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California Statehood

California was admitted to the United States on September 9, 1850. Originally colonized by the Spanish in the 17th century, it became part of Mexico in 1821. In 1846, a group of American settlers declared an independent California Repulic shortly after the beginning of the Mexican-American War. The California Gold Rush of 1848 led to a huge increase in Califronia's population and started an economic boom. Some of the many figures connected to the state's rich and complicated history include Sir Francis Drake, Junipero Serra, John Fremont, Leland Stanford, Upton Sinclair, and William Randolph Hearst. Learn more:

Happy Grandparents Day

Hey Kids,

It was a back-to-school week for a lot of you, but before you get too caught up in the school routine, I thought I’d remind you about a holiday coming up tomorrow. National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a perfect time to show a little extra love to the people in your life who act as grandparents to you. My family is made up of bears and I’ve lost touch with many of my ancestors (it's a distant cousin in the photo), but don’t let that happen to you! 

Come to the library on Sunday, September 7 to make something for the grandparents in your life, or to take a picture with a grandparent. If you’re looking for a special story to share, you can also look up “Grandparents” as a subject or keyword in our catalog.

Murder Will Out: September 2014

As a mystery reader, have you noticed how often food is described in the story?  Someone is always sitting down to a meal or being called from a meal.  The following feature caterers, bakers, and recipes.

Savvy Seniors: September 2014

Did you know that knee replacement is the most common joint surgery, and that it’s becoming more widespread among boomers and adults over 75? A new topic from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, Knee Replacement, offers videos, quizzes, FAQs and more for older adults who may be considering knee replacement or who just want to know more.  Or check out these alternatives.

Gentle yoga arthritis by featuring contributions by Laurie Sanford and Nancy Forstbauer

Arthritis RX [videodisc]: exercises to keep you active and pain-free by director, Ernie Schultz

The complete guide to healing arthritis by Deborah Mitchell

Yoga for the rest of us [videodisc]: easy yoga for arthritis by Cappy, Peggy

What We're Reading: September, 2014

This month is a mix of history, mystery, a book about books and reading, growing old, and second chances.

Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney

The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick

The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose

Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly

Special Board Meeting Minutes — September 4, 2014

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(Andy Rosinski, Isaac Rosinski, Maegan Rosinski) None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

New Business

Selection of Candidate to Fill Vacant Library Board Trustee Position - The board interviewed applicants Valerie Krimmer; Kelli Lauria; Annie Rosinski; Mushir Khwaja and Don Turner. Upon completion of all interviews, members discussed each candidate.

T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to appoint Don Turner to the trustee position being vacated by K. Schulz, effective at the regular October 16, 2014 Library Board meeting.

The motion was approved unanimously, 14/9-4-1

Call to Audience

None

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 PM.

October 2014 Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Please be Prompt!

Beginning Word 2010

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.  Join us Monday, October 27th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Save Lives: Register to Become an Organ and Tissue Donor Today

Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to save lives during our second Michigan Libraries for Life campaign on Tuesday, October 7th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and most importantly, help community members to become organ, eye and tissue donors. If you are unable to stop by during the scheduled time and are interested in becoming a donor, register online.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the Gift of Life Michigan in this endeavor. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire and empower patrons to join Michigan's organ and donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

2014 Teen Writers

Check out the short stories that were submitted as part of the Teen Creative Writing Series this summer. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Irresistible Jeopardy by Akshay J.
Four friends discover their own special powers after an explosion in a local mall.

Meteor National Park by Saarah A.
A photographer becomes part of an unsolved mystery while visiting a national park.

The Day I Joined the Lab by Ashish P.
Two freshman students learn the benefits of a college education while working in a science lab.

The Earthquake by Sofia A.
After surviving an earthquake, a family learns what is truly important in life.

The Hipperdoodles by Anurag B.
A humorous look at how aliens discover the Earth and human kindness.

The Not So Sane Chronicles by Chirag B.
From his vantage point in a mental hospital, a patient with multiple personalities makes plans to rescue Earth from the hands of the so-called sane people who are destroying it.

