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The Healing Power of Pets

Did you know pets may help you live a longer, healthier life? An article on the WDIV site describes how having pets can contribute to a lower stress level which can help lower high blood pressure. Getting a dog will help you get outdoors and exercise more. Studies also have shown Alzheimer's patients with pets have less anxious moments than those without pets. You can also save a life by adopting from an animal shelter. October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Older Adults October, 2012

In a rut, looking to change, improve, grow?   Attend   AARP online retreat  "5 Weeks to a New Life" without leaving home.  The five webinars focus on marriage, money, and personal growth.

Issues and Challenges in Caregiving for Mature Adults

In recognition of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, we are pleased to bring Dr. David M. Sengstock of Oakwood Hospital to the Canton Public Library. Dr. Sengstock, a geriatrician specializing in internal medicine and hopice and palliative care, will share the best ways for loving family and friends to be alert to signs of change and how to make sure our loved ones live in a safe environment, fulfill their needs for care, and help them live independent, healthy lives as long as possible. This is a must program for anyone with aging parents, friends or spouses. Join us on November 8 at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and brain-teaser games will be available to take home and tease your loved-ones' brains.

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

CPL is pleased to host Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. This fantastic travelling exhibit, curated by the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine. In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. Come to CPL from October 22 to November 30 and read all about the potions, immortality, monsters and more written within the pages of the incredible, ground-breaking series.

Canton Farmers Market: Harvest Celebration

Join us on Sunday, October 14 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Canton Farmers Market's Annual Harvest Celebration. Held at the historical Preservation Park, this celebration will include crafts, stories, and Halloween Parade, so come dressed in your finest costume garb. See you there!
[After our trip to the pumpkin patch by knitsteel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Today's Pharmacy

There are over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements. It seems the more years we add to our lives, the more meds we need to sustain good health. Oakwood pharmacist, Larry Diamond, will discuss these drugs, their interactions and how to use them safely. Come to this must-see program on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM — it may even save a life.

Door to Door Organics

Join Door to Door Organics for a light lunch and to learn about using and eating organic, healthy, local options. Door to Door has partnered with local farmers and growers to provide the freshest, healthiest food. Come share the bounty on Wednesday, October 17th at 12:30 PM in the Purple Room.Registration is required.

CVS Flu Shot Clinic

CVS Pharmacy is offering flu shots at CPL on Thursday, October 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. If you have health insurance with a major company, your shot is free. This is the combo shot protecting you and your loved ones from H1N1 as well as this year's strain of Flu. Let's all stay healthy this winter and get our flu shots… at Canton Public Library.

West Nile Virus Resources

Because the West Nile virus has reached epidemic levels in Michigan and has lead to five deaths in the area, the Michigan Department of Community Health is urging people to take preventative measures over the holiday weekend and throughout the mosquito season.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin September 10. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

September 10-October 20

  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM and 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM in the Purple Room

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.

CPL at The Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, August 19, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host storytimes and crafts. On this Sunday, Canton Leisure Service will also be holding a book exchange. All are invited to bring their gently used books to the market where you may exchange with other book lovers for some fresh titles to add to your home library. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Storytimes are at 10:00 AM and Noon. Open to all ages.

Medical Mystery Answers

Thank you all for participating in our Connect Your Summer Medical Mysteries! Here are the answers to the four mysteries. The winner of the drawing will be contacted soon!

Medical Mystery #1

The 1918 Flu (Influenza) Pandemic or "Spanish flu"

Medical Mystery #2

Dermatomyositis

Medical Mystery #3

Obesity

Medical Mystery #4

Blueberries

Children's Traditional Yoga Basics

On Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00-7:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach children five-nine years old the basic asanas building up to intermediate poses. If attending, please wear loose fitted clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel on which to learn. Registration for this program begins on August 24 at 9:00 AM.

[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carol)) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Healthy Asian Food Expo

Would you like to learn about nutrition and taste traditional Asian food? Come to the Healthy Asian Food Expo presented by Asian Center — Southeast Michigan. This expo is the culmination of a recipe contest judged by dietitians. Recipe finalists will prepare their dishes and you will have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite.

Attend nutrition seminars and see exhibits from local restaurants and shops featuring healthy food. The kids can play with models of nutrient molecules and see examples of healthy lunchboxes.

Asian Center — SEMI is dedicated to health research and meeting the unique health needs of the SE Michigan Asian-American community.

The event is on Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital located at 6777 West Maple Road in West Bloomfield. Admission is free.

Medical Word Search #5 Tips for a Healthy Mind

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!

Medical Word Search #4 Check Up

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!

Medical Mystery #4

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the last of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #4". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawying for a prize.
Good Luck!
  1. They call me a superfood and rightly so
  2. A serving of a 1/2 cup of me is ideal
  3. My dark color ensures that I'm packed with antioxidents
  4. I'm also high in potassium and vitamin C
  5. My native origin in North America

Saturday Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, July 21 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM. Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have our last walk next Saturday, weather-permitting: July 28

Medical Word Search #1 Heart Health

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!