The Canton Public Library invites you to sip lemonade and get to know your neighbors on Canton's Front Porch. This summer 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.

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.

Lemonade on the Front Porch

Join us for 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.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 21 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, June 25 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, July 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Outdoors
Thursday, July 26 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Outdoors

On April 10 we celebrated the 2018 Canton Book Project Book Givers. Each year, this project invites people to share their love of reading by giving out books to people in the community who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. This year's selected titles are as follows:

“Truman” by David McCullough, chosen by Mike Simowski

“Frederick” by Leo Lionni, chosen by Cecilia Escobar

“In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware, chosen by Natalie Blasius

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell, chosen by Meg Halstead

“The Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu, chosen by Ryan M. Place

“Landscaping with Native Plants” by Lynn M. Steiner, chosen by Charisse Nilles

“Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman, chosen by Tina Flint

“Living Fearlessly” by Paramahansa Yogananda, chosen by Julie Kulp

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande, chosen by Sharon Holcomb

Congratulations 2018 Canton Book Project Book Givers!

Hearing Loss: Myths & Facts

Join Laura Rickey-Murray, Doctor of Audiology, for a mythbusting presentation about hearing loss and tinnitus (that ringing in your ears).  At the end of this session, you will understand the different types of hearing loss, causes of hearing loss, treatment options and exactly what an audiologist does.  There will be time to ask any questions you may have at the end of this informative presentation.  This session will include demonstrations, information to take home and some refreshments.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Celebrate Elvis Week with Tribute Artist Colin Dexter

Fans from around the world will gather at Graceland in Memphis to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley during Elvis Week 2018. Can't make it to Memphis? No problem? We have decided to celebrate here in Canton as well. Join us for this local tribute to the King of Rock and Roll on August 14, when we welcome local tribute artist, Colin Dexter. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, August 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

Ice Cream Tasting with Ice Cream Go!

Go! Ice Cream of Ypsilanti was founded by Rob Hess on the belief that dessert is a good thing, a sweet enhancement to a life well-lived. His goal is to bring more flavor to life through bold versions of classic ice creams and adventurous new flavor combinations.

Rob will bring both his expertise and delicious ice cream to the Canton Public Library for a special ice cream tasting. Experience the evolution of classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate and then indulge in some more exotic hand crafted flavors.

This program is for ages 18. Registration will begin June 21. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 24 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

Mobile Photography with Bill Bresler

Learn how to take awesome photos with your smart phone. Bill Bresler, local photographer , will share his expert advice for taking pictures on the go. Bill has photographed for 38 years for the for the Observer & Eccentric Newspaper and has taught photography for 16 years at Madonna University in Livonia. You won't want to miss this learning opportunity that will take your cell phone pictures to the next level. 

This program is recommended for ages 12 & up. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 26 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Community Room

Tarot 101: Intro to Tarot Reading

Learn how to use tarot cards and your intuition to bring you guidance for yourself and for your friends. This is a fun start to a perfect relationship with Tarot.

Topics covered will be:

  • What does it mean to be psychic, and do I need to be psychic to read the cards
  • What are the major & minor cards
  • Giving readings for yourself and friends.

You may bring your own deck.
Recommended for those 12 and up, Registration is required. 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Peter Tchoryk : Family Story

Joins us for an evening with local activist Peter Tchoryk. Peter is an aerospace engineer and father of three, including his young son Jacq Kai, who is transgender. Peter's family lives in Dexter and spoke publicly last year in support of the State Board of Education guidelines affirming LGBTQ student rights. As a result, his story and the story of his family has been featured in both local and national news. Peter will share his family's personal story and give a first hand look at the challenges facing the transgender community as well as the families that love them. Peter will be joined by special guest, Brianna Dee Kingsley, Chief Operations Officer at Equality Michigan. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 5 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room