NetLibrary's free eBook of the Month is available for you to peruse online for the entire month of April. "Retire Happy: What You Can Do Now to Guarantee a Great Retirement" by Ralph E. Warner and Richard Stim was published by the famed Nolo Press this year. You can access this ebook both at home and at the library by going to the library's eBook Page. You do need to open a free NetLibrary account when accessing this site from home the very first time.
In Sunday's Detroit Free Press, more teenagers are traveling to faraway places on student trips for community service or as part of their academic enrichment programs. Check the link above for youth travel organizations.
Looking for something to do over Spring Break that won't cost you a fortune? There are free events happening at the library all week long. Today is drop in crafts for children and Teen DDR. Wednesday we have a special reading program for children and tweens. Thursday, tweens can watch Nancy Drew on the big screen and adults can learn how to pick out the perfect mystery book. Saturday is more gaming on the Wii for teens. You can also come in and borrow a DVD, CD or magazine to pass the time. Check out the collection of home and garden planning CD-ROMs and get ready for the warm weather. There are plenty of things to do this week at the Canton Public Library.
Educator's Reference Complete is a powerful research tool for finding the latest educational topics covering multiple levels of education from preschool to college. Over 7 million articles are indexed from more than 1,000 periodicals. Students can narrow their search results by documents type such as book reviews, product evaluations, cover stories and more. Advanced searching capabilities include limiting results to full-text documents, peer-reviewed publications and documents containing images. Sample: I wanted to know more about Inclusion so I typed the topic into the Basic Search field.
A hot topic among today's educators is Inclusion, the practice of teaching students with disabilities in the context of regular education classrooms. To learn more I conducted a search in our education database, ERIC, which pointed to an interesting article in Phi Delta Kappan (January, page 389-391), a periodical that the library owns. The article, What Do Students Think About Inclusion, was originally an assignment given to future teachers by a special education professor at Indiana State University. Teachers-to-be were sent to the mall to interview young people about their views of including special needs students in general classes.
In Sunday's USA Weekend ParentSmart section, contributor Gayle Jo Carter gives hovering helicoptor parents the 4-1-1 on being less invasive when encouraging their children to succeed. A new book due out in April, A Nation of Wimps, also examines the balance between overbearing parenting and motivating children to solve their own problems while still being in charge.
What types of articles are in Religion Virtual Collection's Encyclopedia of the Unexplained? Articles about the history of what is mysterious, spooky and sacred, for one thing.
The Canton Public Library is open regular hours on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The library will be closed on Sunday, March 23 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 24. As always, our Internet branch, www.cantonpl.org, is open 24 hours a day everyday so you still have access to many of the library's resources.
Madeline and the Bad Hat - LIVE on Stage! 4/5/2008 11:00AM ArtsPower's Madeline and the Bad Hat, an original musical based on the much-loved book, captures the touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline series. It traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who-despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor-eventually learns that first impressions aren't everything. This gently amusing tale will charm and entertain children and parents alike. Come an hour early and take part in our fabulous hat craft for only $5! www.artspower.org Ticket Information - Adults $13.00 Senior/Youth $10.00 Call #734-394-5460 for more ticket information.
Runner-up in last year's state's spelling bee, Darcy Vines, a 13-year old from Westland, studied hard for this year's competition. She will represent Wayne County and the Detroit News in the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 29-30.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:27 p.m.
Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, N. Williams
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Eric Hess, Denise Mehl
CALL TO AUDIENCE
No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann)
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
The agenda was approved as submitted.
Are you in a bookclub yet? Have you checked out the Canton Public Library bookclubs in the link above? Have you thought about a bookclub but can't find one to join that fits your interests? We want to hear from you. Are you interested in reading and discussing classic literature? Or only non-fiction, like biographies? Only mystery fiction? Would you want to meet on the weekends? Let us know! If we see enought interest in a group idea, we can give it a try.
Thursday evening's Reading Month program will feature several celebrity readers from the community and, hopefully, one from the State. Governor Jennifer Granholm is scheduled to participate in the 7 p.m. program. Also reading is State Representative Phil La Joy, State Representative Marc Corriveau, players from the Plymouth Whalers, radio personality Rachel Hunter, a police officer and a firefighter. We hope you can come by and hear a story or two. Everyone is welcome, Thursday, March 13 starting at 7 p.m.
A growing number of high-achieving students are contemplating a year off before college - known as the gap year - as a break from the pressures to gain admittance to top colleges. Mindful of that pressure, more schools are promoting gap years more aggressively. High schools now hold gap-year fairs to teach students about the option, and companies and consultants that place students in gap-year programs are expanding.