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May We Suggest?This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016


Canton Public Library in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors. 
 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

Fairytales Retold


If you love TV series like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, you'll enjoy these re-tellings of classic fairytales.

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules.


Charlie Glass's slippers: a very modern fairy tale by Holly McQueen — In this delightful spin on Cinderella , Charlie Glass inherits her father's shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?

Hot Kids Series

Be prepared for the continuation of your favorite series with these upcoming releases. We've ordered them so they'll be here soon. Place your holds now for Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Rick Riordan's newest book featuring Norse mythology. We'll contact you when your copy arrives.

Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer -- Publication scheduled for August 11, 2015


Amphitrite the bubbly by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams-- Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015


Auggie & me: three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015


Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks- A-Lot: the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey— Publication scheduled for August 25, 2015

Murder Will Out: August 2015

Another round of debut authors:
 

Among thieves by John Clarkson

Blood ties by Nicholas Guild

Blue Avenue by Michael Wiley

By book or by crook by Eva Gates

Benefit of the doubt by Neal Griffin

The case of the dotty dowager by Cathy Ace

Criminal confections by Collette London

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Back to School? Learn a New Language with Mango

Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card.

Look What's in Large Print: July is Large Print Month

The Large Print format offers benefits for people under the age of 60 with perfectly good eyesight. There are obvious benefits of large print for the visually impaired, beginning or reluctant readers and ESL/ELL students. But that’s not all. Here are more unexpected large print lovers:  

Bouncing People: Have you ever tried to read a 10pt font size from 3 feet away while exercising? It’s really hard. Next time you hit the treadmill, grab a large print book instead.

Tired People: According to the latest Nielsen stats, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Digital eye strain occurs after two or more hours of digital device use. Tech addicts would be well-served to give their eyes a rest with the easy-reading large print format.

Great Lakes Fish Identification

This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool