Three Days Before the Shooting . . by Ralph Ellison - At his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind roughly two thousand pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades writing. Long awaited, it was to have been the work Ellison intended to follow his masterpiece, Invisible Man...
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris - In a radical departure from his satiric workplace comedy, Then We Came to the End (2007), Ferris turns in a dark and utterly compelling second novel on the insanity of modern life... [BookList Review]
Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño - To drag fiction toward the unknown, [Bolaño] had to go there himself, and there invent a method with which to represent it. Since the unknown place was reality, the results are multi-dimensional. [The New York Review of Books]
Bolt (voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus) Super-dog Bolt is the star of a hit TV show whose life is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue. When he is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penney, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt immediately springs into action to save her from the forces of evil.
Coraline (voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher) A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman.
All the Living by C.E. Morgan. Aloma moves to her boyfriend Orren's Kentucky farm when his family dies in a car accident. And as a bereaved Orren withdraws, Aloma's chances of becoming a concert pianist diminish. Read by Julia Gibson
Closing Time: a Memoir by Joe Queenan. Queenan's deeply funny and affecting memoir about his great escape from a childhood of poverty in a Philadelphia housing project in the early 1960s. Read by Johnny Heller
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Bag SaleJanuary 27, 28 and 30
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: J. Fausone, G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to AudienceNo comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as presented
Approval of MinutesMinutes of the November 19th Meeting were approved as presented
Formal and handwritten letters of thanks from Marybeth Levine of the Detroit Area Diaper Bank; the library’s participation in the diaper drive helped the Diaper Bank exceed its collection goal.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, C. Van Auken
Absent: D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, K. Gladden, L. Golden, J. Noricks
Call to AudienceNo comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa)
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended
Approval of MinutesMinutes of the October 15th Meeting were approved as presented
CommunicationsNote from S. Rzetelny thanking the Board for the funeral arrangement.
Canton Community Foundation – 2nd Endowment - Joan Noricks, president of the Canton Community Foundation, presented a proposal for the library to create a second endowment fund to be administered through the CCF. She outlined the advantages of having CCF hold combined endowment funds:
Fairy tales are the source of so much pleasure, wonder, and imaginative play for children, and the patterns contained here are fanciful without sacrificing wearability. From the Snow Queen to Robin Hood to magic carpets, these projects explore classic fairy tale characters that are staples of playing dress-up. The garments are for the most part versatile enough for everyday wear as well, which will delight everyone who sees them.
Here are a few mysteries set at the new year:
The queene's Christmas by Karen Harper
Full cry by Rita Mae Brown
New Year's Eve murder : a Lucy Stone mystery by Leslie Meier
Cat on a hyacinth hunt by Carole Nelson Douglas
Our thanks to the Canton community for helping us reach this milestone. We look forward to serving you in 2010.