March 29, 2013 | madame librarian
Richard Griffiths (July 31, 1947-March 29, 2013) the versatile British actor who played Harry Potter's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65. Griffiths was well-known to theater-goers as well as movie-goers. He played Uncle Monty in the popular British series, Withnail and I won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Douglas Hector, an English teacher in Alan Bennet's The History Boys
and DI Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.
March 9, 2013 | madame librarian
British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, founder of the band Ten Years After who burst to stardom with his memorable Woodstock performance of I'm Going Home, has died. He was 68. Detroiters will remember his electrifying guitar solo at the Grande Ballroom in the late 60s.
(Photo: AP Images)
January 20, 2013 | madame librarian
The reality of our planet is we are an aging society. Soon over half the global population will be over the age of 50. This is unprecedented in human history. What will this mean to society? A new PBS documentary is in the works, Coming of Age in America. It will look at where we live, how we work, and what impact will this have on the world. Watch your local PBS station for broadcast times.
November 30, 2012 | barkerm
You have made your commitment to Canton Township's 100 Days to Health. Biggest Loser Contestant, Buddy Shuh shares the triumph of losing 163 pounds while overcoming the grief of losing his baby daughter. Buddy's spiritual journey is told in his book, The Story of Bella. Buddy will be speaking as well as selling and signing copies on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM.
November 7, 2012 | barkerm
'Tis the season of good will, families, shopping and scam artists! Sergeant Pat Sullivan of the Canton Public Safety Department, will share ways to avoid identity theft, especially during this busy holiday shopping season. He will also discuss how to "Take Charge" if it does happen to you.
Join us for this important evening on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 PM.
October 9, 2012 | barkerm
Portraits of Service is a moving, emotional book by local author Robert H. Miller. It is also an award-winning record of the stories and faces of veterans of many different wars. In 2012, it was awarded the Outstanding Book of the Year. Miller is currently traveling the country and the world as his book is creating a stir worldwide. Join us to celebrate our local veterans (some of whom are included in the book) on November 15 at 7:00 PM in the library's Community Room. Bring your American pride and a hanky.
July 3, 2012 | madame librarian
Actor Andrew Samuel 'Andy' Griffith (June 1, 1926-July 3, 2012) died today at his Dare County, North Carolina home. Most fans will remember him as television icon, Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show or lawyer Ben Matlock in Matlock. Before television, though, there were screen performances such as his chilling performance in A Face in the Crowd as malevolent drifter 'Lonesome' Rhodes, a country singer who rises to fame as a television performer/singer. In 1997, Griffith won a Grammy for Best Southern Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Album, and in 2007 was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Turner Classic Movies will feature Andy Griffith films throughout Wednesday, July 18.