August 14, 2015 | madame librarian
On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.
June 11, 2015 | madame librarian
A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults. PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft,
including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising
your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers.
You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, www.michigan.gov/ag or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.
May 13, 2015 | madame librarian
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law in July 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. Canton Public Library offers a variety of services to residents over the age of 62 such as Books by Mail, a Large Print Collection, large screen computer monitors with user friendly keyboards and mouses, Low Vision Magnifiers, and an Optelic Reader. The Canton Seniors Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00pm.
January 28, 2015 | madame librarian
Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is offering Tax Preparation Services
sponsored by AARP. Tax preparation
appointments are being taken. The first available
appointments will begin February 2. Call the
Club 55+ Desk at 734-394-5485 to schedule an appointment.
January 21, 2015 | madame librarian
Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday,
January 28,2015 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming
opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult
population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room.
Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.
December 16, 2014 | madame librarian
Looking for family activities during the holiday break? Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to arts and cultural organizations across the state. Canton Public Library card holders may login to print a pass at the MAP website.
December 11, 2014 | madame librarian
Votes are in and actually several of these titles were nominated by more than one CPL librarian. Check them out.
November 1, 2014 | madame librarian
October 10, 2014 | madame librarian
The Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. They have created PASS IT ON an FTC website containing articles, presentations, video, and activities — with information about scams and pass on some information that could help someone you know. Health, finances, privacy are just some of the issues they focus on. There is a link to the FTC for individuals wanting to report a scam.