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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


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


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?

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?