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July 1, 2015 at CPL

Now LIVE: Connect Your Summer 2015!

Summer is coming, and #cysisawesome!

Connect Your Summer, the Canton Public Library's summer reading program, kicks off on June 1! Whenever you read, attend a library program, or do an activity in the library, you can claim badges online. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have for winning prizes! For more information, check out a refresher on how to participate in Connect Your Summer.

Get ready to have a super mega ultra summer!

Teen Instagram Short Film Contest

Show your creative side and win a prize!  Create a short film using Instagram with the theme of "Summer Is". 

Official Contest Rules:

  • Entries must be submitted July 1, 2015- August 1, 2015.
  • One entry per person.
  • Participants must be aged 12-17.
  • Films must use the following theme: "Summer Is."
  • Films must be 15 seconds or shorter.
  • Films must be appropriate for all ages — no gore or swearing.
  • All material — including music and visuals — must be within the public domain or have copyrights held by the film director.
  • Upload films to Instagram using tags #CYS15teenshortfilm & @CantonPublicLibrary
  • Winners will be notified by August 15, 2015.
  • Prizes will be available for pick-up August 15 at the CYS final party and August 16- August 31 at the Children's reference desk. 

[Fly Away by 55Laney69 is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]

Intro to Cultured Foods, Fermented Vegtables

Learn the history and health benefits of fermented vegetables and nutrient-rich kefir, and learn how you can make your own cultured foods at home. This class will be taught by Cheryl Geraty, owner of Cultured Life. June 30. 2015 at 6:30 PM

Library Detectives

Children, ages 7-10, join us for a library mystery program! Library books have gone missing, and we need your help to find them. Practice your deduction skills, analyze the crime scene, read the witness statements, and figure out who is responsible for the crime.
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Best Bike Rides in Detroit and Ann Arbor

Join local author Rob Pulcipher, author of Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor which describes 40 of the greatest recreational rides in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Rob will share his knowledge and identify the best road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides. Join us Tuesday July 7 at 7:00 PM.

Ms Carissa ROCKS!

Hey everyone, it's Ms Carissa Knoles!!! Carissa has been strumming to the beat of her own guitar since the young age of 14. When a guitar playing crush said, “girls don’t really play guitar,” she went out and bought one the very next day and has been rocking happily ever after! Since graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Children and Families from the University of Michigan in May 2010, Carissa has combined her knack for music and her passion for Early Childhood into the Music with Ms. Carissa program. Carissa has written her own original songs for the imaginative minds of the young and the young at heart. Join us in welcoming Ms. Carissa on July 7 from 10:00-11:00 AM. Although Ms Carissa generally plays to the 5 and under crowd, all ages are welcome to rock out!

Adult Coloring Party

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provide. Join us Monday July 6th at 7:00 PM