Sunday, February 24 is the 85th Oscar Awards. Brush up on your film history with...
The big screen: the story of the movies by David Thomson
Treasures from American film archives [videodisc]: 50 preserved films by producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks
Fans of PBS Mystery! are familiar with the work of Edward Gorey (1925-2000) born 88 years ago today in Chicago. His eerie illustrations have introduced Mystery! since 1980. Gorey wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books, his images reminiscent of Victorian or Edwardian times with a macabre twist are instantly recognized.
I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
Join us as we read and discuss the key points in the classic business book, "Good to Great" by James Collins. Led by retired executive and Canton Kiwanis Club President, Mark Ott, this discussion is for business owners, leaders and anyone interested in leadership.
Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds [kit] by Lyndall Gordon - In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons, and reveals Emily as a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination. Gordon digs deep into the life and work of Emily Dickinson, to reveal the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, and presents a woman beyond her time who found love, spiritual sustenance, and immortality all on her own terms.
Hen Lit is grown-up chick lit with an older heroine who probably has a kid or two and a mortgage. But she’s still just as much fun as her twenty-something chick lit sisters.
The generous gardener by Trisha Ashley — Living in an idyllic Welsh village with a handsome husband and a loving daughter, 40-something Fran March has reason to be happy with her lot. Then her daughter, the result of an unforgettable one-night stand, starts asking awkward questions about her "real" father.
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Abandoned by her husband, Venetia Summers is not alone. Living in a dilapidated house in Norfolk, she is surrounded by her three children, a houseful of animals, and a garden run amok.
Savannah blues: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.
The burning edge by Rick Mofina
Mystery Writers of America presents vengeance by edited by Lee Child
The darkening field by William Ryan
Ghoul interrupted by Victoria Laurie
Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming
The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin — Ms. Benjamin will speak at Nicola's Books on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00PM
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Mr. LeDuff, a FOX2 television journalist, will discuss his book at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00PM.
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Hummingbird Lake: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young
Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe
String of pearls by Madge Swindells
An absolute scandal: a novel by Penny Vincenzi
The deep blue sea for beginners: a novel by Luanne Rice
2013 Printz Award Winner:
In darkness by Nick Lake
2013 Printz Honors:
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Author Honor Books:
"Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson
"No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller" by Vonda Micheaux Nelson
"I, Too, Am America" illustrated by Bryan Collier
Illustrator Honor Books:
"H.O.R.S.E." illustrated by Christopher Myers
"Ellen's Broom" illustrated by Daniel Minter
"I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr." illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Along with the 2013 Caldecott Medal Winner, the 2013 Caldecott Honor books have also been announced. This year five picture books were selected to receive the Caldecott Honor. Those five recipients are:
Creepy carrots! by words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen