October 27, 2014 | SuzyQ
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October 24, 2014 | SuzyQ
It was on October 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona that the infamous gunfight took place. Generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American West, it is believed to have lasted all of thirty seconds. On one side were the cowboy outlaws Billy Clairborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury. Opposing them were Marshall Virgil Earp and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt, as well as Doc Holliday. Hollywood versions of the gun battle can be found in the films My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Tombstone (1993). Find out what the fight was really all about and who survived by checking out some of the following books and dvds from the Library's collection:
October 22, 2014 | madame librarian
October 10, 2014 | madame librarian
Lately, I've been reading non-fiction. A well-written narrative not only informs, it entertains. Did you know Canton Public Library has a new book discussion group? The Nonfiction Book Group will meet the third Saturday of the month. Their first meeting is November 15 at 10:00 AM.
The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus
Music in the shadows: noir musical films by Sheri Chinen Biesen
October 7, 2014 | SuzyQ
The Great Chicago Fire burned from Sunday, October 8 to Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire started in or around a barn on DeKoven Street, but despite the fact that the O'Leary family lived in the area, the legend of Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern is probably just that - a legend. More than 300 people died in the fire, 100,000 were left homeless, and four square miles of the city were destroyed. Although the Chicago fire, perhaps, the most well known from in American history, there have been significant fires in other major cities as well - Boston, Pittsburgh and Detroit included. To learn more about them check out Seven Fires: the Urban Infernos that Shaped America.
The great fire by Jim Murphy
Smoldering city: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871- 1874 by Karen Sawislak
City of the century: the epic of Chicago and the making of America by Donald L. Miller
- American history
- Dick Cheney
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Great Depression
- Robert Wagner
- Shirley Temple
- Woodrow Wilson
- May We Suggest
October 3, 2014 | madame librarian
This month's focus is on Biography.
Wilson [large print] by A. Scott Berg
Heart [large print]: an American medical odyssey by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, MD, with Liz Cheney
You must remember this [large print]: life and style in Hollywood's golden age by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman
October 2, 2014 | SuzyQ
About 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States between 1820 and 2004. The greatest surge occurred between 1880 and 1920 when more than 4 million Italians came to America. October is the time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Americans of Italian descent in all walks of life.
September 13, 2014 | Brad B.
September 8, 2014 | SuzyQ
California was admitted to the United States on September 9, 1850. Originally colonized by the Spanish in the 17th century, it became part of Mexico in 1821. In 1846, a group of American settlers declared an independent California Repulic shortly after the beginning of the Mexican-American War. The California Gold Rush of 1848 led to a huge increase in Califronia's population and started an economic boom.
- city and town life
- Ernest Hemingway
- fathers and daughters
- gothic novels
- Harper Lee
- Jane Austen
- John Steinbeck
- political intrigue
- war stories
- Willa Cather
- World War II
- young women
- May We Suggest
September 5, 2014 | madame librarian