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Bowl Championship Series (BCS) 2011

As the college football season winds down fans eagerly await the BCS schedule. Our own Michigan State tied Ohio State and Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship! Both Michigan State and Michigan are bowl eligible so stay tuned…
Meanwhile, read Dan Wetzel's new book Death to the BCS and learn about the ongoing BCS controversies.

Celebrate the Season with Music for Everyone!

Come and bring the whole family and kick off this holiday season with the Canton Concert Band as it presents Christmas: A Family Gathering on Sunday December 5th. The Concert will take place at the Cherry Hill Village Theater and begins at 4:00PM.
Enjoy more holiday sounds with CPL's extensive music collection.

Canton Salutes all Service Personnel

A Salute to Service will be held on Veterans Day, Thursday November 11th at the Village Theatre. Active military personnel and veterans will be honored for their dedicated service. Doors open at 6:00PM for an exhibition of military memorabilia prior to a formal stage presentation at 7:00PM. Active duty military and veterans can also enjoy a free meal Thursday at Applebee's or Famous Dave's. Thanks for serving our country.

Ghost Hunting for Teens and Adults

Paranormal investigator and psychic medium, Kristy Robinett, wonders if you believe that there is more than "us" in this existence? With over 15 years of paranormal investigative experience and some very intriguing tales to share, Kristy will advise on the do's and don'ts while ghost hunting. Join us, if you dare, on Tuesday October 26th from 7:00-8:30PM, no registration necessary.

Wings are Back in Gear!

The Detroit Red Wings are back in town for a three game homestretch which includes the Ducks, Coyotes and Predators. After a good start to their season, the Wings hope to continue the trend. Chris Osgood remains three victories away from his 400th NHL career win. Tune in this season to see him capture it!

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30 Years of Detroit Sport Championships

  1. 1983 Michigan Panthers win USFL Championship
  2. 1984 Detroit Tigers are World Series Champs
  3. 1986 Michigan State Spartans win NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship
  4. 1988 Detroit Drive win first ArenaBowl Championship
  5. 1989 Michigan Wolverines win their first NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
  6. 1989 Detroit Pistons win their first NBA Championship
  7. 1989 Detroit Drive are ArenaBowl Champs
  8. 1990 Pistons win NBA Championship
  9. 1990 Detroit Drive win ArenaBowl Championship
  10. 1991 Detroit Turbos win the National Lacrosse League Championship
  11. 1992 Detroit Rockers are National Professional Soccer League Champions
  12. 1992 Detroit Drive win their fourth and final ArenaBowl Championship
  13. 1995 Plymouth Whalers are the OHL Champions
  14. 1996 Michigan Wolverines win NCAA Championship in Men’s Hockey
  15. 1997 University of Michigan Wolverines win share of NCAA Football Championship with Nebraska
  16. 1997 Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup, first in 42 years
  17. 1997 Detroit Vipers are IHL Champs winning their only Joseph Turner Memorial Cup
  18. 1998 Michigan Wolverines win NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship
  19. 1998 Red Wings are Stanley Cup Champions
  20. 2000 Michigan State Spartans win NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
  21. 2001 Detroit Dogs win American Basketball (ABA 2000) Championship
  22. 2002 Red Wings win their 10th Stanley Cup
  23. 2003 Detroit Shock win WNBA Championship
  24. 2004 Detroit Pistons win their third NBA Championship
  25. 2006 Shock are WNBA Champs
  26. 2007 Michigan State Spartans win Men’s NCAA Hockey Championship
  27. 2007 Plymouth Whalers win OHL Championship
  28. 2008 Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup
  29. 2008 Detroit Shock are WNBA Champs
  30. 2010 University of Michigan wins NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship

Game On!

Will the Spartans retain the Paul Bunyan Trophy when they travel to the Big House for the in-state battle with the Wolverines?? Wear your team colors and tune in Saturday, 3:30PM to find out! It's sure to be an exciting game as both teams are undefeated and ranked; Michigan State 17 and Michigan 18. The two schools have played over 100 times and the rivalry has been played continuously for 64 seasons.

Detroit Tigers Wind Down Season at Home

Only six more chance to see the Detroit Tigers this year at Comerica Park and it happens this week and weekend. Experience Fan Appreciation Weekend when the Tigers take on Minnesota and get free givaways beginning Friday. Don't miss out on a camouflage baseball hat, a knit hat or free poster, order tickets today!

Detroit International Jazz Festival Celebrates its 31th Year!

America's Largest Free Jazz Festival comes to Detroit this Labor Day Weekend. Subtitled "Flamekeepers: Carrying the Torch of Modern Jazz" the DJF salutes the legacy of Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Betty Carter, Lester Bowie and Gil Evans. Sprawling over several city blocks in downtown Detroit, from Hart Plaza to Campus Martius, the festival offers fun for the whole family. From educational activities, storytelling, food and the launching of Jazz Planet.tv. The festival boasts five stages and 100 acts over the four day weekend which runs from Friday through Monday. A Complete list of Concerts and Events click on the DJF link.
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August NASCAR Weekend at MIS

Michigan International Speedway's NASCAR season culminates this weekend with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400. Enjoy a full weekend of events with family and friends beginning with Friday's Pole Day. Saturday brings the CARFAX 250 where Nationwide Series regulars battle the Sprint Series stars. Sunday's CARFAX 400 race is sure to be riveting as Bad Brad and Killer Carl take to the track. Don't miss the excitement, get your tickets now!
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Thunder Over Michigan

This weekend's Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run in Ypsilanti will feature displays of historical and significant aircraft of the U.S. Military. Re-enactments of WWII battles, an F-16C Fighting Falcon Demonstration and a Gathering of Fortressess Legends are also scheduled. For a full schedule and list of performers see the Yankee Air Museum website.

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Step Up to the Plate 4 ALS

Want to go back in time? Then experience a vintage baseball game as the Early Risers Base Ball Club of Detroit and the Northville Eclipse Base Ball Club play in a fundraiser for ALS in Canton. Players will wear period reproduction uniforms and the game will be played using the rules and customs of the 19th century. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases worldwide, and people of all races and ethnic backgrounds are affected.

Celebrate the Fourth!

If you missed Canton's fireworks during the Heritage Festival, have no fear! Local fireworks are scheduled in DearbornPlymouth, and Westland. Other Michigan communities are also having fireworks if you happen to be traveling this Holiday Weekend. Learn more about the history and celebration of the Fourth of July with several items here at the Canton Public Library. Happy 234th Birthday America!
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Music to your Ears this Summer in Canton!

Five Summer Concerts Series are for the choosing this year throughout Canton. Fun for the whole family with the Backyard Beats, Jazz, Groovin' Round the Globe, Thursdays Night Series at Heritage Park or for the little ones, Tuesdays are Terrific. More information can be found on the Canton Township's website: Summer Concert Schedule

Team USA Heads to FIFA World Cup

The top 32 soccer teams from around the globe compete in the most competitive and most watched sporting event the world has ever known, the FIFA World Cup. South Africa hosts the World Cup and becomes the first African nation to do so. The Cup kicks off on June 11th and continues until July 11th. Team USA takes on Slovenia, the smallest country at the World Cup, on Friday June 18th. Check out some of the new World Cup Soccer materials here at the library.