December 22, 2016 | madame librarian
The Canton Seniors Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November) from 2:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. Copies of the month's selection are distributed at the book discussion or request a copy at Canton Public Library's Information Desk. Join us in this open, no-registration-required conversation.
Two brothers in a small Midwestern town--one the high school's beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship and the other one scraping by as a bail bondsman--have been at odds since their sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers. Now a new killing with ties to each of them forces a painful and adversarial reunion.
December 12, 2016 | SuzyQ
Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. Large swathes of the continent were under the firm hand of a dozen reigning women as queens, regents, mothers, wives, or counselors. From Isabella of Castile, her daughter Katherine of Aragon, and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor; from England and France to the Netherlands, and across the Holy Roman Empire, these women wielded enormous power over their territories, shaping the course of European history for over a century.
The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military and financial assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against Great Britain.
November 29, 2016 | madame librarian
Check out what's available at Canton Public Library. This Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00PM in the Community Room, Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton shares his extensive research on the Willow Run Bomber Plant and How Detroit Saved the World. Need help with your e-reader? Drop-in assistance is available at the Information desk every Friday from 10:00 -11:00AM. Looking for a book group? We offer four book groups which meet monthly at the library: Lunch and a Book, Canton Seniors Book Group (for 55+), the Non-Fiction Book Group, and the Adult Contemporary Book Group.
November 22, 2016 | SuzyQ
November 8, 1923. Hitler's "Beer Hall Putsch" took place in Munich took place, wherein Hitler, Goering and armed Nazis attempted, but ultimately failed, to forcibly seize power and overthrow democracy in Germany.
November 9 -10, 1938. Kristallnacht ("the night of broken glass") took place in Germany as Nazi mobs burned synagogues and vandalized Jewish shops and homes.
November 9, 1989. The Berlin Wall was opened after standing for 28 years during which it completely cut off West Berlin from Eastern Germany. The almost 28 mile long wall had been built in 1961.