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Don't judge a book by it's cover' we're told, but what about it's title?  5 bestselling novels with titles that intrigued me enough to check them out:.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 5/21/2009
  • Strategic Plan Presentation – Susan Kennedy K2 Communication Plus (item of action)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Plante & Moran Audit Proposal/Audit RFP Discussion (item of action)
    • Trustee Application Review
  • New Business
    • 2010 Budget Preparations
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

On the Case...

If you're a fan of Walter Mosley and enjoy stories featuring a 'real' private eye try...Loren D. Estleman, Robert J.

Google Wave is a game-changer

Google Wave, a product announced last week at Google's developer conference, appears to be the way everyone will communicate in the near future.
Wave eliminates the redundancy and errors of communication typically present in email; combining email's best features with those of chat, wikis, and mashup applications.
Developers will be able to extend Wave's capabilities to include games and many functional tools for productivity.
Lastly, Google plans the project to be open source and interoperable, making it a solid contender to eventually replace conventional email.

Going Green

Do you wish you could change your life and make it just a little more environmentally sound? Many people do, but with so much information out there on how to go green, it can be overwhelming. Here are a few handpicked, current titles to help you work toward a more eco-friendly existence.

The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is one of our new picture books, located on the new shelf in the children's department. It is about a young boy named Liam who decides to grow a small garden in the midst of a new cement filled city. Before he knows it the whole city is becoming greener as his garden grows and his efforts inspire others to grow their own gardens. The pictures are busy and fun to look at again and again. This is a great book about spring, gardens and making a difference in the environment.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Bonjour petits enfants! Zis iz Thorndyke zee Arteest Bear! I am Getting Creative @ My Library. Can you tell I am excited for Summer Reading? Signs of summer reading are popping up all over CPL. The Summer Reading bulletin board is up, the reading logs have been printed, the prizes are hidden in a secure location in the library, and I am wearing my summer reading t-shirt. For a bear who lives in the library, the first day of Summer Reading is almost better than Christmas. Will I see YOU here on Monday? I hope so! Until then,
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Displaced Worker Assistance

U.S. Representative John Dingell’s office has compiled a guidebook entitled, "Displaced Worker Assistance and Training Opportunities Guidebook," which includes information on unemployment benefits, food stamps, foreclosure assistance, job training programs and more.

Audio Ready for Summer Reading?

I don't know about you, but I'm very ready for Summer Reading!  I'm getting ready for a long car trip out to the East Coast by checking out some of our awesome audio books.  Right now I'm listening to Fairest, by Gail Carson Levine - it's read by an entire cast of vocal artists.  I highly recommend it.

Strong Women, Able To Leap Any Obstacle in 500 Pages Or Less

What do these books have in common? They all have storylines of strong women who overcome obstacles and struggles. Empower yourself and give them a try!

Hurray for Olivia!

Olivia is an intelligent, charming pig who lives with her parents, and younger brothers Ian and William.  She dreams of being a famous dancer, and enjoys going to the beach and bossing her brothers around.  Check out these great books by Ian Falconer: Olivia, Olivia forms a band,

High School Drama and Friendship Book Suggestions

If you are interested in high school dramas and books dealing with friendship you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Teen Book Discussion : Glass

Read Glass by Ellen Hopkins then join us to discuss your favorite chapter or character. Teens going into grades seven through twelve can register online. Pick up a book to check out at the East Reference Desk.

Michigan's best beaches

There is no excuse for being bored this summer in Michigan. From the pristine beaches of the UP to miles of Lake Michigan beaches, there is something for everyone here, be it swimming, snorkeling, kite flying or just sleeping in the sun. Stay for the sunset too, each one is more beautiful than the day before! Michigan's best beaches

Gear Up For Getting Creative!

Gear up for this year's summer reading theme (Get Creative @ Your Library) by checking out Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer or The Calder Game. These art-inspired mysteries are a lot of fun and when you finish you can check out the related games on Scholastic's website.

Duct Tape Mania

If you think duct tape is just for fixing things, you are wrong! You can make a wallet, bag, or bouquet of roses out of our many colored rolls of duct tape. All materials will be supplied.  Register today
Grades: Tween/Teen (going into 5th - 12th)
Program Date: Monday, June 22 at 1 - 1:45pm

Backyards

backyardsBackyards: A Sunset Design Guide by Bridget Biscotti Bradley is full of beautiful images of backyard spaces that are, unlike those in many landscaping books, realistic for suburban homeowners like us. The spaces are reasonably sized and range in style from clean modern to cozy cottage and beyond. A bonus is that throughout, the author of the book provide tips on how to use native materials for a greener, more sustainable result.

Positively creepy...

Stephen King is literally the 'Master of Horror', but if you have read everything he's written and you're looking for new authors try Dean Koontz's SHATTERED , THE ICE HOUSE by Minette Walters, F.

Digging for the Truth

Forensic science(often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system.  Aaron Elkins' Gideon Oliver is a forensic anthropologist, Eve Duncan featured in Iris Johansen's books is a forensic sculptor. Kathryn Fox has a new series featuring pathologist and forensic physician, Dr.

Model T Birthplace

The Ford Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit may be the most significant auto-heritage site in the world. In 1904 the Ford Motor Company built the Piquette plant as its first factory building. Here is where Henry Ford and his team built the first 12,000 Model Ts and many subsequent models. The Ford Piquette Avenue plant is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a State of Michigan Historic Site and a City of Detroit Historic District. The plant offers tours for the public.