Blog en-US Thanksgiving <p>Thanksgiving represents more than a turkey feast and football on television, not to mention a four-day weekend for many people and the opening of the holiday shopping season. The resources in this Special Collection delve into the depth and breadth of the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy! </p> <p></p> <h4>General</h4> <p><a href="">The Thanksgiving Book</a> by Lucille Recht Penner (1985): Gathers together woodcuts, art, oral literature (poems and prayers from the Indians) and texts from old cookbooks, early American household accounts, and harvest lore from around the world.</p> <p></p><h4>History</h4><p></p> <p><a href="">Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie</a> by Kathleen Curtin and Sandra L. Oliver (2005): Traces the history of Thanksgiving, explores the origin and development of various holiday traditions, and offers an assortment of recipes ranging from appetizers to dessert.</p> <p><a href="">A Great &amp; Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims &amp; the Myth of the First Thanksgiving</a> by Godfry Hodgsen (2006): Disputes the legendary history of Thanksgiving by presenting a more authentic history of the Plymouth settlement, and explains the reasons behind the distortion of facts that gave rise to the holiday's traditions.</p> <p></p><h4>Hunting and Cooking</h4><p></p> <p><a href="">The Thanksgiving Cookbook</a> by Holly Garrison (1991): Almost 350 recipes for all courses of the meal, with separate chapters on relishes, stuffing, gravy and leftovers. Also offers many delicious variations and departures from the classic menu.</p> <p><a href="">Turkey Season: Outdoor Life's Experts Share Their Tips, Techniques and Classic Stories</a> (2000): Experts share their knowledge and tales through both the spring and fall turkey hunting seasons.</p> <p></p><h4>Fiction</h4><p></p> <p><a href="">Thanksgiving</a> by Janet Evanovich (2006): When Megan Murphy discovers a rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt; she is about to give its careless owner a piece of her mind until she sees the attractive Dr. Patrick Hunter. (Also available in <a href="">Audio CD</a> format.)</p> <p><a href="">Thanksgiving Night</a> by Richard Bausch (2006): A Portrayal of two eccentric families in a small Virginia town, set during the Thanksgiving season.</p> <h4>Feature Films</h4> <p>The Myth of Fingerprints (<a href="">DVD</a>, 1997): Warren returns home after a three-year absence. The family reunion goes awry until Warren's ex-girlfriend reappears and becomes the catalyst for a Thanksgiving that changes everything.</p> <p>Pieces of April (<a href="">DVD</a>, 2003): In order to spend more time with her dying mother, family outcast April decides to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her family, which would be a nice idea if she could cook.</p> <p>Planes, Trains and Automobiles (<a href="">DVD</a>, 1987): Steve Martin and John Candy star in this classic movie. An uptight businessman, Martin, wants only to get home for the Thanksgiving holiday but one thing after another gets in his way.</p> <p>What's Cooking (<a href="">DVD</a>, 2001): An interweaving film of four diverse Los Angeles households (African American, Jewish, Latino, and Vietnamese) as they make their preparations for arriving guests and relatives for the traditionally festive Thanksgiving dinner.</p> <h4>Music</h4> <p><a href="">Thanksgiving: A Windham Hill Collection</a> by various artists (1998).</p> <h4>DVDs </h4> <p>Jacques Pépin's Thanksgiving Celebration (<a href="">DVD</a>, 2004): French chef Pepin's tribute to turkey includes all the trimmings when he prepares Thanksgiving dinner in his American home.</p> <p>Martha's Classic Thanksgiving (<a href="">DVD</a>, 2005): Martha Stewart covers everything from turkey and stuffing to kids' Thanksgiving crafts.</p> <h4>Websites</h4> <p><a href="">Butterball</a>: Includes recipes, menus, frequently asked questions about turkey and more from the makers of Butterball Turkeys.</p> <p><a href="">Thanksgiving on the Net</a>: Thanksgiving stories, recipes, crafts, e-greeting cards and more.</p> <p><a href="">The History of Thanksgiving</a>: This History Channel webpage includes Mayflower myths, the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrim interviews, video and more. </p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:16:43 +0000 SuzyQ 1328 at Leaf through a book! <img width="55" height="54" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />A special thank-you to all the kids that participated in our "Favorite Book, Leaf Display." Kids wrote the name of a book on a colored leaf that was displayed on the wall in the children's department. We had 344 leaves on the wall representing library kids and their favorite books! Your favorite book series represented were:<a href=";FF=tharry+potter+year++++1&amp;3%2C%2C12"> Harry Potter,</a> <a href=";FF=tmagic+tree+house+series++++1&amp;1%2C%2C3">Magic Tree House,</a> <a href=";FF=tgeronimo+stilton++++1&amp;3%2C%2C3/indexsort=-">Geronimo Stilton,</a> and <a href=";FF=tmichigan+chillers+%231&amp;1%2C1%2C/indexsort=-">Michigan/American Chillers</a>. Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Parents Fiction Non-fiction Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:58:30 +0000 durbinm 76723 at (Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, November 20, 2014 <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> (L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, M. Nicholson, N. Szczepanski) – None <h3>Approval Of Agenda</h3> The agenda was approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Approval Of General Meeting Minutes</h3> The minutes were approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Communications</h3> <p>E. Davis reminded the trustees to please respond to the emailed invitation to the upcoming Volunteer Holiday Tea.