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Social Security Statements Now Accessible Online

Workers who have paid into the Social Security system can now view their personalized earnings and benefits information with the launch of a new portal by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The new online Social Security Statement replaces the annual paper statement that was suspended for those between the ages of 25 and 60. Individuals 18 and older can register and create an account and once verified can access their statement and view benefits. In February Social Security resumed mailing paper Statements to workers age 60 and older if they are not already receiving Social Security benefits.

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Canton Cup Memorial Day Tournament Celebrates 30 Years

Be a part of history this holiday weekend when one of the biggest tournaments in the country comes to town. This year the 30th Annual Canton Cup will host over 690 teams from Michigan and beyond to compete on soccer fields throughout Canton. Newer soccer titles and instructional videos can be found in the library's collection. Enjoy the games!

[Youth Soccer by Herald Post on flickr used under a CC BY-NC 2.0 license]

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday June 19th from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.
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138th Kentucky Derby

The first leg of the Triple Crown begins Saturday, May 5th with the annual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Grammy Award winning singer Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions by Nusser, Susan — Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense behind the scenes at one of Kentucky's biggest breeding farms; revealing the money, dedication, and expertise that go into producing Derby hopefuls and the world's fastest racehorses.

Mike Wallace 1918-2012

CBS anchor and legendary 60 Minutes icon Mike Wallace died at the age of 93 surrounded by family in Connecticut. Wallace was known as a merciless interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make 60 Minutes the most successful prime-time television news program ever.

Between you and me: a memoir by Mike Wallace with Gary Paul Gates

Play Ball!

Tune in Thursday April 5th for the Detroit Tigers Opening Day as they take on the Boston Red Sox. The line-up is set and the 2011 America League Central Champions begin their season at Comerica Park, first pitch 1:05 PM. Go Tigers!!

March Madness 2012

The NCAA Men's Championship Basketball Tournament has evolved into one of the most prominent annual sporting events in the United States. Millions of fans predict the ultimate winner by filling out brackets in this single elimination tournament that begins in March and ends in April.

The big dance: the story of the NCAA basketball tournament by Barry Wilner & Ken Rappoport — Ken Rappaport tells the story of the tournament from it's beginning seventy-three years ago as just an eight-bracket to today's sixty-eight team format.

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

The Girls Scouts of America celebrate 100 years on March 12 marking the anniversary of their first meeting organized by founder Juliette Gordon Low in 1912. As they celebrate a century of leadership, fun, and friendship 2012's Year of the Girl initiative focuses around the cause of girls' leadership. Get involved and don't forget to celebrate with some of the tried and true Girl Scout Cookies!
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Spring Ahead

This weekend Eastern Standard Time ends and we spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time beginning Sunday March 11th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks ahead one hour to gain that extra light during the early evening hours. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday February 28th from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.
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Don Cornelius 1936-2012

Creator and host of the historic "Soul Train" TV show died February 3rd in Los Angeles. His groundbreaking show brought African-American music, fashion and dance to mainstream America for 35 years. Legendary artists such as Barry White, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and so many more were featured. "Soul Train" was to soul music what "American Bandstand" was to rock'n'roll. Don, "we wish you love, peace and soul."
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Go Red Friday

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, which is why February is American Heart Month. Since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim it as such. The object is to increase public knowledge of various cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, and the prevention of heart disease by encouraging heart-healthy habits. This Friday, February 3rd, is the American Heart Association movement National Wear Red Day, which is dedicated to building an awareness of risk and raising funds for research and education specifically for women.

Joe Paterno 1926-2012

Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State coach, died January 20 in State College, Pennsylvania of lung cancer. The winningest coach in major college football, "JoePa" roamed the Penn State sidelines for 46 seasons, his thick-rimmed glasses, windbreaker and jet-black sneakers as familiar as the Nittany Lions’ blue and white helmets.
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Red Wing All-Stars

Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard will play for Team Chara in the NHL All-Star Game hosted by the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, January 29th. The Red Wings head into the All-Star break with NHL's longest home game winning streak in 36 years with 17! Read more about current and past hockey greats in several books found in the Canton Public Library's collection.