April 1, 2017 | madame librarian
We’re celebrating Cultural Diversity Month in April! Check out these series--there’s a detective for every holiday destination.
Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her. Based on the books by Alexander McCall Smith.
Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his staff work to solve mysteries in the Shetland Islands. Based on the books by Ann Cleeves.
April 6, 2016 | madame librarian
Canton Public Library has a large selection of interesting and entertaining documentary films.
Morgan Spurlock brings a comedic documentary about branding, advertising, and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising, and product placement. Special features: commentary, featurettes, and more.
Explores how environmental factors have influenced human history and civilizations from ancient times through the present day.
August 14, 2014 | madame librarian
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
April 19, 2014 | madame librarian
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 28 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library'sGroup Study Room A. We will be discussing M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. Requesta copy at the Information Services Desk.
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M. L. Stedman. World War I has ended and Tom Sherbourne has returned to Australia after four years at the Western Front. Seeking peace, he becomes the lighthouse keeper on isolated Janus Rock. On his once a year shore leave, Tom meets and marries beautiful, headstrong, loving Isabel. After several years of marriage and heartbreaking miscarriages, Isabel finds solace in long walks on the island. One afternoon, she hears a baby's cry, making a fateful decision with far reaching results. A story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another's tragic loss.
April 23, 2009 | madame librarian