Blog en-US October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601224.jpg" /></span>The silver lining: a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer</a> by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW ; photographs by Elizabeth Messina</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599194.jpg" /></span>A breast cancer alphabet</a> by Madhulika Sikka</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604294.jpg" /></span>Everybody's got something</a> by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579674.jpg" /></span>Prevention the ultimate guide to breast cancer: your essential resource from diagnosis to treatment and beyond</a> by the editors of Prevention and Mary L. Gemignani, MD, MPH, with Caren Goldman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579673.jpg" /></span>Stop breast cancer before it starts</a> by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. ; research assistant, Alessandra Gibson, MPH, MBA</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579630.jpg" /></span>Breast cancer journey: the essential guide to treatment and recovery</a> by O'Regan, Ruth</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579629.jpg" /></span>Husband's guide to breast cancer: a complete &amp; concise plan for every stage</a> by Todd Outcalt</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572052.jpg" /></span>Survival lessons</a> by Alice Hoffman</p> Health Adults Parents Seniors Books breast cancer Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:13 +0000 sobczakd 76129 at October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month <span style="line-height:19.52px;"><img width="300" height="74" class="image image-medium" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Are you doing all you can to stay safe online? </span>Visit the National Cyber Security Alliance's <a href=""></a> website to learn more about what you can do to keep your information, your computer, and your money safe as you use the internet. There are also great tips for parents and business owners on avoiding online threats. Technology Adults Seniors Websites Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:09:00 +0000 hathawaym 76121 at (Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:42 PM.</p> <p><strong>Present</strong>: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz, T. Hartnett</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. Fawcett, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, D. Turner, N. Welz) – None <h3>Approval Of Agenda</h3> The agenda was approved by unanimous consent. <h3>Approval Of Special Meeting 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 had previously forwarded to the Board communication received from a patron via the Contact Us portion of the library website. <h3>Director's Report</h3> <p>Davis and Business Services accountant D. McHugh met with Canton Township Finance Director Wendy Trumbull to discuss the possibility of pre-payment of the building bond. Concern primarily centered around the fact that the library’s bond was bundled with that of the township. Based on their discussion, the township would not object should the library choose to do this. Pre-payment of the $2.3 million could be made in April 2016, saving the library $230,000 in interest payments. The library could also pay down some of the debt and refinance at a lower rate, or make additional principal payments. Trumbull will follow up to procure a schedule of options and notify Davis.</p> <p>Davis and Trustee S. Foster attended the State of the School District meeting. Superintendent Michael Meissen made plain his intent to ramp up participation with the school system’s community partners.</p> <p>Davis will sit on an interview panel to select the new Chief Financial Officer for the Detroit Public Library system. (Following the firing of their technology person, Department Head of Information Technology Leo Papa has been advising DPL on technology matters, and he passed Davis’ name on to them.)</p> <p>Retirement cake for departing Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny will be served at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 29.</p> <p>Vice-Chair N. Eggenberger commented on how nice it was of the Friends of the Library to create a butterfly garden for the library and its patrons. Incoming Business Services Department Head M. Nicholson has been lending her butterfly expertise and coordinating between the Friends and Reliable Landscaping. Hardscaping will be done by Reliable before winter sets in; the Friends are hoping to reach out to the public for plants and cuttings next spring.</p> <h3>Finance Committee Report</h3>Vice Chair Eggenberger reported that the committee had attended a presentation by the Canton Community Foundation. Her take is that the library would receive better return on investment by bundling its endowment fund money with the foundation. The foundation would also be able to identify potential donors to encourage estate planning that includes the library. Investing with the CCF would also allow the library to legally consider other investment options. The Finance Committee will continue to discuss and explore, particularly after a new Director is hired by the CCF. <h3>Unfinished Business and General Orders</h3> None <h3>New Business</h3> <p><em>Connect Your Summer </em>Review - L. Fawcett and N. Welz discussed the re-vamped Connect Your Summer program, explaining the three different paths by which participants could earn badges. Changes to the program were made in response to patron requests for more reading requirements, structure and guidance over previous years’ programs. Participation in the 2014 program was up by 56%; in-house program attendance more than doubled over 2013.</p> <p><em>Approval of Contract over $25,000: Reliable Landscaping (Snow Removal) - </em>Trustee J. Fausone questioned the lack of an escape clause for non-performance and asked that this be added.</p> <p>J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to approve the contract with Reliable Landscaping for snow removal services, pursuant to additions in the contract language that address the non-performance clause.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/9-22-1</strong></p> <p><em>Approval of Contract over $25,000: Innovative Interfaces (Sierra software)</em> – Innovative Interfaces will no longer be supporting the Millennium system, which the library currently utilizes. L. Papa has been pursuing an alternative platform system for some time and, after investigation and negotiation, has concluded that continuing with Innovative’s Sierra system is the best way to move to the next level of automation without sacrificing the features patrons have come to depend upon.