Fall weather is approaching and new books are filling the Large Print shelves at the library. Here are some of the new titles available this month.

Last Girl Standing by Nancy Lisa/ Bush Jackson
Also available in: print | e-book

First they were five. Then they were four.

Who's turn will it be next?

New York Times bestselling Sisters of Suspense join forces for a gripping novel about a clique of popular girls whose high school friendship is marked by a tragedy that continues to haunt them decades later.

The midwife murders [large print] by 1947- James Patterson
Also available in: print | e-book | audiobook

To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try.
Rumors begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.
 

The present day is odd (to put it mildly), but history is always there to remind us of what humanity has persevered through. To take a look back, as well as enjoy the new voices in the memoirs listed, check out just a few of the new history books on the library shelves. 

Greenlights by 1969- Matthew McConaughey

Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction.

Also available in: e-book

"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of stateJames A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. A suave and profane Texas Democrat, Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until his best friend, George H. W. Bush, drew him into Republican politics. His first dramatic win was in 1976 as the delegatehunter who secured the Republican nomination for Ford against a challenge from Ronald Reagan. His next job, as Bush's campaign manager four years later, maneuvered Bush onto the ticket with Reagan and Baker into the most powerful office in Washington other than the Oval Office: White House chief of staff. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming thetax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever. In today's era of gridlock, The Man Who Ran Washington is an electrifying escape.

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Welcome to our final week! We've spent much of this month looking towards the past and at some horror masterpieces. So, for this final week I thought it was only fitting to look at the 21st century with some films already considered or destined to be modern classics. Everything comes to a head on the big day, Halloween, with a double feature of two of the most unsettling and scary films released in the past three years

Monday, October 26th- The Descent (2005)

 

Available via Hoopla

The Descent is one of all my time favorite horror films. Partly because it's a masterclass in building tension, and partly because it features some fantastic character arcs. It's a film about a group of women spelunkers who find themselves trapped in a cave with a mysterious, monstrous, and very hungry force. The reveal of exactly what is in the caves with them is one of the best jump scare reveals of any horror movie, IMO.

Tuesday, October 27th- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

 

The Chairperson, Amy Watts, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

CALL TO AUDIENCE   (L. Golden, A. Iqbal, M. Nicholson, D. Skopczynski, C. Spas, C. Swanberg ) – None         

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Trustee Nancy Eggenberger moved and Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Farell supported a motion to accept the agenda as amended.

ROLL CALL VOTE

Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-1 (6-0-0)

APPROVAL OF BUDGET HEARING MINUTES

The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.

APPROVAL OF GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.

APPROVAL OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.

COMMUNICATIONS — None

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Eva Davis informed the board that Building Monitor Michael Weslin has resigned.

Davis reminded the trustee candidates to arrange with Canton Township Clerk Michael Siegrist to take their oath of office after the November 3 election but prior to the November 19 meeting.

Davis met with board Chair Amy Watts for her annual performance review. On behalf of herself, her administrative team and the entire staff, she expressed her thanks for the complimentary comments made and the support displayed by the board.

As of the end of September, the library was 3/4 of the way through the fiscal year.  A 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment was on the agenda to balance additional revenue received and lower expected revenue that had not materialized due to the pandemic closure. A final budget amendment in December will balance the budget for the year.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Board members expressed their thanks to departing trustees Jane Pandit and Don Turner for their years of service.

COMMITTEE REPORTS — None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS & GENERAL ORDERS

Update on Phased Reopening — Limited (30 minute) browsing of materials began on Thursday, October 1st. Capacity is starting at 50 patrons, but thus far the average has been 15; there have never been more than 35 to date. There have been a few incidents of patrons being non-compliant re: mask wearing and overstaying, but they responded well when asked to leave the building.

Cooler weather and construction work prompted the removal of Holds pickup by appointment to the lobby. Circulation Services Interim Department Head Denise Skopczynski is working with a committee on the details of curbside pickup by appointment. Davis thanked Skopczynski for her service in the capacity of Interim Department Head. The two candidate finalists for the permanent position will hopefully be interviewed in the first week of November.

