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October 7, 2015 at CPL

Give the Gift of Life!

Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to save lives during our third Michigan Libraries for Life campaign on Tuesday, October 6th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and most importantly, help community members to become organ, eye and tissue donors. If you are unable to stop by during the scheduled time and are interested in becoming a donor, register online.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the Gift of Life Michigan in this endeavor. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire and empower patrons to join Michigan's organ and donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

Family Reading Night: Space

Celebrate World Space Week at our Family Reading Night on Tuesday, October 6, from 7:00-8:00 PM. Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear space themed stories, participate in a series of activities, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library. Registration begins September 24.

Job Opening

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

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016 Kickoff

If you will be in the Lansing area on Thursday, October 8, please be sure to join us for the Great Michigan Read kick-off event (which will actually be Emily’s sixth appearance) at the Library of Michigan (702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing). The 2013-14 Great Michigan Read author, Steve Luxenberg (Annie’s Ghosts), will be interviewing Emily St. John Mandel about Station Eleven, writing, and much more. The doors open at 6:00 PM.

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!

Learn Oktoberfest German with Mango

For the month of October, learn to speak German for Oktoberfest with Mango Languages! This is free with your Canton Public Library card. Mango has over 80 languages to learn so check out the resource here today!

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.

All About the Girls - Ladies Night Out Event

Join us Thursday, October 8 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM for All About the Girls: a Ladies Night Out celebrating women’s health, fitness & well-being in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This event will feature:

Custom Bra Fittings with Millie Heinz "The Bra Lady"

Did you know that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? Wearing the right size bra not only improve the way you look and feel, proper support is also very important to a woman's overall health and well being. That is why we have invited Millie Heinz, "The Bra Lady" from Essential Bodywear to this event. Millie will be on hand to provide custom bra fittings and talk about undergarment care. She will also be accepting donations of gently used bras to be distributed at local women's shelters.

Essential Oils with Cheryl Ziobro

Learn how essential oils can support a woman's health and wellness.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Kristi Zebrowski of Grace Savory & Sweet

You may remember Chef Kristi from the Canton Farmer's Market. This time, she'll be showing you how to make gluten-free and other healthy meals.

Light refreshments will be served and registration is required.