Blog en-US Pinterest Live - Flower Power Edition <img width="200" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Spring has sprung and it is time for the latest installment of our popular Pinterest Live crafting sessions! This time around we will work on creating our own blossoms from a variety of craft materials. Tuesday June 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM, ages 12 &amp; up. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 78430 at Senior Health & Home Safety Seminar <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Join representatives from <a href="">Gifted Hands Private In-Home Care LLC</a> and Dr. Andrea Hoglen as they share ways to help active seniors stay safe and healthy this spring and summer. Topics covered will include indoor and outdoor safety, nutrition and the benefits of essential oils. Saturday May 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 78428 at Senior Spring Swing <p><img width="200" height="150" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Join us on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 7 at 7:00PM</a> for springtime's most popular musical event. The Canton Public Library is excited to welcome back <a href="">Paul Keller's AT SUNDOWN Quartet</a> featuring Sarah D'Angelo.  Light refreshments will be served.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 78417 at Self Publishing Workshop <span class="fsl"><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />Are you considering self-publishing? Did you self-publish already and need tips on effective marketing? Join some local experts who have found success themselves. We'll have a lively and informative discussion with Ryan Hipp, Author/illustrator, Shannon Janeczek, owner of Publish Savvy and Emlyn Chand founder of Novel Publicity and award-winning author.  <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday May 9, 2015 3:00 PM</a><br /><br />  </span> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 77877 at Stitchers Anonymous <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday May 11 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM</a> in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 78287 at Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 18 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" /><br /><br /><a href=""><em>Big Little Lies</em></a> by Liane Moriarty.  Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . .A murder. . . a tragic accident. . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? <em>Big Little Lies</em> follows the lives of three women; each at their own crossroads. Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76689 at Classic Children's Books <div>Everyone might have their own definition of what makes a "classic" book, perhaps it's an award-winner, something that's stood the test of time, or simply something everyone reads and is familiar with. <span style="line-height:1.22;">Here are some titles that might be considered classics today.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577131.jpg" /></span>Moo, baa, la la la!</a> by Sandra Boynton — Sandra Boynton is a widely recognized illustrator and has created a delightful series of board books for the youngest patrons.</p> </div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1049455.jpg" /></span>The very hungry caterpillar</a> by Eric Carle — Other books written or illustrated by Eric Carle might also be considered classics, but this one is arguably the msot recognizable. For other titles written by Eric Carle, look in J PICTURE BOOK CAR.</p> <br /></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1043640.jpg" /></span>Where the wild things are</a> by Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak — "Let the wild rumpus start!" Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated many well-known children's books in addition to this one, many of which can be found in J PICTURE BOOK SEN.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Caps for sale: a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business</a> by told and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina — Esphyr Slobodkina created a hilarious story beloved by many young readers in this picture book.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The story of Ferdinand</a> by Munro Leaf ; illustrated by Robert Lawson — An older story, but still widely considered a classic.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1056649.jpg" /></span>Madeline</a> by story and pictures by Ludwig Bemelmans — Madeline is a widely recognized picture book character with several books in her series.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1058179.jpg" /></span>Curious George</a> by H. A. Rey — Curious George is a classic character who's taken on a life of his own, spinning off into television and movies.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1031191.jpg" /></span>The snowy day</a> by Ezra Jack Keats — Many "classic" picture books have been recognized by the <a href=";searcharg=caldecott+medal+winner&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=D&amp;submit=Search">Caldecott Award committee</a>, including this title by Ezra Jack Keats.</p>  </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1173860.jpg" /></span>The monster at the end of this book</a> by written by Jon Stone ; illustrated by Mike Smollin ; featuring Jim Henson's Sesame Street muppets — The characters of Sesame Street are still going strong, but this may be the favorite book title in which they appear.