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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion December 19

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



The wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit. They arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret-including what their husbands were doing at the lab. Though they were strangers, they joined together-adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Capital dames by Cokie Roberts. The assertive and adventurous women of pre-Civil War Washington were not going to retire to their boudoirs when the fighting began. Focusing on 27 formidable dames, whom the author divides into political, literary and activist actors, the war is presented as a covert crisis of gender, as well as a momentous confrontation over slavery and race, accelerating change in the roles of both women and men.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 17

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains of civilization.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 19

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



The nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  A story about two sisters struggling to survive during World War II in France. One sister is rebellious and intent on fighting for France while the other simply wants to survive the war with her family intact. Both sisters learn who they are and what they are capable of as the war wages on.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion August 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 15 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



The space between us by Thrity Umrigar.  A story of two compelling and achingly real women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife and Bhima, a stoic illiterate who has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years set in modern-day India. 

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion July 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo on the coast. In Germany, Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, which wins him a place with the Hitler Youth. Werner travels throughout Europe, and finally to Saint-Malo, where his meets Marie Laure.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, June 20 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Circling the sun by Paula McLain. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Honolulu by Alan Brennert. A richly imagined story of Jin, a young “picture bride” who leaves her native Korea—where girls are so little valued that she is known as Regret—and journeys to Hawaii in 1914 in search of a better life.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Mother's Day Drive for First Step

First Step logoThis Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to First Step, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes.

First Step has requested the following items:
  • adult coloring books
  • colored pencils
  • knitting or crochet kits
  • extra yarn

The Canton Public Library will accept items May 1 through 13. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy  by Karen Abbott. A socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow, all spies during the Civil War. After shooting a Union soldier, Belle became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men. Emma cut off her hair and assumed a man's identity to enlist as a Union private. The widow, Rose, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence. Elizabeth, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, ran a far-reaching espionage ring.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



The Boston girl  by Anita Diamant. Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, March 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room to discuss:



Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life, and has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will is acerbic, moody, and bossy. But Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 18 at 7:00 P.M.  in the Community Room to discuss:



Go set a watchman by Harper Lee. Scout's homecoming to Maycomb to visit her father becomes a struggle when personal and political issues involving Atticus, her small Alabama town and society at large challenge her own beliefs.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.