Canton Public Library - Canton, MI http://www.cantonpl.org/ en-US Say Nice Things About Detroit! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/say-nice-things-about-detroit Detroit turns 313 this year! The city was founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1049334">Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac.</a> Originally named <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1265885">Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit</a>, its name was shortened by the British after they had gained control of the settlement during the French and Indian War. The city is known throughout the world as both an automotive center and the birthplace of some of the world's best known musical talent. Several nicknames have been attached to Detroit throughout its long history: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1066492">Motown</a>, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1466052">Hockeytown</a>, the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1265291">Motor City</a>, the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1458973">City of Champions</a>, and the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1432824">Arsenal of Democracy</a> all reflect the city's acheivements. Although the city has undergone some <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1556615">tough times</a> in recent years, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1225081">Detroit</a> can be proud of its contributions to both the country - and the world. For a taste of the city's history, as well as a picture of its present, check out some of the titles below:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1212191"><span class="jacket"></span>Before Motown: a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60</a> by Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1320310"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1320310.jpg" /></span>The birth of the Detroit sound: 1940-1964</a> by Marilyn Bond and S.R. Boland</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1511787"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1511787.jpg" /></span>Boneyards: Detroit under ground</a> by Richard Bak</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1246646"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1246646.jpg" /></span>Celebrating 300 years of Detroit cooking, 1701 to 2001</a> by Marguerite J. Humes, editor ; with Shirley Hartert and Rennie Hughes</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1087578"><span class="jacket"></span>Cobb would have caught it: the golden age of baseball in Detroit</a> by Richard Bak</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543974"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543974.jpg" /></span>Detroit: a biography</a> by Scott Martelle</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1199379"><span class="jacket"></span>The Detroit almanac: 300 years of life in the Motor City</a> by Detroit Free Press ; edited by Peter Gavrilovich and Bill McGraw</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1256407"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1256407.jpg" /></span>The Detroit Athletic Club, 1887-2001</a> by Kenneth H. Voyles and John A. Bluth</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558217"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558217.jpg" /></span>Detroit, 138 square miles</a> by Julia Reyes Taubman ; foreword by Elmore Leonard</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1516204"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1516204.jpg" /></span>Detroit: ragtime and the jazz age</a> by Jon Milan</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532060"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532060.jpg" /></span>Detroitland: a collection of movers, shakers, lost souls, and history makers from Detroit's past</a> by Richard Bak</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1282481"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282481.jpg" /></span>Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem</a> by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1403020"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1403020.jpg" /></span>Detroit's downtown movie palaces</a> by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1516206"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1516206.jpg" /></span>Detroit's historic drinking establishments</a> by Victoria Jennings Ross</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1403022"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1403022.jpg" /></span>Detroit's Masonic Temple</a> by Alex Lundberg and Greg Kowalski</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540874"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540874.jpg" /></span>Detroit's Mexicantown</a> by Maria Elena Rodriguez</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1417346"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1417346.jpg" /></span>Detroit's Polonia</a> by Cecile Wendt Jensen</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1173984"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1173984.jpg" /></span>Diego Rivera: the Detroit industry murals</a> by Linda Bank Downs</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1560706"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1560706.jpg" /></span>Forgotten landmarks of Detroit</a> by Dan Austin</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532605"><span class="jacket"></span>Great drives. Woodward Avenue [videodisc]</a></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1347977"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1347977.jpg" /></span>Grit, noise, and revolution: the birth of Detroit rock 'n' roll</a> by David A. Carson</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1462554"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1462554.jpg" /></span>The Guardian Building: cathedral of finance</a> by James W. Tottis</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1342842"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1342842.jpg" /></span>Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store</a> by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1553592"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1553592.jpg" /></span>Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008</a> by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514897"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1514897.jpg" /></span>Lost Detroit: stories behind the Motor City's majestic ruins</a> by Dan Austin ; photography by Sean Doerr</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1510985"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1510985.jpg" /></span>A Motor City year</a> by John Sobczak ; with a foreword by Jeff Daniels</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1403030"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1403030.jpg" /></span>Sanders confectionery</a> by Greg Tasker</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561124"><span class="jacket"></span>Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc]</a> by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1516201"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1516201.jpg" /></span>Woodward Avenue: cruising the legendary strip</a> by Robert Genat</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/say-nice-things-about-detroit#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Connect Your Summer My Mitten: Super Bookworm Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:56:00 +0000 SuzyQ 69024 at http://www.cantonpl.org Family History Sleuth: Getting Started with Genealogy http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sleuthing-out-your-family-history <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/family%20tree_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />With so much information available online and at the library, getting started on your family history has never been easier. Kris Rzepczynski, a coordinator at the Library of Michigan, will highlight the tools available to help sleuth out your long, lost relatives. This program will explore key resources, including census records and newspapers, online tools and databases to assist you in your research, and successful strategies for finding your elusive ancestors. