Station eleven by 1979- Emily St. John Mandel
Kafka on the shore by 1949- Haruki Murakami
Our town : a play in three acts by 1897-1975 Thornton Wilder

Looking for books with non-stop action and cliff-hangers galore?  Then, try one of these:

The maze runner by 1972- James Dashner
Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo

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 expiriences 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!

 

The Wellness Widget Spark Sheet helps us be kind to ourselves. Take a moment to focus on the good things in life and not the things that stress you out. Do something fun and relax! 

5 minutes:

Take 5 minutes with a friend for family member to each share three things you like or admire about each other. Then, bask in the feel good glow. We don't compliment each other nearly enough. 

30 Minutes:

Take 30 minutes to cut out and fold our Wellness Widget (see links below). Share it with a friend or family member. Look here for instructions for how to use it. You can even illustrate it! 

2 hours:

Take 2 hours to play a board game or go outside and play a winter sport (snow football, anyone?). Get some exercise for your mind or body. Invite friends and family. It'll be the perfect distraction, just what you need to forget your blues and start feeling good.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2019 LEGO® Building Contest: Theme Park Attractions! We had 39 people enter and a whopping 242 who voted for the popular vote! Without further ado, here are the winners: 

Popular Vote Winner

Did you enjoy Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova? Then, try one of these graphic novels: 

Brave by illustrator 1979- Svetlana Chmakova
Sunny side up by Jennifer L Holm

Enjoy having your funny bone tickled? Be the subject matter breezy or serious, here are some books that are clever, witty, and side-splittingly hilarious:

An abundance of Katherines by 1977- John Green
Dan versus nature by Don Calame

2019 LEGO® Building Contest: Theme Park Attraction

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGO® Building Contest. This year's theme is Theme Park Attractions. Build us your most imaginative park attraction, be it a ride, a food stand, a maze, or an animal enclosure. There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult. Contestants may enter individually or as part of a team. Registration begins Wednesday, December 12 and the contest will take place Wednesday, January 2. Entries must be dropped off between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on the day of the contest. A public viewing will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM, and an awards ceremony from 7:00-8:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home on Wednesday, January 2, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 2
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Enjoyed 1984 and the Chronicles of Narnia? Try one of these:

I, robot by Isaac Asimov
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.

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