sobczakd's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/sobczakd en-US PowerPoint Basics https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-6 Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us on Wednesday, May 14 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Internet Lab. <br /><br /><img class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/powerpoint_0.jpg" width="184" height="200" /> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-6#comments Adults Computer Classes Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68327 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 19 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19 Please join the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003817&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1512748"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1512748.jpg" /></span>Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption</a> by Laura Hillenbrand — On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. The only survivor was the crew's bombardier, Lt. Louis Zamperini. His true story of endurance will take your breath away.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19#comments Adults Activities Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68311 at https://www.cantonpl.org April is Autism Awareness Month https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/april-autism-awareness-month-0 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561896"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561896.jpg" /></span>Autism spectrum disorders: what every parent needs to know</a> by editors, Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone ; with Winnie Yu</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1563495"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1563495.jpg" /></span>Autism: the scientific truth about preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism spectrum disorders—and what parents can do now</a> by Robert Melillo</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567789"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567789.jpg" /></span>The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum</a> by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567800"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567800.jpg" /></span>The spark: a mother's story of nuturing genius</a> by Kristine Barnett</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575849"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575849.jpg" /></span>The reason I jump: the inner voice of a thirteen-year- old boy with autism</a> by Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571689"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571689.jpg" /></span>Siblings of autism [videodisc]: the challenge and the hope</a></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/april-autism-awareness-month-0#comments Health Books autism Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:30:17 +0000 sobczakd 68421 at https://www.cantonpl.org Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/low-cost-vaccination-clinic <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/dogandcat.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Protect your pet from harmful and preventative health issues. <a href="http://www.hshv.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index">The Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic</a> is sponsoring a low-cost vaccination clinic on <a>Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM</a> at 3100 Cherry Hill Road, Ann Arbor. Please bring previous vaccine records. Heartworm, flea and tick preventative, rabies and distemper are offered at low prices. Cats and dogs are welcome. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/low-cost-vaccination-clinic#comments Pets Websites Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:37:20 +0000 sobczakd 68391 at https://www.cantonpl.org Major Overhaul of SAT exam https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/major-overhaul-sat-exam <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/pencil.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://www.collegboard.org">College Board</a> President and CEO David Coleman announced major changes to the SAT, a college entrance exam, going into effect in the spring of 2016. The redesigned test reflects the real work going on in the classroom curriculum. Also, the College Board will partner with the <a href="http://www.khanacademy.org">Khan Academy</a> to offer free test preparation. <a href="https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign">Learn more about the changes here</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/major-overhaul-sat-exam#comments Education Teens Adults Parents Websites SAT Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:42:25 +0000 sobczakd 68155 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 17 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-march-17 Please join the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003732&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 17 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room</a> to discuss:<div><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1136334"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1136334.jpg" /></span>Pope Joan: a novel</a> by Donna Woolfolk Cross — One of the most controversial women of history is brought to brilliant life in this fictional tale of Pope Joan, a girl whose origins should have kept her in squalid domesticity. Instead, through her intelligence, indomitability and courage, she ascended to the throne of Rome as Pope John Anglicus.</p> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-march-17#comments Adults Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Roman Catholic Church Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 67774 at https://www.cantonpl.org Sky is the Limit! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sky-limit <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/sky_0.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />A 5-year old Wire Fox Terrier named Sky won Best in Show at the 138th <a href="http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/">Westminster Kennel Club</a> Dog Show. As she posed for cameras, she claimed the silver bowl trophy as hers by putting her front paws in it. Gabriel Rangel, Sky's handler, said at the news conference that Sky is, "the little perfect dog." And the judge agreed! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sky-limit#comments Pets dogs Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:56:32 +0000 sobczakd 67880 at https://www.cantonpl.org Who Let the Mutts Out? https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/who-let-mutts-out <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/crime.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />The prestigious <a href="http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/">Westminster Dog Show</a>, which begins televised competition on Monday and ending on Tuesday with the Best in Show championship, has opened its doors to let the dogs IN... to mutts, or mixed breeds for a one-day, winner-take-all, first-ever <a href="http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2014/show/agility.html">Master Agility Championship on Saturday, February 8</a>. These 16 dogs, most of them rescued from animal shelters, will compete against purebreds through a series of timed races through weave courses, jumps and ramps. May the best mutt win! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/who-let-mutts-out#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:48:47 +0000 sobczakd 67808 at https://www.cantonpl.org Sugar isn't so Sweet https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sugar-isnt-so-sweet Just about everyone has a sweet tooth. Sugar makes everything sweet. But a new study is warning of some serious health hazards regarding the intake of sugar in our food and beverages. Want to learn more? Click <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/opinion/caudle-sugar-health-study/index.html?iref=allsearch">here</a>. And check out this <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582794">book</a> for ways to cut sugar out of your diet and reduce your risk of diabetes and other harmful health complications. <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582794"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582794.jpg" /></span>The sugar smart diet: stop cravings and lose weight while still enjoying the sweets you love!