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Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases.
Prerequisite:
Mouse skills or equivalent
Date: February 28, 2012 from 9:30-11:00 AM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on February 14

Powerpoint Basics Class

Learn to create multimedia presentations Tuesday, February 7th from 10-11:30 AM. Prerequisites: mouse and Word skills. Registration opens on January 24th. Suggested titles for check-out in our collection are:

PowerPoint presentations that sell by Adam B. Cooper

Power points!: how to design and deliver presentations that sizzle and sell by Harry Mills

Author Event: Sara Paretsky

Breakdown by Sara Paretsky — A first time Skype Event at Nicola's Books. Sara Paretsky will join Nicola's Books patrons via an Internet video conference on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. A screen and projector hooked to a laptop will bring Ms. Paretsky to you to discuss her new V.I. Warshawski.

Reading Assistance Dog Program

This program has been cancelled for Monday, January 23, only.

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 PM

Lunar New Year Celebration

We are ushering in the Year of the Dragon with many cultural presentations including bonsai, origami and calligraphy. Students from area Chinese Language School will perform Chinese yo-yos, an old art form from China. You will have time to visit with the presenters and sample light refreshments. Children will get a paper yo-yo as souvenir.
Date: Monday, January 30 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Community Room
Come and partake in this joyous event!

Tai Chi

Want to live a healthier and happier life? Join us February 1, 7:00-8:30 PM as we explore the art of Tai Chi and benefit from a healthy body and mind. Discover the secrets of physical well-being and spiritual serenity as you practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. Release the accumulated stresses of modern life under the benevolent influence of these gentle movements. Come join our Tai Chi program to find out if this ancient art form is for you. Registration required.

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of each month in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.

The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.

Older Adults: February 2012

An Evening with Nicholas Delbanco at Nicola's Book Store (Ann Arbor) on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 PM. Enjoy an evening with Nicholas Delbanco for a discussion regarding his latest non-fiction book:

Lastingness: the art of old age by Nicholas Delbanco — one of America's most celebrated men of letters profiles great geniuses in the fields of visual art, literature, and music-Monet, Verdi, O'Keeffe, Yeats, among others — searching for the answers to why some artists' work diminishes with age, while others' reaches its peak.

Beginning Microsoft Word

This program has been canceled.

An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formattting text, printing and saving. Mouse and keyboarding skills are prerequisite.
Program Date: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8:00 PM in the Internet Lab

Reading Assistance Dogs Program

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.
Program Date: Monday, February 27, 6:30-8:30 PM

National Children's Dental Health Month

In conjunction with Canton Township’s 100 Days to Health, staff from the Village Dentist will come to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. Listen to stories and learn about keeping your teeth healthy. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Program Date: Monday, February 6, 7:00 PM

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet on Saturday, February 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Belly Dancing

As part of our multicultural programming and in partnership with Canton Township's 100 Days to Health, join us for some belly dancing with Mary Weed on Saturday, Febuary 25 at 2:00 PM.

Publisher

Learn how to create greeting cards, certificates or brochures with Microsoft Publisher and volunteer instructor Asha on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Belly Dancing

As part of our multicultural programming and in partnership with Canton Township's 100 Days to Health, join us for some belly dancing with Mary Weed on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM.

Tai Chi

As part of Canton township's 100 Days to Health and the library's multicultural programming, we are pleased to welcome Julie Burns. We will learn about and practice Tai Chi. Please wear loose fitting clothing and join us on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM.

Author Jeffrey Zaslow Visits

This event has been canceled due to the death of the guest of honor.

Wall Street journalist and bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow pays us a visit. Zaslow is best known for such amazing books as The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, Gabby: a story of courage and hope and many more. His newest novel, The Magic Room debuted in January and recounts the hopes, dreams and transformations of thousands of women who visit The Magic Room in Becker's Bridal Salon in Fowler, Michigan at one of the most important moments of their lives. Please join us on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 PM for a very special evening.

Raw Food Demo with Chef Tobias Perry

To help promote Canton Township's 100 Days to Health initiative, we welcome local chef Tobias Perry who will demonstrate recipes for vegans, vegetarians and all foodies using only a blender and a food processor on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 PM.

The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol Mull

In the mid-nineteenth century, Michigan citizens rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery. Among other campaigns, the Underground Railroad was established as a network of escape from slavery. Local author Carol Mull shares first-person accounts with an historical overview as we continue our celebration of Black History Month. Join us on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 PM for this meaningful evening.

Canton Christian Fellowship Praise Choir

We are celebrating Black History Month with the return visit of the Praise Choir from the Canton Christian Fellowship Church under the direction of music director Darren Patterson. Come join the celebration on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 PM.