Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's History shelves.

The escape artist by Helen Fremont
Great state : China and the world by 1951- Timothy Brook

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Officer Clemmons : a memoir by François Clemmons

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

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Voters can get ready for the upcoming primary election to be held in Michigan on August 4, 2020 by going to VOTE411. By typing in their address, voters can find out who and what's on the ballot for all local, state, and federal elections, including information on the candidates. Voters can also check their registration status, and their polling place and hours. For more information on voting in Canton - including information on absentee voting - click here.

Boston's massacre by Eric Hinderaker

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity.

July 1, 1867. The Constitution Act, 1867 is enacted,  uniting the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.

The Constitution : an introduction by Michael Stokes Paulsen

July 2, 1788. The United States Constitution was ratified.

July 2, 1881. President James A. Garfield was shot as he entered a railway station in Washington, D.C. He died on September 19.

The summer months are usually the time we can go see all of  those blockbuster movies we look forward to all year. Think Jaws. The Dark Knight. E.T. Jurassic Park. And although our summer movie experience is different this year, there are still many ways to watch and appreciate our favorite films. Changes are coming to this year's film festivals as well. YouTube announced that they would feature a free online global film festival called We Are One which began May 29 and ran through June 7. Twenty of the world's most famous film festivals presented including the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. A full schedule of future events will be posted on the festival's YouTube page. Even the Oscars are in for some big changes this year. Although only a temporary change, streaming-only movies will be eligible for awards at the 2021 Academy Awards presentation for the first time. Theater closures have pushed many studios to either release movies online or delay them for months. But in the meantime there are lots of ways to enjoy the movies this summer! And don't forget the popcorn!

Emedia

  • Hoopla  Thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios are available for streaming, from anime to westerns - and everything in between! CPL Library card required.
  • Kanopy  Stream movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, including the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. CPL Library card required.
  • Kanopy Kids Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. CPL Library card required.
  • Crackle. An ad-supported streaming service that offers both movies and TV shows.  No account required.
  • IMDbTV. Ad-supported streaming movies and TV shows. Must create a free account.
  • Popcornflix Kids.  Ad-supported streaming service for family-friendly movies & TV shows.
  • Tubi TV. Access to thousands of free movies for all ages - not commercial free, however. No account required.​

Books About the Movies

Books For Kids

Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

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