College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything college. Unlike other college guides,College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced her freshman year, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This dynamic guide shows girls what to really expect from their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From managing academics and navigating frat culture on campus, to avoiding debt and getting enough sleep, this book answers all girls' questions about university life, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the freshman year that every girl needs to make sure she survives (and actually enjoys) her first college experience.

College bound high school students have one thing in common: the extraordinary number of details to keep track of. With standardized test-taking, school visits, essays to write and so many forms to fill out, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Packed with worksheets, lists, advice and invaluable insight, The college bound organizer will help you: understand what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant, Prevent the common mistakes often made on applications, Build your personal profile and write your resume, Plan your individualized testing schedule, Research colleges to identify the schools that are a good fit, Develop a balanced list of schools, Secure your letters of recommendation, Ace your college interviews, Complete and submit the best applications possible, Apply for financial aid and scholarships, Meet all your deadlines, and help you make your final decision.

Completely updated to cover critical new changes to FAFSA deadlines and college application procedures, this revised edition of Get It Together for College covers everything from how to look for colleges to what to take to the dorm. Checklists, timelines, and FAQs are presented in a practical, quick format that helps students relieve stress and take control of the process. Features: * complete junior-senior year calendar showing what to do and when to do it * tips on how to wisely use social media to research colleges * best ways to prepare for college admission tests, including the redesigned SAT * step-by-step walk-through of the new FAFSA financial aid form * how to put an art portfolio together, or prepare for a music audition * how to get recommendations * journal pages for campus visits and college fairs Students and parents recognize the College Board and its #1 college planning website, collegeboard.com, as providers of clear, easy-to-use tools for college planning. More than two million students visit collegeboard.com each month.

Shake cats by Carli Davidson

The fur flies in this irresistible third installment in the bestselling Shake series by popular pet photographer Carli Davidson, featuring adorable and hysterical color photographs of more than sixty cats caught mid-shake. Pet photographer Carli Davidson has enchanted readers around the world with her adorable photographs of man's best friend in Shake and Shake Puppies. Now, she turns her lens on felines in this sweet and heartwarming volume that is pure catnip for cat lovers. Shake Cats includes more than 130 gorgeous, highly detailed color pictures of felines in mid-shake. Like its predecessors Shake and Shake Puppies, it showcases a charming double-page layout--each spread features two images of the same cat placed side by side to capture the unique movement of the shake. Inside, fans will find a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of cats photographed. Davidson also provides outtake images of her shoots with the cats, a short, insightful description that explains her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage people considering a new cat to choose a rescue animal.

Cat shaming by Pedro Andrade

What happens when your cat makes a mistake like ruining something valuable or going outside the litter box?  You can't ground or take away their allowance when your cat gets in trouble.  So what is the next best thing?  Cat Shaming!  Cat Shaming is a hilarious collection of photos from owners who express their frustration when their furry best friend does something bad.  Millions of cat owners can relate to the antics of these felines while the picture shows a shamed but adorable, innocent looking kitty. 

Cat lovers, rejoice! This irresistible book compiles over 400 photos from the hugely popular Instagram profile @cats_of_instagram into a keepsake treasure. Playful categories including "bowties," "surprise!," and "happy cats" showcase all the charm and delightful quirks of the wide world of cats. This is a gift that will have feline fans smiling in recognition, surprise, and appreciation.

Shake puppies by Carli Davidson

The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake--only this time they're even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake--the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as well as behind-the-scenes images that take readers into the studio with Carli Davidson and the smiling, playful pups. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care. Funny and heartwarming Shake Puppies is a colorful assemblage of photographs that are startling and endearing, revealing and irresistible.