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003909">July 24th at 7:00 PM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sleuthing-out-your-family-history#comments Genealogy History Adults Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Sleuth It: On the Scene Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:57:40 +0000 fawcettl 68758 at http://www.cantonpl.org Mango Languages Just Got Bigger! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mango-langues-just-got-bigger <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Mango%20logo.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />Language lovers, rejoice! Mango Languages just got twice as big! Ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours have been added to 42 language courses. The new content will be automatically added to your Mango database. When you log in with your library card to start, you will be accessing all the new materials as well. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mango-langues-just-got-bigger#comments Adults Database Around the World: eLectrified International languages Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:49:34 +0000 Didi 73853 at http://www.cantonpl.org Impact Survey http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/impact-survey <a href="http://impactsurvey.org/branch-select/MI0052"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ImpactSurvey2.png" style="float:right;" /></a><div>We want to hear from you! From July 21 to August 11 the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information</div><br /><div>Please support the library and help us improve our services. <a href="http://impactsurvey.org/branch-select/MI0052">Fill out the survey here</a>, or by clicking the button to the right.</div><br /><div>Impact Survey is a project of the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, inquire at the library information desk or visit www.impactsurvey.org.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/impact-survey#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:10:34 +0000 beesleya 73623 at http://www.cantonpl.org Humane Society of Huron Valley Wish List Drive http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/humane-society-huron-valley-wish-list-drive <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/hshv_diesel.preview.jpg" height="200" width="194" style="float:right;" />The <a href="http://www.hshv.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index">Humane Society of Huron Valley</a> (HSHV) graciously let us film some of their furry friends for our <a href="http://youtu.be/evWvAAH5jZo">CYS promos</a> and badge videos.  To return the favor we are asking that you help us support the cuddly animals of HSHV by donating to our Wish List drive.  We will have a receiving box near the entrance of the library and will accept donations starting on Thursday, July 17 through the end of the day on Friday, August 1. <br /><br />Top items requested by HSHV are:<br /><ul><li>Gently used bath towels, small blankets, and small pet beds that can be washed. </li> <li>Dog and cat food in the original unopened bag within 3 months after the expiration date. </li> <li>Dog and cat food in the original opened bag within 3 months after the expiration date, providing it is free of bugs or rodent waste. </li> </ul><p>But that is only the tip of the iceberg of the many items that help HVHS care for their residents.  For more donation ideas, please visit their website for a <a href="http://www.hshv.org/site/PageNavigator/help/wishlist.html">complete wish list</a> of items.  </p><p><br />As an added bonus, supporting this donation drive will also earn you your <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/connect-your-summer/2014">CYS Animal Lover On the Scene</a> badge. </p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/humane-society-huron-valley-wish-list-drive#comments Pets Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Animal Lover: On the Scene Love It: On the Scene Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:16:50 +0000 welz 73497 at http://www.cantonpl.org Celebrate National Dance Day http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-national-dance-day <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/National%20Dance%20Day.preview.png" height="156" width="200" style="float:right;" /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Join us to celebrate National Dance Day on the last Saturday in July. To promote dance as a great way to have fun and be healthy, we'll learn a beginner dance routine. As part of the national celebration, we'll create and share a video of our group dancing. </span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Visit the <a href="http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/">Dizzy Feet Foundation</a> Events page to watch the routines. No dance experience is necessary, please just wear comfortable clothes and bring your enthusiasm.</span><br /></div><br /><div>Dancers of all ages welcome: recommended for ages 8 and up. No registration required.</div><br /><div><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003925&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, July 26 from 1:00-2:30 PM</a><br /></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-national-dance-day#comments Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer Be Creative: On the Scene Be Well: On the Scene Curtains Up: On the Scene Love It: On the Scene celebrations Dance holidays movement physical fitness Social Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:19:37 +0000 strande 68528 at http://www.cantonpl.org Parenting Seminar: Excellent Education during Early Childhood http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/montessori-ages-and-stages-presentation <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/montessori.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003913">July 26 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM</a> we are welcoming Sr. Leonor J Esnard, Principal of Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute (<a href="http://www.admtei.org/">http://www.admtei.org/</a>) for an informative session covering a variety of important topics including:</p><ul><li>Ages and stages of a child's brain development and early cognitive development</li> <li>Building concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order</li> <li>Tenets of the Montessori philosophy</li> <li>Using the Montessori philosophy at home to encourage positive brain development</li> </ul><p>And much, much more.</p> <p>There will also be a Q &amp; A session with our esteemed presenter. This program is developed for parents, teachers and student teachers o ALL teaching philosophies. Register today!</p> <p>This program is presented in cooperation with <a href="http://www.banyanmontessori.com/">Banyan Montessori</a> of Canton</p> <p>[<a href="https://flic.kr/p/apfXsx">Material Montessori</a> by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/colegioandolina/">Colegio Andolina</a> in licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a>]</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/montessori-ages-and-stages-presentation#comments Education Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer Be Well: On the Scene Love It: On the Scene Mon, 26 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 69237 at http://www.cantonpl.org