Left Coast Crime Convention Awards Announced

The winners of the Left Coast Crime Convention held in Los Angeles this year were announced on March 16. The LCC is an annual event sponsored by fans of Mystery Literature, for fans of Mystery Literature. The intent is to provide an event where fans of the Mystery genre can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their interest in the genre.

A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell is the 2010 Winner of The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award.

Death Was in the Picture by Linda L. Richards won The Panik Award, a new award given in honor of the late Paul Anik, Chairman of Left Coast Crime 2010 for the best Los Angeles Noir book published in year.

Donors

Endowment Fund

  • Mary Jayne Archibald
  • Stein and Emilie Brunvand
  • Dave Burgess
  • Luis Carrera
  • Joseph and Connie Chicky
  • Chad Childers
  • Gloria and David Cifaldi
  • Elaine Clair
  • Paul and Lena Coen
  • Brad Czerniak
  • Eva and Timothy Davis
  • Sylvia Dryden
  • Karen Dziegeleski
  • Edward Fair
  • Francoise Fairfield
  • Friends of Canton Public Library
    [In Honor Of Dr. James Gillig]
  • Jack and Betty Gatemen
  • Cheryl and Lewis Gehring
  • Frank and Loraine Gilbo
  • Kathie Gladden
  • Suzanne Goins
  • John Groske
  • Michael and Candace Gulkewicz
  • Patricia and Arthur Jenkins
  • Bonnie Johnson
  • Mary Rita Jones
    [In Memory of John W. Terry]
  • Lawrence and Katherine Klonowski
  • Elizabeth Koch
  • Suzanne LaFountain
  • Anna Lineberry
  • Ronald and Jeanine Lowe
  • John and Ann MacDonald
  • Kathleen Macdonell
  • Jean Matthews
  • Donna Marie Meszaros
  • Microsoft Giving Campaign
  • Rita Morris
  • Betty Mulder
  • Joanne Nelson
  • Richard and Roberta Oestreicher
  • Mark and Janet Ott
  • Leo Papa
  • Marilyn and James Pappas
    [In Memory of T.N. Crumpet]
  • PFS Staff-St. Joseph Canton
    [In Memory of John W. Terry]
  • Glenn and Heather Phillips,

Library Board Meeting Agenda - March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Contract for RFID Sorting System (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Team Canton (item of discussion)
    • Liberty Fest parking request from Canton Township (item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Cool New Book

If you've ever been interested in presidential pets, you'll have to pick up First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet. This fun book tells the story of the Obama family selecting their Portuguese water dog, Bo. It even tells you a little bit about other pets that lived in the White House! Look for it today in the non-fiction area of the Children's New Book Shelf. Happy reading!

Victorian Is My Passion

I love Victorian mysteries, movies, non-fiction or anything with that flavor or set in that time period. A trifle romantic, a bit goth, always prim and proper up front, but underneath...ooh, so mysterious! Here is a list of titles, some classics, but most not so well known.

Fiction

Kept : a Victorian mystery by D.J. Taylor

Death at Whitechapel : a Victorian mystery by Robin Paige

Defend and betray by A Victorian Mystery Featuring Inspector Monk by Anne Perry

Mrs. Jeffries and the missing alibi by Emily Brightwell

Silent in the grave by Deanna Raybourn

Meeting Minutes - January 21, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken, J. Fausone
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the December 17th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Eva Davis shared a postcard from George Snow. She also said he had emailed that he would not be in attendance at the January meeting.

She then shared an invitation to the Board to join the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF). This organization is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) which was formed by the merger of the Association of Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) and Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA). The membership fee would be $100. The Friends have also been invited to join; they are past members of FOLUSA.

The March/April 2010 issue of Connections is available online now as a
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Library Board Meeting Agenda - February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Endowment Fund Philosophy (item of discussion)
    • Contract for RFID Sorting System (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Library Director Performance Evaluation & Objectives Setting Process (item of discussion)
    • Jungle Java Express lease renewal (item of discussion)
    • Schedule Laurie Golden to present an overview of User Profiles (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

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