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Not a Trick but a Treat!!

Treat yourself before you slumber this Halloween night by enjoying an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time ends and Eastern Standard Time begins 2:00 AM Sunday November 1st. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and turn on carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Give the Gift of Life!

Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to save lives during our third Michigan Libraries for Life campaign on Tuesday, October 6th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and most importantly, help community members to become organ, eye and tissue donors. If you are unable to stop by during the scheduled time and are interested in becoming a donor, register online.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the Gift of Life Michigan in this endeavor. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire and empower patrons to join Michigan's organ and donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

And the winners of this year's Pulitzer Prize in the Book categories are....

Fiction - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer 
Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers around a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide as they both try to survive the devastation of war.

Nonfiction - Sixth Extinction : an Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Rationale, natural history and field reporting are combined in this account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes in Kolbert's work about the future of the world.

History -  Encounters at the Heart of the World : a History of the Mandan  People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
Fenn's narrative on Mandan history, landscapes and people is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world.

Biography - The Pope and Mussolini : the Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
Tells the story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and how together they changed the course of twentieth-century history after both coming into power in 1922.