The Chairperson, Michelle Farell, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.

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

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE  (D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, R. Noble, 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 — Director Eva Davis shared a letter written by a teen patron, requesting that the library increase its operating hours on Sunday evenings until 8:00 or 9:00 PM. While not an option at this time, Board members agreed that the issue deserved consideration for the future and asked Davis to add it to the March agenda to begin discussions.
  • DIRECTORS REPORT — Plante Moran auditors will be at the library February 19-23 for the annual audit; they will present their findings to the board at the April meeting.
    • The financials show that the library is over-spent in the Capital Outlay category due to the construction project. Funds for the project will be pulled into the budget in April with the 1st Quarter Budget Amendment, and will fall within the expenditure number that had been approved by the board in September.
  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Secretary/Treasurer Jasmine Lee queried whether the Plante  Moran auditors would be presenting a quick summary of the library’s current ratios and liquid assets as part of their report. Vice Chair Don Turner explained that the scope of auditors’ mission focused on how finances had been managed by library staff, and on such peripherals as the ratio of the fund balance to the operating budget.
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS — None
  • OLD BUSINESS  — None
  • NEW BUSINESS
    • Preliminary 2018 Monthly Board Meeting Agendas — The board briefly discussed the outline presented by Davis.
    • Board Committees — Chair Michelle Farell thanked the Retirement Benefits Committee and the Director’s Evaluation Committee for their work in 2017, and as their assigned tasks are complete, dissolved them. Chair Farell will appoint a 2018 Director’s Evaluation Committee in late summer.
    • Proposal to Convert Supervisor Positions to Full-Time Status — Davis stated that the written proposal outlined the rationale for converting the three positions to full-time status.

       N. Eggenberger moved and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the proposal to convert three
       supervisor positions to full-time status.

       The motion passed unanimously 18/2-15-1

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE – None
  • ADJOURN   
     The meeting was adjourned at 8:11 PM.  

Two undercover KGB agents pose as a married American couple in order to spy on the United States government during the Cold War.

A disillusioned young man and his drug dealing friend, under the code names "Falcon" and 'Snowman" commit a brazen act of espionage, by selling some of America's most sensitive secrets to the KGB.

Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal. But all agree that nobody ever leaves the 'Circus' without some unfinished business. Brought out of retirement to trace an enemy infiltrator in the department where he was once the prize employee, the shy and retiring master of espionage moves forwards to investigate and finds himself going backwards over very old ground ..

Check out some of these great books that talk about time travel! It's a chance to escape to a different world, from wherever you may be! Some of these titles are featured in our window display in the fiction stacks--make sure to check there first! While you're browsing, you just might few a new favorite book!

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | video | large print

This debut novel tells the compelling love story of artist Clare and her husband, Henry, a librarian at the Newberry Library who has an ailment called Chrono-Displaced Person (CDP), which without his control removes him to the past or the future under stressful circumstances. The clever story is told from the perspectives of Henry and Clare at various times in their lives. Henry's time travels enable him to visit Clare as a little girl and later as an aged widow and explain "how it feels to be living outside of the time constraints most humans are subject to." He seeks out a doctor named Kendrik, who is unable to help him but hopes to find a cure for his daughter, Alba, who has inherited CDP.

Outlander : a novel by Diana Gabaldon

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

Electrify Your Winter with Oprah's newest book club pick: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. An American Marriage is not only available here in the Library, but also available on demand with Hoopla! Grab a copy in print, stream on your computer or download on your device with the Hoopla app to work towards completion of the Checklist Challenge.

An American marriage by Tayari Jones
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

We have a new job openings with our Circulation Services, Business Services and Information Services Department. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Flynn, a snowy-white bichon  frise from Plymouth, Michigan, was crowned Best in Show champion at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Michigan "underdog" surprised the crowd when the judge declared him the winner of the top prize over 2,882 other competitors. Flynn's owners are a married couple from Plymouth. Lorrie Carlton is a professional dog handler and groomer and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Letsche, is a veterinarian. They both share a love of animals and manage the Remrock Veterinary Service and the Belle Creek Bichons, a kennel located on a 12 acre property in rural Plymouth. Flynn has already checked off several items on his bucket list including appearing on Broadway and making the morning talk show rounds. 

Marvel's Black Panther hits theaters tomorrow, but you can enjoy Black Panther comics right now with Hoopla! Use your Canton Public Library card to meet the cowled hero of Wakanda on your computer or device with the first two volumes written by National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (author of Between The World and Me). 

 

 

When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T'Challa struggles to unite his citizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!.

Did you miss our Love Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Sweet hearts by Jan Carr

A young girl celebrates Valentine's Day by making and hiding paper hearts around the house for her family to discover. Includes directions for making hearts and a brief history of Valentine's Day.

Lost Dearborn by Craig Hutchison

Throughout tits existence, Dearborn has been a pioneer settlement, a multicultural hub, a college town, a major tourism center and a world-renowned industrial city. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, significant structures have been lost to time. Author Craig E. Hutchison endeavors to immortalize the important foundational building blocks of an evolving city.

A rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, placing the enigmatic monument in a wider cultural context, bringing acute insight into how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, and even neopagans, have interpreted the mystery over the centuries.

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