Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Research has shown that mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being.  Join Laurel Hicks, LMSW of Integrative Counseling and Wellness for a workshop on living in the the present moment and being your best self.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, January 31 -
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

Your Best 2017: Recognize Your Life Purpose and Plant Seeds for Personal Growth

Designing the next year of your life isn't about listing off all the material things you want. This workshop will take you deeper so that you can dig out what you may have been trying to cover up: Your Life Purpose. Once you know your mission for your life, the main reason why you're here on Earth, everything else falls into place.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  • Techniques for clearing blocks, such as self-doubt, that have been preventing you from knowing your purpose and seeing it through. 
  • A specific meditation to help you recognize truth and falseness in your physical body so you can make decisions confidently and stop taking detours which prolong your progress
  • A powerful daily practice to help you redesign your mind so that you can recognize and achieve your vision for the coming year.  We'll cover eight areas of your life, including life purpose, how you show your love in the world, how you view life, your financial desires, as well as physical, emotional, and intellectual self-expression. The practice, comparable to a "vision board," is a more in-depth and action-oriented approach that first requires you to reconsider the beliefs you've acquired in your life so you can redesign your beliefs and create an authentic vision, or mind garden.  Registration is required. 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 21 -
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Community Room

How Detroit Saved the World, The Willow Run Story

The Willow Run Bomber Plant played a key role in what became known as the “Arsenal of Democracy” during WWII. Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton shares his extensive research on the Willow Run Bomber Plant and a short history of the Yankee Air Museum and its mission to preserve this important local and national history. 

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UM STEM

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

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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.  

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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.

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There are no upcoming sessions available.