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Library Board Meeting Agenda — Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Canton Community Foundation presentation (Greg Schupra & Jerry Grady)
  • New Business
    • Approval of 2015-2019 Telecommunications Contract
    • Internet E-Rate and Computing Resources Policy
    • Strategic Plan Update
    • Statistic of the Month
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Savvy Seniors: February 2015

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.

Michigan Virtual Career Fair - February 11

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is hosting a Virtual Career Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 11. Connect with employers and other job seekers online and interact with resources to help with your job search.

Click here to register.

Questions? Send a note to Looking for more information on local and online events for job seekers? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect's Career Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming job fairs and other events.

New iPad Air 2s at the Library

Starting Feb. 2, check out the brand new iPad Air 2 at the Canton Public Library! The Friends of the Library have donated 10 of these to compliment our existing 11 iPad Minis. Canton or Plymouth residents may check out an iPad for up to three weeks, and may renew it if no one else is on hold. Fines are steep ($5 per day late) so just remember to return them on time.

Printable Program and Event Listing, February 2015

Here's a printable listing of all the programs and events happening at CPL in February.

Kids, Share Your Thoughts

Kids, ages five to eleven years old, we'd like to get your thoughts as we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library. Please register for our February 28, 2:00-3:00 PM session. To facilitate discussion, space is limited.

You are also welcome to share your input with any of our Children's Librarians.

Parents and Caregivers, Share Your Thoughts

Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,
As we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library, we'd like to get your thoughts on how you and your family use the library and your priorities for the space.

Please register for the appropriate session.

We will have other ways for you to give your input, including an online option. And you are welcome to share your input in conversation with any of our Children's Librarians.

African Tales and Crafts

Children ages 5-11 can celebrate African American History Month. We'll share African inspired crafts and folktales on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Purple Room. Make necklaces based off of the Samburu and Rendille tribes of Kenya, create your own mancala board, and take home a puzzle. Registration required.

Introducing the Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. 

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. Applications are being accepted from members of the community interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:
  • Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 16
  • Give out all of your books by April 30, 2015
  • Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books
  • Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program
Use this link to get the application, which is due by 6:00 PM on March 7, and click here for tips and guidelines.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, February Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, February 6th and 20th. 

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - February 14

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 14 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Dungeons and Dragons Gaming

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5:00 PM. The next session is February, 24.  Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Starfish Family Services: Word Play

On Monday, February 16 from 9:30-11:30 AM, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Word Play: Rhymes and other Pre-reading Activities. Participants will learn how to make nursery rhymes interactive and engaging. They will also learn the importance of phonological awareness in preschoolers. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Movie Madness: How To Train Your Dragon 2

It's time again for Movie Madness! Join us on Wednesday, February 18, at 2:00 PM as we show How to Train Your Dragon 2.  In the latest adventure, Hiccup and Toothless must protect the peace when they find a cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons.

You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG.

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, February 18, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, February 7  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Presidents' Day Monday

Are you a kid between the ages of 5-11 and a fan of the U.S. Presidents? Join us during your mid-winter break for our Presidents' Day Monday program. We'll read stories about some of our most famous presidents, make a cool craft, and enjoy a tasty treat.

Registration begins Monday, January 26.
Program Date: Monday, February 16, 3:00 PM