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October 13, 2015 at CPL

Job Opening

CPL currently has a position open with our Information Services Department. For complete details on the job openings, please visit our Job Page.

Canton Leisure Services Master Plan Focus Group

Canton residents are invited to provide input in at a focus group that will be held this month as a key part of the strategic process of updating Canton Leisure Services Five Year Master Plan.  Members of the community are invited to submit comments on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI. 

Stop by any time during this event in the Walnut Room and give your input to help shape Canton’s future.  Attendees can give verbal or written comments, participate in discussions and submit ideas that will be used to help plan future capital projects, recreation programs and special community events.

Please RSVP by calling 734/394-5360 or by email Also, if you are unable to attend these Focus groups and would like to provide public comment, please contact the Leisure Services Office.  For additional information, please visit

NHS Tutoring Returns November 2nd

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.

eBook Big Library Read October 2015

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. This October there are two great titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.  The program runs from mid-day October 7 through mid-day October 21, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!

Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Below are some suggested materials on the topic provided by librarians at the Canton Public Library.

For additional YA/Teen books please follow this link

What is mental illness? by Richard J. McNally

Just like someone without mental illness only more so: a memoir by Mark Vonnegut

Telling is risky business [electronic resource]: mental health consumers confront stigma by Otto F. Wahl

Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

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.

State Librarian Randy Riley knows the importance of MeLCat to Michigan residents. “We know that any service interruption is an inconvenience. Because of that, we’ve timed the needed work to occur during a period when MeLCat requesting has historically been the lowest. In the long run, this change will truly benefit Michigan libraries and library users.”

For more information, please visit the MeLCat website.

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

Family Music Fest '15

Music creates a soundtrack for our lives. It can enliven and enrich the lives of kids and the people who care for them from infancy and beyond. On Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM we will host a day's worth of fantastic, energetic, diverse musical acts including the return of national act Gustafer Yellowgold! Come and celebrate the beat within all of us. This program is designed for families and patrons of all ages. The schedule is as follows... Don't forget that Canton Public Library has a fantastic music collection for all ages, in all styles and genres. Library card holders can also access thousands of full length albums using the digital service, Hoopla.