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1024176.jpg" /></span>Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day</a> by Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Ray Cruz — Alexander's been around for awhile, but recently starred in a movie and has a series of books about his other misadventures.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1004018.jpg" /></span>The cat in the hat</a> by Dr. Seuss — Some authors are universally familiar, even if no one title stands out. Look for other Dr. Seuss titles in J PICTURE BOOK SEU and J READER SEU.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1089417.jpg" /></span>Amelia Bedelia</a> by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel — Amelia Bedelia has been a favorite for years and has recently made the jump to chapter books.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1058012.jpg" /></span>Frog and toad are friends</a> by Arnold Lobel — Frog and Toad have been good friends for a long time, and are still going strong.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1460286.jpg" /></span>Are you ready to play outside?</a> by Mo Willems — Elephant and Piggie are more recent characters, but have every indication of sticking around.</p> </div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1006588.jpg" /></span>Esio Trot</a> by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake — Roald Dahl has written a slew of titles that are still appealing today. Look for more by him in JFICTION DAHL.</p> <br /></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1058799.jpg" /></span>Where the sidewalk ends: the poems &amp; drawings of Shel Silverstein</a> by Silverstein, Shel — The Giving Tree might be his best known picture book, but Shel Silverstein's poetry is also widely recognized and enjoyed.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1024177.jpg" /></span>Charlotte's web</a> by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams — Find other chapter books by E.B. White in JFICTION WHITE.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1030835.jpg" /></span>Little house in the Big Woods</a> by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957 — A series about the pioneering Ingalls family in the 19th century.</p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1226054.jpg" /></span>Grimm's fairy tales</a> by illustrated by Arthur Rackham — More fairy tales can be found in the J398.2 section. While there are many versions of each story, many of these are widely familiar.</p> </div> Kids Fiction May We Suggest Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:49:43 +0000 strande 78568 at Rouge Rescue 2015 <img width="200" height="150" title="Rouge River clean up" class="image image-preview" alt="Rouge River clean up" src="" style="float:right;" />Each spring <a href="">Friends of the Rouge</a>, in partnership with Rouge communities, brings volunteers together from across the watershed to work toward the common goal of improving the Rouge River for generations to come. This annual river clean up event, known as <a href="">Rouge Rescue</a>, began in 1986 with volunteers removing large quantities of trash from the river. If you are interested in spending a few hours with your friends and neighbors cleaning up the Rouge River on Saturday May 30 (a few sites are working earlier in May and on June 6) visit their <a href="">website</a> for the most up to date<a href=""> list of sites</a> or call 313-792-9621. Green/Environment Websites Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:43:10 +0000 kimba 78562 at May We Suggest: Romantic Suspense If you like suspense and mystery to the love story and the ease of reading large print..<br /><div><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605039.jpg" /></span>Night diver [large print]</a> by Elizabeth Lowell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1314658.jpg" /></span>Flashpoint [large print]</a> by Suzanne Brockmann</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1221709.jpg" /></span>Riptide [large print]</a> by Catherine Coulter</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600812.jpg" /></span>Hunted [large print]</a> by Karen Robards</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574586.jpg" /></span>Stolen [large print]</a> by Allison Brennan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1523340.jpg" /></span>Running scared [large print]</a> by Lisa Jackson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1518700.jpg" /></span>Dead by midnight [large print]</a> by Beverly Barton</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1500499.jpg" /></span>Breaking the rules [large print]</a> by Barbara Taylor Bradford</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615758.jpg" /></span>The perfect witness [large print]</a> by Iris Johansen</p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1490621.jpg" /></span>No time to wave goodbye [large print]</a> by Jacquelyn Mitchard</p> <p></p></div> Adults Seniors Fiction Books Mystery Romance Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:50:28 +0000 madame librarian 78560 at Canton Public Library Honors Its Volunteers The numbers are in. In 2014 alone, 121 volunteers contributed over 9,077 hours of service to the Canton Public Library. <br /><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br />Library staff celebrated their contributions last week with a luncheon - and awarded 31 community members the prestigious <a href="">President's Volunteer Service Award</a> in turn. Most notably, longtime Canton resident Carolyn Sumner received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her whopping 4,000 hours of work with the technical processing department over the last 20 years. <br /><br />A list of recipients is as follows. <br /><br /><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Gold </strong></span> <br /><em>For 500 or more hours of service.