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Walgreens BP Checks

Join us on the first day of Connect Your Summer, our summer reading program, for a free blood pressure check from our partners at the Canton Walgreens. Many activities will take place in our Community Room on June 17 to celebrate the beginning of summer. This one might actually save your life. Walgreens will be here from 2:00 to 3:00 PM so come get checked out.

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.

Road to Recovery: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

RoadCantonite Chris Dimanin will describe how family and friends can be successful in getting their loved ones into treatment without the services of a professional interventionist. He will share the very effective "Love First" model of recovery as well as share helpful resources and "how to" books. This could be a life-saving conversation. Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.

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!

Starfish Family Services: Activity Times

Starfish Family Services LogoOn Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Starfish Family Services presents Activity Times to Support Learning and Development. Trained staff will explain how to support all children's learning and development during activity times. They will also explain the importance of active learning. Bring your children, free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare providers.

Sylvan Saturdays: Study Strategies Workshop

Sylvan Learning Center LogoMake your mom happy on Mother's Day weekend and bring her to Sylvan Learning Center's make it/take it study strategies workshop. This is a fun interactive workshop where moms* AND middle school students will work together to create study aids to use during upcoming tests and final exams. This could be the best present you ever gave your mom! Join us on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM. There will be door prizes at this event. Registration begins April 25.
*Moms need not attend for student to benefit from this program.

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)

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!


Mother's Day Stories

Storyteller Alfreda Harris shares tender, heart-warming, humorous tales of mothers and motherhood. Please join us to share a laugh or a tear as we celebrate our mothers.  All ages are welcome on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM.

May Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill 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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will meet in the Children's Department but we will also be going outdoors.  Please be prompt.

National Food on a Stick Day

Who knew?  The Library Business Office discovered it's National Food on a Stick Day!  Fortunately, CPL is full of inspiration for this unusual and fun celebration, we thought of Cake Pops  or The Ultimate Candy Book or fun for the kids  Indoor S'mores and Other Tasty Treats for Special Occasions.  You see where our thoughts are.   What food can you think of that comes on a stick?

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 29. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Weekday sessions are held in the Community Room. Saturday sessions are in the Purple Room.

Open Family Storytimes , April 29-June 1:

  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM in the Community Room
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Community Room
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM in the Purple Room

NOTE: The library is closed and there will be no storytime on Monday, May 27.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin April 29. 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 matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.