The little plant doctor: a story about George Washington Carver by Jean Marzollo — An introduction to the life of George Washington Carver.
Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer by Carole Gerber — A biography about an early female astronomer.
A bear called Paddington by Michael Bond ; with drawings by Peggy Fortnum
Who were they really?: the true stories behind famous characters by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne ; with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard
The Berenstain bears and the missing honey by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee — This is the start of a series about two very different friends. Look for the rest of the Bink and Gollie stories at JFICTION DICAMILLO.
Soupy Saturdays: with the Pain & the Great One by Judy Blume — Sibling rivalry abounds. More stories about Pain and the Great One in the fiction shelves at JFICTION BLUME.
Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room. While adults might be interested in the details of the project, kids will also have questions, and we've compiled a list of recommendations of some construction themed books.
Demolition by Sally Sutton ; illustrated by Brian Lovelock
Sometimes you have to get rid of the old to make way for the new, and that is shown here through the use of numerous sound effects. Don't forget the last page, where the machines and their jobs are identified.
Job site by Nathan Clement
Nathan Clement's brightly colored illustrations belie the dust and dirt that is usually found on a job site, but each machine has a task that's portrayed in sparse and easy to explain text.
And the mountains echoed [sound recording] by Khaled Hosseini
The Beekeeper's Ball [sound recording] by Susan Wiggs
Big little lies [sound recording] by y Liane Moriarty
One plus one [sound recording]: a novel by Jojo Moyes
The Paris architect [sound recording]: a novel by Charles Belfoure
The Rosie project [sound recording] by Graeme Simsion
Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — January 8
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — February 12
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — March 12
The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light by Paul Bogard — April 9
The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by Fannie Flagg — May 14
Check out recent bestsellers available in Large Print.
The burning room [large print]: a novel by Michael Connelly
Gray Mountain [large print]: a novel by John Grisham
Unbroken [large print]: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Gone girl [large print]: a novel by Gillian Flynn
Hope to die [large print] by James Patterson
About time [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; a Working Title production ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes ; written and directed by Richard Curtis — The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time.
Bad words [videodisc] by director, Jason Bateman — Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition.
Begin again [videodisc] by the Weinstein Company and Exclusive Media present ; in association with Sycamore Pictures and Black Label Media ; an Exclusive Media production ; a Likely Story production ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow ; written and directed by John Carney — British songwriter Gretta is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend.
Blue Jasmine [videodisc] by produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson ; written and directed by Woody Allen — When her life falls apart, socialite Jasmine moves to San Francisco to stay with her sister.
The Hat by Jan Brett
While Jan Brett’s The Mitten is more well-known, don’t miss this equally entertaining story. Brett’s signature illustrations relay the trouble Hedgie the hedgehog faces when he gets stuck in a discovered hat.
The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
Jim Aylesworth’s rhyming retelling of the tale is complemented by Barbara McClintock’s expressive characters.
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
Dance your socks off with these daring ducks as they debut their fashionable footwear.
The Canton Public Library is adding to its language learning databases with Pronunciator. Choose from any of 80 languages, with 22 months of guided instruction for each language. You can even get feedback on your pronunciation! Pronunciator also offers ESL programs for speakers of Hindi, Spanish, Telugu, Chinese, and many other languages.
On his own terms: a life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith
Embattled rebel: Jefferson Davis as commander in chief by James M. McPherson
Watch me: a memoir by Anjelica Huston
Pioneer girl: the annotated autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; Pamela Smith Hill, editor
There was a little girl: the real story of my mother and me by Brooke Shields
The great reformer: Francis and the making of a radical pope by Austen Ivereigh
Napoleon: a life by Andrew Roberts
The Italian Americans: a history by Maria Laurino
Grand River Avenue: from Detroit to Lake Michigan by Jon Milan and Gail Offen
1381: the year of the Peasants' Revolt by Juliet Barker
When books went to war: the stories that helped us win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
Snow & steel: the Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45 by Peter Caddick-Adams
The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
Absent: M. Farell
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call To Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, G. Nixon, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval Of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval Of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved as amended by unanimous consent.
E. Davis shared a Christmas letter received from former Board Trustees George Snow and Cecil Young.
The Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP) – Phase II brochure, which will be given out to patrons to explain the scope, cost and timeline of the construction project, was provided to the board.
Among items in the publicity packet was a news story in the Canton Observer about the PSIP (Phase II) and also one about a local teenage runaway who was found by police on library property.
Community Relations department head L. Golden provided the board with proofs of the eight (8) pages of library events which will appear in the next Discover brochure.
The Friends of the Library fundraiser at Tony Sacco’s Pizzeria raised $80; the Friends were pleased and will pursue other, similarly small fundraising efforts as revenue from the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore continues to drop.
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. .
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
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers
Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas
Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo
Falling kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Paladin prophecy. Book 1 by Mark Frost
Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta
- Game Making with GameSalad – Sunday January 18, 2015 2:00 – 4:30 PM Learn computer science fundamentals by creating a simple computer game. All attendees must bring their own PC/Mac laptop with the GameSalad Creator installed. Download GameSalad Creator for free here.
- STEMSquad - Saturday January 24, 2015 2:00 -3:30 PM Join us for math, science and engineering activity stations. Make a 3D fractal pyramid, explore the acidity of common household items and participate in a paper tower building contest.