</em> <br />Shirley Reynolds <br />Judy Richardson <br /><br /><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Silver</strong></span> <br /><em>For 250 or more hours of service.</em> <br />Debbie Cortellini <br />Linda Luke <br /></span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Ilene Saunders <br />Kathy Young <br /><br /><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Bronze</strong></span> <br /><em>For 100 or more hours of service.</em> <br />Barb Backes <br />Judy Elliot <br />Tammy </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Farley <br />Dorothy Ham <br />Lisa Kluka <br />Diane Miner <br />Loretta Olson <br />Dan Petroskey <br />Joan Postell <br />Nancy Smith <br />Kathy Sonnanstine <br />Jody Trame <br />Stan Goldberg <br />Mary Watts <br /><br />If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, please visit <a href="">here</a>. </span> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:08:37 +0000 levinej 78559 at (Draft) Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, April 16, 2015 <p>The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM</p> <ul><li><strong>Present</strong>:N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner</li> <li><strong>Also Present</strong>: E. Davis, K. Gladden</li> </ul><h3>Call to Audience</h3>(M. Crowther, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, K. Nagalingam, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, K. Saravanan, S. Saravanan, M. Swartz, N. Szczepanski, S. Venkatachalam) – 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> <p>Davis shared a “thank you” card from State Representative Kristy Pagan for the library tour and orientation. Rep. Pagan will be hosting a community education “think tank” meeting at the library on April 19, which she invited Davis to attend. Davis hopes Pagan will be able to involve the state library in Gov. Snyder’s Third Grade Reading Proficiency Inititative.</p> <h3>Director’s Report</h3> <p>The kick-off reception for the Canton Book Project was held April 16th.</p> <p>Davis briefly went over the financial statements, explaining why some funds appear to have more spent than warranted for this point in the budget year (owing to construction and insurance fees that must be paid at the beginning of the year); the numbers will even out as the year progresses.</p> <h3>Trustee Comments</h3> <p>Trustee D. Turner proposed that, rather than being represented at every meeting of the Friends of the Library Board, the Library Board members each attend one meeting during the calendar year.</p> <h3>Finance Committee Report</h3> <p>The proposed agreement with the Canton Community Foundation is with the library’s lawyers, who had proposed changes to the original contract. Foster, Swift had suggested that the library pursue an agency endowment fund, rather than a donor-advised fund.</p> <p>Trustee Turner raised questions regarding the Canton Community Foundation. Trustee J. Fausone proposed that a study session be arranged to address Turner’s concerns; Turner will forward a list of his questions to E. Davis.</p> <p>The municipal bond attorney at Foster, Swift has now been provided with all necessary documentation re: the 2005 refinancing of the building bond and will review them. The library’s options will appear on the May board agenda.</p> <p>The auditors’ recommendations re: budgeting changes will be discussed with the finance committee as more budgetary information (the actuarial report for the pension, etc.) becomes available. The first draft of the 2016 budget and 2017-2018 projections will be presented to the full board in July.</p> <h3>Unfinished Business &amp; General Orders</h3> None <h3>New Business</h3> <p><strong><em>Presentation of President’s Volunteer Service Award - </em></strong>Chair Eggenberger presented a Bronze Award to volunteer Kailash Saravanan. Saravanan, who has been a Canton Public Library service volunteer since 2012, volunteered for the library and other local organizations for a total of 108 hours in 2014.</p> <p><strong><em>Plante Moran 2014 Audit Presentation -  </em></strong>Jim Swartz and Melanie Crowther of Plante Moran briefly presented highlights of the 2014 Financial Report and the Report to the Canton Public Library Board. Swartz stated that this was the smoothest audit they had experienced in years, thanks in great part to ongoing communications throughout the year between the Business Services Department (chiefly accountant Debbie McHugh and department head Marian Nicholson) and M. Crowther. The auditors once again rendered an Unqualified opinion; their only official exception was the library’s procedure for accounting for grant money from the Friends of the Library (athough Swartz added that he understood the library’s reasoning and actually had no problem with handling it in that fashion.)