The secrets of happy families [kit]: improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more by Bruce Feiler — Squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds -- from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets -- and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. A timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?
- Call the Meeting to Order
- Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes
- Approval of General Meeting Minutes
- Director's Report
- Committee Reports - None
- Unfinished Business and General Orders
- New Business
- 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
- Approve proposed contract with Library Design Associates for Patron Service Improvement Project
- Strategic Plan progress update
- Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM — Chris Grabenstein will be joining the Aunt Agatha Book Group. He'll talk about his New Jersey set series featuring John Ceepak, as well as his books for young adults. He's written two with James Patterson; two featuring Riley Mack and most recently, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Friday, November 8 at 2:00 PM — Julia Spencer-Fleming & Tasha Alexander will participate in Aunt Agatha's Book Group's discussion moderated by Andrew Grant. Julia has a terrific new Clare & Russ mystery and Tasha has a new Lady Emily mystery.
The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer October buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!
October SpecialBiographies, all mysteries, science fiction and hard cover novels- Buy 2 get 1 free
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
- Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.
[Gay Pride 225 by Guillaume Paumier is licensed under CC BY 2.0]
Home: a memoir of my early years by Julie Andrews — October 1
Keeping faith: memoirs of a president by Jimmy Carter — October 1
The life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry — October 2
Buster Keaton: cut to the chase by Marion Meade — October 4
Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell — October 5
Rocket man: Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space age by David A. Clary — October 5
This little light of mine: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Kay Mills — October 6
Thanks to a generous gift from the Lions Club of Canton, the library now has a collection of Optelec handheld and stand magnifiers available in a variety of magnifications for checkout to Canton and Plymouth patrons. Borrow a magnifier and take it home for a "test drive" to see if it is right for you! We are delighted to offer this new service and hope you will help us spread the word to any local friends or relatives in need of low-vision reading aids.
In addition to these new magnifiers, the library also has an Optelec Viewer available for use in the library, and a large selection of large print and audio books available. For instructions on how to use the Optelec Viewer, check out this video.