Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog en-US Labor Day http://www.cantonpl.org/specialc/laborday.html <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/labor.jpg" style="float:right;" />This legal holiday is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of every September. The first Labor Day celebration dates back to a parade in New York on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. More than half the states were celebrating Labor Day by 1893, but it wasn't made a national holiday until June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.</p> <h3>Books</h3> <h4>Reference</h4> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1281799"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1281799.jpg" /></span>Historical encyclopedia of American labor</a> by edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1084723"><span class="jacket"></span>Labor conflict in the United States: an encyclopedia</a> by edited by Ronald L. Filippelli — editorial assistant, Carol Reilly</p> <h4>US Labor History</h4> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1083011"><span class="jacket"></span>Bread--and roses: the struggle of American labor, 1865- 1915</a> by Milton Meltzer — illustrated with contemporary prints &amp; photographs — Using diaries, newspaper reports and other source material, the author shows the industrialization of America and the workers' struggle for higher working standards.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1255944"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1255944.jpg" /></span>Child labor: an American history</a> by Hugh D. Hindman — This book considers the issue of child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical perspective — as it was found in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills and sweatshops, in the early 1900s.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1379221"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1379221.jpg" /></span>Death in the Haymarket: a story of Chicago, the first labor movement, and the bombing that divided guilded age America</a> by James Green — On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. Coming in the midst of the largest national strike Americans had ever seen, the bombing created mass hysteria and led to a sensational trial. This history recounts the rise of the first great labor movement , and brings to life the epic 20-year battle for the eight-hour workday.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1211697"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1211697.jpg" /></span>From the folks who brought you the weekend: a short, illustrated history of labor in the United States</a> by Priscilla Murolo and A.B. Chitty; illustrations by Joe Sacco — This book examines labor in America beginning with the arrival of Columbus in 1492 and ending with the election of George Walker Bush.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1456464"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1456464.jpg" /></span>Killing for coal: America's deadliest labor war</a> by Thomas G. Andrews — An original perspective on the Ludlow Massacre and the Great Coalfield War, beginning in 1914 in Ludlow, Colorado when striking members of the United Mine Workers clashed with mine guard employed by the Rockefeller family and the state militia.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1319545"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1319545.jpg" /></span>Labor's story in the United States</a> by Philip Yale Nicholson — A fascinating look at the landscape of labor from the earliest colonial times to the present. Nicholson considers American labor history from the perspective of institutions and people: the rise of unions; the struggles over slavery, wages and child labor; and public and private responses to union organizing.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1531335"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1531335.jpg" /></span>The man who never died: the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon</a> by William M. Adler — The definitive biography of Joe Hill, legendary American songwriter and labor hero.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1128283"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1128283.jpg" /></span>The most dangerous man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the fate of American labor</a> by Nelson Lichtenstein — This biography of the man — whom auto executive, and later GOP politician, George Romney called "the most dangerous man in Detroit" — is also a history of the United Auto Workers union, which Walter Reuther helped build and led for two decades, as well as a history of the American labor movement.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1200598"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1200598.jpg" /></span>Mother Jones: the most dangerous woman in America</a> by Elliott J. Gorn — A thorough study of the life of an unconventional American woman, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, one of the most influential labor organizers in American history.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1337061"><span class="jacket"></span>Putting the world together: my father Walter Reuther: the liberal warrior</a> by Elisabeth Reuther Dickmeyer — A biography of the UAW leader by his daughter.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520447"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1520447.jpg" /></span>She was one of us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American worker</a> by Brigid O'Farrell — The story of Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with the American labor movement during the first half of the twentieth century, her activities on behalf of workers, her beliefs and values, and work with friends such as Rose Schneiderman of the Women's Trade Union League and the garment unions and United Automobile Workers president Walter Reuther.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1233354"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1233354.jpg" /></span>State of the Union: a century of American labor</a> by Nelson Lichtenstein — From the steel foundry to the burger-grill, from Woodrow Wilson to John Sweeney, from Homestead to Pittston, the author weaves together a compelling matrix of ideas, stories, strikes, laws and people in a streamlined narrative of work and labor in the 20th century.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1516503"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1516503.jpg" /></span>There is power in a union: the epic story of labor in America</a> by Philip Dray — From an award-winning historian, a stirring and timely narrative history of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day. From the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, the first real factories in America, to the triumph of unions in the twentieth century and their waning influence today, the contest between labor and capital for their share of American bounty has shaped our national experience.