A Key to Hope

Imagine struggling to walk, breath, or even see loved ones. It takes just one organ donor to save up to eight lives and enhance 50 more. Watch for our Second Annual Michigan Libraries for Life campaign here at CPL during the first week of October to join the Organ Donor Registry.
In the meantime, register to be an organ donor at ExpressSOS.com, the online Secretary of State, here at the library. In so doing, it offers hope to the more than 3,200 Michigan residents currently waiting for the gift of life.

Franchising 101 With SCORE

Franchising is an alternative for would-be entrepreneurs who have little previous business experience but who want to dive into the world of business ownership.  However, is it the right choice for you?  Join us on Monday, October 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM as the business experts from SCORE talk about the details of financing including choosing the right one, location and financing.  No registration required.  

Labor Day

This legal holiday is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of every September. The first Labor Day celebration dates back to a parade in New York on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. More than half the states were celebrating Labor Day by 1893, but it wasn't made a national holiday until June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.

Books

Reference

Historical encyclopedia of American labor by edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan

Labor conflict in the United States: an encyclopedia by edited by Ronald L. Filippelli — editorial assistant, Carol Reilly

US Labor History

Bread--and roses: the struggle of American labor, 1865- 1915 by Milton Meltzer — illustrated with contemporary prints & photographs — Using diaries, newspaper reports and other source material, the author shows the industrialization of America and the workers' struggle for higher working standards.

Child labor: an American history by Hugh D. Hindman — This book considers the issue of child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical perspective — as it was found in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills and sweatshops, in the early 1900s.

Movie Madness: The Fault in Our Stars

Join us Tuesday September 16 at 4:00 PM for an after school screening of one of this year's most anticipated films: The Fault in Our Stars. Be sure to bring some snacks, a comfy blanket or pillow and of course your own box of tissues. No registration is required, but space is limited. This film is rated PG-13.

Columbus Day Library Closure

The library building will be closed to the public on Monday, October 13. During this time we will conduct staff training. The outdoor return slot will be open for you to return materials.

While the library building is closed, you may access many resources online. Visit our eMedia page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through hoopla, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through Zinio. You may also access your patron record to check due dates and renew materials, and place available items on hold for pickup when we reopen. And many of our business resources are available online on the Business Resource page.

If you like Christopher Paolini, Terry Goodkind and J.R.R. Tolkien

try these:

Joust by Mercedes Lackey


The eye of the world by Robert Jordan


Lamentation by Ken Scholes


Acacia: a novel by David Anthony Durham


A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin

Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz

Absent: T. Hartnett

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(L. Golden, V. Krimmer, L. Kyko, K. Lauria, D. McHugh, B. Mosher, M. Nicholson S. Rzetelny, P. Schrauben, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

None

Director's Report

E. Davis informed the board that the Administrative Assistant for Human Resources, Marian Nicholson, had accepted the position of Department Head of Business Services, effective September 22, 2014.

Davis also expressed her gratitude to Trustee T. Hartnett for representing the board earlier in the week at the annual staff picnic. At the event, the Friends of the Library announced the recipients of their annual Education Awards: $1,000 each was presented to five staff members and one volunteer.

Trustee Fausone questioned what the Belleville Area District Library millage defeat meant for the Canton Public Library. Davis said that the failed bond had been for construction of the proposed new lakefront library and renovation of another building which was to be used as a satellite branch, plus additional operating revenue. The Belleville area library has an existing operating millage, but she has not heard from director Deb Green as to what their next step will be. Currently, Belleville area residents may check out a maximum of ten (10) items from the Canton Public Library.

Library Board Special Meeting Agenda — Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • New Business
    • Interview with candidate Valerie Krimmer
    • Interview with candidate Kelli Lauria
    • Interview with candidate Annie Rosinski
    • Interview with candidate Mushir Khwaja
    • Interview with candidate Don Turner
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Parking Lot Closure

While the library is closed for the Labor Day holiday, contractors will be working to repave and stripe our parking lot. During the work, the front circle drive book return, Abitibi paper recycling bins and the book donation bins will be inaccessible on Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Our contractor will attempt to finish the project in one day to minimize the disruption. Please stay out of restricted areas and thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary maintenance to our lot.