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Library Board Meeting Minutes — February 13, 2014

The Vice-Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm.

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

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, J. Spencer, 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

None

Director’s Report

The Plante Moran audit team will be on site the week of February 24; board members should be receiving written communication from them beforehand.

Unfinished Business & General Orders

Patron Service Improvement Project Update The project has gone better than anticipated, according to E. Davis. She praised the staff for their great spirits and said that patrons as well have been very understanding throughout construction thus far. The project is slightly ahead of schedule: the Children’s Library will re-open on Saturday and flooring should be completed Friday (both had been scheduled for Monday), and the furniture and millwork has been completed and delivery is slated for Monday. Building and electrical inspections need to be completed and a sprinkler head which must be moved will also need inspection. L. Golden has arranged with the Canton Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 19.

March Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not 
sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on 
Thursday, March 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from 
SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and 
receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned 
professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please 
contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.

*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing farmingtonhills@us.brahmakumaris.org
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.

Themes for March session are as follows:
March  2nd  What we ALL want and need  is PEACE
March  9th  Peace is just a thought away
March 16th The Power of Peace
March 23  Peace is every ones birth right
March   30th The Missing Peace

Join us over Mid-Winter Break for some fun at CPL!

You won’t want to miss out on these fun programs we have scheduled for you over Mid-Winter Break!

Dance Your Fanny OffTuesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes. This program is for new walkers up to 5 years old with their caregivers.

Teen Animanga ClubWednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM
Teens, join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Superfun Unicorn PartyThursday, February 20, 2:00 PM
Unicorns are so awesome! Come and celebrate their coolness at our Superfun Unicorn Party where we will read a magical Unicorn story, make some fun crafts, and have an awesome snack. This program is open to kids ages 4 years to 8 years old and their caregiver. Don't forget to register by clicking here. See you there, horn wearing optional!

The K ClubSaturday, February 22, 11: 00 AM

More Movies for Black History Month

Betty & Coretta [videodisc] by produced by Yves Simoneau and Jacqueline Lavoie ; written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson ; directed by Yves Simoneau


The butler by a Weinstein Company release and presentation of a Lura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay, Danny Strong


42 [videodisc]: the Jackie Robinson story by Warner Bors. Pictures ; Legendary Picture Funding ; director and writer, Brian Helgeland ; producer, Thomas Tull


Fruitvale Station by produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker ; written and directed by Ryan Coogler


Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment


Invictus [videodisc]

Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Zoo

Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home? Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhyme are all fun suggestions for a "zoo" themed storytime. 


Dear zoo by Rod Campbell


Zoo ah-choooo by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith


The Underpants Zoo by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach




Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."


Wiggleworms love you [sound recording] — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."

Sid Caesar, 1922-2014

Comic actor, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91. Perhaps best known for the live audience 1950s television series Your Show of Shows and it's successor Caesar's Hour. He also starred in many films including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Silent Movie and Grease. In his memoir, Where  Have I Been?, he recalls his struggles, successes and writing sessions with Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Carl Reiner.

More Documentaries for Black History Month

The abolitionists [videodisc] by written, directed, and produced by Rob Rapley


Citizen King [videodisc] by a ROJA Productions film for American experience ; in association with the BBC and WGBH Boston


The fight [videodisc] by produced by Barak Goodman


Jesse Owens [videodisc] by a Firelight Films production for American Experience in association with WDR ; produced and directed by Laurens Grant ; written and produced by Stanley Nelson


Letters from Jackie [videodisc]: the private thoughts of Jackie Robinson by MLB Productions


The march [videodisc]: the story of the greatest march in American history by produced by Smoking Dogs Films U.K

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Defending Jacob: a novel [kit] by William Landay — Andy Barber has been an Assistant District Attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

March Madness NBA Jam - CANCELLED

Teens, celebrate March Madness by participating in our NBA Jam Tournament on Saturday, March 29th from 2:00-4:00 pm.  With high flying 2-on-2 basketball, this tournament won't disappoint!  Most importantly, there will be food and prizes. Registration is required.

