Electrify Your Winter

 

Each book below is a recipient of a different literature award. Check the websites of the various awards for more winners and honor books. Books aimed at younger audiences are at the top of the list, but may appeal to a variety of readers.

Also available in: print

Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can't get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. Based on the winner of the 2014 Indie Book Awards for best Children's Picture Book.

Also available in: print | audiobook | video | e-video

In 1914, Harry Colebourn rescued a baby bear. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin. Based on the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner.

Young businesswoman Elyse Samford's life takes a turn when she inherits Samford Candy, a multi-billion dollar corporation, from her retired father. A trademark infringement lawsuit against a rival company brings Elyse to Higgins Attorneys and Sons, where Rob Carelli, a young, too-nice-for-his-own-good lawyer, is bullied by his boss, firm founder Carter Higgins, and his two arrogant sons. Despite his workplace woes, Rob becomes instantly smitten with Elyse.

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Also available in: e-book

When fifteen-year-old Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor in June 1959, they expect a quiet English country summer. Instead, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. As the sisters become divided by new tensions when two handsome neighbors drop by, Margot finds herself inexplicably drawn into the life Audrey left behind. When the summer takes a deadly turn, the girls must unite behind an unthinkable choice or find themselves torn apart forever. Fifty years later, Jesse is desperate to move her family out of their London home, where signs of her widower husband's previous wife are around every corner. Gorgeous Applecote Manor, nestled in the English countryside, seems the perfect solution. But Jesse finds herself increasingly isolated in their new sprawling home, at odds with her fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, and haunted by the strange rumors that surround the estate.

The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
Also available in: e-audiobook

A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother's death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge. The hardscrabble Chase women - Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane--have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long.Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls "Bunny," is imaginative, her head full of the stories of princesses and adventures that Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world. But when Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe. With few options, Mary's finely tuned instincts for survival kick in. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah. But Mary wants to protect herself, too, for the secrets she promised she would never tell, but now may be forced to reveal-hold the weight of unbearable loss. Vivid and suspenseful, The Sisters Chase is a whirlwind page-turner about the extreme lengths one family will go to find and hold onto love.

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
Also available in: e-audiobook

We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister, May.
Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession.
Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they’d faced for so many years. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy March.” Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her?

Get started with a great comic or graphic novel series from home! These comics are all instantly available through Hoopla

BOOM! Studios

After a nice battle of ice and saving princess, Finn and Jake discover a series of dungeons just ready for exploring! It's a fun time with pals and...the Ice King?! Collecting the latest arc of the fan-favorite series with loads of extra materials in this beautiful hardcover edition!.

Revisit sounds from the silver screen with movie soundtracks! Check out a CD from the library, or stream it straight to your computer or device with Hoopla.

Also available in: e-music

Rupert Gregson-Williams, known for his recent work on Hacksaw Ridge, creates the score for Wonder Woman's first solo motion picture. Also included is the track To Be Human, which is performed by Sia featuring Labyrinth..

Get groovy with sounds from the 60's! Check out a CD from the Library, or stream it straight to your computer or device with Hoopla.

Also available in: e-music
Also available in: e-music

This winter we are trying something new to help you avoid cabin fever, stay entertained and meet you where you are. Electrify Your Winter is a program that starts on January 1 and ends March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Electrify Your Winter offers ways to stay involved in the library community without necessarily leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy couch. There’s a Checklist Challenge, where you can read e-books/books, listen to music from the ‘60s, learn words in a new language, watch a movie set outside the US and other challenges. The library will also broadcast live storytimes from our weekly programs on Facebook, just in case it’s too snowy to leave your house or you don’t want to deal with boots and snowsuits. Librarians will read stories fireside to access on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. A special Pinterest board will have suggestions to help you get cozy and beat winter the winter blues while our Goodreads group will be hosting online book discussions. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.  We look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

The Rhythms of Cuba With Tumbao Bravo

Come in from the cold and warm up with Tumbao Bravo and the Rhythms of Cuba. The Canton Public Library is proud to welcome the award winning Latin jazz combo from Ann Arbor. Winner of the 2005, 2007, and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, Tumbao Bravo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals. Don't miss the chance to experience this band, turn up the heat and beat the winter blues. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

We will be upgrading our systems beginning at 3:00 AM on Thursday, November 16, until around noon. This upgrade includes stability and security fixes. 

During this downtime, the following services will be unavailable or disrupted:

  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • E-media, such as Overdrive and Hoopla
  • Databases, such as Consumer Reports
  • Text message services and renewals

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Update: Our upgrade is now complete, and we thank you for your patience. 

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