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Excel II

March 18, 6:30-8:30PM

Learn to use data, graphics and charts, and how to customize toolbars in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Free Credit Reports

Once every 12 months, you can request for a copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian & TransUnion. You can log on to AnnualCreditReport.com to request your free copy. It's quick, easy and secure!

Opposing Viewpoints

When you are looking for a research topic, or supporting materials for a debate, Opposing Viewpoints database is your solution. Here you'll find different viewpoints on a wide range of current issues, such as global warming and welfare reform. Social science instructors will find the 7,000 viewpoint articles useful for preparing lesson plans. The ability to print, download or email documents makes it easy to use.

LearningExpress Library

The ACT test is just around the corner, and you need to study for it! All the test prep study guides have been checked out from the library. Don't despair! You can practice your test on CPL's online database LearningExpress Library. Upon setting up your account online, you can study and practice from the computer at home or in the library.

DemographicsNow

This is an incredible database. The other night when I needed census information for the Plymouth-Canton area for my meeting, I logged in and printed various demographic trend summary reports that gave me all the numbers that I was looking for. If you are trying to determine where to locate your business, identify your competitors, or find target audience for your advertising dollars, DemographicsNow has reports arranged by zip codes, cities and metropolitan areas in Michigan.

AP Images

If you are looking for news images as far back as the Great Depression or as recent as a few hours ago, you won’t be disappointed when you search in our AP Images database. Browse photos in categories of U.S. domestic news, international news, sports, financial news, and entertainment. You can further search by time periods and topical interests. There are also charts, tables, and logos. A perfect photo source for all your projects!

Download Digital Books

February 27, 10-11 a.m.
Master downloading an eBook or an eAudiobook from the library's growing digital collection. Prerequisite: Web navigation skills. Register online.

MS Word Exploded

February 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
This fast-paced class gives hints on how to use timesaving features such as format styles, drop caps, shortcuts, auto text, auto correct, breaks, borders/shading, page setup, synonyms, thesaurus and more. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.
Register online.

Pop Culture Universe

Learn about the decades in a fun way by using our database Pop Culture Universe. Each decade, from the 1920s to the 2000s, is populated with facts about the arts, culture, fasion, movies, food and drink, literature, music, politics, TV and radio of the time period. A must-stop for any school "decades research" assignment! An excellent source for a glimpse of Americana!

MS Word Mailings

February 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to create various envelope sizes, mail merge envelopes and labels as well as create shipping labels, tent cards and CD labels in MS Word 2007 version. Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent.
Register online.

Library Resources That Make the Grade

February 14, 10-11 a.m.
Ideal for mature students heading back to the classroom. Explore many of the online resources for your classroom and informational needs. Learn to find books, newspaper articles, magazine or journal articles and more. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Register online. Non-Canton library cardholders may register by phone at 734-397-0999.

Internet Basics

February 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
Get acquainted with the basic features of Internet Explorer 7. Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Prerequisite: Mouse skills or equivalent.
Register online.

Playaways

Other QueenWant to listen to Philippa Gregory's The Other Queen while running on the treadmill? Check out this title on Playaway and discover a new and convenient way to listen to audiobooks. Insert the library-provided rechargeable battery in the unit, plug in your headphones, and you're ready to listen. It’s that easy! You must return the battery with the unit to the library.

Personal Investment Tools

In our current economy, it is crucial to make informed investment decisions. CPL has the online tools to help you keep track of your nest egg. Two premier investment services, ValueLine and MorningStar, offer analyst's reports, performance, and overall ranking of stocks and mutual funds. You can access this information at the library. CPL cardholders can also access from home.

The North American International Auto Show

auto.preview.jpg The Auto Show is back this year, from January 17-25 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Check out what the auto industry has to offer, from production models, hybrids to over-the-top concept cars. Rediscover your love for the Tin Lizzies of today!