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Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners are welcome. The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by “Library Chess Clubs.” For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com

Road to the Olympics with the Shibutanis

Maia and Alex Shibutani are ice dancers with dreams of attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2011, the Shibutanis were the first ice dance team in U.S. history to win a medal (bronze) at the World Championships in their debut senior season. They also took the silver at the U.S. championships and at Four Continents Championships behind their training mates, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White. While we are all still steeped in the London Olympics, hear what dedication and drive are needed to aspire to the Olympics and perform at championship levels from brother and sister team, Maia (18) and Alex (21) on Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 PM.

Sailing!

Fifty places to sail before you die: sailing experts share the world's greatest destinations by Chris Santella

The sailing bible: the complete guide for all sailors from novice to expert by Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith

We, the drowned by Carsten Jensen; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund with Emma Ryder

Baseball! Monday Movie Madness

Join us on Monday, July 16, for an all day, baseball family movie extravaganza starting at 10:00 AM with a film for our youngest patrons and gradually getting more sophisticated, until the 6:30 PM showing of Moneyball.

Bleacher Report

Are you a huge sports fan? Do you think you know all there is to know about sports? If so, you are going to want to check out the website, Bleacher Report. This site is full of stats for all your favorite sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and the upcoming Olympics. Enjoy!

Canton Cup Memorial Day Tournament Celebrates 30 Years

Be a part of history this holiday weekend when one of the biggest tournaments in the country comes to town. This year the 30th Annual Canton Cup will host over 690 teams from Michigan and beyond to compete on soccer fields throughout Canton. Newer soccer titles and instructional videos can be found in the library's collection. Enjoy the games!

[Youth Soccer by Herald Post on flickr used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license]

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game.  Beginners are welcome on June 10 and 24th at 1:00 PM.  The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs."  For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com

Children's Books to Love

From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on Sunday, May 13 at 1:00 PM  in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.
The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@woway.com.

The Perfect Game

Did you hear about Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber's perfect game on Saturday? A perfect game is when a pitcher faces 27 batters and there are no runs, no hits, no errors, and nobody left on base. It is a feat only accomplished 21 times in Major League Baseball history. It has been accomplished only once in Little League World Series history. You can relive that event in:

The perfect game [videodisc] — A team of poor Mexican boys, smaller than most of the boys they played against, tackle visa problems, prejudices and team dynamics on their way to the World Series. It would make a great pick for your next family movie night.

138th Kentucky Derby

The first leg of the Triple Crown begins Saturday, May 5th with the annual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Grammy Award winning singer Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions by Nusser, Susan — Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense behind the scenes at one of Kentucky's biggest breeding farms; revealing the money, dedication, and expertise that go into producing Derby hopefuls and the world's fastest racehorses.

Play Ball!

Tune in Thursday April 5th for the Detroit Tigers Opening Day as they take on the Boston Red Sox. The line-up is set and the 2011 America League Central Champions begin their season at Comerica Park, first pitch 1:05 PM. Go Tigers!!

March Madness 2012

The NCAA Men's Championship Basketball Tournament has evolved into one of the most prominent annual sporting events in the United States. Millions of fans predict the ultimate winner by filling out brackets in this single elimination tournament that begins in March and ends in April.

The big dance: the story of the NCAA basketball tournament by Barry Wilner & Ken Rappoport — Ken Rappaport tells the story of the tournament from it's beginning seventy-three years ago as just an eight-bracket to today's sixty-eight team format.

Red Wings Going for the Record

Hey Hockeytown! Tuesday night, February 14, 2012, our Detroit Red Wings will be playing for not just another win against the Dallas Stars. They will be playing for a record breaking win. Currently, our Wings have tied the record at 20 home games won in a row, tomorrow they are hoping to break that record with their 21st home game win. I have tickets, do you? If not, be sure to watch the game on TV or check our awesome selection of items on the Red Wings. My fingers are already crossed, are yours?

Winter Classic Comes to Michigan

It's official: The Red Wings and Maple Leafs will face-off in Ann Arbor at the Big House in the 2013 Bridgestone Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. Stay connected to receive future updates. Meanwhile, continue cheering the Wings on as they move forward in their quest to beat the NHL record of 20 straight home game victories. Don't forget that the library has loads of books and dvds on the Red Wings, and even a couple on the Leafs.

Forever Hockeytown!: how the 2008 Red Wings reclaimed the Stanley Cup by editor, Mark Francescutti

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.

The fourth Sunday of the month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.

Ice Cold Gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White, two figure skaters trained here in our very own Canton Michigan, just won their fourth consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championship title. Not only that, but they're the longest running Ice Dance team in the U.S.! We make some mighty fine ice skaters here in Canton. Congrats to the medal winners.
[Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP]

Joe Paterno 1926-2012

Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State coach, died January 20 in State College, Pennsylvania of lung cancer. The winningest coach in major college football, "JoePa" roamed the Penn State sidelines for 46 seasons, his thick-rimmed glasses, windbreaker and jet-black sneakers as familiar as the Nittany Lions’ blue and white helmets.
[Image courtesy of AP Images]