November 3, 2012 | fawcettl
May We Suggest
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November 3, 2012 | fawcettl
Did you know that November 3rd is National Sandwich Day? Legend has it that Englishman John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created the first sandwich in 1762 by putting meat between two pieces of bread. Celebrate by enjoying your favorite sandwich or by trying something new from one of the many sandwich cookbooks at the library.
Beautiful breads and fabulous fillings: the best sandwiches in America by Margaux Sky; photographs by Ron Manville
Nancy Silverton's book of sandwiches: the best sandwiches ever from Thursday nights at Campanile by Nancy Silverton in collaboration with Teri Gelber; photographs by Amy Neunsinger
October 23, 2012 | goulds
The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones is a riveting, fast-paced mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, mythology, mystery, family affairs, and travel. Feisty Zagora Pym sets off for Morocco with her astronomy-crazed brother and archaeologist father to connect with a long lost colleague (Pitblade Yegen) of her father and explore ruins of the ancient city of Zahir. But Pitblade had been kidnapped, mammoth scorpions have invaded the city, and the rogue planet, Nar Azrak, is on a collision course with earth. With the help of members of the Azimuth tribe, thought to have been extinct, Zagora begins a daring quest to restore order and harmony to this desert land. Key to success of this mission is returning the Oryx Stone to the apex of a buried pyramid. This exotic, somewhat creepy, historical and otherworldly madcap adventure is not to be missed!
October 23, 2012 | goulds
The secrets of Shakespeare's grave by Deron R. Hicks ; illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer has action, humor, suspense, and family intrigue. An unscrupulous, greedy relative theatens to take control of the family publishing business from Colophon and Case's father. Enter Julian, an eccentric cousin. He and Colophon join forces to solve a centuries' old mystery about a hidden family fortune that dates back to Shakespeare's time. She is even able to enlist the help of her obtuse older brother Case in a valiant attempt to save their father from financial ruin. Puzzles, hidden clues, creepy graves, slapstick chases, and diverse family dynamics keep readers riveted. A open ending ensures at least one more gripping epsisode in The Letterford Mysteries.
October 22, 2012 | madame librarian
The Canton Public Library is asking readers of Mystery novels to complete our online Mystery Novels Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about the library's Mystery collection in order to better serve our patrons. All participants will have an opportunity to be entered into a gift card drawing by filling out the entry form at the end of the survey.
If you prefer paper, the Mystery Novel Survey ballot is available near the Mystery stacks. You can pick up an entry for the gift card drawing at the Adult Help Desk (across from the Check Out Desk). The survey will run October 22 through November 5.
October 15, 2012 | Michelle
Does the thought of eating meat make you feel just awful? Join me in celebrating National Vegetarian Month, going on now in the month of October. We have a wonderful collection of Vegetarian cookbooks that are sure to get your mouth watering. Even if cooked cow does pass your lips sometimes, don't be afraid to try some new, great meatless recipes out. You may be pleasantly surprised.
October 15, 2012 | Ellen
October 11, 2012 | daviscrl
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author, Mo Yan. As one of mainland China's best known authors, Mo Yan has created over 10 novels and 80 short stories in his 30-year career. According to The Guardian he is "notable not only for his creative engagement with modern Chinese history but also, more simply, for his dedication to the craft of writing." You can check out his prize-winning works in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or English translation.
Big breasts and wide hips: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Life and death are wearing me out: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
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October 8, 2012 | madame librarian
- May We Suggest
- Historical Fiction
- Inspirational Fiction
The days are getting shorter. Time to sit in front of the fire, reading a good book.
Mrs. Adams in winter: a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien
Do not ask what good we do: inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper
The dark fields by Alan Glynn
The summer without men: a novel by Siri Hustvedt
Making piece: a memoir of love, loss, and pie by Beth M. Howard
September 28, 2012 | mebbitt
Enjoy these great picture books filled with dinosaur tales:
Dinosaur thunder by Marion Dane Bauer ; [illustrated by] Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Dinosoaring by Deb Lund ; illustrated by Howard Fine
The Berenstain Bears dinosaur dig by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Dancing with the Dinosaurs by [written by Jane Clarke ; illustrated by Lee Wildish]
Three little dinosaurs by [text and illustrations by] Charles Fuge