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Adult Writers' Group February 2014

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, February 8
  • Saturday, February 22

Beginnning Excel 2010 - CANCELLED

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

30 Evergreen Books Of Our Time

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones — Austen’s powers of subtle discrimination and shrewd perceptiveness is revealed in "Pride and Prejudice". She is able to convey such a complex message using a simple, yet witty, style.

On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz — On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An evergreen book that one can read again and again.

Savvy Seniors: Social Security Field Office Service Changes Coming

Later this year, local Social Security offices will stop providing Social Security number printouts and benefit verification letters. People needing proof of their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits can get verification letters online instantly through a my social security account. They also can get one mailed to them by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers Present: Vickie Slaughter

Join us on February 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we celebrate Black History Month and welcome storyteller Vickie Slaughter from the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers.  Ms Slaughter will be weaving tales of African lands, trickster animals and African American heroes.  Listen and enjoy!

No NHS Tutoring January 13 - January 24

The NHS students are taking some time off to study for finals.  They will return on Monday January 27th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thorndyke's Thoughts

Hi Kids.  With all the snow and cold last week, I sure missed all of you.  I was even cold in my big fur coat. But now that things have warmed up a bit, I'm glad you are back visiting the library. Especially for storytime.  And speaking of Storytime, I have a favor to ask.  This week in Storytime we are celebrating all things bears, because, well, not to toot my own horn, but my Birthday is on Friday.  You know what would be the bear-y best birthday gift?  If you would bring a bear to Storytime.  I love seeing all of you, and I'd love to meet all the bear friends who live at your house.  I promise that they will have a wonderful time! Thanks!Bear Hugs, 
Thorndyke

Patron Service Improvement Project

Library construction is complete!

Thank you for your patience as we worked to make improvements to our library. Work was completed on time and under budget.  To see a photo album of the process, check out our Facebook album or Flickr set.

Language Learning through Film

Fancy to learn a new language on your computer, or on-the-go with free Mango apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android? Mango has courses in 54 languages, in addition to 17 ESL courses. Now with Mango Premiere, language and culture learning can be done through film. Movie ratings are included with each film.

2013 National Film Registry Inductees

The National Film Registry of The Library of Congress has just announced its list of inductees for 2013. Established in 1989, the films are selected for their enduring importance to United States culture. For a history of the Film Registry you can watch the fascinating documentary These amazing shadows: the movies that made America. Titles available in the Libary's collections can be found below. The entire list — complete with film history — can be found here.

Forbidden planet [videodisc] by M-G-M

Gilda [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures Corporation ; story by E.A. Ellington ; adaptation by Jo Eisinger ; screen play by Marion Parsonnet ; produced by Virginia Van Upp ; directed by Charles Vidor

Judgment at Nuremberg [videodisc] by Roxlom ; United Artists

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Quiet [kit]: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. People who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's Sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — January 16, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports - None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Patron Service Improvement Project Update (with Chris De Bear)
    • 2013 Strategic Plan Update
  • New Business
    • Approve new contract for wireless services
    • Operating Fund Campaign Update
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

OverDrive eBook Advantage!

Are you itching to try out the new eReader you received recently? We have bestsellers from your favorite authors such as Michael Connelly, Amy Tan, Wally Lamb, Nicholas Spark and many more waiting for you to download at our eBook website. Remember these titles will show up only if you sign in first before you search. Signing in with your CPL card number will give you access to our Advantage collection where these new hot titles reside.

Savvy Seniors: January 2014

Have you recently upgraded your cell phone and looking for a responsible way to dispose of your old phone? Cell phones are being collected and recycled as both a Canton Seniors {55 Plus} fundraiser and an environmental project . Drop yours off at the Senior Adult Program desk in Canton's Summit on the Park's Parkview Room from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

For more information call/email the Senior Adult Program at 734/394-5485 or seniors@canton-mi.org

Donate blood, win a car!

Donate blood at our January 31 American Red Cross blood drive and be entered to win a 2 year lease on a Ford Fusion. Donors will also be entered in drawing for a $125 gas card. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code cantonlibrary, or call Diane at 313-549-7052, or visit the library. Walk ins accepted between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM.

Meet "Annie's Ghosts" Author Steve Luxenberg

Steve Luxenberg, author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family's Secret the Michigan Humanities Council's Great Michigan Read will speak on Thursday, January 30 from 1:15–2:15 PM at Schoolcraft Community College's VisTaTech Center, VT 550.

Annie’s Ghosts is part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mother's reasons for hiding her sister’s existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother’s world of the 1930s and ‘40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.

Lifelong Learning--Learn4Life!

Resolved to develop new personal or professional skills in the new year? Let CPL help you fulfill your lifelong learning goals. Our Learn4Life database offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. All you need is a valid Canton Public Library Card and Internet access! Enjoy these free opportunities offered by your library!

Murder Will Out: January, 2014

This month introduces four new authors to Canton Public Library's Mystery shelves and the latest in James Benn's World War II series featuring Billy Boyle, attaché to General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Anonymous sources by Mary Louise Kelly

The abomination: a novel by Jonathan Holt

The Andalucian friend: a novel by Alexander Söderberg

Aunty Lee's delights by Ovidia Yu

A blind goddess by James R. Benn