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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.

Menchie's Benefit for Friends of the Library

Menchies MascotSpring is here and it's a great time to enjoy a delicious Menchie's frozen yogurt and help the Friends of the Canton Public Library raise money to support the library.

Visit Menchie's on Monday, March 31 from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and show the attached flyer when you pay for your purchase. The Friends will get 20% of your purchase price and you get a yummy treat. Digital copies are also accepted so flash the PDF on your phone. Offer good at Menchie's located at Canton Center and Hanford in Canton.

Thank you to Menchie's and our Friends for supporting us.

Printable Program and Event Listing, March 2014

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

U.S.P.I.S. Shred Day

The library is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to host a document shred event on Tuesday, March 4, from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Bring up to four boxes (approximately 300 lbs.) of personal documents, like old tax returns and other sensitive materials, to be shredded free of charge. Please remove large binder clips from documents; paper clips and staples are allowed. While your documents are being shredded, learn about various fraud schemes and how to protect yourself. The shredder will be in the parking lot on the west side of the building. Pull around the drive in your vehicle and follow directional arrows. This event is for personal document shredding only.

Construction Progress Update

Seating AreaFriday we received the delivery of most of the remaining furniture pieces. Seating units, some with built-in power ports, are being installed, as are end tables and lighting.

Our service desk is fully functional and the new self-service area is up and running. This area includes 2 copy/print machines, 6 self-checkout machines and a self-service fax, as well as a small work area.

This leaves just a few punch list items to complete and some finishing touches like signage and the delivery of a couple small tables. We are happy to report that this project is on schedule and within budget. Our PSIP page has complete information.

Library Closed February 3 & 4

The library will be closed on Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4 as contractors begin demolition for our Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP). Storytimes scheduled for this day are canceled; all online resources are available, including databases, MyAccount, Zinio, hoopla and Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks. For updates on the PSIP, check the library website or call 734-397-0999.