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Nonfiction Book Group 2015 Reading List

The Nonfiction Book Group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM. No registration required.


Lunch and a Book 2014 Reading List

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — January 9th


Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — February 13th





Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — March 13th

The dog stars by Peter Heller — April 10th


The round house by Louise Erdrich — May 8th

Murder Will Out: January 2015

M.C. Beaton's first Agatha Raisin mystery has been made into a television movie. It premiers in Great Britain on Boxing Day (December 26), hopefully we will be seeing “Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death” in the States soon.

Superhero Reads for Kindergarteners

Kindergarten

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


Eliot Jones, midnight superhero by Anne Cottringer ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith


Do super heroes have teddy bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle ; illustrated by Mike Gordon ; color by Molly Hahn

Hero dad by Melinda Hardin ; [illustrations by] Bryan Langdo

Superhero School by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Andy Rash

Grades 6-9 Winter themed reading

Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen

He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.


Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr

2015 Book List for Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan (January 19)

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (February 16)

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline (March 16)

Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (April 20)

Big little lies by Liane Moriarty (May 18)

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman (June 15)

Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (July 20)

New Books in Tamil for 2014

Nilavum malarum pāṭutu! by Elci Tivākar

Entaṉ kaṇṇōṭu kalantuviṭu-! by Nivētā Jeyānantaṉ

Itayak katavu by Iṉpā Alōciyas

Vilāciṉi: Kōccaṭaiyāṉu̲kku muṉ, kuṟṟap pulaṉāyvu carittirap putiṉam by Ṭākṭar El. Kailācam = Vilasini / L. Kailasam

Kaṟupput tāmarai by Rājēṣkumār

Kiḻical: tērnteṭutta ciṟukataikaḷ by Pūmaṇi ; tokuppāciriyar, Ka. Mōkaṉaraṅkaṉ = Kizical / author, Poomani

Vaḷaiyāta paṉaikaḷ by Irā. Nantakōpāl

Pārttipaṉ kaṉavu by Kalki Ār. kiruṣṇamūrtti

Kolvateḻututal 90 by Ār. Em. Nausāt

Eṉatu payaṇam: kaṉavukaḷukkuc ceyalvaṭivam koṭuttal by Ē.Pi.Jē. Aptul kalām ; ōviyaṅkaḷ, Piriyā Cepāsṭiyaṉ ; Tamiḻil, Nākalaṭcumi Caṇmukam

New Books in Spanish for 2014

El juego de Ripper: una novela by Isabel Allende

Adulterio: una novela by Paulo Coelho

Amor verdadero by Jennifer Lopez ; fotografiás de Ana Carballosa

La dosis de aprobaci̤n: Como Romper con el Habito de Complacer a la Gente by Joyce Meyer

Falsa proposición by Heidi Rice

Una boda inolvidable by Robyn Grady

Los 7 hàbitos de la gente altamente efectiva by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: La Revolucion Etica En La Vida Cotidiana Y En La Empresa / the Revolution in Everyday Life and the Enterprise Ethics / Stephen R. Covey

New Books in Hindi for 2014

Prema galī ati sān̐karī by Śyāma Jāṅgiṛa

Lauṭatī ṭrena by Ushā Jaina 'Śīrīṃ'

Ādhā kamarā by Candrakiraṇa Saunareksā

Mukti-yuddha kī gaṅgā-meghanā by Mahendra Nātha Dube

Rūma ôna da rūfa: [baisṭasailara The room on the roof kā anuvāda] by Raskina Bônḍa ; [anuvāda, R̥shi Māthura]

Merī priya kahāniyām̐ by Amarakānta

Dāmpatya manovijñāna: dāmpatya manovijñāna para ādhārita ālekha by lekhikā, Ushā Jaina 'Śīrīṃ'

Nadī: [upanyāsa] by Ushā Priyamvadā

Seppuku by Vinoda Bhāradvāja

Sadī ke mahānatama krikeṭara Sacina by Vimala Kumāra

New Books in Gujarati for 2014

Śeraloka Homsanī rahasyakathāo by Sara Ārthara Kônana Ḍôyala ; bhāvānuvāda, Jyotikumāra Vaishṇava

Saṅkalpanuṃ sukāna by Śailesha Sagapariyā

3 misṭekasa ôpha māya lāipha by Cetana Bhagata ; anuvāda, Hareśa Dhoḷakiyā

New Books in Chinese for 2014

Yuan shan de hui yin by Kalede Husaini zhu ; Li Jingyi yi = And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini

Zhi pai wu by Maikeer Daobusi zhu ; He Yujia yi

GenTED xue biao da,rang shi jie ji zhu ni: yong geng you shui fu li de fang shi xing xiao ni he ni de gou xiang by ka man.gai luo(Carmine Gallo) zhu ; luo ya xuan,liu yi an yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Ming zhen tan de jia suo by dong ye gui wu zhu ; wang hua mao yi

What We're Reading: December 2014

A Christmas carol: and other Christmas books by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

This year it will be different and other stories: a Christmas treasury by Maeve Binchy

The Christmas train by David Baldacci

A week in December by Sebastian Faulks

A different kind of Christmas by Alex Haley

Holidays on ice by David Sedaris

New Cookbooks/ Holiday Cooking


Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking

Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin

How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke


For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it

The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry

Canton Seniors Book Discussion January 22, 2015

Canada [large print] by Richard Ford — Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, January 22 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.

Nonfiction Book Group January 2015

On Saturday, January 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess and a secret family by Catherine Bailey — For fans of Downton Abbey , this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records;but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I.

December is a Time to Celebrate!

The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!

General

The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.

The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.