Simply sublime gifts : high-style, low-sew projects to make in a snap by Jodi Kahn ; photography by Scott Jones ; illustrations by Kate Francis — We all love the idea of a handmade gift, but often it's difficult to make the time to create something from scratch. No worries! Here you'll find nearly 30 gifts that you can make from materials as easily at hand as dishtowels, shammy cloths, and empty cardboard containers like cereal boxes. Some of the patterns are even available online.
If you'd like a quick walk-through of registering for programs, just watch the YouTube video above.
- Have a Canton Public Library card
- Click the link to the Program Calendar
- Find the date of the program you wish to attend. Often there are more programs than display by default — click "All" at the bottom of the day to see a full list
- When you have found the program you're interested in, hover over the icon graphic to see how many slots are available. If there are open seats, click the icon to proceed
- Clicking the icon will take you to a login screen if you are not already logged in. Enter your name and library card barcode, then press the submit button to log in
- Review the program information on the registration page. If all the information is correct, click 'Submit' to register
- If all has worked properly, you should reach a confirmation page with no on-screen warnings. If you do not reach a confirmation page or are shown an on-screen warning, please contact the library
- If you need to register more than one person (more than one library card), you must log out and re-do the process using the other card
Common ProblemsIf you get an on-screen warning, there could be several things blocking you from registering:
- You may be the wrong age for the program. Please check the age requirements and make sure that the library card you are using belongs to the appropriate child
- You may have already registered for another section of the program. Please check My Account to see if your card is already registered
- Your card may not be updated. Please visit the checkout desk, or call 734-397-0999 (option #3)
Waiting ListsWe do not maintain waiting lists for programs. However, extraordinarily popular programs tend to have sessions added as necessary. Also, there are some online cancelations, so diligence checking the page can often get you a spot.
Stephen Forrest will talk about his experiences with his "off-the-grid" house in Vermont. Forrest is Vice President of Research at the University of Michigan as well as a Professor of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.
Dr. Forrest will speak at the Hatcher Library Gallery at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on Tuesday, October 26, from 5:30-7:00PM.
Did you know over a million Americans live with Aphasia every day and it can occur in people of any age? What's Aphasia? It is a language disorder usually caused by a stroke, head injury, tumor, or neurological disease. Aphasia affects talking, understanding, reading and writing. A good book to read is Stroke Recovery Book by Kip Burkman. Also, speaking first hand from a loved one who had a stroke there is a speech-language program at the University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP). They are committed to providing intensive state-of-the-art therapy
Drop by the Canton Farmer's Market this Sunday, October 17th, for a special Halloween storytime put on by the Canton Public Library. Dress up in costume, enjoy a Halloween story, and make a Halloween craft. Two sessions, 11:00AM and 1:00PM
The Farmer's Market is located at Preservation Park (at the Bartlett-Travis House), 500 N. Ridge Road, Canton. See you there!
- Kits may be checked out for eight weeks, but can't be renewed
Monday, October 25 at 10:00-10:45AM
Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00-7:45PM
You may have noticed that there's been lots of talk in the library lately about CPL's 30th anniversary. There are only a very few people who've been a part of Canton Public Library as long as I have, so I thought I'd chime in with my own experiences here at CPL. You can find my story on the library's Flickr account. Yup! I'm a pretty tech savvy bear. In some of the pictures I look kind of funny because they were taken a long time ago. You'd better not laugh!
Eco books : inventive projects from the recycling bin by Terry Taylor
Handmade books sound neat, but how easy is it to actually make one? Turns out, pretty easy! You can take materials you have around the house and make them into books in a variety of styles. This book shows how to make forty different types of books ranging from easy (complete in an afternoon or less) to more advanced styles that might take a little longer. You can also reuse a ton of different materials for the covers, including egg cartons, cardboard, fabric, an old mouse pad, cereal boxes, and lots of others.
Program Date: Monday, October 18 5:00-5:30PM
Book Title: Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie
Sew retro : 25 vintage-inspired projects for the modern girl & a stylish history of the sewing revolution by Judi Ketteler
This book is a treasure trove for the home sewer. It offers quick glimpses into the history of home sewing and includes easy projects inspired by vintage pieces. The vintage color photographs and illustrations are enough to make this a fun book to flip through, but the projects are also great for hobby seamstresses at any level.
We've shown CPL's history with Summer Reading… but what about recent history? Our 2010 program was huge and successful, despite road construction and further budget constraints. The above video shows just some of the activities and programs hosted at the library. We were busy this Summer!