The fourth Sunday of the month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email email@example.com.
Program Date: Monday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
Date: Monday, March 19, from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5
If you've visited the library in the last week, you've noticed that there's something different here! Canton Public Library is home to Turner Town for the month of February. This dollhouse exhibit teaches about Turner Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in a really fun way! My friend LB, being that he is pretty small in stature himself, decided he needed to check it out. He loved that everything was his size! It took some work, but I think that I've convinced him that he can't move in. LB told me there are lots of fun things for kids to do while they're looking at the houses. You can play Eye Spy, Vote for your favorite house, or design your own town! Check out LB's tour of Turner Town on Flickr, and then come take the tour yourself!
For more information please visit Turner Town's website and the Turner Syndrome Society.
If you have an idea for a new product or business or need help developing your idea, tour TechTown's facilities, learn how they can help you, or chat with TechTown's entrepenuer of the month at their this monthly open house.
The 13th Annual Love is Murder Conference for Mystery writers and readers will be held in Chicago at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5. The conference offers author chats, opportunities to meet with publishers and/or agents, and writer's workshops. Entertainment in the evening includes a performance by Those Were The Days Radio Players.
Artistic license by Julie A. Hyzy — Ms Hyzy is the conference's Guest of Honor.
To Foster a sense of community and provide an opportunity for calm conversation, the Canton Public Library will host a book discussion for two book titles whose inclusion in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools AP curriculum was recently challenged. The first discussion will be Monday, February 27th at 7:00 PM and we will be discussing:
To foster a sense of community and provide an opportunity for calm conversation, the Canton Public Library will host a book discussion for two book titles whose inclusion in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools AP English curriculum was recently challenged.
Beloved, by Toni Morrison, will be the featured title of a February 27, 7:00 PM discussion and Waterland, by Graham Swift, will be discussed on March 27 at 7:00 PM.
"By hosting a discussion of these books, we can give our community a shared experience and promote a dialogue around the perspectives each individual brings from reading the book," says Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin, department head of adult services. "The public library is an excellent forum for connecting our community in this manner."
The discussion will be led by library staff and is open to anyone in the Plymouth-Canton community ages 16 and older. Those interested in participating may register and pick up a copy of the book at the Canton Public Library beginning January 30.
Beloved: a novel by Toni Morrison — for which Morrison won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize, is described by its publisher, Random House, Inc., as "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement."
Waterland by Graham Swift