Genealogy Connect

Bring your research questions and connect with other genealogists.  Use the time to make new connections or just use the library's resources as we discover more about our family history.  No registration required.

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Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new.  Exploring the night sky is even more amazing when you know what you’re seeing!  Learn about constellations, planets and more with the Night Sky Kit which includes Celestron binoculars, a pocket sized night sky star finder and the field guide, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky: From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing by Dean Regas. Come on in and take one home!

Want to know more about astronomy? Check out these books and discover a whole new world. 

 

The backyard astronomer's guide by Terence Dickinson

Declutter, tidy up, spark joy and death clean are just some of the popular terms for getting rid of and organizing your stuff.  Need some motivation to do the same in your own home?  Check out one of the Small Steps: Get Organized kits.  With tips, a timer and lots of motivating encouragement, this kit may be just what you need to get your space in order!

The Canton Public Library thanks the Canton Lions Club for their generous donation of three portable CD/MP3 players for the library's extensive Low Vision Collection.  Canton and Plymouth library card holders can check out and enjoy the library's many books on CD or music CDs using these players.  The players are easy to use and may be checked out for three weeks.  

Genealogy 101

Have you always wanted to look for your ancestors but didn't know where to start?  Join us on Thursday, July 19 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM for a beginner’s look at how to start your family research by using resources at your library.

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Also available in: e-audiobook

A fable about undauntedly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a shepherd boy and an unnamed being. 

Also available in: print

At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed. 

Also available in: e-audiobook

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a novel about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance and Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism--and an unexpected connection between themselves. 

 A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev Beniov is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible. 

Also available in: e-audiobook

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. 

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