Blog en-US International Games Day <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />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 &amp; under must be accompanied by an adult.<br /><br /><em>Photo: Risk by </em><a href=""><em>The Fayj</em></a><em> (CC by 2.0)</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76099 at Board Gaming League of Canton <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, November 1 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a>Board Gaming League of Canton meetin<span style="text-decoration:underline;">g</span>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! Adults Programs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76097 at Teen Animanga Club <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="" style="float:right;" />Wednesday, 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. Teens Programs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76096 at Pinterest Live (For Teens)! <img width="200" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />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. Teens Adults Programs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76095 at Food Fighters: Gummy Monster Maker <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="'Hare%20resized.jpg" style="float:right;" />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. Teens Programs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76090 at (Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, October 16, 2014 <p>New Board Trustee Don Turner was administered the oath of office by Canton Township Clerk Terry Bennett before the meeting was called to order.</p> <p>The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.</p> <p><strong>Present</strong>: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner</p><p> </p><p><strong>Absent</strong>: None</p> <p><strong>Also Present</strong>: E. Davis, K. Gladden</p> <h3>Call To Audience</h3> (C. de Bear, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None <h3>Approval Of Agenda</h3> The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent. <h3>Approval Of Budget Hearing Minutes</h3> The minutes were approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Approval Of General Meeting Minutes</h3> The minutes were approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Communications</h3>E. Davis shared a card received from former Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny. <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h3>Director's Report</h3> <p>Davis has not heard back from Canton Township Finance Director Wendy Trumbull regarding the bond pre-payment issue.</p> <p>The Canton Community Foundation has not yet selected a new executive director.</p> <p>Davis conveyed L. Golden’s recommendation that the next fundraising letter should be targeted to previous contributors, rather than another mass mailing initiative. She provided a chart that demonstrated the increased expense and declining contributions from such mailings, as tracked by the library’s fundraiser software program. Golden will prepare copy for a November mailing which will strike a positive tone, highlighting what the library has accomplished with the donors’ previous contributions, for review and signature by Chair Eggenberger.</p> <p>The community survey highlighted the public’s desire to have a hard copy of the library’s program events calendar. Golden struck an agreement with Canton Township to include the library in their twice-yearly Discover brochure. The library will have eight (8) pages in the publication for a nominal fee. Publication deadlines for the library staff must change to accommodate the township’s deadlines for February and August mailings.</p> <h3>Finance Committee Report</h3> None <h3>Unfinished Business and General Orders</h3> <p><em>Approval of Circulation Policy Revision (2nd Reading) - </em>Trustee J. Fausone requested some changes in the way the second policy revision was worded, as well as the addition of language that would grant latitude to the staff in administering the policy. Davis will make the changes and submit them to the attorney before the November meeting. </p><p><em>Approval of the Patron Code of Conduct Policy Revision - </em>Davis shared the attorney’s opinions on the concerns expressed at the first reading. Trustee T. Hartnett reiterated his reservations with regard to wording in Section 3; Trustee Fausone suggested additional wording to satisfy Trustee Hartnett’s concerns. General consensus was to move forward with the additional wording. Davis will submit the proposed change to the attorney prior to the November meeting.</p> <p><em>Approval of the 2015 Schedule of Board Meetings &amp; Library Closures - </em>Chair N. Eggenberger’s request that the board discuss move the meetings’ start time to 7:00 PM was rejected; some trustees would be unable to attend at that hour.</p> <p>The board agreed to change the February meeting to February 12 (from February 19).</p> <p>It was agreed that the library would close early on the opening day of Liberty Fest (June 18), and that the board meeting would be pushed up a day to Wednesday, June 17.</p> <p>S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to approve the 2015 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures as amended.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/10-16-1.</strong></p> <h3>New Business</h3> <p><em>Presentation by Library Design Associates - </em>Chris de Bear spoke about the upcoming renovation of the lobby and cafe areas and the lobby restrooms. Demolition is scheduled during the first week of January 2015 and he expects it to take approximately 30 days to complete the plumbing, flooring and installation of fixtures. No fixtures will be lost by making the restrooms ADA-compliant. The storage closet outside the current café will be removed but the surrounding slatwalls will be re-purposed. He provided the construction drawings and displayed the new floor and wall tiles that will be used in the restrooms. Both Davis and L. Golden feel that the timing of the renovation will fit in nicely with the next fundraising letter.