Enhance your appreciation and celebration of Independence Day - the Fourth of July - with a variety of resources available at the Canton Public Library.
1776 by David McCullough: McCullough tells the story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence - when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. (Also available in Large Print and Audio CD formats.)
The Forgotten Fifth: African Americans in the Age of Revolution by Gary B. Nash: Nash tells of revolutionary fervor arousing a struggle for freedom that spiraled into the largest slave rebellion in American history, as blacks fled servitude to fight for the British, who promised freedom in exchange for military service. The Revolutionary Army never matched the British offer, and most histories of the period have ignored this story.
Sally Ride: America's first woman in space by Lynn Sherr
Hard choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Tibetan peach pie: a true account of an imaginative life by Tom Robbins
If it's not impossible—: the life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton
Stephen Crane: a life of fire by Paul Sorrentino
Black current by Karen Keskinen
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr
Seven for a secret by Lyndsay Faye
Onion Street: a Moe Prager mystery by Reed Farrel Coleman
The wild beasts of Wuhan: an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton
Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore [kit] by Robin Sloan — A gleeful tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his job as a Web-design drone--and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter
The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 6:01 PM.Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell (arrived late), J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call To Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval Of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval Of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved as amended by unanimous consent.
E. Davis shared with the board a card from Tammy Brown, President of Chicks 4 Charity.
Davis also disseminated a letter of resignation from Business Services Department Head Sheryl Rzetelny. Rzetelny will stay on through the 2015 Budget Hearing and will retire officially as of September 30, 2014.
Davis reported that the Friends of the Library will be donating $6,000 for the library to purchase additional iPads for circulation
At the Board’s direction, Davis met with Mike Swartz of Plante Moran re: audit services for 2015 and beyond. Plante Moran is willing to offer a five-year contract; during the first two years of the contract, they would not increase the fee that has been charged to the library for the past three years. The library would then receive a 3% increase in each of the final three years of the new contract term. The Finance Committee recommended to the full board that this offer be accepted; there was consensus for this. Davis will bring a full engagement proposal for the Board’s approval at the July meeting.
Belle: the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne
The Civil War: the final year told by those who lived it by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor
Forgotten Fifteenth: the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine by Barrett Tillman
selection of comic books that you can check out for 1 week. Some of the titles we have include The Powerpuff Girls, Transformers, Star Wars, the Simpsons, Godzilla, and Archie. Be sure to check out our new rack and find some gems for you to read this summer! Enjoy!
Starcross, or The coming of the moobs!, or Our adventures in the fourth dimension! [electronic resource]: a stirring adventure of spies, time travel and curious hats by as narrated by Art Mumby, (& Miss Myrtle Mumby) to their amanuensis, Philip Reeve ; and illuminated throughout by David Wyatt
The freedom maze [electronic resource]: a novel by Delia Sherman
A crazy day with cobras [electronic resource] by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Car trouble [electronic resource]: a novel by Jeanne DuPrau
Going bovine [electronic resource] by Libba Bray
Running loose by Chris Crutcher
Screaming quietly by Evan Jacobs
Dairy queen [sound recording]: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The game of triumphs by Laura Powell
The killing woods by Lucy Christopher
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Z by Michael Thomas Ford
The Coffee with a Cop program provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Canton’s neighborhoods and business districts.
“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” says Deputy Chief Scott Hilden. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”
Showings are as follows: