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New Web Site Has 1200 Job Postings at Colleges

Michigan colleges and universities have teamed up to create an online job portal listing 1,200 jobs. Go to link, Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, for more information.

MI Governor Announces More Money for Schools

In last week's Free Press, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, announced plans to diverge more state money for public universities and demand colleges keep tuition increases at the inflation rate, even if it means to use private funding from endowments to cover costs. Click links to read more... Granholm to Take on Cost of College Granholm: Universities Should Dip into Endowments Granholm Proposes More Aid for State Universities

Book Discussion Guide Database

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.

This handy database is a must for bookgroups! Here you'll find information and discussion questions for hundreds of book group titles.

Music and the African American Connection

It's Black History month and one way to celebrate is to delve deeper into the rich African American music heritage. Try our music CDs, of course (R&B, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, World, etc.). We have hundreds from which to choose. A good way to get a start on exploring the full range of resources, including books, websites, databases and collections (for the latter, try Motown or Jazz), is to visit our Music subject page. BTW, the Museum Adventure Pass program in which the Canton Public Library is participating includes the Motown Historical Museum as one option.



As business becomes more and more global, a database such as Factiva can really help out a business person or investor. It has an international flavor with a variety of sources in 22 languages.

A new way to get Fave Fives

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.


Fave Fives are wonderful lists highlighting favorite books, movies and music -- compiled by members of the Canton Community. Now you can have Fave Fives delivered directly to your e-mail. Just click on the link above to go to our BookLetters page where you can find the current Fave Five list, Before Email - We Used to Write Letters, as well as the newsletter sign-up page to subscibe to Fave Fives and many other great lists.

Ceremony to honor retiring official

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will honor retiring superintendent Jim Ryan with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. His last day of work is Feb. 28. Mr. Ryan has worked as a teacher, principal, administrator and superintendent in Michigan for more than three decades. The reception will be at Discovery Middle School, 45083 Hanford Road, Canton.

Tote bags are here!

Our new cotton canvas tote bags are in! These environmentally-friendly bags can help you go green. Purchase one for the bargain price of just $2 and use it for everything from books to groceries. It's plenty roomy and very durable and requires no petroleum-based products to manufacture.


We just debuted our collection of circulating Wii games. You can find them in the teen room, and you can always place a hold on any of our video games using the online catalog.

Education in Local News

Several stories on education issues have appeared this week in the Free Press and on Channel 4. Here are the links: No Child Left Behind Faces a Test of its Own Hands -on Parents Worry Colleges, not Kids Michigan College Endowments Add on $1.8 Billion Endowments Grow at 12 State Schools Parents Learn About Tuition Options

Suspenseful Romance


We've just posted two new bookmarks in the Romance section of our Bookmarks page--Contemporary Romantic Suspense and Historical Romance, Mystery & Suspense.

Top 10 Flavor Pairings For 2008

For all you foodies out there, here are the hot flavor combinations for the new year. If you make any of these, be sure to bring them by the library so we can sample. 1. oregano and heirloom beans 2. vanilla bean and cardamom 3. chili and cocoa 4. coriander and coconut water 5. lemon grass and litchi 6. red curry and masa 7. orange peel and natural wood 8. allspice and exotic meats 9. poppy seed and rose 10. sage and rye whiskey Source: McCormick, Marketing Daily

Medical questions? Health information?


Our online database, Health Reference Center Academic offers a wealth of information. Full-text and images of nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; selected newletters, pamphlets, and newspaper artibles; and core reference books are indexed for your information.

MLK Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest, announced last night at the One Voice, One Community program. The winners in the middle school category are First Place: Gokul Karur Second Place: Julie Hahn Honorable Mention: Hina Haider The winners for the high school category are First Place: Scott LaTulip Second Place: Monika Kothari Honorable Mention: Annie Zhang Thank you to all entrants for your thought-provoking essays and excellent work. And thank you to the Friends of the Library for providing the prizes.

Pros and Cons of University Endowments

Given the state's economic situation and rising tuition costs, the Free Press' Education Writer, wondered why public universities are growing their endowments, but not sharing the funds through financial aid. Endowments are private money from donors given to universities to invest long-term. To read more about the debate that might be settled in Lansing, click on the link above.

A new look for International Language Resources


Our new streamlined International Language Resources webpage makes it even easier to find books, magazines, and movies in the language of your choice.

Library of Congress joins Flickr

The Library of Congress, in cooperation with Flickr, has launched a new pilot project which will make thousands of photos (with no copyright restrictions) available to the public. The LoC is excited at the opportunity this will provide the public: the chance to tag, comment and make notes on the photos which will provide much-needed details, such as the location, date and other information about the photos. Take a look a the LoC Flickr page and see what you might be able to add to this neat project.

E-Learning Gets an Upgrade

Professors and schools are reinventing their online courses to include the latest and greatest Web technologies. Podcasts, wikis, blogs, and avatars in Second Life, to name a few, are becoming more prevalent and it's having a positive effect in the student community.

MLK Community Event

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by attending One Voice, One Community on January 21 at 7 p.m. The Friends of the Canton Public Library sponsor this annual event in conjunction with Canton Township and the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities. The Mosaic Youth Theatre is the featured performance. The guest speaker is Lee Thomas, author and Fox 2 News broadcaster. There is also an art exhibition by Byron Reed. The event takes place at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. It is free but tickets are required. Get your tickets at the theater box office, online at or at the Canton Public Library.

Yet Another Reason to Love WilsonSelectPlus Database

Tired of finding the perfect article and trying to re-trace your search? By setting up a simple account in WilsonSelect Plus (click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the database) you can save your searches. If you make a habit of saving your searches by simply clicking on "Save Search" at the bottom of the page after a successful search it may prevent you from having to remember how you accessed that perfect article. You can access your saved searches by clicking on the "Searching" tab then clicking on "previous searches".