The Puppy Bowl is the biggest event of the year for puppy athletes (and puppy lovers) everywhere. These pups might be cute, but they take their play seriously, tumbling over each others’ wagging tails, sniffing with wet noses, and barking in happy scrums, all in pursuit of good fun and friendly competition. Celebrating more than a decade of frolicking fun, Puppy Bowl: The Book collects all the most adorable and hilarious moments from The Cutest Show on Earth. From the starring puppy players to the halftime kitten show to the game’s coveted MVP (Most Valuable Puppy), this is one book no puppy fan will want to miss. Puppy Bowl: The Book captures all of the excitement you love most about the game—the playful tackles, the cutest stumbles, and the cheerful, yipping touchdowns—into one action-packed collection of the cutest puppies you’ve ever seen.

Dog lovers who haven't raised puppies from birth have missed out on one of the most remarkable and adorable times in a dog's life. From one to twenty-one days old, puppies undergo great changes, from needing their mothers' complete care to opening their eyes and ears to the outside world, growing, stretching their legs, and learning to become the dogs that they are. Author/photographer (and new mother) Traer Scott's love of dogs shines through these intimate images of a range of breeds and types, from champion pups to shelter strays, all of them irresistible. Including an introduction on puppies' development and the importance of their welfare, this delightful book reveals young dogs as they embark on the adventures of growing up.

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in the month of June, we wanted to highlight some graphic novels in our YA and Adult collections. From comic book heroes to real-life heroes, introverts and extroverts, butt-kickers, heart-melters, and heart-breakers. For more titles and information, check out the new Queer Comics Database.

Profiles of inspiring women, some who are world famous and some who are little known in graphic format, including Nellie Bly, Hedy Lamarr, Josephine Baker, Tove Janssen, and Naziq al-Abid.

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He's in love with his best friend. He's also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart's content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal's strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means...leaving him.

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In this biography, the author presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.

Robin by Dave Itzkoff

One of George Washington's most able subordinates, Anthony Wayne's military performance during and after the Revolutionary war is a story that needs to be more widely known.

Detroit is known for its automotive heritage, the Motown sound and American's first mile of concrete highway. But this city on the river has more than three hundred years of history, and most of it is easy to experience if you know where to look. There's the Michigan Theatre, the ornate movie house turned parking garage with a grand stage looming over its cars. Picturesque Alfred Brush Ford Park has the remnants of missile radar towers that connected to their Nike counterparts once buried on Belle Isle. Then there are incredible landmarks like Detroit's massive salt mines, a monument to urban graffiti known as the Dequindre Cut as well as Baker's, the world's oldest operating jazz club.

Library Whirligig

What better way to spend storytime at the library than talking about the library? If you missed our Library themed storytime this week, be sure to check out the stories and songs we did.  Also, check out some of the books we didn't get a chance to read all together.  Happy Spring!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

  • 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
  • 2018-2019 Healthcare Plan Contract Options (Beth Madziar, Kapnick Insurance)
  • Approve 2018-2019 Healthcare Plan Contract
  • Approve Employee Cost-Sharing Method for Medical Premiums as Outlined by Michigan Public Act 152 (Publicly Funded Health Insurance Act)
  • 2019 Budget Discussion – Revenues

       a. Millage rate discussion
       b. Property tax collection rate discussion
       c.  Use of Fund Balance

  • Overview of 62 Days of Summer (Laurie Golden)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

"Mr. Roth was the last of the great white males: the triumvirate of writers — Saul Bellow and John Updike were the others — who towered over American letters in the second half of the 20th century. Outliving both and borne aloft by an extraordinary second wind, Mr. Roth wrote more novels than either of them. In 2005 he became only the third living writer (after Bellow and Eudora Welty) to have his books enshrined in the Library of America." - New York Times

American pastoral by Philip Roth
Also available in: audiobook

Seymour "Swede" Levov, a hard working man who came of age in triumphant postwar America, must give up his dreams of a peaceful life when his daughter grows up to be a 1960s revolutionary terrorist.

Tracing the full span of Philip Roth's career - from the early controversies surrounding the stories in Goodbye, Columbus to his recent assessments of his work and corrections of the record - this retrospective summation of his essays and interviews shows at every turn the vigour, acuity, and persuasive power of our most celebrated living novelist.

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