</p> <h3>Director's Report</h3> <p>The Friends of the Library will have a fundraiser on December 9-10 at Tony Sacco’s pizzeria.</p> <p>The main boiler needs a new part, but is currently working</p> <p>Trustee D. Turner asked about the posting for a new vendor for the café area. Davis assured him that the Request for Proposal (RFP) addressed his concerns, including a requirement that applicants detail the vendor’s process for machine issues (lost money, etc.) and also requires a non-performance clause.</p> <p>There will be a Finance Committee meeting on December 9, at which time the committee will review all vendor bids in preparation for board discussion and action at the regular December meeting..</p> <h3>Finance Committee Report</h3>None <h3>Unfinished Business and General Orders</h3> <p><em>Approval of Circulation Policy Revision (3rd Reading) - </em>After consultation with the attorney, language changes which clarified areas of concern were made to the proposed revision. </p><p>T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to approve the Circulation Policy revision as presented.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/11-20-1.</strong></p> <p><em>Approval of the Patron Code of Conduct Policy Revision (3rd Reading) - </em>Davis reported that the attorney still has reservations regarding the board’s requested language changes to the proposed revision, but believes that the newly proposed language will suffice. </p> <p>S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to approve the Patron Code of Conduct Policy revision as presented.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/11-20-2.</strong></p> <p><em>Discussion of Canton Public Library Board Bylaws</em>- Davis discussed certain areas brought to her attention by the attorney’s review of the existing bylaws. Since Article I, Section 3 call for vacated board seats to be filled by appointment until the next regular general November election, no board appointments would be for longer than two years. The board also discussed Article II, Section 4 re: terms of office while serving on the board.</p> <p>The board agreed to continue discussion of the existing bylaws and take action regarding any necessary changes at the December meeting.</p> <h3>New Business</h3> <p><em>Director's Evaluations</em> - E. Davis requested that the board move into Closed Session.</p> <p>Roll Call Vote:</p> <p>Thomas Hartnett: Yes</p> <p>Don Turner – Yes</p> <p>James Fausone – Yes</p> <p>Michelle Farell – Yes</p> <p>Sommer Foster – Yes</p> <p>Nancy Eggenberger – Yes</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/11-20-3.</strong></p> <p>T. Hartnett moved and J. Fausone supported a motion to move into an Open Session. J. Fausone stated that the only item discussed in closed session was the Director’s Evaluation.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/11-20-4</strong></p> <p><strong>REGULAR MEETING RESUMED AT 8:39 PM.</strong></p> <h3>Call To Audience/Public Comment</h3> Chair Eggenberger informed the board that she may be out of the country at the time of the May meeting. <p>D. Turner suggested that the agenda include allotted time for trustees to make observations not covered in the agenda. K. Gladden will include Trustee Comments under Administrative Reports, beginning in December. He also suggested that the Financial Report be covered with the Director’s Report on a regular basis.</p> <h3>Adjourn</h3> The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM. Board Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:55:12 +0000 gladdenk 76721 at New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1617722.jpg" /></span>The Nazis next door: how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men</a> by Eric Lichtblau</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1617718.jpg" /></span>The Georgetown set: friends and rivals in Cold War Washington</a> by Gregg Herken</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1617721.jpg" /></span>Empire of sin: a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans</a> by Gary Krist</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1612953.jpg" /></span>Rebellion: the history of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution</a> by Peter Ackroyd</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618785.jpg" /></span>Red Nile: a biography of the world's greatest river</a> by Robert Twigger</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618758.jpg" /></span>Such good girls: the journey of the Holocaust's hidden child survivors</a> by R. D. Rosen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613528.jpg" /></span>Village of secrets: defying the Nazis in Vichy France</a> by Caroline Moorehead</p> History Parents Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 SuzyQ 76603 at Look What's In Large Print: Holiday Reads <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488882.jpg" /></span>Sugar cookie murder [large print]</a> by Joanne Fluke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1333042.jpg" /></span>A Redbird Christmas [large print]: a novel</a> by Fannie Flagg</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1262634.jpg" /></span>Skipping Christmas [large print]</a> by John Grisham</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1455465.jpg" /></span>A Cedar Cove Christmas [large print]</a> by Debbie Macomber<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1330868.jpg" /></span>A Christmas journey [large print]</a> by Anne Perry</p> <p></p> Fiction Books Historical Fiction Inspirational Fiction Mystery Romance May We Suggest Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 76571 at ELL Book Club Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, December 5th, 12th and 19th. Adults Programs International Languages Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ellen 68621 at Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In.