Common sense by Thomas Paine
1776 by David McCullough
Founding brothers: the revolutionary generation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Declaration of Independence by illustrated and inscribed by Sam Fink
Animal farm by George Orwell ; preface by Russell Baker ; introduction by C.M. Woodhouse
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm
The Star-Spangled Banner by Spier, Peter
Join the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in
Building Bridges: Family Fun Day at the Canton Mosque
Please RSVP by June 20
Saturday June 22, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM at the Canton Mosque
40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, MI 48188
Free Admission, Interactive Activities, Food, Art, Sports
Join MCWS in their first active Family Day on June 22 — organized to foster dialog within our increasingly diverse communities. Families, adults, youth and children will be able to engage in team building activities and join conversations while enjoying great food, art displays and the company of the beautiful people around Canton.
Alice Springs by Nikki Gemmell
My lie: a true story of false memory by Meredith Maran
Oleander girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The sentimentalists: a novel by Johanna Skibsrud
The reading promise: my father and the books we shared by Alice Ozma ; foreword by Jim Brozina
The May/June 2013 issue of Michigan Municipal League's The Review focuses on growing old in Michigan. Are communities ready to handle the growing number of older adult residents? Over half of Michigan's residents are now over the age of 50. How will the needs of young and old be balanced? Are they really that different?
The school of essential ingredients [sound recording] by Erica Bauermeister
The blue room [sound recording] by Madeleine Peyroux
The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Fatherhood: and other stories by Thomas H. Cook
The big screen: the story of the movies by David Thomson
The entertainer: movies, magic, and my father's twentieth century by Margaret Talbot
Sunday, February 24 is the 85th Oscar Awards. Brush up on your film history with...
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. Mr. LeDuff, a FOX2 television journalist, will discuss his book at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00PM.
Citizen soldier: a life of Harry S. Truman by Aida D. Donald
Do the movies have a future? by David Denby
The eve of destruction: how 1965 transformed America by James T. Patterson
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.
Our favorite reads this year from the Adult and Children/Tweens/Teens Librarians:
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
We've got a job: the 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson
The righteous mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt
Paris: a love story: a memoir by Kati Marton
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens ; foreword by Graydon Carter ; afterword by Carol Blue
It's back to school for millions of students this month. What's happening in our classrooms?
Boys and girls learn differently!: a guide for teachers and parents by Michael Gurian
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.
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, China is becoming a world power, and Andy Farrell creates his list of the greatest ever golfers.
The 100 greatest ever golfers by Andy Farrell
Walt Disney: a biography by Louise Krasniewicz
Monarchy. The complete series. Disc 1 [videodisc] by a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four Television and Granada Video
Indomitable will: LBJ in the presidency by Mark K. Updegrove
A devil is waiting [large print] by Jack Higgins
Hidden summit [large print] by Robyn Carr
The sisters [large print] by Nancy Jensen
Tickets are available for $35 and $100. More information is available at the Michigan Humanities Council. For immediate event updates, keep an eye out on the Council's Facebook page.