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Starfish University: "Why Aren't my Child and I Clicking?"

During this free, new, 4-week series, Starfish University takes on the question, "Why aren't my child and I clicking?" by exploring Attachment Theory in parenting. 

Research says that parents and caregivers can have a greater impact on children’s outcomes than early childhood interventions.  Thus it is critical for Starfish to provide a wide range of robust programs to support parents (grandparents, caregivers, etc)  to build up their adult capacity and increase their effectiveness in supporting children.

Starfish University aims to help parents and caregivers develop a full range of skills and resources.  In doing so, the program supports all four SFS goals to ensure that parents have (1) Hope, confidence and motivation to grow and succeed, (2) A positive social / professional network, (3) Parenting knowledge skills and resources, and (4) Stability through access to resources in basic needs, economic opportunity, training and education. The "University" will be in session at multiple locations from May 2 - August 29 with topics ranging from Natural Hair Care to Scrapbooking to Friend of the Court Workshops. Please contact Jackee Brown to register for the CPL class.

Upcoming sessions

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Starfish Family Services Early Literacy Workshops

On the second Monday of each month, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present free, educational and selected Early Learning Community workshops for parents, caregivers and daycare providers. Contact Starfish to register. This summer's workshops are as follows:

  • June 13 - Planning and Recall for Kids: Learning the benefits of planning with children and creating planning props to help organize time in addition to learning strategies to recall information.
  • July 11 - Schedules and Routines: Discussing the benefits to keeping a daily routine and providing a predictable social frame.
  • August 8 - Let's Move: Discover the importance of movement activities and how to incorporate them into active learning.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

2016 Summer Movie Madness

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Geek Out: On the Scene, Laugh It Up: On the Scene, and You Choose: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Join us as we show fun, family movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Our schedule is as follows and may be subject to change.

  • 6/30 - Zootopia - In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (rated PG)
  • 7/18 - Kung Fu Panda 3 - Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (rated PG)
  • 8/10 - Inside Out - After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (rated PG) 

Upcoming sessions

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Green Golly and her Golden Flute

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene, Dreamer, and Laugh It Up: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Tower-trapped Green Golly (unlike Rapunzel) is so inspired by life she can’t help but make music. This Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winning introduction to classical music uses musical storytelling and comedy to inspire imagination, creativity and positive self-expression. Green Golly is the delightfully funny, flute playing heroine who models discipline, overcoming challenges, thinking creatively and the development of character. Juilliard trained flutist and educator Barbara Siesel is Green Golly and award winning actor-storyteller-songwriter Keith Torgan is everyone else! This program meets Common Core learning standards in language arts, literacy in history and social studies and is open to patrons of all ages.

Upcoming sessions

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Connect Your Summer Kick Off Party

Kick off the summer in style by joining us for the Connect Your Summer reading program kick off party! We have great activities planned including a photo op spot, wheel of fun, custom CPL coloring sheets and more. Pick up a CYS yard sign*, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CYS prize patrol. We will unveil our Giant Spirograph outside at 11:00AM and 2:00PM. And, most importantly, we will have a CYS sign up station to join the program and ask any and all questions you may have about our exciting and busy summer here at the library. 

* All giveaways and snacks available while supplies last.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Connect Your Summer Begins!

Connect Your Summer starts on June 1!

Connect Your Summer (CYS) is Canton Public Library's summer reading program, and it runs from June 1 to August 17. Whenever you read, attend a library program, or do an activity in the library, you can claim badges online. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have for winning prizes!

For more information on how to participate, check out this handy guide. Or head on over to the Connect Your Summer home page to get started!

Upcoming sessions

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Bubbly Birthday Bash: Vernors 150th Anniversary

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: On the Scene and My Mitten: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Drop in for live jazz from the Keith Gamble Jazz Quartet, a little history, and some [nonalcoholic] mixology with Michigan's famous pop, Vernors Ginger Ale. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Great Outdoors: On the Scene and My Mitten: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

A taste of the outdoors inside the library! Join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to select the right gear, pack a backpack, set up a tent, and organize a camp site. We will also discuss trail etiquette and review some of the best locations around the state and the country for enjoying the great outdoors. 

Upcoming sessions

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Read and Share

Are you looking for a fun way to earn some Super Bookworm badges for reading this summer? Come to our Read and Share program. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs as we will meet in the Community Room and then chill in the courtyard while we read a story or two together.  Then we will take some time to read on our own and then gather to share what we are reading at the end. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. All ages welcome! If there is inclement weather this progam will be held in the Community Room.

Upcoming sessions

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Reading Road Trip

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Hit the Road: E-lectrified and Hit the Road: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Preparing for a long trip this summer? Stock up on suggestions for audiobooks to listen to as you drive, fly, or cruise your way to your destination. All ages and reading levels will be covered. Find individual titles for each child or something the whole family can enjoy together! No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

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