Blog en-US New OverDrive App Available <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" width="200" height="200" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!  This update features the following changes:<br /><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.22;">The long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to</span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.</span></li> </ul></div><div>First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.  For more information and help visit the OverDrive <a href="">Help</a> page.  <br /></div> eBooks downloable ebooks Overdrive downloadable ebooks Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:40:28 +0000 Blogbrarian 75963 at Hoopla and Internet Explorer 11 We hope you are using your Canton Library card to enjoy streaming music, movies, television and audiobooks through <img width="300" height="238" class="image image-medium selected" style="float:right;width:247px;height:186px;" alt="" src="" /><a href="">Hoopla</a>!  However, we have recently learned that <strong>Hoopla does not fully support Internet Explorer 11</strong>. Hoopla does support earlier versions of this software (8, 9 or 10).  <br /><div>Not sure if you have Internet Explorer 11?  Go to <a href=""></a> and look at the bottom of your screen, if you see a <span style="text-decoration:underline;">bright blue bar</span><span style="line-height:19.52px;">, please consider using an alternative browser, such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for access to Hoopla.  </span></div> Adults Database Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:36 +0000 hathawaym 75961 at Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant <span style="line-height:115%;font-family:Calibri, 'sans-serif';font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:#000000;">Under the management of the Information Services Department Head, and the direct supervision of the Technical Processing Workgroup Supervisor, the Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant is responsible for receiving, cataloging and preparing for circulation all formats of materials to be added to the library’s collection. The Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant assists other Technical Processing staff as necessary. This position is classified as a regular part-time position and is non-exempt from overtime. 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 29 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"> Unpacks shipments of new library materials and reconciles packing slips following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Searches for MARC (machine-readable) bibliographic records for items following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Edits bibliographic records following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Creates original bibliographic records when needed, following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Re-cases and attaches tags and labels on items following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Creates item records following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Prints and affixes spine and other labels and stamps following established procedures. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Consults with the Technical Processing Supervisor for further direction or explanation. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Assists in other areas of Technical Processing as needed. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Refers patron queries and issues beyond the Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant’s scope of authority to the Technical Processing Supervisor, Department Heads, or Director. </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. Contributes 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"> Basic knowledge typically associated with the completion of a high school diploma. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Demonstrated understanding and application of public library practices. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Verbal and written communication skills are at a high level. </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"> Efficient and accurate keyboarding. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ability to adapt to changing circumstances that require new procedures, new schedules, different assignments, etc. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ability to work independently. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Able to prioritize duties according to time requirements. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and common office equipment. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ability to coordinate own work with the work of others. </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"> Additional general education, typically an associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Prior experience in a public library or comparable customer service experience. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Familiarity with MARC records and fielded data. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s Millennium automation system. </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 40 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"> Gale Forster, Technical Processing Supervisor </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"> $9.79 per hour / twenty nine (29) 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 Sunday, September 28, 2014</strong> will be eligible for consideration.</p> Submit application packets to:<br /> Marian Nicholson, Business Services Department Head<br /> Canton Public Library<br /> 1200 S. Canton Center Rd.<br /> Canton, MI 48188<br /><a href=""></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> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:21:17 +0000 nicholsonm 75957 at New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607466.jpg" /></span>Tudor adventures: an arctic voyage of discovery: the hunt for the Northeast Passage</a> by James Evans</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607455.jpg" /></span>The rush: America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853</a> by Edward Dolnick</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607462.jpg" /></span>When Britain burned the White House: the 1814 invasion of Washington</a> by Peter Snow</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607467.jpg" /></span>Infidel kings and unholy warriors: faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad</a> by Brian A. Catlos</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607543.jpg" /></span>Makers of modern Asia</a> by edited by Ramachandra Guha</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610112.jpg" /></span>Empire of mud: the secret history of Washington, DC</a> by J. D. Dickey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615197.jpg" /></span>To the edge of the world: the story of the Trans- Siberian Express, the world's greatest railroad</a> by Christian Wolmar</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610617.jpg" /></span>Gaza: a history</a> by Jean-Pierre Filiu ; translated by John King</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:47:40 +0000 SuzyQ 75949 at Bring Liquid into the Study Room Can we bring closed liquid into quite study room? Business & Facilities Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:13:44 +0000 75939 at Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 20 <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss</a>:<br /><br /><a href="">Someone by Alice McDermott.