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Lunch and a Book 2016 Reading List

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

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

(Draft) Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, November 19, 2015

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

  • Present:
    N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
  • Absent:
  • 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 Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.



Director’s Report

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.

(Draft) Closed Session Minutes — Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

8:50 PM

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

Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 
Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

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

Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.

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

Middle-School Coloring and Craft

Get creative at the library! Drop in and try a notebook doodle coloring book, color and decorate stickers, and do a craft. Ages 11-13. Tuesday, December 22, from 3:00-4:00PM. No registration required. 

[Color Your Life by Capture Queen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Winter Snow Spree

Celebrate family, snow and all things winter at our Snow Spree on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM. Carousel Acres will be flying over a live reindeer who will be visiting with us outside and the fine folks from Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man will be giving train rides in our front loop, so please dress for the weather! Then, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. No registration required.

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Celebrate the new Star Wars movie by learning to code on Tuesday, December 29, from 2:00-3:00PM. Use drag-drop blocks and JavaScript to help BB-8 navigate 15 different levels. Ages 9-12. Registration begins November 23.

High School Writing Assistance

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]

Starfish Family Services:Talk To Me

On Monday, December 7, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Talk To Me!: Using Conversation to Develop Language Skills. Participants will learn support strategies for sharing intentional conversations and teaching new words. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, December 26 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Time For Twos

Children 18 months to not yet three years old may join us with their caregiver for stories and activities designed specially for their age group. We'll read books, sing songs, and enjoy some fun sensory play.

Registration begins November 23.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, December 5  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!

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, December 16, 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

Adult Writers' Group December 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, December 12

Easy Robotics: Brushbots

Monday, December 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Make your own robot out of a toothbrush and motor, then build a track to race it on. For Tweens and Teens. Registration required.

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 

[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in December

DiceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is December 28, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  No registration is required.

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

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma

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