Tweens

Annual Local Author Event

Our 2013 local author guests cover nearly every genre from children's to tweens, mystery and history, nonfiction and inspirational. We are pleased to welcome an interesting and successful group of authors to the Canton Public Library on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 PM. Join us to hear their stories of how they are making their way in the book world, to purchase their books and to get the books signed. This is a great opportunity to buy signed, first-edition books for your collection.

Our guest authors include:

  • Diana Barnes Patillo, children's
  • Gordon Briley, children's
  • Leis Dauzet-Miller, history
  • Jody Lamb, tween
  • Stephanie Neilan, children's
  • Elaine Pereira, nonfiction
  • Linda Svacha, inspirational
  • Angil Tarach-Ritchey, nonfiction
  • Ed Wendover, mystery
  • Sean Williams, children's
  • Kris Yankee, tween/teen

Spring Break FUN!

Biodiversity LIVE!

On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE!  Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.

Fantastic Fantasy for Tweens & Teens

Here's some great books for those who like fantasy with a little wonder and humor:

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The chaos code by Justin Richards

The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Wildwood by Colin Meloy ; illustrations by Carson Ellis

Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Native American Dancers for Mother Earth

Celebrate Mother Earth with authentic Native American Dancers led by Reg Pettibone. To wrap up our week-long Earth Week activities, we welcome the Native American Dancers who will entertain us in a very special way on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to see the beautiful, colorful costumes and the outstanding dance moves that praise our planet.

Black History Storytelling - POSTPONED

We are still celebrating Black History Month with a special night of storytelling by Alfreda Harris on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.  Families are welcome to share in Ms. Harris' inspirational and fun stories emphasizing black history and the people involved in the civil rights movement.  Please join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening.
Postponed until May 9, due to inclement weather.

University of Michigan FSR Workshops: Can you Feel the Beat?

This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.

Awesome Mid-Winter Break Activities

Join us during Mid-Winter Break for the following awesome activities...

Monday - Mid-Winter Break Movie Madness, 12:00 - 8:45 PM
Tuesday - Make a T-shirt Tote, 2:00-3:00 PM
          STEM Series: Supermarket Science,  7:00-7:45 PM
Wednesday - Creatapillars, 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursday - Tooth Fairy Party, 7:00-8:00 PM
Friday - LEGO Fun, 2:00-3:00 PM
Saturday - Sylvan ACT Prep Test, 9:30-1:30 PM (Sophomores and Juniors only please)

Some programs are drop in, others require registration so follow the links to the program calendar and plan out your week! 

This will also be our last week of Preschool, Family and Baby Storytimes until the Spring. 

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