Halloween is around the corner and you'll need some scary stories and horror movies to get yourself in the mood. Check out what the library has to offer: bookmarks with vampire reading suggestions like "Vampires in All Genres" and "Bite Me - Books About Vampires", as well as other horror tales and films.
Facts.com can be your guide to the presidential election. This is a database which covers current events, hot political topics and American and world history. If you are in need of any last minute info on the candidates, their platforms, or background on issues, click the above link on the 2008 election. Under "Issues in the Headlines", click on "2008 Presidential Race". You may also follow the links from our Canton Public Library home page by clicking on the "Electronic Resources" button, choosing Databases, scrolling down to the "Social Sciences" category and then clicking the Facts.com database.
"Three Books" is a series on NPR's "All Things Considered" in which they invite writers to recommend three great reads on a single theme. Marc Acito, self-described political addict and author of "Attack of the Theater People" picked three "Books to Feed Your Election Fix." Check the CPL catalog for title availability.
In Sunday's paper, Robin Erb, Detroit Free Education Writer, reported more recently-graduated students are enrolling in community colleges than at state universities. Click the link above to find out why.
Amazon.com has an interactive map of the U.S. showing which states are "red" or "blue" based on their online book purchases. The site also includes a list of the bestselling red and blue political books (plus books that they call "purple" that did not fit into either category). Check the CPL catalog for title availability.
One of the best reasons to give Janet Lee Carey's Dragon's Keep to young teens (especially girls) is that it's a page-turning fantasy filled with well-drawn, three-dimensional characters (both human and otherwise). Because one exciting episode (and chapter) no sooner ends than another one begins, Carey's book would have made a wonderful serial, if only there were a magazine for teens that did that kind of thing.
The Fall is by far one of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen and I highly recommend it. Visually minded filmmaker Tarsem Singh returns to the director's chair for the first time since The Cell (2000) with this psychologically complex tale of a hospitalized paraplegic with a curious knack for storytelling. Unable to free himself from his sterile confines, the immobile patient's deepest fears form the basis of a dark story that he shares with his young companion -- a little girl who visits his room as she recovers from a nasty fall. As the eerie tale unfolds, reality and fantasy gradually merge to form a strange world in which anything is possible.
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.”
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 HearingThe 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