In October, the Canton Public Library has a beautiful display and collaboration with VegMichigan about the health benefits of going vegan or plant-based. Additionally, we had a presentation on reversing chronic illness with a plant-based diet from Marc Ramirez of Chickpea and Bean (and former U of M football player). Whether you are curious about the display or presentation, or want a refresher on some of the books and documentaries available, here is just a taste of the many vegan and plant-based offerings the library has. 

Documentaries / Movies

The Chairperson, Amy Watts, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE   (D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, J. Parij, C. Symanns) – None           

Vice Chair Nancy Eggenberger moved and Trustee Jasmine Lee supported a motion to amend the agenda as requested by Library Director Eva Davis.

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.


The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

  • COMMUNICATIONS — E. Davis had received a voicemail message from a patron who had been suspended in June and who now wanted to appeal her suspension. Upon advice of the library’s attorney, Davis sent a letter to remind the patron that the window for addressing the issue was now closed, but wanted the board to be aware.

The Time Capsule opening event was well-attended; the contents were in good shape and included a VHS tape of the Open House for the new library building; a map of 1980s Canton; READ posters of Oprah Winfrey and Paul Newman; a library newsletter; a library services brochure; an architectural drawing of the library floorplan; a pin; bookmarks, spine labels; and a Canton Public Library card. A new time capsule will be buried in the Butterfly Garden.

  • Proposed Revision to Patron Code of Conduct — The change to #7 (“Policies” from “Policy”) requested by N. Eggenberger at the September meeting had been made.

    N. Eggenberger moved and J. Pandit supported a motion to accept the revised Patron Code
    of Conduct as presented.

   The motion passed unanimously, 19/10-17-1.

    • 2019 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment — The amendment recognized additional revenues over that which were contained in the original 2019 budget (State Aid to Michigan Libraries and a $2,000 donation from the Friends of the Library toward the new Wonderbook collection).

       Expenditures reallocated those additional revenues to various expenditure lines.

       M. Farell moved and J. Lee supported a motion to approve the 2019 3rd Quarter Budget  
       Amendment as presented.

       The motion passed unanimously, 19/10-17-2.

  • Closed session for Director’s Evaluation — Director E. Davis requested that the board move into closed session for the purpose of discussing her yearly performance evaluation.

N. Eggenberger moved and M. Farell supported a motion to move into Closed Session.

Roll call vote:

Don Turner: yes

Jasmine Lee: yes

Jane Pandit: yes

Michelle Farell: yes

Nancy Eggenberger: yes

Amy Watts: yes

The motion passed unanimously 5-0-0, 19/10-17-3.



The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 PM.  

Closed session to discuss library director’s evaluation, per request by E. Davis.

Present: Nancy Eggenberger, Michelle Farell, Jasmine Lee, Jane Pandit, Don Turner, Amy Watts

Absent:  None

  • The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director’s evaluation for 2019.                                                       

    M. Farell moved and J. Pandit supported a motion to return to open session.

    The motion passed unanimously, 19/10-17-1CS

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Investigator Theresa Argie and journalist Eric Olsen team up to take you on a first-person tour of some of America's most active paranormal hotspots. Experience the crawl through the death tunnel where visitors have reported sightings of an inhuman creature that creeps along the walls and ceilings. Walk the decks of the Queen Mary with the dozens of souls that met their ends in watery graves. And get to know the spirits that wait in prisons, mansions, lunatic asylums, and even a stately old hotel.

If you enjoyed reading about Blaire Wilson, the American Girl of the Year 2019, you might enjoy these other books about local farming and food, and community service.


Gabriela Rivera is a sixth-grader with a serious peanut allergy, lots of artistic talent, one friend at her school, and a total lack of self-confidence--but when she meets Daisy, the owner and baker at Daisy's Desserts, who makes allergy free treats, she finally starts to gain some confidence in her own considerable abilities.

Newsday recently compiled a list of the scariest movies of all time. Topping their list was Stanley Kubrick's The Shiningbased on the novel by Stephen KingCheck out some of their other choices  - or pick out some of your own favorites from the Library's collection.

Even though Halloween can be a scary time, storytime is a great place to explore Spooky but not Scary stories. There are so many great options out there. Be sure to check them out and watch out for ghosts!

Stories and Songs from Storytime