</a> We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood. <br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" /> Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68321 at For Those Who Liked Eragon <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1547478.jpg" /></span>The false prince</a> by Jennifer A. Nielsen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610059.jpg" /></span>Sabriel</a> by Garth Nix</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1279580.jpg" /></span>The Amulet of Samarkand</a> by Jonathan Stroud</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1349097.jpg" /></span>Dragon keeper</a> by Carole Wilkinson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1044013.jpg" /></span>Dragonflight</a> by Anne McCaffrey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><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=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1432565.jpg" /></span>Dragons of autumn twilight</a> by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1356218.jpg" /></span>The fire within</a> by Chris D'Lacey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1386663.jpg" /></span>His majesty's dragon</a> by Naomi Novik</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1140332.jpg" /></span>The lost years of Merlin</a> by T.A. Barron</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1010675.jpg" /></span>The fellowship of the ring: being the first part of The Lord of the Rings</a> by with a new foreword by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien</p> Teens Fiction Fantasy May We Suggest Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:12:03 +0000 Brad B. 75924 at Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!<br /><br /><a href=""><img alt="" src="" /></a><br /> Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley<br /><br /><a href=""><img alt="" src="" /></a><br />Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014. Pets Programs dogs Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:32:27 +0000 sobczakd 75923 at Ahoy! Let Mango Teach You to Talk Like A Pirate! <img class="image image-medium" style="float:left;width:141px;height:148px;" alt="" src="" height="300" width="271" />Are you prepared for International <strong>Talk Like a Pirate Day</strong> on September 19th? <a href="">Mango Languages</a> can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more,<span style="line-height:1.22;"> you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Check out Mango's course on </span>talking like a Pirate<span style="line-height:1.22;">!<img class="image image-medium selected" style="float:right;width:219px;height:56px;" alt="" src="" height="60" width="258" /></span> Adults Database Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75615 at Library Board Meeting Agenda — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 PM</p> <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Approval of Agenda</li> <li>Approval of Special Meeting Minutes</li> <li>Approval of General Meeting Minutes</li> <li>Communications</li> <li>Report of the Library Director</li> <li>Committee Reports <ul><li>Finance Committee</li> </ul></li><li>Unfinished Business and General Orders <ul><li>None</li> </ul></li><li>New Business <ul><li>Statistic of the Month: <em>Connect Your Summer</em> review (presented by L. Fawcett &amp; N. Welz)</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Reliable Landscaping (snow removal)</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Library Automation</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Library Design Associates (for carpet; bathroom &amp; lobby renovation; furniture)</li> <li>Proposed 2015 Schedule of Board Meetings &amp; Library Closures</li> <li>Proposed Patron Code of Conduct Policy revision (1st reading)</li> <li>Proposed Circulation Policy revision (lst reading)</li> <li>Recognition</li> </ul></li><li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Adjourn</li> </ul> Board Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:13:57 +0000 gladdenk 75890 at Library Board 2015 Budget Hearing — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 PM</p> <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to the Audience</li> <li>Approval of 2015 Budget as Presented</li> <li>Approval of Resolution Certifying a Rate of Tax Levy in the Amount of 1.5437 mills for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015</li> <li>Adjournment of Budget Hearing </li> </ul> Board Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:45 +0000 gladdenk 75889 at New Documentaries on the Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1612931.jpg" /></span>Boredom [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610995.jpg" /></span>Racing dreams [videodisc]: coming of age in a fast world</a> by produced by Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry ; written and directed by Marshall Curry</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610606.jpg" /></span>21 great wonders of the world [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610076.jpg" /></span>GMO OMG [videodisc]</a> by a Compeller Pictures production ; in association with Heartworn Pictures ; presented by Nature's Path ; produced by Joshua A. Kunau ; written and directed by Jeremy Seifert</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602668.jpg" /></span>Freedom summer [videodisc]</a> by Corporation for Public Broadcasting</p> Adults Seniors Non-fiction Movies & Television Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:47:16 +0000 SuzyQ 75888 at Volunteer Tutors Needed Just two hours a week is all the time you need to help other adults learn to read, write or speak English. The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is in need of tutor volunteers and has New Tutor Training and Orientation classes starting in October. Literacy volunteers receive comprehensive training before tutoring in a setting of their choice. Some tutors work one-on-one with a student, while others prefer to volunteer in a small conversation group or as a teacher’s assistant in an adult classroom. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact the <a href="">Community Literacy Council</a> at 734-589-0011. Media/Marketing Volunteer Opportunity Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:13:16 +0000 goldenl 75883 at Next Session of Gale Courses Begins September 17 The free <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" height="70" width="164" style="float:right;" /><a href="">Gale Courses</a> that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on September 17. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the <a href="">vast array of instructor-led courses</a> soon. Adults Database Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75798 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605650.jpg" /></span>Neil Armstrong: a life of flight</a> by Jay Barbree</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609898.jpg" /></span>Maeve Binchy: the biography</a> by Piers Dudgeon</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609897.jpg" /></span>The life and career of David Beckham: football legend, cultural icon</a> by Tracey Savell Reavis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613519.jpg" /></span>Fierce patriot: the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman</a> by Robert L. O'Connell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609896.jpg" /></span>Joni Mitchell: in her own words</a> by conversations with Malka Marom</p> Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:46:40 +0000 SuzyQ 75865 at