Time to Tune Up Your Driving Skills?

Did you know AARP offers a Driver Safety Program for drivers age 50 and older? For over 25 years, this refresher course has taught experienced drivers current rules of the road, how to operate their vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and adjustments they may need to make to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. For more information call AARP's Detroit Information Center (313) 832-6846 during business hours or AARP's website.

Hey, kids - meet Marley!

Marley, the lovable Labrador who inspired a best-selling book and a hit movie, now comes to us in a format for beginning readers.  Marley & Me: Meet Marley and Marley & Me: Marley to the Rescue follow the escapades of Marley, who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. If you love dogs, you'll definitely love reading about Marley's crazy adventures.

Year 2008 Top Fiction Picks

American Wife
by Curtis Sittenfeld
On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.” A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.

Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer
In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now.

Our newsletter for January/February, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009

7:30pm

The Chairman, James Gillig, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Susan Kennedy K2+, Brad Czerniak

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments (L. Papa, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, C. McLaughlin, A. Heidemann, L Golden)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the December 18th general meeting were approved as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Postcard from Trustee Snow sent to E. Davis advising of his return to meetings in the Spring

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • New Canton Township Trustee John Anthony recently met with Eva and toured the library
  • Eva reminded the trustees of the Martin Luther King celebration being held at the Village Theater on Monday, January 19, at 6:00 pm

OLD BUSINESS

None

Library Board Meeting Agenda -- January 15, 2008

Thursday, January 15, 2009
7:30 p.m.

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 12/18/08
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Strategic Planning Facilitator Introduction – Susan Kennedy
    • Demonstration of Beta Website – Leo Papa
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes -- December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The Chairman, James Gillig, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow – advised by phone message he was going to Florida giving no date of return.
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments (L. Papa, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, C. McLaughlin, A. Heidemann)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with revision

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the November 20th general meeting were approved as written. The minutes of the November 20th Closed session director’s review meeting were approved unanimously as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

Eva reports she left a message for Eric Hess from Jungle Java, as requested by the board, to express the board’s concern about their recent profit and loss statements. To date, she has not had a response or request for a meeting with Eric.

Meeting Minutes -- November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:50 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the October 16th General meeting were approved as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Correspondence from the Westland mayor congratulating all elected board members.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • Two unplanned expenses will necessitate a 4th quarter budget amendment and use of reserve funds. The library has received the Wayne County October Delinquent Tax Settlement Invoice in the amount of $28,630. The majority of the Tax settlement is due to tax credits on three disputed properties. Eva contacted the Canton Township Treasurer who stated he did not have information these cases were going to the tax tribunal which is why Canton Public Library was not notified of this unexpected expense. The other expense is due to the failure of another frequency drive, in addition to the original frequency drive failure last month.

Our newsletter for November/December, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- October 16, 2008

October 16, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:30 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the September 18th Budget meeting were approved unanimously as written.

Minutes of the September 18th General meeting were approved unanimously as written.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Thank you to the Board from C. McLaughlin acknowledging funeral arrangement from the board in memory of her brother.

  • Canton Business and Professional Women's thank you to Laura Fawcett and Nancy Szczepanski for arranging and planning activities for the BPW's October meeting held in the library community room.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

  • The League of Women Voters of NW Wayne County has distributed flyers for the Library Candidates Forum scheduled on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm in the library community room. They also supplied non-partisan Voter's Guides.

Pages