Money Smart Week® is an annual public awareness campaign designed to help you take better control of your finances. In honor of this event, The Canton Public Library will be featuring special money related blog posts during the month of April. These posts will feature librarian selected resources on a variety of topics including: Eating on a Budget, Life Hacks to Save You Money and Travel for Less.

Starting April 22 we invite you to participate in our interactive display and  tell us "What are You Saving For?" Stop in the library and submit your answer on a paper cloud.  Have your own awesome money saving tip? We will have a place for you to post those as well. Responses will be posted and available for all to see until April 30.

 

 

U of M 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.

The IQ Challenge - A mix of Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, this game will challenge students with fun and fast paced math questions. Saturday April 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Marbley's Roller Coaster - Come learn about the conservation of energy and use engineering principles to build a roller coaster that will help Marbley the Marble land safely in a cup. Sunday April 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

SoundVisualizer Workshop - Learn about sound waves and harmonic motions. Participants will have the opportunity to build and use a sound visualizer that uses a laser and mirror to create crazing changing patterns.  Saturday April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

The Treasure Hunt - Learn about physics and engineering with five pirate themed tasks that must be completed in order to open the treasure chest and get the pirate's gold. Sunday April 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

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Canton Book Project Reception

Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Canton Book Project book givers with a book distribution reception. These dedicated book lovers have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing books of their choice to others in the community. Help us promote and celebrate reading in our community; light refreshments will be served.

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Keep Calm With Counted Cross Stitch

Studies show that crafts and hobbies are great for stress reduction and mental well being. Counted Cross Stitch is a simple yet meditative form of needlework.  Join us as we tackle beginner counted cross stitch patterns and discover how relaxing and satisfying stitching can be! Registration Required

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Time For a Declutter with Soo Porter

Clutter has been scientifically proven to increase stress levels. Yet household organizing projects can feel overwhelming. Well help is here!  Join Professional Organizer, Soo Porter, for a fun and lively presentation that will motivate you to move you from stagnation to action.  There will be tips and suggestions on how to reach, achieve and maintain your organizing goals.  This presentation is the first step to helping you establish the lifestyle you would like for yourself.

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Bullet Journaling & Wellness Workshop

Come learn about the hottest trend in personal organization and mental wellness. A Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. Workshop facilitator Linsa Varghese will highlight the mental health and wellness benefits of keeping a bullet journal as well as show you how to customize your journal to fit your individual needs. Participants should bring their own journal and writing instruments. Registration required.

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The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero

Meet 94-year-old Documented Original Tuskegee Airman (DOTA), "Red Tail" fighter pilot, WWII POW & Holocaust Eyewitness, LTC Alexander Jefferson and join us for a screening of the Michigan-made, International Award-winning Documentary, The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen ("Red Tails") from WWII.

LTC Alexander Jefferson and the Executive Production Team will host a Q&A session after the screening to discuss the experience of these trailblazing heroes, the film industry and the twists & turns along the road to completing this important film.

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Taking Time Out for Tea

Come enjoy a cozy tea tasting while learning about the wellness benefits tea can provide. Vicky O' Neil of Victoria's Tea Salon will be on hand to demonstrate just how easy it is to brew loose leaf tea and share her knowledge about the variety of teas available. Participants will also have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of teas. Registration required.

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Love Stories From the Underground Railroad

Most individuals who ran away from slavery were single young men fleeing bondage alone or in pairs.  A number of couples also escaped along the Underground Railroad, however, motivated by the desire to be married and raise families in freedom.  Professor Finkenbine, from the University of Detroit Mercy,  will discuss three of these couples: teenage lovers George and Edy Duncan, who helped pioneer the route taken by freedom seekers heading to Canada; the light-skinned Ellen Craft, who masqueraded as a master traveling with his slave as she and her husband William ran away to freedom by “hiding in plain sight”; and Isaac Berry and Lucy Millard, an interracial couple who fell in love and escaped from Missouri to Windsor, Ontario, where they married.  They settled in Mecosta County, Michigan, after the Civil War.

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