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International Games Day

Join us November 15, 1:00 - 5:00 PM for International Games Day. Celebrate by playing some exciting board games with new people! This is a multi-generational family event for ages 5 to 99! 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Photo: Risk by The Fayj (CC by 2.0)

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, November 1 between Noon and 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, November 19, 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.

Pinterest Live (For Teens)!

Join us November 6, 4:30-6:30 PM. We’ve found some unbelievable crafts on Pinterest! Vote for your favorite, and we’ll supply everything you need to create your number one craft, live! For Teens. Registration Required.

Food Fighters: Gummy Monster Maker

Join us November 12, 7:00-8:00 PM for our monthly Food Fighters meeting, the recreational club where art and food combine. This time we're making our own gummy candy creations. For Teens.

(Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Board Trustee Don Turner was administered the oath of office by Canton Township Clerk Terry Bennett before the meeting was called to order.

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

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

Absent: None

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(C. de Bear, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval Of Budget Hearing Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a card received from former Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny.

A letter from Trustee T. Hartnett regarding verbiage contained in the proposed revision of the Patron Code of Conduct policy was seen by the rest of the board.

Community Relations Department Head Laurie Golden had asked that Davis inform the board that a new group photo will be taken at the November meeting.

Director's Report

Davis has not heard back from Canton Township Finance Director Wendy Trumbull regarding the bond pre-payment issue.

The Canton Community Foundation has not yet selected a new executive director.

A World of eBooks Just For You

lc.jpg&client=cant&type= Have you tried our OverDrive eBooks and downloadable audiobooks ? (Click on the book jacket to read a sample). The library offers 1000's of them and they are a great way to read your favorite authors and genres. Plus, they are conveniently available on our website, which never closes! For more information, see our eMedia webpage, or talk to a librarian.

Hummingbird Music Together

You and your child, 0-5 years old, will love singing songs and chants from around the world, including: drumming to a traditional African folksong, paddling our canoes down the river, tapping our sticks to an Irish folk tune, singing a song in Spanish and enjoying a chant about some funny animals that live in Australia. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Join the staff from the Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton for this great program. The program will take place on Wednesday, November 4.  There will be two identical sessions, one from 10:00-10:45 AM and a repeated program rom 11:00-11:45 AM.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and begins on October 21. Please only register for one session.   

Five New Titles Added to Zinio

Are you a fan of Vanity Fair? Were you wondering how to get WIRED magazine on your tablet?  We are pleased to announce that five great titles have been added to our Zinio Digital Magazine collection. In addition to the over 200 titles already available for download, users can now use their Canton Library card to access the latest issues of Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, Vanity Fair and WIRED on their computer or mobile device. Check out our eMedia page for details on how to get started.

New Books on the Biography Shelf

Augustus: first emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy


The Roosevelts: an intimate history by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel ; design by Maggie Hinders


Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by John Lahr


Cosby: his life and times by Mark Whitaker


Death of a king: the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 17

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom. After seven-year-old Lavinia is orphaned on the journey from Ireland to the United States, she begins work in the kitchen house of a tobacco plantation and bonds with the slaves who become her adopted family, but when Lavinia is accepted into the big house, her loyalties are challenged.

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

And the mountains echoed [kit] by Khaled Hosseini — An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking [kit] by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

Where are the Puppets?

Many of the puppets in the children's department are on
vacation for a few days to be cleaned. They will be back soon to play with their many fans.
 

What We're Reading: October 2014

Lately, I've been reading non-fiction. A well-written narrative not only informs, it entertains.  Did you know Canton Public Library has a new book discussion group?  The Nonfiction Book Group will meet the third Saturday of the month.  Their first meeting is November 15 at 10:00 AM.

The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady

The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus

Music in the shadows: noir musical films by Sheri Chinen Biesen

Seven elements that changed the world: an adventure of ingenuity and discovery by John Browne

In the kingdom of ice: the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides

Savvy Seniors: Pass It On

The Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. They have created PASS IT ON  an FTC website containing articles, presentations, video, and activities — with information about scams and pass on some information that could help someone you know.  Health, finances, privacy are just some of the issues they focus on.  There is a link to the FTC for individuals wanting to report a scam.