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Knit Night - February

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. all ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on February 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles.

Basics of Selling on Ebay

Join eBay education specialist Christina Warren for a 90-minute eBay workshop. This session will cover:

  • Listing items in auction style and in the Buy it Now format  
  • Shipping your sold items while saving time and money
  • What time and day to list your auction-style listings
  •  How to list and relist your fixed price listings
  •  How to price your items to make a profit

Each student will receive packets of eBay-produced materials to take home.  Registration is required and space is limited. Saturday February 21, 2015 1:00 PM.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, February 28 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10-11am

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D game diceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5:30 PM. Have fun using your imagination while also gaining other benefits.  The next session is March 24.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: February 26, 2015

90 minutes in heaven: a true story of death & life by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey is our February selection. The Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, February 26 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Community Room this month.  Please request a copy of the book from a librarian at the Information Desk.

  

Nonfiction Book Group February 2015

On Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town by Beth Macy —The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely to fuel the business. But beginning in the 1980s, Bassett suffered from an influx of cheap Asian furniture as the first wave of imports struck, and ultimately moved nearly all its production to Asia. Only one man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man who used grit, tenacity, and will to compete against China and ultimately save his family's company.

Lunch and a Book February 2015

Join us Thursday, February 12 at noon as we discuss:

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him--exactly like him.  Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, February 14

Savvy Seniors Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Program

Wayne County Braille & Talking Book Library is sponsoring a skill-building, self-managment workshop whose goal is to increase your activity level, create healthy habits, improve management of pre-existing conditions, and reduce the need for doctor and hospital visits. 

On January 27 from Noon to 2:00PM, an information meeting will be held  at their offices (30555 Michigan Avenue; Westland, MI).  To reserve a spot call Vanessa at 734-727-7311.  Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30PM, February 5 to March 12.

Savvy Seniors Canton Leisure Services Focus Group

Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday, January 28,2015 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room. Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.

Murder Will Out: March, 2015

Hallmark Movies Mysteries Channel announced three new made-for-tv movies based upon  popular mystery series written by Joanne Fluke, Charlaine Harris, and Peter King.  Look for them this Spring, 2015.

Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke.  In Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen's Cookie Jar is the place to be.  In addition to delicious cookies and great coffee, Hannah and her gang are clever amateur detectives.

A bone to pick by Charlaine Harris.  As a member of the Real Murders Club, librarian Aurora Teagarden and her group try to solve baffling cases. When Aurora unexpectedly inherits an old house complete with an unidentified skull, they have a real murder to solve.

Dying on the vine by Peter King.  Goodwin Harper, The Gourmet Detective, is a retired chef.   As a specialist in rare spices and ancient recipes, Scotland Yard brings him in when poisoning is suspected.

Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, D. Turner

Absent: J. Fausone, T. Hartnett

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, D. Skopczynski, 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

E. Davis acknowledged a thank you note received from Secretary/Treasurer M. Farell for flowers sent by the board to her grandmother’s funeral.

Director's Report

2014 invoices are still coming in. The financial reports will officially be adjusted and closed out after the auditors come at the end of February; Davis expects that the library will end the year with around $200,000 to be added to the Fund Balance. She also explained that deferred income listed on the balance sheet summary was actually 2015 tax revenue that had been received in 2014.

Davis will contact Jerry Grady, chair of the Canton Community Foundation board, and arrange for him and the foundation’s interim leader Greg Schupra to meet with the board about transferring the endowment to the Foundation.

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm [kit] by Mardi Jo Link — It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt and heartbreak. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants. Note: Beginning with this kit, new Book Club in a Bag Kits will now contain 10 copies of the title!

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.

Books

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson

At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch

2014 Tax Forms

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1040 forms are here. This is the only form that will be available at CPL. No instruction booklets will be available from the government due to budget cuts. They are available online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

State

MI-1040 BK Income Tax & Property Tax Credit Claim
MI-1040CR-7 BK Home Heating Credit Claim
These forms have arrived. These are the only forms that will be available at CPL.
State forms can be obtained online at www.michigan.gov/taxes

If you would like tax forms mailed to you...

Federal

Call 1-800-829-3676 or go to www.irs.gov

State

Call 1-517-373-3200 or go to www.michigan.gov/taxes

Migration Complete!

Thank you for your patience as we migrated our computer systems. The migration is now complete! Any items that you may have returned or checked out during the work time will be updated on your account within 24 hours. If you encounter any issues, please call us at 734-397-0999 or use Contact Us.

Saturday STEM Science Time

Mix up a little science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get?  A fun way for families and children in grades 2-5 to learn new things.  Join us as we use the scientific method to ask a question, do a little research, make a guess, do an experiment, and discuss the results.  Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM. Registration is required.

Dr. Science by J D Hancock is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0