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November 25, 2015 at CPL

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 AM.

Picture Books on Thankfulness and Family

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Don't let Auntie Mabel bless the table by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Three scoops and a fig by written by Sara Laux Akin ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

Everybody serves soup by Norah Dooley ; illustrations by Peter J. Thornton

Prepare for Temporary MeLCat Unavailability

For technical reasons, MeLCat will be temporarily unavailable for new requests beginning on Wednesday, November 18. Library users will be able to pick up MeLCat materials until Wednesday, December 2. The ability to place requests will be restored by Friday, December 11. MeLCat materials can be returned at any time.

Databases provided by MeL may be unavailable outside of the library from December 2-11. 

For more information, please visit the MeLCat website.

Please plan ahead and place your MeLCat requests prior to November 18!

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.

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma. Stop by our display and check out All Things Austen!

Emma: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

The Jane Austen Quilt Club: a novel by Ann Hazelwood

Jane Austen's first love by Syrie James

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins

Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos

Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ; foreword by Cathleen Schine

National Book Award Finalists: Young People's Literature

Before the winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature is announced, check out one of the finalists:

The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Challenger deep by Neal Shusterman ; illustrations by Brendan Shusterman

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required for each session.
  • Big Fun With Big Data - Come learn about statistics, data collection and analysis. Students will conduct a guided experiment and then spend time crunching all the numbers. Saturday, November 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Minecraft: Unlock the Logic - Using the very popular computer game, students will explore logic gates - the building blocks of every digital system. Participants must bring a personal laptop and Minecraft account information to this workshop. Sunday, November 22, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Play Dough Circuits - Come explore electric circuitry with a variety of fun hands on activities. Saturday, December 5, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Egg Drop Workshop - Students will design, build and then test their own egg drop container. Sunday, December 6, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
  • Crystal Radio Workshop - Come explore the science of radios and learn about sound waves, antennas and resonances.