Lego builders were encouraged to build what ever they wanted to this month. Here is what they created:

  • Dragon Cart and Octopus Tower built by Veer. It has a light, a bat, windows, and a gun.
  • Space Cart by Minori moves in space.
  • The Wacky Pirate Ship built by Aarar. There is an old wizard on top that is stuck, a ghost that haunts the crew, an engineer that is stuck fixing everything because everyone hates him, and a driver who mixes up the controls because he is pretending they are in space.
  • Spaceship by Taichi fights aliens.
  • The Bluekir created by Lyric and is a getaway vehicle for running away.
  • Action Figure Holder created by Savana and it holds your Lego action figures.
  • Car built by Aarush. This vehicle shoots fire, missles, and perfume that hypnotizes people. The airtank is for going underwater. 
  • Omi-Directional Flying Vehicle by Aarti. This vehicle can fly and drive in any direction.
  • Fort of Legos Royale built by Kavin. This is a battle scene with a fort for each person. The first fort has windows and a gate. The second fort is very tall and hard to knock down. The third fort has good defenses. The fourth fort is good for spying and has good aim. The fifth fort is sheltered and hidden from enemies.
  • The Dungeon by Ansh is a water dungeon with hammers.
  • Ultimate created by Vanesa. It draws on the ultimate power! It can fly, stop time, turn invisible, and blow stuff up.
  • The Knight Station created by Sakshya. This station has flags, shelter from the rain, computers, and a jail.
  • Ultimate Car by Aibraheem moves in the air and on the ground.
  • Sky Destroyer was built by Jval. It flies in the air and destroys planes.
  • Small Boat by Teja takes you underwater.
  • Complicated Things is the second creation from Kavin. On it is a Ruler that owns things. He stands on top with his horse for jumping. There is also a balance beam the ruler makes people walk on to fall off. 
  • Red Gripper created by Namish. This vehicle has an alert system for bad stuff. It also has a speed boost system. Additionally, if enemies come from behind there are weapons to shoot them. 

Tech Tips with Teens

Presented through a partnership with the Block Youth & Teen Center, Canton Public Library and Club 55+. Looking for some extra help navigating the internet or your smart phone? Join us a the Canton Library on May 23 at 4:30 PM. Teens from the BLOCK will be ready to help you with your one on one technology questions. Limited space available. Please sign up with Canton Club 55+. 

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The YouPer (Young Person) Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in chapter book format. This award was given for the first time in 2014 by the Michigan Library Association. The award is given annually to one children’s book originally published in the United States during the calendar year that has captured the attention of the youth librarians throughout the State of Michigan for its ability to communicate through literature to an intended audience. The books below are listed in random order as the winner has yet to be announced. 

City of ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook
Blended by Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper
Also available in: audiobook

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

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

Absent:            N. Eggenberger

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE  (L. Golden, M. Hathaway, K. Hedrick, J. Laffey, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, R. Noble, J. Parij, D. Stein, N. Szczepanski) – None     
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Trustee Michelle Farell moved and Trustee Jasmine Lee supported a motion to amend the posted agenda.

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

  • APPROVAL OF GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

  • COMMUNICATIONS — Director Eva Davis provided sample posters for the 2019 program 62 Days of Summer for the board members to view.
  • DIRECTOR’S REPORT
    • The library is through one-third of the year as of 4/30/19. Vending machine revenues are trending lower than expected but should increase in the summer. Fringe Benefits are trending higher due to the MERS lump sum payment that was made early in the year.  Insurance and Professional & Contractual are trending higher due to contracts, licensing fees and insurance premiums having to be paid in the first quarter.  Building Improvements is also trending higher due to construction projects. All of these areas will fall in line as the year progresses.
    • The board packet included Form 5572. Davis explained that, to comply with Public Act 202 of 2017 and Public Act 530 of 2016, she is required to report the current funding status of the library’s pension fund to its governing board.  The pension fund is not underfunded.
    • Davis introduced Jessica Parij, the new Department Head of Information Services.
    • The Livonia Public Library has withdrawn its requirement for Patron in Good Standing forms to be completed for non-residents.
  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS — None
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS — None
  • UNFINISHED BUSINESS & GENERAL ORDERS
    • Audit Service Contract — Trustee Don Turner moved and M. Farell supported a motion to approve the 5-year audit services contract as presented from Plante Moran.
      The motion passed unanimously 19/5-16-1.
    • 2020 Budget Discussion  (Expenditures)
      • Capital Replacement Schedule & ENGIE Services Contract — The board discussed equipment replacement costs, stripped of engineering and other costs, provided in the ENGIE Services pricing breakout sheet, provided at the request of J. Lee. The board heard from Building Manager Jim Laffey re: the ENGIE proposal; they requested that he provide them with the results of his own investigation into pricing using individual contractors rather than as part of a holistic plan. ENGIE representatives Ken Hedrick and Dan Stein provided clarification of the scope of work and costs provided on their breakout sheet.
  • NEW BUSINESS
    • 2020 Budget Discussion (Expenditures) 
      • Salaries — D. Turner reminded the board that they had deferred a full philosophical discussion regarding salaries in 2018, and stated that it did not appear that the other board members were ready to engage in such a conversation ahead of the 2020 budget. 

            The board directed E. Davis and Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson to use the  
             library recommendation for wage increases when preparing the first draft budget for the July meeting.

  • CALL TO AUDIENCE – None
  • ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 PM.  

CPL Finals Study Hall

Calling all High School students! Do you need a place to study for finals? We are here for you! Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our meeting rooms for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies.

  • June 12 12:00 - 8:45 PM in the Community Room and Friends Activity Room
  • June 13 11:00 - 5:45 PM in the Friends Activity Room; 1:00 - 5:45 PM in the Community Room

[Studying by scui3asteveo is used under a CC BY-ND 2.0 license]

 

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Crossing the Lines graphic

WDET's series, "Crossing the Lines," makes its final Canton stop with a community conversation here at the library on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. We hope you can make it.

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

Grumpy Cat, whose grumpy look brought some much joy to the Internet, has died. Her family announced on Friday morning that despite all efforts to save her, she succumbed to complications from a recent urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old. Grumpy Cat's popularity reached millions of fans from all over the world. Her disgruntled look of contempt and disdain launched a million memes. We'll miss Grumpy Cat but her legacy and spirit will always live on!

Grumpy Cat is about to have the most unhappy birthday ever--and that's just the way she likes it! The world-famous feline stars in this hilarious leveled reader, with all-new full-color illustrations. It is sure to delight boys and girls ages 4 to 6, as well as Grumpy Cat fans of all ages! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!

New this month in the Large Print collection are a variety of romance, mystery, and thriller titles. A few are featured below, with additional new titles available in the Large Print collection at the Library.

Sunset beach [large print] by 1954- Mary Kay Andrews
Also available in: print | audiobook

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach - it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he's remarried - to Drue's eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they're offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance - her grandparents' beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spendingher days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father's firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may - or may not - involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon. 

Queen bee : a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
Also available in: print | audiobook

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale--warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand.

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