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1280211"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1280211.jpg" /></span>Triangle: the fire that changed America</a> by David Von Drehle — On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. The final toll was 146 people — 123 of them women — and was the worst workplace disaster in New York City history. </p> <h4>Labor in Michigan</h4> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1233695"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1233695.jpg" /></span>Whose Detroit?: politics, labor, and race in a modern American city</a> by Heather Ann Thompson — The author traces Detroit's fragmented civic, labor and racial politics from the 1930s through the 1980s.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1057410"><span class="jacket"></span>Working Detroit: the making of a union town</a> by Steve Babson — A pictorial history of the growth of industry and the labor movement in Detroit.</p> <h3>DVDs</h3> <h4>Documentaries</h4> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1348174"><span class="jacket"></span>The corporation [videodisc]</a> by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan — This documentary examines the nature, evolution, impact and possible futures of the modern business corporation.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520299"><span class="jacket"></span>Rising from the rails [videodisc]: the story of the Pullman Porter</a> by Brad Osborne — Chronicles the legacy of the Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation during the golden age of rail. Based on the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1329415">book</a>.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1335299"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1335299.jpg" /></span>Roger &amp; me [videodisc]</a> by Warner Bros. presents a Dog Eat Dog Films production; a film by Michael Moore — Michael Moore's caustically humorous look at the aftermath of the General Motors plant closing in Flint.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514361"><span class="jacket"></span>Sit down and fight [videodisc]: Walter Reuther and the rise of the auto workers union</a> by a Charolotte Zwerin Films, Inc. production for American Experience — The story of Walter Reuther, a man whose leadership and vision of worker's rights changed the way America worked.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1522393"><span class="jacket"></span>Triangle fire [videodisc]</a> — The story of what happened during the fire in March of 1911 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company where 146 people died, and discussed the impact that it hand on labor and industry standards.</p> <h4>Feature Films</h4> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1249236"><span class="jacket"></span>Bound for glory [videodisc]</a> by United Artists — In 1936, Woody Guthrie leaves Texas and heads to California looking for work. He meets hobos, migrant workers and people down on their luck, and begins his career as a folk singer. Starring David Carradine, Ronny Cox and Melinda Dillon. Based on the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1366875">b</a><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=1366875"><span class="-a">ook</span></a>.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1318575"><span class="jacket"></span>The grapes of wrath [videodisc]</a> by Twentieth Century-Fox — The story of the Joad family and their migration to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Depression. Based on the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=1012505">Novel</a> by John Steinbeck. Starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1335141"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1335141.jpg" /></span>Matewan [videodisc]</a> by presented by Cinecom Entertainment Group and Film Gallery in association with Goldcrest — Set in Matewan, West Virginia, this movie portrays the battle between the local coal miners and the powerful coal mining company which tries to control their lives. </p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1272162"><span class="jacket"></span>Modern times [videodisc]</a> by Warner Home Video — This is not a film about the labor movement, but it is Chaplin's deft satire on the dehumanizing effects of industrialization.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1207746"><span class="jacket"></span>Norma Rae [videodisc]</a> by Twentieth Century-Fox — Sally Field won her first Oscar for her portrayal of Norma Rae, a minimum wage worker in a cotton mill leading a shutdown to bring in the union and better working conditions.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1377901"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1377901.jpg" /></span>North country [videodisc]</a> by Warner Bros.; Industry Entertainment; Participant Productions; Nick Wechsler Productions — A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. — Jenson v. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit. Starring Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1260810"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1260810.jpg" /></span>The pajama game [videodisc]</a> by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a George Abbott, Stanley Donen production; a Warner Bros.-First National picture — Do all these movies seem a bit too grimly realistic? Let Doris Day and John Raitt lead your through the music and dance-filled union disputes at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1249257"><span class="jacket"></span>Silkwood [videodisc]</a> by ABC Motion Pictures — Karen Silkwood becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job, voices her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and becomes a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. Based on a true story. Starring Meryl Streep.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1273826"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1273826.jpg" /></span>10,000 black men named George [videodisc]</a> by Paramount Pictures — The true story of the formation of the first black-controlled union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Asa Philip Randolph, a black journalist, established a voice for the forgotten workers of the Pullman Rail Company, who were all black porters and were simply named "George," after George Pullman, who was the first person to employ emancipated slaves. Starring Andre Braugher and Charles S. Dutton.