goldenl's Blog en-US Not in Our Town Art Contest In partnership with the <a href="">Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition</a> and <a href="">Canton Public Safety</a>, the library is sponsoring an art contest. Students are invited to submit artwork around the theme of inclusion, unity and peace to be displayed during the <a href="">Community Unity &amp; Peace Rally </a>on September 26 in Heritage Park. Art work entries should be turned in at the Children's Desk.<br /><br /><strong>RULES:</strong><br /><ol><li>Submissions accepted beginning September 1 and ending September 18 at 6:00 PM. </li> <li>Limit of one entry per person. </li> <li>Entries must be confined to a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper. </li> <li>Artwork must be your own original work. You may get inspiration from a book or online, but do not copy someone else's art. </li> <li>First place and second place prizes will be awarded in three different age categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade. The decision of the judges is final.</li> <li>Winners will be announced September 26 at the Community Unity &amp; Peace Rally. </li> <li>All entries will be displayed at Heritage Park during the rally. </li> <li> A <a href="">completed contest entry form</a> must accompany each submission.</li> </ol><p>For questions or clarification, email <a href="">Laurie Golden,</a> community relations department head.</p><table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" in our town entry form.pdf">Not in our town entry form.pdf</a></td><td>232.49 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Art Kids Tweens Teens Programs Media/Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:43:40 +0000 goldenl 86118 at Sorter Room Tours <img src="" alt="Sorter Room" title="Sorter Room" class="image image-preview" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />Come on down to visit our automated sorter up close and earn your Geek Out and Love It badge. You can watch the materials come down through the chute and understand how the sorter reads it and tosses into appropriate bins.<br />   <br />We will be take you inside the sorter room to get a closer look at how the materials you return are processed and put back in circulation. The sorter room tours are scheduled at these times:<br /><ul><li><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 PM</a></li> <li><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM</a></li> <li><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, July 23, 7:30 PM</a></li> </ul><br />We can accommodate 10 people per tour.  Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Programs Connect Your Summer Geek Out: On the Scene 2015 Love It: On the Scene 2015 automated sorter Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:59:09 +0000 goldenl 80978 at Produce Exchange Stand <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="150" style="float:right;" />Do you have a surfeit of strawberries? A bumper crop of tomatoes? We've set up a produce exchange stand, thanks to our friends at Canton Leisure Services, to facilitate the sharing of your home-grown goods. Simply drop off any extra produce in the stand by the front entrance (make sure it's in good shape, free of insects or excess soil). Or help yourself to any produce that's in the bin and enjoy the bounty. Don't forget to claim the Chow Down On the Scene badge for participating. Activities Connect Your Summer Chow Down: On the Scene 2015 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:16:33 +0000 goldenl 80245 at King of the Blues, Legend B.B. King <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="133" width="200" style="float:right;" />The world mourns B.B. King, legendary blues artist, who died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas. If you'd like to learn more about the highly-acclaimed artist, try one of the following resources.<br /><br /><ul><li>With your library card, check out one of the library's 19 <a href=";searcharg=King%2C+B.B.&amp;searchscope=6&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=XKing%2C+B.B.">CDs on which B.B. King appears</a>.</li> <li>Use <a href="">hoopla digital</a>​ to listen to B.B. King on your computer or mobile device. </li> <li>Stream B.B. King from the <a href="">Alexander Street Press Jazz Music Library</a>, straight from our website.</li> <li><a href=""><em>Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography</em></a> by B. B. King</li> <li><em><a href="">B.B. King: There is Always One More Time</a></em> by David McGee</li> </ul><p>[Photo credit: "B.B. King in 2009" by Tom Beetz - <a href=""></a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - <a href="">…/File:B.B._King_in_2009.jpg…</a>]</p> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:53:37 +0000 goldenl 78928 at Butterfly Garden Plant Exchange The Friends of the Library are hosting a plant exchange May 30, 9:00 AM-noon, to secure native Michigan butterfly friendly plants from community members and private local gardens. Please label donations with type and blossom color. The Friends will be offering free milkweed plants, started with donated supplies from Home Depot, during the plant exchange.<br /><br />Drive around the building, following the book donation signs, to drop off your plant donations. You can view a <a href="">list of desired plants</a>.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" Butterfly Larval Host and Nectar Perennials.pdf">Michigan Butterfly Larval Host and Nectar Perennials.pdf</a></td><td>175.13 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:50:05 +0000 goldenl 78521 at Canton Acts of Culture: Traditional Japanese Crafts <img style="float:right;width:136px;height:110px;" src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" />Enjoy learning about Japanese culture and making traditional Japanese crafts at this all-ages program hosted as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Try your hand at gyotaku Japanese fish printing and suminagashi, paper marbling, and also origami. <br /><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM</a> in the Community Room. Arts and Crafts Programs Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 goldenl 78511 at Mother's Day Supply Drive for FirstStep <img src="" alt="First Step" title="First Step" class="image image-preview" height="102" width="200" style="float:right;" />This Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to <a href="">First Step</a>, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes. <br />First Step has requested the following items:<br /><ul><li>scented body wash </li> <li>lotion</li> <li>hand sanitizer</li> <li>gift cards for stores like Meijer, Kroger, Wal-Mart or Target.