</p> <p>T. Hartnett moved and S. Foster supported a motion to approve the proposal from Innovative Interfaces to upgrade to the Sierra platform system.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously, 14/9-22-2</strong></p> <p><em>Approval of Contract over $25,000: Bibliotheca - </em> L. Papa explained that we are currently working with Bibliotheca to iron out problems associated with the old Checkpoint tags. The requested hardware upgrade expenditure will be contingent upon the results of that testing. He believes that the library has a working solution, but is seeking to optimize it and is considering a volunteer effort to remove or disable old Checkpoint tags.</p> <p>J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to approve the contract with Bibliotheca for an upgrade of hardware &amp; software for the RFID system.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously, 14/9-22-3</strong></p> <p><em>Approval of Contract over $25,000: Library Design Associates - </em>Davis presented proposals from Library Design Associates for facility upgrades approved by the board in the 2015 budget: lobby and café; lobby restrooms; Adult area carpeting; furniture for the southeast reading area; and new shelving for Adult music CDs.</p> <p>Trustee Fausone indicated a desire that the Community Relations department educate the public in advance about these investments in the physical plant (the age of the areas/materials being renovated/replaced, etc.), similar to what was done for the February 2014 renovation of the former Checkout/Reference Desk area.</p> <p>J. Fausone moved and M. Farell supported a motion to accept the Library Design Associates proposals, not to exceed $508,000, for the 2015 renovations.</p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/9-22-4</strong></p> <p><em>Proposed 2015 Schedule of Board Meetings &amp; Library Closures </em>- Due to the increased hours of 2015 Liberty Fest activities (earlier openings on Thursday and Friday) and the resultant difficulty for library patrons and staff in finding parking space, Davis suggested that the board consider closing early on Thursday and remaining closed both Friday and Saturday of Liberty Fest weekend. This would also necessitate rescheduling the June board meeting. There was general agreement to move forward with this plan. Board members will bring their personal calendars to the discussion at the October meeting.</p> <p><em>Proposed Patron Code of Conduct Policy Revision (1st Reading) </em>- All policies are reviewed every 2/3 years. Trustees Hartnett and Foster questioned language in the proposed revision concerning patron identification. Davis will consult with Anne Seurynck at Foster, Swift regarding their concern. </p><p><em>Proposed Circulation Policy Revision (1st Reading) </em>- It has come to Davis’ attention that the library is charging more than the average Canton homeowner’s tax contribution to the library (always the standard by which the price is fixed) for the purchase of a library card by non-residents. At the board’s direction, the purchase price will be lowered in the proposed revision.</p> <p><em>Recognition </em>- Cards and gifts were presented to Chair Kim Schulz and Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny in recognition of attendance at their final Canton Public Library Board meeting.</p> <h3>Call To Audience</h3> None <h3>Adjourn</h3> The meeting was adjourned at 9:02 PM. Board Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:33:32 +0000 gladdenk 76068 at (Draft) Budget Hearing Minutes — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Kimberly Schulz, at 7:31 PM.</p> <p><strong>Present</strong>: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz</p> <p><strong>Also Present</strong>: E. Davis, K. Gladden</p> <h3>Call to Audience/Public Comment</h3> <p>Trustee J. Fausone noted that items in the 2015 budget for capital outlay expenditures had been well-planned; had received bids; and were part of a long-range capital replacement schedule. Upon his request, Davis briefly discussed the three-year budget process for capital replacements.</p> <h3>Budget Hearing</h3>The Proposed 2015 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion. <h3>2015 Proposed Budget Approval</h3> <p><strong>S. Foster moved and T. Hartnett supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2015 Budget amount of $5,798,770. (See Attachment A)</strong></p> <p><strong>The motion passed unanimously, 14/9-22-1BH</strong></p> <h3>Tax Resolution</h3> <p><strong>S. Foster moved and N. Eggenberger supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.5437 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. (See Attachment B)</strong></p><strong> </strong><p><strong>The motion passed unanimously 14/9-22-2BH</strong></p> <h3>Call to Audience</h3> None <h3>Adjourn</h3> <p>The Budget Hearing was adjourned at 7:36 PM.</p> Board Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:55:43 +0000 gladdenk 76067 at Canton Resident One Stop Open House <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />To help current and new residents integrate into our community, the <a href="">Canton Newcomers &amp; Neighbors Club</a> has created a Canton Resident One Stop Open House on Wednesday, October 15 from 5 to 8 pm at the Canton Public Library.<br /><br /> A lineup of Canton leadership organizations and Canton Township direct service departments will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information. This is your chance to connect to the clerk’s office to start the process of registering to vote and the treasurer’s office to purchase a recycling bin. The police department will provide safety tips and Leisure Services will have information on the free, quality of life aspects of living in our beautiful township.<br /><br /> This free event also includes refreshments and free door prizes. For more information, go to <a href=""></a> or contact Linda Obrec at <a href=""></a> or 734-945-6685. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:34:50 +0000 fawcettl 76034 at Computer Skills Lab for Beginners <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" 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 <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, October 20th</a></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> Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75665 at eMedia Tour: Learn About Free Movies, Music and More from Your Library! <img width="200" height="159" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Movies and music and books, oh my!  