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A new series from the author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians

May 4th is the release date for the first book in The Kane Chronicles, a new fiction series for kids by Rick Riordan. The first book is called The Red Pyramid, and the series is going to relate to the ancient Egyptian gods. It sounds like it's going to be full of adventure and suspense, just like Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

The Authors of Project Runway

Project Runway is known for contestants bringing their ingenuity and skill to each challenge if they want to show their collection at Bryant Park during Fashion Week in New York. But designing fashionable clothes isn't the only trick in their bag. Season 4 Winner Christian Siriano, many moments wrapped into a style guide, Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self and Season 3 Finalist and mother of 6 Laura Bennett has written about her stylish perspective on motherhood, Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? Both follow Tim Gunn's successful footsteps as authors, Tim Gunn: a Guide to Quality, Taste & Style.

Unclaimed Property blog post

Thank you for posting Michigan's Unclaimed Property Division on your Web. My family benefitted by it in the amount of $1800! I had never heard of this before and the money will really come in handy!

Loud kids

Can you please enforce the library "quiet zones"? There's an increase of kids here, and they seem to think it's okay to congregate and be loud and obnoxious while some of us are studying and working. Thanks!

2010 Green Street Fair

The Third Annual Green Street Fair will return to the streets of Downtown Plymouth from April 30 to May 2. To promote global interest and personal well-being, the Green Street Fair "blends companies, artisans, entertainers, workshops and speakers together in a friendly and family-oriented outdoor environment." Admission is free.
Event Hours
Friday, April 30Noon-7:00PM
Saturday, May 110:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, May 210:00AM-5:00PM

Lucky Day searching

Please add a "Lucky Day" book/DVD search I can do at home that shows the titles only 1 time. Thanks.

Is Anyone Interested in Starting a Writing Group?


I am an aspiring writer with the worst procrastination habit (not very difficult when you have neither publisher nor deadline.)

Recently, someone suggested that joining a writing group might help me to become more productive as well as give me access to constructive criticism and encouragement. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find one in the area.

Would anyone be interested in starting a Christian/clean-fiction writing group?


small appliance repair?

I have a vintage KitchenAid stand mixer that is in need of a new electrical cord. Can anyone recommend a good place locally that could do that? Thanks!

How does our Earth day event get posted?

We are having a solar open house celebrating our 25th year in the solar energy business on Sat. April 24th 10am - 4pm. We are going to have cake, balloons, free door prises and a special prise for our customers of 25 years. We are right down the road from you here in Canton. How do we get our earth day event posted on your site?

candy apple books

u guys should have more of the new "candy apple" books there are 3 *see you soon, samantha *miss you, mina and *wish you were here, liza

The Beauty of the Tongue - Learning a 2nd Language

Hello, I would love for my kids and I to learn Manadarin. Is it possible that Canton could consider offering some type of secondary language clases? I would think that with Canton's rich diversity, they could find a volunteer tutor. Or A registration fee would cover the cost of the instructor. I am very interested and think that the addition of such a program would be beneficial for both the library and the patrons. Another idea would be to add a "classified" link to the library's website. Any post would first have to be approved by the library. This way someone like myself could post the following: Mandarin instructor wanted for family to learn 2nd language. Please email me if interested. I think the Canton library is already awesome and a great place to visit, but this would make it even more popular for perhaps. Please kindly take my suggestions into consideration. I look forward to your repsonse. Adrienne

Very much dislike

I very much dislike the Cantonwiki idea. It is not correct that all the business in were moved to this wiki because my business and other listings I had are not there. I don't know how to contribute to this wiki, it's too complicated. There are many online applications way more friendly than this where any user can log in and add stuff through their account and remove as they wish. I have been one hour trying to figure out how to add my business and I leave the site full of frustration and lack of information about Canton. Can't you find a better application to use?

Copy Center

The Copy Center Area is great for customers. The staff are helpful and wonderful. It makes life easier and the Canton Library special (envy of others). Please do not get rid of it. Keep the same, as it is now.

doll clothes donations

Hi, I am writing to you from a company located in Pennsylvania. We sell doll clothes and accessories for 18 inch dolls (such as the American Girl Doll) A woman from Canton, Michigan contacted us via our facebook page (My Doll's Life) asking if we have a place to donate doll clothes to. Unfortunately, we don't. I was not sure who to contact for her locally in Canton, and your page was the first one that came up on my search. If you have any suggestions or places she can donate please contact me. Thank you very much. Julie

Hack Your Living Space

Image courtesy of Flickr user CosmoComet
With a little ingenuity, some quality tools, and the right raw materials, you can create a noteworthy living/work space from scratch. Yes, you!

It seems like every blog out there has featured posts lately about making and/or hacking furniture and decorations. Here are some of the best: The library also has some great materials on furniture-making, if you're ready to dive right in:

Woodworking 101 for women : how to speak the language, buy the tools, & build fabulous furniture from start to finish by Marilyn MacEwen

Furniture you can build : projects that hone your skills by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

Build your own home office furniture by Danny Proulx

Creative storage solutions for your home by Rick Williams

Shop-tested outdoor furniture you can make [from the editors of Wood magazine]

Building real furniture for everyday life by Chris Gleason

Shop-tested small furniture you can make [from the editors of Wood magazine]

Request for suggested readings

I have a 6-year-old boy who loves to read. He's read Freddie Fernortner, Junie B. Jones, some Magic Treehouse and A to Z adventures. I'm not very familiar with good reading series for boys and would like to know if you can recommend a few for him to try. Thank you!!

Butterflies are Blooming

Spring has arrived and so have the butterflies! Visit the Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at the Tropical Conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids through April 30th. You can also check out the butterflies in our collection at the library.

Tutoring at Canton Library

My daughter loves the tutors that come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays for math. My daughter received an A+ on her math quiz. She also enjoys talking with them. Thanks so much!

Other comment

Just want to say Thanks for the notification--good idea and I dropped off the 2 books this AM-thanks again!


CD Player

I've requested before that the library have a CD player available so people can sample the books on CD's without having to check them out. If people brought their own headphones, it should be no problem. Or maybe we could play a disk on a computer, using our own headphones. Thank you.