Kids

Learn or brush up on forgotten Spanish language skills this month with Mango and your public library card. To see the over 70 languages you can learn with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages, click here

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Cooking the Australian way by Elizabeth Germaine

An introduction to the cooking of Australia, featuring such recipes as egg and bacon pie, Anzac biscuits, pumpkin soup, and glazed kiwi tart. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs and people of the "land down under.".

The cooking of Brazil by Matthew Locricchio

"Introduces the different culinary regions of Brazil and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Brazilian dishes"--Provided by publisher.

A Chinese cookbook for kids by Rosemary Hankin
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Shows children how to cook a variety of simple dishes and desserts. Features characters from the Disney PIXAR film Ratatouille.

Sesame Street let's cook! by Susan McQuillan
Meaty main dishes by Jennifer S. Larson

A children's cookbook featuring recipes for meat dishes, including Asian shrimp stir fry, chicken kebabs, and taco meatballs.

Scratch is a programming language used to create stories and games that can be shared with others all over the world. Join us in celebrating International Scratch Day on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:00pm with an introduction to Scratch. For coders ages 9-12. Registration begins on April 26

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the library and get a free comic. Only while supplies last, so come early! Brought to you by Comic City. 8 & up.

Spring is here and so many plants and animals are coming out to enjoy the nice weather. Join us as we learn about plants and animals native to Michigan and go on a hunt to find some of them outside behind the library. This outdoor program will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00-8:00PM It is open to kids aged five years to 11 years old and their caregiver. Registration for this program begins on April 26, 2016.

Drop into the Community Room from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, May 5 to make a Michigan-themed nature craft with mom. All ages welcome. 

Please join us on Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

William Shakespeare was born sometime in April (no one is really sure of the exact date) and died on April 23, 1616. During his prolific production of plays and poetry, he's responsible for creating many words and phrases still used in the English language today. In his honor, check out some of these works inspired by the bard, some of which may be better suited for younger readers.

Picture of Shakespeare is Public Domain

Non-Fiction Featuring Shakespeare

Ira's Shakespeare dream by Glenda Armand

"A biography chronicling the life of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who is considered to be one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century"--.

Go green with these eco-friendly reads for kids!

Non-Fiction

Recycling, step by step by Jean Lundquist

Offers children a step-by-step overview of the recycling process, explaining what happens to each item after it goes to the recycling committee and why it is important to recycle.

Planet Earth by Daniel Gilpin

Manga-inspired illustrations present the scientific concepts that influence life on Earth and make them easier for children to understand.

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