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Solving Mysteries with Forensic Science

Run with It

The beginning runner's handbook: the proven 13-week runwalk program by Ian MacNeill and the Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia ; revised text by Alison Cristall and Lynda Cannell


Fitness running by Richard L. Brown


The new rules of running: five steps to run faster and longer for life by Vijay Vad, MD ; with Dave Allen


Healthy running step by step: self-guided methods for injury-free running: training, technique, nutrition, rehab by Robert Forster, P.T., and Roy M. Wallack


The run-walk-run method by Jeff Galloway


Run your first marathon: everything you need to know to reach the finish line by Grete Waitz and Gloria Averbuch ; foreword by Deena Kastor

Artist Biographies

A life of Picasso. Volume 3, 1917-1932 by John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

Van Gogh: the life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum

Leonardo da Vinci: flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl

Michelangelo: a biography by George Bull

The unknown Matisse: a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown



Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day


Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Secret Codes & Ciphers: Can You Solve It?

The black book of buried secrets by [written by Mallory Kass] ; introduction by Rick Riordan

Sly the sleuth and the code mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione

Secrets of Greymoor by Clara Gillow Clark

Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks

Slimming Down

Inside the World of Video Games

Learn about the video game industry and the creators and designers behind your favorite games.

The history of video games by Lydia Bjornlund



Video games: from concept to consumer by Kevin Cunningham



The epic evolution of video games by Arie Kaplan



The awesome inner workings of video games by Arie Kaplan



Video game designer by Alix Wood



Video game developer by Chris Jozefowicz

Computer game and film graphics by Paul Byrne

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-December 2015

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.


July 23  

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt







August 24   

The giver by Lois Lowry







September 24  

Honolulu: a novel by Alan Brennert







October 22   

No river too wide by Emilie Richards

High Interest - Low Readability

Looking for some interesting books that aren't too difficult to read? check these out:

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics


Bone: tall tales by Jeff Smith ; with Tom Sniegoski ; color by Steve Hamaker


Iron Man. Enter the dragon by writer, Fred Van Lente ; penciler, James Cordeiro ; inker, Scott Koblish ; colorist, Martegod Gracia ; letterer, Nate Piekos ; cover artist, Michael Golden


Creatures from Planet X! by Yale Stewart


Beware the Inquisitor! by written by Lisa Stock


Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1 by Eric Colossal

New Books on the Biography Shelf

Born with teeth: a memoir by Kate Mulgrew


It's a long story: my life by Willie Nelson with David Ritz


Jonas Salk: a life by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs


On the move: a life by Oliver Sacks


The Wright brothers by David McCullough

Sinking of the Lusitania

On May 7, 1915 the luxury liner Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. The ship sunk within minutes killing 1924 people, including 114 Americans.

Dead Wake [sound recording] by LARSON, ERIK


Lusitania: an epic tragedy by Diana Preston


The Lusitania by Simpson, Colin, 1931-


The Lusitania: unravelling the mysteries by Patrick O'Sullivan


Sinking of the Lusitania [videodisc]: terror at sea by produced by Darlow Smithson for Discovery Channel and the BBC in association with NDR and M6 ; producer, Johann Insanally ; director, Christopher Spencer


Last voyage of the Lusitania [videodisc] by produced and directed by Peter Schnall

Triple Crown Time


Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Biography Suggestions for Fifth Grade

Looking for a good story? Try one of these about real people. Suggestions are geared to fifth grade, but may be of interest to everyone.

Tom Thumb: the remarkable true story of a man in miniature by George Sullivan

Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Mythmaker: the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The hobbit and The lord of the rings by Anne E. Neimark

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; pictures by Christian Robinson

The Emily sonnets: the life of Emily Dickinson by Jane Yolen; illustrations by Gary Kelley

Savvy Seniors: Age of Disruption

Second wind: navigating the passage to a slower, deeper, and more connected life by Dr. Bill Thomas — Dr. Bill Thomas, author of Second Wind is bringing his Age of Disruption tour to Metro Detroit.  He will be speaking at MEC Auditorium on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00PM.

Nonfiction Book Group May 2015

A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan by Loreen Niewenhuis — In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. Most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. She conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the states which form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the book explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend. Join us May 16 at 10:00 am.