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Reliable George

George did it by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain ; illustrated by Larry Day — Do you ever get nervous about a big job you have been asked to do? George Washington did. Americans wanted George to be the first President of the United States, and George didn't want to do it. He was nervous about this huge job and all that it entailed. But George was a humble and reliable man, and he put aside his own feelings to help his new country when they needed him. A true hero, George Washington's birthday is on February 22.

Tutoring help for 3rd grader

Hello, I was told the library has tutoring services, or at least tutors who use the library. Is that correct? If so, who are the tutors and how do I make arrangements to speak with one of them? Thanks, Janet
 

Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington Novels

Very perverse...often talking about "f...ing" women. The main character, Stone Barrington, treats women like objects. The author must have some serious issues to write about f...ing random women all the time as if this is normal/healthy male behavior. I will not be reading anymore of the Stone Barrington novels, or Stuart Woods' books for the above reasons. I encourage the Canton Public Library to remove his books from the Library, especially the Lucky Day collection.
 

Red Wings Going for the Record

Hey Hockeytown! Tuesday night, February 14, 2012, our Detroit Red Wings will be playing for not just another win against the Dallas Stars. They will be playing for a record breaking win. Currently, our Wings have tied the record at 20 home games won in a row, tomorrow they are hoping to break that record with their 21st home game win. I have tickets, do you? If not, be sure to watch the game on TV or check our awesome selection of items on the Red Wings. My fingers are already crossed, are yours?

Literary Fiction with (Mostly) Happy Endings

If you love finely drawn characters and deep dramatic works, but don't want the ending to be too very bleak, try these titles:

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ; edited by Angus Easson ; with an introduction by Sally Shuttleworth

Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber

The blood of flowers: a novel by Anita Amirrezvani

The saffron kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

What I loved: a novel by Siri Hustvedt

The thirteenth tale: a novel by Diane Setterfield

Middlemarch by George Eliot ; edited by Rosemary Ashton

The Inn at Lake Devine: a novel by Elinor Lipman

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning saved my life by Mameve Medwed

Information regarding a train accident in Wayne Co. in 1903

My grandfather, Isa Fay and three other men, John McMullen, Solstas Stsfan & John Paget died as a result of injuries suffered in a train crash involving 2 trains operated by the Detroit, Jackson & Chicago Railway Co. and the Detroit United Railway in Van Buren Township, Wayne Co. MI, sometime between Jan. - Nov. 1908. I am trying to locate information regarding the accident. Can you help me? Thank you, Mary Jean

Don Cornelius 1936-2012

Creator and host of the historic "Soul Train" TV show died February 3rd in Los Angeles. His groundbreaking show brought African-American music, fashion and dance to mainstream America for 35 years. Legendary artists such as Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and so many more were featured. "Soul Train" was to soul music what "American Bandstand" was to rock'n'roll. Don, "we wish you love, peace and soul."
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Lover Reborn
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J R Ward
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The Black Banners Ali soufan

I was just wondering if you anticipate getting this book. It was written by a former FBI agent about 911. Just came out and very popular. Thank You Eileen Green

Group discussions Beloved and Waterland

I am so glad the library had taken on the task of a public discussion of these books. I'm quite concerned that material that has been used and accepted in the school community, and is challenging for AP students, should suddenly cause so much dissension. It's my understanding one parent has complained about the use of these books. That hardly seems like a community issue. I'm concerned that the PCCS superintendent took such stringent action because of one complaint. Sorry to go on, obviously I take issue with this situation. When I was in high school, Catcher in the Rye was 'banned'! So we all went out and bought a copy. Holden Caulfield was our hero! Times have changed, but book banning is ridiculous. To suggest that young people today would be shocked or unduly influenced by what they read is ludicrous! They know everything! They are subjected to all of society by the media, social networks and the culture in general. Again, thank you for scheduling these discussions. There will be no book burning in Canton!!
 

If You Like Downton Abbey

Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, the popular PBS series Downton Abbey centers on the Crawley family, their servants and their life at their grand country home. However, the death of the Crawley heir aboard the Titanic, sets in motion a succession of changes for both the family and the servants. The second season — which began on PBS on January 8 — has moved forward to the years 1916-17 and portrays the effect that World War I has on all of their lives. This Emmy Award winning series is written by Julian Fellowes and stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, and Elizabeth McGovern. If you enjoy this period of history try some of the following titles.

Books

The American heiress: a novel by Daisy Goodwin — Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.

Below Stairs — The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Powell, Margaret — The remarkable true story of a woman who served in one of the great houses of England as a kitchen maid.

The buccaneers [Large print] by Edith Wharton — The story of five rich New York girls who travel to England in the 1870s in search of titled husbands.

A countess below stairs by Eva Ibbotson — After the Russian Revolution turns her world upside down, Anna, a young Russian countess, has no choice but to flee to England. Penniless, Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as a servant in the household of the esteemed Westerholme family.

The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West — Set in England in 1905, siblings Sebastian and Viola are tied by family duty to upper-crust society — all the while despising it.

The Englishman's daughter: a true story of love and betrayal in World War I by Ben Macintyre — In the first days of World War I four British soldiers found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front in a tiny village just a few miles from the Somme. Here, the villagers conspired to feed, clothe and protect them under the very noses of the Germans. A true story.

Fall of giants by Ken Follett — The story of five interrelated families — American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh — as they move through the World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Falling angels by Tracy Chevalier — At the dawn of the 20th century, Maude — the plain daughter of an upper-crust family, and Livia, the beautiful daughter of a working-class family — begin to forge a friendship. But as the years pass, the friends begin to grow apart as English society is pushed into a new, more liberal age.

