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Kneadlessly Simple

Fresh, delicious, homemade bread that is easy to make. Sounds too good to be true, but that's the claim for Kneadlessly Simple, a book on order at CPL. I'm eagerly awaiting my chance at the copy, and as soon as I've tried out a recipe or two, I'll report back and let you know if the recipes really work as promised.

Check Out Some Suspense!

One of my favorite types of books are suspense novels that quickly draw you in and keep you guessing until the very end. I always lose sleep whenever Nicci French comes out with a new book because I just can't seem to stop turning those pages! Check out her newest offering, Until It's Over.

Go Green for Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.

Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.

Green housekeeping: in which the nontoxic avenger shows you how to improve your health and that of your family while you save time, money, and, perhaps your sanity by written and illustrated by Ellen Sandbeck — Create a more green friendly home using vinegar and water as a glass cleaner.

Book & Author Luncheon

The Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi Libraries present the 23rd annual Book & Author Luncheon featuring guest author and speaker Paula Tutman, WDIV reporter.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fox Hills Country Club in Plymouth Twp.
Lunch included.  Seating at 11:30 with lunch at 12 noon.
Tutman is the author of Deadline, a thriller loosely based on her true life experience as a police reporter.
Tickets available at library reception desk for $25 from April 1 to May 4.

Dog Training Resources at Your Library


The recent release of the Marley and Me DVD got me thinking...
If you plan on getting a new dog or already have a pooch that could improve his doggie manners, check our dog training section here at the library.  From puppy training to teaching an old dog new tricks we've got a wide selection of books and DVDs to help you better understand and train your dog.
 Many animal shelters like the Humane Society of Huron Valley and the Michigan Humane Society also offer free animal behavior assistance . 

Just for fun, please feel free to post a comment and share one of your most "embarassing" moment with your dog. 
 

Food in your back and front yard

Ever heard of the Food Not Lawns movement? If you have and are planning to get an early start on growing your own foods this spring, we have goodies for you. Brussel sprouts, cabbage, marjoram, potatoes, parsley...what seeds should you plant in March? To find out, check out Martha's Spring Gardening  and Rebecca's Garden, volume 3, Spring Gardening, both on DVD.

Vampires and Popcorn

While you're waiting for your Twilight movie to come in, check out House of Night; book number 5 just came out! I just heard it's been optioned for a movie too. Check it out. Looks like the future may be full of vampire flicks!

Langston Hughes

One of my favorite poets is Langston Hughes. I love the way his words weave pictures of Jazz, big cities, and the roaring 20s. Check out some of our great biographies on this fascinating man and then after that, be sure to spend leisurely hours reading his poetry for a chance to slip into the sultry sounds of the poetic words of the Jazz Age!

Crazy Sweet Books of Awesomeness

Thanks to Socstar901 for this latest Fave Five!

Marked by P.C. Cast
It is about vampires... and I LOVE vampires and romances! This book has both!

Betrayed by P.C. Cast
Next after Marked! HAS VAMPS (vampires)!! LOVE vampires.

Chosen by P.C. Cast
After Betrayed! HAS ROMANCE! LOVE VAMPS!

Untamed by P.C. Cast
After Chosen! LOVE vamps and romance!

Hunted by P.C. Cast
After Untamed! Lots of action and VAMPS and ROMANCE!

Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Coming Soon

Have you done all you can with Animal Crossing: City Folk?  Are you looking for a new world to control?  Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility has so much to offer!  You can farm your land and tend to your crops, marry and raise a family, work part-time jobs, and save the island town where you live all from the comfort of your couch!

Fish News - It's Here, It's Here!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

Our new home is finally here!  I can see it!!
I'm so excited to move, I might just dry my pants!

What do you think of my new house?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo
P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

My Favorite Veggie Cookbook

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone coverVegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the first book I would recommend to anyone maintaining, or even interested in, vegetarianism. Deborah Madison includes 1,400 recipes, making it the kind of all-encompassing book which becomes an immediate kitchen staple. At least it is in my kitchen--I've never had a failed recipe from this book.

Updates to cantonpl.org

When we launched the new cantonpl.org last month, I encouraged you to explore and send us your feedback. While we conducted user research and testing of the new website prior to launch, we knew that this would be an ongoing process. You'll find starting today that we've incorporated your feedback, improving the left-hand navigation menus and access to your Patron Record and My Account. Please continue to explore the new cantonpl.org and let us know what you think!

Eva Davis
Eva M. Davis, Director

Are You Smarter Than a 3rd Grader?

test tubeTry this quiz from About.com which is based on science standards for the third grade (and yes I got one wrong). Like me, you may then decide to brush up on some of your science basics with resources from CPL like, "The New Everyday Science Explained" by Curt Suplee.

Today at CPL - March 20, 2009

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Today at CPL - March 13, 2009

Paczki Day!

As a Catholic kid growing up in Detroit, Paczki Day was always a very big deal at my school. The entire day was dedicated to fun, games and food, especially the yummy — and extremely fattening — Paczki which were provided for the students. Traditionally celebrated in the United States on Shrove Tuesday (i.e. the day before Ash Wednesday), to Americans of Polish descent - or any anyone who grew up in Metro Detroit — Paczki Day means eating paczki — those scrumptious jelly-filled, deep-fried donuts. Although you can buy paczki in many places in the area, the best place to get the real thing is in a traditional Polish bakery such as the ones that can be found in Hamtramck. Mmmm .... good!

Quick, Easy and Semi-Homemade

What’s for dinner tonight? Why not try one of Sandra Lee’s Semi-homemade recipes.  With her unique approach of 70% prepared foods and 30% fresh ingredients her recipes are sure to please everyone’s appetite.  Check out Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade 20 minute meals today.

Wayne County Foreclosure Prevention Program

In 2009 it is expected that as many as 75,000 homes will go into mortgage foreclosure in Wayne County alone.  To address this crisis, Wayne County has created the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program.  In this program, residents who are at risk of mortgage foreclosure will gain viable options through a process of foreclosure education, process awareness and intervention.

Animanga Club Feb. 18

Come join us 6:30 - 8:45pm for Ouran High School Host Club. Plus, as always, there will be lots of pocky (!) as well as our traditional 'mystery' anime showing. What is it this month? Sorry, no hints allowed (we're cruel that way...).
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