</li> </ul><br />The Canton Public Library will accept items May 3 through 16. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community. Media/Marketing donation supply drive Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:13:29 +0000 goldenl 78508 at 29th Annual Book & Author Luncheon <img style="float:right;width:151px;height:140px;" src="" alt="Zimmerman" title="Zimmerman" class="image image-preview" />Mystery writer Chris Zimmerman will be the featured author of the May 12 luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi libraries. <a href="">Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center</a> in Plymouth Twp. is the host for this 29th annual event, which begins at 11:30 AM. Tickets are available through the <a href="">Friends of the Library</a>, or use this <a href="">reservation form</a>.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="">AuthorLuncheonReservationForm150512.pdf</a></td><td>49.66 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:15:16 +0000 goldenl 78382 at Children's Library Open! <img src="" alt="Children's Library" title="Children's Library" style="float:right;" />While we are still cleaning up from the water damage due to Monday's broken sprinkler head, the Children's Library stacks have reopened to the public. Some areas are still off limits, including the cabana computers and several other computers near the fish tank, while we dry out the flooring. Please stay out of areas marked with caution tape. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:19:25 +0000 goldenl 77773 at Renovation Update <a href=""><img src="" alt="New lobby and restrooms" title="New lobby and restrooms" class="image image-preview" height="113" width="200" style="float:right;" /></a>The restrooms and lobby are now open. Thank you for your patience! We hope you enjoy the new and improved space.<br /><br />We are awaiting the arrival of the additional study carrels. New CD shelving is being placed Thursday and Friday. Work continues in the social space/vending area, as tile work is ongoing. <br /><br />For more information about the renovation project, visit our <a href="">PSIP page</a>. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:42:54 +0000 goldenl 77731 at Introducing the Canton Book Project <img class="image image-medium" style="float:right;width:230px;height:179px;" alt="" src="" />Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else.  <br /><br />The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. <a href=""> Applications</a> are being accepted from members of the community interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.<br /><br />By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:<br /><ul><li>Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 16</li> <li>Give out all of your books by April 30, 2015</li> <li>Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books</li> <li>Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program</li> </ul> Use <a href="">this link to get the application</a>, which is due by 6:00 PM on March 7, and click <a href="">here for tips and guidelines</a>. The Canton Book Project is coming to you in part by a grant from <a href="">Pitney Bowes</a>. <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="">CBPTipsGuide.pdf</a></td><td>347.61 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="">CBPRegistration.pdf</a></td><td>629.29 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Listeners Kids Programs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:23:01 +0000 goldenl 77456 at Migration Complete! Thank you for your patience as we migrated our computer systems. The migration is now complete! Any items that you may have returned or checked out during the work time will be updated on your account within 24 hours. If you encounter any issues, please call us at 734-397-0999 or use <a href="">Contact Us</a>. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:58:31 +0000 goldenl 77294 at System Migration Outages January 20 On Tuesday, January 20 we are migrating our internal computing system to a new platform that will be more efficient and stable, give us better access to our data and additional resources, and keep us current with industry standards. During the migration, you may check out and return items but most of our computer-based patron services will be unavailable, including:<br /><ul><li>Catalog search</li> <li>MyAccount</li> <li>Renewal of items or ability to place materials on hold</li> <li>Online database resources including Overdrive eBooks, Zinio and hoopla</li> <li>Program registration</li> <li>Interloan requests</li> <li>Payment of fines</li> <li>Library card renewals.</li> </ul> We anticipate that this will take most of the day and apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary update. CPL Tech Media/Marketing Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:23:14 +0000 goldenl 77227 at Volunteer Tutors Needed for Community Literacy Council Just two hours a week is all the time you need to help other adults learn to read, write or speak English. The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is in need of tutor volunteers and has New Tutor Training and Orientation classes starting in October. Literacy volunteers receive comprehensive training before tutoring in a setting of their choice. Some tutors work one-on-one with a student, while others prefer to volunteer in a small conversation group or as a teacher’s assistant in an adult classroom. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact the <a href="">Community Literacy Council</a> at 734-589-0011. Media/Marketing Volunteer Opportunity Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:13:16 +0000 goldenl 75883 at Columbus Day Library Closure The library building will be closed to the public on Monday, October 13. During this time we will conduct staff training. The outdoor return slot will be open for you to return materials.<br /><br /> While the library building is closed, you may access many resources online. Visit our <a href="">eMedia</a> page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through <a href="">hoopla</a>, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through <a href="">Zinio</a>. You may also access your patron record to check due dates and renew materials, and place available items on hold for pickup when we reopen. And many of our business resources are available online on the <a href="">Business Resource</a> page. Media/Marketing Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:34 +0000 goldenl 75727 at