May 11, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. Come battle with monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! style. No Registration required. 11 & Up.

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the library and get a free comic. Only while supplies last, so come early! Brought to you by Comic City. 8 & up.

Last week we lost one of the greatest American musicians of the Twentieth Century. But the music of Prince lives on. If you cannot find your favorite album in our audio collection, login to Hoopla Digital through our e-media page. Canton residents can stream or download a vast array of Prince albums and material using the Hoopla website or the app for smartphones and tablets. Celebrate his catalog and his love of life with us!

Today marks the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The bard has influenced literature and culture for centuries - celebrate with one of these Shakespearean works!

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. 

Baz Luhrmann's rendition of the classic story of star-crossed lovers, set in a futuristic urban Verona Beach.

Macbeth by Gareth Hinds

Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambitions, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hinds. Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds's captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition.

This week the music world lost a legendary composer and performer. During his four-decade music career Prince (or The Artist-Formerly-And-Then-Once-More-Known-As-Prince) recorded 39 studio albums on his own and with a variety of supporting musical groups, including the Revolution, the New Power Generation and 3rdeyegirl. With his stereotype-smashing style and incredible musical aptitude, Prince topped musical charts dozens of times with songs such as "When Doves Cry,"  "1999," "Musicology," "I Would Die 4 U" and many more. He also starred in four films, including Purple Rain

You can use your Canton Public Library card to review Prince's prolific career with always-available streaming music. 

International Yoga Day Demo

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Help us celebrate International Yoga Day by learning the basics of this healthy, calming practice. Local certified yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva-Palani, will share the movements and breathing that can make yoga an important part of a daily routine. This program is geared for children 8 and up with their parents and caregivers. Tweens, Teens and Adults welcome! Don't forget to bring your own mat or towel and wear loose clothing.

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In celebration of May the 4th Be With You and all things Star Wars, we will be showing The Force Awakens in our Community Room on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30PM. Canton 7 GDX (a GQT) will provide the popcorn, you just need to bring a blanket to sit on and THE FORCE.  See you then!

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a ''serial environmental criminal'' that left behind a long trail of problems, deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations, which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators.

Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?

In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late.

Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.

Explores the wild and exotic places around the world that people call home; included are old forests, glaciers, snow capped mountains, tropical jungles, deserts, beaches and more.

A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia.

Shuttle mission astronauts filmed this documentary on the forces affecting Earth's fragile ecological balance.

College Skills Lab

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Designed to help high school juniors and seniors and college students prepare for college courses and careers, these labs will feature hands-on skill building and learning. Bryn Birchler, a junior management major at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Canton High School graduate, provides peer-level instruction. Registration required.

  • June 13, 7:00-8:00 PM Resume Writing for High School and College Students 
    Turn those odd jobs and volunteer experiences into transferrable skills and create a professional resume.  Formats, tips and cover letters will be discussed. Registration begins May 24; ages 16-25.
  • July 11, 7:00-8:00 PM College Prep Excel Skill Builder I
    Go beyond basics to learn data cleansing, Lookup functions, pivot table basics, data tables and basic financial functions. Some familiarity with Excel is necessary. Registration begins June 24; ages 16-25.
  • July 18, 7:00-8:00 PM College Prep Excel Skill Builder II
    A continuation of Excel Skill Builder I. Some familiarity with Excel is necessary. Registration begins June 24; ages 16-25.

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