Join us July 19th as we
celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese Star Festival. This festival celebrates the
once-a-year meeting of star lovers, the Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess, who
are separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year.
To help us celebrate, members of the Japan Society of Detroit Women's Club will present the Tanabata story using Kamishibai, a Japanese form of storytelling. We will also participate in the Tanabata custom of writing wishes on long strips of colorful paper and then tying them to tree branches in the hopes that they will come true. In addition children will have the opportunity to try on Yukatas or summer kimonos.
This event will take place Saturday July 19th at 11:00 am.
Come and put your hula -hoop skills to the test! We are hosting a contest to celebrate hoopla, a multi-media platform that offers thousands of streaming and downloadable movies, music albums and audiobooks to the Canton community. The individual that hula-hoops the longest will walk away with a new android tablet, perfect for using hoopla! Staff will also be on hand to explain this awesome service in detail and help you set up an account! Contest participants are encouraged to bring their own hula - hoops if possible. Join us Monday, June 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Join us for a musical performance compliments of the New Horizons Band of Canton. New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long time. The New Horizons Band of Canton is sponsored by Evola Music and will be joined by Irv Feldman and the Seek to Be Music Ministry for this performance. This free concert will take place Sunday June 8 at 2:00 PM. All ages welcome.
[Great Lake Kite Festival by Rachel Kramer is licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0]
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
- Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
- Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days. Tutoring ends May 22nd.
Cecilia Escobar is a bookbinder artist who loves to play with paper and the endless possibilities that this media offers. A Canton resident, she is an advocate of the arts in all forms. This program is presented through a partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage. Registration is required.
In order to win you need to do four things:
- Pick up the 2-page hand-out at the circulation desk and complete it.
- Create a map of your spy route.
- Keep a journal/notebook of your own and make a spy entry everyday.
- If you used spy gadgets, write about them in your journal.
All entries will be judged by our expert spies. They will be looking for all four items to be completed, originality of spy route map and uniqueness of daily journal entries.
Looking for ideas? Check out the library's Harriet the Spy display, books and videos.
Happy spying! Don't get caught!
Timeless Poetry Collections
The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.
The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.
My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.