The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess and a secret family by Catherine Bailey — For fans of Downton Abbey , this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records;but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I.
Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt and heartbreak. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants.
The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!
The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.
The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.
Registration begins December 23
Storytime session begins Tuesday, January 6, 10:00 AM
A man most driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and the founding of America by Peter Firstbrook
Charlie Chaplin: a brief life by Peter Ackroyd
Jerry Lee Lewis: his own story by Rick Bragg
Yes please by Amy Poehler
Joan of Arc: a life transfigured by Kathryn Harrison
Christmas [electronic resource] by Michael Bublé
The christmas collection [electronic resource] by Frank Sinatra
A holiday carole (deluxe edition) [electronic resource] by Carole King
Christmas kisses [electronic resource] by Ariana Grande
Mi navidad [electronic resource] by Andrea Bocelli
Let it be Christmas [electronic resource] by Alan Jackson
Thanksgiving represents more than a turkey feast and football on television, not to mention a four-day weekend for many people and the opening of the holiday shopping season. The resources in this Special Collection delve into the depth and breadth of the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!
The Thanksgiving Book by Lucille Recht Penner (1985): Gathers together woodcuts, art, oral literature (poems and prayers from the Indians) and texts from old cookbooks, early American household accounts, and harvest lore from around the world.
Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie by Kathleen Curtin and Sandra L. Oliver (2005): Traces the history of Thanksgiving, explores the origin and development of various holiday traditions, and offers an assortment of recipes ranging from appetizers to dessert.
A Great & Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving by Godfry Hodgsen (2006): Disputes the legendary history of Thanksgiving by presenting a more authentic history of the Plymouth settlement, and explains the reasons behind the distortion of facts that gave rise to the holiday's traditions.
Hunting and Cooking
The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call To Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, M. Nicholson, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval Of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval Of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved as amended by unanimous consent.
E. Davis reminded the trustees to please respond to the emailed invitation to the upcoming Volunteer Holiday Tea.
The Friends of the Library will have a fundraiser on December 9-10 at Tony Sacco’s pizzeria.
The main boiler needs a new part, but is currently working
Trustee D. Turner asked about the posting for a new vendor for the café area. Davis assured him that the Request for Proposal (RFP) addressed his concerns, including a requirement that applicants detail the vendor’s process for machine issues (lost money, etc.) and also requires a non-performance clause.
There will be a Finance Committee meeting on December 9, at which time the committee will review all vendor bids in preparation for board discussion and action at the regular December meeting..
Phase II of Improvement Project to Begin
Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.
The 2015 project carries on the improvements of the 2014 Patron Service Improvement Project that renovated service points in the central area of the library. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room.
Other improvements planned include replacing worn carpeting in the Community Room and main library to match the carpeting from the 2014 renovation. New study carrels, as well as new chairs, will be added to the southeast corner of the library and new CD shelving will replace bins in the multimedia area.
The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase II will accomplish the following:
The Nazis next door: how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men by Eric Lichtblau
The Georgetown set: friends and rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken
Red Nile: a biography of the world's greatest river by Robert Twigger