Sky is the Limit!

A 5-year old Wire Fox Terrier named Sky won Best in Show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. As she posed for cameras, she claimed the silver bowl trophy as hers by putting her front paws in it. Gabriel Rangel, Sky's handler, said at the news conference that Sky is, "the little perfect dog." And the judge agreed!

Intermediate Excel 2010

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel. Join us Thursday, March 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Google Services: Google Search

Thru February and March, we will be hosting three iLab classes on all things Google. A team of National Honor Society students will be sharing their knowledge while also completing their NHS service project.

This second class will teach participants how to use Google Search. Participants will learn how to search for information and images on the website www.google.com. In addition they will learn how to use advance search which would make the searching process less time consuming and more specific. Finally they will learn how to navigate and use Google maps. This class will take place on Saturday, March 8th from 10:00-11:30 AM. Space is limited and registration begins on February 20. This class is designed for Internet users aged 13 and up.

There will also be a free, drop in session the following week on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00-11:30 AM to get answers to all of your Google use questions.

Thorndyke Thoughts


Hey Kids.   That, above, is my view of the Children's Library right now. Boy!  Do I miss you all!  It's been a week and a half since the Children's Library has closed and I can't believe how quiet it's been around here.  But that doesn't mean that it hasn't been eventful.   With the book sorter room closed, the pages who check in and shelve all the books have been moved into the front of the Children's Library. Right now I can see about 20 carts, half of them full of books and DVDs and stuff, and that doesn't even count the ones that are out where all the patrons are!  I am completely boggled by the amount of things that get checked out at the library.  And today, the construction guys are putting new flooring in the entrance tunnels to the Children's Library.   Picture a big grown-up construction guy putting flooring in the smallest of tunnels...they are sure working hard!  If you want to see what it looks like in the library, be sure to ask a grown-up to help you check out Facebook and Twitter, where all the pictures of the library construction are being posted. Hopefully, you'll all be back to see me soon. 
Bear Hugs, 
Thorndyke

Shirley Temple Black, 1928-2014

Shirley Temple Black, the singing, dancing, rosy-cheeked child star of so many depression-era films, died Monday night at age 85.

Shirley was best known for films about precocious orphans with the charm and energy to lighten the lives of her adoptive families, such as Heidi or Curly Top. Young Shirley began dance lessons at age 3 and by 5 she was performing on film.  She won an honorary Academy Award at age 6 and earned $3 million in her young career before retiring from film at the age of 22.  In the years after her "retirement" she became involved in politics, serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and later becoming an outspoken proponent for women's health after her own battle with breast cancer.

Our eMedia

Enjoy the library's rich resources from home! Instead of having to go out in the cold, or to navigate your way in the library building currently under partial construction, you can simply go to our eMedia page, pick and choose to borrow our ebooks, eAudiobooks, music, and videos. Have a homework assignment or research project? Use our many databases to find your answers. Interested in taking an online course? Our February Learn4Life classes start on the 19th. Sign up for a new way to learn.

Who Let the Mutts Out?

The prestigious Westminster Dog Show, which begins televised competition on Monday and ending on Tuesday with the Best in Show championship, has opened its doors to let the dogs IN... to mutts, or mixed breeds for a one-day, winner-take-all, first-ever Master Agility Championship on Saturday, February 8. These 16 dogs, most of them rescued from animal shelters, will compete against purebreds through a series of timed races through weave courses, jumps and ramps. May the best mutt win!

The Beatles Come to America!

BeatlesFebruary 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America. It was on this day in 1964 that the group  arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport for their first visit to United States soil. Two days later they made their first of four appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show  (three times in 1964 and once in 1965) and Beatlemania was born! It has been estimated that 73 million viewers were watching that first night. Baby Boomers - and music lovers everywhere!