October 5, 2015 | madame librarian
October 8 is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness held to generate global attention on blindness and vision impairment.For those unfamiliar with the free service, the Braille and Talking Book Library offers audio books, magazines and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities that are unable to utilize standard print materials. Canton Public Library is a demo site; interested individuals can try a digital talking book
machine before enrolling in the program.
September 24, 2015 | dskop
Saturday, September 26 is Family Health & Fitness Day USA. Make the most of the day and the beautiful fall weather by visiting a state park. Library card holders can print a free or discounted pass through the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program to state parks, camp grounds, area museums and much more.
September 17, 2015 | dskop
Check out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!
Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.
September 10, 2015 | sobczakd
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. As many as 20 % of the student population in the U.S. are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a commonly misunderstood developmental reading disorder because it can be found in bright, highly intelligent, creative and innovative people. The HBO documentary film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, follows four students on their journey as they face the challenges and cope with their diagnosis. Please join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a special screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.
September 1, 2015 | madame librarian
September is Go4Life Month! Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the White House Conference on Aging, this year's theme is “Be Active Every Day!” Canton Leisure Services Club 55+ offers a variety of Healthy Living & Support Services throughout the year to Canton residents.
August 30, 2015 | sobczakd
Acclaimed neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, passed away this morning at his Greenwich Village home in New York. He was 82. Diagnosed 9 years ago with ocular melanoma, he continued to be productive. The late actor, Robin Williams, portrayed him in the movie based on his book, Awakenings.
August 14, 2015 | madame librarian
On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.