Kids

Chess Plus Tournament

Chess board and pieces

Calling all Chess Experts!  Test your chess playing skills and practice good sportsmanship in our Chess Tournament.  We'll match up players head-to-head in age-based brackets, play multiple games with winners advancing to the next round, and ultimately crown a winner in each bracket.  This program is suggested for ages 9-17, and no advance registration is required.  Knowledge of basic chess rules is necessary, however, and tournament players must be present at the beginning of the program to participate in the full tournament.  Checkers and mancala will also be available for non-tournament play.

Upcoming sessions

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It's here---National Library Week! Every year, there is a special week in April to celebrate our favorite place in the whole, wide world--Libraries. This year it is April 9 to 15 and it is a wonderful week that has been celebrated since the mid-fifties. For more information on how this week of awesome came about, check out the information provided by the American Library Association (ALA)  http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/factsheets/nationallibraryweek.  Be sure to stop in and visit the Canton Public Library and thank a Library worker, check out a book, or enjoy one of the many free programs we have available. :) In fact, here are some great new books that can't wait to come home with you!

Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s county prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates, including one who makes a staggering sacrifice..

Life on Mars by Jon Agee

"A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight"--.

Pokemon Card Battle

Play the Pokemon card game with some new folks, and chat about your shared desire to "catch 'em all." We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. Ages 8 & up. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, February 7 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, March 7 - 7:00 PM Community Room
Monday, April 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 23 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

CPL Escape Room: The Mystery of Mavis McDougall

Escape rooms are a fun, creative, team building exercise. Work together with some news folks to solve a room full of puzzles, and see if you can escape in time! Ages 11-18. Registration starts June 23. (Note, this is the same Escape Room we ran 10/22/16).

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Muggle Quidditch - Rescheduled Date

Muggle Quidditch

Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting).  Participants should bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 9-17) for each session.  No registration needed for spectators.  Registration begins May 25. Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on game days.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

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The Spur Awards are annual literary prizes awarded by the Western Writers of America (WWA). The Spur Awards honor writers for distinguished writing about the American West. The Spur awards began in 1953, the same year the WWA was founded.

Historical Fiction Winner

Junior Writers Workshop

In this three session series, children will learn the five basic elements of a story: character, plot, setting, conflict, and theme. As they learn about each topic, children will create their own short stories, design characters, and reveal their work to the rest of the participants in the final session. Registration is required and registering for the first session automatically registers you for the next two, so please plan on attending all three sessions. This program is for children aged 7 - 10 years old. 

Upcoming sessions

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Read and Watch

Join us for a fun afternoon of reading and watching movies! We’ll vote on a favorite book, read it, and then watch its film adaptation. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the differences between the book and its film version. Who’ll be paying attention? This program is for children ages 7-10, and registration is required. Snacks will be provided and children are welcome to bring drinks as long as they have lids. 

Upcoming sessions

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America is a country of immigrants. Some families arrived several generations ago; some families are newer arrivals. Whether you're looking for stories that relate the immigrant experience of yesteryear, or stories with a more modern-day setting, you'll find both at Canton Public Library. The following is a list of picture book titles that highlight immigration, then and now.

Stories Of Yesteryear

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

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