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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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Building Detroit- a Game!

Live like it is 1750 and you a re a new settler to Detroit! You can make decisions to shape the game and outcomes in this fin and interactive look into the past. Here is where you can check it out

Gale Courses Begin July 15

Did you know that you can access Gale Courses, even when you're out of town? Take advantage of a change in scenery to let out your creative side! Learn about photography, creative writing, or music in a 6-week course from Gale Courses.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, July 15. 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!