</p> <p><em>Proposed 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment - </em>Davis reviewed the reallocations and changes to revenue and expenditure contained in the proposed budget amendment summary. </p> <p>At the Chair’s request, Davis and L. Papa expanded on his presentation from the September meeting re: the library’s contract with RFID supplier Bibliotheca.</p> <p>T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to approve the the 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment as presented</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/10-16-2</strong></p> <p><em>Nomination &amp; Election of New Board Officers</em> - Chair N. Eggenberger proposed a slate of S. Foster as Vice-Chair and M. Farell as Secretary/Treasurer.</p> <p>J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to approve the proposed officers slate for the term remaining in 2014.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously, 14/10-16-3</strong></p> <p><em>Director's Evaluation: Timeline - </em>Trustee D. Turner spoke on the process currently in use for the director’s evaluation (a procedure documented during his previous tenure on the board.) He stressed that, while the Chair delivers the evaluation, it is the responsibility of the entire board to contribute. </p> <p>Davis suggested that past procedure would call for the evaluation to be discussed at the November board meeting (she would request a closed meeting for the evaluation portion) and delivered at either the November or December meeting. Business Services Department Head M. Nicholson can communicate to the board (either directly or through Davis) the range of pay increase available, should the board decide to allocate one; Davis will deliver her self-evaluation to the board in the next few weeks. She will also share the Chair’s contact information with both staff and the Friends of the Library board members so that they may contribute any thoughts re: the Director’s performance with the library board.</p> <p><em>Canton Public Library Bylaws - </em>The bylaws have not been updated since 1999. Chair Eggenberger suggested that the attorney review them for any necessary revisions.</p> <p>Trustee Turner expressed particular concern re: the wording in Article IV, Section 6 and Article V, Section 2; he would like the language be updated to clarify the intent of those passages. </p> <p><em>Statistic of the Month: Volunteer Statistics - </em>K. Gladden presented an overview of the library’s volunteer program and the meaning behind the statistics presented monthly in the board meeting packet.</p> <p><em>Strategic Plan: 3rd Quarter Update - </em>Davis briefly pointed out new achievements in the 3rd quarter of 2014 which conformed to Strategic Plan goals, and mentioned others which will appear in the 4th quarter update. Next year is the final year of the current Strategic Plan.</p> <h3>Call To Audience/Public Comment</h3>Chair Eggenberger thanked Trustee M. Farell for volunteering to hold the library board holiday party at her home on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 PM. Davis &amp; K. Gladden will coordinate with Farell. <h3>Adjourn</h3> The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 PM. Board Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:00 +0000 gladdenk 76309 at Some New Football Titles to Huddle Around! <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611076.jpg" /></span>Against football: one fan's reluctant manifesto</a> by Steve Almond</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616171.jpg" /></span>Football: great writing about the national sport</a> by edited by John Schulian</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616174.jpg" /></span>The game before the money: voices of the men who built the NFL</a> by Jackson Michael</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611083.jpg" /></span>The opening kickoff: the tumultuous birth of a football nation</a> by Dave Revsine</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611084.jpg" /></span>Season of Saturdays: a history of college football in 14 games</a> by Michael Weinreb</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609679.jpg" /></span>The storm and the tide: tragedy, hope and triumph in Tuscaloosa</a> by Lars Anderson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616176.jpg" /></span>Striking gridiron: a town's pride and a team's shot at glory during the biggest strike in American history</a> by Greg Nichols</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609669.jpg" /></span>Why football matters: my education in the game</a> by Mark Edmundson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""></a> </p> Sports May We Suggest College Football Football Professional Football Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:36:47 +0000 obrienbc 76303 at A World of eBooks Just For You <a href=""><img src=";client=cant&amp;type=" alt="lc.jpg&amp;client=cant&amp;type=" style="float:right;" /></a> 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 <a href="">eMedia webpage</a>, or talk to a librarian. eBooks Overdrive downloadable ebooks Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35:08 +0000 Blogbrarian 76298 at Hummingbird Music Together <img width="200" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="">Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton</a> 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. Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Seniors Programs Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 76198 at Five New Titles Added to Zinio <img width="244" height="300" class="image image-medium" style="float:right;width:144px;height:183px;" alt="" src="" />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 <a href="">Zinio Digital Magazine</a> 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 <strong><span style="line-height:1.22;">Architectural Digest, </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Conde Nast Traveler, </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Golf Digest, </span></strong><span style="line-height:1.22;"><strong>Vanity Fair</strong> and </span><span style="line-height:1.22;"><strong>WIRED</strong> on their computer or mobile device. Check out our eMedia page for details on <a href="">how to get started</a>.