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Baby Storytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver, these storytimes feature simple stories, songs, and fingerplays. These Tuesday morning sessions are held in the Purple Room. Online registration opens October 25. 

The 5 session series begins November 13, 10:00 AM and runs through December 11.

Banned Books Week Movie Celebration

The votes have been tallied, the results are in and the winner is…

To Kill a Mockingbird, with 41% of the vote!

Our runner up is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which we will be showing at our Harry Potter Costume Party in October. So join us this Monday, October 1st at 6:30 to celebrate our freedom to read (and watch) great stories during our Banned Books Week Movie Celebration!

Snack Tales

Kids in grades K-4, join us for Snack Tales on Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00 to 7:45 PM. We will read some Halloween stories, and you will get to make a special spooky treat. Registration begins Monday, September 24. Please indicate any food allergies when registering.

To see the other fun treats we've made in Snack Tales, check out our Flickr page!

Spooky Sounds for Halloween

If you are looking for a witch's cackle, a ghost's boo, or howling wolves, then check out some of these scary music cds. If want to Monster Mash, call the Ghostbusters, or tell the scariest stories, these cds will get you in the Halloween mood!

 

Halloween fun by Lois Skiera-Zucek

Casper's spookiest songs and sounds: 10 spooky songs plus creepy sound effects

Dinosaur Picture Books

Enjoy these great picture books filled with dinosaur tales:

Dinosaur thunder by Marion Dane Bauer ; [illustrated by] Margaret Chodos-Irvine



Dinosoaring by Deb Lund ; illustrated by Howard Fine



The Berenstain Bears dinosaur dig by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the library Community Room, while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game.  Beginners are welcome.  The 4th Sundays include a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs."  For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.

Last Day to Nominate

This is the last day you can nominate the Canton Public Library in LEGO Duplo and ALSC's Read! Play! Build! program.  It only takes a minute, and you help us win LEGOs for our early literacy area. You can nominate once a day through October 1, 2012.  Thank you for your support of Canton Public Library.  

Halloween Family Fun Night

Calling all boos and ghouls! Join us Monday, October 29th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a night of creepy crafts, ghostly games, and spooky stories. Wear your costume and participate in our trick-or-treat parade around the library. Recommended for children age 4-9 years old. Registration begins Sept 25.
This program is sponsored by The Friends of Canton Public Library.

Reading Assistance Dogs 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 serve basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: November 26, 6:30-8:30 PM

Being Sikh in Canton

Post 9/11, and even prior, Sikhs have been the victims of multiple hate crimes, most recently a vicious shooting at a Sikh place of worship in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the cause of most of these crimes is a lack of understanding about the Sikh identity. Come learn about the history of Sikhs in America, about their identity and beliefs, and their large presence in and contribution to the metro Detroit community. Meet your neighbors on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 PM.

Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt

The perennially popular children's book Where's Waldo celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Kids have spent hours looking for the bespeckled explorer in his candy cane striped sweater and his friends. Now they can hunt for Waldo here at the Children's Library on Thursday, October 11th starting at 7:00 PM. This program is recommended for ages 7 to 10. No registration required.

[Waldo looks for himself courtesy of flickr user hcplebranch by a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license]

Origami Expert, Charles Esseltine

Join origami expert, Charles Esseltine, on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM to learn about basic folds and shapes. Charles will demontrate a variety of origami models, including some fun, Halloween designs. All materials will be provided. All ages and experience levels welcome. Registration is required and will open on September 25. Little hands will need assistance from big hands. Warning: All attendants must arrive willing to have fun!
Photo used with permission by origamiguy1971

Starfish Family Services: Talk to Me

On Thursday, October 25 at 9:30-11:30 AM Starfish Family Services will be educating parents, grandparents and caregivers on the art of using conversation to develop launguage skills with the five years old and under set. They will be presenting support strategies for sharing intentional conversations and introducing new words into your child's vocabulary. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children into the Purple Room to play with Starfish's licensed daycare providers while the caregiver's program takes place in the Community Room.

Creatapillars

Are you a creative kid? Are you in 2nd through 6th grade? Let your creative side flow in our new monthly program, Creatapillars. This exciting program will alternate between art themed and writing themed activities each month starting with an art themed activity on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM. Registration begins September 25, 2012. See you there!

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

Tween Service Corps October 2012

Are you in 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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Canton Farmers Market: Harvest Celebration

Join us on Sunday, October 14 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Canton Farmers Market's Annual Harvest Celebration. Held at the historical Preservation Park, this celebration will include crafts, stories, and Halloween Parade, so come dressed in your finest costume garb. See you there!
[After our trip to the pumpkin patch by knitsteel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Harry Potter Costume Party

Join us October 27 2:00-5:00 PM for our Harry Potter Costume Party. Come as your favorite Harry Potter character, ghost, creature, or prop! We'll have prizes, snacks, and a showing of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Plus, see the Harry Potter's World Exhibition, brought to you by the National Library of Medicine. For patrons 8 to 80. Registration required.

Happy 50th Anniversary Clifford

Scholastic Publishing is celebrating Clifford the Big Red Dog's 50th Anniversary. The popular childrens book series written and illistrated by Norman Bridwell now has more 100 titles and over 126 million copies in print.

Clifford's best pals by Norman Bridwell

Clifford and the dinosaurs by Norman Bridwell

Happy Anniversary, Aunt Agatha's Bookstore

Hey, mystery lovers! Aunt Agatha's Bookstore, featuring new and used mysteries, detective and true crime, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 3 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Mystery lovers attending their open house will have an opportunity to meet well-known authors such as Steve Hamilton, Louise Penny, Sara Zettel, Deborah Morgan, Loren D. Estleman and more. Aunt Agatha's is in Ann Arbor at 213 S. Fourth Avenue. For more information call 734-769-1114.

World Series 2012

Major League Baseball is jetting toward the World Series faster than vendors can toss hot dogs to the hungry crowd. This year the World Series begins on October 24, 2012, so only a little over a month away. Will the Detroit Tigers make it into the playoffs? Only time will tell. We are one game behind the White Sox, so keep your fingers crossed and check out our awesome books and dvd's hightlighting Detroit's finest. Go Tigers!

The Detroit Tigers: a pictorial celebration of the greatest players and moments in Tigers history by William M. Anderson