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Lego Fun!

If you have enjoyed our awesome "Your Dream Library" Lego displays in the children's dept. you might also be interested in the Lego Kids Fest coming to Novi in October. Creativity for all to enjoy.

Where are the Puppets?

Many of the puppets in the children's department have gone on vacation for a few days to be cleaned and sanitized. They will be back soon, and look forward to playing with their many fans.

Family Storytime Halloween Party

Kids age five and under, with a caregiver, are invited to hear Halloween stories, eat snacks, make a craft, and trick-or-treat around the library. Program will take place in the Community Room Wednesday, October 31st at 10:00 AM.

Book Club Choices: Banned Books

If your book group is looking for a reading challenge--each of these books has been challenged by a parent or a community.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary of American Libraries Association's Banned Books Week, September 30 - October 6, 2012.
 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli

Happy Birthday to You

Hey kids, did you know Canton Public Library celebrates birthdays? During your birthday month you can fill out a special paper shape for your birthday that is displayed here on the Birthday Wall in the Children's Library. And you'll get a small token as a birthday gift from the library too. Happy Birthday!

International Folk Dance Celebration

The International Folk Dance Program is being held at the Canton Public Library on Saturday October 13th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room. This free family-friendly event will feature dances, sounds and tastes of the many cultures that make up our community. Bring the whole family for a celebration of music, dance, food and culture.

NHS Homework Help Returns October 1st

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

Days and Times

September is Classical Music Month

Classical music speaks both to the mind and to the heart, giving us something to think about as well as to experience.

—William J. Clinton, President of the United States, 1993-2001

Celebrate opening night at one of the many concerts offered throughout the month of September.The painting, featured above, is Attributes of Music by Anne Vallayer-Coster (1770)

Amity Blamity by Mike White

Amity Blamity. Vol. one by Mike White — If you are looking for a normal adventure, this is not the graphic novel for you. However, if you want to read about a talking pig, Chester, his silent sidekick, Gretchen, and her unstable uncle, this is the book for you. Join them on their adventures to discover just who the mysterious white, fluffy, floaty beings are that have invaded their farm and how they are going to keep Uncle Downey from hurting himself as he tries to catch them.

Learn About Seasons

'Tis the end of summer and fall is coming! Each season in Michigan has its own beauty and special celebrations. Learn more about seasons from these great books in the Children's Library.

Book and CD Kits for Kids

Listen and read along with one of our J Book/CD Kits. You can find them near the music CDs in the Children's Department. Pick some up today for a car trip or for listening at home. Here's a list of some popular choices:

Chrysanthemum [kit] by Kevin Henkes

Amelia Bedelia [kit] by Peggy Parish

A fine, fine school [kit] by Sharon Creech

6th Grade Books

The dragon turn by Shane Peacock

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The alchemyst by Michael Scott

Wildwood by Colin Meloy; illustrations by Carson Ellis

New Babies

Is there a new baby in your house? Read some picture books about older siblings and how they adjust to all the changes that a new baby brings.

Sophie and the new baby by Laurence Anholt; illustrated by Catherine Anholt

Hi, new baby! by Robie H. Harris; illustrated by Michael Emberley

Brand-new baby blues by words by Kathi Appelt; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Great Fifth Grade Reads

Take a look at some great books for fifth graders:

The underneath by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by David Small

An unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost by Louise Arnold

Dragon's breath by E.D. Baker

Meeting Minutes — August 16, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken

Great First Grade Reads

First graders, here are some great books just for you!

Young Cam Jansen and the missing cookie by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Inside, outside, upside down by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Mine's the best by Crosby Bonsall

Family LEGO day

Join us Saturday, September 29th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room to build the CPL Story Land. To coincide with the Your Dream Library Contest, we will be building vehicles, settings, and other items from your favorite stories. Build the Shrieking Shack, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or James' Giant Peach. Later, we'll catalogue your entries for future inspiration.

Don't forget to nominate Canton Public Library for the LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Project.

While this program does not require registration, it does involve complex assembly and small pieces, and as such is intended for kids in third grade and up only.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver, these storytimes feature simple stories, songs, and fingerplays. Sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Six-week session begins September 11, 10:00 AM

Snack Tales

What happens when you combine great stories with an easy-to-make treat? You get "Snack Tales!" Join us Saturday, September 8th at 2:00 PM to enjoy a sweet mid-day snack based on a fun story.

Registration begins August 27th at 9:00 AM. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes field when registering. CPL librarians worked hard to tailor this program for a specific age group, so Snack Tales is for kids in grades K-4 only, with a caregiver.