</p> <h3>Websites</h3> <h4>History</h4> <ul><li><a href="http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/">Child Labor in America 1908-1912</a> — A photographic history of child labor in the United States (From The History Place) </li> <li><a href="http://www.historicalvoices.org/flint/">The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Gallery</a> — An interactive audio history of the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-37. Described as a classic case of David vs. Goliath, the strike pit the stockholders of General Motors — then the richest industrial corporation in the world — against the largely poor, uneducated and immigrant workers who struck for better working conditions and higher pay </li> <li><a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm">The History of Labor Day</a> — The history of the holiday (From the U.S. Department of Labor) </li> </ul><ul><li><a href="http://www.history.umd.edu/Gompers/index.htm">The Samuel Gompers Papers</a> — A site dedicated to Samuel Gompers, the nation's leading trade unionist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 until his death in 1924 </li> <li><a href="http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/">The Triangle Factory Fire</a> — This Web exhibit presents original documents and secondary sources on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, held by the Cornell University Library. It includes original documents, oral histories and photographs. Visitors to this site can hear and read first-hand accounts by survivors and others that will provide a glimpse into the lives of workers and a sense of the horrors of the factory fire that claimed the lives of 146 young workers. Also included is a selected bibliography of sources on sweatshops and the Triangle Fire </li> <li><a href="http://failuremag.com/index.php/feature/article/the_triangle_shirtwaist_fire/">The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire</a> — A short analysis of the historical consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire which in 1911 claimed 146 lives, making it the worst workplace disaster in New York history </li> <li><a href="http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?menu=research&amp;inc=research_history.html">United Farm Workers</a> — The history of the United Farm Workers which was formed in 1966 </li> </ul><br /><h4>Labor Day Events in Michigan</h4> <p>Here are just a few of the many events happening on Labor Day Weekend:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.artsbeatseats.com/">Arts, Beats and Eats</a> — An Art Fair, musical entertainment, and lots of food from local restaurants in Pontiac </li> <li><a href="http://www.mackinacbridge.org/annual-bridge-walk-7/">Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk</a> — Every Labor Day thousands of people walk across the Mighty Mac. Check out this webpage for more info and consider joining them on the next trek </li> </ul> History Adults Non-fiction holidays labor U.S. History unions Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:24:01 +0000 SuzyQ 1264 at http://www.cantonpl.org Administrative Assistant - Business Services Office http://www.cantonpl.org/job/75738/administrative-assistant-business-services-office <span style="line-height:115%;font-family:Calibri, 'sans-serif';font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:#000000;">Under the management of the Department Head, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing general office, secretarial, and clerical support to the assigned department.</span><span style="color:#000000;">  </span><span style="color:#000000;">This position is classified as a regular part-time position and is non-exempt from overtime.</span><span style="color:#000000;">  </span><span style="color:#000000;">The nature of the work may require evening and weekend hours.</span></span><div class="field field-type-text field-field-quickdesc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Permanent part-time at-will position 25 hours/week including day, evening and weekend hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-duties"> <div class="field-label">Essential Duties and Responsibilities</div> include the following; other duties as assigned. <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Complies, maintains, and runs reports of department statistics </div> <div class="field-item even"> PERFORMS CLERICAL AND DATA ENTRY TASKS: </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Assembles and sends mailings </div> <div class="field-item even"> Assists Department Head with schedules </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Maintains and orders departmental supplies </div> <div class="field-item even"> Maintains and updates department directories and other internal documents </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Maintains budget records as assigned </div> <div class="field-item even"> Maintains departmental records of purchase orders </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Maintains departmental signage </div> <div class="field-item even"> Takes and transcribes minutes at department meetings </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Performs tasks such as laminating, binding, copying, scanning and filing, etc. </div> <div class="field-item even"> DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION: </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Formats, publishes, and maintains departmental publications </div> <div class="field-item even"> Assists Department Head with administrative tasks as assigned </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Compiles, reviews and/or interprets statistical data </div> <div class="field-item even"> Participates in the development of long and short-term plans for the department and the organization </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Independently or with others, researches, recommends, implements and monitors projects as assigned </div> <div class="field-item even"> Serves on workgroups/committees and participate in library initiatives as assigned </div> <div class="field-item odd"> • Stays informed of library news and events via review of all forms of library communication: website, email, SharePoint, library newsletter and blog. Contribute content as appropriate. </div> <div class="field-item even"> • Enforces library policies using a polite and professional approach </div> <div class="field-item odd"> • Accepts special assignments or duties in support of the library’s goals and objectives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-minquals"> <div class="field-label">Minimum Qualifications:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience </div> <div class="field-item even"> One year of experience in general office work </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Working knowledge of common computer