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Washi Tape

July 20, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Washi is a popular paper tape from japan, and we'll have lots to decorate: envelopes, bracelets, notebooks, pencils, even the stools in the Teen Room! Feel free to bring your own things too. The tape is very easily removed. For Teens. Registration starts June 25.

Foodie Fiction

Take a bite out of great novels and graphic novels that work food/eating into the narrative ingredients.

Letting Ana go by Anonymous

Kitchen princess omnibus. 1 by Natsumi Ando; story by Miyuki Kobayashi ; translated by Satsuki Yamashita; adapted by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir



Hot lunch by Alex Bradley

Taste test by Kelly Fiore



Peanut by Ayun Halliday; illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Otomen. Vol. 12 by Aya Kanno

Going Boldly: Exploring Science and Technology

Discover pioneering researchers or investigate answers to intriguing questions in these great books about science and technology.

Could a robot make my dinner?: and other questions about technology by Kay Barnham

Could I sit on a cloud?: and other questions about science by Kay Barnham



1,000 inventions & discoveries by Roger Bridgman


Guinea pig scientists: bold self-experimenters in science and medicine by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring with illustrations by C.B. Mordan

Before the world was ready: stories of daring genius in science by Claire Eamer with art by Sa Boothroyd

Great scientists by Jacqueline Fortey

Dog-gone Fun: Canine Fiction

Dog-lovers will enjoy these novels for kids that feature "man's best friend."

Soldier dog by Sam Angus



The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger

The amazing odorous adventures of Stinky Dog by James Howe ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

The empty city by Erin Hunter

Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates



Big dog decisions by Michele Jakubowski ; illustrated by Luisa Montalto

Cooking Up Fun: Stories With Characters Who Cook

Food lovers can enjoy these scrumptious stories featuring characters who are cooks or who just love to dabble in the kitchen.


Recipe for disaster by Laura Driscoll



Ratatouille: the junior novelization by Kitty Richards


Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles by Rupert Kingfisher ; illustrated by Sue Hellard



Going overboard! by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by John & Wendy



Evertaster: course of legends by Adam Glendon Sidwell



Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett



Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border



The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle



Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse


You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown



Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day


Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Graphic novels for older girls!

The secret valley by Jeff Weigel

Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais

Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Ernest & Rebecca. [1], "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]

The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

LOL Audiobooks to check out/download

Good omens [sound recording] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. .


A walk in the woods [sound recording]: [rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail] by Bill Bryson

 Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find to the Appalachian Trail. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).


Confessions of a shopaholic [sound recording] by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how-- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills

Inside the World of Video Games

Learn about the video game industry and the creators and designers behind your favorite games.

The history of video games by Lydia Bjornlund



Video games: from concept to consumer by Kevin Cunningham



The epic evolution of video games by Arie Kaplan



The awesome inner workings of video games by Arie Kaplan



Video game designer by Alix Wood



Video game developer by Chris Jozefowicz

Computer game and film graphics by Paul Byrne

Butterfly-Friendly Plant Exchange, Saturday, May 30

On Saturday, May 30, the Friends of the Library are hosting a plant exchange to build out the new Wings of Wonder butterfly garden near our retention pond. In exchange for your labeled, butterfly-friendly blossoms, the Friends will be offering milkweed plants - raised on supplies generously donated from Home Depot. Click here to view a list of desired plants.

(Draft) Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Vice-Chairperson, Sommer, called the meeting to order at 7:42 PM

  • Present:
    J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
  • Absent:
    N. Eggenberger, M. Farell
  • Also Present:
    E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, J. Spencer, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

None

Director’s Report

E. Davis reviewed the financial statements, noting that we are one-third through the fiscal year and pointing out the areas of Professional & Contractual and Capital Outlay expenses. Due to the PSIP II renovation project, they are trending higher than one-third spent (as would normally be expected at this time of year) but will fall back in line as we move through the year.

R. Havenstein-Coughlin and N. Szczepanski submitted a conference proposal for the Rethink It: On Designing Libraries for a New Age conference, based on their experiences involving both staff and patrons in redesigning the Checkout and Reference Desk areas to conform with Strategic Plan objectives. Their proposal has been accepted and they will be presenting at Grand Valley State University in August.

Basic ESL Online Course Now Available

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-December 2015

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.


July 23  

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt







August 24   

The giver by Lois Lowry







September 24  

Honolulu: a novel by Alan Brennert







October 22   

No river too wide by Emilie Richards

Starfish Family Services: Let's Be Friends

On Tuesday, August 25, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Let's Be Friends. Participants will learn how young children's thinking and reasoning impact their social relationships. They will also identify ways to help children learn about others, environmental strategies to encourage friendships and practice interaction strategies that support social learning. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Starfish Family Services: Preschool Social Studies

On Tuesday, July 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Preschool Social Studies. Preschoolers are learning social studies everyday. In this workshop, participants will explore what social studies looks like in our classrooms and homes.  It's so much more than states and countries! Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Starfish Family Services: Babysitting Class - CANCELLED

Summer is here! Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on June 15th.

Ms Carissa ROCKS!

Hey everyone, it's Ms Carissa Knoles!!! Carissa has been strumming to the beat of her own guitar since the young age of 14. When a guitar playing crush said, “girls don’t really play guitar,” she went out and bought one the very next day and has been rocking happily ever after! Since graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Children and Families from the University of Michigan in May 2010, Carissa has combined her knack for music and her passion for Early Childhood into the Music with Ms. Carissa program. Carissa has written her own original songs for the imaginative minds of the young and the young at heart. Join us in welcoming Ms. Carissa on July 7 from 10:00-11:00 AM. Although Ms Carissa generally plays to the 5 and under crowd, all ages are welcome to rock out!