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Dog Memoirs

Memoirs About Dogs- Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:

A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock

Dog house: a love story by Carol Prisant

Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin

Books About Dogs: Fiction

Bone dogs: a novel by Roger Alan Skipper

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

A dog's life by Gerald Hammond

Best in Show Dog Show

Our second annual Best in Show Dog Show will be held Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the CPL backyard. Which will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours?

To enter a dog in this event, print off, fill out, and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 14th. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for:
  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Best Behaved
  • Best Looking
  • Best Largest
  • Best Smallest
  • Best in Show
Winners will receive prizes. There will be free hot dogs and pop. Dogs must be registered to be eligible, but humans can just show up!

Michigan Notable Books

Michigan Notable Bookmark: bookmarkThe Michigan Notable Books Program has selected 20 books for 2012 celebrating Michigan people, places and events. The majority of these titles are available at Canton Library and libraries across the state. For a free bookmark listing these titles, stop by the Adult Help Desk. For more information on the Michigan Notable Books Program, see michigan.gov/notable books 

How to Celebrate Easter

Not all countries celebrate Easter the way the United States does. To get some idea of different customs, read this Easter Celebrations Around the World article. Here are some ideas to plan parties, recipes and crafts for the holiday on Easter Dinner, Brunch and Party Ideas. Our collection contains plenty of books and DVDs that give the history of Easter or help to plan festive Easter events.

ADC Greater Detroit Area Cultural Night

On Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM, the Michigan Arab Orchestra (MAO) and choir will present the third free concert of their first inaugural season, which also marks the launch of ADC ‘s 1st Annual Cultural Day at Fordson High School Theater in Dearborn. The Anti-Discrimination Committee's Greater Detroit Chapter is pleased to announce its Excellence in Literature and Art Award recipients at this "Cultural Night." For more information and background on the recipients, see the chapter's website.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please email: info@MichiganArabOrchestra.org or call the ADC Michigan Office at 313-581-1201.

Join us at Vintner's for Wildcat Wine

Register to join Vintner's Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 PM at Vintner's Canton Winery (Southwest corner of Joy and Lilley, in the Golden Gate Shopping Center). Our book is:

Wildcat wine by Claire Hamner Matturro — Just when attorney Lillian Belle Rosemay Cleary's hands are full with a psychic client and a Nazi-next-door neighbor, an obnoxious partner in her firm is murdered. Somehow Lilly is dragged into investigating and encounters a world-class assortment of weirdo suspects, all of whom had good reason to want to knock the guy off.

Saint Patrick's Day

Who was St. Patrick? What do I do for party decorations for St. Patrick's Day? What is the history of St. Patrick's Day? What recipes can I cook for a St Patrick's Day party? Check out our books, DVDs and more to learn how to celebrate this Irish American holiday. For a brief biography of St. Patrick, read the History.com article and view the videos on informative St. Patrick's Day topics.

A New Cardinal

On February 18, 2012, the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, was elevated to the position of Cardinal by Pope Pius XVI. There are currently 181 Cardinals in the Catholic Church worldwide, of which only 108 are under 80 years of age and eligible to vote for a new pope in conclave. For more information on Cardinals (Catholicism) or Timothy Dolan, click on the subject links.

What is Valentine's Day?

How did Valentine's Day originate? Who is this patron saint of lovers, of whom actually very little is known? According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, three different Valentines were actually martyred during the early days of the Christian Church, but very little is known about any of them. For more information, see this Catholic Online link. You can also view a list of Canton Library's books, programs and DVDs about valentines, like one with historic pictures of awesome valentines:

Greetings with love: the book of valentines by Michele Karl

Powerpoint Basics Class

Learn to create multimedia presentations Tuesday, February 7th from 10-11:30 AM. Prerequisites: mouse and Word skills. Registration opens on January 24th. Suggested titles for check-out in our collection are:

PowerPoint presentations that sell by Adam B. Cooper

Power points!: how to design and deliver presentations that sizzle and sell by Harry Mills

What's 2012 in the Chinese Zodiac?

The year 2012 is The Year of the Dragon in China and the Chinese New Year begins on January 23rd. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules, and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. So, if you were born in any years designated as "Year of the Dragon," you may exhibit these characteristics. To check and see which sign dominates the year you were born, see the China Today website. For more on Chinese horoscopes that you can check out in our library, see:

The handbook of Chinese horoscopes by Theodora Lau

Wine and War at Vintner's

Share both wine and a good mystery for an evening of fun and mayhem at Vintner's Canton Winery located at 8515 N. Lilley Road in Canton. The book being discussed will be Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure by Don and Petie Kladstrup. When France fell to the Nazis in 1940, the German army began a campaign to pillage one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Please register to join us on February 21st from 7:00-8:00 PM. Books will be available by January 21st, so ask for your copy at the adult reference desk.