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ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Purple Room Friday, August 8th and 22nd.

Technology Upgrade Service Impact

The library will undertake a major upgrade of the IT network August 11-15. To minimize impact to patrons, most of the work will be done between 5:00 and 8:30 AM. During this time, you may experience brief disruptions of web services, which should be resolved quickly. If you are unable to access any library web services, please wait a few minutes and try again. We don’t anticipate service disruptions during our regular hours of operation however, any issues will be addressed on a priority basis.

The upgrade to cables and switches in our main network facility will allow us to monitor and address network issues more efficiently, minimizing future interruptions and downtime for patrons and staff. Thank you for your patience.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Monday, August 18 for our first drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Beginning Excel 2010


Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Friday, August 22 from 10-11:30

PowerPoint Basics

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us on Wednesday August 20 at 6:30 PM in the Internet Lab.

Beginning Excel

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us Friday August 22 10:00 am.

Drop In eBook Help

Have you hit a snag with your eReader? Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device. No registration required

Dystopian Sci-Fi For Teens

The eye of minds by James Dashner


Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi


Breathe by Sarah Crossan


The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


Partials by Dan Wells


In the After by Demitria Lunetta


Starters by Lissa Price

Tween Sci-Fi - Fantasy - Adventure

Wild born by Brandon Mull


A dark inheritance by Chris d'Lacey


The dragonet prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland


Young samurai: the way of the warrior by Chris Bradford


The luck uglies by Paul Durham ; illustrations by Pétur Antonsson


SYLO by D.J. MacHale


The Foundry's edge by Cameron Baity & Benny Zelkowicz

Printable Program and Event Listing, August 2014

Here's a printable listing of all the programs and events happening at CPL in August, 2014.

Board Meeting Minutes — Monday, July 21, 2014

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM

  • Present:  N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
  • Absent: S. Foster
  • Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis distributed copies of a document from the League of Women Voters concerning State Proposal 14-1 (which appears on the August 5 ballot), the act that would (if passed) provide funding to replace the revenue lost to libraries (and othe municipal entities) when the Personal Property Tax for small businesses was eliminated.

Director’s Report

Davis invited the board to attend the annual staff picnic (Tuesday, August 19 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM); an official invitation from the Social Committee will be forthcoming.

The Friends of the Library are interested in installing a butterfly garden, in the library grounds overlooked by the fireplace area. (There is a water feature in that space currently, but mechanical problems necessitated turning off the water supply four years ago.) Jim Laffey and Marian Nicholson have met with Friends board members and will be working with them and with Reliable Landscaping to implement a plan.

Connect Your Summer Final Celebration

This year you have read books, completed activity sheets, attended programs and made this summer truly awesome!  But there is one final event you can't miss!  On August 16 we invite you to attend our Connect Your Summer Final Celebration from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back yard by the pond and there will be a number of amazing features including:


We look forward to seeing you and will be ready to PARTY!

New Documentaries on the Shelf

Burn [videodisc] by directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez


Frederick Law Olmsted [videodisc]: designing America


Half the road: the passion, pitfalls & power of women's professional cycling [videodisc] by written, produced, and directed by Kathryn Bertine


Hidden kingdoms [videodisc]


St. Paul's Cathedral [videodisc] by produced by Atlantic Productions Ltd. for National Geographic Channels in association with PBS & France TV ; series producer, Lara Acaster ; director, Jay Taylor


Trashed [videodisc] by Blenheim Films presents a film by Candida Brady ; executive producer, Jeremy Irons ; produced by Candida Brady & Titus Ogilvy ; written & directed by Candida Brady


Wild Brazil [videodisc]: Land of fire and flood by producer, Joe Stevens ; director, Adam White ; a BBC/ Discovery Channel co-production

Women's Small Business Expo

The Canton Public Library is hosting a Women’s Small Business Expo on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. This event will provide a venue for local entrepreneurs, artisans and small business owners to market themselves, paired with educational sessions on topics like finance, marketing and the library's Business Resource Center.

To be considered for the Women's EXPO, complete and return the vendor application by Monday October 6, 2014. Space is limited. For questions, contact Business Resource Librarian Amy Lee.

Say Nice Things About Detroit!

Detroit turns 313 this year! The city was founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac. Originally named Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit, its name was shortened by the British after they had gained control of the settlement during the French and Indian War. The city is known throughout the world as both an automotive center and the birthplace of some of the world's best known musical talent. Several nicknames have been attached to Detroit throughout its long history: Motown, Hockeytown, the Motor City, the City of Champions, and the Arsenal of Democracy all reflect the city's acheivements. Although the city has undergone some tough times in recent years, Detroit can be proud of its contributions to both the country - and the world. For a taste of the city's history, as well as a picture of its present, check out some of the titles below:

Before Motown: a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 by Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert

Murder Will Out: 2014 Nero Wolf Award Finalists Announced

The 2014 Nero Wolf Award Finalists were announced this past week.  The winners will be announced in December at the annual Black Orchid Banquet.

Ask Not by Max Allan Collins

Murder as a Fine Art by Charles Morrell

Three can keep a secret: a Joe Gunther novel by Archer Mayor

Murder as a fine art by David Morrell

A question of honor by Charles Todd

Say Nice Things About Detroit!

Detroit turns 313 this year! The city was founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac. Originally named Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit, its name was shortened by the British after they had gained control of the settlement during the French and Indian War. The city is known throughout the world as both an automotive center and the birthplace of some of the world's best known musical talent. Several nicknames have been attached to Detroit throughout its long history: Motown, Hockeytown, the Motor City, the City of Champions, and the Arsenal of Democracy all reflect the city's acheivements. Although the city has undergone some tough times in recent years, Detroit can be proud of its contributions to both the country - and the world. Several new books and films have been produced recently about the city's current problems, but there is much to celebrate as well. For a taste of the city's history, as well as a picture of its present, check out some of the titles below:

Library Board Vacancy Announced

Are you a Canton resident, 18 years of age or older?  Are you interested in how the library operates and makes financial decisions? Would you like to have an impact on one of our community's organizational jewels?  The Canton Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a new member to fill a vacancy. If you would like to be considered, please send a resume and letter of interest by August 11, 2014, addressed to: 

Eva Davis, Director
Canton Public Library
1200 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Mango Languages Just Got Bigger!

Language lovers, rejoice! Mango Languages just got twice as big! Ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours have been added to 42 language courses. The new content will be automatically added to your Mango database. When you log in with your library card to start, you will be accessing all the new materials as well.

Impact Survey

We want to hear from you! From July 21 to August 11 the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information

Please support the library and help us improve our services. Fill out the survey here, or by clicking the button to the right.

Impact Survey is a project of the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, inquire at the library information desk or visit www.impactsurvey.org.