Biography

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: January-June 2013

The Canton Seniors Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. We meet every month except December. Adult Services librarians, Elaine Skrzynski and Joyce Simowski, alternate leading the discussion. Copies of the discussion book are distributed at the monthly meeting or ask for a copy at the Adult Services Help Desk. No registration required.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay — January 24

Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue — February 28

The Language of Flowers: a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh — March 28

The Girls from Ames: a Story of Women & a Forty-year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow — April 25

Year 2012 Top Non-Fiction Books Picks

Our favorite reads this year from the Adult and Children/Tweens/Teens Librarians:

Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo

We've got a job: the 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

The righteous mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain

Paris: a love story: a memoir by Kati Marton

New Rock Biographies

Just in time for Christmas! Check out one of these new biographies of your favorite rock stars:

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

My cross to bear by Gregg Allman with Alan Light

A natural woman: a memoir by Carole King

Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young

Who I am: a memoir by Pete Townshend

Rod: the autobiography by Rod Stewart

Lincolnmania!

Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated new film Lincoln opens on November 9. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president, and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, it is inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln. The film focuses on Lincoln's final few months in office, specifically his tireless efforts to get the 13th Amendment to the Constitution (abolishing slavery) passed. Other historical figures portrayed in the movie are the abolitionist congressman from Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens (portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones), and Secretary of State William Henry Seward (David Straithairn). The library's biography and history collections are full of great reads to help you get acquainted with one of our greatest presidents and one of the most tumultuous periods of American history.

Behind the Music

Promoters,musicians,songwriters,recording studios...all these people behind the scenes.


Hüsker Dü: the story of the noise-pop pioneers who launched modern rock
by Andrew Earles

Here, there and everywhere: my life recording the music of the Beatles by Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey

Lonely avenue: the unlikely life and times of Doc Pomus by Alex Halberstadt

Dream boogie: the triumph of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick

Seeing the light: inside the Velvet Underground by Rob Jovanovic

What We're Reading... October 2012

The days are getting shorter. Time to sit in front of the fire, reading a good book.

Mrs. Adams in winter: a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien

Do not ask what good we do: inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper

The dark fields by Alan Glynn

The summer without men: a novel by Siri Hustvedt

Making piece: a memoir of love, loss, and pie by Beth M. Howard

What We're Reading: September 2012

Author Talk at Nicola's Books

Sacrilege: a thriller by S.J. Parris — On Monday, August 27 at 7:00 PM at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor. Dr. Darcy Lockman will talk about her challenging, yet fulfilling, journey to become a psychotherapist. She received her Ph.D at Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She is currently a practicing psychotherapist in New York where she lives with her family.

50th Year Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's Death

On August 5th, 1962 the world lost an American beauty and legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

The Prince and the showgirl [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures

The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production

All about Eve [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox

Monkey business [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox

Don't bother to knock [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox

The misfits [videodisc] by Seven Arts Productions

Bus stop [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Book Group Choices August 2012

Don't let your book group miss these:

The tenderness of wolves: a novel by Stef Penney

A three dog life by Abigail Thomas

Moral disorder: stories by Margaret Atwood

The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander

Five skies by Ron Carlson

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