February 26, 2017 at CPL

On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed before a crowd of people at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York. Fifty-two years after his death, Malcolm X remains a highly controversial figure who was both loved and feared by many for his views. Check out some of the biographies below to learn more about him.

A biography of the powerful leader in the struggle for blacks to acieve equality.

A biography of one of the Civil Rights' most prominent and controversial leaders.

Malcolm X by Renee Graves

A biography of Malcolm X, focusing on the incidents that led to his belief that blacks should be willing to use any tactics necessary to secure their freedom and equality.

 "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees."

-Amelia Earhart

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

If you plant a seed by Kadir Nelson

While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

Each kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

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2017 Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. Welcome to the 2017 Canton Book Project.

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books.

Applications are now being accepted from those interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

Interested parties must have a valid library card on file and complete the online application below.  Applicants must identify their book of choice and explain in no more than 500 words:

  • Reasons for selecting the chosen title
  • Why they should be the one to give it out – Tell us how and why you want to spread your passion for this particular book.
  • Intended audience for their book of choice.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:

  • Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 11, 2017
  • Give out all of your books by May 15, 2017
  • Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books
  • Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program

Please fill out the application below, which is due by 9:00 PM on March 15.

Selected book givers will be announced March 31, 2017.