Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog en-US Kids, Share Your Thoughts https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/kids-share-your-thoughts Kids, ages five to eleven years old, we'd like to get your thoughts as we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library. Please register for our <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004236&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">February 28, 2:00-3:00 PM</a> session. To facilitate discussion, space is limited.<br /><p>You are also welcome to share your input with any of our Children's Librarians.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/kids-share-your-thoughts#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 levinej 77407 at https://www.cantonpl.org Parents and Caregivers, Share Your Thoughts https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/parents-share-your-thoughts Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,<br />As we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library, we'd like to get your thoughts on how you and your family use the library and your priorities for the space.<br /><br />Please register for the appropriate session.<br /><ul><li>February 24 - 7:00-8:30 PM; for those with children in preschool and younger</li> <li>February 25 - 7:00-8:30 PM; for those with children in kindergarten through fifth grade</li> </ul><p>We will have other ways for you to give your input, including an online option. And you are welcome to share your input in conversation with any of our Children's Librarians.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/parents-share-your-thoughts#comments Adults Parents Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 levinej 77406 at https://www.cantonpl.org African Tales and Crafts https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-tales-and-crafts <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Wooden%20Mancala%20board.preview.jpg" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" width="200" height="66" style="float:right;" /> Children ages 5-11 can celebrate African American History Month. We'll share African inspired crafts and folktales on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2 PM in the Purple Room. Make necklaces based off of the Samburu and Rendille tribes of Kenya, create your own mancala board, and take home a puzzle. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004228&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Registration required</a>.<div><br /><a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wooden_Mancala_board.jpg"> Wooden Mancala Board</a> by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Cburnett">Cburnett</a> is licensed under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">CC BY-SA 3.0</a></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/african-tales-and-crafts#comments Kids Programs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 77153 at https://www.cantonpl.org New Books on the History Shelf https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-32 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618138"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618138.jpg" /></span>Massacre: the life and death of the Paris Commune</a> by John Merriman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623546"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623546.jpg" /></span>Chasing gold: the incredible story of how the Nazis stole Europe's bullion</a> by George M. Taber</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623567"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623567.jpg" /></span>The cause of all nations: an international history of the American Civil War</a> by Don H. Doyle</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623552"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623552.jpg" /></span>The Jew who defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and how we won the war</a> by Peter Moreira</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623565"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623565.jpg" /></span>Swimming with warlords: a dozen-year journey across the Afghan War</a> by Kevin Sites</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623560"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623560.jpg" /></span>Digging for Richard III: the search for the lost king</a> by Mike Pitts</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623584"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623584.jpg" /></span>Crucible of commmand: Ulysses S. Grant and Rober E. Lee — the war they fought, the peace they forged</a> by William C. Davis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623577"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623577.jpg" /></span>Waterloo: Wellington, Napoleon, and the battle that saved Europe</a> by Gordon Corrigan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623551"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623551.jpg" /></span>Marco Polo: the journey that changed the world</a> by John Man</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623578"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623578.jpg" /></span>The Hundred Years War: a people's history</a> by David Green</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623574"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623574.jpg" /></span>The Yankee comandante: the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba</a> by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623556"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623556.jpg" /></span>The man who would not be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed history</a> by Jonathan Horn</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-32#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:05:00 +0000 SuzyQ 77422 at https://www.cantonpl.org ELL Conversation Group https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ell-conversation-group-18 Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, February <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004225&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursdays</a> and <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004227&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Fridays</a>,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ell-conversation-group-18#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Ellen 77199 at https://www.cantonpl.org ELL Book Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ell-book-club-16 Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004224&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Friday, February 6th and 20th<span class="-a">.</span></a>  https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ell-book-club-16#comments Adults International Languages Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Ellen 77198 at https://www.cantonpl.org Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - February 14 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners-february-14th <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/649833_67265333.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, <strong>please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004217&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, February 14</a></strong> for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.<br /><br /><div>*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.</div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners-february-14th#comments Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 77132 at https://www.cantonpl.org Dungeons and Dragons Gaming https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/dungeons-and-dragons-gaming <p><img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/D&amp;D%20dice2.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons &amp; Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004235"> the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5:00 PM. The next session is February, 24</a>.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.</p><p>Photo <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/94303049@N07/8583814825">Dungeons &amp; Dragons</a> by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/94303049@N07/">River Siren</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/dungeons-and-dragons-gaming#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 welz 77405 at https://www.cantonpl.org Starfish Family Services: Word Play https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/starfish-family-services-word-play <img width="83" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/starfish_0_thumbnail.jpg" style="float:right;" />On Monday, February 16 from 9:30-11:30 AM, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Word Play: Rhymes and other Pre-reading Activities. Participants will learn how to make nursery rhymes interactive and engaging. They will also learn the importance of phonological awareness in preschoolers. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/starfish-family-services-word-play#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 welz 77404 at https://www.cantonpl.org Movie Madness: How To Train Your Dragon 2 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/february-movie-madness <img width="133" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/How%20to%20train%20Dragon.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />It's time again for Movie Madness! Join us on Wednesday, February 18, at 2:00 PM as we show <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/how_to_train_your_dragon_2/">How to Train Your Dragon 2</a>.  In the latest adventure, Hiccup and Toothless must protect the peace when they find a cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons.<br /><br />You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/february-movie-madness#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 welz 77402 at https://www.cantonpl.org Teen Animanga Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-32 <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" />Wednesday, February 18, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-32#comments Teens Programs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77281 at https://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-31 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, February 7  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003893&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a>Board Gaming League of Canton meetin<span style="text-decoration:underline;">g</span>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-31#comments Teens Adults Programs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77280 at https://www.cantonpl.org Presidents' Day Monday https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/presidents-day-monday <p><img width="199" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/seal.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Are you a kid between the ages of 5-11 and a fan of the U.S. Presidents? Join us during your mid-winter break for our Presidents' Day Monday program. We'll read stories about some of our most famous presidents, make a cool craft, and enjoy a tasty treat. <br /><br />Registration begins Monday, January 26.<br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004229~S10">Monday, February 16, 3:00 PM</a></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/presidents-day-monday#comments Kids Parents Programs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Marianne 77168 at https://www.cantonpl.org Sunday Funday: Snowflake Brain Break https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sunday-funday-snowflake-brain-break <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Snowflake.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" width="200" height="176" style="float:right;" /> Join us for another drop-in Sunday Funday. Give your brain a break from studying, and come in to play a board game, or just make a basic snowflake. <br /><div><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004213&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Sunday, February 22, noon - 2:00 PM</a></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sunday-funday-snowflake-brain-break#comments Arts and Crafts Kids Tweens Parents Programs Activities crafting Making Study Break Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77159 at https://www.cantonpl.org Dance Your Fanny Off https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/dance-your-fanny-6 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/disco%20ball%20by%20dichohecho.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" /> Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.<br /><br /><div>Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to have some fun. </div><div><br /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004210&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, February 17 @ 10:00-10:30 AM</a></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><div><p>[<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dichohecho/2956392064/">Disco Ball</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dichohecho/">dichohecho</a> is licensed under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a>]</p></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/dance-your-fanny-6#comments Kids Programs Dance music play Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77158 at https://www.cantonpl.org