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eBooks and eComics now available in hoopla!

Hoopla just got better! In addition to streaming movies, TV, music and audiobooks, you can now use your Canton Public Library card to check out eBooks and eComics! Just like everything else on hoopla, there is never a hold list for this great new content.

Check out hot eComics titles from DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW and more, or flip through great fiction and non-fiction eBooks that are always available!

Alice in Wonderland 150th Anniversary

In 1865, Lewis Carroll published one of the most beloved stories of all time, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world of fantastical characters and adventure. A hundred and fifty years later, Alice continues to inspire popular culture and literature. Join us on November 3 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room for fun games and crafts to commemorate the 150th anniversary. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America has a listing of worldwide events and exhibits. Check out all things Alice at our Mad Hatter tea party display!

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll ; introduction by Charlie Lovett ; illustrated by John Tenniel

Alice's adventures in Wonderland, decoded by David Day

Not a Trick but a Treat!!

Treat yourself before you slumber this Halloween night by enjoying an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time ends and Eastern Standard Time begins 2:00 AM Sunday November 1st. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and turn on carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

Between the world and me [kit] /Ta-Nehisi Coates by Coates, Ta-Nehisi — In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men — bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son — and readers — the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM

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

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, P. Jenkins, M. Nicholson, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski, L. Golden, D. McHugh, L. Davis-Craig) - None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis distributed an aerial map of the library to the trustees showing parcel boundary lines proposed by the township and asked for their questions and feedback. The director will confirm with the township its plan for Veteran’s Way and pass on the questions from the trustees about the drainage on the proposed parcel.

Trustee D. Turner asked about communication plans for the 2016 renovation of the children’s library. Davis and L. Golden outlined the communication plan, using the CPL website, a direct mailing to every address in the township informing them specifically about the children’s library renovation project, the e-newsletter, a press release to local media, and signage in the library.

Director’s Report

In response to a question by trustee T. Hartnett about staff day, Davis spoke about the team building activities and some of the partner organizations the staff toured.

Davis also spoke about her presentation at the Detroit Public Library Staff Development Day.

Word Processing with Google Drive

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and Google/Gmail account recommended but not required. Join us Monday, November 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, November 7  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!

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, November 18, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Starfish Family Services: Try Encouragement

On Monday, November 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Try Encouragement. Participants will discuss the benefits of using encouragement with young children. Starfish staff will then introduce three exciting encouragement strategies to try in your daycare or home setting. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

Parenting the Montessori Way - CANCELLED

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives.

The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy

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, November 28 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.

Saturday STEM - Circulatory System

Mix up a little science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get? A fun way for families and children in grades 2-5 to learn new things. Learn about the circulatory system and how blood travels through the body. Saturday November 7, from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. Registration is required.

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins October 26.

Storytime session begins Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 AM

Adult Writers' Group November 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, November 14

Lunch and a Book November 2015

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." Join us on Thursday November 12 at noon.

Sunday Funday: Family Tree

Drop in at the library for another Sunday Funday. Make a family tree and use our guided handouts to investigate more about your family. No registration required.