applications, including Microsoft Office and the Internet </div> <div class="field-item even"> Punctuality and dependability </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Consistent display of public service attitude that reflects the library’s values </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ability to complete special projects while maintaining routine duties </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Knowledge of library operations and services, including an understanding of and adherence to fundamental principles of open access to library materials and the privacy rights of patrons </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ability to maintain confidentiality of private and/or sensitive information </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Written and verbal communication skills at the level typically acquired with the completion of an associate’s degree </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-desquals"> <div class="field-label">Preferred Qualifications:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five years of experience in general office work </div> <div class="field-item even"> One year of experience in a customer service environment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-essential-functions"> <div class="field-label">Essential Functions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sufficient physical agility to stand, walk, bend, stoop, reach, sit, lift up to 25 lbs., and push carts weighing up to 200 lbs. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Manual dexterity and visual acuity sufficient to grab, hold, and shelve materials and read small print on labels </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate in writing and verbally </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sufficient vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of materials in both electronic and hard copy form </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions in a fast-paced environment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-reports"> <div class="field-label">Reports To:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marian Nicholson, Department Head - Business Services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-range"> <div class="field-label">Hiring Range and Hours Per Week:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $12.97 - $14.52 per hour; twenty five (25) hours per week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-benefits"> <div class="field-label">Benefits:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-rated vacation time, sick time and holidays </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-appinfo"> <div class="field-label">Application Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Complete application packets — including <a href="/sites/default/files/CPL_Employment_Application.pdf">application form</a>, cover letter, and resume — postmarked or received by <strong>6:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014</strong> will be eligible for consideration.</p> Submit application packets to:<br /> Sheryl Rzetelny, Business Services Department Head<br /> Canton Public Library<br /> 1200 S. Canton Center Rd.<br /> Canton, MI 48188<br /><a href="mailto:rzetelnys@cantonpl.org">rzetelnys@cantonpl.org</a> <p><em>Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description is not a contract between the library and the employee. The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.</em></p> <p><em>The Canton Public Library is an EEO employer.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:13:36 +0000 nicholsonm 75738 at http://www.cantonpl.org Movie Madness: The Fault in Our Stars http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/movie-madness-fault-our-stars <img width="200" height="115" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/faultstars.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join us Tuesday September 16 at 4:00 pm for an after school screening of one of this year's most anticipated films: <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_fault_in_our_stars/">The Fault in Our Stars</a>. Be sure to bring some snacks, a comfy blanket or pillow and of course your own box of tissues. No registration is required, but space is limited. This film is rated <a href="http://movies.about.com/od/miscellanous/f/film-ratings.htm">PG-13</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/movie-madness-fault-our-stars#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:26 +0000 fawcettl 75731 at http://www.cantonpl.org Labor Day Library Closure http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/labor-day-library-closure The library's operating hours for the Labor Day weekend are as follows:<br /><ul><li>Friday, August 29, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM</li> <li>Saturday, August 30, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM</li> <li>Sunday, August 31, CLOSED</li> <li>Monday, September 1, CLOSED</li> </ul><br />While the library building is closed, you may still access many resources online. Visit our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/emedia">eMedia</a> page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/home;jsessionid=90850BC14B7F1DEE4E28D22AA8D12405">hoopla</a>, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through <a href="http://www.zinio.com/www/">Zinio</a>. You may also access your patron record to check due dates and renew materials, and place available items on hold for pickup when we reopen. You can even learn to speak a little Italian with <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/databases#languages">Mango Languages</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/labor-day-library-closure#comments Media/Marketing Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:34 +0000 goldenl 75727 at http://www.cantonpl.org If you like Christopher Paolini, Terry Goodkind and J.R.R. Tolkien http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/if-you-christopher-paolini-terry-goodkind-and-jrr-tolkien try these: <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1267246"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1267246.jpg" /></span>Joust</a> by Mercedes Lackey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1079940"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1079940.jpg" /></span>The eye of the world</a> by Robert Jordan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1467223"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1467223.jpg" /></span>Lamentation</a> by Ken Scholes</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1414803"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1414803.jpg" /></span>Acacia: a novel</a> by David Anthony Durham</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1483322"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1483322.jpg" /></span>A game of thrones</a> by George R.R. Martin</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/if-you-christopher-paolini-terry-goodkind-and-jrr-tolkien#comments Adults Fiction Science Fiction May We Suggest Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:44:10 +0000 Ellen 75723 at http://www.cantonpl.org (Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, August 21, 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-meeting-minutes-%E2%80%94-thursday-august-21-2014 <p>The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 PM.