Stop in for a tour of our downloadable and streaming library services; from <a href="">Zinio</a>'s digital magazine downloads to <a href="">Hoopla</a>, which offers streaming movies, music and more!  We'll take a tour through our Library's <a href="">eMedia</a> services, taking a close look at options for <strong>streaming and downloading</strong> <strong>movies, TV, music, eBooks and eAudiobooks. </strong>Join Us <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday </a><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"><span class="-a">October 25th</span></a> at 10:30 AM. <em style="line-height:19.52px;">No Registration Required!</em> Adults Seniors Database Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75017 at Canton Seniors Book Group: October 23, 2014 Canton Seniors Book Groups meets <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, October 23</a> from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing JoJo Moyes' ME BEFORE YOU.  Request a copy at the Information Services Desk.<br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:left;" /><a href="">ME BEFORE YOU</a> by JoJo Moyes.  Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, Louisa Clark a very ordinary girl and former Master of the Universe, Will Trevor.  It's a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, 'What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?' . Adults Seniors Fiction Activities Audiobook Books eBooks Chick Lit Realistic Fiction Romance Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group caregivers England man-woman relationships romance self-pity suicide Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 68698 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">Thursday, October 30, from 1:00-4:30 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. <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Registration required</a>. Education Teens Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 76019 at Astute Artistry: Halloween Make-up How-to <img width="134" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Have you ever wanted to look like a zombie?  How about a witch or a princess? What about a beautiful Mexican sugar skull?  Join the highly skilled professionals from <a href="">Astute Artistry Studios</a> as they help you prepare for Halloween and beyond!  On <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, October 25 from 12:30-3:00 PM</a> participants will learn the ins and outs of many different kinds of make up application.  Bring your creativity! This program is designed for patrons aged 10 through adults.  Registration is required and begins on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">September 25</a>. Art Education Tweens Teens Adults Programs Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 75941 at Zombie Scavenger Hunt (at The Block) <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" /><a href=";M=10-2014;jsessionid=10073623BC649731856224E5ACB53B27?lang=eng&amp;suite=def">October 17, 6:30PM to 10:30PM</a>. We're partnering with <a href="">Canton Leisure Services</a>: <a href="">The BLOCK</a> for this special event. Part tag, part scavenger hunt. Tons of scary, zombie fun. Oh...and PIZZA, too!  The BLOCK requires registration (734-398-5570), a $5 fee and a completed emergency contact form (attached) to attend. This will be held outside at The <a href="">BLOCK</a>. For Teens.<br /><br /><em>Photo: Zombie! by </em><a href=""><em>Daniel Hollister (</em></a><em>CC by 2.0)</em><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_0.pdf">BLOCK Emergency Form.pdf</a></td><td>296.84 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 75920 at Food Fighters Club: Zombie Fingers <img width="200" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Join us<a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"> October 29, 7:00-8:00 PM</a> for a special Halloween themed <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Food Fighters</a>, the competitive/recreational club where art and food combine. For Teens. Registration required.<br /><br /><em>Photo: From</em><a href=""><em></em></a> Teens Programs Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 75915 at Teen Animanga Club <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="" style="float:right;" /><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, October 22, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> 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, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 75913 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, <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">October 4</a> between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Board Gaming League of Canton</a> meetin<span style="text-decoration:underline;">g</span>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! Teens Adults Programs Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 75911 at Movie Madness HORROR edition: Locked in a Room <a href=""><img width="200" height="167" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Locked in a Room</a> is a story about three teenagers that are trapped in three separate rooms. They are monitored and watched by a masked man who "takes notes" as to their every move and emotion. They are further tormented by an eerie voice of someone outside of the room and are visited by strange characters that are part of the outfit that have them trapped. Throughout, they try to discern why they are there. As time elapses... the stakes and chances for survival are slim, but the question remains: who is behind this - the end reveals a startling answer.<br />On <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM</a> Plymouth film maker and CEO of <a href="">At Risk Entertainment</a>, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. <a href=""> Locked in a Room</a> has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in <a href="">Germany</a>, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico.  Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&amp;A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer <a href="">here</a> and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! <strong>This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up</strong>. Art Teens Adults Programs Movies & Television Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +0000 welz 75902 at