havensr's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/havensr en-US 30 Things I Remember http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/30-things-i-remember <a href="/today-at-cpl"><img style="float:right;" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/30anniv.preview.png" />Canton Public Library is celebrating</a> our 30<sup>th</sup> Anniversary, and to mark the occasion we're making lists of 30 things. Today, Adult Services Department Head Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin recounts 30 things she remembers from throughout the library's history:<ol><li>We started out on the <a href="/canton-history/slide001">3rd floor of Township Hall</a></li> <li>The card catalog was <a href="/canton-history/img314">a piece of furniture</a></li> <li>To call someone in from lunch to help at the reference desk we rang a bell from the 3rd floor window</li> <li>We had a huge fly problem when we were in the old building and we were intimately acquainted with the "death dance" flies do</li> <li>All reference questions were answered from <a href="/canton-history/photo253">one reference desk</a></li> <li>Monday mornings the entire staff filed cards into the catalog</li> <li>On opening day, our staff numbered 9 people</li> <li>A large part of our opening day collection was discarded from the Wayne County General Hospital collection</li> <li>The night before we opened we worried that no one would come</li> <li>At the end of our first open day, there wasn't even 1 picture book left on the shelf</li> <li>The book drop was a long 3 floors down when the elevator wasn't working &amp; books were hauled up the stairs in canvas bags</li> <li><a href="/canton-history/img-8705"><img src="/sites/default/files/imagecache/Preview/IMG_8705.JPG" alt="" style="float:right;" />Name badges looked like this</a></li> <li style="font-family:inherit;"><a href="/canton-history/rhc004">A president visited the library</a></li> <li><a href="/canton-history/rhc001">It was big news</a> when in 1990 we stopped charging rental fees for videos, compact discs, and new books</li> <li>In the late 80s there was a <a href="/canton-history/rhc003">shortage of public librarians</a> that really threatened our ability to offer the best customer service possible</li> <li>The library <a href="/canton-history/rhc002">once had an assistant director</a> [it was me!]</li> <li><a href="/canton-history/rhc007">My confirming letter</a></li> <li>The library has always been known for its strong customer service and was the <a href="/sites/default/files/customerservice.pdf">front page feature of the July 1990</a> "Customer Service Report"</li> <li><a href="/canton-history/photo222">Books received a due date stamp</a> rather than a printed receipt</li> <li>Reference questions were answered from reference books rather than from the internet</li> <li>We maintained a Fugitive Fact file of reference questions which I believe morphed into what is now <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Fugitive+Fact%22">Google</a></li> <li>Old newspapers were <a href="/canton-history/photo293">viewed on microfilm</a> rather than as <a href="http://archive.cantonpl.org/co/">digitized images on the web</a></li> <li>The library once had a LAN instead of <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/19980512055322/metronet.lib.mi.us/CANT/articles.html">internet databases</a></li> <li>Books were checked out with paper forms rather than on a PC</li> <li>Many of the <a href="/today-at-cpl/today-cpl-%E2%80%94-october-14-2010">best-selling authors of 30 years ago</a> are still best-selling authors today</li> <li><a href="/sites/default/files/images/joanneubacher.png"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/joanneubacher.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" /></a>Email didn't exist and we mostly ran around desk-to-desk when we needed to communicate with colleagues</li> <li>Phone messages were delivered on pink memo slips rather than via voicemail</li> <li>Students prepared reports using our typewriters rather than computers</li> <li>Students used the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readers%27_Guide_to_Periodical_Literature">Readers' Guide To Periodical Literature</a> to search for magazine articles</li> <li>Our library logo was once a tree</li> </ol><table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/customerservice.pdf">customerservice.pdf</a></td><td>6.58 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/30-things-i-remember#comments History CPL 30th anniversary Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:18:56 +0000 havensr 22258 at http://www.cantonpl.org Get Your 2010 Scrap On! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/art/get-your-scrap <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/nsd-logo-header-old.gif" style="float:left;" />Saturday May 1st is National Scrapbook Day! This special day was first created by the <a href="http://www.wescrap.com/">National Scrapbooking Association</a> as a way to celebrate and promote the art and craft of Scrapbooking. Join me and the thousands of people who will be celebrating and participating in National Scrapbooking Day Events all around the world. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/art/get-your-scrap#comments Art Adults Websites National Scrapbook Day Crafting Scrapbooking Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:13:57 +0000 havensr 17448 at http://www.cantonpl.org Let Your Creativity Take Wing! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/mega-meet <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/megamt02_0.jpg" style="float:left;" />Don't miss the single biggest annual scrapbooking event in the state! The Rock Financial Center in Novi will once again be the place to let your creativity take wing. Registration is now open for this event which takes place May 6-8, 2010. This popular destination features shopping, cropping &amp; great opportunities to learn from industry experts. For more information visit the <a href="http://megameet.com/">MegaMeet website</a>.  Can't make it to the meet?   Draw inspiration from one of the many great books on this craft in our CPL <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dScrapbooking/dscrapbooking/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=dscrapbooks&amp;1%2C126%2C">collection<br /></a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/mega-meet#comments Arts and Crafts Adults mega meet Scrapbooking Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:38:51 +0000 havensr 14396 at http://www.cantonpl.org Get Your Scrap On! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/get-your-scrap <p><img class="image image-preview" title="NSA logo" height="100" alt="NSA logo" src="/sites/default/files/images/nsd-logo-header-old.gif" width="78" />Saturday May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day! This special day was first created by the <a href="http://www.wescrap.com/">National Scrapbooking Association </a>as a way to celebrate and promote the art and craft of Scrapbooking.  Join me and the thousands of people who will be celebrating and participating in National Scrapbooking Day Events all around the world.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/get-your-scrap#comments Arts and Crafts Adults Websites NSBD Scrapbooking Fri, 01 May 2009 14:00:31 +0000 havensr 12090 at http://www.cantonpl.org Scrapbook MegaMeet http://www.cantonpl.org/node/9099 <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/megamt02.jpg" style="float:left;" />Don't miss the annual scrapbook convention at the Rock Financial Center May 7-9. This popular event features classes and many exhibits. For more information see the <a href="http://megameet.com">MegaMeet </a>website. Arts and Crafts Adults MegaMeet Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:48:47 +0000 havensr 9099 at http://www.cantonpl.org Too Busy Too Scrap? http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/too-busy-too-scrap <img class="image image-preview" style="float:left;border-right:#000000 1px solid;border-top:#000000 1px solid;border-left:#000000 1px solid;border-bottom:#000000 1px solid;" height="100" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/busy%20scrapper_0.jpg" width="100" />If you're like me you love to scrapbook but just don't seem to find time to fit it into your busy schedule.  Scrapbooking doesn't have to  take a lot of time. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1459854~S10">The Busy Scrapper</a>, gives readers valuable time-saving techniques: buying only what you need; organizing to keep supplies and photos handy; using time-saving tools; scrapping with page kits; changing your favorite layout designs and much more!  Plus The Busy Scrapper has tons of inspiring layouts from other busy scrappers. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/too-busy-too-scrap#comments Arts and Crafts Adults Non-fiction Papercrafts Scrapbooking Fri, 06 Mar 2009 21:15:56 +0000 havensr 10882 at http://www.cantonpl.org Everyone's Reading http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/everyones-reading <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1181338"><img class="image image-preview" style="float:left;margin:8px;" height="100" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Diane%20Rehm.jpg" width="67" /></a>Have you joined your neighbors in our <a href="http://www.everyonesreading.info/">Everyone’s Reading</a>, community wide reading program sponsored by public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties?  Similar to other One Book, One Community programs across the country, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. Additional programming, related to issues and topics in the selected book, is offered throughout the community to enhance the reading experience.   <br /><br /><p><em>The 2009 </em>Everyone’s Reading title<em> is <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1181338">Finding My Voice</a>, </em>a memoir, by Diane Rehm, best known for her award-winning radio program on which she has interviewed many of the great public figures of the past 25 years. Ms. Rehm’s skill as an interviewer is legendary, while at the same time, her life stands as a classic American success story. In <em>Finding My Voice</em>, Rehm focuses on her personal story, particularly her experiences with spasmodic dysphonia, rather than on her place in journalistic history. Rehm uses the memoir format to examine truths about her life and help readers reflect on their own human experience.<br /><br />Stop by the Reference desk and pick up a copy of the Reader's Guide, Program Brochure or a cool Everyone's Reading magnet.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/everyones-reading#comments Adults Books Community Reading Programs Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:58:22 +0000 havensr 10598 at http://www.cantonpl.org Create Handcrafted Cards http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/create-handcrafted-cards <img class="image image-preview" style="float:left;border-right:#000000 2px solid;border-top:#000000 2px solid;margin:7px;border-left:#000000 2px solid;width:169px;border-bottom:#000000 2px solid;height:133px;" height="150" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/card%20class.preview.jpg" width="200" />Looking for a fun way to spend a winter evening?  Why not join me on Thursday February 5th &amp; learn to make handmade greeting cards.   I will provide the materials and basic instruction for you to create several simple card designs.  This program starts promptly at 7 PM.  <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1000977&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Registration</a> is limited call today to reserve your spot. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/create-handcrafted-cards#comments Arts and Crafts Adults Programs Cardmaking Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:24:49 +0000 havensr 10363 at http://www.cantonpl.org Oh Scrap! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/oh-scrap <img class="image image-preview" style="float:left;margin:7px;" height="100" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/blog%20photos_0.jpg" width="77" />Are you ready to do something with all of those photos that you took over the holidays?  Whether you are a seasoned scrapbooker or brand new to scrapbooking, you've got to check out <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dscrapbooking/dscrapbooking/1%2C11%2C11%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=dscrapbooking&amp;10%2C10%2C/indexsort=r">Scrap Simple</a> by Hillary Heidelberg.  I love the clean lines of the designs she's included but her book also contains tons of ideas for using all of those fun scrapping embellishments that you just can't resist buying! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/arts-and-crafts/oh-scrap#comments Arts and Crafts Adults Photos Scrapbooking Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:48:06 +0000 havensr 10283 at http://www.cantonpl.org Scrapbooking http://www.cantonpl.org/specialc/scrapbks.html <p>Are boxes and boxes of old photographs cramping your style? Wouldn't you like to organize, display and preserve these precious memories? Well, scrapbooking might just be the solution you are looking for. Our librarians have compiled a list of fun and informative resources to help you get started! <em></em></p> <h4>Books</h4> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1198141">Art of the Scrapbook: A Guide to Handbinding and Decorating Memory Books, Albums, and Art Journals</a> by Diane Maurer-Mathison: Covering binding, paper decorating, lettering and layout techniques from simple to innovative, this book offers something for crafters at all skill levels. Professional paper and book artists share their work and techniques giving readers the inspiration for creating their own innovative designs.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1186747">Better Scrapbooking</a> by Vanessa-Ann: This book highlights more involved techniques such as decoupage, gold-leafing and watercoloring. Each technique includes both primary designs for decorating an entire page and secondary patterns (including many borders) that quickly jazz up any layout.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1184322">Classic Scrapbooking</a> by Vera Rosenbluth and Susan McDiarmid: Here you will find a full range of scrapbooking projects including peekaboo cover scrapbooks, stitched-back scrapbooks and accordion style scrapbooks. Also included are tips on photo preservation and advice on taking more effective pictures and exciting ways of mounting photos in a scrapbook.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1178329">Country Living Handmade Scrapbooks: Creating Scrapbooks, Albums, Journals, and Memory Boxes</a>: Thirty color photos reveal finished projects as well as how to scan and restore old photographs, compile personal scrapbooks, and create intriguing kits and collages with unusual mementos.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1169500">Cynthia Hart's Scrapbook Workshop</a> by Cynthia Hart: A step-by-step guide to preserving memories in beautiful, heirloom-quality albums. Included are inventive ways to incorporate writing and drawing; the use of acid-free papers and other archival materials; planning and laying out a memory book; plus setting up a work space.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=1361359">Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking: The Most Complete Guide to Scrapbooking Ever Published</a>: Beginners and more experienced scrapbookers alike will find helpful insights and daily inspiration on tools, techniques and layouts in this hefty reference volume.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1176823">Making Memory Books By Hand 22 Projects to Make, Keep, and Share</a> by Kristuna Feliciano: This book offers a dozen keepsake projects to hand craft, each one complete with illustrations and step-by-step instructions. Learn how to make photo memory albums, birthday books, wedding albums, journals, portfolios, home design booklets and more.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1174061">Making Scrapbooks: Complete Guide to Preserving Your Treasured Memories</a> by Vanessa-Ann: Projects for jazzing up your memories with pop-ups, fancy cutouts, textural adornments, and theme-appropriate artwork and memorabilia.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1171216">Memory Albums by Design</a> by Sheena Cable: Basic techniques for creating memory albums, from taking photos to care and restoration, cropping and mounting, choosing and personalizing albums, plus decorating.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1185436">Moments to Remember: The Art of Creating Scrapbook Memories</a> by Jo Packham: This book provides archival scrapbooking techniques as well as valuable information on researching and recording family histories.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=1353665">More Quick and Easy Scrapbook Pages: 200 All New Timesaving Layouts You Can Create In One Hour or Less</a>: Timesaving secrets for creating gorgeous, innovative pages that never compromise quality for quantity. A wide variety of unique, ready-to-create page designs, sure to inspire any scrapbooker.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1178337">Scrapbook Storytelling: Save Family Stories and Memories With Photos, Journaling and Your Own Creativity</a> by Joanna Campbell Slan: Dozens of great ideas for documenting family stories and events with scrapbooking. This book is ideal for family historians and proud parents.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1186716">Scrapbooking for the First Time</a> by Rebecca Carter: The user-friendly question-and-answer format teaches the basics: choosing and using equipment like decorative edge scissors, mounting a photograph, adding paper frames, matting, die-cutting, incorporating decorative and natural papers, working with templates and rub-ons, and more.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/tScrapbooking%2Bwith%2Bmemory%2Bmakers">Scrapbooking with Memory Makers</a> by Michele Gerbrandt and Kerry Arquette: This complete how-to guide and kit shows how births, weddings, vacations, and everyday life can be preserved in albums as original as the experiences themselves. The book includes more than 100 full-color photos of scrapbooking pages created by scrapbookers all across the country, plus 20 how-to photos illustrating detailed directions for selecting a theme, organizing material, choosing and cropping photos, and arranging items attractively on the page</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1166053">The Simple Art of Scrapbooking: Tips, Techniques and 30 Special Album Ideas for Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime</a>: This comprehensive source book, produced by the experts at the Scrapbook Guild, takes you step by step through the process of assembling a homemade work of art.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1195621">Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make In a Weekend</a> by Stacy Julian: This book provides ideas and projects that can help scrapbookers get started.</p><em></em> <h4>Magazines</h4> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=1222779">Memory Makers</a>: This is the premier publication for scrapbooking enthusiasts. Published six times per year, this magazine features the ideas and stories of readers around the world. The online version also provides tips and ideas for preserving memories.</p> <p><a href="http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/">Creating Keepsakes</a>: Each issue is packed with more than150 scrapbook-page ideas plus favorite tips and tricks, including creative lettering alphabets, preservation techniques, journaling tips and computer tricks. The <a href="http://www.memorymakersmagazine.com/">online version</a> also offers a wealth of scrapbooking information.</p><em></em> <h4>Websites</h4> <p>There are literally thousands of scrapbooking sites on the World Wide Web. Here are a few that caught our attention.</p> <p><a href="http://allaboutscrapbooking.com/">All About Scrapbooking.com</a>: A website devoted to teaching scrapbooking techniques. Information is provided in an easy to follow step by step format. Great site for the beginner.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:36:34 +0000 havensr 1305 at http://www.cantonpl.org