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

  • 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
  • 2020 Budget Discussion – Expenditures
  • Capital Replacement Schedule and ENGIE Engineering Services Contract
  • New Business
    • 2019-2020 Healthcare Plan Contract Options presentation (Kapnick Insurance)
    • Approve 2019-2020 Healthcare Plan Contract
    • Approve Employee Cost-Sharing Method for Medical Premiums as Outlined by Michigan Public Act 152 (Publicly Funded Health Insurance Act)
    • 2020 Budget Discussion — Revenues
      • Millage rate
      • Property tax collection rate
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

Lightning Robotics, FIRST team #862 Demo

Local award winning Lightning Robotics, operating out of Plymouth Canton Community Schools, functions according to the following values: Student leadership, Teamwork, Resilience, Inspiration, Knowledge, and Engagement and has done so for 20 years! We are thrilled to have the group demo their robots for us this afternoon.
 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, August 7 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room
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Did you miss our Superhero Storytime at the Farmer's Market this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own super 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

2019 62 Days of Summer Final Party

How were the BEST 62 days of YOUR year? Join us in celebrating our fantastic summer on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Check out some of the incredible things we will have going on:

Mr. Nick Davio, singer/songwriter from Chicago
Joshua Wilde, strolling performer
Cruisin' Custom hot dogs
Photo Booth photography by InaBooth
Henna by Emily
Bouncy House by Canton Leisure Services
Carousel Acres' live animals
Sweet treats from Sweetwater Cafe
and much, much more!

Can't wait to see you there!

All snack and goodies available on a first come, first served basis.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, August 17 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Community Room

Ring of Steel

The Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe is a theatrical combat organization providing classes, training, custom fight choreography, fight direction, professional stunt consultation, and many other services to the public at large. Join us in welcoming the troupe as they demo their safe and exciting fighting skills. This program is recommended for patrons aged 6 and up.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, August 15 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room
Kermit Versus Thorndyke Smackdown

 

Hey Kids,

Ever wondered whether a mosquito could take on a great white shark? Me neither. But now that you're thinking about it, how do a mosquito and a great white match up? If you're curious about this and other animal matchups, check out some of the books below. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

This title has lots of different matchups, if you just can't make a choice.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied France during World War II. The operation began on June 6, 1944 and was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, with 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy coast. 

A collection of graphic novels featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and creators: light, dark, funny, sweet, introspective, nostalgic, triggering, romantic, artsy, revolutionary, representative. 

Generations by artist 1988- Flavia Biondi

Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. 

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

On June 4, 1919, the United States Senate passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting American women the right to vote. It was ratified on August 18, 1920 when Tennessee cast the deciding vote. Learn about the historic struggle for women's suffrage from the following resources found in the Library's collection.

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