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
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
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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