The Library Network, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Michigan Foundation and CultureSource have partnered with nearly 400 public libraries statewide to present the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP). Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to 60 arts and cultural organizations across the state.
Starting May 24, Canton Public Library card holders will be able to print a pass, either at home or the library, to one of the 60 participating institutions on the MAP website. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed.
[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy meets July 25
Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson meets August 22
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard meets September 26
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser meets October 24
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain meets November 21
The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz
Absent: T. Hartnett
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
E. Davis shared a card from Hasina Abdu and Nadia Husain from the Muslim Communities of Western Suburbs; the group also donated $200 to the Endowment Fund in recognition of the Muslim Journeys grant recently awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A program from the 2013 Canton Hall of Fame/Community Achiever and Community Supporters awards reception was also shared; the Friends of the Canton Public Library were given one of the Community Supporter awards at the ceremony.
Davis complimented L. Golden and her organizing committee for the successful LibraryAware party on May 10.
Davis received the equalization report from Wayne County which stated that the library will not experience any Headlee erosion in the millage rate in 2013; it will remain at 1.5437 mills.
Two days have been set aside to honor the memory of those who have served America in the armed forces:
The resources below are a good way to learn about our nation's armed conflicts and honor the memory of those who served to protect our nation.
America's first woman warrior: the courage of Deborah Sampson by Lucy Freeman and Alma Halbert Bond — The biography of the only woman soldier to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Has watching the 21 baby ducks in the Baby nook area sparked some duck love at your house? There are lots of really fun duck themed books and movies here at Canton Public Library.
10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle
Charlie at the zoo by Marcus Pfister ; translated by J. Alison James
Cold little duck, duck, duck by Lisa Westberg Peters ; pictures by Sam Williams
Come along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
Do like a duck does! by Judy Hindley ; illustrated by Ivan Bates
Duck and cover by Jackie Urbanovic
Good to great [kit]: why some companies make the leap— and others don't by Jim Collins — Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. The research team then contrasted these good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness — why some companies make the leap and others don't. The findings may surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.
Explore the following resources about Michigan all year-long, but especially during Michigan Week which is celebrated this year during the week of May 18 - 25. This celebration is intended to inspire people to embrace, explore and celebrate the history and resources of the great state of Michigan. The following is just a sampling of our rich Michigan collection here at the Canton Public Library. Be sure to come and browse through all of the titles regarding our great state!
Fun Facts About Michigan
Michigan Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Colleen Burcar with Gene Taylor: Includes fun and quirky stories of interesting Michigan residents and places.
Michigan Trivia compiled by Ernie & Jill Couch: Did you know that 60,000 automobiles were registered in Michigan in 1913? Or did you know that Michigan become part of the Indian Territory in 1800? Find out more facts about the Great Lakes State in this fun book.
Mich-Again's Day by Gary W. Barfnecht: Written in a monthly format, this book includes a Michigan fact, first or famous person's birthday for each day of the year.
Michigan Week (May 18-25) is a good time to remember the state's celebrated natives from all walks of life. Communities across Michigan can lay claim to renowned authors, artists, musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, inventors and more. Film makers Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Raimi, Michael Moore, and Paul Schrader were all born in Michigan. Just some of the world famous musicians born here include Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Bog Seger, Glen Frey, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Actors born in the state include Bruce Campbell, Tom Selleck, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Burstyn, Kristen Bell, Julie Harris, George Peppard, George C. Scott, Danny Thomas, and Marlo Thomas — the list goes on. Noteworthy authors such as Edna Ferber, Terry McMillan, Judith Guest and Marguerite De Angeli are also Michigan natives. Famous Michigan born athletes include baseball players Charlie Gehringer, Jim Abbott and Hal Newhouser. Find out more about our state's notable heritage by checking out some of the following items from the Library's collection.
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex — Architect
The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde — Automobile engineers
George Washington, spymaster: how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Cheryl Harness
The worst of friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the true story of an American feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain ; illustrations by Larry Day
Marooned: the strange but true adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Lincoln's grave robbers by Steve Sheinkin
One dead spy: the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spy by [text and illustrations], Nathan Hale