The fox's walk by Annabel Davis-Goff — During World War I, ten-year-old Alice Moore is left in the care of her autocratic grandmother at Ballydavid, a lovely country house in County Waterford, Ireland, where she is forced to piece together her world from overheard conversations, servants' gossip, and her own keen observations.

George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm: three royal cousins and the road to World War I by Miranda Carter — The pre-World War I era is brought to life with this history of the three royal first cousins — King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia — and their growing animosities and rivalries which brought an end to dynastic rule in Europe with the beginning of World War I

Howards end by E. M. Forster — Set in Edwardian England, this is the story of three vastly dissimilar classes of people: the Schlegels (educated and independently wealthy); the Wilcoxes (nouveau riche); and Leonard Bast, an ambitious but struggling bank clerk.

Northrop Hall by Margaret Bacon — In the first decade of the 20th century, life at Northrop Hall for the Arndale family carries on much as it has done for centuries. But the storm-clouds are gathering over Europe, and with the outbreak of World War I , the world of the Arndales and their servants is turned upside down.

The perfect summer: dancing into shadow: England in 1911 by Juliet Nicolson — The story of a glorious English summer in 1911 when the world was on the verge of irrevocable change.

The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro — At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, an English butler embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career.

DVDs

Brideshead revisited. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Granada Television — The story of three decades — from the early twenties to World War II — of the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family.

The Edwardians. Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation — The lives and careers of nine prominent Edwardian figures.

Gosford Park [videodisc] — Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend are interconnected when one of the group is murdered.

The House of Eliott. Series 1, Disc 1 [videodisc] — Beatrice and Evangeline Eliott, penniless orphans, find employment and romance in the world of London fashion design during the roaring twenties.

Manor house [videodisc] — A fascinating look at the British class system of the early 1900s.

The remains of the day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord.

The shooting party [videodisc] — A group of aristocratic men and women gather for a shooting party at an estate in the English countryside and go through the elaborate rituals of an Edwardian country house party.

Upstairs, downstairs. The complete first season, Volumes 1 & 2 [videodisc] by London Weekend Television — This 1971 Masterpiece Theatre series follows the lives of both the family and the servants in the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place.

reference materials

can I access a reference book on the computer rather than come into the library. I am interested in the books listing all the businesses by type.

Logging in to patron account

I am annoyed that I have to go through a named account login page before I can get to a library-card-number (patron) login. How about a patron login link on your site's home page?

History of Homes in area

How do I find out the history of a home? I'm looking for haunted, criminal, etc. Thanks

Come Visit Turner Town

We invite you to visit the Children's Library to tour Turner Town, a Turner Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Awareness Campaign, during the month of February (Turner Syndrome Awareness Month). This collection of doll houses is an interactive self-teaching traveling exhibit that depicts the everyday challenges of a girl with Turner Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities from birth and through her later teenage years. It has already been displayed in Livonia libraries, the Plymouth District Library and the Detroit Children's Museum. We are excited to have it visit us as well! Turner Town will be on display for the month of February.

For more information please visit Turner Town's website and the Turner Syndrome Society.

Mindless Popcorn Action

Au revoir, crazy European chick by Joe Schreiber — is the type of book that's great for turning your brain off and just having a good time. It's short. It's got a great initial hook (boy mistakenly takes an assassin to prom), and it's got explosions. Lots of explosions. What more can I say? Sure, the plot is ludicrous. Sure, it's a little shallow. It's no Crime and Punishment, but hey, that's the point for some: no punishment. Just action. If you're looking for a book like a summer blockbuster, then give this a try.

Harry Morgan, 1915-2011

Acclaimed actor and Michigan native Harry Morgan passed away on Wednesday, December 7 at the age of 96. Morgan might be best known as the beloved Colonel Potter in the long-running series M*A*S*H. If you wish to honor his memory but haven't seen M*A*S*H and his other works, or even if you have, we have many on our shelves for your choosing:

Inherit the wind [videodisc] by Metro-Mayer-Goldwyn Studios, Inc

High noon [videodisc] by Republic Entertainment, Inc

Support your local sheriff [videodisc] by United Artists presents the Cherokee production

M*A*S*H. Goodbye, farewell, and amen, Disc 1 [videodisc] by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.

The Apple Dumpling Gang [videodisc] by Walt Disney Picture ; screenplay by Don Tait ; produced by Bill Anderson ; directed by Norman Tokar

Dragnet [videodisc] by Universal Studios & Applied Action

Frankie and Johnny [videodisc] by United Artists ; an Edward Small production ; directed by Frederick deCordova

The Glenn Miller story [videodisc]

Connect Your Summer

Could you please tell me where you bought the badges? Were they specially designed for you? I am the director of a small public library in PA. Thanks!

Zumba

Zumba is a fitness class that combines dance and fitness. It is all the rage nowadays. This dance mingles Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Dance routines like Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Mambo, Hip-Hop and Flamenco are used in this class. The fusion of Latin dance rhythms and moves provides an excellent group exercise experience.
So in partnership with Canton Township's 100 Days of Health and as a part of our multicultural programming, join us for a lively, fun session of Zumba on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 AM.

Mens Bathrooms Pee all over floor at Urinals every day.

Hi, I use your library to study and use the men's bathroom. I can't remember a time where the floor underneath the men's urinals has been free of urine. My feet actually stick to the floor each time after using them. This happens in the majority of times I have used the bathroom. Do you actually clean the bathroom floor daily? Do the little kids pee on the floor? I cannot understand this.. I have used bathrooms in public places before, but never have seen it this bad on a reoccuring basis.