Bucket Shop: Flowers 101

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to go to a farmer’s market, pick up some loose flowers and make a beautiful bouquet? Did you ever want to learn how to arrange flowers? Come join your friends at the Canton Public Library for our own bucket shop! We will provide the flowers, supplies, and know-how to make beautiful arrangements. You will take home your own arrangement along with new knowledge on making beautiful creations of your own! No previous experience needed---just an open mind and creativity! Adults 18+, Registration begins June 21. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 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

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Grand River: From Detroit to Lake Michigan

Grand River Avenue, or Michigan US-16 as it was ultimately designated, is one of Michigan's true "Blue Highways"--an original two-lane, blacktop road still serving as a direct path through roadside America. Originally a Native American trail, this ancient path has been a westbound route from the Straits of Detroit to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan for more than 1,000 years. Over time, it has served as a footpath, horse trail, wagon rut, stagecoach route, plank road, and ultimately a two-lane highway that gave some of America's earliest motorists their first taste of long-distance automobile travel.

Join authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen for an evening of fascinating local history. Jon and Gail will answer all your questions and invite you to share your own memories. You may even be inspired to plan a road trip of your own.

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor

Our program series, Get to Know Your Neighbor, returns with an opportunity for you to get to know our American Muslim community on March 31, 1:00-4:00 PM. Learn about history and art, sample delicacies, and have face-to-face conversations regarding things you've wondered about. This program is sponsored by the Muslim American Society, the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition and the Canton Public Library.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

2018 Canton Book Project Reception

Join us as we celebrate the 2018 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.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cup of Kindness

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 5, 6:00-8:00 PM, spread kindness throughout our community by participating in a number of service opportunities at the library. We have ways for people of all ages and means to help out others. Drop in and enjoy a cup of tea while you make a difference in a way that’s meaningful for you.

Drop off donations to a supply drive for the Western-Wayne branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan.

  • Twin sheets and blankets and crib bedding
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine products, diapers and wipes

Drop-in service activities, including kid-friendly crafts, to benefit the Michigan Humane Society, the Humane Society of Huron Valley, and Mott Children’s Hospital.

Learn about other service opportunities and spread kindness all year long. Stop in, enjoy a cup of tea, and learn about the many ways you can help make our community the best it can be.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Hula Dancer Painting with Danielle Cobb

Join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, and unleash your inner artist. Danielle will lead participants through the process of painting their very own Hula Dancer on canvas. All skill levels are welcome. We will supply the materials you supply the artistic curiosity. This program is being presented as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Congratulations to the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council 2018 Youth Spelling Bee winner, Elena Schongalla, a 5th grader from Hulsing Elementary, and runner-up, Suraj Makunur, a 5th grader from Gallimore Elementary.

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