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spring flowers

daffodilsEarly spring is the time when flowers from bulbs come up to greet us and reassure us that, despite the sometimes fickle weather, warmer weather is on the way. These daffodils are blooming in the courtyard outside the Children's Library. You can grow your own with a little help from our collection.

Award Winning Cookbooks!

Art and Soul of Baking coverEvery year the International Association of Culinary Professionals announces their picks for the best cookbooks of the year. The Art & Soul of Baking is just one of the award winners owned by CPL.

Go Green for Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.

Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.

Mother Teresa by Maya Gold

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. Although she was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia today, Mother Teresa's family came from Shkoder, Albania her father was active in national politics and her mother was a devout Catholic. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: "By blood I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.

A Half Dozen New Mystery Writers To Try

I just finished reading Library Journal's recent first authors of the season reviews ('First Novels Forecast a Lush Spring'; 3/15/09) and CPL has six of the new mystery selections on our shelves for your reading enjoyment: Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark, Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole, Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings

Do-It-Yourself Book Discussion

Do you love coming to Book Discussions at the library? Do you wish we offered more? There’s good news: you can take matters into your own hands and start your own book club. We have a collection of kits that include multiple copies of a book as well as discussion questions. Just ask at the Children’s Desk for the kit you’re looking for. So grab a kit, nine buddies, maybe a snack and you’ll be ready to have your own Book Discussion!

Why GM Matters

In his new book, Why GM Matters : Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon, William Holstein makes the argument that GM is essential to our nation's well-being.  He goes deep inside GM to show what's really happening at the country's most iconic corporation.  Holstein explains how GM has already radically retooled its entire operation, from manufacturing and cost structure to design.

Looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy News?

If you're a science fiction or fantasy fiction fan and you're anxious for news about your favorite authors, try Locus Magazine online.  Besides news stories about authors and upcoming books, it has reviews, awards information, commentaries and interviews.  It's a great site for the sci fi/fantasy enthusiast!

Spring, where did you go?

I don't know about you, but with all the snow that fell today, it sure doesn't feel like spring to me.  Would you rather be thinking about warm weather and playing outside? If so, Sunny Days and Starry Nights will help. Flip through this book and find lots of ideas for fun stuff you can do outside. Plan some outdoor activites for yourself, and before you know it, it will actually be nice enough outside to do them!

D. Gray-Man

Dark, gothic, tragic. D. Gray-man has the haunted spirit battles of Bleach with a full measure of creepy, victorian horror a la Fullmetal Alchemist. Not for the faint of heart but great on storyline and action. We've got the manga, and, just in, the anime, too. Check it out. 

A Homemade Life

When you visit Molly Wizenberg's blog, Orangette, you will find interesting introspections on food and life, interspersed with beautiful photographs. If this all sounds good, but you don't care so much for the blog format, check out her first book, A Homemade Life.

Go Fly a Kite!

Kite.preview.pngApril is National Fly a Kite Month, so take some time to investigate kites in fact and fiction at your library. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a trip to one of Canton’s parks to fly your own kite.

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose

Where did that apple come from?

Want to find out where your food comes from? Learn about fair trade, food miles and local markets in Your Food by Sally Hewitt.

Egg-ceptional fun!

Springtime is here! The time has come for rain, flowers, warm weather...and for many, it will also be time to color and decorate eggs. Some of our favorite characters like to do just that! In Eggs For Everyone, Dora the Explorer and her pal Boots spend time decorating eggs for their families and friends. This book just might inspire you to create your own eggs for somebody special!

Vampires and Popcorn

While you're waiting for your Twilight movie to come in, check out House of Night; book number

Herbs: Simple Steps to Success

HerbsHerbs by William Denne is a new addition to the library's rich collection of gardening books. As I've come to expect from DK books, it has crisp, colorful photos that complement and illustrate the concise and informative text.

Rare Cheetah Birth in San Diego Zoo

Baby CheetahAccording to a National Geographic article, a baby cheetah was born at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park with the help of a doctored recording of a recently discovered male call that triggers ovulation.

Now at the Wayne County Regional Library

The Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped introduces the Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and the Library will provide snacks, beverages, and dessert. Each month they will discuss two books on the second Tuesday of the month. Call the library at (734) 727-7300 to register and they will send copies of the books each month. The first book discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 14 from Noon-2:00PM at the Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind: 30555 Michigan Avenue, Westland, MI. For more information call (734) 727-7300 or (888) 968-2737.