Kids

2017 LEGO® Fantastic Beasts Building Contest

Dragon made from LEGO®

Attention Builders!  Show us your most creative creature designs using LEGOs® in our Fantastic Beasts Building Contest! There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Thursday, December 22, and the Contest will take place Thursday, January 5.   Entries must be dropped off on January 4 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 5 or 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, January 5, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Need a warm-up for LEGO® building?  Come to the LEGO® Free Build on Tuesday, December 27, 10:00-12:00 and get your creative juices flowing!

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 22) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Thursday, January 5, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 4
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Thursday, January 5
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

 

Earth Dragon 02 by :jovian: (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

From https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ : "National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November. Why do it? For 30 crazy, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable-but-challenging individual word-count goals."

Children and Teen Resources

An illustrated introduction to writing a silly story that provides tips and instructions on writing an original story and offers a sample.

Offers guidance on writing stories, poems, drama, and nonfiction and includes profiles of famous writers, writing exercises, and tips from experts.

K Club

Children ages 4-6 can join our K Club program which encourages literacy and creative skills for children in the pre-k to kindergarten age range. We will listen and participate in stories, crafts and activities that center around a Christmas theme. Kids will also create a reindeer snack and have one of their own. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The CPL team has curated events for all types of interests as a way to connect with the community with what they love.

Trivia Night at the Library

Teams will compete to win gift cards and other items by answering questions related to famous paintings, geography, science, pop culture, literature and much more. Light refreshments served. Monday, November 14 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Gilmore Girls Celebration

The Gilmore Girls revival has been long awaited and with its release, CPL invites fans to celebrate with Gilmore Girl trivia, a Stars Hollow photo booth and a cup of coffee. Wednesday, November 16 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

International Games Day

International Games Day will be celebrated at CPL with a variety of board and card games on hand and patrons are also invited to bring their own to share. This event is for all ages and family participation is encouraged. Saturday, November 19 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Muggles, Music, and Mayhem

This celebration of all things Harry Potter includes wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors, Potter-themed treats, butterbeer, games and wizard trivia. Guests will also have a chance to win movie passes. All ages are welcome. Sunday, November 20 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor

Get to know your Sikh neighbor during a drop-in program sponsored by the Sikh community of the Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha of Michigan, the Canton Public Library and the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition. This program, Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor - Sikh Mystique, will allow the opportunity to meet members of the Sikh community and learn about beliefs and customs, as part of the “Not In Our Town: Stop Hate Together” initiative. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Enjoy these spooky chapter books in a range recommended for ages 8-14. Feel free to ask a librarian for more recommendations if this doesn't quench your thirst for fright!

The witching game by Annette Cascone

When Lindsey and her friends play the wishing game "Bloody Mary" in front of a strange antique mirror, one by one their wishes start coming true, with horrifying results.

The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Thirty-five creepy stories about pigeons, ancient predators, Girl Scouts, and other terrifying things. Includes author's notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.

Family Reading Night

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required.

May's Theme: Dino-mite Dinosaurs--have fun learning about dinosaurs through hands on activities and stories. We will have the chance to talk about different types of dinosaurs, make our own fossils, and also read a book about dinosaurs.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

ABC Activity Time

Parent and Child

ABC Activity Time will run for six weeks from November 7 through December 17. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Each playtime is preceded by a storytime, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 7:30 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
  • Fridays @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytimes will run for six weeks from November 7 through December 17. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Each storytime is followed by a half hour of free play, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE:

Specific locations are listed below.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and there will be no programming that day. 

There will be no storytime on Tuesday, December 13, but we encourage you to attend our Winter Snow Spree.

Upcoming sessions

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Trying to get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky movies and music? Hoopla has kid-friendly Halloween fun that is always available for your computer or smart device!

Grab your Canton Public Library card and check out Hoopla's Halloween collections of ebooks, comicsaudiobooks, movies and music for all the best in Halloween entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.

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