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Need help preparing for the SAT, TOEFL, ASVAB?

LearningExpress Library aka LearnATest is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. You can use Learn-a-Test at the library or, if you are a Canton Public Library cardholder, at home.

Last chance for summer reads!;jsessionid=EED1096ECDCAC1A7F61DF128E081563B?locID=lom_cantonpl

If you are looking for suggestions WHAT DO I READ NEXT? one of the library's many online databases offers Seasonal Reads featuring the works of authors born in and/or events that took place in August.

Why "select" WilsonSelectPlus?

Because the WilsonSelect Plus database provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text periodical articles, many of which are linked to citations in other FirstSearch databases. It includes US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines on a variety of topics. A great place to begin your research.

Getting Ready for Going Back to School

Parents Economize Back-To-School Spending as Costs Rise Dorm on a Dime Tough Assignment: Sending Your First Child off to College

Looking for a good read?


We've prepared dozens of Bookmarks recommending Romances, Mysteries, Science Fiction, History, and Biographies featuring Books, Movies, and Audiobooks.

Breaking News in Education

Study Finds Girls Equal Boys in Math Prowess Schools to Get More Funding WSU Tuition Increase Approved New WSU Leader Sees Promise

Join a Book Discussion Group


The Canton Public Library has three adult Book Discussion Groups. Lunch & a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00p.m. in the Community Room. The Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required for these groups. The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets at the Summit, September through June. Register at the Canton Senior Center in theSummit. Books and Dates are available on the Adult Book Discussion page.

We Have a New Look!

What do you think of the new look of our Catalog page? We want to make it easy for you to check if a book, a movie, or a CD is in the library, to place Holds, or find what's new at Canton Public Library. You can search other library's catalogs or order a books and/or films from MeLCat (Michigan electronic Library Catalog). Check us out.

Just the Facts, ma'am

If you want statistics on hot topics for any research papers or simply just for the facts or your own edification, go to the "by the numbers" section of Click on any topic to find the numbers.

It's the Challenge of the Decades at the Canton Public Library

The Canton Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program is in full swing and it's not too late to sign up at the Adult Reference Desk for the Challenge of the Decades. Read books, watch movies, listen to music for each decade from the Thirties through the present and get a chance at some great prizes.

Friend or Foe? Balancing the Good and Bad

I wanted to learn more about social networking sites and schools so I selected another educational database in our collection called Educator's Reference Complete. I typed the topic, social networking, into the basic search field, selected keyword and chose an article from the magazines section. My search produced several full-text articles and I found one from a magazine the library doesn't own called Digital Directions. I could read the entire article online just by clicking the full-text link. Also, the option is available to select another language such as Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese just by choosing the language and clicking the translate button. How cool is that?!

Think Before You Post

The use of social networking technologies has infiltrated many aspects of our culture including the workplace. Online sites such as Facebook and YouTube are extremely popular and almost half of the users of MySpace are 35 and older. As the new generation of teachers enter the classrooms this fall, they face an interesting choice. How much of your personal life do you share with your professional life (students, parents, other teachers and administrators)? In our database, ERIC, it pointed to an interesting article in Phi Delta Kappan (May 2008, page 681-685), a periodical that the library owns. The article, Have You Googled Your Teacher Lately, is about teachers using social networking sites and the potential impact of their choice whether or not to post private information.

Challenge of the Decades...Schoolhouse Version

Akeelah and the Bee; produced in 2006; takes place same time Blackboard Jungle; produced in 1955; takes place in 1950s The Breakfast Club; produced in 85; takes place same time The Browning Version; produced in 1994; takes place in 1951 Coach Carter; produced in 2004; takes place in 1999 Dead Poets Society; produced in 1989; takes place in 1959 The Emperor's Club; produced in 2002; takes place same time Fast Times at Ridgemont High; produced in 1982; takes place same time Ferris Bueller's Day Off; produced in 2000; takes place same time Finding Forrester; produced in 2000; takes place same time Freedom Writers' Diary; produced in 2007; takes place in 1999 Goodbye, Mr.

What If You Could Rewrite a Classic?

Here's your chance to give Romeo & Juliet a happy ending by entering the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book "Happy Tales" literary contest. "Contest rules: take any literary work with a sad, disturbing, or negative ending and supply a happy, affirmative, uplifting, humorous ending. The new ending must more or less parody the idiom, style, atmosphere, and so on, of the original. Entries will be judged on the bases of humor, insight, and quality of parody."

A Playlist for Graduation

Besides Pomp and Circumstance, here's a list of songs you may remember on your graduation day: A Moment Like This Here's to the Night Celebration Unwritten Changes Good Riddance Goodbye I'm Moving On I Will Remember You Don't Forget to Remember Me

Recreational Trail to open this weekend

The Lower Rouge River Recreational Trail is set to open this weekend, a date that coincides with the Rouge Rescue Day. A 2.5 mile section of the trail, beginning at Haggerty Road and ending at Sheldon, is the first completed portion. Plans to extend it all the way to the I-275 bike path in one direction and Canton Center Road in the other direction are underway. The trail is open to joggers, walkers and bicyclists. No motorized vehicles allowed. There are also mountain bike paths cut into the trail to form a 3-mile course. The trail access point is off of Morton Taylor Road just north of Michigan Avenue. Our own Eva Davis will be on-hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

ValueLine Database

The Value Line Research Center database includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. You can access this from any computers in the library or from home.

And the Winning Speller is...

13 year-old Sameer Mishra from West Lafayette, Indiana was crowned the winner in last night's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He spelled "guerdon" correctly which means, "something that is earned or gained." Among the audience was 94 year-old Frank Neuhauser, the winner of the 1st national spelling bee in 1925. First-time participant was Sidharth Chand, 12, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, who came in second place.

To Bee or Not to Bee


Be sure to check out the five movie titles that make up this Fave Five, in the spotlight this week... for obvious reasons.

Spotlight on Spelling Bees

In the Sunday Free Press USA Weekend magazine, an article described how kids, teachers and the community get involved in making local spelling bee events such a success.