Blog https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog en-US Adult Contemporary Book Discussion December 19 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/wivesoflosalamos.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580442~S10">The wives of Los Alamos</a></em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-december-19#comments Programs Books Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87208 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 21 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="134" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/capitaldames.preview.png" /><br /><br /><em>Capital dames</em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-november-21#comments Programs Books Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87205 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 17 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/stationeleven.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613070~S10">Station eleven</a></em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-october-17#comments Programs Books Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87203 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 19 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="65" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nightingale.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623317~S10">The nightingale</a></em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-september-19#comments Programs Books Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87201 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion August 15 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/spacebetweenus.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1370599~S10">The space between us</a></em> 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.  https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-august-15#comments Programs Books Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87199 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion July 18 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/allthelight.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597065~S10">All the light we cannot see</a></em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-july-18#comments Programs Books Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87197 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 20 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/circlingthesun.jpg" /><br /><br /><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1626603~S10"><em>Circling the sun</em></a> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-june-20#comments Programs Books Wed, 25 May 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87195 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Special Needs Story-time https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-4 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 <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-4#comments Kids Programs Wed, 25 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 86862 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 16 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/honolulu.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1459574~S10">Honolulu</a></em> 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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-16#comments Non-fiction Books Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87193 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Special Needs Story-time https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-3 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 <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-3#comments Kids Programs Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 86861 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Mother's Day Drive for First Step https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mothers-day-drive-first-step <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/New%20Logo%20Final%20Web%20sm.PNG" alt="First Step logo" title="First Step logo" class="image image-medium" height="107" width="210" style="float:right;" />This Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to <a href="http://www.firststep-mi.org/index.php">First Step</a>, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes. <br /><br />First Step has requested the following items:<br /><ul><li>adult coloring books </li> <li>colored pencils</li> <li>knitting or crochet kits</li> <li>extra yarn</li> </ul><br />The Canton Public Library will accept items May 1 through 13. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mothers-day-drive-first-step#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 goldenl 87270 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 18 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/liartemptresssoldierspy.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1611040~S10">Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy</a></em>  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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-april-18#comments Programs Books Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87191 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Special Needs Story-time https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-2 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 <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-2#comments Kids Programs Fri, 25 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 86860 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 21 https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/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:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bostongirl.jpg" /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623488~S10">The Boston girl</a></em>  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. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-march-21#comments Programs Books Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 87189 at https://web7.cantonpl.org Special Needs Story-time https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-1 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 <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. https://web7.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-story-time-1#comments Kids Programs Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 86859 at https://web7.cantonpl.org