All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr — January 14
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins — February 11
The invention of wings: a novel by Sue Monk Kidd — March 10
Shanghai girls: a novel by Lisa See — April 14
Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie — May 12
Testament of youth: an autobiographical study of the years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain ; preface by Shirley Williams
The education of Kevin Powell: a boy's journey into manhood by Kevin Powell
Montana: the biography of football's Joe Cool by Keith Dunnavant
Sinatra: the chairman by James Kaplan
Trumbo by Bruce Cook
Lady Bird and Lyndon: the hidden story of a marriage that made a president by Betty Boyd Caroli
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
Trustee T. Hartnett asked for a moment of silence, honoring the victims of recent worldwide terrorist attacks, to be observed before the meeting was called to order.
The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
- Also Present:
E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski, K. Young) – E. Davis introduced Friends of the Library board member Kathy Young (also a former Canton Public Library board trustee.)
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
E. Davis informed the board that, in the course of evaluating the library parcel in preparation for the proposed real estate transfer from Canton Township, Northwest Consultants discovered that some of the library storm drains have standing water. This is an indication of blockage of some of the library storm drains to the retention ponds. This information had just become available the previous day and Building Manager J. Laffey will be in contact with potential contractors for estimates to fix the problem; Trustee J. Fausone suggested a firm to contact to Business Service Department Head M. Nicholson. Davis had a meeting scheduled with Northwest Consultants for Friday, November 20 regarding the preliminary engineering and surveying work they’ve completed.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Canton Public Library – Community Room
Closed session to discuss library director's evaluation, per request by E. Davis.
- Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director's evaluation for 2015.
Tom Hartnett moved and Sommer Foster supported a motion to return to open session.
The motion passed unanimously 15/11-19-3CS
Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias
Circles by Yusuke Yonezu
Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor
Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway
Maisy's first colors: a Maisy concept book by Lucy Cousins
Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner
The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker
Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono
Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka
The hat by Jan Brett
Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on December 2*. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand. Sessions will take place in Group Study Room D in the East Wing of the library.
*There will be no writing assistance on December 23 and 30. Assistance will resume on January 6.
[What I get paid to read by Lorianne DiSabato is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0]
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma. Stop by our display and check out All Things Austen!
Emma: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith
The Jane Austen Quilt Club: a novel by Ann Hazelwood
Jane Austen's first love by Syrie James
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins
Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ; foreword by Cathleen Schine