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New Books on the Biography Shelf

The year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro


Life in motion: an unlikely ballerina by Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones


Reckless: my life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde


My journey by Donna Karan ; with Kathleen Boyes ; foreword by Barbra Streisand


Joy: poet, seeker, and the woman who captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria


The lost detective: becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward

Share a Story: Bathtime Storytime

Did you miss our bathtime storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own splashy storytime.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme from SurLaLune Storytime
   One elephant in the bathtub, going for a swim. 
   Knock, Knock, (Clap twice) 
   Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice) 
   Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in) 
   Two elephants elephants in the bathtub… etc. (Until…) 
   Five elephants elephants in the bathtub, going for a swim. 
   Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash, They all fell in!

Get out of my bath! by Britta Teckentrup

Ten pigs: an epic bath adventure by story and pictures by Derek Anderson

Animal baths by Bob Barner

Edmund Fitzgerald 40th Anniversary

November 10 marks the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the iron ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald. The ship sank in Lake Superior in 1975 killing its crew of 29. The date will be commemorated by several events around the state including those at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, and at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Gallery in Whitefish Point.

The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Frederick Stonehouse


Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher


Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming

Library Board Meeting Agenda — Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
    • Michigan Library Association Conference 
  • Committee Reports
    • Finance Committee
      • Fund Balance Assigned for Employee Benefits 
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • Canton Community Foundation Fundraiser
    • 2015 Library Board Holiday party
    • 2016 Library Board Officers
    • Director's Evaluation
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 24

On Tuesday, November 24, the Canton Public Library is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. To schedule an appointment between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM, please visit our Reception Desk or call Diane Risko at 313-549-7052. Walk-ins are also welcome. It's a poke, a pinch and a cookie - all for a great cause.

No NHS Tutoring Monday November 9

There will be no NHS tutoring Monday, November 9th due to a required NHS meeting.  Tutors will return Tuesday, November 10th.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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

Nonfiction Book Group December 2015

Cod : a biography of the fish that changed the world by Mark Kurlansky
Cod spans a thousand years and four continents. From the Vikings, who pursued the codfish across the Atlantic, and the enigmatic Basques, who first commercialized it in medieval times, to Bartholomew Gosnold, who named Cape Cod in 1602, and Clarence Birdseye, who founded an industry on frozen cod in the 1930s, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs, and of course the fishermen, whose lives have interwoven with this prolific fish.  And he brings to life the cod itself: its personality, habits, extended family, and ultimately the tragedy of how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.  Join us on Saturday, December 19 at 10 AM.  

U of M STEM

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required for each session.
  • Big Fun With Big Data - Come learn about statistics, data collection and analysis. Students will conduct a guided experiment and then spend time crunching all the numbers. Saturday, November 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Minecraft: Unlock the Logic - Using the very popular computer game, students will explore logic gates - the building blocks of every digital system. Participants must bring a personal laptop and Minecraft account information to this workshop. Sunday, November 22, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Play Dough Circuits - Come explore electric circuitry with a variety of fun hands on activities. Saturday, December 5, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Egg Drop Workshop - Students will design, build and then test their own egg drop container. Sunday, December 6, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Crystal Radio Workshop - Come explore the science of radios and learn about sound waves, antennas and resonances.

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.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar a day? Too much sugar in your diet can lead to an assortment of health issues including diabetes. Almost 10 % of the population in the U.S. is diabetic. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here's some food for thought.

 

Sugar smart express: the 21-day quick-start plan to stop cravings, lose weight, and still enjoy the sweets you love! by Anne Alexander, editor at large for Prevention and New York times bestselling author of The sugar smart diet ; with Julia VanTine ; foreword by Holly Phillips, MD, CBS news medical correspondent

JJ Virgin's sugar impact diet cookbook: 150 low-sugar recipes to help you lose up to 10 pounds in just 2 weeks by J.J. Virgin, CNS, CHFS ; New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

The addictocarb diet: avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want by Bruce Roseman, M.D

Holiday Greetings with MS Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to send out those holiday greetings? Learn how MS Publisher 2013 can help you make and print out personalized holiday cards and letters. We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - December 12

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, December 12 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.

Phone System Back Up!

Our phones are now fully operational. Thank you for your patience!

Bentley, the world's largest dog?

Great Danes are a big breed, but Bentley could be the world's largest dog. A family in Throop, PA is in the process of applying for that status in the Guinness World Records book. Standing tall at 38 inches, 5 year-old Bentley weighs 228 pounds. He has a great parlor trick too; getting ice cubes from the fridge's ice maker.

[Photo shared by WNEP.com]

K Club

A Merry time will be had by all at our K Club program on Saturday December 12, 2:00 -2:45. We will have great stories, activities, crafts and a snack centered around a Christmas theme. This program is for children ages 4-6 and promotes creativity, listening and thinking skills. Registration required.