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Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 PM.

Meet Best-Selling Author, Sandra Brown

Meet award-winning, best-selling author Sandra Brown in person. The lifelong Texan has written over 60 best sellers full of interesting characters, heart-pumping action and clever plot twists. Her newest book, Lethal, is our featured read for Everyone's Reading. Read the book, share the conversation and meet the author. Free tickets are available at our help desk for two appearances in the Metro Detroit area:
  • Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 PM at Rochester Church of Christ in Rochester Hills
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills

Publisher

This program has been canceled.

Learn how to create greeting cards, certificates or brochures with Microsoft Publisher and volunteer instructor Asha on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30-8:30 PM. Registration begins April 4. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

What is the Truth About Islam?

The Muslim Community of Western Suburbs returns for a visit to educate, inform and connect with the Canton community while answering your questions about Islam. Join us for an informational evening with your neighbors on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 PM.

Autism Awareness Month with Author Ryan Ennis

Since the early 1990s, the number of individuals diagnosed with autism has risen at an astonishing rate. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, local author Ryan Ennis will present key information for understanding and strategies for supporting children with autism. With 16 years of experience as a school teacher and a media specialist, Ryan has developed programs and written two books on the subject, The Thursday Surprise: A Story About Kids and Autism and The September Surprise: a Story Helping Kids Understand Autism and Co-Teaching, which will be available to purchase. Please join us on Thursday, April 12 from 7:00-8:30 PM for an important evening.

eReaders Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM.

Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases.
Date: Monday, March 19, from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5

St. Patrick's Day with Terry Murphy

Shine up your shillelaghs, put on your silly green hat and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with really fine, fun Irish music by local artist Terry Murphy. Murphy will have you singing by the end of the evening on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM.

Everyone's Reading 2012

Everyone's Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading the same great book… and we do have a great one for everyone this year. Sandra Brown's Lethal will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. Brown, the author of over 60 best sellers, certainly has a way with words and your emotions. She is making two personal appearances in the Metro Detroit area: Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 PM at the Rochester Church of Christ and at 7:00 PM that same evening at Adel Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. We have free tickets to both events available at the information desk beginning March 12 to Canton cardholders in good standing. It promises to be fun and informative events. Also watch for Lethal to be featured at our Lunch and a Book discussion on April 12 and at the Canton Senior Book Discussion Group on May 23.

New J.K. Rowling Novel for Adults

Author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame just penned a deal with Little, Brown publishing house to pen her first adult novel. The title, release date and details about the novel were not released. Rowling is quoted as saying, "Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series." We'll all be on pins and needles until we get our hands on Rowling's newest book.

Try SEMCOG's MiRideshare Program

What would you do with an extra $3000? Where is this money going to come from? By using SEMCOG's (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) MiRideshare. Commuters can save up to $3000 per year by sharing a ride to work. If you register for the program during the month of February, you could also win a $100 Amazon gift card. Information on transportation options is available at SEMCOG's website. High gas prices are not as scary when you're sharing the cost.

Career Planning Secrets with Tom Maslyk

Local resident, Tom Maslyk, will share his well-researched secrets to career planning. Maslyk will stress some basics like your mission or vision for your career and then reach outside the box to include your values, your achievements and do a gap analysis to address your skills. A manager at IBM, Maslyk has 32 years personal experience and has counseled dozens to successful career paths. Join us on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM.

Bollyfit

Get moving with Bollyfit as we continue to partner with Canton Leisure Services in support of their 100 Days to Health. Space is limited so sign up quickly and wear comfortable clothing for this program on Saturday, March 10th at Noon. Registration begins February 25.

It's Tax Time with H&R Block

Join Phyllis Wood and her team from Canton's H&R Block to learn the latest tax law changes in Michigan. Don't miss an opportunity to receive the best refund possible on Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.

The fourth Sunday of the month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.