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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.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican Meal!

Cinco de Mayo, which means the 5th of May in Spanish, commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. It is often confused as Mexico's Independence Day which is actually September 16th. Try one of the many recipes from the library's collection of Mexican Cookbooks and celebrate. ¡Salud! Learn more about the history of Cinco de Mayo watching the History Channel's DVD.

And They're Off!

Who will win the Run for the Roses in the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs?  Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Devil May Care or the long shot Make Music for Me. Tune in Saturday on NBC for the fastest two minutes of sports and find out. In the meantime, visit CPL for a taste of racing fever with books such as Two Minutes to Glory : The Official History of the Kentucky Derby , The 10 Best Kentucky Derbies and the new soon to be movie !

Sports Abound in Downtown Detroit!

Downtown Detroit is the place to be for the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey Frozen Four Championship and the Detroit Tigers' home opener! The action begins Thursday with the college hockey Semifinals and concludes with Saturday's Championship game at Ford Field. Tickets are still available at a reasonable price.
The Tigers are back at Comerica Park for a six game home-stretch beginning with Friday's home opener against the Cleveland Indians. Michigan native and comedian Tim Allen will throw one of the first ceremonial pitches along with servicemen representing each branch of the military. Game time 1:05pm. Go Get'Em Tigers!!

Go Spartans!

The Michigan State Spartans are one of the "Elite Eight" in the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championships. Watch the 2010 Midwest Regional Final between Michigan State and Tennessee on Sunday March 28th as the Spartans look to advance to their sixth Final Four in the last 12 years. Tip time set for 2:20 pm ET on CBS.

2010 Winter Olympics Come to an End

After seventeen days of incredible and exciting winter events the 2010 Winter Olympics will come to an official end in Vancouver's BC Place Stadium on Sunday, February 28th. As with the Opening Ceremony, everything is hush-hush about the Closing Ceremony and who will perform. One thing is for sure, Nordic combined gold medalist, Billy Demong, will carry the U.S. Flag. The ceremony will also capture the spirit and personality of Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada. Coverage starts on NBC @ 8:00pm EST, tune in!

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Busy Moms Book Club

The April title selection for the Busy Moms Book has been changed to Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert. In the follow up to Eat, Pray, Love (2006), Gilbert examines her reluctant marriage to Felipe, the Brazilian businessman she met at the end of her post-divorce travels, and considers her doubts about the institution of marriage. Join us Thursday April 15th in the Children's Purple Room at 11 am for what should be an interesting discussion.

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off 21st Winter Olympics

Billions will watch tonight's top-secret Opening Ceremony for the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia. This is the first Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony to take place indoors at Vancouver's BC Place. NBC begins coverage at 7:30PM. Who will light the cauldron officially marking the opening of the games? Athletes from across the globe will come to compete in 86 separate events running through February 28th. Want to know more?

Simply Super!

This year, Super Bowl XLIV makes its way to Sun Life Stadium, "Official Home of the Miami Dolphins," in sunny South Florida. So grab your snacks, spirit wear, and pom poms and get ready for Super Bowl Sunday on February 7th! The New Orleans Saints make their first appearance against the Indianapolis Colts. Tune in 6:00PM on CBS to see whether Brees or Manning lead their team in hoisting the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.

52nd Annual Grammy Awards

Jeff Bridges hosts "music's biggest night" when the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presents the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010. Presenters include Ringo Starr, Green Day, Pink and many more. Beyonce and Taylor Swift lead in nominations, 10 and 8 respectively. For up-to-date news follow the Recording Academy on social networks Twitter and Facebook. Also, vote for your favorite Bon Jovi song to be performed at the ceremony by the GRAMMY nominated band.