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Celebrating Learning Disabilities Month

"It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum." - Temple Grandin



A parent's guide to high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James C. McPartland

Unlocked: a family emerging from the shadows of autism by Susan Levin ; afterword by Donna Gates

Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents by Williams, Katrina/ Roberts, Jacqueline

When Fraser met Billy: an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections by Louise Booth

Nonfiction Book Group November 2015

Cubed: a secret history of the workplace by Nikil Saval
How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark counting houses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would the world be like without the office at all? In Cubed, Nikil Saval chronicles the evolution of the office in a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is. Cubed is an all-encompassing investigation into the way we work, why we do it the way we do (and often don’t like it), and how we might do better.  Join us on Saturday, November 21 at 10 AM.

Trivia Night at the Library

Enter as a team of 2 or more and work together to answer questions from a variety categories. Top teams will receive prizes. Doors open at 6 PM. Ages 18 & up. Monday November 16 at 6:00 PM

Beginning Excel 2013

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2013.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Beginning Excel 2010

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list  
with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Registration required.  Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Saturday November 7 at 10:00 am

Canton Leisure Services Master Plan Focus Group

Canton residents are invited to provide input in at a focus group that will be held this month as a key part of the strategic process of updating Canton Leisure Services Five Year Master Plan.  Members of the community are invited to submit comments on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI. 

Stop by any time during this event in the Walnut Room and give your input to help shape Canton’s future.  Attendees can give verbal or written comments, participate in discussions and submit ideas that will be used to help plan future capital projects, recreation programs and special community events.

Please RSVP by calling 734/394-5360 or by email leisure@canton-mi.org. Also, if you are unable to attend these Focus groups and would like to provide public comment, please contact the Leisure Services Office.  For additional information, please visit www.cantonfun.org.
 

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Daytripper [kit] by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá — This graphic novel follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in his life in Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence; one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. A story about living life to its fullest, because any of us can die at any moment. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 2 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Horror Fiction

Looking for spine-tingling tales of terror? Love stories filled with ghosts, vampires, haunted houses and other spooky creatures? Look no further!

The border by Robert McCammon

Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss

The deep by Nick Cutter

A head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay


In the shadow of Edgar Allen Poe: classic tales of horror 1816-1914 by edited by Leslie S. Klinger


A love like blood by Marcus Sedgwick


No one gets out alive by Adam Nevill

NHS Tutoring Returns November 2nd

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.

December Minecraft

Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.

For kids ages 7-10 years old: Wednesday, December 9, from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Computer iLab

For kids ages 11-18 years old: Saturday, December 19, from 2:00-3:30 PM in the Computer iLab

High School Essay Writing Assistance

Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on November 4. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand.  Sessions will take place in Group Study Room D in the East Wing of the library. 
*There will be no assistance on Wednesday, November 25

[What I get paid to read by Lorianne DiSabato is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Read the Book Before the Movie

This fall will see many great books adapted for the big screen. Check these out before heading to the theater!

Brooklyn: a novel by Colm Tóibín - movie to open November 6.



Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue - movie to open November 6



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - movie to open November 20.

A hologram for the king: a novel by Dave Eggers - movie to open November 25.

Books For Babies - Stories in Rhyme

Stories written in rhyme have numerous benefits. They tune your child in to all the sounds of a word, help them learn how sounds combine and blend to form words, and help them learn how to hear and identify a steady beat or rhythm. Try some of these fun books to get rhyming with your child today.


Babyberry pie by Heather Vogel Frederick ; [illustrations by] Amy Schwartz


When you were born by Emma Dodd


Ten tiny babies by Karen Katz


Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury


Tickly toes by Susan Hood ; Barroux

Books For Babies - Lift The Flap

Lift-the-flap books are a great way to build up your baby's brain. They can help develop fine motor skills and establish object permanence. Try this selection of lift-the-flap titles available at the Canton Public Library.

Toes, ears, & nose!: a lift-the-flap book by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Karen Katz



Guess what? — food by Yusuke Yonezu


Cheep, cheep: pop-up fun by text by Jonathan Litton ; illustrations, Kasia Nowowiejska


eBook Big Library Read October 2015

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. This October there are two great titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.  The program runs from mid-day October 7 through mid-day October 21, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!

Gale Courses Begin October 14

Fall into a new hobby with Gale Courses! With your CPL Card, you can access a wide variety of 6-week courses to help you learn something new, from photography and creative writing to cooking and interior design.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, October 14. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Share a Story: Clothing Storytime

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

From Storytime

I love my hat by Douglas Florian ; illustrated by Paige Keiser

Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by story by Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric) ; art by James Dean — This is a pretty easy story to memorize and pull out in the grocery line, at bathtime, or anytime the little ones are getting squirrely.

Clothesline clues to jobs people do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook ; illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

Jim Gill sings The sneezing song and other contagious tunes [sound recording] by Gill, Jim — A round of Silly Dance Contest is always a welcome treat.

Blue moo [sound recording]: 17 jukebox hits from way back never by lyrics by Sandra Boynton ; music by Boynton & Ford — The One Shoe Blues is a great song, whether you have a parachute or not.

Minecraft Hunger Games (All Ages)

Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-6:00PM. Compete to be the last one standing in Minecraft Hunger Games and you could go on to an international championship. Will you survive?  Participants must have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. For all ages. Registration required.

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.

Mental Illness Awareness Week


This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Below are some suggested materials on the topic provided by librarians at the Canton Public Library.

For additional YA/Teen books please follow this link

What is mental illness? by Richard J. McNally






Just like someone without mental illness only more so: a memoir by Mark Vonnegut


Telling is risky business [electronic resource]: mental health consumers confront stigma by Otto F. Wahl


Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson