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AP Images Database

Want to jazz up your school report with images? Want to add photos to your PowerPoint presentation? You will find plenty of photos documentating current news, sporting events and people in our AP Images database. It contains photos from the Associated Press from the 1840s till now.
Photo courtesy of AP Images--Pope Benedict XVI on Ash Wednesday

Year 2012 Top Audiobook Picks

Fiction

Broken Harbor by Tana French

Carry the one by Carol Anshaw

The dry grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

The forgotten waltz by Anne Enright

The Gilly salt sisters by Tiffany Baker

Gone girl by Gillian Flynn

A grown-up kind of pretty by Joshilyn Jackson

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

The night circus by Erin Morgenstern

How to download library eBooks on your Kindle

The Canton Public Library offers current bestsellers as well as older fiction and non-fiction titles in the Kindle format.  Join us to find out how to borrow these free eBooks from the library and read them on your Kindle, or Kindle apps.  Remember to bring your Amazon account information (account email and password) if you wish to try to download a title during or after class.

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ate: January 16, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM

Free Music Download of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

What can be more befitting the Christmas season than Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet! This week we offer free download of "Shchelkunchik [The Nutcracker], Op. 71" from our Classical Music Library. Based on a Christmas story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet was first produced on December 18, 1892, and has since become a traditional Christmas favorite for the whole family.

Every two weeks, you can download a free piece of music, courtesy of Alexander Street Press. Find the link from our Databases page and you can sign up for future notices.

Nobel Winner Mo Yan 莫言

Chinese writer Mo Yan 莫言, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, set much of his fiction in his home province Shandong, China. His books touch on many of contemporary China’s most sensitive themes, including the Cultural Revolution and the country's strict family-planning policies. The award citation states that "Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition." CPL has many of his works in Chinese, a couple in English translations, as well as a DVD of his Red Sorghum.

OverDrive Media Console App for newer NOOKs

This new app is for NOOK color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD, and NOOK HD+ with Wi-Fi access.  Users can visit the NOOK Apps storefront to install the free OverDrive Media Console app. The app enables users to locate their home library, browse or search for eBooks and MP3 audiobooks, and, after entering a valid library card,  check out and download the title directly on their device. We have detailed instructions available on the Library's Help Desk if you need them. Older NOOKs can continue with the sideloading method to download books.

Free Classical Music Download

This week's free download from our Classical Music Library is Ludwig van Beethovan's "Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 (Pathetique). Every two weeks,  you can download a free piece of music, courtesy of Alexander Street Press. Find the link from our Database page and you can sign up for future notices.

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Thurs., August 16, 11:00-12:00 PM in the Purple Room.
[Photo courtesy of AP Images]

Classical Music Library Free Download

Classical Music Library is an award-winning, comprehensive streaming audio collection of classical music of over 130,000 tracks, including almost 50,000 recordings from EMI. Every two weeks, it offers a free music download from its popular online music collection. This week's free download is Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Op. 64 performed by the Orquesta Filarmónica De La Ciudad de México.

Sally Ride

Sally Kristen Ride was a physicist and a former NASA astronaut. In 1983, Ride became the first American woman to enter space as a crew member on space shuttle Challenger for STS-7. Her second space flight was in 1984, also on board the Challenger. Her post-NASA years were spent at Stanford University and University of California, San Diego. She holds the distinction of being the only person on both the Challenger and Columbia disaster commissions. She founded Sally Ride Science, a company that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students. Ride authored many books on space aimed at children. Sally Ride died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61.

Medical Mystery #3

Clues

  1. Michigan's number 1 public health crisis with 32% of the population being affected
  2. Root cause for most chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases
  3. Can be prevented or intervened by maintaining a healthy diet
  4. Regular physical activities or exercises is a key component to not getting this problem
  5. An annual physical exam which checks for the Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is a good way to inform you of where you stand in this crisis
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #3". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Medical Word Search #2 Exercises

This is Week 2 for our Medical Word Search game. For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy.

Travel eBooks

Thinking of taking a trip soon? You might be delighted to know that we now have the popular DK Eyewitness Travel Guide and DK Top 10 series in our Gale Virtual Reference Library's Travel Virtual Collection. International in scope, these PDF files can be viewed online and small sections can be downloaded to your eReader or printed out. A good planning guide and travel companion for you!