Traverse City: from farmstead to lakeshore by Thomas Kachadurian
Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.
Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman
Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg
Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault
The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library
Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson
Dearborn, Michigan by Craig Hutchison and Kimberly Rising ; Dearborn Historical Museum, City of Dearborn
Take a walk back in history to the New York City of the 1870s, '80s and '90s where you will encounter the Astors and Vanderbilts, Diamond Jim Brady, Boss Tweed, Stanford White, and Teddy Roosevelt:
American passage: the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato
The architect of desire: beauty and danger in the Stanford White family by Suzannah Lessard
The blizzard of '88 by Mary Cable
Boss Tweed: the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Learn about the pioneers of the auto industry through visual and interactive exhibits at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. Located next door to the Henry Ford Museum, it opened in 1997. A fun and informative way to earn your My Mitten badge.
The Ford century: Ford Motor Company and the innovations that shaped the world by Russ Banham ; foreword by Paul Newman
The American auto factory by Byron Olsen and Joseph Cabadas ; foreword by Ben Hamper
Riding the roller coaster: a history of the Chrysler Corporation by Charles K. Hyde
Billy Durant: creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. Gustin
Maritime South Haven: 1900-1950 by Michigan Maritime Museum
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Travel back in time and learn more about the battles of the war that literally tore our country apart:
The bonfire: the siege and burning of Atlanta by Marc Wortman
Chancellorsville, 1863: the souls of the brave by Ernest B. Furgurson
Dissonance: the turbulent days between Fort Sumter and Bull Run by David Detzer
Donnybrook: the Battle of Bull Run, 1861 by David Detzer
From Winchester to Cedar Creek: the Shenandoah Campaign of 1864 by Jeffry D. Wert
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Be there with the history makers!
The beauty and the sorrow: an intimate history of the First World War by Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves
Berlin diary: the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 by William L. Shirer ; with a new foreword by Gordon A. Craig
Blue-eyed child of fortune: the Civil War letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw by edited by Russell Duncan
Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission ; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain ; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]
Dispatches from the front: the American war correspondent by Nathaniel Lande
Visit the new exhibit at the Cranbook Art Museum and earn your My Mitten badge! Opening June 14, Michigan Modern: design that shaped America celebrates our state's contributions to modern design, including the architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki. The exhibit will be available until October 13. The Cranbrook Art Museum is also part of this year's Michigan Activity Pass program.
Two days have been set aside to honor the memory of those who have served America in the armed forces:
The resources below are a good way to learn about our nation's armed conflicts and honor the memory of those who served to protect our nation.
America's first woman warrior: the courage of Deborah Sampson by Lucy Freeman and Alma Halbert Bond — The biography of the only woman soldier to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Explore the following resources about Michigan all year-long, but especially during Michigan Week which is celebrated this year during the week of May 18 - 25. This celebration is intended to inspire people to embrace, explore and celebrate the history and resources of the great state of Michigan. The following is just a sampling of our rich Michigan collection here at the Canton Public Library. Be sure to come and browse through all of the titles regarding our great state!
Fun Facts About Michigan
Michigan Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Colleen Burcar with Gene Taylor: Includes fun and quirky stories of interesting Michigan residents and places.
Michigan Trivia compiled by Ernie & Jill Couch: Did you know that 60,000 automobiles were registered in Michigan in 1913? Or did you know that Michigan become part of the Indian Territory in 1800? Find out more facts about the Great Lakes State in this fun book.
Unexplained Michigan mysteries: strange but true tales from the Michigan unknown by Gary W. Barfnecht: The title says it all: a fascinating collectin of eerie and strange real-life tales.Weird Michigan: your travel guide to Michigan's local legends and best kept secrets by Linda S.
Michigan Week (May 18-25) is a good time to remember the state's celebrated natives from all walks of life. Communities across Michigan can lay claim to renowned authors, artists, musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, inventors and more. Film makers Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Raimi, Michael Moore, and Paul Schrader were all born in Michigan. Just some of the world famous musicians born here include Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Bog Seger, Glen Frey, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Actors born in the state include Bruce Campbell, Tom Selleck, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Burstyn, Kristen Bell, Julie Harris, George Peppard, George C. Scott, Danny Thomas, and Marlo Thomas — the list goes on. Noteworthy authors such as Edna Ferber, Terry McMillan, Judith Guest and Marguerite De Angeli are also Michigan natives. Famous Michigan born athletes include baseball players Charlie Gehringer, Jim Abbott and Hal Newhouser. Find out more about our state's notable heritage by checking out some of the following items from the Library's collection.
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex — Architect
The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde — Automobile engineers