Teens

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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Phoenix Freerunning and Parkour

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Join the staff from Phoenix Freerunning Academy as they instruct us on all aspects of movement, specializing in parkour and freerunning. Phoenix Freerunning Academy is the only gym designed specifically for parkour and freerunning in the entire state! It is their goal to help educate, promote and unify the parkour and freerunning communities of Michigan and to teach both children and adults how to practice the growing sport of parkour in a fun and safe manner. This program is recommended for patrons aged 7 and up and remember...Train hard, train safe, but above all, never stop moving!

Upcoming sessions

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2016 Summer Movie Madness

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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) 

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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.

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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!

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Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

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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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Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes with David Trotter

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David Trotter is a renowned shipwreck discoverer, deep diver author, lecturer and photographer. His shipwreck discoveries and programs have been featured on television and in newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Join us Tuesday June 28 at 7:00 PM as David shares some of his most interesting discoveries.

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Magic: A Gathering

Join us to play the Magic:The Gathering card game. Never played before? Doesn't matter; we'll teach you how to play and supply the cards. For anyone 11 & up (adults, teens, and kids). This will be 'free play,' but your input will help us determine what format future sessions will take (Standard, Draft, Commander, etc.). 

Upcoming sessions

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