</a> This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</a> grant. Education Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs special needs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75818 at Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Friday, December 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays.</a> This is a sensory-friendly storytime with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="">Dollar General Literacy Foundation </a>grant. Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs special needs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75817 at Hobbit Movie Party <img width="113" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" /><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">December 17, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM</a>. Enjoy a raucous dwarven party (pizza provided), then head out to see the movie <a href="">The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies</a>. Also, get a copy of the book for your own personal library. Supplies are limited for the first 10 who register! For those without a ride, <a href="">The B.L.O.C.K. </a>will shuttle people from the library to the movie if you fill out the permission form attached. For Teens.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" Emergency Form_2.pdf">BLOCK Emergency Form.pdf</a></td><td>296.84 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Teens Programs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76549 at Board Gaming League of Canton <p><img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, December 6 between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM </a>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!</p> Teens Adults Programs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76548 at Food Fighters: Rice Crispy Treat Houses <img width="200" height="132" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Join us <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">December 10, 7:00-8:00 PM</a> for our monthly Food Fighters meeting, the recreational club where art and food combine. This time we're making Rice Crispy Treat houses. For Teens. Teens Programs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 76546 at Movie Madness: Guardians of the Galaxy <p><img width="135" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />It's time again for Winter Break Movie Madness! Join us on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">December 29 at 2:00PM</a> as we show <a href="">Guardians of the Galaxy</a>! This action-packed, epic space adventure expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the  entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance. <br />You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. <strong>This film is rated </strong><a href=""><strong>PG-13</strong></a><strong> for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language .</strong> </p> Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Programs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 welz 76538 at Hummingbirds Music Together <img width="200" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Sing, dance, and jam along to favorite holiday tunes with your child! Music is the best way to relax and enjoy this bustling, bright season. <a href="">Hummingbird Music Together</a>, a local music program with classes right here in Canton, will host this fun-filled morning of song and dance for children 0-5 years old, their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Come one, come all to join the fun on Wednesday, December 17! This program will be offered at <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">10:00AM</a> and repeated at <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">11:00 AM</a>.  Please register for one program.  Registration begins on November 24. Participants will also have the chance to enter a very merry raffle with great prizes. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 welz 76515 at Sylvan ACT Practice Test <img width="200" height="117" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Sylvan is back <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, December 20, from 12:00-3:30 PM</a>. Teens can attend this session to partake in a full length ACT practice test.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration required. Education Teens Programs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 welz 76487 at Make-And-Take: Snowpal Mason Jar Craft <p><img width="144" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Crafty kids can get in a winter groove on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, December 23, 2:00-3:00 PM</a> by creating a Snowpal Mason Jar Decoration. Registration begins November 24.  This program is for ages 7-12. </p> Arts and Crafts Listeners Kids Programs craft crafting snowman winter Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 visnawj 76479 at