</p> <p>Swartz said that the assessment numbers forecast by the Canton Township Assessor’s office appeared to be on target. In response to Trustee Fausone’s request for his opinion regarding the possibility of paying off the building bond or lowering the millage rate, Swartz responded that he would not be at all opposed to retiring the debt service. He added that the library should prepare a five-year outlook that shows how the unassigned fund balance would be grown after the bond redemption and reviewed the presentation slide with budget advice moving forward.</p> <p>Looking to the future, Swartz and Crowther informed the board that new pension standards will come into effect with GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) 68 in 2016.</p> <p>S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to accepted the 2014 audit as presented.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 15/4-16-1.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>1st Quarter Budget Amendment - </em></strong>M. Nicholson and D. McHugh have been streamlining the budget amendment to make it easier to understand.</p> <p>J. Fausone moved and M. Farell supported a motion to approve the 1st Quarter Budget Amendment as presented.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 15/4-16-2.</strong></p> <h3>Call to Audience</h3>None <h3>Adjourn</h3> <p>The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 pm.</p> Board Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:30:45 +0000 gladdenk 78551 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625623.jpg" /></span>Billy Martin: baseball's flawed genius</a> by Bill Pennington</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625624.jpg" /></span>Words without music: a memoir</a> by Philip Glass</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1632068.jpg" /></span>Unforgettable: a son, a mother, and the lessons of a lifetime</a> by Scott Simon</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1632070.jpg" /></span>My grandfather would have shot me: a black woman discovers her family's Nazi past</a> by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair ; translated by Carolin Sommer</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625620.jpg" /></span>A fine romance</a> by Candice Bergen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625635.jpg" /></span>Young Eliot: from St. Louis to The waste land</a> by Robert Crawford</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:10:37 +0000 SuzyQ 78541 at 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners And the winners of this year's <a href="">Pulitzer Prize</a> in the Book categories are....<br /><br />Fiction - <a href="">All the Light We Cannot See</a> by Anthony Doer <br />Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers around a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide as they both try to survive the devastation of war.<br /><br />Nonfiction - <a href="">Sixth Extinction : an Unnatural History</a> by Elizabeth Kolbert<div>Rationale, natural history and field reporting are combined in this account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes in Kolbert's work about the future of the world.<br /><br />History -  <a href="">Encounters at the Heart of the World : a History of the Mandan  People </a>by Elizabeth A. Fenn<br />Fenn's narrative on Mandan history, landscapes and people is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world. <br /><br />Biography - <a href="">The Pope and Mussolini : the Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe</a> by David I. Kertzer<br />Tells the story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and how together they changed the course of twentieth-century history after both coming into power in 1922.</div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:36:23 +0000 obrienbc 78522 at Butterfly Garden Plant Exchange The Friends of the Library are hosting a plant exchange May 30, 9:00 AM-noon, to secure native Michigan butterfly friendly plants from community members and private local gardens. Please label donations with type and blossom color. The Friends will be offering free milkweed plants, started with donated supplies from Home Depot, during the plant exchange.<br /><br />Drive around the building, following the book donation signs, to drop off your plant donations. You can view a <a href="">list of desired plants</a>.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" Butterfly Larval Host and Nectar Perennials.pdf">Michigan Butterfly Larval Host and Nectar Perennials.pdf</a></td><td>175.13 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:50:05 +0000 goldenl 78521 at Canton Acts of Culture: Traditional Japanese Crafts <img style="float:right;width:136px;height:110px;" src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" />Enjoy learning about Japanese culture and making traditional Japanese crafts at this all-ages program hosted as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Try your hand at gyotaku Japanese fish printing and suminagashi, paper marbling, and also origami. <br /><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM</a> in the Community Room. Arts and Crafts Programs Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 goldenl 78511 at