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3D Storytelling

On August 7 from 2:00-4:00 PM, local artist and writer, Christina Smith, will teach kids aged 9-12 years old her technique for writing a story, building vocabulary and then using around-the-house items to create a 3D Storybox to show their story visually. Space is limited. Registration begins on May 29.

National Book Lovers Day Program

Did you know August 9th is National Book Lovers Day? Join us Friday, August 9 from 2:00-2:45 PM for our Family Book Lovers Day Program. We'll have a great time hearing a story, eating a snack, talking about books, and working on a craft.

June Creatapillars

Are you a creative kid? This crafty program is tailored to kids who are 7 to 10 years old. Let your creative side flow in our program, Creatapillars. For June, we will be making ways to feed our flying friends. Peanut Butter will be used in these projects. We will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7:00-7:45 PM. Registration begins Monday, May 24, 2013.

[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Quacky over Ducks

Has watching the 21 baby ducks in the Baby nook area sparked some duck love at your house?  There are lots of really fun duck themed books and movies here at Canton Public Library.

10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle

Charlie at the zoo by Marcus Pfister ; translated by J. Alison James

Cold little duck, duck, duck by Lisa Westberg Peters ; pictures by Sam Williams

Come along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons

Do like a duck does! by Judy Hindley ; illustrated by Ivan Bates

Duck and cover by Jackie Urbanovic

The K Club

Children ages 4-6 who are pre-k or in kindergarten are invited to this program designed especially for them. We will have stories, a snack and a craft designed around celebrating our great state of Michigan! Don't miss out on this great time at the library on Tuesday, May 21 4:00-4:45 PM.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids! It's not every day I run into something that is bigger than me, but this is one pretty BIG check! Canton Public Library was awarded the LibraryAware award at a big party last Friday night. This award is given to the library that does a really good job serving their community. Canton Public Library's community is kids like you! I know that the librarians love reading you stories, helping you find books for your homework, and planning other fun activities. So thanks for using your Award-winning Library. :)
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

The Frog Prince Book Discussion

Second through Fourth graders celebrate both Children's Book Week and Michigan Month with a book discussion featuring Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued. Scieszka is a Michigan author known for writing humorous stories. Join us to talk about this fabulous fractured fairy tale.

Saturday, May 18 from 1-1:45 PM

It's not too late to sign up! Register online beginning April 26, then pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Help Desk before the book discussion.

STEM Program Series Update

Calling all 2nd-5th graders! We still have spots available in our Engineering Extravaganza on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.  Sign up today, and see if you have what it takes to design the tallest structure out of edible, everyday materials!   

Thorndyke Thoughts

 
   Hey Kids, Thorndyke here with an LB update. He just returned from a fascinating trip to Washington D.C., our nation's capital. Not only did he get to enjoy some beautiful weather and some delicious Joe Muggs coffee at Books-A-Million, but he got to tour Embassy Row. This is the street in Washington D.C. where all the Embassies are located. What's an Embassy? It's the office (or sometimes the home) of the Ambassador, the person appointed to represent his or her country's government in another country. So, for example, if you wanted to visit the American Embassy, you'd have to go to a different country to do so. How did I get so smart you ask? I looked up the word "embassy" in the dictionary. So visiting Embassy Row in D.C. is like getting to tour the whole world with out leaving home. It looks like LB made some new friends at the Saudi Arabia Embassy. 
   And just in case any of you are wondering, I did learn that, sadly, they were not building me a bear cave here in the library. But that's okay, I'm happy to stay where I am, so I can keep a close eye on all of you.

Milestone Children's Movies

Two Classic kids movies hit significant anniversaries this year. Either one would be a great idea for your next movie night.

Holes [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents in association with Walden Media a Chicago Pacific Entertainment & Phoenix Pictures production, an Andrew Davis film — Based on the Newbery winning children's book, this camp adventure starring Shia LaBeouf is 10 years old this year. It has it all...humor, adventure, family, friendship, and stinky shoes.


The Sandlot [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox in association with Island World ; a David Mickey Evans film ; written by David Mickey Evans & Robert Gunter ; produced by Dale de la Torre, William S. Gilmore ; directed by David Mickey Evans — If you haven't seen this classic baseball adventure in the 25 years since it came out, you need to rectify it.  A newcomer to town makes friends and faces fears while learning the fine game of baseball on his local Sandlot.

NHS Homework Help

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

Happy Birthday Pigeon Party!

pigeon puppyI never get to drive the bus. I always want to stay up late and have a cookie. Who am I? The Pigeon of course! If you love me and my books by Mo Willems, come to my Happy Birthday Pigeon Party. The party goes from 2:00 to 2:45 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This program is for kids ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregiver. Registration will begin Thursday, April 25th. See you there!

Award-Winning Children's Book, Author, E.L. Konigsburg, Passes Away

Winner of two Newbery medals, E. L. Konigsburg died on Friday, April 19, 2013 after suffering a stroke. Her writing career spanned over thirty years and she authored twenty books. In addition to the literary arts, Konigsburg was well known for her contributions to the visual arts. Konigsburg is survived by three children and five grandchildren.

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg  (1968 Newbury Award)


The view from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg  (1997 Newbury Award)

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Tuesday,  May 7 from 4:00-4:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to work on. Registration for this program begins on April 25.

Puppet Kits

Who doesn't love a puppet show? Puppets help us tell stories in fun, creative ways. Did you know that you can check out a book that comes with a puppet? We have puppet kits at the library that include a picture book with one or more puppets representing a main character from the story. Using the puppets is a great way to help make the story come alive for you! Enjoy it by yourself, or put on a puppet show for family or friends!

May the Fourth Be With You

The Canton Public Library is celebrating Star Wars Day. All ages are invited to stop by the Purple Room on Saturday, May 4 between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to watch the cartoon series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and create a 3D papercraft of a Star Wars character. The cartoon will start at 1:00 PM, but feel free to come in anytime after 12:00 PM to make your craft. May the fourth be with you!

Star wars, the clone wars. The complete season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Lucasfilm Ltd

Reading Assistance Dog Program

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Date: May 20, 6:30-8:30 PM

Science Squibs

Looking for fun science videos? If you've enjoyed Bill Nye and the Magic School Bus, you should  discover the Squibs series.  These DVDs created for upper elementary students teach science concepts such as weather, cells, chemistry and the laws of motion with fun animated characters and songs.  The series was developed by Ignite! Learning, which develops Digital Learning materials for schools.   And they have a very similar feel to the popular book series Basher Science. Check one out today!


Picture Books About Outer Space

Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares


Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace


Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall


How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers


Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee