2017 Connect Your Summer Final Party

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer! Join us on Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for great fun including:

Can't wait to see you there!

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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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Learn about your food - where it comes from, how it's made, and the history of how and why we started to eat what we eat - with some of these informative documentaries.

This film shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history by exploring the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food."

Star Trek Beyond, the latest installment of the new Star Trek movies starring Chris Pine as Kirk, is set to debut on July 22. Get ready for Scotty to beam you up by checking out a few of these out of this world reads!

The physics of Star Trek by Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Also available in: e-audiobook

Warcraft, the long-awaited World of Warcraft movie, is due out in theaters on June 10. Brush up on the history of Azeroth with a few of these reads.

Kids

Pearl of Pandaria by Micky Neilson

A young Pandaren named Li Li's desire for adventure leads her to leave her safe home, but when the outside world turns out to harbor unexpected dangers, she may need the assistance of the martial arts master sent out to bring her home safely.

The latest TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be out in theaters on June 3. Before you watch the movie, get ready by checking out other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, games, books, and more!

Books

Zinio for Libraries offers access over 250 popular magazines online. You can check out full issues of magazines and enjoy them cover-to-cover on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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