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What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

Murder Will Out: December 2015

And the winners for 2015 Best Mystery Novel are...

Agatha Award

Truth be told by Hank Phillippi Ryan







Anthony Award

After I'm gone by Laura Lippman







Barry Award

Natchez burning by Greg Iles


    


 

Dagger Award

Life or death by Michael Robotham







Dilys Award

Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger






Edgar Award

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: January-June 2016

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  No registration required.

January 28

The sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

February 25

Savvy Seniors: December 2015

Looking for information?  Gale Cengage Learning* databases provided by Canton Public Library include tools and special features to make information accessible in a variety of circumstances. When a document is opened the “Listen” feature icon is displayed and enables a user to hear the article/information read aloud. 

*Gale databases include: Academic OneFile,  InfoTrac, General Virtual Reference Center, and General OneFile.

What We're Reading: November 2015

Star Trek fans will want to read The Autobiography of James T. Kirk...  Highly recommend Dissent...it is both a reassuring and disconcerting look at our political history.   A. D. Scott weaves a mystery throughout this novel about of a small Scottish Highland village in 1956.

Look What's In Large Print: November 2015

This month we feature three authors new to Large Print: Arnaldur Indridason, Tim Dorsey, and Eddie Joyce. Heather Graham and Jayne Ann Krentz are favorites for Large Print readers.

Reykjavik nights [large print] by Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Trust no one [large print] by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shark skin suite [large print] by Tim Dorsey

The betrayed [large print] by Heather Graham

Small mercies [large print] by Eddie Joyce

Murder Will Out: November 2015

Murder, She Baked: Joanne Fluke's A Plum Pudding Mystery will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Sunday, November 22 (check local listings).  This holiday season, Hannah Swensen is making plum pudding and trying to solve the murder of a man in his own office. It turns out the list of suspects who would have wanted to see the guy dead is a long one, from a bitter ex-wife to exasperated investors.  Based on Joanne Fluke‘s very popular (very Cozy!) Hannah Swensen Mystery Series.

Savvy Seniors: November 2015 Catwalk For A Cause - Fundraiser for Alzheimers

Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is sponsoring Catwalk for a Cause--A Fundraiser for Alzheimers on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Summit on the Park's Banquet Center . Enjoy a lovely luncheon, a fabulous fashion show - presented by the Clothing Cove of Milford - and shop for a good cause. Participate in the Power of the Purse raffle; each donated purse contains an assortment of gift certificates and specialty items from local merchants. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan. Tickets can be purchased by calling 734/394-5485.

Savvy Seniors: October 2015

Michigan now has 1.2 million drivers 65 years old or older, and that number is growing. By 2025, one in five drivers is expected to be 65 or older. By using smart self-management techniques to review their driving skills, older drivers can keep driving longer while limiting risks to themselves and others.  Copies of Michigan's Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families are available at the Canton Public Library and the Michigan Secretary of State office.

Henning Mankell, Swedish Noir Author, dies at 67

Henning Mankell, author of the popular Kurt Wallander series died on October 5 of cancer at the age ot 67.  Mankell was the author of over 40 novels, 11 featuring the dour detective Kurt Wallander. Kenneth Branagh adapted several of the novels to film for the BBC. 

World Sight Day 2015

October 8 is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness held to generate global attention on blindness and vision impairment.For those unfamiliar with the free service, the Braille and Talking Book Library offers audio books, magazines and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities that are unable to utilize standard print materials. Canton Public Library is a demo site; interested individuals can try a digital talking book machine before enrolling in the program.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016 Kickoff

If you will be in the Lansing area on Thursday, October 8, please be sure to join us for the Great Michigan Read kick-off event (which will actually be Emily’s sixth appearance) at the Library of Michigan (702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing). The 2013-14 Great Michigan Read author, Steve Luxenberg (Annie’s Ghosts), will be interviewing Emily St. John Mandel about Station Eleven, writing, and much more. The doors open at 6:00 PM.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The first author tour is coming up this week, October 5, with events scheduled in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. For Emily St. John Mandel's full schedule please visit the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read website.  


The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a host of other sponsors.