Virtual Town Hall flier

Residents of Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Livonia are invited to attend a Virtual Town Hall event on Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 - 8:00PM. This event will be co-hosted by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, and Wayne County Commissioners Terry Marecki and Melissa Daub to address how the Prosecutor's Office is responding to COVID-19, increased instances of domestic violence during the Stay-at-Home Order, reducing the jail population, the Prosecutor's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, and more.

To join the Virtual Town Hall on May 14, go to https://zoom.us/j/5485243984, or call 1-646-876-9923 and enter the following code: 5485243984#

For questions about the event, or to submit a question to be asked during the event, please email district10@waynecounty.com.

May 1, 1960.  An American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Central Russia. Powers was tried, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released in exchange for an imprisoned Soviet spy.

May 2, 2011.  Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces during a raid on his secret compound in Pakistan.

May 4, 1886.  The Haymarket Square Riot occurred in Chicago after 180 police officers advanced on 1,300 persons gathered in the square listening to speeches of labor activists and anarchists. An incendiary device  thrown by an unknown person caused police to open fire and led to the death of several people, including eight policemen.

Governor Whitmer's executive order calling for the closure of all libraries in the state has been extended through May 28. We remain closed, pending any changes to the order or the guidelines from Canton Township Emergency Management. Here's our latest update.

Materials
  • We extended the due dates on all materials checked out to July 1. While MeL items still appear on your account, please be assured that all fines that have accrued during our closure will be waived. MeL requests are suspended. 
  • We've suspended the ability to place holds. If you have an item on hold, your place in the queue is frozen, and if you have a hold item ready for pick up, it will be there for you when we reopen. You will not be charged for failure to pick up your hold.
  • The book drop is open but there's no need to return items.
Library Cards
  • Library cards set to expire in May and June have been renewed through September.
  • If your card has expired, you can request that it be renewed.
  • Need a library card? Apply online. Please allow three to five days for processing.
Other Information
  • Our Wi-Fi is on a timer and is set for normal library hours. It reaches the parking lot and grounds nearest the building.
  • We can't accept donations at this time. Secondhand Prose is not open, and our Friends of the Library volunteers have run out of places to store donated items. 

 

Our librarians have created a one-stop source for information relating to COVID-19, including local resources, small business help and more on our website. It is updated frequently.

We are planning for the time when we can reopen the building, and anticipate the need to follow public health guidelines for building occupancy limits and providing services. Our staff is preparing by gathering extra sanitizing supplies, planning for social distancing, and bringing other services back gradually as we work to keep our staff and our community safe and healthy. Please see our director's update for more information.

Although the doors are closed, we've added to our online resources and allowed for more checkouts on each library card. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and check our webpage for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, use the Contact Us form on our website. We appreciate your patience and support during this closure. 

Person holding the hand of a woman. Each have bracelets around their wrists.

Hoopla has many crafting ebooks for all ages. Here are a few about friendship bracelets. 

 

Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash

 

Kids and Teens:

  • Friendship Bracelets 101: Easy-To-Follow instructions using  embroidery floss for kids and teens.
  • Spectacular Friendship Bracelets: learn to make 35 colorful and classic designs ranging from simple to complicated. These friendship bracelets are chic and simple accessories for you and your best friend to wear on any occasion. 

  • Ultimate Friendship Bracelets Kit: Friendship bracelets never go out of style. And with this fun friendship bracelet eBook, they're easier and more fun than ever! 

 

Adults:

  • Friendship Bracelets All Grown Up: Transform ordinary friendship bracelets from middle school memories to chic contemporary pieces you'll be proud to wear. 
  • Charm Love Friendship Bracelets: A new take on the classic friendship bracelet with 35 fresh, fashionable, and modern designs! 
  • 100 Beautiful Bracelets: Handmade bracelets don't have to look homemade. With designs for 100 different bracelets, this book offers a style for every taste and skill level. 

If you're filing for unemployment for the first time, it can be stressful and confusing. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has received an unprecedented amount of filers in the last several weeks do to the Covid-19 crisis, but offers some helpful information to help you get started. To learn who is eligible to file, check here.

How do I File a Claim?

You have two options to file a claim - by phone or online. To file by phone call 1-866-500-0017 and choose Option 1 ("to inquire about and file a claim" ). The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The agency also has a call-back feature if you are on hold so that you don't have to remain on the line.

To file online go to www.michigan.gov/uia and use the MiWAM (Michigan Web Account Manager) portal. Filing online should result in faster service, but although the website is open 24 hours a day, it is recommended to use it during off hours (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) as the site has been operating slowly during peak hours.

What do I Need to File?

  • Social Security number
  • Your address, phone number, and date of birth
  • Employment information for the past 18 months (including your employer's name and address; your first and last day worked; and your gross earnings)
  • Driver's license or State ID 
  • If applicable, your Alien Registration Card and the expiration date of your work authorization 

How do I Get Paid?

You have two options for payment: direct deposit or debit card, but you must certify your eligibility every two weeks. To make that report you can:

  • Go online (the preferred method) to access your MiWAM account which is accessible  seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 
  • Call MARVIN (Michigan Automated Response Voice Interactive Network) at 1-866-638-3993 Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More questions?

You can find more tools and resources at www.michigan/gov/uia, including video tutorials, a fact sheet, and a MiWAM toolkit with step-by-step instructions for creating an account. Additional information can also be found in the links provided here:

Thorndyke the Bear as Winnie the Pooh

 

Hey Kids,

This year Children's Book Week is from May 4 to May 10, 2020. It's a week dedicated to one of my favorite things. Every day I sit by the window surrounded by shelves of these amazing treasures. These books hold so many amazing, fantastic, touching, beautiful, funny, and inspiring stories and it is such a pleasure to see them go home with all of you.