</p> <p><strong>Present</strong>: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz</p><p> </p><p><strong>Absent</strong>: T. Hartnett</p> <p><strong>Also Present</strong>: E. Davis, K. Gladden</p> <h3>Call To Audience</h3> (L. Golden, V. Krimmer, L. Kyko, K. Lauria, D. McHugh, B. Mosher, M. Nicholson S. Rzetelny, P. Schrauben, N. Szczepanski) – None <h3>Approval Of Agenda</h3> The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent. <h3>Approval Of General Meeting Minutes</h3> The minutes were approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Communications</h3> None <h3>Director's Report</h3> <p>E. Davis informed the board that the Administrative Assistant for Human Resources, Marian Nicholson, had accepted the position of Department Head of Business Services, effective September 22, 2014.</p> <p>Davis also expressed her gratitude to Trustee T. Hartnett for representing the board earlier in the week at the annual staff picnic. At the event, the Friends of the Library announced the recipients of their annual Education Awards: $1,000 each was presented to five staff members and one volunteer.</p> <p>Trustee Fausone questioned what the Belleville Area District Library millage defeat meant for the Canton Public Library. Davis said that the failed bond had been for construction of the proposed new lakefront library and renovation of another building which was to be used as a satellite branch, plus additional operating revenue. The Belleville area library has an existing operating millage, but she has not heard from director Deb Green as to what their next step will be. Currently, Belleville area residents may check out a maximum of ten (10) items from the Canton Public Library.</p> <h3>Finance Committee Report</h3> None <h3>Unfinished Business and General Orders</h3> None <h3>New Business</h3> <p><em>Community Survey Results - </em>L. Golden reviewed the community survey, which had been done jointly with Canton Leisure Services. She indicated that the administration had been and will continue to use the resulting data to determine where the library stands and what is next, in terms of the Strategic Plan. ETC delivered a scatter graph as well as the raw data; a deeper dive into the data is budgeted for 2015, when members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business will analyze the data as a class project. Golden said that very specific questions were asked in the survey, targeting areas where the library could actually have an impact, based on the responses. The library might consider doing another similar survey, midway through the next Strategic Plan cycle.</p> <p><em>Schedule Special Meeting to Conduct Trustee Candidate Interviews - </em>The board agreed to select five (5) candidates to interview. The evening of Thursday, September 4th worked for all members present; interviews will commence at 6:30 PM and each should last approximately 20 minutes.</p> <p>S. Foster moved and N. Eggenberger supported a motion to hold the special meeting on Thursday, September 4, 2014.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/8-21-1</strong></p> <p><em>Selection of Trustee Candidates to Interview -</em> The board agreed to interview Candidates A (Annie Rosinski); D (Mushir Khwaja); E (Don Turner); G (Valerie Krimmer) and I (Kelli Lauria). Davis will contact all applicants, and will prepare an interview schedule for the selected candidates.</p> <p><em>(Draft) 2015 Budget (2nd Look) - </em>Trustee Fausone was appreciative of the financial charts S. Rzetelny and D. McHugh had prepared; together with discussions he’d had with Rzetelny, they satisfied questions re: the proposed budget and fund balance expenditures which he had raised at the July meeting. The question of paying off the building bond earlier than 2020 was raised; Davis will look into the ramifications.</p> <p><em>Proposed Revision of Employee Policy Handbook (2nd Reading) - </em>The board had read over the proposed changes to the policy and had no objections.</p> <p>N. Eggenberger moved and S. Foster supported a motion to accept the revised Employee Policy Handbook as presented (effective January 1, 2015).</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/8-21-2</strong></p> <h3>Call To Audience</h3> None <h3>Adjourn</h3> The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 PM. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-meeting-minutes-%E2%80%94-thursday-august-21-2014#comments Board Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:21:04 +0000 gladdenk 75716 at http://www.cantonpl.org Library Board Special Meeting Agenda — Thursday, September 4, 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-special-meeting-agenda-%E2%80%94-thursday-september-4-2014 Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Approval of Agenda</li> <li>New Business <ul><li>Interview with candidate Valerie Krimmer</li> <li>Interview with candidate Kelli Lauria</li> <li>Interview with candidate Annie Rosinski</li> <li>Interview with candidate Mushir Khwaja</li> <li>Interview with candidate Don Turner</li> </ul></li><li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Adjourn</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-special-meeting-agenda-%E2%80%94-thursday-september-4-2014#comments Board Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:51:14 +0000 gladdenk 75714 at http://www.cantonpl.org Parking Lot Closure http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/parking-lot-closure <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/berm0802.preview.JPG" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />While the library is closed for the Labor Day holiday, contractors will be working to repave and stripe our parking lot. During the work, the front circle drive book return, Abitibi paper recycling bins and the book donation bins will be inaccessible on Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Our contractor will attempt to finish the project in one day to minimize the disruption. Please stay out of restricted areas and thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary maintenance to our lot. