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Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. 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!

No Need to Wait - Listen with Hoopla Today!

Skip the Hold list and listen NOW. Hoopla offers streaming music, movies, TV and audiobooks with no wait! Check out the Paper Towns Soundtrack, new Wilco, or Luke Bryan with your Canton Public Library card and listen on your computer, phone or tablet today!

Savvy Seniors: Canton Seniors Summit 2015

Join us on Monday, September 14 at the 13th. annual Canton Senior Summit held from 8:00AM- 12:00PM at Summit on the Park. Librarians from Canton Public Library will demonstrate the Digital Talking Book Machine and Low Vision magnifiers and answer questions about using OverDrive Books on your eReader. Information about Canton Library Programs will also be available.

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification now online!

Need to prepare for taking the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification exam? Selecting a study guide is just a click away. Access the online study guides right from the Library's Databases link either under the Jobs and Career or Online Learning and Test Preparation categories. All MTTC Study Guides are now computer-based and in pdf format.

Back to School? Learn a New Language with Mango

Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card.

ELL Conversation Group

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

Giant Scrabble

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Join us August 5, 2:00-3:30 PM to play on our insane 10ft x 10ft Scrabble board.

Lunch and a Book August 2015

Euphoria: a novel by Lily King — English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe of New Guinea. Haunted by his brothers' deaths and frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby--the artistic, female-dominated Tam--he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control. Join us Thursday, August 13 at noon.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion August 17

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

South of superior by Ellen Airgood — When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.

2015 Eisner Awards Announced

The Eisner Awards have been celebrating the best in comics for 27 years. Highlights? This year, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan won Best Continuing Series, Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson won Best New Series,  and El Deafo by Cece Bell won Best Publication for Kids. Check out all the winners here.

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britian

The Battle of Britain is the name given to the German Air Force's (Luftwaffe) campaign against the shipping, airfields, and cities of the United Kingdom. Between July and October, 1940, over 1,350 bombers attacked ships, airfield, and cities. This was the first military campaign in history to be fought entirely in the air. The climax came on September 15, when Britain's RAF shot down 56 Luftwaffe planes.

Battle of Britain: five months that changed history, May -October 1940 by James Holland


With wings like eagles: a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda


The few: the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw


Fighter boys: the Battle of Britain, 1940 by Patrick Bishop

Look What's in Large Print: July is Large Print Month

The Large Print format offers benefits for people under the age of 60 with perfectly good eyesight. There are obvious benefits of large print for the visually impaired, beginning or reluctant readers and ESL/ELL students. But that’s not all. Here are more unexpected large print lovers:  

Bouncing People: Have you ever tried to read a 10pt font size from 3 feet away while exercising? It’s really hard. Next time you hit the treadmill, grab a large print book instead.

Tired People: According to the latest Nielsen stats, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Digital eye strain occurs after two or more hours of digital device use. Tech addicts would be well-served to give their eyes a rest with the easy-reading large print format.

Great Lakes Fish Identification

This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool

The Legend of the Sleeping Bear- Video

Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here

Getting to Know MI Coloring Book

Check out this printable coloring book all about Michigan. Enjoy decorating this whicle you learn about our great state here 

Michigan Folklore

Investigate and study the tales from days past on the American Folklore website. Some of the tales can be a little spooky and are best told around a campfire at one of our great state parks or in the backyard while toasting marshmallows. Check it out here