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Longlisted for the National Book Award A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives--where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance--are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they're wrong. 

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra , the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Featuring a diverse group of writers, War No More gathers the best of America's vibrant tradition of antiwar and peace literature, essays, letters, speeches, memoirs, poems, stories and songs spanning almost three centuries. It offers an unprecedented view of a powerful and perennially relevant American tradition, encompassing five-star generals, theologians, nuclear physicists, folk singers, signers of the declaration, quietists, anarchists, veterans, and Nobel laureates.
 

Intermediate Excel 2013

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. 

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If you are interested in learning more about ways to get library books, movies, music and more on your computer or mobile device, TechBoomers has added online learning tools to help you get started. The website has now added tutorials for two of our most popular library apps: Hoopla and OverDrive. TechBoomers tutorials are developed with beginners in mind. Learn at your own pace, and unlock thousands of digital resources for free on your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or other device.

 

Digital Download Drop-In Help

Did you know that you can access thousands of eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, movies, music, comics and magazines on your computer, smart phone or mobile device, just by registering with your Canton Public Library card? Check out our eMedia page for details. We can help you get started.

Stop in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to get one-on-one help from the friendly experts at the Information desk. Get set up and build confidence without feeling rushed. Just bring your device and your desire to learn!* No registration required-just drop in.

*Kindle users must bring Amazon login information as well.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, December 1 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, December 8 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, December 15 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, December 22 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, December 29 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk

Present with Prezi - CANCELLED

Student giving a Prezi presentation

Go beyond PowerPoint for your school presentations and learn about the dynamic options available with Prezi. In a brief class, we'll learn the basics and create a simple presentation.  Registration is required and begins August 26.  This program is for ages 11-18.

Photo: Prezi Presentation (cropped) by Yosomono (CC BY 2.0)

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Join us on Monday, September 12 at the annual Canton Senior Summit held from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Summit on the Park. Canton Public Library librarians will demonstrate the Digital Talking Book Machine and Low Vision magnifiers and answer questions about using e-media, such as OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio on your eReader. We will also have information about the wide variety of programs available at Canton Public Library.

Drop-in E-Book Help

Have you hit a snag with your e-reader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

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In a futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, detective Rick Deckard is a highly rated "Blade Runner" assigned to find and kill illegal cybernetic "replicants" - genetic creations with superhuman abilities. Pulled unwillingly out of retirement, Deckard is forced into one last case. Six exceptionally dangerous replicants have escaped from slave labor and made their way into the city, apparently with plans to gain vengeance on the corporate masters who created them. In the course of his investigation, Deckard falls in love with a beautiful woman who holds a disturbing secret, creating additional doubt and confusion in Deckard's mind.

Members of a high-tech security firm find themselves blackmailed into helping a government department steal a "black box.".

A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad. .

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