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New Books in Gujarati for 2014

Śeraloka Homsanī rahasyakathāo by Sara Ārthara Kônana Ḍôyala ; bhāvānuvāda, Jyotikumāra Vaishṇava

Saṅkalpanuṃ sukāna by Śailesha Sagapariyā

3 misṭekasa ôpha māya lāipha by Cetana Bhagata ; anuvāda, Hareśa Dhoḷakiyā

New Books in Chinese for 2014

Yuan shan de hui yin by Kalede Husaini zhu ; Li Jingyi yi = And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini

Zhi pai wu by Maikeer Daobusi zhu ; He Yujia yi

GenTED xue biao da,rang shi jie ji zhu ni: yong geng you shui fu li de fang shi xing xiao ni he ni de gou xiang by ka man.gai luo(Carmine Gallo) zhu ; luo ya xuan,liu yi an yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Ming zhen tan de jia suo by dong ye gui wu zhu ; wang hua mao yi

Library Board Meeting Agenda — Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:30 PM

  • 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
  • Committee Reports
    • Finance Committee
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Approve revised Canton Public Library Board Bylaws
  • New Business
    • Approve 4th Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Approve use of $110,510 from Fund Balance Assigned for Employee Benefits to fund MERS pension obligations under Fringe Benefits (acct 718), reducing Fund Balance Assigned for Employee Benefits to $493,984
    • Approve Vendor Proposal
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Realistic Fiction for Kindergarteners

Looking for something without talking animals or inanimate objects come to life? Try a few realistic fiction titles.

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems — A story for any child who has lost a beloved toy. The story continues in Knuffle Bunny, Too and Knuffle Bunny Free.

Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf  Being friends with a squash comes with some unusual problems for Sophie to overcome.

One special day by written by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Jessica Meserve — A delightful look at becoming a big brother, followed up by One Busy Day, about these same siblings a little older.

Biographies for Kindergarteners

Do you have a child in Kindergarten who loves to read about people? Use this list to find books to share, or to pique your own interest about famous people.

Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme  An artist must leave her home because of war. 

The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter  Find out more about this chimpanzee-loving woman. 

What We're Reading: December 2014

A Christmas carol: and other Christmas books by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

A child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas ; illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg

This year it will be different and other stories: a Christmas treasury by Maeve Binchy

The Christmas train by David Baldacci

A week in December by Sebastian Faulks

A different kind of Christmas by Alex Haley

Holidays on ice by David Sedaris

New Cookbooks/ Holiday Cooking


Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking

Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin

How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke


For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it

The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry

Nonfiction Book Group December 2014

On Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain - At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

Frozen characters and Angry Birds encourage kids to learn coding!

Frozen on CODE.orgFrozen's Anna and Elsa lend a hand in teaching children how to code! Join CODE.org in allowing every student the opportunity to learn about computer science and coding.
 

Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.



There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!

December Session of Gale Courses Begins Soon

The Canton Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, December 10th. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Savvy Seniors: December 2014 Holiday Blues

During the holidays, older adults are more likely to be aware of the passage of time, the distance of loved ones who have moved away and the people and things they have lost along the way. Family and friends can help by including older adults in holiday plans.  10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays provides helpful information.

December is a Time to Celebrate!

The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!

General

The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.

The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.

P. D. James, crime novelist, dies at age 94

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, an English crime writer. died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 94.  The creator of Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard, James has won a Macavity for A TASTE FOR DEATH, the Edgar Grand Master Award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger and an Anthony Award for TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION. PBS Masterpiece Mystery recently broadcasted DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY, James latest series featuring Jane Austen's well known PRIDE AND PREJUDICE characters,  Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy .

Holiday Music on Hoopla

Looking for some music to perk up your holidays?  You can use your Canton Public Library card to stream/download great holiday music to your phone, tablet or computer with Hoopla!  
The great thing about Hoopla is that there are no holds. All items are always available, so you can sign in to Hoopla and stream the new Idina Menzel holiday album today!

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving represents more than a turkey feast and football on television, not to mention a four-day weekend for many people and the opening of the holiday shopping season. The resources in this Special Collection delve into the depth and breadth of the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!

General

The Thanksgiving Book by Lucille Recht Penner (1985): Gathers together woodcuts, art, oral literature (poems and prayers from the Indians) and texts from old cookbooks, early American household accounts, and harvest lore from around the world.

History

Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie by Kathleen Curtin and Sandra L. Oliver (2005): Traces the history of Thanksgiving, explores the origin and development of various holiday traditions, and offers an assortment of recipes ranging from appetizers to dessert.

A Great & Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving by Godfry Hodgsen (2006): Disputes the legendary history of Thanksgiving by presenting a more authentic history of the Plymouth settlement, and explains the reasons behind the distortion of facts that gave rise to the holiday's traditions.

Hunting and Cooking

Leaf through a book!

A special thank-you to all the kids that participated in our "Favorite Book, Leaf Display." Kids wrote the name of a book on a colored leaf that was displayed on the wall in the children's department. We had 344 leaves on the wall representing library kids and their favorite books! Your favorite book series represented were: Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, Geronimo Stilton, and Michigan/American Chillers.