The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required for each session.

Dry Ice Chemistry with Perry the Penguin - Help Perry get home safely by using your knowledge of chemical reactions. Saturday November 12, 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

Blackjack and Conditional Probability - Come play blackjack and learn how probabilistic mathematics works in relation to this very common card game. Sunday November 13, 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

The Science of Sweets: Baking Cookies - Using the scientific method, participants will experiment with the effects of altering ingredients in the classic Nestle Tollhouse Cookie recipe. Saturday November 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Infinity Lights - Join us for a hands on circuits and optics workshop. Participants will design an optics obstacle course and then design circuit components to light it with an LED light. Sunday November 20, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Rocket Powered Learning - Come learn the basic principles of rocket flight using hands-on science, engineering and fun! Saturday December 10, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Registration begins November 22)

Ready, Aim, Fire! Catapult Competition - Build a catapult from popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and other materials. Sunday December 11, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (Registration begins November 22)

Registration Required For Each Session



Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 12 -
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Community Room Dry Ice Chemistry with Perry the Penguin Registration required.
Sunday, November 13 -
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Blackjack and Conditional Probability Registration required.
Saturday, November 19 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room The Science of Sweets: Baking Cookies Registration required.
Sunday, November 20 -
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room Infinity Lights Registration required.
Saturday, December 10 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room Rocket Powered Learning
Sunday, December 11 -
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Community Room Ready, Aim, Fire! Catapult Competition

Rangoli Coloring Celebration

 A rangoli is a colorful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. These beautiful designs are a very important part of Diwali. Join us as we celebrate this tradition by coloring intricate rangoli coloring sheets. All ages and abilities welcomed. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, November 3 -
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room

Caregiver Open House

November is National Caregivers Month.  Join us for a library tour highlighting our services that support the work of all caregivers in the Canton community. Robin Porter, freelance writer and author, will speak about her experience as a caregiver and cover how she helped her parents deal with health problems in addition to the financial, legal and emotional aspects of caregiving. Tours of the library will be given after the presentation at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 5 -
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room

What YOU Want: Housing Trends & Planning Strategies for Moving or Staying Put

The age 50 and up crowd leads active lives! You need and want a home that works for you (...not against you as time passes). In this workshop, we’ll discuss: housing trends in today’s market, timeless home and community amenities/features with big benefits, and key information you need to create a housing plan that serves as your road map for a future move or for comfortably staying in your current home. Join Anne Zalek, Certified Age in Place Real Estate Specialist for this informative session.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Home Care and Senior Residences 101

Everyone has expectations about what life will be like as they age, and nobody wants to think about needing care from others. Decisions about long term care are complicated and emotional. This session will help you understand the difference between non-medical home care and home health care and give you tools for vetting services. Also learn about the different types of senior residences (independent, assisted living and nursing home) and how you can vet their care and services.  Being a savvy consumer improves your decision making when choosing a care or housing option that meets your needs so that you can be safe, secure and satisfied. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Healthy Lunches with Chef Kristi

What's for lunch? If you've heard this question a zillion times already one just a couple of weeks into the new school year, or if you've been asking yourself this very question, this cooking demonstration is for you! Join Chef Kristi as she demonstrates how to prepare quick, simple and delicious lunch items to shake up your own lunch routine, or to help you get back into lunch packing mode for the kiddos. Registration Required

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.