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ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, October Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. 

Canton Senior Book Discussion: October 22, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on October 22 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing NO RIVER TOO WIDE by Emilie Richards. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

No river too wide [large print] by Emilie Richards. Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can't be crossed. But-for those with enough courage-forgiveness, redemption and love may be found on the other side.

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoSaturday, September 26 is Family Health & Fitness Day USA Make the most of the day and the beautiful fall weather by visiting a state park. Library card holders can print a free or discounted pass through the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program to state parks, camp grounds, area museums and much more.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, October 3  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Lunch and a Book October 2015

Daytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá — This graphic novel follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in his life in Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence; one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. A story about living life to its fullest, because any of us can die at any moment.  Join us on Thursday, October 8 at noon.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, October 31 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Nonfiction Book Group October 2015

The invention of air: a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America by Steven Johnson — The story of the brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers.  Joseph Priestley--scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson--was an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States. Join us on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM.

Family Music Fest '15

Music creates a soundtrack for our lives. It can enliven and enrich the lives of kids and the people who care for them from infancy and beyond. On Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM we will host a day's worth of fantastic, energetic, diverse musical acts including the return of national act Gustafer Yellowgold! Come and celebrate the beat within all of us. This program is designed for families and patrons of all ages. The schedule is as follows... Don't forget that Canton Public Library has a fantastic music collection for all ages, in all styles and genres. Library card holders can also access thousands of full length albums using the digital service, Hoopla.

Cartooning in the Digital Age

Cartooning in the Digital Age is a two-hour program by veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (Unshelved, Not Invented Here).
The first part, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, pencilling, inking, and coloring.
The second part, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill demonstrates how to use computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and how to make money doing it.
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 for one or both parts of this smart and information workshop!

Michigan Virtual Career Fair - November 04

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is hosting a Virtual Career Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 4. Connect with employers and other job seekers online and interact with resources to help with your job search.

Click here to register.

Questions? Send a note to mivirtualcareerfair@svesupport.com. Looking for more information on local and online events for job seekers? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect's Career Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming job fairs and other events.

New Music - Get It Now with Hoopla!

Did you know that some of our most popular music is also available through Hoopla? Hoopla content is always available, so there's no wait!  Every Friday you'll find new music on Hoopla. Skip the hold list and check out new albums by Lana Del Rey, Ben Folds, or Alabama today!

Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCheck out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.

Books for Makers

Are you a tinkerer, maker, or hacker? Interested in learning? Or just want to find out what the "maker movement" is all about? Check out these books:

Zero to maker: learn (just enough) to make (just about) anything by David Lang



The art of tinkering: meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich



Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson



The kids' guide to duct tape projects by Sheri Bell- Rehwoldt



Making things move: DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists by Dustyn Roberts

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Screening on October 14

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. As many as 20 % of the student population in the U.S. are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a commonly misunderstood developmental reading disorder because it can be found in bright, highly intelligent, creative and innovative people. The HBO documentary film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, follows four students on their journey as they face the challenges and cope with their diagnosis. Please join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a special screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Murder Will Out: Kerrytown BookFest 2015

Don’t miss the 13th annual Kerrytown Bookfest 2015 on Sunday, September 13 at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market. Aunt Agatha's Bookstore's guest authors include Andrew Grant, Julie Hyzy, Owen Laukkanen, G.M. Malliet, Edith Maxwell, Jenny Milchman, P.J. Parrish, Denise Swanson, newcomer Vu Tran and many more. This year, they are featuring a traditional mystery panel at 1:15pm in the Main Tent, and a suspense panel at 2:45pm in the Kerrytown Concert House.

Easy as Pie...Crack a Culinary Mystery

Looking for a good mystery to sink your teeth into? These amateur sleuths/professional culinary artists manage to solve the crime and create delectable dishes (recipes included).

The body in the kelp by Katherine Hall Page. The purchase of a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when transplanted, New York caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure.

A deadly grind by Victoria Hamilton. A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight until someone is murdered.

Dying on the vine by Peter King. And the main course is... murder. Animated by a passion for food, wine and justice, Harper Goodwin, the Gourmet Detective travels to Provence to investigate a shadowy business deal between two vineyards. But before he can even sample the delights of Pate de Grives on triangles of hot, crisp toast, he encounters a corpse leaning against a cart in the vineyard.

Gale Courses Begin September 16

Go back to school without leaving your home! Gale Courses offers 6-week online classes to help you freshen up your skills, or embark on a new academic adventure!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, September 16. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

What We're Reading: September 2015

This month we're not reading, but watching.  Check out these films.

SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon.  Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.  Mike Myers directed this film.

  

Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect.  A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.


Cloud Computing Basics

Are you interested in cloud storage but need more information? Do you want to know what "the cloud" is? Join us Saturday October 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM for our Cloud Computing Basics class. Registration is required.

Look What's in Large Print: September 2015

This month's focus is on the Classics.

The professor: [large print] by Charlotte Bronte

Pride and prejudice [large print] by Jane austen

Lord Jim [large print] by Joseph Conrad ; edited by Cedric Watts and Robert Hampson

The black arrow [large print]: a tale of the two roses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected poems of Emily Dickinson [large print] by Emily Dickinson

Around the world in eighty days [large print] by Jules Verne