NEW BUSINESS

Proposed 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment — Trustee Nancy Eggenberger questioned the decrease in Interest Income earned; Davis explained that while the library usually earned enough credits to off-set bank fees, this had not happened and needed to be adjusted.

Vice-Chair Jasmine Lee moved and Trustee Jane Pandit supported a motion to accept the proposed 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment as presented.

ROLL CALL VOTE

Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-2 (6-0-0)

Resolution to Approve the MERS Defined Benefit Plan Adoption Agreement Addendum and Appoint the Library Director as Authorized Designee  — Davis explained that the Resolution merely codified this as part of the existing plan.

Secretary/Treasurer M. Farell moved and Trustee N. Eggenberger supported a motion to approve the Resolution to approve the MERS Defined Benefit Plan Adoption Agreement and appoint the library director as Authorized Designee.

ROLL CALL VOTE

Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-3 (6-0-0)

CALL TO AUDIENCE – Trustee Don Turner wished good luck to the incoming board members.

ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.  

Playstation 5 system and controller. Both have a white body with black accents.

The next generation of systems are coming in November 2020! But what does that mean? Below is an overview of each system, the digital editions, backward compatibility, and new games. 

Playstation 5

To create a festive spirit during Halloween, check out the following spooky tunes. Albums below can be found either in our CD collection or on Hoopla, and some are in both formats where noted.

You can also enjoy our Monster Mash playlist, available to listen to with a free Spotify account.

Addams Family theme song -- Boo, boo, black cat -- Creepy, crawley creature -- Fugue in D minor -- Spooky "E" sounds --- Oh my monster, Frankenstein -- Did you ever see a ghoulie? -- A haunting we will go -- Do you know the Invisible Man? -- Jack-o'-lantern in the window -- Kitty cat costume -- The "L" song -- Monster mash -- Nive nervous nightcrawlers -- Spooky "O" sounds -- Purple people eater -- Quickly, quickly, children -- Rats go marching -- If you're scary and you know it -- Trick, trick, trick or treat -- Underneath the stairs -- One vampire -- We've been working with the witches -- See, see my x-ray -- Yakety yak (Halloween's back!) -- Five little zombies.

Listen on Hoopla.

Monster mash -- Theme from the Addams Family -- Addams groove (from The Addams Family) -- Ghostbusters -- The Munsters theme -- This is Halloween (from The nightmare before Christmas) -- Thriller -- The time warp (from The Rocky horror picture show) -- Ding dong the witch is dead (from The wizard of Oz) -- Casper, the friendly ghost -- Purple people eater -- Wooly bully

Pokemon Search Kit

Pokemon Eevee on red, yellow, and grey checkered carpet.

Attention Pokemon Trainers of ALL AGES! Back by popular demand we have created ANOTHER Pokemon Kit! This one features items you can use while you search for wild Pokemon at home or while playing Pokemon Go. Trainers interested in picking up a kit will need to register to reserve a kit from October 22nd to November 5th. Trainers can pick up their kits starting on November 2nd. 

 

Note: please schedule your pickup appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by children in fourth grade. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every fourth grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form

Fiction

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.

We currently have a job opening with our Community Relations Department for the Communication Specialist position. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

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Welcome back! For week four of our Halloween horror movie marathon we're going to focus primarily on what was a great time for horror movies; the late 70s and early 80s. Then for the weekend, we'll get more modern with one of the 21st century's greatest horror comedies, a double feature of a writer/director whose work has revolutionized horror representation, and our final all-ages film heads back to the 80s with a classic that mixes horror, comedy, and an upcoming holiday.

Monday, October 19th-Carrie (1976)

Available via DVD 

Carrie is the first ever Stephen King novel to be adapted to film, and it's one of the scariest thanks to the work of director Brian De Palma, screenwriter Lawrence D Cohen, and standout performances by Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and Nancy Allen. It's a tragic and powerful film about the horrors of family and the cruelty of adolescents

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 20th- The Fog (1980)

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