Library Board Meeting

CPL is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees of community members elected quadrennially on a nonpartisan ballot. The Board meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. You are invited to attend.

See the Board blog for the latest agendas, minutes, and other news. The Board Archive lists all records available online. Minutes for previous years are available in hard copy format on request.

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, February 18 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Offsite
Thursday, February 20 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, March 19 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, April 16 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, May 21 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, June 25 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, July 16 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, August 20 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, September 17 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, October 15 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, November 19 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, December 17 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Bats sometimes get a bad rap, but these fuzzy creatures have a lot of positive things to offer! Most bats don't drink blood, and many bats love to eat fruit. Insect-eating bats eat their own body weight in insects every night! They naturally pollinate hundreds of plants around the world, spread seeds which allow plants to grow, and eat bugs at farms so that farmers don't have to use as many pesticides.

However, bats have had a difficult time lately, and many North American bat colonies have been devastated by white-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a white fungus on affected bats' wings and noses. 

You can learn more about bats and white-nose syndrome by checking out the resources below.

Additionally, you can visit the Organization for Bat Conservation to learn how to #savethebats, and you can even visit the Bat Zone at their new, expanded home to see live bats, sloths, flying squirrels, and more!

[Photo of a local big brown bat courtesy of the Organization for Bat Conservation]

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