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(Draft Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM

  • Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, D. Turner
  • Absent: T. Hartnett
  • Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, S. Sharma, N. Szczepanski) - None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared an email received from the family that won the Super Mega Ultra badge prize for Connect Your Summer.

A flyer from the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC) was also provided for the board’s perusal.

Director’s Report

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony for the Wings of Wonder butterfly garden at 6:00 PM on Monday, September 21. The families of the late Gerald Smith (husband of long time Friends bookstore volunteer Nancy Smith who passed away this year) and of Nancy Spencer (long time Friends board member who passed away three years ago) will be recognized with individual plaques memorializing the funds the families contributed toward the creation of the butterfly garden.

The final principal bond payment was hand-delivered to the township on August 20. The final October 1 interest payment is due September 1; it will appear on the 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment. The township is in the process of reconstituting the Building Authority and Davis will be meeting with them on September 2 regarding the next steps.

College Life

Are you one of the over 20 million freshmen students enrolled in college this fall? Here's some books to make a smooth transition into campus life. 

PowerPoint 2013 - September 26

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows with this introduction to PowerPoint 2013. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills.

Join us on Saturday, May 23 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in the Internet Lab. Registration Required!

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - September 12

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 Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 12 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.

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Intermediate Excel 2013 - September 24

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Registration Required!

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday,  September 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, September 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

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, September 14. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, September 14-October 24:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)

NOTE: There will be no ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 12. The library will be closed.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of September 14. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, September 14-October 24:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (CommunityRoom)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)

NOTE: There will be no storytime on Monday, October 12. The library will be closed.

Starfish Family Services: Look What I Can Do

On Monday, September 14, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Look What I Can Do: Understanding Preschool Development. Participants will learn how to recognize the uniqueness in the way children think and view the world around them. They will also learn about a child's brain development and different strategies to support children's thinking. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins August 27.
Storytime session begins Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM

Tween Service Corps September 2015

Are you in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the library? It's time for another school year, which means our Tween Service Corps is starting back up again. We'll brainstorm about volunteer activities for October and beyond, so come prepared with any ideas you have! 

Our first meeting will be Saturday, September 12th from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Purple Room. No registration is required. 

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool Storytimes are a fun celebration of stories and activities designed for children ages 3-5.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend without siblings, or must remain in the children's department. Please choose a Monday OR Friday session as this is a registered program. Sessions begin Monday, September 14  and end Friday, October 23. Registration is online and begins Thursday, August 27. We welcome you at ONE of the following sessions:

Mondays, 10:00-10:30
Fridays, 1:00-1:30

Easy Robotics: Brushbots

Wednesday, September 23, 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.

Top Universities in the World

The World Ranking of Academic Universities has been using transparent methodology and third-party data to rank the world's top universities since 2003. For the 13th year in a row, Harvard University remained in the number one spot. University of Michigan scored number 22 on the list. Interested in attending an Ivy League school? Get valuable admissions advice from this book, 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays. 





Beginning Excel 2013

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2013. Registration required.

Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in September

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 September 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.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

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

Nonfiction Book Group September 2015

Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond — Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this brilliant work answers the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. The people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. Join us Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 AM.