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Holiday Music on Hoopla

Looking for some music to perk up your holidays?  You can use your Canton Public Library card to stream/download great holiday music to your phone, tablet or computer with Hoopla!  
The great thing about Hoopla is that there are no holds. All items are always available, so you can sign in to Hoopla and stream the new Idina Menzel holiday album today!

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, December 5th, 12th and 19th

Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays

Please join us on Friday, December 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is a sensory-friendly storytime with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

December Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Please Be Prompt!

ELL Conversation Group

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

Movie Madness: Guardians of the Galaxy

It's time again for Winter Break Movie Madness! Join us on December 29 at 2:00PM as we show Guardians of the Galaxy! This action-packed, epic space adventure expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the  entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language .

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, December 6 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!

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, December 27 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.

Starfish Family Services: Baby Moves

On Tuesday, December 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Baby Moves: Movement Activities for Infants and Toddlers. Participants will explore the importance of purposeful movement activities for infants and their impact on development. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Adult Writers' Group

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, December 13

Watch Your Language (Literally)

Sit back, relax and learn a language. Say bonjour to Canton Public Library's favorite language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™, the first and only language learning resource to teach through film. Visit the Mango Languages link on the Databases page to get started.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion January 19

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan — A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion December 2014

Happy Holidays!  Our next book discussion is Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00-3:00PM in Group Study Room A,.  We will be discussing CANADA by Richard Ford.  Copies will be available beginning Friday, December 19; request a copy from a librarian at Canton Public Library's Information Desk.

Canada by Richard Ford. 

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group December 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, December 15 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson — Christine, suffering from a rare form of amnesia where she cannot retain memories from day to day, starts seeing a new doctor who recommends she keep a journal, and her life starts getting scary when she sees she has written "Don't trust Ben," the man who claims to be her husband.

Murder Will Out: December 2014

Just in for the holidays. New mysteries from Anne Perry, Cara Black, and more...

A New York Christmas: a novel by Anne Perry

Shadows on a Maine Christmas: an antique print mystery by Lea Wait

Present darkness: a novel by Malla Nunn

India Black and the gentleman thief by Carol K. Carr

The nightingale before Christmas by Donna Andrews

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron

Native American Fiction

November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate by enjoying these books by Native American authors!

The round house by Louise Erdrich


Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko


Skeleton man [electronic resource] by Joseph Bruchac


War dances by Sherman Alexie


Killing Custer by James Welch with Paul Stekler


No Name by Tim Tingle

Gone Girl Read-alikes

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn began as a wildly popular book, and is now a wildly popular movie. If you liked either, try these read-alikes!

The wicked girls by Alex Marwood

Abroad by Katie Crouch

Broken Harbor by Tana French


And when she was good by Laura Lippman


The silent wife: a novel by A.S.A. Harrison


Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French


Under a silent moon: a novel by Elizabeth Haynes

Vending Services for Canton Public Library

The Canton Public Library requests proposals from qualified vending firms for snack and beverage machines and services. Our current full-service Café will close on December 17, 2014. It is the library’s intention to provide three (3) vending machines in the newly renovated café area scheduled to open in February of 2015. See the attached Vending Café Request for Proposal document for full details.

The Edmund Fitzgerald

The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald will be commemorated today. Twenty nine lives were lost when the ship sank in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975 about 17 miles from Whitefish Point.  Gordon Lightfoot recorded a memorable tribute to the lost crew in his song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. For more information on the Edmund Fitzgerald and other notable Great Lakes shipwrecks try some of the titles below. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum are also both great sources for information on the tragedy. 

Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher


Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming


The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Frederick Stonehouse