA


Hello, does the library have any typewriters for public use?

The Hunger Games Book VS Movie

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — has lots of buzz right now. This article from compares the movie and the book and points out both the good and bad. How do you think the movie stacks up? Was it a hit or a miss?