The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 pm.Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
Plante & Moran auditors will be in next week (February 25-March 1); the results of their audit will be presented to the board at the April 18 meeting.
Copies of the 2012 edition of the Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest were supplied to the board; the data was derived from yearly state aid reports.
Pass the peanuts and Cracker Jack!
Nancy's presentation, attached here as a .pdf, gave the Board good background on checkouts of our materials by patrons of other libraries, and I hope that you find it useful and interesting, also.
Eva M. Davis, Director
Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/
Postponed until May 9, due to inclement weather.
Fans of PBS Mystery! are familiar with the work of Edward Gorey (1925-2000) born 88 years ago today in Chicago. His eerie illustrations have introduced Mystery! since 1980. Gorey wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books, his images reminiscent of Victorian or Edwardian times with a macabre twist are instantly recognized.
This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.