The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Canton Public Library in Group Study Room A. We meet from 2:00-3:00PM, September through June in the library's Group Study Room A. Copies of the discussion book are distributed at the meeting or can be picked up at Canton Public Library the following day. In Winter, 2011 we will be discussing:
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: a Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen — (January 26, 2011)
Kabul Beauty School: an American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez, with Kristin Ohlson — (February 23, 2011)
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest by Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
In the company of others by Jan Karon
Some of my favorite teen books from 2010 include fantasy, historical fiction, and a few plain old realistic fiction reads.
Ostrich boys by Keith Gray
Sisters red by Jackson Pearce
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
The Thumbs Up! Award is given annually by Michigan Library Association teen services librarians to an author for outstanding contribution to teen literature having both literary quality and teen appeal. The book must appeal to teens, both in respect to its characters and setting, as well as in terms of subject and theme.
Additional criteria for the award:
- Books must be original works commercially published in the U.S. during 2010 (January 1st-December 31st)
- Books originally published outside the U.S. are eligible if their first U.S. printing occurred during this same time period
- Books may be hardcover or original paperback, fiction or nonfiction
- Authors may include co-authors or editor(s)
Amelia Yunker, 2011 Thumbs Up! Committee Chair
Submissions accepted through January 31st, 2011
Embers by Laura Bickle
Sparks by Laura Bickle
Come join us for Wine & Mysteries on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00PM for our book discussion at Vintner's Winery.
Mark Twain, one of America's best-known and well-loved authors, was born on November 30, 1835. His works have been translated into hundreds of languages, and Hollywood continues to produce film adaptations of his books. The following Special Collection focuses on his life and work.
Harris Poll Finds Mysteries, Thrillers Edge Out Romance Novels
Reported in Publisher's Weekly (10/07/10):
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." -José Narosky.
Some of these mystery stories take place in a time of war, some in its aftermath. No one is unscathed…
Blood Alone by James R. Benn
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke
Thirteenth Night: a Medieval Mystery by Alan Gordon
Whether you are a diehard reader of romances or never had the desire to pick one up in your life, you might find a good read on the following list of romantic books. Science fiction, nonfiction, fantasy and more: we've got something romantic for everyone.
Singled out by Trisha Ashley — Humorous women's fiction with unconventional characters
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Women's fiction with a touch of that sly British humor.
The Wolfe Pack, a New York-based fan organization, has announced its nominees for the 2010 Nero Award, "presented each year to an author for the best mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories." The contenders are:
The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch
The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith
Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks
Lord of misrule: a novel by Jaimy Gordon
Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
Mockingbird: (mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine
Every year, The New York Times Book Review asks a panel of judges to select ten picture books they consider to be the best children's picture books of the year. All of these books are available here at the Canton Public Library and are listed below.
Here comes the garbage barge! by written by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Red Nose Studio
Children make terrible pets by Peter Brown
Seasons by Blexbolex
Shadow by Suzy Lee
If you're looking for something silly and short to share with your little one, take a look at the Sandra Boynton items in our collection. The board books are quick little reads: some have silly themes like belly buttons and others are fun stories about animals. If you're looking for children's music that won't drive you crazy, Philadelphia Chickens is my favorite. The songs aren't obnoxious, but they are catchy enough that you'll remember them later if you need to entertain your baby on the go.