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Share a Story: All About Me Storytime

Did you miss our All About Me storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a celebratory storytime of your own.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
     I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me. 
     I can make them do things, would you like to see? 
     I can shut them up tight; I can open them wide; 
     I can put them together; And I can make them all hide. 
     I can put them up high; I can put them down low; 
     I can fold them together, And hold them just so.
     Source: rif.org
Another fun action song to try: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia


Wild about us! by written by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: January-June 2016

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.  No registration required.

January 28

The sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

February 25

Savvy Seniors: December 2015

Looking for information?  Gale Cengage Learning* databases provided by Canton Public Library include tools and special features to make information accessible in a variety of circumstances. When a document is opened the “Listen” feature icon is displayed and enables a user to hear the article/information read aloud. 

*Gale databases include: Academic OneFile,  InfoTrac, General Virtual Reference Center, and General OneFile.

Thorndyke Thoughts: Can't Get Enough Smile?

Hey Kids!

It seems no one can get enough of Raina Telgemeier's awesome graphic style. I've read some other great realistic fiction graphic novels lately that I'd like to share. Use this list to check what's available, because they're all great stories! 

Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

Smile by Raina Telgemeier — Or check out an electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green] — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Braden Lamb — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books. 
Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell


Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Share a Story: Pumpkin Storytime

Did you miss our pumpkin storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a squash storytime of your own. It can be hard to find pumpkin stories that aren't focused on Halloween, but most of these stories manage to incorporate pumpkins without the holiday.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
   Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
   The first one says, "oh my, it's getting late!"
   The second one says, "there is frost in the air."
   The third one says, "but we don't care!"
   The fourth one says, "let's run and run and run."
   The fifth one says, "are you ready for some fun?"
   Then woooooo went the wind and OUT (with a clap) went the lights,
   And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


Pumpkin time! by written by Erzsi Deàk ; illustrated by Doug Cushman

Lunch and a Book 2016 Reading List

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr — January 14


The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins — February 11


The invention of wings: a novel by Sue Monk Kidd — March 10


Shanghai girls: a novel by Lisa See — April 14


Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death by James Runcie — May 12

(Draft) Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trustee T. Hartnett asked for a moment of silence, honoring the victims of recent worldwide terrorist attacks, to be observed before the meeting was called to order.

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM

  • Present:
    N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
  • Absent:
    None
  • Also Present:
    E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski, K. Young) – E. Davis introduced Friends of the Library board member Kathy Young (also a former Canton Public Library board trustee.)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

None

Director’s Report

E. Davis informed the board that, in the course of evaluating the library parcel in preparation for the proposed real estate transfer from Canton Township, Northwest Consultants discovered that some of the library storm drains have standing water. This is an indication of blockage of some of the library storm drains to the retention ponds. This information had just become available the previous day and Building Manager J. Laffey will be in contact with potential contractors for estimates to fix the problem; Trustee J. Fausone suggested a firm to contact to Business Service Department Head M. Nicholson. Davis had a meeting scheduled with Northwest Consultants for Friday, November 20 regarding the preliminary engineering and surveying work they’ve completed.

(Draft) Closed Session Minutes — Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

8:50 PM

Canton Public Library – Community Room

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

  • Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner

The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director's evaluation for 2015.

Tom Hartnett moved and Sommer Foster supported a motion to return to open session.

The motion passed unanimously 15/11-19-3CS

Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 
Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias


Circles by Yusuke Yonezu


Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor


Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway


Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.


Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner


The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker


Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono


Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka


The hat by Jan Brett

Middle-School Coloring and Craft

Get creative at the library! Drop in and try a notebook doodle coloring book, color and decorate stickers, and do a craft. Ages 11-13. Tuesday, December 22, from 3:00-4:00PM. No registration required. 

[Color Your Life by Capture Queen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Winter Snow Spree

Celebrate family, snow and all things winter at our Snow Spree on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM. Carousel Acres will be flying over a live reindeer who will be visiting with us outside and the fine folks from Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man will be giving train rides in our front loop, so please dress for the weather! Then, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. No registration required.

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Celebrate the new Star Wars movie by learning to code on Tuesday, December 29, from 2:00-3:00PM. Use drag-drop blocks and JavaScript to help BB-8 navigate 15 different levels. Ages 9-12. Registration begins November 23.

High School Writing Assistance

Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on December 2*. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand.  Sessions will take place in Group Study Room D in the East Wing of the library. 

*There will be no writing assistance on December 23 and 30.  Assistance will resume on January 6.

[What I get paid to read by Lorianne DiSabato is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Starfish Family Services:Talk To Me

On Monday, December 7, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Talk To Me!: Using Conversation to Develop Language Skills. Participants will learn support strategies for sharing intentional conversations and teaching new words. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, December 26 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Time For Twos

Children 18 months to not yet three years old may join us with their caregiver for stories and activities designed specially for their age group. We'll read books, sing songs, and enjoy some fun sensory play.

Registration begins November 23.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, December 5  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!