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Read Aloud Nights during March is Reading Month

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).

In this case, join us during March is Reading Month while we pick up a book and read with you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children and a few chapter book excerpts.

All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.

Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00-7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-7:30 PM

Beginning Excel 2010

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010. Registration required.


Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.


Join us on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Lunch and a Book March 2015

Join us Thursday, March 12 at noon as we discuss:

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains carried thousands of abandoned children from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Vivian Daly was one such child, sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet existence on the coast of Maine. But hidden in her attic are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear.

Nonfiction Book Group March 2015

On Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

Starfish Family Services: Schedules and Routines

On Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Schedules and Routines. Participants will learn the benefits to keeping a daily routine and the importance of providing a predictable social frame for their child. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, March 7  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Adult Writers' Group March 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, March 14
  • Saturday, March 28

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, March 28 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Intermediate Excel 2010 - March 19

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

New Books on the Biography Shelf

Van Gogh: a power seething by Julian Bell


Russian tattoo: a memoir by Elena Gorokhova


De Niro: a life by Shawn Levy


Rumours of glory: a memoir by Bruce Cockburn and Greg King


Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul


The undertaker's daughter by Kate Mayfield

New Service: Emergency Phone Chargers Coming Monday, March 2

The Canton Public Library knows that a dead phone battery can be a real inconvenience. Thanks to a generous donation from the Canton Sprint Storea small collection of charger cords will be available at the Main Information Desk for in-house use. 

To borrow a micro-USB cord, lightning cable or 30-pin cable, present your photo ID or library card to a librarian at the Information Desk. These cables can be used with USB ports throughout the library and are compatible with most modern smart phones and tablets, including Android and Apple products. 

The Canton Public Library is not responsible for damage to any patron device.

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

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, March 6th and 20th. 

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, March Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Group Study Room area.

Assignment: Autobiography

True stories of real people can be fascinating, even more so when told in their own voice. Enjoy a selection of autobiographies.

Believe: the victorious story of Eric LeGrand by Eric LeGrand with Mike Yorkey

Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Code name Pauline: memoirs of a World War II special agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood

March is Reading Month Open Mic Night

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).

Come one, come all! To celebrate March is Reading Month, we are hosting an open mic night for readers of all ages. We want you to bring in your favorite family-friendly short passage, poetry or picture book, step up to the mic and share with other literature lovers in the library. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

March is Reading Month celebrations will continue as we pick up a book and read to you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children as well as a few chapter book excerpts. All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.
[rev reading at oceeaa by sanzibar is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

Even More Movies for Black History Month

Akeelah and the bee [videodisc] by Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production ; in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn ; written and directed by Doug Atchison


Crooklyn [videodisc] by a Spike Lee joint ; Universal Pictures presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production in association with Child Hoods Productions


Cry freedom [videodisc] Universal Pictures presents a March Arch production


The express [videodisc]: the Ernie Davis story by produced by John Davis ; written by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Gary Fleder


Lincoln [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment present ; in association with Participant Media ; an Amblin Entertainment/Kennedy/Marshall Company production ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; directed by Steven Spielberg

No Tutoring February 16-February 27

There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break.  Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations.  Tutors will return March 2nd.  We apologize for the inconvenience.