Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy has died at the age of 72 after a short illness. She worked as a teacher before becoming a journalist, columnist and editor at the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and became a bestseller. A beloved author throughout the world, she was known for heart-warming books which explored family and human relationships with drama and humor. Binchy saw several of her works turned into movies, including Circle of Friends and Tara Road.
The copper beech by Maeve Binchy
Did you know the library has a great collection of international language items for kids? Among those many items, we have some fun picture books in Spanish. Check out some of the suggestions below:
Bravo! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrated by Rene King Moreno
Floating on Mama's song = Flotando con la canciâon de mamâa by Laura Lacâamara ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales
A beach tail by Karen Lynn Williams ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
The boy on the beach by story and pictures by Niki Daly
Mermaids Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Have you ever read a book, loved it, and can't understand why no one else has read this wonderful author? Here are some of my unknowns, or little knowns, you really should try: Deborah Grabien's JP Kincaid Chronicles, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza's Brazilian Inspector Espinoza, Margaret Frazer's Joliffe series is a spin-off of the Sister Frevisse stories, and fans of Stieg Larsson's books should try Ake Edwardson's Inspector Erik Winter.
Rock & roll never forgets by Deborah Grabien
The silence of the rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Why do I have a boot on my head? Well, to find out you'll have to read this great new book I found:
Squid and Octopus: friends for always by Tao Nyeu — It's about a Squid and an Octopus who are friends and the adventures they have. The stories are funny and the pictures are amazing.
Tao Nyeu, the author and illustrator, has two other really great books that you should check out. I give it two Paws Up. Way Up.Bear Hugs,
Pot-bellied pigs: a complete and up-to-date guide by Dennis Kelsey-Wood
The chinchilla handbook: filled with full-color photographs by Sharon L. Vanderlip; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges
Cockatiels: everything about purchase, care, behavior, and health by Thomas Haupt and Julie Rach Mancini; illustrations by György Jankovics; [translated from the German by Rita Kimber]
Each of these titles is the first book in a series. If you like the small town and characters created by the author, you can visit again and again to find more romance, charm and fun in the same cozy locale.
Logan by Linda Lael Miller
The shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
After Annie: a novel by Michael Tucker
Games traitors play by Jon Stock
Ministers of fire: a novel by Mark Harril Saunders
The scent of cherry blossoms: a romance from the heart of Amish country by Cindy Woodsmall
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, China is becoming a world power, and Andy Farrell creates his list of the greatest ever golfers.
The 100 greatest ever golfers by Andy Farrell
Walt Disney: a biography by Louise Krasniewicz
Monarchy. The complete series. Disc 1 [videodisc] by a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four Television and Granada Video
Waking giant: America in the age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds
The Boxer Rebellion and the great game in China by David J. Silbey
The complete book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky
Gold by Chris Cleave
How to watch the Olympics: the essential guide to the rules, statistics, heroes, and zeroes of every sport by David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton ; diagrams by Belinda Evans
Join the Adult Contemporary group on Monday, August 20 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
A stolen life: a memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard — In the summer of June of 1991, Jaycee Dugard was a normal 11-year old kid. Until the day her life was stolen. For 18 years she was a prisoner. She was an object for someone to use and abuse. She became a mother and was forced to be a sister. She survived an impossible situation. It's her story — in her own words, in her own way, exactly as she remembered it.
Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge. With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device. Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!
According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center's State of the Climate: National Overview June 2012 Report the last 12 months have been the warmest on record for the mainland United States. Although alarming, this does not come as a surprise to most people with the extremely high temperatures experienced over the last several weeks. But what is going on? To help you understand this crazy weather, you may want to check out CPL resources on climate change and in particular:
- Sign up for Canton Public Library's Connect Your Summer reading program
- Bring your grandchildren to one of the many activities Canton Public Library offers for children
- Start a book club for grandparents and grandkids
After Camelot [large print]: a personal history of the Kennedy family 1968 to the present by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The beginner's goodbye [large print] by Anne Tyler
Xo [large print] by Jeffery Deaver
War of the worldviews [Large print]: science vs. spirituality by Deepak Chopra, Leonard Mlodinow
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:
City of dreams: a novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and early Manhattan by Beverly Swerling
Light on snow: a novel by Anita Shreve
The book thief [sound recording] by Markus Zusak
The case of the mystery meat loaf by David Lewman
Sleepy time crime by Sarah Hines Stephens ; illustrated by Art Baltazar
Hold the pickles by Vicki Grant
The great turkey heist by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Robert Papp
Criminal: a novel by Karin Slaughter — Award winning author, Karin Slaughter will talk about her new book on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00PM at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor. Copies of Criminal will be available for purchase and signing.
The great escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 4 time Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year will introduce her new book at Nicola's Books on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00PM