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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Oct 20, 2008

Jitterbug PerfumeJitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins): This philosophical epic, with a large cast of characters, addresses the fervent desire of the human race to overcome the tyranny of aging and physical death.

Seniors Book Discussion - Oct 22, 2008

suitefraSuite Française (Irène Némirovsky): An extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - discovered and published 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art.

Library Board Approves Tax Rate Reduction

CANTON, MI—The Canton Public Library Board of Trustees approved the reduction of the library millage rate at their September 18 meeting. Canton Township homeowners will pay the new rate of 1.4980 mils for library taxes in calendar year 2009.

The rate drop will reduce the library’s operating budget by 10.6% compared to 2008. Library staff closely examined budgets to look for savings opportunities as across-the- board cuts were made. The library’s 2009 budget is 5.8 million dollars.

“In today’s economic climate, governments need to find ways to reduce the tax burden on residents,” says James Fausone, library trustee. “The library can lead the way locally by finding ways to cut costs and give taxpayers some relief.”

Special Board Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The hearing was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Gillig, J. Fausone , G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams

Absent: C. VanAuken

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2009 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion. Slight revisions were made within the materials category and an addition to utilities.

2009 Proposed Budget Approval

J. Fausone moved and N. Williams supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2009 Budget amount of $5,855,111.

The motion passed unanimously 9/08-18-1-BH

Meeting Minutes -- September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:35 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, G. Snow, C. Young
Absent: C. Van Auken

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Library Board Meeting Agenda -- September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- 7:30 p.m.
  1. Call to Order
  2. Call to Audience
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 8/21/08
  5. Communications
  6. Report of the Library Director
  7. Old Business
    • Roof Update
  8. New Business
    • Board Holiday Party
  9. Call to Audience
  10. Adjourn

Proposed 2009 Budget Hearing Agenda - Sept 18, 2008

September 18, 2008 -- 7:30 p.m.
  1. Call to Order
  2. Budget Hearing
  3. Approval of Budget
  4. Tax Resolution

Campus Workouts

It's not too soon in the school year to start healthy habits and make them stick. USA Weekend Contributor, Jorge Cruise, gives advice for college students to keep those pesky Freshman 10 at bay.

4 Big, Easy Boosts for Your Student

USA Weekend's Parent Smart contributor, Ann Pleshette Murphy, was asked how to get this school year started off right. Click the link above for her tips.

Connections Newsletter - Sep/Oct 2008

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

New Look to Out & About


Our Internet Branch has expanded the activity options that you see when visiting our Fun Stuff page. Instead of just one event, now you'll see one, two or three tips (each linked to the event's page). Further, we've added some popular calendar links to the feature so you can explore for other entertainment options for half- or one-day excursions.

10 Tips of To-Do's During First Week in College

Retired Professors Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy H. Hyman share their advice for college success in their column at the link above. For more pointers, check out their website, Professor's Guide, and check the book in our collection Professor's Guide to Getting Good Grades.

Green Resource Bibliography

The following materials are found in the collections of the Canton Public Library.

Green Consumers

Theme — Winter

Books For Toddlers (ages 18 months - 3 years)

For Preschoolers (ages 4 - 5 years)

Theme — Under the Sea



Theme — Trains


September 2008 Lunch & a Book - September 11

Everybody was so youngEverybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story (Amanda Vaill): A finely written biography brings to life the globe-trotting, high-living socialites who were models for works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso until tragedy struck their children at the end of the Roaring Twenties.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Sep 15, 2008

Cannery RowCannery Row (John Steinbeck): Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.