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/parking-lot-closure#comments Media/Marketing Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:16:34 +0000 goldenl 75694 at http://www.cantonpl.org World War I: The End and the Aftermath http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-war-i-end-and-aftermath This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1335914"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1335914.jpg" /></span>Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax</a> by Joseph E. Persico</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1123436"><span class="jacket"></span>A stillness heard round the world: the end of the Great War, November 1918</a> by Stanley Weintraub</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1138765"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1138765.jpg" /></span>The great war and the shaping of the 20th century</a> by Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568205"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568205.jpg" /></span>The last of the doughboys: the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war</a> by Richard Rubin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1250074"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1250074.jpg" /></span>Paris 1919: six months that changed the world</a> by Margaret MacMillan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532064"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532064.jpg" /></span>With our backs to the wall: victory and defeat in 1918</a> by David Stevenson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1411832"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1411832.jpg" /></span>Savage peace: hope and fear in America, 1919</a> by Ann Hagedorn</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1429441"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1429441.jpg" /></span>A shattered peace: Versailles 1919 and the price we pay today</a> by David A. Andelman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573635"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573635.jpg" /></span>Lawrence in Arabia: war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East</a> by Scott Anderson</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-war-i-end-and-aftermath#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:05:00 +0000 SuzyQ 67442 at http://www.cantonpl.org Best in Show Dog Show 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-show-dog-show-2014 <img title="Best in Show Logo" alt="Best in Show Logo" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/doglogo.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Who will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now by returning the <a href="/sites/default/files/CPL_Dog_Show_2013_Waiver_0.pdf">waiver form</a> by 6:00 PM September 12 and join us on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 AM in back of the library under the tent. Space for contestants is limited to the first 25 waivers received but all are welcome to come see the show. This event is fun for all ages! Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest and Best in Show. Winners will receive fabulous prizes! Enjoy a free hot dog and pop!<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003975&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a> <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003975&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AUGUST 25th.</a><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003476"><span class="-a"><span class="-a"><span class="-a"> </span></span></span></a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-show-dog-show-2014#comments Pets Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Dog Shows dogs Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 skrzynskie 69391 at http://www.cantonpl.org Intermediate Excel 2010 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/intermediate-excel-2010-4 <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/tip006figure.preview.gif" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003966">Friday, September 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/intermediate-excel-2010-4#comments Adults Programs Computer Classes Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75175 at http://www.cantonpl.org Weekly eBook Drop-In Help http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/weekly-ebook-drop-help-0 <img style="float:right;width:211px;height:99px;" class="image image-medium" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ereaders.medium.jpg" height="204" width="300" />Have you hit a snag with your eReader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on <strong>Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am</strong> to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  <em>No registration required</em> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/weekly-ebook-drop-help-0#comments Adults Seniors Programs eBooks Computer Classes Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75173 at http://www.cantonpl.org Computer Skills Lab for Beginners http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/649833_67265333.preview.jpg" width="200" height="133" style="float:right;" />If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, <strong>please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 27th</strong> 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.<br /><br /><div>*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.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners#comments Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75142 at http://www.cantonpl.org eBook Basics http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-basics-15 <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/sony.preview.jpg" height="119" width="200" style="float:right;" />Learn the basics of how to check out library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003968">Saturday, September 13th from 10:30am-12:00pm</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-basics-15#comments Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 74083 at http://www.cantonpl.org Raja Yoga Healing Meditation http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/raja-yoga-healing-meditation-10 <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/lotus.preview.png" width="200" height="171" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003985&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, September 27 from 4:00-5:45PM</a>, join practitioners from the <a href="http://www.brahmakumaris.org/us">Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University</a> 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. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/raja-yoga-healing-meditation-10#comments Education Health Religion and Spirituality Teens Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 75625 at http://www.cantonpl.org