Librarian Dan Patton at Michigan Library Association conference

The 2018 Michigan Library Conference was an opportunity to learn and share for several of our staff. This annual conference was held in Novi, Michigan.

Deb Sobczak co-presented Special Needs Story-Time: A Best Practices Approach; Lisa Boyd co-presented Prime Time Family Reading Program, Laura Fawcett and Laurie Golden shared Reframing Ordinary into Extraordinary: Starting with Why, and Dan Patton co-presented When Librarians Ask the Questions: Trivia Programming in Public Libraries.

Attending and sharing at professional conferences fulfills many of strategic plan goals and objectives, helps us learn ways to provide the best service to our community, and demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of librarianship.

Coffee with a Cop at the Library

Canton Public Safety Officer Esselink

Coffee with a Cop  gives community members an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Canton's neighborhoods and business districts in a relaxed one-on-one interaction. Stop by the library and have a cup of coffee and conversation with officers, who will be located by the Self-Service Area.

Upcoming sessions

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Retirement Reception for Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin

Photo of Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin c2015 in the children's library before the 2016 renovation.

Join us in thanking Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin for her 38 years of service to the Canton Public Library! One of the first librarians hired to get the newly-established library launched in 1980, Rebecca has played an integral role in the library's success. Please join the library and the community in wishing Rebecca all the best in her retirement.

Upcoming sessions

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Vote Canton 2018

Learn about the redistricting and relocation of polling sites in Canton Township from Township Clerk Michael Siegrist. In this informative presentation, you'll learn why polling sites have been moved and the location of the poll you'll use starting in 2018, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Upcoming sessions

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Relay for Life

Canton's Relay for Life is May 19 at Heritage Park. You can get involved by decorating luminary that will be placed along the walking path. Drop by the library and use our art supplies to create a luminary to support someone you know or encourage the walkers. Then on May 19, stop by the Relay for Life walk and find your luminary and support this community event.

Here's a printable May program calendar for your convenience.

The 8th Annual Canton Acts of Culture Week is May 12-19 and events and activities are planned throughout the community to celebrate the arts. All of our storytimes during this week will have an art theme, and we're hosting the following events at the library:

For a list of everything happening in Canton, visit the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage website

Relay for Life Luminary Craft

Relay for Life

Canton's Relay for Life is May 19 at Heritage Park. You can get involved by decorating luminary that will be placed along the walking path. Drop in the library's Community Room on May 6, from 1:00-3:00 PM, and use our art supplies to create a luminary to support someone you know or encourage the walkers. Then on May 19, stop by the Relay for Life walk and find your luminary and support this community event.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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.

Sweetwaters

We are partnering with Canton's Sweetwater Coffee & Tea and a team of National Honor Society students to collect gloves, mittens and hats to benefit the Detroit Rescue Mission. Bring donations of new gloves, mittens and hats, all sizes, to the Children's Desk at the library or Sweetwaters on Canton Center Road, then check off the "Warm Your Heart" challenge on our Electrify Your Winter program and receive a special thank you from Sweetwaters. We will collect items January 8 through 31.

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