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.

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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.

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Canton Seniors Book Discussion: September 28, 2017

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"An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood--one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives"--Provided by publisher.

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Kindness Rock Project - Adult Painting Party

The Kindness Rock Project is a movement sweeping the nation. The idea is actually quite simple, paint rocks with pretty and inspirational messages and place them around town in the hopes of brightening someone's day! To help keep this movement going, adults 18 and older are invited to join us for a rock painting party. Paint, rocks and other supplies will be provided - just bring your creativity and inspirational messages and then enjoy hiding your completed rocks around town. Registration Required

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Movie Night at the Library - The Big Sick

Join us at the library for a free showing of The Big Sick one of this summer's hottest movies. It is the story of Kumail, a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. This movie is rated R and recommended for adult audiences. 

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Canton Seniors Book Discussion: August 24, 2017

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House of thieves : a novel by Charles Belfoure
Also available in: audiobook

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too --the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over.

With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down --and for his family to go down too. (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a ProQuest® service.)

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Canton Public Library is THE destination for your best summer ever, so tell everybody about it!  Stop by our Postcard Station and write a message about what you did today at the library, your favorite book so far this summer, or anything else you want to share. Next, address it to your friend, family member OR choose someone to surprise from our CPL address book. When your postcard is complete, drop it in the box and we will stamp it and send it off in the mail for you!

 

 

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July 27, 2017

Looking for a lively book discussion? The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Friends’ Activity Room (FAR).  Request a copy of MONTANA 1948 by Larry Watson from a librarian at the Information Desk.

Montana 1948 : a novel by Larry Watson
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them... " So begins David Hayden's story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David's understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David's uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens' Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations turn the family's life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice.

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Mindfulness and Mental Health

We all deal with some type of stress in life. Breathing techniques can help with these stressors and reduce depression and anxiety. Join certified yoga therapist and mental health practitioner, Natalie Merkel, who will share wellness techniques that promote calm and relaxation. Learn breathing techniques and participate in an instructor led silent meditation to redirect focus and allow stressors to drift away. Please dress comfortably. 

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Canton's Front Porch

This summer the Canton Public Library invites you to sip lemonade and get to know your neighbors on Canton's Front Porch. During the month of July we hope to capture the summertime tradition of the front porch, a place to relax and connect with your neighbors, by transforming the front of the library into a giant front porch.  Our community is stronger when we meet and know one another, so stop by to rock, relax and enjoy conversation with fellow community members.

Throughout the month of July we will be hosting Lemonade Hour on the porch. Ice cold lemonade will be served (while supplies last) during scheduled dates and times. Be sure to stop by to enjoy Canton Public Library's hospitality.

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