The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
Absent: M. Farell
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call To Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, G. Nixon, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval Of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval Of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved as amended by unanimous consent.
E. Davis shared a Christmas letter received from former Board Trustees George Snow and Cecil Young.
The Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP) – Phase II brochure, which will be given out to patrons to explain the scope, cost and timeline of the construction project, was provided to the board.
Among items in the publicity packet was a news story in the Canton Observer about the PSIP (Phase II) and also one about a local teenage runaway who was found by police on library property.
Community Relations department head L. Golden provided the board with proofs of the eight (8) pages of library events which will appear in the next Discover brochure.
The Friends of the Library fundraiser at Tony Sacco’s Pizzeria raised $80; the Friends were pleased and will pursue other, similarly small fundraising efforts as revenue from the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore continues to drop.
Good omens [sound recording] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. .
Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find to the Appalachian Trail. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
Confessions of a shopaholic [sound recording] by Sophie Kinsella
Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how-- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers
Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas
Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo
Falling kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Paladin prophecy. Book 1 by Mark Frost
Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta
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Abby Cadabra, super speller by Joan Holub
Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Eliot Jones, midnight superhero by Anne Cottringer ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith
Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams
Seven letters from Paris: a memoir by Samantha Vérant
The art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell ; foreword by Audrey Niffenegger
Victoria: a life by A.N. Wilson
I must say: my life as a humble comedy legend by Martin Short ; with David Kamp
So anyway... by John Cleese
The wild truth by Carine McCandless
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr
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John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by compiled and edited by Carolyn P. Yoder
John & Abigail Adams: an American love story by Judith St. George
Ansel Adams: America's photographer ; a biography for young people by Beverly Gherman
Failure is impossible: the story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
The big Lebowski [videodisc] by Universal ; PolyGram Filmed Entertainment presents a Working Title production
Ferris Bueller's day off [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures presents a John Hughes production ; produced by John Hughes and Tom Jacobson ; written and directed by John Hughes
Into the arms of strangers [videodisc]: stories of the Kindertransport by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Sabine Films, Skywalker, U.S. Holocaust Museum
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan (January 19)
Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (February 16)
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline (March 16)
Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (April 20)
Big little lies by Liane Moriarty (May 18)
Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman (June 15)
Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (July 20)
The magic of Christmas miracles: an all-new collection of inspiring true stories by [edited by] Jamie C. Miller, Laura Lewis, and Jennifer Basye Sander
The purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren
The atheist's guide to Christmas by edited by Ariane Sherine
God rest ye grumpy scroogeymen: new traditions for comfort & joy at Christmas by Laura Jensen Walker & Michael K. Walker
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