ELL Conversation Groups (Zoom)

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online.  Meets every Thursday on Zoom (email Kristy at cooperk@cantonpl.org for information on how to attend).  Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information.

We also have an in-person ELL Conversation Group that meets on Fridays.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 7 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online
Thursday, October 14 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online
Thursday, October 21 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online
Thursday, October 28 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. ELL Book Club meets every-other Friday at 11:30 PM. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 1 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 15 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 29 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room

ELL Reading Group

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Meets every Friday in-person at 11:30 AM. Please refer to the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 1 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 8 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 15 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 22 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room
Friday, October 29 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Community Room

ELL Conversation Groups

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers.  Meets every Friday in-person that the library is open.  Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 1 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, October 8 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, October 15 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, October 22 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, October 29 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Dance party

Dancing not only improves your cardiovascular health, it's also good for strength and flexibility. Additionally, it can boost your mood as well as increase cognitive performance. Dancing can also be a social activity that allows you to spend quality time with friends and family. You don't have to sign up for a dance class to experience the benefits of dancing because you can always just throw a home dance party! 

All you need is music and then you can decide your moves. Free form dancing is also a good option, especially if you're dancing with children, but either way, the library can support you in your home dance party plans.

Check out dance albums available to stream on Hoopla:

Latin: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/1064271582

Electronic: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/322087717

Reggae: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/322087729

Children's: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/1519301086

General dance: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/322084880

Get dance move ideas:

Hoopla Dance videos: https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/1288697068

Check out one of our instructional dance DVDs. We have ballroom dancing, swing, foxtrot, latin, tango, and more.

Celebrate National Dance Day:

Mark your calendars for July 31st and read more about this day here.

You can also sign up children ages 4-9 for our Dance Your Cares Away Lit Lab: https://www.cantonpl.org/content/lit-lab-productions

 

Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

rating stars

Reading book reviews are a great way to find new titles to read, but have you ever considered writing them yourself? Sharing your critiques and compliments of books are a great way to help others evaluate whether they’re worth reading or not. Glowing reviews also help great books that just don’t happen to have a lot of marketing going into their publications, get more attention.

Anyone can write a book review, but there is an art to writing a good one that really tells others if a book is a good fit for them. Good book reviews are not too long, but at the same time get at what struck you most about the book. Book review readers want to know more than that you enjoyed it and would recommend it. You want to summarize the main themes of the book and pick out what you thought stood out to you the most (and whether it was good or bad). Compare it to other similar books.

Get some more ideas on how to format your book reviews here:

BOOK RIOT's "How to Write a Book Review"

Grammarly's "How to Write a Book Review"

What are some places you can share your book reviews?

The most common book review websites are Amazon.com and Goodreads.com, but who says you have to only leave your book reviews on sites people go to looking for reviews? Why not post them on Facebook or Instagram and see what your friends think? Maybe they’ll have some book review recommendations to give back to you!

 

Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Learn at CPL U

Looking to learn a new skill, hobby, or language? The Canton Public Library has many ways for you to learn over the summer. 

Learned something fun? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #howdoyou62

Hobbies & Crafts

Typewriter

Reading book reviews are a great way to find new titles to read, but have you ever considered writing them yourself? Sharing your critiques and compliments of books are a great way to help others evaluate whether they’re worth reading or not. Glowing reviews also help great books that just don’t happen to have a lot of marketing going into their publications, get more attention.

 

Anyone can write a book review, but there is an art to writing a good one that really tells others if a book is a good fit for them. Good book reviews are not too long, but at the same time get at what struck you most about the book. Book review readers want to know more than that you enjoyed it and would recommend it. You want to summarise the main themes of the book and pick out what you thought stood out to you the most (and whether it was good or bad). Compare it to other similar books.

 

Get some more ideas on how to format your book reviews here:

 

BOOK RIOT's "How to Write a Book Review"

 

Grammarly's "How to Write a Book Review"

 

What are some places you can share your book reviews?

 

The most common book review websites are Amazon.com and Goodreads.com, but who says you have to only leave your book reviews on sites people go to looking for reviews? Why not post them on Facebook or Instagram and see what your friends think? Maybe they’ll have some book review ideas to give back to you!

Boy visiting Little Free Library

Many people love the library because they not only enjoy books, but they love the exchange of books. It’s about more than just saving money. It’s also about sharing stories and information that anyone can benefit from and the serendipity of encountering a title you didn’t know you wanted to read until you happened to stumble upon it. You can get the same feelings of community and literary chance when you stumble upon a Little Free Library as well!

 

Little Free Libraries are outdoor public bookcases that homeowners and organizations like to put up to facilitate this kind of sharing. There is an official website where you can order a Little Free Library for your neighborhood and a map where you can find the Little Free Libraries in our community. For crafty folks, there are also plans you can follow to build your own Free Little Library from scratch..

 

Visiting a Free Little Library is always fun because you never know what you’re going to find! Drop off a book you no longer need and think someone else may enjoy, and pick up something new and unexpected!

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