The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM
- Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
- Absent: J. Fausone, S. Foster
- Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, S. Sharma, N. Szczepanski) – E. Davis introduced Business Services Administrative Assistant Shipra Sharma to the board)
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
E. Davis shared a letter from Canton Leisure Services director Debbie Bilbrey-Honsowetz, thanking the library for closing during Liberty Fest, thus freeing up parking space for festival-goers.
The Internet service upgrade (from 50- to 100-megabits) went smoothly; Davis congratulated IT Department Head L. Papa and his team.
The annual staff picnic will be held on Thursday August 27, from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM; the board members are all invited. The Friends of the Library will make the presentation(s) of their annual Education Award scholarship(s) at noon.
Davis reviewed the financial reports, which again indicate that the Professional & Contractual, Insurance and Capital Outlay expenses are still trending high. The rest of the reports indicate that the library is on target at the midpoint of the budget year.
Shadow work: the unpaid, unseen jobs that fill your day by Craig Lambert
Spinster: making a life of one's own by Kate Bolick
How the Earth changed history [videodisc] by BBC Productions ; National Geographic Channel
The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
Explore a volcano with Park Ranger Rebecca Carvalho and Volcanologist Dr. Don Swanson! You'll learn tons of facts about volcanoes, plus get a chance to snap virtual photos at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
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Experience a deep sea dive with experts Sylvia Earle and Erika Bergman at Camp Google. You'll see wildlife and reef habitats, learn about life undersea, and hear sea stories from Sylvia and Erika.
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Go set a watchman [kit] by Harper Lee — From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch — "Scout" — returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past — a journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision — a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times.
Michigan Civil War landmarks by David Ingall & Karin Risko
Putinism: Russia and its future with the West by Walter Laqueur
The Oregon Trail: a new American journey by Rinker Buck
Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa by James Neff
The general and the genius: Groves and Oppenheimer, the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb by James Kunetka, author of Oppenheimer: the years of risk
Euphoria: a novel by Lily King — English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe of New Guinea. Haunted by his brothers' deaths and frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby--the artistic, female-dominated Tam--he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control. Join us Thursday, August 13 at noon.
South of superior by Ellen Airgood — When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.
Daisy Turner's kin: an African American family saga by Jane C. Beck
Alone: the triumph and tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones
A full life: reflections at ninety by Jimmy Carter
The rainman's third cure: an irregular education by Peter Coyote
Second Street Station: a Mary Handley mystery by Lawrence H. Levy
The empty mirror: a Viennese mystery by J. Sydney Jones
A duty to the dead by Charles Todd
The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
Damsel in distress by Carola Dunn
The devil's making by Seán Haldane
Some danger involved: a novel by Will Thomas