Whew! You've been accepted into a college, but you wonder what it's going to be like. Or maybe you have a few worries about making it away from home? How will you study? What will you eat? The College Survival Special Collection offers a few good books and a few good links to help you make the best of your college experience.
A few books and sites with a little of everything — good general guides to read if you want to know what to expect.
The college dorm survival guide: how to survive and thrive in your new home away from home by Julia DeVillers — From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts' advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.
The Canton Public Library has three adult Book Discussion Groups. Lunch & a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00p.m. in the Community Room. The Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required for these groups. The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets at the Summit, September through June. Register at the Canton Senior Center in theSummit. Books and Dates are available on the Adult Book Discussion page.
What do you think of the new look of our Catalog page? We want to make it easy for you to check if a book, a movie, or a CD is in the library, to place Holds, or find what's new at Canton Public Library. You can search other library's catalogs or order a books and/or films from MeLCat (Michigan electronic Library Catalog). Check us out.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:29 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, C. Van Auken, N. Williams
Absent:G. Snow, C. Young
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny
CALL TO AUDIENCE
No comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin, L. Papa, Don Turner)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved as presented.
If you want statistics on hot topics for any research papers or simply just for the facts or your own edification, go to the "by the numbers" section of Facts.com. Click on any topic to find the numbers.
I wanted to learn more about social networking sites and schools so I selected another educational database in our collection called Educator's Reference Complete. I typed the topic, social networking, into the basic search field, selected keyword and chose an article from the magazines section. My search produced several full-text articles and I found one from a magazine the library doesn't own called Digital Directions. I could read the entire article online just by clicking the full-text link. Also, the option is available to select another language such as Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese just by choosing the language and clicking the translate button. How cool is that?!
The use of social networking technologies has infiltrated many aspects of our culture including the workplace. Online sites such as Facebook and YouTube are extremely popular and almost half of the users of MySpace are 35 and older. As the new generation of teachers enter the classrooms this fall, they face an interesting choice. How much of your personal life do you share with your professional life (students, parents, other teachers and administrators)? In our database, ERIC, it pointed to an interesting article in Phi Delta Kappan (May 2008, page 681-685), a periodical that the library owns. The article, Have You Googled Your Teacher Lately, is about teachers using social networking sites and the potential impact of their choice whether or not to post private information.
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier (2007)
EligibilityThis service is provided to Canton residents who are physically unable to come to the library due to a permanent or long-time illness or disability, as well as for seniors without a way to get library materials.
Receiving Your Library MaterialsCanton Public Library cardholders can fill out the Books by Mail application below. If you do not have a Canton Public Library card please call Joyce Simowski at 734-397-0999 ext. 1142 for further assistance.
Once your application is processed, you may borrow up to four items at a time, with a maximum of 12 checked per library card, for up to four weeks. Reference, non-circulating, Lucky Day, and seven-day materials are currently excluded from this service.
Returning your Library MaterialsEach shipment you receive includes pre-paid return postage and a return label. Put your library materials back into the bag and mail it back to us. Standard library fees will be charged for lost and damaged materials.
Need Help?Questions about Books by Mail should be referred to Joyce Simowski who may be reached at 734-397-0999 ext. 1142 or email@example.com.
To apply, simply complete the form below and then click "Submit Request".
Canton Public Library Books By Mail Application
Art and Art Museums
Literature and Poetry
- Bartleby — classic poetry and (unabridged) books online
- Project Gutenberg — classic works for downloading or reading online
Literature Criticism, Guides, and Notes
News and Events Sites
- Canton Observer
- Canton Community Information
- Detroit News
- Detroit Free Press
- Goosehead --news, stuff to do, and more
- Katrillion --daily news on tons of topics
Akeelah and the Bee; produced in 2006; takes place same time Blackboard Jungle; produced in 1955; takes place in 1950s The Breakfast Club; produced in 85; takes place same time The Browning Version; produced in 1994; takes place in 1951 Coach Carter; produced in 2004; takes place in 1999 Dead Poets Society; produced in 1989; takes place in 1959 The Emperor's Club; produced in 2002; takes place same time Fast Times at Ridgemont High; produced in 1982; takes place same time Ferris Bueller's Day Off; produced in 2000; takes place same time Finding Forrester; produced in 2000; takes place same time Freedom Writers' Diary; produced in 2007; takes place in 1999 Goodbye, Mr.