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5th Annual Best in Show Dog Show

Best in ShowWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now and fill out and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 11. All are welcome! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest, and Best in Show on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM outdoors behind the library. Winners will receive fabulous prizes. Registration opens 9:00 AM Saturday, August 29.

Raina Telgemeier Read Alikes

Have you already read all of Raina Telgemeier's books (Smile, Drama, Sisters)? Try out one of these graphic novels next.

Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson


Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang



The dumbest idea ever! by Jimmy Gownley

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September may be most associated with heading back to school, but did you know that it is also Library Card Sign-Up Month? First launched in 1988, Library Card Sign-Up Month serves as a reminder that a library card is the most important learning tool of all. So what are you waiting for? Head to the Canton Public Library today and sign up for your card!

View our borrowing information to learn everything you can do with a CPL card. 

Yarr! Learn the Language of Pirates this month with Mango Languages.

This month contains  talk like a pirate day! Celebrate by learning to speak like a pirate. If your arrrren't into that you can learn 60 plus languages with your Canton Public Library card. 
Click here to check out the resource!


College Life

Are you one of the over 20 million freshmen students enrolled in college this fall? Here's some books to make a smooth transition into campus life. 

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, September 16, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday,  September 5  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Easy Robotics: Brushbots

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Make your own robot out of a toothbrush and motor, then build a track to race it on. For Tweens and Teens. Registration required.

Not in Our Town Art Contest

In partnership with the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition and Canton Public Safety, the library is sponsoring an art contest. Students are invited to submit artwork around the theme of inclusion, unity and peace to be displayed during the Community Unity & Peace Rally on September 26 in Heritage Park. Art work entries should be turned in at the Children's Desk.

RULES:
  1. Submissions accepted beginning September 1 and ending September 18 at 6:00 PM.
  2. Limit of one entry per person.
  3. Entries must be confined to a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
  4. Artwork must be your own original work. You may get inspiration from a book or online, but do not copy someone else's art.
  5. First place and second place prizes will be awarded in three different age categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade. The decision of the judges is final.
  6. Winners will be announced September 26 at the Community Unity & Peace Rally.
  7. All entries will be displayed at Heritage Park during the rally.
  8. A completed contest entry form must accompany each submission.

For questions or clarification, email Laurie Golden, community relations department head.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, September 26 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

High School Essay Writing Assistance

Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on September 9. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand.  Sessions will take place in Group Study Room C in the East Wing of the library. 

[What I get paid to read by Lorianne DiSabato is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster
The Avengers
Best Family Film Full of Fun
Inside Out
Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood
Tom & Jerry
Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film
Frozen
And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Michigan History for Kids, Free for a Limited Time



Check out this neat resource while the website is free! The MIchigan History for kids Magazine is now available to view for free.  This magazine goes beyond the textbooks, exploring the history and heritage of all Michigan’s peoples. It also thoroughly integrates Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and the emerging standards of the Common Core into the content. The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is proud to publish Michigan History for Kids,
This site the rebirth of this popular publication is made possible by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 


Check out this resource here or go to www.michigankids.org

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Back to School? Learn a New Language with Mango

Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card.

What Will You Find in the Wild? Volcanoes!

Explore a volcano with Park Ranger Rebecca Carvalho and Volcanologist Dr. Don Swanson! You'll learn tons of facts about volcanoes, plus get a chance to snap virtual photos at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

Click here and let us know what you learned when you claim your Great Outdoors badge!

Camp Google: What Are Constellations?

Join Google Expert Stephen Russell in exploring the cosmos at Camp Google. You'll learn how to study the stars, then create your own constellation projector to use at home!

Click here to begin your exploration. Don't forget to tell us your favorite constellation when you claim your Great Outdoors badge!

Explore the Ocean with Camp Google!

Experience a deep sea dive with experts Sylvia Earle and Erika Bergman at Camp Google. You'll see wildlife and reef habitats, learn about life undersea, and hear sea stories from Sylvia and Erika.

Click to find out "What's Down There?" and share your discoveries when you claim your badge!

Giant Scrabble

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Join us August 5, 2:00-3:30 PM to play on our insane 10ft x 10ft Scrabble board.