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Canton Township to Honor Humane Society of Huron Valley in Celebration of National Shelter Appreciation Week

Humane Society of Huron Valley Logo
IT'S TONIGHT!! Canton Township will be recognizing the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) in conjunction with a proclamation to celebrate “National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week”, November 1-7, 2009. HSHV will be given the award on Tuesday, October 27th during the regularly scheduled township meeting at 7:00 pm. Guests and HSHV supporters are welcome to attend.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sponsors National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week each year. This popular event seeks to recognize the indispensable role that animal shelters play in maintaining the safety and health of a community for all its residents. National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is officially recognized the first full week of November each year, starting on the first Sunday of the month.

“We are honored that Canton is celebrating this event and HSHV in particular,” said Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHV Executive Director. “Animal shelters serve their communities in many ways, perhaps most importantly: animal shelters provide a tangible example of humane ethics and compassion for all living creatures. Canton Township is filled with many wonderful animal lovers and we are glad to be their community animal shelter where homeless, lost and abused animals are taken.”

To support HSHV, your local animal shelter, there are many things you can do:
* Offer a donation of needed food (visit to see our Wish List)
Drop Stations available Nov. 1-7 at these locations:
• Pet Supplies Plus - 43665 Ford Rd, Canton
• The Summit – 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
* Spread the word about the importance of responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering
* Volunteer your time (new volunteer orientations will begin in December 2009)
* Report animal cruelty and neglect
* Adopt your next pet from HSHV; we have plenty of animals just waiting for a home like yours

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving all of Washtenaw County, Canton and Plymouth, and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community. For more information, call (734) 662-5585 or visit


Where Are You On The Web?

I'm curious where folks in Canton spend time on the web. I frequent the usuals like facebook, twitter, gmail, google reader, and the like, but also spend a lot of time on reddit. What sites do you use?

A + Tutoring

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K. Smith - Certified and Highly Qualified
ONE on ONE tutoring. Certified and Student Focused. English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Psychology.

Into Board Games? Join Us Sat. Sept. 19

Teen / Adult Open Board Gaming this Saturday, Sept. 19, 1:00-4:00pm.
We’ve got the hottest games like Carcassonne, Settlers, Ticket to Ride… plus a ton more you probably haven’t heard of but should. Also, in honor of 'Talk Like a Pirate Day', we're breaking out the pirate themed games to add to the mix. Drop by for a good time with a few new folks.

Hosting An At-Home Children's Birthday Party

Got the birthday party blues? Want to host a wonderful birthday party for your youngster but can’t afford the trendy birthday venues? Then throw a great children’s party at home. It’s easy and fun with some great craft and food ideas from some books at the CPL. I would recommend the easy to follow craft books, The Crafty Diva’s D.I. Y. Stylebook, and make it!. Both are loaded with information and ideas for simple crafts that are appropriate for kids aged 5 to 18. As an added bonus, all the crafts contained within make it! are eco-friendly because they are made from items you would normally recycle or throw away. Not only do you save money by having your party at home, but you can help the environment and your budget by creating terrific crafts from materials you already have around your home. And don’t forget the party food. You will find easy recipes for great snacks that look amazing and are easy to make with the book, Fairy Cooking. These recipes are simple, fun and pleasing to the eye. So go ahead, don’t be afraid, take the plunge and check out these books and host a wonderful birthday party at home that your kids will long remember.

Coming Soon to a Theater by You!

Three movies based on your favorite Children's books!
First up is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on September 18th. The picture book speculates what life would be like in a town where all food came from the sky. October 16th is the release of the long anticipated Where The Wild Things Are, based on the Caldecott Award-winning picture book by Maurice Sendak. Finally, Fantastic Mr. Fox arrives on November 13th. Based on the short novel by Roald Dahl, this stop-motion film includes the voice talents of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray. Check out one of the books today, so you'll be familiar with the stories when they hit the big screen later this year!

Labor Day Walk

wmnenvap.jpg Staying in Canton during Labor Day weekend? Enjoy a walk along the Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail. The walk is Monday, September 7th from 5-7pm and Trail Bingo will be provided by the Canton Leisure Services Staff. Having just recently taken a bike ride on the trail, I can tell you first hand that it is a beautiful piece of Canton that everyone should go out and enjoy.

Reading Rainbow

Reading RainbowReading Rainbow has been a staple on many PBS stations for decades, but as of today, that contract expires and it will no longer be aired.
But don't fret! You can still check out DVDs of past Reading Rainbow episodes here at CPL.

New Tamil Books

Almost two dozen Tamil books are being put on the shelf this afternoon. Fiction titles include: Eṉṉuyirāy nīyirukka- by Ār. Makēsvari and Oṟṟaiyaṭip pātai by Kaṇṇaṉ Kiruṣṇaṉ. Nonfiction titles include: Kāṣmīr by Cantiraṉ and Jōtiṭam piṟanta katai by Vē. Laṭcumaṇaṉ. And there will be more coming soon!

