June is National Dairy Month! Americans love dairy products. We consume about 275 pounds of milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream a year! Consuming dairy products helps maintain healthy bones, teeth and gums throughout our lives. Nutrients found in dairy products include calcium, protein, potassium and vitamins. Want to learn more? Visit Maybury Farm in Northville where you can meet farm animals and learn about farming. And check out some amazing books about all things dairy and dairy substitutes! 

A wide-ranging history of a surprisingly controversial form of nourishment. Milk, from humans and a variety of animals, is the subject of the latest enthusiastic investigation by the prolific Kurlansky (Paper: Paging Through History, 2016, etc.), winner of the James Beard Award and Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, among other accolades. For 10,000 years, milk has been "the most argued-over food in human history," the author asserts, with experts opining about whether milk was fit for human consumption, whether babies should be breast-fed (and by whom—their own mothers or wet nurses), which mammal produced the best milk, whether milk should be pasteurized and homogenized, how cows should be raised and milked, and what effects such interventions as hormones, antibiotics, and genetically modified crops have on the milk we consume. Although many cultures feature milk-based creation myths, breast-feeding has long been a source of contention. Excavations of ancient Roman gravesites have turned up baby milk bottles, indicating that some babies were artificially fed. In the Middle Ages, artificial feeding was common, with numerous recipes for baby formulas; in 1816, one writer advised that babies should be suckled on goats, setting off a trend throughout Europe. Also popular was the employment of wet nurses, who often became live-in domestics. The choice of wet nurse was not simple: Many believed that the baby would inherit the nurse's disposition and traits; one doctor recommended that "a brunette with her first child, which should be a boy" made the ideal wet nurse. Especially in cities, spoilage, unclean udders, and unsanitary dairies caused illness and a great number of infant deaths. Pasteurization was a solution, but consumers complained about the taste. Debate about the safety of raw milk, much prized by cheese makers and organic farmers, still rages. Kurlansky looks at the production of milk and its uses in liquid and solid form (yogurt, butter, cheese, ice cream, pudding) around the world throughout history and into the present.Chock-full of fascinating details and more than 100 recipes.

The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese a year, and physician and veganism advocate Barnard (Power Foods for the Brain) asserts that giving it up could be a route to improved overall health. Cheese, he warns, is an essentially unhealthy product-filled with fat, cholesterol, and sodium-and has addictive properties as well. Despite an overly alarmist tone, Barnard is effective in explaining how the "ultimate processed food" is manufactured, and, with plenty of statistics to hand, why it isn't healthful. To this end, he raises the array of medical problems potentially associated with dairy or obesity. Barnard's antidote is a standard plant-based food plan. Readers can eschew cheese and create healthier versions of favorite foods by following 70 recipes developed by vegan cookbook author Dreena Burton for meals, snacks, and desserts. The book also lists versatile cheese replacements employing nut butters, non-dairy plant milks, coconuts, and soy. 

Did you know...

The library makes available a number of magnifiers, large and small, that can be checked out with your Canton Public Library card? The magnifiers can help make reading text easier and are a low cost way to explore the item before making the personal investment.

Magnifiers can be checked out for three weeks and come in a durable bag for transportation. 

Check one out today!

Excited for the movie? Want to learn more about these heroes, their history, and others who have held the Ant-Man and Wasp mantle? Try one of these books:

Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. And from the ice of the northern Atlantic, Captain America returned from the frozen depths that the Avengers truly took form. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, and written by Stan "The Man" Lee, you'll find the first appearances of Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo, the debut of the Masters of Evil and the Hulk's departure from the team, and subsequent battle with the Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers.

Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an old enemy returns (sort of), Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

In honor of World Refugee Day, browse the titles below and find stories that will take you on a journey to a new place. Some fiction, some nonfiction, all focus on a story of leaving somewhere behind for a new life.

Click on the titles for location and availability. Additional media formats included below.

