Movies & Television
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!
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.
Want to win tickets to see Mockingjay Part 1? Answer a few trivia questions about the book and you will have a chance at the tickets. The trivia sheet in located just across from the Catching Fire display (next to the new books). Winners will be contacted by phone. The last day to enter will be Sunday, November 30th.
If you're looking for some Halloween flair without all the gory stuff (maybe a little bit), check out these creepy but silly DVDs from the Canton collection. Less violence, more fun!
An American werewolf in London [videodisc] by Polygram Pictures presents a Lycanthrope Films Limited Production
Arachnophobia [videodisc] by Hollywood Pictures Company and Amblin Entertainment present a Frank Marshall film
The cabin in the woods [videodisc] by a Lionsgate release and presentation of a Mutant Enemy production ; produced by Joss Whedon ; directed by Drew Goddard ; screenplay, Joss Whedon, Goddard
Evolution [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Montecito Picture Company production
The frighteners [videodisc] by Wingnut Films
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM Plymouth film maker and CEO of At Risk Entertainment, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. Locked in a Room has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer here and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up.
Racing dreams [videodisc]: coming of age in a fast world by produced by Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry ; written and directed by Marshall Curry
GMO OMG [videodisc] by a Compeller Pictures production ; in association with Heartworn Pictures ; presented by Nature's Path ; produced by Joshua A. Kunau ; written and directed by Jeremy Seifert
Freedom summer [videodisc] by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
It's that time of year again: Shark Week is here! Get in on all of the fintastic action with some of these great books and DVDs all about these mysterious and amazing animals. Whether you are a Shark Week veteran or a first timer these reads will leave you hungry for more.
The blacktip reef shark by Sara Green
Bluntnose sixgill sharks and other strange sharks by Rachel Lynette
A daredevil's guide to swimming with sharks by Amie Jane Leavitt
Sharks by Kris Hirschmann
Whale shark by Anders Hanson ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./Reading Specialist
War horses of WWI [videodisc] by produced by Testimony Films ; directed by George Pagliero
Killing fields [videodisc]: the first World War, by a co -production of WGBH Boston and British Broadcasting Corporation ; produced and directed by Bill Treharne Jones
Gallipoli [videodisc] by produced by Hamdi Doker Burak Ornek
Last voyage of the Lusitania [videodisc] by produced and directed by Peter Schnall
The African Queen [videodisc] by a Romulus-Horizon production
All quiet on the western front [videodisc] by a Universal -International presentation
The big parade [videodisc] by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation ; story by Laurence Stallings ; director, King Vidor
Darling Lili [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures presents
The dawn patrol [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents
A farewell to arms [videodisc] by Paramount
Four sons [videodisc] by William Fox presents a John Ford production ; adapted by Philip Klein
10 Movie Favorites of baby boomers according to a recent blog posted on Next Avenue's Route 360 by Linda Bernstein. Best part of the survey? The memorable lines included.
The sound of music [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
The graduate [videodisc] by an Embassy Pictures release
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
Love story [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
The Godfather [videodisc] by [by] Mario Puzo ; Paramount Pictures presents an Albert S. Ruddy production
The paper chase [videodisc] by a Thompson-Paul production
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Michigan's lumbering days & camp life [videodisc]: when the big trees fell by Program Source International
The Kellogg brothers [videodisc]: corn flake kings by A & E Television Networks
Mackinac Island [videodisc]: a 600 year history by Program Source International
Model T [videodisc] by The History Channel ; Motor Car Co. Inc
The city of Magic [videodisc] by Equity Studios
Borderline [videodisc]: the story of 8 Mile Road by an Urban Garlic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation and Oakland County Cable Communications Corporation
And the band played on [videodisc] by HBO Pictures
Awakenings [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures
Gifted hands [videodisc] by Sony Pictures Television Inc
Girl, interrupted [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures
Running with scissors [videodisc] by Plan B Entertainment
Sybil [videodisc] by Lorimar Productions presents
The vow [videodisc] by Screen Gems and Spyglass Entertainment present
The three faces of Eve [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Scrubs)
Dr. Derek Shepherd (Grey's Anatomy)
Dr. Gregory House (House M.D.)
Dr. Sean McNamara (Nip/Tuck)
Dr. Hawkeye Pierce (M*A*S*H)
Dr. Doug Ross (E.R.)
Dr. Martin Ellignham (Doc Martin)
Dr. Douglas Howser (Doogie Howser, M.D.)
Dr. Donald Westphall (St. Elsewhere)
Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Superman returns [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures in association with Bad Hat Harry
Thor [videodisc)] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
The amazing Spider-Man [videodisc] by produced by Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Matt Tolmach ; screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves ; directed by Marc Webb
Captain America. The first avenger [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Have you seen these cult classics? If not, beat the heat with a viewing of some of these unconventionally cool movies.
The princess bride [videodisc] by [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.]
Office space [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Mike Judge film
The Rocky Horror picture show [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Michael White-Lou Adler production
Labyrinth [videodisc] by the Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. presents a Jim Henson film
Raising Arizona [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox ; Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedasa/Ben Barenholtz production
Looking for a movie for your Be Well Badge where a "doctor" plays a major role in the drama? Check out these titles:
Analyze This (Dr. Ben Sobel)
Back to the Future (Dr. Emmett Brown)
Field of Dreams (Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham)
The Fugitive (Dr. Richard Kimble)
Ghostbusters (Dr. Egon Spengler)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones)
Sixth Sense (Dr. Malcolm Crowe)
Spider-man 2 (Dr. Otto Octavius)
Star Trek (Dr. Leonard McCoy)
Twilight (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)