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ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, September 4th and 18th. 

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, September 26 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.

ELL Conversation Group

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

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster
The Avengers
Best Family Film Full of Fun
Inside Out
Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood
Tom & Jerry
Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film
Frozen
And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016


Canton Public Library in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors. 
 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

Michigan History for Kids, Free for a Limited Time



Check out this neat resource while the website is free! The MIchigan History for kids Magazine is now available to view for free.  This magazine goes beyond the textbooks, exploring the history and heritage of all Michigan’s peoples. It also thoroughly integrates Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and the emerging standards of the Common Core into the content. The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is proud to publish Michigan History for Kids,
This site the rebirth of this popular publication is made possible by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 


Check out this resource here or go to www.michigankids.org

Savvy Seniors: 80 Years of Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.

Fairytales Retold


If you love TV series like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, you'll enjoy these re-tellings of classic fairytales.

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules.


Charlie Glass's slippers: a very modern fairy tale by Holly McQueen — In this delightful spin on Cinderella , Charlie Glass inherits her father's shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?

Canning with Chef Mary Spencer

Culinary instructor Mary Spencer will answer all of your canning and preserving questions.  Mary has studied under the best, including Jacques Pepin, Milos Cihelka and many more. She has taught classes at Kitchen Glamour, Kitchen Witch, ABC Warehouse and now runs her own cooking school in Northville called Taste: A Cook's Place, LLC. Come learn Mary's lessons on saving our summer bounty on September 9 at 6:30 pm.

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

25 Great World War II Films

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It has been estimated that over 1,000 films have been made about the war which lasted from 1939 to 1945.


Battle of the Bulge [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Cinerama, Inc. production ; a Sidney Harmon in association with United States Pictures, Inc. production


The best years of our lives [videodisc] by [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation]


The big red one [videodisc] by Lorimar presents a Samuel Fuller film


Das Boot [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a director's cut restoration from Twin Bros. Productions of a Bavaria Film production in association with Radiant Film ; produced by Günter Rohrbach ; written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Murder Will Out: October 2015

Stone cold dead by James W. Ziskin.  December 21, 1960, the shortest day of the year: Fifteen-year-old Darleen Hicks slips away from her school bus as it idles in the junior-high parking lot, waiting to depart. Moments later the bus rumbles away without her, and she is never seen again. 

From Bruges with love by Pieter Aspe ; translated by Brian Doyle.  Inspector Pieter Van In finds himself in the middle of a complex web--one that involves high-level officials, local law enforcement, and common thugs. 

Savvy Seniors: December 2016

The Braille and Talking Book Library has sent large-print 2016 calendars to Canton Public Library.  Ask a librarian at the Main Desk for a free calendar (while supplies last).

Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, August 1945

Seventy years ago this year in August 1945, during the final stages of WWII, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, and the second on Nagasaki on August 9. On August 15, Japan announced it's surrender to Allied forces. The two bombs  killed at least 129,000 people, and are  the only use of  nuclear weapons in warfare in history.

Hiroshima by John Hersey


Atomic tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan by Sean L. Malloy


The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth by Gar Alperovitz, with assistance of Sanho Tree ... [et al.]


Shockwave: countdown to Hiroshima by Stephen Walker

5th Annual Best in Show Dog Show

Best in ShowWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now and fill out and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 11. All are welcome! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest, and Best in Show on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM outdoors behind the library. Winners will receive fabulous prizes. Registration opens 9:00 AM Saturday, August 29.