 

90 miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Also available in: e-audiobook

When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation. But when the boys get to Miami, they are thrust into a world where bullies seem to run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves.

The bone sparrow by Zana Fraillon

"Subhi's contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and she asks him to read her late mother's stories to her"--.

Find your best June 20 with:

The Chairperson, Michelle Farell, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present:           Nancy Eggenberger, Michelle Farell, Jasmine Lee, Jane Pandit, Amy Watts

Absent:            Don Turner

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

 

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE  (M. Coughlin, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, B. Madziar, D. McHugh,                 M. Nicholson, S. Sharma, N. Szczepanski) - None

           

  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA

   The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

 

  • APPROVAL OF GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

   The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

 

  • COMMUNICATIONS — E. Davis distributed an informational flyer from the Library of Michigan, geared toward library trustees.

 

  • DIRECTORS REPORT — The library is 42% of the way through 2018. While the financials reflect being over in the areas of Insurance, Capital Outlay and Professional & Contractual, this is because of expenditures for premiums and the capital construction project, which had to be paid early in the year. These numbers will fall in line as the year progresses.

 

  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS — None

 

  • COMMITTEE REPORTS — None

 

  • OLD BUSINESS  — None

 

  • NEW BUSINESS
    • 2018-2019 Healthcare Plan Contract Options — Beth Madziar of Kapnick Insurance presented three healthcare plan options for the board’s consideration for the 2018-2019 plan contract year.

 

  • Approve 2018-2019 Healthcare Plan Contract — N. Eggenberger moved and A. Watts supported a motion to approve the renewal of Blue Care Network’s Healthy Blue Living HMO Platinum 500 plan for the August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 contract year.

    The motion passed unanimously 18/6-13-1

 

  •  Approve Employee Cost-Sharing Method for Medical Premiums as Outlined by Michigan Public Act 152 (Publicly Funded Health Insurance Act) — N. Eggenberger moved and J. Lee supported a motion to approve the Hard Cap as the employee cost-sharing method for medical premiums for the August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 contract year, in compliance with Michigan Public Act 152.

The motion passed unanimously 18/6-13-2

 

  • 2019 Budget Discussion:  Revenues — As the first draft of the 2019 budget proposal will be presented to the board at the July meeting, Davis requested that the board make clear to her their wishes re: revenues
    • Millage rate: the board wishes to retain the current millage rate as allowed with the Headlee reduction (1.5006 mills)
    • Property tax collection rate: the board is comfortable with the assumption of a 98% collection rate
    • Use of Fund Balance: there will be no large construction project in 2019; however, smaller capital expenditures will be made (repairs to ramps and sidewalks; upgrades to the Friends donations area, the Sorter Room and outside landscaping)

 

  • Overview of 62 Days of Summer — Community Relations Department Head L. Golden reviewed the new summer program and distributed starter kits to the board members.

 

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE – None

 

  • ADJOURN

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 PM.  

Pokemon Go Community Day

PoGo

Stop by the Canton Public Library during the Pokemon Go Community Day. Our front porch will become a recharge and rehydrate station from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It is important to stay hydrated in the summer heat so we will be handing out cold water while supplies last. Additionally, we will providing charging stations for you to recharge your phone while you rehydrate and socialize with other Pokemon Go players. 

All Ages, No Registration Required

* A Pokemon Go account and mobile device is required to play Pokemon Go. You may use our WiFi to connect to the game.*

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, July 8 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Outdoors

One of my goals for summer is to grow a garden with a variety of herbs and vegetables. Gardening is a great family activity that teaches children plant lifecycles and where food comes from. Here are some gardening resources for children to get your family started. 

Presents twelve gardening projects using leftover scraps from cooking, including growing celery from stubs, growing a bulb of garlic from a single clove, and growing a ginger plant from a root.

In my garden by Ruth Musgrave

Introduces gardens and gardening, including how a seed grows into a plant, how fruits and vegetables form, and what animals and insects also live in a garden.

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