Manga Drawing Contest '09 Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Manga Drawing Contest! We had an impressive 68 entries this year. Because we got so many we decided to divide it into three catagories: 5-6 grade, 7-9 grade, and 10-12 grade. We have included a few 'honorable mentions' the judges gave out, even though they do not win a prize, but if truth be told many more deserve 'honorable mention'; the drawings were amazing this year and judging was really tough. Later this week we will post a proper gallery with all participants' entries for people to see. Without futher ado, the winners are:

5-6 Grade:
1st Place - Jimmy Xue

2nd Place - Alice Wu

3rd Place - Freyja Hofler

Honorable Mention (no prize) - Rosa Chen

7-9 Grade:
1st Place - Rachel Xiang

2nd Place - Kevin Lee

3rd Place -  Helen Zhou

Honorable Mention (no prize) - Franky Hang

10-12 Grade:
1st Place - Melissa Wang

2nd Place - Rujia Zha

3rd Place - Laura Lou

Honorable Mention (no prize) - Shirley Wu

Honorable Mention (no prize) - Lulu Tang

1st Place Jimmy Xue Gr6 -Chibi Monster.jpg2.24 MB
2nd Place Alice Yuanrong Wu Gr5 -The Undersea Goddess .jpg2.19 MB
3rd Place Freyja Hofler Gr6 -Green Witch.jpg3.06 MB
Honorable Mention Rosa Chen Gr6 -Aqua-marine.jpg2.94 MB
1st Place Rachel Xiang Gr9 -Song of the Cherry Blossoms.jpg2.4 MB
2nd_Place_Kevin_Lee_Gr8_-The_Kevin_Chibi.jpg2.17 MB
3rd_Place_Helen_Zhou_Gr9_-A_Light_in_the_Darkness.jpg4.44 MB
Honorable_Mention_Franky_Hang_Gr9_-Heroic_Knight.jpg4.1 MB
1st_Place_Melissa_Wang_Gr10_-Banquet_of_Aquarius.jpg2.1 MB
2nd_Place_Rujia_Zha_Gr10_-Sweet_Dreams.jpg2.22 MB
3rd_Place_Laura_Luo_Gr10_-Moonlit_Reflection.jpg4.38 MB
Honorable_Mention_Shirley_Wu_Gr10_-An_Armful_of_Love_and_Lilies.jpg3 MB
Honorable_Mention_Lulu_Tang_Gr11-Down_the_Rabbit_Hole.jpg5.89 MB

Happy Birthday, Ann M. Martin!

Ann M. Martin, one of my all-time favorite authors, is celebrating her 54th birthday today. Stop by the CPL to check out one of her many awesome books. From the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, to the Main Street series, there's plenty to keep you busy. For further information on Ann, you can even check out her website. Happy reading!

Wish your Wii could do more?

Well, it looks like it soon will. Netflix may soon be available streaming on your Wii on it's own "Wii channel". Just think, no more having to send back your movies after you are done, or wait for your next title to arrive. Check out this article for more information. Would you be interested in this feature?

Suspense, Drama and Fantasy

Looking for suspenseful books like the Da Vinci Code? Do you also like the drama and fantasy in Twilight or the Harry Potter series--and think they are great books for adults as well? Here's a list of Adult and Young Adult titles for you to try. Most of them are nice, long reads because once you find a good book, you don't want it to end too soon! Also take a look at our Teen Librarian's suggestions.

Lose It? Maybe We Found It

Think that bookmark with little Damien's picture on it was returned in a library book? Left your Spiderman umbrella behind on a rainy day last week? Call or stop in and ask us to check our Lost & Found box for personal items you may have left here at the library. We hold them for approximately nine business days

Adult Reference Desk Becomes Art Gallery!

As part of our Adult Summer Reading program, "Master the Art of Reading," participants can color the Mona Lisa painting in their own special way and turn it in for a chance to win an 8GB iPod Nano. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to see all the amazing work.  Feeling inspired?  Well there is still plenty of time for you to show off your creativity as well - you have until 9pm, August 12th to submit your entry!

New Vietnamese Books

New titles in Vietnamese are coming in to the library. Out on the shelf today are two books by the ever popular Quynh Dao: n b̀ơ quạnh hiu and Ch´ơp b̂̉e mưa ngûòn. And more titles are on the way!

Arianna Kurili...all about me

I am 13 years old and about to enter my freshman year of highschool. I am excited yet nervous. I have always enjoyed writing but usually only when given a topic or genre. I come from an Albanian backgroung so I am bilingual.

Watch BANDAI shows online legally and for free!

Hey, everybody! I just wanted to let everybody know that BANDAI has an account on youtube and anybody can watch some of their series online for free! I'm pretty sure it's legal since the whole thing looks really legit and the videos are all each one whole episode long.

Here are the series you can watch:

Kurokami - English Audio
Code Geass (the first series) - English Audio
Code Geass (the first series) - Japanese Audio // English Subs
Gundam 00 - English Audio
Gundam 00 - Japanese Audio // English Subs
+ a short series called Oku no Death-Michi

Pretty awesome, huh?

Here's the link to the page:


Performances coming to Michigan

Hello, I am interested in getting in contact with someone from your Youth Services Dept. I am the Artistic Director of Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. in Chicago. We will be performing at several places in Michigan, between November 9-13th (+Southfield Public Library on Wed. November 10th 7pm). We would love to perform at your library, as well, and introduce your community to the arts in a fun and interactive way. Please check out our website at to learn more about our multicultural and environmental programs for children ages 4-12 years. Also, please feel free to contact me directly to design the best program to meet your needs. Thank you so much, Sincerely, Andrea Salloum Artistic Director Kidworks Touring Theatre Co. (773) 972-7112 /

If you could be a character from a book who would you choose to be?

Bella Swan from Twilight
28% (126 votes)
Kakashi from Naruto
10% (44 votes)
Harry from Harry Potter
30% (133 votes)
Eragon from Eragon
4% (20 votes)
Tohru from Fruits Basket
11% (49 votes)
Katniss from The Hunger Games
17% (78 votes)
Total votes: 450