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National Poetry Month

Poetry can be celebrated the year-round, but especially so in April. Established in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together poets and booksellers, literary organizations and publishers to celebrate the importance of poetry and its vital place in American culture. We at the Canton Public Library would like to participate by showcasing our many poetry resources in this Special Collection.

Timeless Poetry Collections

The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.

The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.

My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.

30 Evergreen Books Of Our Time

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones — Austen’s powers of subtle discrimination and shrewd perceptiveness is revealed in "Pride and Prejudice". She is able to convey such a complex message using a simple, yet witty, style.

On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz — On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An evergreen book that one can read again and again.

Internet Basics

Join us Wednesday,January 29th from 2-3 PM and learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are prerequisite. Registration is required

Eid Al-Fitr 2013

Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. This festival is expected to be around August 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. Common greeting during this holiday is ‘Eid Mubārak' which means "blessed Eid" in Arabic.

National Cherry Festival

The National Cherry Festival will kick off its 87th annual celebration on June 29th 2013 in the Traverse City area. Cherry lovers from every corner of the world visit the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan every July for this event. This area also showcases tremendous natural resources and beauty, and it offers a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities that take full advantage of the water, woods, and snow.

Total Wellness Training Program

The goal of this program is to achieve total wellness of mind and body.
Join Julie Burt, Head Coach, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Tai Chi Instructor in finding your energy as you refresh and strengthen your body.  Learn a set of simple flowing tai chi movements that will enhance your health and fitness. This workout will also let you cultivate your internal energy for total wellness. Join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM.

Food Memoirs

The language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Food connects the author to the two cultures of her childhood –American and Jordanian

Hallelujah! the welcome table [electronic resource] by Maya Angelou
Memories and recipes—from her childhood in Arkansas and her world travel.

Rosemary and bitter oranges: growing up in a Tuscan kitchen by Patrizia Chen
Recollections of a youth spent in the Tuscan seaside town of Livomo.

My life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Child's experiences in Paris and Marseille led her to create a food revolution in America.

A culinary traveller in Tuscany: exploring & eating off the beaten track by Beth Elon
Ten itineraries down the back roads of Tuscany end in memorable meals.

Internet Basics

Join us Tuesday, November 16 from 11:00 AM-Noon and learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are prerequisite. Registration is required.

International Folk Dance Celebration

The International Folk Dance Program is being held at the Canton Public Library on Saturday October 13th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room. This free family-friendly event will feature dances, sounds and tastes of the many cultures that make up our community. Bring the whole family for a celebration of music, dance, food and culture.

Honor Sikh Temple Shooting Victims on August 12

On August 5th, 2012, a gunman killed 6 innocent people and critically wounded three at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Mourners began paying their final respects Friday to six worshipers gunned down by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in the US almost a week ago.

In remembrance of the victims of the shootings and to create awareness about the Sikh religion, the Canton Gurdwara will have a "remembrance prayer" and "Langar" (lunch) at its premises on Sunday August 12th, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome. Please pass the message along to family and friends.

Origami

Origami for everyone: beginner, intermediate, advanced by Didier Boursin

Origami zoo: 25 fun paper animal creations by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan; illustrations by Paul Jackson; photographs by Avi Valdman

The new encyclopedia of origami and papercraft techniques by Ayako Brodek; edited by Claire Waite Brown