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Easy as Pie...Crack a Culinary Mystery

Looking for a good mystery to sink your teeth into? These amateur sleuths/professional culinary artists manage to solve the crime and create delectable dishes (recipes included).

The body in the kelp by Katherine Hall Page. The purchase of a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when transplanted, New York caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure.

A deadly grind by Victoria Hamilton. A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight until someone is murdered.

Dying on the vine by Peter King. And the main course is... murder. Animated by a passion for food, wine and justice, Harper Goodwin, the Gourmet Detective travels to Provence to investigate a shadowy business deal between two vineyards. But before he can even sample the delights of Pate de Grives on triangles of hot, crisp toast, he encounters a corpse leaning against a cart in the vineyard.

What We're Reading: September 2015

This month we're not reading, but watching.  Check out these films.

SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon.  Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.  Mike Myers directed this film.


Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect.  A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.

Look What's in Large Print: September 2015

This month's focus is on the Classics.

The professor: [large print] by Charlotte Bronte

Pride and prejudice [large print] by Jane austen

Lord Jim [large print] by Joseph Conrad ; edited by Cedric Watts and Robert Hampson

The black arrow [large print]: a tale of the two roses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected poems of Emily Dickinson [large print] by Emily Dickinson

Around the world in eighty days [large print] by Jules Verne

Books For Babies - Bilingual

This selection of board books is perfect for bilingual families or those hoping to expose their baby to another language.


al-Alwān = Colors by designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin

Hip, hop by Catherine Hnatov


Yin yue = Music by [designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin]

Books For Babies - Touch and Feel

Babies discover the world through sensory play. Let your little one explore the world with their fingers and develop their senses with these touch-and-feel titles.

Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Sam Williams

Noisy world by illustrated by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts

One winter's day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Five Came Back

Five came back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris. The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, William Wyler, and George Stevens all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by it is chronicled by Mark Harris.  

State of the union [videodisc] by Liberty Films presents ; as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward

The man who shot Liberty Valance [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck ; produced by Willis Goldbeck ; directed by John Ford

The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production

Books For Babies - Black and White

Do babies really like looking at black-and-white images? Yes! High-contrast images are great for visual stimulation. Try some of these titles to stimulate your baby's visual development.

I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila Prap

White on black by Tana Hoban

Black on white by Tana Hoban

What is that? by Tana Hoban

Murder Will Out: September 2015

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Emily Brightwell

The missing one by Lucy Atkins

Doctor Death: a Madeleine Karno mystery by Lene Kaaberbøl ; translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard

Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

The martini shot: a novella and stories by George Pelecanos

Books For Babies - Faces

Babies love looking at faces! In fact, they are hardwired to recognize faces, helping them to connect with their caregivers early on. Want to give your little one some more faces to gaze at? Here are some great titles he or she will love.

Baby faces by Margaret Miller

What's on my head? by Margaret Miller

Mrs. Mustard's baby faces by Jane Wattenberg

Baby! Baby! by Vicky Ceelen

Savvy Seniors: September 2015

September is  Go4Life Month!  Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the White House Conference on Aging, this year's theme is “Be Active Every Day!”  Canton Leisure Services Club 55+ offers a variety of Healthy Living & Support Services throughout the year to Canton residents.