November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

- information from National Congress of American Indians

 

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

Celebrate Veterans Day and read one of the books linked below to celebrate and honor our veterans. 

-Information on Veterans Day was gathered at History.com 
 

The Frank show by David Mackintosh

•       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

            •  Update on Phased Reopening

•        New Business

            •  The Role of a Library Trustee (Anne Seurynck of Foster, Swift)

            •  Approve Revised Pandemic Reopening Policy

            •  2021 Board Officers

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn

Please note that the November Meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, November 19. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at davise@cantonpl.org

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May We Suggest

Looking for something to read? We now have three services to meet your needs: May We Suggest Classic, May We Suggest Express and May We Suggest - Kids

  • May We Suggest Classic – Tell us what you like to read and a Canton Public Library librarian will respond with a curated reading list within 4 days.
  • May We Suggest Express – Get your curated reading list within 2 days, and have up to three books from that list placed on the hold shelf for you so you can start reading right away.
  • May We Suggest - Kids – For the kids! Answer a few simple questions to tell us what you need, and you will receive your own list of reading suggestions prepared by a Canton Public Library librarian within 2-4 days. 

Winter Snow Spree Drive Around - PROGRAM FULL

The snow will go on! You're invited to join us for a special drive-through version of CPL's Winter Snow Spree. Slowly cruise through our outdoor winter wonderland! Roll down your windows to hear live music with Melissa Behring, peep the Detroit Zoo penguin cam on a huge screen, be amazed by the Detroit Circus fire performers, see a feathered friend from the Howell Nature Center, as well as pick up some take home activity kits! We will safely bring the goods right to your car. Enjoy our winter playlist while you complete your Snow Spree activities at home!

Goodies given while supplies last.

To maximize traffic flow, please come at your assigned time and enter the library's west drive from Veteran's Parkway. View event map here

​(Snowflake by Liz West is licensed under Creative Commons)

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: February

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, February 25 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses:

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

 

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles--Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.

Bone china cup and saucer--Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects--the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind--and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony's lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor's quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony's last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious--a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice's redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?

 

This book is available immediately on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, February 25 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online

There are a number of ways to get materials from the library. Like many of your favorite retailers, we've adapted our services to offer you online ordering and our version of take out. You can order items online, and then choose how you'd like to receive them. Here are the options available:

1. Come in to the library and pick up your items from the hold shelf.

Items are pulled and placed on the hold shelf. You'll need to check them out before you leave the building

2. Make an appointment to pick up materials in the library's lobby.

Make an appointment and we'll have them waiting for you in the lobby, already checked out on your library card. Learn more about this process here.

3. Choose curbside pickup and we will bring items out to your car.

Make an appointment, call us from the designated parking spaces when you arrive, and we'll deliver items to your vehicle. Get details on curbside pickup here.

Other Options

If you aren't comfortable coming to the library, you can use your library card to check out e-books, e-audiobooks, stream movies and TV series, read online magazines and listen to music. Visit our e-media page to see all the options.

Creativebug Spotlight Program: DIY Painted Gift Wrap

Creativebug* boasts more than 1,000 arts and crafts videos. In December, the library is happy to highlight one specific Creativebug class for a December grab-and-go program: DIY Painted Gift Wrap. In one afternoon, you can create enough painted paper to wrap gifts for any occasion. Courtney Cerruti teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. 

Each kit will contain:

  1. Drawing weight sketching paper
  2. Paintbrushes in a variety of widths
  3. Acrylic paint in assorted colors

You will need to supply at home:

  1. Jar of water
  2. Paper towels
  3. Small bowl for mixing paints
  4. Palette or plate 
  • Registration for the grab-and-go kits will take place beginning November 24, while supplies last.
  • Once registration has closed on December 6, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your kit at the library through our contact-free holds pick-up.
  • ***Due to Covid Closure Kit Pick Up will take place December 14 to December 18 

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug* to get started today!

 

*a CPL Library card required in order to use Creativebug

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cooking with Chef Val: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with Cooking Crumb Crust

Chef Val is back and this time she is bringing dessert! Join us as she creates a delicious vegan Chocolate Cream Pie. 

You can follow along as Chef Val teaches, or you can get all the ingredients and cook as Val teaches. Recipe is vegan, organic, whole foods, and absolutely delicious! 

Chef Val has been in the food industry since 1985 and has been teaching vegan, macrobiotic cooking classes since 1997. She is the author of 5 cookbooks, her latest is Summer Season Healthy and Delicious Cooking. She is a teacher, personal chef, counselor and is host of the on line radio show, REAL FOOD with Chef Val. 

This program is for participants ages 18 and over and will take place via Zoom. Registration is required. Participants will receive both the recipe and shopping list in advance of the program. Zoom links and information on joining the presentation will be sent out the day before the program.

Registration begins November 24 and ends December 7. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

People reading under tree with book leaves

The Friends of the Library's used bookstore, Secondhand Prose, is closed through January 17, 2021. No donations will be accepted until the bookstore reopens. You can follow the Friends on Facebook for updates, or visit their webpage

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