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Congratulations to the Worst Opening Sentence Winners!

The results have been tabulated and the winners in the National Library Week's Worst Opening Sentences Contest are:

First Place

"It had taken me 10 months of the most grueling investigating that I have ever done in my career, but I finally solved what may be the most difficult mystery of my life: Why she always brushed her tongue until the toothbrush made her gag."

Second Place

"Several ladies had decided to hold a rap fest at their dorm, sort of an old-fashioned ho' down."

Third Place

"When the smoke cleared, there sat the magical orange gerbil, and his toothpick army."

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of National Library Week with the Canton Public Library.

Crunch Time

I see that there are now 3 new books of "Crunch Time" by Diane Mott Davidson, but that they are all for Lucky Day even though we were allowed to place this book on hold. There are 17 holds on it. Will the library be getting additional books in or will there be no books going out for general lending? Thank you.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
If you look at this picture of me, you can see I'm not at CPL! The CTTS Staff and I went on a little field trip yesterday. We visited the Novi Public Library! The Novi Library built a brand new building last year and we went to look around. It's a pretty cool place. They even have a race car in the Children's Department called the Novi Special! And there are beautiful tiles to look at too. One even has a dinosaur bone in it. And just like at CPL, there a lots of fun computers to play on and interesting books to check out.
Did you know that Canton Public Library has "reciprocal borrowing privileges" with Novi Library? Those big words mean that CPL is friends with Novi Library, and that your Canton Public Library card works all the way over there! I think that's the coolest thing I learned on my tour. You should go "check out" the Novi Library (just a little library humor there!) but don't forget to come visit me too!
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

computer skills

Why can't tweens and over join this? I really want to do the MS word 1 and MS word 2. please let me register for it.

Canton Library home page link to catalog search page

I'm only an occasional user of the Library website and then usually only of the catalog search page. I can't remember how I get there each time, so I usually start by entering an author or title in the home page search field then clicking the magnifying glass icon, which takes me to the actual search page. Then after the first search, I don't know how to get back to the search page, because I look at the links menu on the left side and no link is for the catalog. It is only after a period of several minutes scanning all the links on the entire page that I discover that the "Catalog" link at the left in the bold line at the top of the page takes me there. Possibly many people catch that right away, but it would help me greatly if the menu on the left side of the page would also list the catalog. Hope this feedback is helpful to you.

Our Nation's Symbol — The Bald Eagle

A friend's introduction to the live Eagle Cam at Norfolk Botanical Gardens is fascinating and quite an educational experience for all ages. This eagle couple has three chicks, or are they fledglings? Find the answer to this and the myriad questions you will have after viewing these majestic eagles. Check out this book on our nation's symbol Eagles and for adults, Eagles: Masters of the Sky.

Cyberparenting Forum

Wednesday, March 30
7:00-8:30PM in the Community Room


Join in the discussion and learn from our panel as we talk about cyberparenting, bullying and protecting our kids online. Panelists include P-CEP teens, Erin MacGregor, Plymouth High School’s associate principal; Will Burgess, a GrowthWorks counselor; Sara Boritzki, Canton Township Police Department’s school resource officer; and Ellen Pare, Canton Library’s adult services librarian. The discussion will be moderated by Laurie Golden, CPL marketing and communications manager, and Frank Ruggirello Jr., Plymouth-Canton Community Schools spokesman.

Emailed News letter?

I wanted to thank everyone for providing such a wonderful library. I enjoy the selections and the ease of use of the website. One thing I was thinking about, I know the regular mailings we get on Library events cost money and that is why they have scaled back. If it is a cost thing, I really don't need that info in the mail and would love to just have it emailed to me and I'm sure there are many others like me. I'm sure there are still some people in the area that need the info on paper but would it be cost effective to give residence the option of "opting out" of mailed updates in favor of emailed ones?
 

Dogs

Reading to a friendly dog has become a popular program here at CPL. But you don't have to save your dog reading for that program alone. I bet your own dog would love for you to read to them, especially a book about dogs. The kids department has lots of fiction and non-fiction books on dogs. To keep it short and simple, check out some fun poems in It's About Dogs, Little Dogs Poems, or I Didn't Do it, which offers a irresistible glimpse into your puppy's mind.

list of (new) New York Times best sellers in the library

hi there! How can I find a list of the latest New York Times best selling books in the library that are new??

Local talent

I've been thinking and I believe it would be a good idea for the library to have some sort of program to help local talented writers show off their work. Also to help them spread the word of what they are doing. I think such a program could be beneficial to the whole community.

hold books 2

cutting stone by Abraham Verchese
barbara striesand- Design

Volunteering

I'm interested in volunteering.
 

Question about one of your events coming up...

I saw this on your homepage... Islam Awareness Week — Muslim Women in Canton Living As Muslim Women In Canton will feature the daily lives of several professional women, including business owners, doctors, engineers, students, scholars, mothers and more. Join us on March 24 at 7:00PM in the Community Room to hear the accomplishments and challenges of being Muslim in Canton. This program is presented by members of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in celebration of Islam Awareness Week. Do you plan to have a CHRISTIAN women in Canton event, and the same as you mention above with the Muslim women? Just wondering. Gayle Bortz

ACT Practice Test With Sylvan Learning Center

April 9th at 10:00AM (to 1:15PM) the staff from Sylvan Learning Center will administer and grade a practice ACT test here at the Library. Registration begins March 26th.

computer class schedule for march and april

Hello! Could someone from the library please e-mail me a copy of the computer class schedule for march and april. I need to start at the beginning and work forward to become more proficient. Thank You very much,

Typo in listing for 'Dear John'

Actress is listed as 'Amanda Seyfriend'... should be Seyfried. See https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1505262~S10
 

March is Reading Month Fun!

March is National Reading Month. This annual celebration is designed to encourage reading as a fun activity for the whole family. Various community organizations are helping us promote reading in fun ways. On March 4, the Plymouth Canton Preschool staff presented a storytime in honor of Dr. Seuss. Later in the month, Community Finanacial and the Kiwanis Club of Canton will be at the library to share their love of reading. Come on in to help get your children started on a lifetime of reading!

Program Registration Email Confirmations

If you have registered for a program in last couple of days, you may have noticed that you did not get an email confirmation. This does not mean that your registration did not go through. We are experiencing problems with our email confirmations, but are working to fix the problem. You can confirm your registration by checking My Account. We apologize for the inconvenience.