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Coffee with a Cop

Stop in the library on Tuesday, June 24 from 10:00 AM to noon and have a cup of coffee and conversation with an officer from the Canton Township Public Safety.

The Coffee with a Cop program provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Canton’s neighborhoods and business districts.

“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” says Deputy Chief Scott Hilden. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Library Closed June 14

 The library will be closed Saturday, June 14 to ease traffic congestion due to Canton's Liberty Fest. You can still use electronic resources like Overdrive and hoopla, access databases, and use MyAccount to renew items or check due dates, plus search the catalog and place holds. We will open Sunday, June 15 at noon.

Blood Drive May 30

Red CrossDonate blood during the May 30 Red Cross blood drive at CPL. Visit the library or call 313-549-7052 to make an appointment. Donation times start at 10:00 AM and end at 3:45 PM. Donate in May and be entered to win a VIP experience at the June NASCAR race at MIS.

Rouge Rescue Canton Site Opportunities

Rouge River clean upThe Friends of the Rouge are the catalyst behind the stewardship of the Rouge River, which flows through our backyards here in Canton. It's time for the annual spring clean up, also known as the Rouge Rescue, and Flodin Park here in Canton is one of the sites. Bring your family out on May 17 and help clean up a stretch from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. They need volunteers for trail clean up, native planting at pond, environmental education activities, Birds of Prey presentation, trail hikes, and bird house building.

Canton Township Engineering Services is the sponsoring organization for this site. Call them at 734-394-5150 to volunteer or get more information.

Folding Paper Mini Book for Tweens & Teens

Tweens and teens will learn to take a simple sheet of paper and turn it into a mini book under the guidance of paper artist Cecilia Escobar. Join us on Saturday, May 3, 3:30-5:00 PM to learn the magic of folding paper to create a book that you can decorate, fill with special messages or create as a special gift for Mother's Day.

Cecilia Escobar is a bookbinder artist who loves to play with paper and the endless possibilities that this media offers. A Canton resident, she is an advocate of the arts in all forms. This program is presented through a partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage. Registration is required.

Printable Program and Event Listing, May 2014

Here's a printable listing of all the programs and events happening at CPL in May, 2014.

Parent University: Google Chromebooks and iPads

Want to learn more about the Google Chromebooks and iPads that PCCS students are receiving? Join us and technology staff from the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools on Monday, May 19 or Thursday, May 22, 7:00-8:30 PM for a hands-on learning session. We will have Chromebooks and iPads for parents to use and explore. Topics to be covered include:
  • Devices and how they are used in the classroom
  • Chromebook use and trouble shooting
  • Google Apps for Education, including resources for help
  • Digital Citizenship-- what parents need to know about online safety, passwords and more
  • Q and A time-- ask the experts

Memorial Day Drive for VA Hospital

To commemorate Memorial Day, the Canton Public Library will accept donations to benefit the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. The VA Hospital has requested packages of men's t-shirts and underwear, specifically in sizes XXL and larger, as well as donations of gift cards for stores like Meijer, Wal-Mart and gas stations. You may drop your donation off at the library from May 18-31. Thank you for supporting our veterans.

Library Closed April 20

The Canton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20. You may still access MyAccount to renew items, our catalog to look up materials and place holds, and all of our digital media, including OverDrive ebooks, Zinio magazines, and hoopla movies, audiobooks and music.

Money Smart Week Offerings from Your Library

Created by the Federal Reserve in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. We are offering several opportunities for our community to acquire knowledge and skills to improve their financial literacy.

Cellography Portraits and Cell Phone Photos

On Monday, April 28, 3:30-5:00 PM, work with professional photographers Jack Kenny and Bob Mosher to learn about composition and light when taking photos. This hands-on workshop for middle and high school students will focus on taking portraits. Students should bring a digital camera or cell phone camera.

Jack Kenny is a professional photographer best known for his extensive knowledge and photographs of Cuba and is a specialist in portraiture and studio photography. This program is presented in partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage.

Online registration is required.

Rick Lieder Nature Photography Workshop

DamselflyRick Lieder, award-winning nature photographer and author of Step Gently Out, will present a workshop for middle and high school students on Tuesday, April 29, 3:30-5:00 PM. Students should bring their own cell or digital camera and will learn to use photography to connect with nature by taking outdoor photos on the grounds of the library.

Students will learn techniques to grow their photography skills, including design and composition concepts and available light to help tell a story. Registration is required.

This program is offered in partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage.

Folding Paper Mini Book

minibookKids, ages 8-11 years old, will learn to take a simple sheet of paper and turn it into a mini book under the guidance of paper artist Cecilia Escobar. Join us on Saturday, April 26, 3:30-5:00 PM to learn the magic of folding paper to create a book that you can decorate, fill with special messages or create as a special gift for Mother's Day.

Cecilia Escobar is a bookbinder artist who loves to play with paper and the endless possibilities that this media offers. A Canton resident, she is an advocate of the arts in all forms. This program is presented through a partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage. Registration is required.

Printable Program and Event Listing, April 2014

Here's a printable PDF listing of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in April, 2014.

Chicks 4 Charity Trivia Challenge, April 15

Think you are good at trivia? Test your skills against teams from the Canton Public Library during the All Star Trivia Challenge on April 15, beginning at 6:30 PM.  This fundraiser, sponsored by Chicks 4 Charity and hosted at The Basement Burger Bar, will feature great prizes, a raffle and tons of fun. See if you have what it takes to beat the library team. For information on how to enter a team, download this flyer.