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.
We are looking for good ideas for the Animanga Forum banner. In fact, from now until November 28th we're giving you a shot at designing it. Just submit a banner image you create, and your creation might appear at the top of the forum.
- It must be your own art. No copying from online; we want your original creations
- Banner should be a minimum of 640 pixels wide, and a maximum of 300 pixels high. For best results, use this template image as a top layer or guide
- Include the word "Animanga" somewhere* on the banner, and feel free to put your name (or handle) on it somewhere small too
- Lastly, as a hint, try using some blue and/or orange (our site colors)
*Note, all text should be to the left of 487 pixels (or it might get cut off in lower resolutions).
Teens and adults, please join us on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00PM. No registration required.
- Kits may be checked out for eight weeks, but can't be renewed
- Poetry may be written and submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade
- Poem must be your original work
- Poem must be in the form of a Haiku or Cinquain
- Keep it clean — poems containing vulgar, profane, obscene, racist or otherwise offensive connotations will be rejected
- All poems submitted on paper must be typed in at least 12 point font on white paper
- Do not put your name on the same paper as your poem.
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.
Marley and me : life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan
Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron ; with Bret Witter
The first poster with a correct answer that includes a link to the CPL database where you found it wins a prize!
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!
- Grizzly Tales: These are compilations of many short stories cartoons with a slightly creepy bent
- Ruby Gloom: This new series stars a cheerful girl and her rather gloomy friends
- Cartoon Network Halloween specials: With so many cartoons to choose from, there's definitely going to be something that appeals to everyone
- Halloweentown: The premise of this Disney Channel series of movies is that Halloween creatures exist in a alternative universe. The fourth installment stars Lucas Grabeel, in his pre-High School Musical Days.
- Michigan Youth Theater
- Holocaust Memorial Center
- The Art Experience
- Detroit Children's Museum
- Huron Lightship
- Carnegie Center, Port Huron Main Museum
- Thomas Edison Depot Museum
- US Coast Guard Cutter Bramble
- Monroe County Historical Museum
- Cranbrook House and Gardens
- Ford Rouge Factory Tour
- Henry Ford Estate, Fairlane
- Paint Creek Center for the Arts