January 17, 2018 at CPL

Please note that the January meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on January 18. The February Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. 

This year January 15th celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty years later many Americans still fight for equality and social justice. Here are some resources on equality and social justice you can check out at the Canton Public Library.

A is for activist by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books

Equality and diversity by Charlie Ogden

This timely book discusses why the acceptance of diversity is important in society to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, and sex. Case studies of real-world events help readers understand the consequences of inequality.

This winter we are trying something new to help you avoid cabin fever, stay entertained and meet you where you are. Electrify Your Winter is a program that starts on January 1 and ends March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Electrify Your Winter offers ways to stay involved in the library community without necessarily leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy couch. There’s a Checklist Challenge, where you can read e-books/books, listen to music from the ‘60s, learn words in a new language, watch a movie set outside the US and other challenges. The library will also broadcast live storytimes from our weekly programs on Facebook, just in case it’s too snowy to leave your house or you don’t want to deal with boots and snowsuits. Librarians will read stories fireside to access on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. A special Pinterest board will have suggestions to help you get cozy and beat winter the winter blues while our Goodreads group will be hosting online book discussions. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.  We look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

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All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, January 17. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Sweetwaters

We are partnering with Canton's Sweetwater Coffee & Tea and a team of National Honor Society students to collect gloves, mittens and hats to benefit the Detroit Rescue Mission. Bring donations of new gloves, mittens and hats, all sizes, to the Children's Desk at the library or Sweetwaters on Canton Center Road, then check off the "Warm Your Heart" challenge on our Electrify Your Winter program and receive a special thank you from Sweetwaters. We will collect items January 8 through 31.

Tony Sacco's Friends Fundraiser

The Friends of the Canton Public Library and Tony Sacco's are hosting a Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event, benefitting the Friends.

Sample red and white wines, craft beers, and an appetizer buffet on Wednesday, January 17, from 7:00-9:00 PM

Must be 21 or older to attend. Each ticket costs $25; there are a limited number of tickets available.

Tickets can be purchased directly from Tony Sacco's, or you may fill out the following form and a member of the Friends will get in touch to arrange for payment and delivery of tickets.