Book Gems: Nonfiction

On September 29, the librarians of CPL presented the hidden 'gems' in the stacks; books you might never have heard of but that you won't want to miss. In the video below, Lisa tells us about several good nonfiction titles:

Did you miss the program the first time around? Did we miss some hidden gems? Tell us if you'd like us to do this program again in the comments. Also, enjoy the full list of nonfiction books below:

Devil in the details: scenes from an obsessive girlhood by Jennifer Traig — As a teenager in California during the eighties, Traig's obsessive compulsive disorder made her disinfect everything around her. She looks back with an unflinching eye — sharing even the most painful details — but she does it with humor and compassion. If you like memoirs/essays of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs, or Rhoda Janzen’s Mennonite in a little black dress this is for you.

Stuff the Truck Diaper Drive

On November 16 and 17, the library will be hosting a diaper drive to benefit the Detroit Area Diaper Bank. For a fourth straight year, the number of children living in poverty is up and many families in our community struggle to provide clean diapers for babies, the handicapped and elderly. Last year we collected over 26,000 diapers to help Michigan families. We need your help to stuff the truck donated by Fat Chef in a Little Coat catering. Bring diapers, any brand or size, baby through adult, to the library on November 16 and 17. Open packages are acceptable; if diapers are loose, please indicate size on the package.

The Detroit Area Diaper Bank is a Canton-based nonprofit charitable organization helping to meet the need for diapers at partner agencies working with people in crisis.

Organize and Recycle in Your Kitchen

Susan Carmody of Perfectly Placed LLC and Mary Vangieson, the Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator, offer an introductory presentation to help participants learn the basics of organizing and recycling in their kitchens… just in time for holiday entertaining. This is the second presentation by Susan and Mary in their series about organizing and recycling. Bring your plastic shopping bags and receive a free, reusable shopping tote on November 2 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Murder Will Out: Mystery Movie Night

On Tuesday, November 29 TNT introduces Mystery Movie Night with six films based on the works of Scott Turow (11/29), Sandra Brown (11/30), Lisa Gardner (12/6), Richard North Patterson (12/7), April Smith (12/13), and Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark (12/20). Three additional films will be announced in 2012.

Innocent by Scott Turow

Ricochet by Sandra Brown

Hide by Lisa Gardner

Silent witness by Richard North Patterson

Budget Hearing Minutes - September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2012 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

No public comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A.Heidemann, S. Rzetelny, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski)

2012 Proposed Budget Approval

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2012 Budget amount of $4,932,702 (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 11/09-15-1-BH

Tax Resolution

J. Fausone moved and K. Schulz supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.5437 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. (See Attachment B)

A roll call vote was taken.

Aye: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Nay: None

The motion passed 11/09 15-2-BH

Adjourn

The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:35 PM

Meeting Minutes - September 15, 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM
Present: M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, J. Fausone, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

A letter from Lois McWherter was passed around. Also, board members confirmed they had received communication from Trustee G. Snow and C. Young.

Report Of The Library Director

A positive op-ed piece by editor Brad Kadrich, regarding National Library Card Sign Up Month and in support of the library, appeared in the most recent issue of the Canton Observer.

Sergeant Scott Hughesdon of Canton’s Department of Public Safety had visited and was shown a map and resolutions of the proposed new security cameras (agenda action item #2) to verify that the views obtained by their placement would be helpful to the police. He complimented E. Davis and security monitor Bill Rice on implementing his department’s suggestions.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

On November 28, the regularly scheduled Family Storytimes and ABC Activity Times begining at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM will be held at Barnes & Noble in Northville. This change is in support of the Canton Public Library Book Fair held in partnership with Barnes & Noble. While you are there use the coupon found in the November/December 2011 Connections newsletter and start your holiday shopping.

WordPress to Webpage

Connect to others by converting a free WordPress blog page into a webpage — no HTML taught or needed. Join us forWordPress to Webpage on Friday, November 4th from 10:00-11:30 AM. If you've ever wanted to create your own webpage but found HTML too complicated, give this program a try!

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