80's Throwback Craft Night

Patrons aged 18 and older are invited to join us for a night of crafts from the 1980s. We will have three different make and take activities, music, and snacks to get you nostalgic for the decade where big hair ruled. Registration is required. 

Program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Latecomers cannot be accommodated. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Looking for games to play with a friend? Want to start a weekly competition with your family? Check out one of the following family friendly multiplayer games today.

The Chairperson, Amy Watts, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE  (L. Golden, A. Iqbal, D. McHugh, L. McHugh, M. Nicholson, R. Noble, J. Parij, N. Szczepanski) – None      

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.


The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


We are 58% through the year; Insurance is still trending high, due to premiums having to be paid in the first quarter.  This will fall in line as the year progresses.

Canton Township has sued Wayne County to remove from the tax rolls delinquencies which they deem uncollectable. As the library is an affected taxing authority, we were sent a copy of the lawsuit. As our portion is only $4500, the lawyer recommended that we not make an objection to Canton Township’s filing.

A new online tutoring service, Brainfuse, was launched this month on the library website.

The library’s ongoing plumbing problem has been identified as a failing pipe. The floor in the copier alcove in the staff area will have to be sawcut so that plumbers can replace the pipe, fill in with aggregate and re-concrete the floor. Work on this project will begin on Friday, August 23rd.

The staff picnic is Tuesday, August 20th; the Friends’ Education Award scholarships will be announced at noon. Board members who have not yet RSVPed to Kathie Gladden should do so before August 16th.

There is money in the budget for board members to attend the Michigan Library Association (MLA) annual conference in Novi in mid-October.   Trustees may attend one, two or all three days of the conference.

The tentative ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Story Trail is Wednesday, September 11th at 5:00 PM.

Cobalt Community Research – the firm who did the most recent SEMCOG survey – was selected at the August 13 Canton Township Board of Trustees meeting to perform the joint township/library community survey. Director Eva Davis and Community Relations Department Head Laurie Golden will meet with representatives from Cobalt and Canton Leisure Services in the next few weeks.

  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Trustee Michelle Farell remarked that her experience of the MLA annual conference was that it offered even more sessions pertinent to trustee issues than other workshops the board members had attended.
    • August 2019 Budget Amendment — Co-Chair Nancy Eggenberger moved and M. Farell supported a motion to amend the 2019 Capital Outlay budget and 2019 Use of Fund Balance to include a boiler system replacement by ENGIE Services.

       The motion passed unanimously, 19/8-15-1

  • (Draft) 2020 Budget & 2021-2022 Projections (2nd look) — The board voiced no objections to the minor changes made to the initial budget.

2020 Schedule of Board Meetings & Library Closures — M. Farell will be unable to attend the June 25th meeting. The board members will bring their personal calendars to the September General Meeting and will vote on the calendar at that time.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:51 PM.  

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Convenience store woman [kit] by 1979- Sayaka Murata

The English-language debut of one of Japan's most talented contemporary writers, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of "Smile Mart," she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction--many are laid out line by line in the store's manual--and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a "normal" person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It's almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action... A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 3 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

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The Large Print collection at CPL continues to grow in its variety. The new titles below--and others not listed!--reflect our patrons' diverse interests. Mysteries, thrillers, inspirational fiction, romance, non-fiction, and biographies: there is something for everyone.

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In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. One man is all three. Two days ago, that man was crossed--badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn't enough. Harvath wants revenge. In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence and a revelation that will take your breath away.

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of ETNA by John (TRN) Mario/ Brownjohn Giordano
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When prosecco-loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamt her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor-bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman. Now, she's finally ready for some peace and quiet--interrupted by romantic encounters with handsome Chief Inspector Montana, of course--when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend's dog is poisoned, tell-tale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing their muscle. Poldi knows there will be no resolution without her help. She soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice. But once wine and murder mix, how could she possibly stay away? A sexy and thrilling follow up to Giordano's debut novel, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, hailed by Adriana Trigiani as 'an explosion of color and a celebration of the palatte of Italian life and the Silian experience in its specificity, warm and drama.

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