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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

International Day of Happiness Celebration

Take part in our 21 day Happiness Challenge, then join us for a celebration of all things happy as we mark the end of winter and rejoice in the start of spring. The International Day of Happiness is part of a worldwide movement devoted to creating a happier world and the Canton Public Library is in on the fun. Stop by and share what makes you happy. Enjoy some ice cream with friends while listening to a playlist of your favorite happy tunes. We have all sorts of happiness planned and all ages are welcome!

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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.

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