This winter we are trying something new to help you avoid cabin fever, stay entertained and meet you where you are. Electrify Your Winter is a program that starts on January 1 and ends March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Electrify Your Winter offers ways to stay involved in the library community without necessarily leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy couch. There’s a Checklist Challenge, where you can read e-books/books, listen to music from the ‘60s, learn words in a new language, watch a movie set outside the US and other challenges. The library will also broadcast live storytimes from our weekly programs on Facebook, just in case it’s too snowy to leave your house or you don’t want to deal with boots and snowsuits. Librarians will read stories fireside to access on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. A special Pinterest board will have suggestions to help you get cozy and beat winter the winter blues while our Goodreads group will be hosting online book discussions. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.  We look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

The Rhythms of Cuba With Tumbao Bravo

Come in from the cold and warm up with Tumbao Bravo and the Rhythms of Cuba. The Canton Public Library is proud to welcome the award winning Latin jazz combo from Ann Arbor. Winner of the 2005, 2007, and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, Tumbao Bravo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals. Don't miss the chance to experience this band, turn up the heat and beat the winter blues. 

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, January 21 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Community Room

Dotted Rock Art: Starry Night

Adult rock painting enthusiasts are invited to join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, for an advanced rock painting lesson. Danielle will introduce a technique known as Pointillism and help participants create their very own "Starry Night" rock design. All supplies will be provided. This program is suitable for adults, 18 years and up, with previous rock painting experience. Registration required.

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Rock Painting Basics: Happy Snowman

Adult rock painting enthusiasts are invited to join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, for an evening of fun and creativity. Danielle will share her rock painting knowledge and help participants create their very own "Happy Snowman" rock design. All supplies will be provided.

This program is suitable for adults 18 and up - all skill levels welcome. Registration required.

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Diwali Kathak Recital

Diwali is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. To celebrate, we are welcoming students from the Thirak Kathak Dance Studio. Led by Reshma Buch, these dancers will treat audiences to an audiovisual feast of royal and elegant Indian classical dance. Join us for the celebration, November 12 at 3:00 pm.

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Heirloom Apple Tasting

When it comes to apples, most of us think of Granny Smith, Gala, or Red Delicious. However, farmers once grew thousands of varieties of apples. Today, most of these old heirloom varieties are extremely rare, and only grown by a small handful of farms. We would like to invite you to experience the very special tastes and textures of these native fruits that are no longer available in grocery stores. Join Tammy Coxen, of Tammy's Tastings for a special heirloom apple tasting Thursday October 26 at 7:00 PM. 

This program is for patrons 18 years and older. Registration begins September 25.  

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The lazy, hazy days of summer are drawing to a close. Soon we will be trading flip flops for sweaters and popsicles for pumpkins. Canton's Front Porch has closed for the season, and the rocking chairs have been placed into storage. We have enjoyed serving lemonade and sharing stories with you this summer - now we want to hear from you. Please help us by filling out this quick survey* and sharing what Canton's Front Porch meant to you.

*Thanks four your input. Our survey is closed. 

Basic Excel

Develop new skills to help you stay organized in casual work or personal projects with Excel 2016. Build your confidence and a solid understanding of this popular and powerful software. Learn to input, edit and format data into charts and basic graphs. We’ll show you additional resources to help you learn more on your own schedule. Basic mouse and computer skills required. Registration is required and will begin November 22.

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