</a> by Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention, with Julia VanTine ; foreword by Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, chief executive officer and president of Cleveland Clinic</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sugar-isnt-so-sweet#comments Health sugar free diet Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:26:50 +0000 sobczakd 67791 at https://www.cantonpl.org Best Health and Fitness Books of 2013 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-health-and-fitness-books-2013 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582779"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582779.jpg" /></span>The Daniel plan: 40 days to a healthier life</a> by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman, with Sean Foy and Dee Eastman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577780"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577780.jpg" /></span>Grain brain: the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain's silent killers</a> by David Perlmutter, MD, with Kristin Loberg</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567791"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567791.jpg" /></span>Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal</a> by Mary Roach</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565040"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565040.jpg" /></span>Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us</a> by Michael Moss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570411"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570411.jpg" /></span>Saving normal: an insider's revolt against out-of- control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, big pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life</a> by Allen Frances</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561910"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561910.jpg" /></span>Shred: the revolutionary diet: 6 weeks, 4 inches, 2 sizes</a> by Ian K. Smith</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572456"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572456.jpg" /></span>What doctors feel: how emotions affect the practice of medicine</a> by Danielle Ofri</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-health-and-fitness-books-2013#comments Books health Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:22:46 +0000 sobczakd 67541 at https://www.cantonpl.org PowerPoint Basics - CANCELLED https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-5 <img class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/powerpoint.jpg" width="133" height="145" style="float:right;" />Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003714">Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM</a> in the Internet Lab for PowerPoint Basics. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-5#comments Adults Programs Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 67448 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 17 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-february-17 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003683">Monday, February 17</a> in the Purple Room to discuss:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1549254"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1549254.jpg" /></span>The presidents club: inside the world's most exclusive fraternity</a> by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy — Backroom deals, secret alliances, rivalries and rescue missions. Journalists and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy shine a light on the presidency by exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-february-17#comments Adults Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Mon, 20 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 67346 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 20 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-january-20 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003634">Monday, January 20 at 7:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561585"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561585.jpg" /></span>The storyteller: a novel</a> by Jodi Picoult — Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined-- to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-january-20#comments Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 66793 at https://www.cantonpl.org Great Gifts for Cat Lovers https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/great-gifts-cat-lovers <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572652"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572652.jpg" /></span>The big New Yorker book of cats</a> by foreword by Anthony Lane</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569382"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569382.jpg" /></span>Cat daddy: what the world's most incorrigible cat taught me about life, love, and coming clean</a> by Jackson Galaxy ; with Joel Derfner</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566801"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566801.jpg" /></span>The cat whisperer: why cats do what they do— and how to get them to do what you want</a> by Mieshelle Nagelschneider</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579645"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579645.jpg" /></span>The elegance of the cat: an illustrated history</a> by Tamsin Pickeral ; photography by Astrid Harrison</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567164"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567164.jpg" /></span>Get out of there, cat!</a> by Kristina Knapp, with Sam Stall</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570437"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570437.jpg" /></span>Henri, le chat noir: the existential musings of an angst -filled cat</a> by William Braden</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568279"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568279.jpg" /></span>Lost cat: a true story of love, desperation, and GPS technology</a> by Caroline Paul ; drawings by Wendy MacNaughton</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572650"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572650.jpg" /></span>Paw prints at Owl Cottage: the heartwarming true story of one man and his cats</a> by Denis O'Connor ; illustrations by Richard Morris</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572624"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572624.jpg" /></span>A street cat named Bob: and how he saved my life</a> by James Bowen</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/great-gifts-cat-lovers#comments Pets Books Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:52:46 +0000 sobczakd 67091 at https://www.cantonpl.org Great Gifts for Dog Lovers https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/great-gifts-dog-lovers <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572646"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572646.jpg" /></span>Beautiful old dogs: a loving tribute to our senior best friends</a> by edited by David Tabatsky ; photography by Garry Gross ; forword by Victoria Stilwell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572645"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572645.jpg" /></span>Bless the dogs</a> by Monks of New Skete ; [photography by Vincent Remini]</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569385"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569385.jpg" /></span>Maddie on things: a super serious project about dogs and physics</a> by Theron Humphrey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566805"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566805.jpg" /></span>Newborn puppies: dogs in their first three weeks</a> by Traer Scott</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579990"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579990.jpg" /></span>Pure joy: the dogs we love</a> by Danielle Steel</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572641"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572641.jpg" /></span>Shake</a> by Carli Davidson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572625"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572625.jpg" /></span>Weekends with Daisy</a> by Sharron Kahn Luttrell</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/great-gifts-dog-lovers#comments Pets Books dogs Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:30:20 +0000 sobczakd 67030 at https://www.cantonpl.org