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Savvy Seniors: July 2015

A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults.   PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft, including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers. You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, www.michigan.gov/ag or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.

Why Wait? Skip the Holds 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 Tuesday you'll find new music on Hoopla. Skip the hold list and check out new albums by Florence + the Machine, Muse, Alabama Shakes or Of Monsters and Men today!


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Look What's in Large Print: June 2015

This month the spotlight is on historical fiction.  Well-written historical fiction provides a window into everyday life, what was important, how people spoke and thought...




The body snatchers affair [large print]: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

The nightingale [large print] by Kristin Hannah

The angel court affair [large print]: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Anne Perry

The tempting of Thomas Carrick [large print] by Stephanie Laurens

Murder in Murray Hill [Large print] by Victoria Thompson

Murder Will Out: June 2015

Looking for a good mystery and a way to earn the Connect Your Summer 2015 Super Bookworm: My Mitten badge?  Check out this selection of mysteries set in Michigan.

Detroit is our beat: tales of the four horsemen by Loren D. Estleman

Mountains of the misbegotten by Joseph Heywood

The chocolate clown corpse by JoAnna Carl

Let it burn by Steve Hamilton

Love in a nutshell by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly

South of Hell by P.J. Parrish

Color of justice: a novel of suspense by Gary Hardwick

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - July 11

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 11 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - August 08

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 08 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

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, August 29 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.

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, August 1 from 4:00-5:45PM, two visiting Raj Yogis, will be working as a team with the whole group. The presentation will  be in interactive format and  there will be videos to highlight and support the concept of self healing.

Savvy Seniors: June 2015

Reading time for kids can be fun when it's with an older adult. Hit the library with your grandchild, or a "grand friend," to track down some classics.

Round trip by Ann Jonas

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

Frog and Toad storybook treasury by Arnold Lobel

Detroit ... Remember When?

Anybody who grew up in the Detroit area has fond memories of the people, places and things that formed their childhood. Some are still with us but others have disappeared into history. Whatever the case, take a trip back in time and revisit them right now!

Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon


Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker


From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska


Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum


Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone

Great Lakes Shipwrecks

Detroit Fiction

Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick


Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson


Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser


Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer


Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels


See what I see by Gloria Whelan


The dollmaker by Harriette Arnow

On the Scene with the Animal Lover Badge: Baby Ducklings

The ducklings have grown up and have been relocated to the pond in the back of the library. Check the pond to catch a glimpse of mama and her teen ducks!


Summer is here and we have so much fun planned Connect Your Summer.

Ready to earn your Animal Lover On the Scene Badge? Our ducklings have outgrown the courtyard and have been relocated to the pond behind the library. Count the ducklings and wave hello. Then be sure to hop online and claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge. And watch our Vines of the catch and release of the ducklings to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge. Have fun!

Around the World with Books Quiz

How well do you know your books? We've got a special quiz to take you around the world with literature! (We have one for kids, and a more challenging one for adults.)

Stop by the CYS Command Center and get an Around the World Book Quiz. Match the setting of each book to the letter on the map, and turn in your quiz for the chance to win a prize. Don't forget to claim your Around the World badge online as well!

Game On Daily Trivia

Do you like trivia? We do!

Every day during CYS we will post a new trivia question on the bulletin board. Submit your answer for the chance to win a prize, and don't forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Research Local History with Historic Map Works

The Canton Public Library offers a variety of resources to help you with genealogical or historical research. On June 1st, we will be adding a new database to help you learn more about the history of places around the United states: Historic Map Works. This resource offers over 1.5 million land ownership maps to help you track the geographic and human history of cities and villages over hundreds of years.

Tip: Look for maps of the Canton Area by searching for Western Wayne County. See who used to own the land that the library now sits on by comparing modern map overlays.