Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

Reflection and Planning Spark Sheets help us to reflect on 2018 and map out our desired growth for the new year.

5 minutes:

Take 5 minutes to discover a word that sums up your past year. Then, think of a new word for your 2019. Share with a family member why you chose this word and write them in your Spark Your Year. 

30 Minutes:

Take 30 minutes to fill out our Reflection and Planning Spark Sheets (see links below) and share with a friend or family member.  You can illustrate, cut and paste from magazines, or write out your thoughts and feelings on what you loved from last year, and look forward to in the coming one.

2 hours:

Take 2 hours to watch a movie that was voted a top contender in 2018 (See our list below for ideas) or re-watch a movie that you saw in theaters and enjoyed. What movies are you looking forward to in the year to come? 

 

Watch a family film from 2018 (please make sure the content is appropriate for your family before viewing)

 

Looking for even more?

Chapter and picture books best of 2018 

YA best of 2018 

 

 

STEAM Fair

paintbrush, atom, gears, computer, and mathematical supplies

Kids aged 7 and up are invited to join us on Thursday, January 3 from 2:00-3:30PM to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at our hands-on STEAM Fair. There will be interactive displays, demonstrations, and some take home fun, too! 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

As the weather gets colder and activities move inside, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands. Audiobooks listed below range from 21 minutes long to 9 hours long with the majority in the 4-5 hour range. These books can be enjoyed alone or together. We invite you to enjoy one of these fresh new audiobooks at home or while traveling this chilly season. 

Also available in: print

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

Celebrate Veterans Day and read one of the books linked below to celebrate and honor our veterans. 

-Information on Veterans Day was gathered at History.com 
 

The Frank show by David Mackintosh

These books feature spooky, but not scary, characters and themes to enjoy on a dark and stormy night. (Nefarious laugh optional)

Boogie Bones by Elizabeth Loredo
Bone dog by Eric Rohmann
How to knit a monster by illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen
Monster munch by 1980- Tobias Krejtschi
Ghosts by Sonia Goldie

Do you like to read books about creepy stuff, but don't want to be scared? These books feature paranormal characters without being scary. 

The underground ghosts by Dori Hillestad Butler
Lunch walks among us by James K Benton

The armistice, signed on July 27, established a committee of representatives from neutral countries to decide the fate of the thousands of prisoners of war on both sides. It was eventually decided that the POWs could choose their own fate–stay where they were or return to their homelands. A new border between North and South Korea was drawn, which gave South Korea some additional territory and demilitarized the zone between the two nations. The war cost the lives of millions of Koreans and Chinese, as well as over 50,000 Americans. -Source: History.com

Children's Books

The Korean War by Thomas Streissguth

Offers an overview of the Korean War, including how it began, the invasion of Sout Korea, important battles, how it ended, and the truce that followed.

There are so many wonderful shows available from multiple places these days, but did you know that many of them were books first? Scroll down to see which of your favorite shows were based on a printed format originally, then check out one to compare or see what is in store for the next season, or read it before your pick premiers. 

Lucifer is on Netflix. From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. Given free reign to use any means necessary, Lucifer is promised a prize of his own choosing if he fulfills this holy request. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness' demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Now as his enemies unite to stop his reemergence, Lucifer gathers his forces as he prepares to launch his new revolution.

Queen sugar by Natalie Baszile

Queen Sugar on OWN. A mother-daughter story of reinvention-about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart. Penguin has a rich tradition of publishing strong Southern debut fiction-from Sue Monk Kidd to Kathryn Stockett to Beth Hoffman. In Queen Sugar, we now have a debut from the African American point of view. Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds and initimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope"--.

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