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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.

Murder Will Out: March, 2015

Hallmark Movies Mysteries Channel announced three new made-for-tv movies based upon  popular mystery series written by Joanne Fluke, Charlaine Harris, and Peter King.  Look for them this Spring, 2015.

Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke.  In Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen's Cookie Jar is the place to be.  In addition to delicious cookies and great coffee, Hannah and her gang are clever amateur detectives.

A bone to pick by Charlaine Harris.  As a member of the Real Murders Club, librarian Aurora Teagarden and her group try to solve baffling cases. When Aurora unexpectedly inherits an old house complete with an unidentified skull, they have a real murder to solve.

Dying on the vine by Peter King.  Goodwin Harper, The Gourmet Detective, is a retired chef.   As a specialist in rare spices and ancient recipes, Scotland Yard brings him in when poisoning is suspected.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: January - June 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.  Over the next six months we will be discussing a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.

January 22   Canada by Richard Ford

February 26   90 Minutes in Heaven: a True Story of Life and Death by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey. NOTE: Meets in the Community Room this month. 

March 26   The Sea by John Banville

April 23    Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay


June 25   The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Murder Will Out: Award Winners 2014

Looking for a good read?  Check out some of this year's award winning Mystery titles for best book.

Edgar A. Poe Award for Best Novel, Anthony Award for Best Mystery Novel, Dilys Award, Barry Award Best Novel, The Squid, The Macavity Award Best Novel

Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger.   Best known for his Conor O'Cork series, Mr. Krueger's stand-alone novel about a young woman's murder and its' impact on family, friends, and community garnered six awards this year.







Nero Wolf Award for Best American Mystery

Murder as a fine art by David Morrell


Agatha Christie Award for Best Historical Mystery

A question of honor by Charles Todd.  


Shamus Award Best P. I. Paperback Original (Private Eye Writers of America)

Murder Will Out: January 2015

Charlaine Harris's character Aurora Teagarden makes her TV debut on Sunday, January 11 at 9:00PM on the Hallmark Channel Mysteries & Movies Channel. In the first book of the series, REAL MURDERS twenty-eight-year-old Aurora (Roe) Teagarden is a professional Librarian and belongs to the Real Murders club, a group of 12 enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes. Ms. Harris wrote eight novels featuring Aurora Teagarden between 1990 and 2003.

Building, Construction, Demolition, etc.

Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room. While adults might be interested in the details of the project, kids will also have questions, and we've compiled a list of recommendations of some construction themed books.


b1547133.jpgDemolition by Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Brian Lovelock


Sometimes you have to get rid of the old to make way for the new, and that is shown here through the use of numerous sound effects. Don't forget the last page, where the machines and their jobs are identified.


Job Site by ClementJob site by Nathan Clement


Nathan Clement's brightly colored illustrations belie the dust and dirt that is usually found on a job site, but each machine has a task that's portrayed in sparse and easy to explain text.

Dress for December

Froggy%20Gets%20Dressed%20London.jpgFroggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London is the ultimate of cold weather checklists. Excited Froggy repeatedly gets called out of the snow and back into his house by his mother because he forgot to put on an important article of warm weather gear. But there are plenty more picture books highlighting all those extra layers you need to stay warm. Here's your own checklist of corresponding books.

Hat%20by%20Brett.jpgThe Hat by Jan Brett


While Jan Brett’s The Mitten is more well-known, don’t miss this equally entertaining story. Brett’s signature illustrations relay the trouble Hedgie the hedgehog faces when he gets stuck in a discovered hat.


Mitten by Aylesworth.jpgThe Mitten by Jim Aylesworth


Jim Aylesworth’s rhyming retelling of the tale is complemented by Barbara McClintock’s expressive characters.


Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth


Dance your socks off with these daring ducks as they debut their fashionable footwear.

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