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Tulip Time Festival

It is spring time. The Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan is underway from May 5-12, 2012. Don't miss the unique festival of beauty with the display of millions of tulips. Also enjoy the showcasing of Dutch heritage and culture through dance, art, theatre and much more. Tulip Time Festival.

Pure Michigan

Michigan is filled with mysteries, myths and majesty. See everyone's favorite places that vividly show the state's uniqueness. Get familiar with our great state, our endless freshwater coastline, and our major destination cites throughout the state. Let us celebrate Michigan. Welcome to a better state — Pure Michigan

President's Obama's Reading List

On Friday, August 19th, 2011, while vacationing in Martha's Vineyard President Obama and his daughters made an impromptu stop at the island bookstore. Of the books purchased by the president were two new books: The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell and:

Rodin's debutante: a novel by Ward Just

The President also brought along three other books with him:

Bollyfit

BollyFit classes synthesize artistic elements of high-energy dances from what is commonly referred to as Bollywood dance with classical and folk styles in a high-powered cardiovascular exercise. Come shed weight within and without with BollyFit. Anuja Rajendra, founder of Bollyfit, a program of fitness through Indian dance, teaches it all over Metro Detroit. Come join our program on Saturday, March 10 at Noon to find out if this dance and fitness form is for you. Registration required.

Belly Dancing

Belly Dance is a beautiful dance form which draws on dances from around the Middle East. In the Middle East, the term for this dance form is "raqs sharqi" in Arabic and "Oryantal Dans" in Turkish. The correct translation into English for both of these terms is "dance of the East", or "Oriental dance". Come join us for a Belly Dance workshop that we are offering as part of our multicultural fitness initiative. Our instructor Pauline Costianes/Ghalia is an experienced artist, choreographer and instructor. The program will be in our Community Room on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM. No registration required.

Tai Chi

Want to live a healthier and happier life? Join us February 1, 7:00-8:30 PM as we explore the art of Tai Chi and benefit from a healthy body and mind. Discover the secrets of physical well-being and spiritual serenity as you practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. Release the accumulated stresses of modern life under the benevolent influence of these gentle movements. Come join our Tai Chi program to find out if this ancient art form is for you. Registration required.

Beginning Microsoft Word

This program has been canceled.

An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formattting text, printing and saving. Mouse and keyboarding skills are prerequisite.
Program Date: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8:00 PM in the Internet Lab

Zumba

Zumba is a fitness class that combines dance and fitness. It is all the rage nowadays. This dance mingles Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Dance routines like Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Mambo, Hip-Hop and Flamenco are used in this class. The fusion of Latin dance rhythms and moves provides an excellent group exercise experience.
So in partnership with Canton Township's 100 Days of Health and as a part of our multicultural programming, join us for a lively, fun session of Zumba on Saturday, January 21 at 11:00 AM.

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.

Travels in Siberia

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier — In this dazzling Russian travelogue, many aspects of the storied, often grim region of Siberia, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth are described. "Travels in Siberia" is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union and a personal reflection on the all-around greatness of Russia. Frazier takes us on a fascinating journey through Siberia's history, from the 13th-century invading Golden Horde to banished Decembrists of the 19th century, Stalin-era prison camps, and enduring rich mineral resources.

Diwali Celebration

Come celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights at Canton Public Library. The Diwali program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM in our Community Room. Diwali is one of the oldest and most important festivals in India. The name comes from the Indian word "Deepavali" and the literal translation means "an array of lamps". Diwali falls on the new moon night, so celebrants light lamps to ward off the darkness and to symbolize the removal of spiritual darkness and the onset of happiness and prosperity. Every Indian state celebrates the festival in its own way, but most celebrations include making special foods, buying new clothes, bursting fireworks, and lighting lamps and candles.

This free family friendly event will feature Indian music, dancing, rangoli, sampling of Indian food and the art of drawing henna patterns.

Michigan Fall Colors

It's that time of year when 19 million acres of woods slowly explode in a frenzy of color. It's when an entire state is in its annual blaze of glory. It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees aflame than along our highways, country roads and coastlines. So let's head out to the forests. And let's prepare to be amazed, on the fall color tours of Pure Michigan.

Vegetarian Month

October is designated "Vegetarian Month" to spotlight and better understand a vegetarian lifestyle. This educational event advances awareness of the many surprising, ethical, environmental, economic, health, humanitarian and other benefits of the increasingly popular vegetarian lifestyle. Who is a vegetarian? Who is a vegan? A vegetarian chooses to eat no animal products, fish or fowl. A vegan does not consume any animal products, fish, fowl, dairy or eggs. To learn more about the pros and cons of being a vegetarian you can go to the website of the Vegetarian Society. You can get great tasting vegan and vegetarian recipes at GoVeg.com.

Wildlife & Nature Travel Program

WANT Expeditions is a leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented small group travel; connecting travelers, adventurers, photographers and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exists on our planet.

For outdoor and nature enthusiasts this group is presenting a memorable program on travelling to Costa Rica. From oceans, to rainforests, to hillsides covered in coffee, Costa Rica offers a little bit of paradise for everyone.

Join us Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.