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Free eBooks and Access to Information through Bartleby

Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):

Bartlett's familiar quotations
King James Bible
Oxford Shakespeare
Gray's Anatomy
Strunk's Elements of style
World Factbook
Harvard Classics

Click here to check it out today!

Soundcapes of the Upper Midwest

This resource from the Library of Congress features a folk song expedition to Michigan as available here in these multiple podcast formats.

Michigan Lighthouse Database

Use lighthousefriends.com's database for an alphabetical listing of Michigan's exquisite lighthouses. Click on any lighthouse name for its location, historical information, and pictures.

Click here to check it out. When you claim your badge, let us know which lighthouses you've visited or would like to see!

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

This is a searchable health and wellness resource center provided by Gale which allow the user to search articles, topics in the news, directories, conditions and diseases, and watch videos about an assortment of topics and conditions in health and wellness.

Explore the Michigan Wildflower Database

Spend some time exploring this database of beautiful flowers found in Michigan. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Wildflower Database includes pictures and tells you which flowers are native to Michigan, their habitats, and the time of year in which they bloom. They're even organized by color so you can find out what's in your own backyard!

Click here and let us know what you discover when you claim your badge!

CultureGrams Online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Computer Database

Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology- from the Gale Computer Database Website linked here

Michigan Bug and Insect Classification with Photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Look What's In Large Print: July 2015

This month the focus is on mystery and suspense.  We have several new mysteries: this is the first time Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series has appeared in Large Print, Alex Kava introduces a new series, and the remainder are the latest addition to ongoing series.

Museum Adventure Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCelebrate Independence Day with a Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)! 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. Here are a few MAP destinations with Independence Day events:

Be Independent, Learn a New Language with Mango Languages in July!

It is July! Celebrate by learning a new language with the interactive Mango Languages site. This service is available to all Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Click here to check it out! 
  

Battle of Waterloo Bicentennial

The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago on June 18, 1815. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by a coalition army commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Napleon's defeat marked the end of his rule as Emperor of the French.

The Battle of Waterloo by Jeremy Black


The final act: the roads to Waterloo by Gregor Dallas


Waterloo: June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts


Rites of peace: the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna by Adam Zamoyski


Vienna, 1814: how the conquerors of Napoleon made love, war, and peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King

CYS Final Celebration

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer! Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for great fun including: and much, much more!  Can't wait to see you there!
Shout out to our summer partners listed here! We couldn't have done it without you! 

Magna Carta Anniversary

The Magna Carta, considered one of the most important political documents in the history of democracy, was signed 800 years ago on June 15, 2015.

1215: the year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger & John Gillingham


Magna Carta by Katherine Fischer Drew


Richard and John: kings at war by Frank McLynn

Gale Courses Begin June 17

Fight the summer slump by learning something new-at your own pace. Gale courses offer 6-week classes in a variety of topics, from graphic design to law (and much more)!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, June 17. 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!

Murder Will Out: July 2015

Looking for something new to read?   Check out one of these new authors or Martin Edwards' anthology of Golden Age detectives featuring wonderful stories written during the 1920s-1930s.

What We're Reading: July 2015

Looking for reading/viewing suggestions to earn a Connect Your Summer 2015 badge?  May we suggest:

Living is easy with eyes closed [videodisc] by Outsider Pictures and 6 Sales presents ; produced by Cristina Huete ; written and directed by David Trueba — Around the World:eLectrified


Little men, big world ; Vanity row by W.R. Burnett ; [introduction by Rick Ollerman] — Sleuth It: Super Bookworm


Crack of the bat: a history of baseball on the radio by James R. Walker ; foreword by Pat Hughes — Games On or Curtains Up: Super Bookworm


UTR [videodisc]: under the radar Michigan. Season 2. Disc 1 & 2 by Tom Daldin, host, writer, producer ; Jim Edelman, director, producer ; Eric Tremonti, director — My Mitten: eLectrified


Dragonflies: magnificent creatures of water, air, and land by Pieter van Dokkum — Animal Lover: Super Bookworm