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Skiing in Michigan

Skiing in Michigan offers excitement at any level of skill. With more than 40 Michigan downhill skiing resorts, the Silvery Slopes of Michigan offer the best Alpine skiing in the Midwest. So let's head up the lift and get a little closer to the bright blue sky where the beauty of downhill skiing is Pure Michigan. Michigan ski resorts and lodging and travel include Cadillac, Gaylord, Traverse City, Boyne, and Petoskey.

College Football Bowl Frenzy and More

College Bowl Madness begins Saturday, December 17th with the New Mexico Bowl continuing into 2012 culimnating with the BCS Championship Bowl on January 9th. Western Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan will see action in the Little Caesars Bowl, Outback Bowl and Sugar Bowl, respectively. In addition, the Wayne State Warriors will play for the NCAA Division II Championship on Saturday December 17th.

Senior Wii Bowling

Seniors have fun on a Wii Bowling League on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. It's great fun and competition, with no special skills required. Join us on January 3 and January 12 at 11:00 AM.

Keeping Up With The Lions

Are you keeping up with the Detroit Lions? They are having a really great year (finally). Their next game is Sunday, December 4th, against the New Orleans Saints. Since it's an away game, and unless you are among the very lucky folks attending, be sure to read up on your favorite team on their website or in our nonfiction collection. Go Lions!

Verlander Named American League MVP

Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has also been named the American League's Most Valuable Player for 2011. He is the first starting pitcher to win MVP since 1986 when Roger Clemens took the honor. Only six other pitchers in MLB history have won both the Cy Young Award and the MVP honors in the same year: the Dodger's Sandy Koufax in 1963, St. Louis' Bob Gibson and Detroit's Denny McLain in 1968, Oakland's Vida Blue in 1971, Milwaukee's Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Detroit's Willie Hernandez in 1984.

Tiger Ace Wins Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers has been named the 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The 28 year old right handed pitcher who finished the 2011 season with a 25-4 record and 250 strike outs won the award by unanimous vote. In addition, Tiger's manager Jim Leyland was the runner up for American League Manager of the Year. Other recipients of 2011 MLB awards include former Detroit Tiger Kirk Gibson who was named the 2011 National League Manager of the year and former Tiger centerfielder Curtis Granderson who was named Outstanding Player in the American League. MVP awards for the American League will be announced on November 21st with both Justin Verlander and Tiger's first baseman Miguel Cabrera in the running. Looking to satisfy your baseball fix till Spring Training 2012? Be sure to check out the many Detroit Tiger books and videos we have to offer!

Open Chess

Open Chess in November and December will only meet once in each month due to the holiday calendar. Tim Heller will host the informal open play for everyone from beginners to experts. Join us on November 13 and December 11 at 1:00 PM in the Community Room. Oh, and have a lovely holiday season!

Let's Go Red Wings!

Hockey fans, the Detroit Red Wings open the 2011-2012 NHL Hockey season at Joe Louis on Friday October 7th against the Ottawa Senators. Puck drops at 7:30 PM. Grab your spirit wear and cheer them on to what is sure to be another exciting hockey season.

Go Get 'Em Tigers!

Our Detroit Tigers start their hunt for a World Championship tonight at Yankee Stadium! Those of us over a certain age will certainly remember the excitement of past World Series for the Tigers. The 1984 series was the most recent successful run, but I will always remember the 1968 series as a magical time. Kaline, Cash, Northrup, Stanley, Freehan, McAuliffe, Lolich and McLain were just some of the Tigers on that team that came from behind night after night to pull out a game in the late innings — much like this year! And after every win we would hear their very own fight song Go Get 'em Tigers! If you want to sing along you can find the words below. And to quote the late, great Sparky Anderson from 1984 "Bless You Boys!"

Magazine Express

As the Canton Public Library continues to deal with a declining budget, patrons are reminded the "magazine express" program has been discontinued.

Let's hear it for the Tigers!

We are rocking it baseball style here in the D! Our Detroit Tigers are on a roll. Let's hope they can carry this into the playoff season starting shortly. Have you got tickets yet? Until it's time for the next game, check out our great books and DVD's on the Detroit Tigers.

MIS August Race Weekend 2011

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 will conclude the Michigan International Speedway racing season this weekend August 19-21, 2011. Events begin Friday with Meijer Pole Day followed by Saturday's VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and culminating in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard will serve as grand marshal giving the command to start engines on Sunday!

Time was… Time is…

August 17 marks the 225th birthday of American legend Davy Crockett. Although much lore surrounds the life of the coonskin-capped frontiersman, the truth is actually a different story–and just as interesting. History buffs will find Michael Wallis' new biography, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, a compelling portrait of the man.

Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot

Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of Hardscrabble New England by Matthew P.

Fly Fishing with James DiStefanis

Local author James DiStefanis shares his knowledge and passion for fly fishing on Wednesday, August 3rd from 7:00-8:30PM. Learn how to tie a fly and perhaps cast a line or two. No registration necessary.

Canton Cricket

Wicket, gully, bowler, batsman… learn all about the game of cricket from the Michigan Cricket Association on Thursday July 21st from 7:00-8:30PM. A major sport in England and India, cricket is becoming more popular here in the United States. In fact, Canton recently unveiled the Township's first cricket field in Heritage Park. Find out more about this game of fierce competition and skill while earning a Connect Your Summer Sports Fan Badge! No registration necessary.
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Learn About Fly Fishing

Flyfisher's guide to Michigan by Jim Bedford

Trout streams of Michigan: a fly-angler's guide by Bob Linsenman and Steve Nevala; foreword by Ernest Schwiebert

Beginner's guide to fly fishing by Jim Casada

Sports Books for Kids

Sports Books for Teens

Dairy queen: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Front and center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Girl overboard by Justina Chen Headley