</span><p class="MsoPlainText"></p><p></p> Adults Database Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:57:07 +0000 hathawaym 76289 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613649.jpg" /></span>Augustus: first emperor of Rome</a> by Adrian Goldsworthy</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610111.jpg" /></span>The Roosevelts: an intimate history</a> 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</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611045.jpg" /></span>Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh</a> by John Lahr</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610616.jpg" /></span>Cosby: his life and times</a> by Mark Whitaker</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615827.jpg" /></span>Death of a king: the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year</a> by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 SuzyQ 76259 at National Chemistry Week Use <a href="">National Chemistry Week</a> (October 19-25) as a motivator to learn about some of the fascinating and groundbreaking discoveries by chemists throughout history:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1268463.jpg" /></span>Napoleon's buttons: how 17 molecules changed history</a> by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1362775.jpg" /></span>The Curies: a biography of the most controversial family in science</a> by Denis Brian</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1208917.jpg" /></span>Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world</a> by Simon Garfield</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463195.jpg" /></span>The invention of air: a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America</a> by Steven Johnson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Marie Curie: a life</a> by Susan Quinn</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The pill, pygmy chimps, and Degas' horse: the autobiography of Carl Djerassi</a> by Djerassi, Carl</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1125854.jpg" /></span>Force of nature: the life of Linus Pauling</a> by Thomas Hager</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1354916.jpg" /></span>Lavoisier in the year one: the birth of a new science in an age of revolution</a> by Madison Smartt Bell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1508229.jpg" /></span>The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements</a> by Sam Kean</p> Science Teens Adults Seniors Non-fiction Chemistry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:04 +0000 SuzyQ 59800 at Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia Awareness Month <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582778.jpg" /></span>Reversing dyslexia: improving learning &amp; behavior without drugs</a> by Phyllis Books, DC, CCN</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599484.jpg" /></span>Embracing dyslexia [videodisc]</a> by directed by Luis Macias</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575835.jpg" /></span>The dyslexia empowerment plan: a blueprint for renewing your child's confidence and love of learning</a> by Ben Foss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574031.jpg" /></span>The little book of dyslexia: both sides of the classroom</a> by Joe Beech ; edited by Ian Gilbert</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613695.jpg" /></span>Thinking differently: an inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities</a> by David Flink</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566828.jpg" /></span>Square peg: my story and what it means for raising innovators, visionaries, and out-of-the-box thinkers</a> by L. Todd Rose with Katherine Ellison</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599198.jpg" /></span>ADHD does not exist: the truth about attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder</a> by Richard Saul, MD</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572475.jpg" /></span>Fast minds: how to thrive if you have ADHD (or think you might)</a> by Craig Surman, M.D., Tim Bilkey, M.D. ; with Karen Weintraub</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1549601.jpg" /></span>Raising boys with ADHD: secrets to parenting healthy, happy sons</a> by James W. Forgan and Mary Anne Richey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607116.jpg" /></span>Life, animated: a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism</a> by Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize</p> Education Health Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Books Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76101 at Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 17 <p>Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:<br /><br /><a href="">The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom.</a> 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. <br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" /></p> Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68323 at New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610110.jpg" /></span>Rebel souls: Walt Whitman and America's first bohemians</a> by Justin Martin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610113.jpg" /></span>An empire on the edge: how Britain came to fight America</a> by Nick Bunker</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611043.jpg" /></span>Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a new America</a> by Jonathan Darman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615828.jpg" /></span>The age of the Vikings</a> by Anders Winroth</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615825.jpg" /></span>Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David</a> by Lawrence Wright</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613524.jpg" /></span>A cool and lonely courage: the untold story of sister spies in Occupied France</a> by Susan Ottaway</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613527.jpg" /></span>Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries: the founding fathers in the age of enlightenment</a> by Tom Shachtman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613526.jpg" /></span>Ring of steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I, the people's war</a> by Alexander Watson</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:15:17 +0000 SuzyQ 76258 at