Bunny and Jack, animal detectives, take a break from playing cards to look for Bernard Bear's missing messenger whistle.

The doghouse by Jan Thomas

Cow, Pig, Duck, and Mouse are afraid to retrieve their ball when it goes into the dog's house, but when they do go in they are pleasantly surprised.

Trixie becomes very unhappy when she accompanies her daddy to the laundromat and realizes she has lost her stuffed bunny.

Cow friends Minnie and Moo search for a jelly donut thief who may have left behind a blue feather.

1916 : a global history by Keith Jeffery

The extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. A page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England -- a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals, and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head.

More Movies for Black History Month

Betty & Coretta [videodisc] by produced by Yves Simoneau and Jacqueline Lavoie ; written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson ; directed by Yves Simoneau



The butler by a Weinstein Company release and presentation of a Lura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay, Danny Strong



42 [videodisc]: the Jackie Robinson story by Warner Bors. Pictures ; Legendary Picture Funding ; director and writer, Brian Helgeland ; producer, Thomas Tull



Fruitvale Station by produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker ; written and directed by Ryan Coogler





Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment





Everyone’s Reading is a community wide reading program sponsored by metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties. Now in its fifteenth year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialog through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.

This year for the first time, we are partnering with the Detroit Institute of Arts and its Art + Authors program.  The DIA will host an author appearance April 12 and two book discussions April 15 and 16.  More information about Art + Authors may be found on the DIA website.

Author Appearances

You are invited to hear Lisa See speak about Shanghai Girls and her experiences as a writer. All tickets are free but limited. A variety of titles by the author will be available for purchase and signing. 

For a list of this year’s Everyone’s Reading programs, check www.cantonpl.org or go to www.everyonesreading.org.


Fred and Velma want to debunk the stories of ghosts and ghouls at Crystal Cove after the kids of Mystery Incorporated arrive in the small village, but the locals do not seem anxious to have their mysteries solved.

Detective Jeffrey Bones hates taking math tests, especially one he has forgotten to study for, so when his test paper goes missing he must make a choice--retake the test and try to do better, or find the missing paper.

Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada

When he finds an egg, Daniel and his friends try to guess what is inside.

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

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

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, 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.


E. Davis shared with the board a “thank you” note from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools for donated furnishings, and an invitation from the Detroit Public Library to attend their 150th Anniversary fundraiser.

Director’s Report

Davis received notice from the Canton Community Foundation that they have secured a $3,500 grant from Yazaki North America to fund materials and supplies for the library’s STEM programming for elementary through middle school aged students. The grant document was put together by children’s librarian Jack Visnaw and programming librarian Nichole Welz.

Davis reminded the board that the Plante Moran auditors will be at the library the week of February 22-26; their usual pre-audit letter has not been received yet but will be forwarded when it is.

Davis reviewed the financial reports for January.

Committee Reports


Unfinished Business & General Orders

Date for Board Strategic Planning Retreat

J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to set the retreat for Monday, April 11, 2016, at 5:00 PM.

The motion passed unanimously 16/2-11-1

Library Parcel

The township Building Authority will meet February 25. After the library board has reviewed the resulting proposal, they can let the township know if a meeting with the Building Authority is desired.

New Business

Annual Donation Appeal Results

Trustee Fausone expressed his appreciation for receiving the data from both the 2014 and 2015 drives broken out as presented; he suggested that perhaps it would make sense in future to do a mass mailing every four years rather than every three years, as is done currently.

Affordable Care Act, Regulatory Overview

Davis and Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson reviewed the options for compliance with the Affordable Care Act in the library’s healthcare plan year of 2016-17. Since the library plan runs from August through July, any change from current practice would require them to immediately begin researching alternative plans for the 2017 budget.

J. Fausone moved and T. Hartnett supported a motion to continue to insure the same number of employees as in the plan year 2015-16.

The motion passed unanimously 16/2-11-2

Call to Audience



The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM.

The kids of the Academy of Planetary Evolution race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their way through the evolution of mammals, but when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, Jenna, Caleb, and Ari find themselves in a fight alongside some of history's most notable figures as they race to ensure the safety of the world's history, and its future.

In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

As monsters roam Acropolis and swallow children into their shadowy underworld, twelve-year-old superhero Battling Boy steps in to save the city in the absence of genius vigilante Haggard West.

Cat burglar black by Richard Sala

K.'s aunt, who works at the Bellsong Academy for Girls, has invited K. to attend the school. But as soon as she arrives, K. notices some strange goings-on: her aunt has suddenly taken ill; there are only three other students and no regular classes; and a statue speaks to K. when no one else is around.

Alison Dare is not your typical twelve-year-old. She's the daughter of an archaeologist/adventurer and the masked hero known as the Blue Scarab. To top it off, she's also the niece of an international super-spy; it's no surprise that a craving for danger is in her blood!

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

Courtney Crumrin and her family move into the Victorian mansion of their rich uncle, Professor Aloysius Crumrin, and almost immediately she encounters strange creatures in dark corners that her uncle refers to as "Night Things".

Presents the latest entry in the graphically illustrated series featuring artwork by such rising contributors as Johane Matte, Steve Hamaker, and Faith Erin Hicks.

Ariol. 3, Happy as a pig... by Emmanuel Guibert

Ariol, a twelve-year-old donkey living in the suburbs, has mischevous adventures with his best friend, Ramono, who is a pig with a snout like an electrical socket.

Fictionalized accounts of the true stories of three people who made separate attempts to travel around the world in the late nineteenth century, including Thomas Stevens, who made the journey on a bicycle, reporter Nellie Bly, who used conventional methods of travel, and sea captain Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail around the world alone.

Azzi in between by Sarah Garland

Azzi and her parents are in danger. They have to leave their home and escape to another country on a frightening journey by car and boat. In the new country they must learn to speak a new language, find a new home and Azzi must start a new school. Will Azzi ever see her grandma again?

Broxo by Zack Giallongo

Broxo, the only surviving member of a tribe of barbarians, spends his time on a mountain hunting and avoiding the man-eating walking dead until everything changes when Zora, a foreign princess, arrives on the mountain seeking Broxo's lost tribe.

The Canton Public Library Board will meet on Monday, April 11, 2016 to discuss objectives for the library's 2020 Strategic Plan.

The meeting will be held at the library and will begin at 5:00 PM. The public is welcome.