Third and Fourth Grade Book Discussion

If you had a mean old principal, what would you do? George and Harold take matters into their own hands, and the results is the Epic Novels of Captain Underpants. On August 17th at 2:00PM, third and fourth graders are invited to join us as we read and discuss The Adventures of Captain Underpants. And probably laugh a lot too. Registration begins August 3rd. Don't forget to pick up your book at the Children's Reference Desk!

The National Jukebox

The Library of Congress recently unveiled a fantastic new site called the National Jukebox which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Included are more than 10,000 recordings orginally made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925 that were originally issued on labels now owned by Sony Entertainment. Available selections come from several genres including classical, blues, ragtime, jazz, religious, spoken word and even yodeling and whistling! The database will be increased on a regular basis with contributions from other Sony-owned labels such as Columbia and Okeh.

Do you Know What Goes in to Eating Animals?

Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer's newest book, discusses the complex issues that surround the meat we consume. This ranges from animal welfare to health to politics. Foer employs his unique voice to reveal the commonplace, yet horrendous practices that occur in the factory farming industry. The facts unearthed through his investigative jounalism argue cases for both a selective omnivore diet and a vegetarian diet. This book is shocking, fascinating, and may challenge the reader's everyday eating practices and beliefs. We have it in multiple formats:

Eating animals [book] by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating animals [sound recording] by Jonathan Safran Foer

Simple Knitting

Simple knitting : a complete how-to-knit workshop with 20 projects by Erika Knight ; [photography by Yuki Sugiura] — The "simple" in the title of this book refers to the fact that knitting doesn't have to be difficult, but it also points to the streamlined, unadorned style of these projects. Made from mostly earth-toned yarns and in earth-friendly fibers, these knitted objects have a modern feel.

Book Club Choices: August 2011

Book groups: Tried Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide containing book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999 ext. 1180.

Cutting for Stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [kit] by Mark Twain; with an introduction by John Seelye; notes by Guy Cardwell

Case Histories: a novel [kit] by Kate Atkinson

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship [kit] by Ann Patchett

Time was… Time is…

August 17 marks the 225th birthday of American legend Davy Crockett. Although much lore surrounds the life of the coonskin-capped frontiersman, the truth is actually a different story–and just as interesting. History buffs will find Michael Wallis' new biography, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, a compelling portrait of the man.

Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot

Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of Hardscrabble New England by Matthew P. Mayo

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America by Jonathan Dixon

Augustine's Confessions: A Biography by Garry Wills

Meeting Minutes - June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, M. Barker, K. Kostielney

Call To Audience

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

Approval Of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the agenda as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-1

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

D. Turner moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 general meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-2

Approval Of Closed Session Minutes

D. Turner moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 closed session.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-3


M. Siegrist inquired whether all board members had received and responded to an invitation from the Friends to attend their annual meeting.

Attention Inventors and Do It Yourself Auto Enthusiasts

Ford Motor Company TechShop, a membership based workshop that provides members affordable access to industrial tools & equipment, have announced a collaborative effort in the city of Detroit called TechShop Detroit. The Detroit studio will feature over $1 million in high-tech equipment and include everything from top-quality prototyping tools and industrial-grade sewing and textile equipment to laser cutting, welding and machine shop-type gear. As part of the arrangment Ford will incorporate a first-of-its-kind "Innovation Exchange" with the nonprofit organization AutoHarvest. Ford and TechShop will preview the facility this week during Maker Faire Detroit, held July 30-31, 2011 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.