I won't be able to see you this week, but you can still check out children's ebooks so that you can celebrate all your favorite titles. Every Child a Reader also provides printable resources to help you join the fun:

I hope you enjoy these activities. You could even come up with your own way to commemorate Children's Book Week at home. If you want to share your celebration, use #BookWeek2020 and #BookWeek2020atHome to join the festivities on social media. I miss you.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

 

 

Leia and R2 recreation

Happy Star Wars Day! Every year on May the 4th we celebrate a galaxy far, far away and our love of all things Star Wars. This year, Deb was inspired by the art recreation challenge to imitate a classic scene from Star Wars. 
There is also a 24-hour livestream of free content on Twitch all day on May the 4th, 2020. 

The Library may be closed, but you can still enjoy Star Wars on Hoopla. Here are our top 5 Star Wars items in Hoopla:

  • Star Wars comic series (2015) (comics) - The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far - the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet!
  • Star Wars Trilogy soundtrack by John Williams (music) - Each time the screen goes black and you see those words- "A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away"...the music blasts through you and you're a kid again. Few things bring back the memory of the first time you saw that screen crawl like John William's classic score. 
  • Star Wars Rebels series (ebooks) - Meet the Rebels crew! Your favorite Star Wars Rebels heroes are ready to fight the evil Empire! Ranging from early readers to chapter books, these stories bring Star Wars cannon to younger readers.
  • Why We Love Star Wars by Ken Napzok (ebook and audiobook) - Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the space wizards that stood between them has exploded into a franchise that continues to grow in stature, importance, and myth through discussions, debates, and daydreams.
  • Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (video) -Like none before them, Star Wars toys were a phenomenon that swept the nation, permanently transforming both the toy and movie industries, and creating a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over pop-culture. This documentary looks at the toys' history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.
Eva Davis, Library Director

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives. At the Canton Public Library, we have been working throughout our closure to extend our online services and maintain our connections to you. The leadership team is already preparing to serve our community in new ways once we are allowed to reopen. We are working together to keep you, our coworkers, and our community safe and healthy. This will mean changes to how we provide library services and building access as we move through the transition from being fully closed to being fully open, as well as every phase in-between.

Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our staff and community and to that end, we are working on securing adequate supplies of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, disinfecting wipes, gloves, and other protective equipment. While we placed supply orders weeks ago, these are, rightfully, on backorder while shipments are prioritized for medical and public health professionals. Even when the Governor's Executive Order is lifted and the library is allowed to reopen, we will not consider it until we have adequate protective supplies on-hand.

Despite our closure, we are getting the library ready for the various phases of our reopening plans. While the library is professionally cleaned nightly, between March 14 and March 22, we had additional deep cleaning and sanitization throughout the building. We are quarantining all returned materials for 24 hours before shelving them. We are working closely with the Canton Township Emergency Management Team as well as our colleagues at other libraries, as things continue to change. Advice from the Library of Michigan and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is also being followed.

We are planning a tightly-controlled, phased opening, and will move to ease those restrictions as indicated by staffing levels, the availability of protective equipment and supplies, our capacity to manage each phase safely and successfully, and any local/state/federal restrictions on physical distancing, sanitization, and maximum building occupancy ratios. We will communicate those plans to you as each phase unfolds.

I am sure that you have many questions, and I hope that this has answered at least some of them. Please continue to Contact Us with your questions, feedback, and concerns. The bottom line for us is that we will continue to connect our community, now and in the future, with the same integrity, innovation, and leadership you expect from us.

We cannot wait to see you all again. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands.

Eva Davis, Director

Governor Whitmer's executive order calling for the closure of all libraries in the state has been extended through May 15. We remain closed, pending any changes to the order or the guidelines from Canton Township Emergency Management. Here's our latest update.

Materials

  • We extended the due dates on all materials checked out to May 30, including MeL items. While MeL items may still appear on your patron account, please be assured that all fines that have accrued during our closure will be waived. MeL requests are suspended. 
  • We've suspended the ability to place holds. If you have an item on hold, your place in the queue is frozen, and if you have a hold item ready for pick up, it will be there for you when we reopen. You will not be charged for failure to pick up your hold.
  • The book drop is open but there's no need to return items.

 

Library Cards

Standard cards set to expire in March, April, May and June have been renewed through June 30.
If your card has expired, you can request that it be renewed. We will renew for your card for three months.
You can apply online for a card; allow three to five days for processing.

Other Information

  • Our Wi-Fi is on a timer and is set for normal library hours. It reaches the parking lot and grounds nearest the building.
  • We can't accept donations at this time. Secondhand Prose is not open, and our Friends of the Library volunteers have run out of places to store donated items. 

Our librarians have created a one-stop source for information relating to COVID-19, including local resources, small business help and more on our website. It is updated with new information often.

We are planning for the time when we can reopen the building, and anticipate the need to follow public health guidelines for building occupancy limits and providing services. Our staff is preparing by gathering extra sanitizing supplies, planning for social distancing, and bringing other services back gradually as we work to keep our staff and our community safe and healthy. Please see our director's update for more information.

Although the doors are closed, our online resources are still available. We hope you explore them and discover something new. We appreciate your patience and support during this closure. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and check our webpage for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, use the Contact Us form on our website.

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