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CYS Summer Movie Madness

You voted to earn your Curtain's Up On the Scene Badge, now come and watch the best summer movies of all time! We are pulling out all your favorite films to show on the big screen one right after another! Bring your own pillows, snacks, & blankets and join us Wednesday, August 26th.

Fairy Gardens

Join Fairy specialist Gayle Drews from Nature's Garden Center and construct your very own garden complete with your very own fairy! All supplies will be provided. Ages 12 & up. This program will take place outside weather permitting. Registration required.  Saturday August 1st, 10:30 am.

Trivia Night at the Library

Enter as a team of 5-8 and work together to answer questions from 10 different categories. Top teams will receive prizes. Doors open at 6 PM. Ages 18 & up.  August 3 6:00 PM

Lip Sync Battle

You've probably seen the epic lip sync battles on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you've watched LL Cool J host the show on Spike TV. Now you can show off your own lip sync skills and find out who is the top performer in Canton as we host a CYS Lip Sync Battle here at the library. Thursday July 30 at 7:00 PM. Registration is required. Participants are required to email song selection to welzn@cantonpl.org by July 23rd.

Pinterest Live Potluck Edition

Do you have a Pinterest Board overflowing with recipe ideas just waiting to be tried? Don’t wait for the next occasion, pick a recipe, prepare it and bring it to the CPL Pinterest Live Potluck. Share the recipe of choice with the Canton Public Library’s Pinterest Account and we will post on the board created especially for this event. Next, prepare your appetizer, beverage, dessert, casserole or other food item and bring it to the library on July 16 at 7:00 PM. Bring enough for 15 people to taste as well as a list of all ingredients.  Participants will spend time sampling the food and sharing the experience of bringing a Pinterest pin to life. Ages 12 & up. Registration required.

Best Bike Rides in Detroit and Ann Arbor

Join local author Rob Pulcipher, author of Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor which describes 40 of the greatest recreational rides in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Rob will share his knowledge and identify the best road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides. Join us Tuesday July 7 at 7:00 PM.

Goodreads

Join us for an overview of Goodreads, the largest free web site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Join us June 29 at 7:00 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - June

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday June 8 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Stitchers Anonymous - July

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday July 13 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer and life coach Soo Porter will be here to discuss clutter and provide some tips to help you organize your life and reduce your stress.  Join us June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Great Craft Challenge

Put your crafting ability to the test. Participants will be given a random bag of craft supplies and the challenge to create something awesome and original. Prizes will be given for most creative and original creations. All ages welcome and registration is required. Join us July 14 at 6:30 PM.

Sherlock with Scott Monty

Join Scott Monty, Editor in Chief, Founder and Co-Host of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere a website devoted to news and information about Sherlock Holmes in popular culture. Scott will share his passion for Sherlock Holmes as a character and discuss the evolution of this beloved character in popular culture. Join us June 25 at 7:00 PM.

CYS Kick Off Celebration

Join us Monday, June 15 for our 2015 Connect Your Summer reading program Kick Off Celebration. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to stop in and learn about this year's badges and all of the exciting ways to earn them. Staff will be on hand to help you get started and explain all the ways to win exciting prizes. Fun activities will also be happening throughout the day:
  • Decorate your own tote bag* to carry your summer reading library haul
  • Make and take your very own bookmark.
  • Meet live characters and take your picture at our Photo-Op Stop 
  • Enjoy a mini storytime
  • Get a temporary tattoo*
  • Enjoy other special treats & surprises
All activities will take place from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM in the Community Room.  *AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Adult Coloring Party

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provide. Join us Monday July 6th at 7:00 PM