September 19, 2011 | Brad Czerniak
August 19, 2011 | fawcettl
By now, you have probably noticed these funny looking boxes on everything from cereal to restaurant menus. You have also probably wondered what the heck they are and if they matter to you. Well, these black and white squares are actually called QR codes, a type of 2D barcode meant to be read by smartphones. Originally created by a Toyota subsidiary in Japan to track automotive parts, these black and white boxes are now being used to pass along text, web addresses and all sorts of information to smartphones. Companies are using these codes to direct customers to everything from sweepstakes entry forms to job applications. Get scanning today with one of the many smartphone apps that enable you to scan and read QR codes — like NeoReader & BeeTagg Reader (just to name a few).
August 11, 2011 | madame librarian
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00p.m. in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he and others transformed swampy Jackson Park into the White City for the World's Columbian Exposition 1893 in Chicago, while Henry H. Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.
Copies of The Devil in the White City will be distributed on September 28 at the book discussion. Beginning September 29, ask for a copy of The Devil in the White City at the Adult Reference Desk.
July 27, 2011 | SuperMegaAnna
Note: This event has been canceled.
Are you a master driver or pro mushroom thrower? On August 11 from 2:00-4:00PM, teens going into grades 7-12 can prove your driving skills at our Mario Kart Tournament.
July 21, 2011 | SuperMegaAnna
Dear Photograph, a newly launched website, invites people to take a picture from the past and photograph it, merging it into the present. Some of the submissions are funny, some are sad, and some are just strange. The website reminds me a lot of a favorite book, PostSecret, where anonymous postcards revealing secrets were collected for all to read. Both are worth a look.
June 8, 2011 | SuperMegaAnna
Nintendo announced the next generation home console, Wii U, this week. It includes a touch screen controller, motion control, and HD graphics. You can check out demo video, and find more information on the E3 website. So far, there isn't a specific release date for the Wii U, but I suspect we will be waiting a while.
May 5, 2011 | Blogbrarian
Are you concerned about the potential ramifications of your employees and social media? Aaron Graves, a labor and employment attorney, will discuss the ins and outs of your rights and your employee's rights when it comes to social networking. This Strategies of Success (SOS) seminar takes place on Tuesday, May 17th from 7:30-9:30AM in the Summit on the Park Banquet Center. Space is limited so please reserve your spot by calling the Canton Chamber of Commerce at (734) 453-4040.
April 26, 2011 | madame librarian
Since 1963, May has been declared Older Americans Month by the Agency on Aging. The theme of this year's celebration — Older Americans: Connecting the Community — pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities. It also highlights the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives. Canton Public Library offers a variety of programs this month which should interest older adults:
April 26, 2011 | Brad Czerniak
If you missed the fun at the eReader program, don't worry! There's now a Google Group where we can keep the discussion of eBooks going:
We will post the presentation from Monday's program to the group on Wednesday, April 27, at 1:00PM, so join by then to check out awesome slides like this: