As part of the 9th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week, our staff created a self-guided art tour in the form of a map. Pick one up at the Main Desk if you're interested. Discover our sculptures, quilts, paper mache works, bronze statues, vintage posters and more. You can also view a video or see most of the art with a 'walk' through via Google.

Enjoy kids books about science, germs, and the human body? Try one of these:

Inside your germs by 1979- Karin Halvorson

Looking for a new fantasy series to try? Already read popular series like Red Queen, Throne of Glass, and Shadow and Bone? You may have missed some of the fantastic fantasy titles below!

Daughter of the pirate king by Tricia Levenseller
East by Edith Pattou

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

The light years : a memoir by 1956- Chris Rush

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Below is a collection of graphic novels and illustrated works that paint our thoughts and emotions beyond words, offer art as therapy, and help inform us in new ways. 

butterfly

Citizen science projects help scientists with research about our environment. Labs provide instructional tools for the public and a way for people to submit their data and observations. Projects can be quick, like watching 10-second videos of birds and reporting what you saw in a survey. Other projects involve self-guided training to learn how to identify species or life stages of birds, butterflies or other wildlife. There are also great citizen science project for kids!

The above quotation is attributed to Benjamin Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention. Franklin gave this response to a query as he was leaving Independence Hall on the final day of deliberations. According to Maryland delegate James McHenry,  "A lady asked Dr. Franklin, Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy." From the Latin "res publica," a republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a “public matter”, not the private concern or property of the rulers, in which public offices are consequently appointed or elected rather than privately accommodated (i.e., through inheritance or divine mandate).

Recently The Washington Post added a new phrase to it's online masthead:  "Democracy Dies in Darkness." Indeed, a free and independent press is an essential part of a democratic society. 

 

Did you miss our What's Different? What's the Same? Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Dino duckling by Alison Murray
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • Audit Services Contract
    • 2020 Budget Discussion – Expenditures
      • Capital Replacement Schedule and ENGIE Engineering Services Contract
  • New Business
    • 2020 Budget Discussion
      • Revenues
        • Millage rate
        • Property tax collection rate
    • Expenditures
      • Salaries
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

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