Book Club Choices: August 2011

Book groups: Tried Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide containing book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999 ext. 1180.

Cutting for Stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [kit] by Mark Twain; with an introduction by John Seelye; notes by Guy Cardwell

Case Histories: a novel [kit] by Kate Atkinson

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship [kit] by Ann Patchett

Time was… Time is…

August 17 marks the 225th birthday of American legend Davy Crockett. Although much lore surrounds the life of the coonskin-capped frontiersman, the truth is actually a different story–and just as interesting. History buffs will find Michael Wallis' new biography, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, a compelling portrait of the man.

Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot

Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of Hardscrabble New England by Matthew P. Mayo

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America by Jonathan Dixon

Augustine's Confessions: A Biography by Garry Wills

Meeting Minutes - June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, M. Barker, K. Kostielney

Call To Audience

No comments ( R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval Of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the agenda as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-1

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

D. Turner moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 general meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-2

Approval Of Closed Session Minutes

D. Turner moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 closed session.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-3

Communications

M. Siegrist inquired whether all board members had received and responded to an invitation from the Friends to attend their annual meeting.

Attention Inventors and Do It Yourself Auto Enthusiasts

Ford Motor Company TechShop, a membership based workshop that provides members affordable access to industrial tools & equipment, have announced a collaborative effort in the city of Detroit called TechShop Detroit. The Detroit studio will feature over $1 million in high-tech equipment and include everything from top-quality prototyping tools and industrial-grade sewing and textile equipment to laser cutting, welding and machine shop-type gear. As part of the arrangment Ford will incorporate a first-of-its-kind "Innovation Exchange" with the nonprofit organization AutoHarvest. Ford and TechShop will preview the facility this week during Maker Faire Detroit, held July 30-31, 2011 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

Captain America, the Movie

Summer is passing us by ever so quickly! Be sure to spend some time in an air conditioned movie theater watching Captain America: The First Avenger. Get sucked into the mythic world of Captain America and hold on during all the edge-of-your seat action. While you are waiting to see the flick, be sure to check out our graphic novel titles involving Captain America.

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator!

Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are in Willems' trademark deceptively simple style and will draw you in no matter what your age. Don't miss this one!

Backyard Games for the Whole Family

Join us Thursday, July 28, 1:00-3:00PM for Backyard Games! We'll have badminton, bocce ball, croquet, lawn bowling, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, and a bunch more. Bring back the joy of summer with this all ages event!

[Photo by Rachel Monroe on flickr]

Best in Show Dog Show

Which will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours?

  1. Register your dog (starting Saturday, July 23) and
  2. Fill out and return the waiver form by 9:00PM Friday, August 5th

Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Trick
  • Best Behaved
  • Best Looking
  • Best Largest
  • Best Smallest
  • Best in Show

Winners will receive fabulous prizes.

Get American Kennel Club information and freebies from many local dog organizations. Meet Scoop the Newshound. Watch demonstrations from our Canton Police K-9 Unit and Canton's Pro K-9 Dog Trainer. Enjoy a free hot dog and pop. Don't miss Canton Public Library's event of the summer! No registration is required for people to attend — only dogs! See you on August 6 at 10 AM behind the library in tents.

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