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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.

The New York Times bestselling author of Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet reveals her powerful belly-slimming plan that will help you lose up to 10 pounds in 10 days! Are you sick and tired of your belly fat? Frustrated with diets that don't take it off? Angry that you don't look the way you want to look, and can't wear the clothes you want to wear? Naturopathic physician and weight loss specialist Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has spent over 20 years showing people how to do the impossible: take off stubborn belly fat. After guiding thousands of amazing transformations over her career, Dr. Petrucci has targeted the most powerful ways to flatten your belly--deprivation not included! In The 10-Day Belly Slimdown, you will learn the #1 biggest secret to rapid belly-blasting: "mini-fasting." This simple but revolutionary shift in the timing of your meals means you'll eat within a seven-hour window each day. While you're mini-fasting, you'll never feel hungry--luscious, satisfying bone broth will quench cravings and melt off pounds, collagen-packed shakes will kick your metabolism into overdrive, and "slim-gestion" foods, herbs, and spices will fight bloat, lower inflammation, and cleanse your gut. In combination, these strategies deliver incredible results quickly and safely. The 10-Day Belly Slimdown includes daily meal plans, batch cooking tips to make meal prep a snap, 80 delicious new recipes, and a sensible maintenance plan. As you heal your belly from the inside out, you'll feel younger, happier, and lighter than you thought possible.

Economists Payne and Barnett apply the principles of their discipline to weight loss in this uniquely themed and user-friendly guide. The authors share their stories of taking on and then shedding excess pounds and conclude that the crux of the obesity epidemic rests on the glut of food in the developed world. They argue that the habit of eating more than necessary is fueled by mass production of processed food and by a resulting culture of abundance that prizes instant gratification. To combat this trend, the two men suggest an "austerity program," as opposed to the "speculative boom" of choosing immediate gratification over long-term consequences. Their key suggestions include a daily weigh-in, becoming calorie conscious, eating one square meal a day (as opposed to three), rejecting fad diets, limiting variety, and adopting a "mini-feast/mini-fast" lifestyle. Payne and Barnett make clear that this is not a nutrition book, though they do advise limiting carbs and eating more fruits and vegetables. While some dieters may balk at the advice to "embrace hunger," others will find the authors' down-to-earth, realistic tactics (e.g., enjoy the occasional big meal, but cut back the next day) both motivating and sensible. 

Hyman (Eat Fat, Get Thin), a bestselling health author and practitioner of the "functional medicine" approach, revisits the topic of his earlier books: why a lack of understanding about good nutrition, coupled with misleading, conflicting media hype, leads to poor food choices and makes people sick and out of shape. Thus, Hyman recycles his diet plan once again. It remains a sensible, anti-inflammatory, whole-food/"real food" approach. Now called the Pegan Diet, it's intended to combine the best of the paleo plan with a vegan regimen. Pegan is a silly, paradoxical misnomer: no diet can be simultaneously paleo (meat, fats, and few vegetables/fruit) and vegan (with no animal products whatsoever). However, the diet's recommendations are basically sound: fresh, locally sourced, preferably organic food; nothing refined or processed; and a focus on not raising blood sugar. Adding to the impression that Hyman's book itself is less than fresh, he spends some time recapping the "10-Day Detox" from his earlier book The Blood Sugar Solution as a lead-in to the Pegan plan. The result is nothing new, but it should prove as popular as Hyman's earlier efforts with health enthusiasts who believe in the promises of functional medicine.

 

If you're looking for a readable memoir, browse this list of suggestions for your next read.

Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of?

This title can also be checked out in multiple copies for a book discussion.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz practiced denial, avoidance, and distraction. But after her elderly mother's encounter with a ladder, the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. The themes here are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.

International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Check out a title below to learn more about yoga, meditation, and their benefits for all ages. 

Stories

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo

When Bunny wakes up, he finds it is the perfect morning to do yoga and wishes his friends would join him.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak between August 11th and 13th. Before you look up, check out one of these books to learn more about the stars!

Examines the evolution of stars and galaxies, covering how the science of cosmology has changed over time to better understand the process.

Discover the stars by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

 

National Campfire Day is the first Saturday in August, followed shortly by National S'Mores Day on August 10. Either way, curl up with a good book and a marshmallowy treat around a campfire. Suggested titles are below, with those intended for older audiences at the bottom.

Sleepless knight by James Sturm

The Knight and his trusty horse Edward go on a camping trip, but the Knight cannot sleep when he discovers he has left his beloved teddy bear behind.

Nightlights by Paul Paolilli

Celebrates all the ways, after the sun goes down, light finds a way to shine, from lighthouses and fireflies to moonlight in an owl's eyes and a crackling campfire.

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