Bring Your Badges to Life!

All day on Friday, June 24, you can bring a white t-shirt or other article of clothing to the Community Room of the library to receive a real-life version of your online badges.

Play along at home by printing out iron-on badges on your inkjet printer. Then, as you earn badges, iron them onto a t-shirt, sash, tote bag, or whatever cloth apparel you'd like.

Another idea is to print them out onto regular paper and
tack/tape them to a corkboard, refrigerator, etc.

And, artists of any age can print out the Connect Your Summer coloring book. When you finish coloring it, bring your best page to the Reference Desk so we can show it off!

Life is an Adventure!

Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — A charming British thief and con man becomes a spy during World War II – and turns double agent

Beneath the sands of Egypt: adventures of an unconventional archaeologist by Donald P. Ryan — Archaeologist excavates Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Blood and thunder: an epic of the American West by Hampton Sides — Kit Carson – trapper, soldier and scout in the 19th century Southwest – confronts  Manifest Destiny

Boone: a biography by Robert Morgan — Legendary frontiersman helps open the trans-Appalachian West, and along the way fights in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening by Geoff Hamilton — Gardening using organic principles has really gained in popularity over the past few years. Making the choice to limit the use of chemicals gives the gardener some control over what ends up in their produce. Gardening organically doesn't mean giving up on all fertilizers, though! There are a host of natural soil amendments that can help your plants flourish. This book goes over all this and much more, focusing primarily on vegetables but also covering fruits, herbs, and ornamentals.

Meeting Minutes - May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 – 7:30PM

The Vice-Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33PM (Chairperson Michael Siegrist assumed responsibility for chairing the meeting upon his arrival at 7:35PM)

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (T. Burkhard, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, G. Smith, N. Szczepanski)

Approval of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the agenda as amended.
The motion passed unanimously 11/5-19-1

Approval of Minutes

J. Fausone moved and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the minutes of the April 21, 2011 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/5-19-2

Communications

E. Davis was invited to meet with the president of the new Romulus Public Library Board of Trustees, Sylvia Makowski, to discuss that board’s future plans. The meeting will be held on Friday, May 27 at the Canton Public Library.

Report of the Library Director

The Romulus Public Library has expanded their weekly hours to 16 — from Noon-8:00PM on Mondays and Wednesdays — through July 11, when they will receive .12 mills in funding and will further expand their services.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes (General Meeting 05-19-11)
  • Approval of Minutes (Closed Session 05-19-11)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business — None
  • New Business
    • Connect Your Summer overview presentation (Marcia Barker, Kristen Kostielney)
    • Materials Selection Policy revision, first reading (item of discussion)
    • Display/Exhibit Policy, first reading (item of discussion)
    • Director’s Mid-Year Review (item of discussion)
    • 2012 Budget Process (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Destination College Savings

Destination College Savings is back! Twelve Michigan libraries and families have a chance to win $1,500 towards a child's future college education and $1,000 for their library. Entry forms are available at the library beginning June 20, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by August 12, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011. This summer reading program sweepstakes is sponsored by MESP, MET, and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

National Fudge Day

The Ultimate Candy Book: More than 700 Quick and Easy, Soft and Chewy, Hard and Crunchy Sweets and Treats by Bruce Weinstein — Celebrate National Fudge Day on June 16 and try one of the 700 recipes in Bruce Weinstein's cookbook. The story is in 1866 a female student at Vassar College adapted the English recipe, added chocolate, and began selling fudge for 40 cents a pound at Baltimore, MD confectioneries.

If You Like Inspirational Historical Fiction

…and like strong characters, light romance, and prefer audio format, try these:

The mountain between us by Charles Martin

Shoot the moon by Billie Letts

Miss Julia speaks her mind: a novel by Ann B. Ross

Two more options that are available in print:

Big Stone Gap: a novel by Adriana Trigiani

Gold of kings: a novel by Davis Bunn

As well as the authors Jan Karon, Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis and Fannie Flagg.

Bone-chilling Listens in the Summer Heat!

Nothing beats having a good bone-chilling, spine-tingling audiobook to listen to while you bask in the sun! If the warm temperature lulls you to sleep, the suspense of the book will keep you on edge!

The snowman by Jo Nesbø; translated by Don Bartlett

Last snow by Eric Van Lustbader

Before the frost by Henning Mankell; translated by Ebba Segerberg

Terminal freeze by Lincoln Child

Ice run: an Alex McKnight mystery by Steve Hamilton

Winterkill by C.J. Box, Ray Gautreau

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