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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Are you doing all you can to stay safe online? Visit the National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline.org website to learn more about what you can do to keep your information, your computer, and your money safe as you use the internet. There are also great tips for parents and business owners on avoiding online threats.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Monday, October 20th 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.

*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.

eMedia Tour: Learn About Free Movies, Music and More from Your Library!

Movies and music and books, oh my!  Stop in for a tour of our downloadable and streaming library services; from Zinio's digital magazine downloads to Hoopla, which offers streaming movies, music and more!  We'll take a tour through our Library's eMedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, eBooks and eAudiobooks. Join Us Saturday October 25th at 10:30 AM. No Registration Required!

Hoopla and Internet Explorer 11

We hope you are using your Canton Library card to enjoy streaming music, movies, television and audiobooks through Hoopla!  However, we have recently learned that Hoopla does not fully support Internet Explorer 11. Hoopla does support earlier versions of this software (8, 9 or 10).  
Not sure if you have Internet Explorer 11?  Go to Hoopladigital.com and look at the bottom of your screen, if you see a bright blue bar, please consider using an alternative browser, such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for access to Hoopla.  

Ahoy! Let Mango Teach You to Talk Like A Pirate!

Are you prepared for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th? Mango Languages can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more, you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Check out Mango's course on talking like a Pirate!

Next Session of Gale Courses Begins September 17

The free Gale Courses that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on September 17. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the vast array of instructor-led courses soon.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 27th 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.

*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.

ebook Basics

Learn the basics of how to check out library ebooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Join us Saturday, September 13th from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Weekly ebook Drop-In Help

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required

Intermediate Excel 2010

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel. Join us Friday, September 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Free Online Classes to Start Soon

The free Gale Courses that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on August 20. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the vast array of instructor-led courses soon.

What is An App? Find out at your library!

Are you considering taking the plunge into the world of "smartphones"?  Are you befuddled by a new tablet computer?  Do you keep hearing that "there's an app for that" but don't quite know what that means?  We can help!  Join us in the Community Room on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:30 AM for an introduction to the world of apps, and why they're everywhere these days, from your phone to your tablet and beyond! No Registration Required!
(Note: This program will not be covering the how-tos of specific apps, and cannot recommend specific tablets or apps for purchase.)

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Monday, August 18 for our first 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.

*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.

Books about Teens and Illness

The fault in our stars by John Green

Broken by CJ Lyons


Charm & strange by Stephanie Kuehn


Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel


All these lives by Sarah Wylie

Get well soon by Julie Halpern


Cameron and the girls by Edward Averett