September 5, 2013 | madame librarian
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September 5, 2013 | madame librarian
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Watch history in the making...
10 buildings that changed America by Window to the World Communications ; produced and written by Dan Protess
History of the Eagles [videodisc]: the story of an American band by Monhegan Films ; director, Alison Ellwood ; producer, Alex Gibney
History of the world in two hours [videodisc] by produced by Sam Dolan ; directed by Douglas J. Cohen
Country school [videodisc]: one room - one nation by produced, written, and directed by Kelly Rundle
Genius of Britain [videodisc]: the scientists who changed the world by an IWC Media production for Channel 4
September 3, 2013 | SuzyQ
Now that school has begun for another year, this would be a good time to learn about some extraordinary teachers both past and present:
A schoolteacher in old Alaska: the story of Hannah Breece by edited and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs
Nothing daunted: the unexpected education of two society girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
The water is wide by Pat Conroy
Teacher man: a memoir by Frank McCourt
August 31, 2013 | somesk
Find inspiration and humor in these books of quotations.
Hello goodbye hello: a circle of 101 remarkable meetings by Craig Brown
The Wit and wisdom of women by [interior illustration by Steven Nau; edited by Melissa Stein]
For girls only: wise words, good advice by Carol Weston
Notes to the future: the authorized book of selected quotations by Nelson Mandela ; introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu ; editors, Sello Hatang and Sahm Venter ; associate editor, Doug Abrams
The Guinness book of poisonous quotes by compiled by Colin Jarman
August 28, 2013 | SuzyQ
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. One of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S. history, it was the site of Martin Luther King's historic I Have a Dream speech. In a year marked by racial unrest and numerous civil rights demonstations, Dr. King pleaded to "let freedom ring."
Nobody turn me around: a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington by Charles Euchner
Behind the dream: the making of the speech that transformed a nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
August 27, 2013 | daviscrl
The secrets of happy families: improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more by Bruce Feiler — Squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds--from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets--and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. A timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?
August 23, 2013 | Brad B.
August 22, 2013 | baluchr
NPR has just released the Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf, a list of the top 100 books for kids ages 9-14. The books (or in some cases, series) are divided into categories like American Stories, Biographies, Everyday Magic, Family Life, Fantasy Worlds, Friendships and Finding Your Place, Good for a Laugh, Mysteries and Thrillers, Myths and Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, Poetry, and Survival and Adventure. You'll find most, if not all of these books at Canton Public Library.
August 20, 2013 | SuzyQ
The new book Surgeon in Blue is the biography of Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War surgeon who, as chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, revolutionized combat medicine during four major battles of the war. Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg resulted in an unprecedented number of casualties, and his innovations saved countless lives. Among them was the first organized ambulance corps, and the establishment of hygiene and dietary standards. Learn about other brave doctors, nurses, and medics whose bravery and medical care saved lives while risking their own.
Revolutionary medicine, 1700-1800 by C. Keith Wilbur
August 19, 2013 | sobczakd
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 16 at 7:00PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean tells the powerful tale of Rin Tin Tin's journey from an orphaned pup to a Hollywood celebrity and international icon. It begins on a battlefield in France in World War I, when a young American soldier discovers a German Shepherd puppy among the ruins of a bombed out dog kennel. Not only did he see a survivor, but something very special that also captured the attention of Warner Brothers in Hollywood. The rest is Hollywood history, but if you want to know more, come join our group for an interesting discussion!