June 15, 2015 | SuzyQ
June 1, 2015 | hathawaym
The Canton Public Library offers a variety of resources to help you with genealogical or historical research. On June 1st, we will be adding a new database to help you learn more about the history of places around the United states: Historic Map Works. This resource offers over 1.5 million land ownership maps to help you track the geographic and human history of cities and villages over hundreds of years.
Tip: Look for maps of the Canton Area by searching for Western Wayne County. See who used to own the land that the library now sits on by comparing modern map overlays.
May 31, 2015 | rogersn
Great architecture of Michigan by text by John Gallagher; photographs by Balthazar Korab
MSU campus— buildings, places, spaces: architecture and the campus park of Michigan State University by Linda O. Stanford and C. Kurt Dewhurst
Architecture in Michigan by Wayne Andrews
Lost Detroit: stories behind the Motor City's majestic ruins by Dan Austin ; photography by Sean Doerr
Forgotten landmarks of Detroit by Dan Austin
May 31, 2015 | rogersn
Under the Radar Michigan: the first 50 by written by Tom Daldin ; photographs and stories about the episode names by Jim Eldelman ; contributing prose by Eric Tremonti
Michigan: an explorer's guide by Jeff Counts, with photographs by the author
Michigan state and national parks: a complete guide by Tom Powers
May 31, 2015 | strande
Make use of our genealogy and Michigan history resources at the library. Our database page has links to
genealogy resources like Ancestry.com (in-library use only), HeritageQuest, and Seeking Michigan. If you're looking for Michigan history, we can help there, too. Our history resources include MeL Michigana, which gathers several online historical archives and collections in one place.
May 18, 2015 | rogersn
Mark Twain, Father of American Literature, and author of famous works such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has more to offer us readers. Scholars in California have recently discovered a series of writings written by Twain when he was a 29-years old journalist in San Francisco. Read more about this story in this article.
May 7, 2015 | SuzyQ
On May 7, 1915 the luxury liner Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. The ship sunk within minutes killing 1924 people, including 114 Americans.
Dead Wake [sound recording] by LARSON, ERIK
Lusitania: an epic tragedy by Diana Preston
The Lusitania by Simpson, Colin, 1931-
The Lusitania: unravelling the mysteries by Patrick O'Sullivan
Sinking of the Lusitania [videodisc]: terror at sea by produced by Darlow Smithson for Discovery Channel and the BBC in association with NDR and M6 ; producer, Johann Insanally ; director, Christopher Spencer
May 6, 2015 | dskop
Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown
winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races: the
Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Also featured are
materials available for check-out containing awe-inspiring stories of horses
like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our
May 3, 2015 | madame librarian
Any given number: the ultimate sports debate: who wore it best, from 00 to 99 by Bill Syken, writer
Unplayable lies: (the only golf book you'll ever need) by Dan Jenkins ; foreword by Sally Jenkins
April 14, 2015 | SuzyQ
Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in the closing days of the Civil War. The assassination was carried out by a popular actor of the time, John Wilkes Booth, as part of a conspiracy to revive the Confederacy.
The day Lincoln was shot by Jim Bishop
The darkest dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the great American tragedy by Thomas Goodrich
Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer by James L. Swanson
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman