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Calling all Pinterest Users

PinterestAre you a Pinterest user? Then check out our Connect Your Summer Pinterest boards. There's a board for every badge with ideas, materials suggestions and activities.
Follow all the library's Pinterest boards, or click for badge-specific boards. Check back often as we'll be adding content all summer long.

Animal Lover
Back in Time
Be Creative
Be Well
Chow Down
Curtains On
Game On
Green Thumb
Geek Out
Love It
My Mitten
Sleuth It

Recipe Exchange Kiosk

Calling all cooks! We're bringing back last summer's popular recipe exchange kiosk. It's a great way to share your favorite recipes, discover some new ones and earn your Chow Down badge. Use our recipe card or just print out your recipes and deliver them, paper clipped together, to the recipe exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk. If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.

For more great cooking (and eating) inspiration, visit our Chow Down Pinterest page.

Bon Appetit!

Children's Book Collection for Oklahoma

Moore Relief GraphicThe Canton Public Library is joining with other Canton community organizations to collect items for Moore, OK, which is struggling to recover from a devastating tornado. The library is collecting new children's books through July 10, 2013. Donations may be dropped off at the Reception Desk.

MSA Delivery Service will load a 53' trailer and deliver donations to the Moore Recovery Group. For a list of other items needed and where to donate them, click here. Thank you for your generosity.

Apron Day

apronParticipate in CPL's Apron Day on July 31, earn your Chow Down badge and you could win a prize! We will have prizes for the following categories:
  • Themed Apron: an apron that expresses a theme, like a holiday or flowers.
  • Craziest Apron: Original and wacky-- that's what we are looking for here.
  • My Story Apron: Submit a story or memory surrounding your apron, like baking cookies with Grandma.

To enter the contest, claim your Chow Down badge by uploading a photo of yourself wearing your apron (or just a photo of your apron if you are camera shy) and write the category in the comments. Or come in to the library on July 31 between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, fill out an entry form and get your picture taken. Photos will be posted online for public voting. May the best apron win!

[Photo by Kristen Valenti is licensed under CC BY 3.0]

Canton Grub Crawl

Grub CrawlHere's a tasty way to earn your Chow Down badge-- join the Canton Grub Crawl and taste your way through some of Canton's best restaurants.

Grub Crawl tickets are $35 and include a shuttle ride between restaurants. For a list of this year's participating restaurants and information on how to get your ticket, visit the Canton Chamber of Commerce website.

Liberty Fest Closure

fireworksThe 22nd annual Canton Liberty Fest is June 13, 14 and 15. That means lots of fun, food and traffic. To provide extra parking and reduce the flow of traffic in the area, the library will be closed on Saturday, June 15.

You can get more information on events and activities on the Liberty Fest website, plus learn about planned road closures from Canton Public Safety.

Enjoy Canton's largest community celebration safely and we will see you when the library reopens on Sunday, June 16 at noon.

Red Cross Blood Drive June 7

The library will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, June 7, from 10 AM to 3:15 PM. To schedule an appointment, call Diane at 313-549-7052 or register at our Reception Desk. Walk in donors are also welcome. Everyone that comes to donate will be entered to win a Detroit Tigers Family 4-Pack. 

Bike Locks Available for Check Out

Bike lockAs the weather warms up, more people start riding bikes to the library. Now, thanks to the generosity of the folks at Sweet Bikes, we have three bike locks available for use while you are at the library. Use your library card to check out a lock, then return it to the Circulation Desk when you are ready to go home. Locks do not circulate overnight and can only be used while you are visiting the library.

Printable Program and Event Listing, May 2013

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in May, 2013.

Help Us Celebrate

Library Journal CoverYou are invited to join the Canton Public Library and Canton Township as we celebrate the receipt of the LibraryAware Community Award, cosponsored by Library Journal and  LibraryAware, part of EBSCO Publishing's NoveList Division.

 Friday, May 10, 2013
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Canton Public Library
1200 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI

Light refreshments will be served. All members of our community are encouraged to attend and children are welcome.

Earth Week Programs for the Whole Family

Earth Day 2013Once again, the library is celebrating Earth Day with an extended week's worth of programs for all ages. Join us for the following programs:

  • Meatless Mondays: April 22, 7:00 PM. One meatless day per week helps take a big strain off the environment. Door to Door Organics explains.
  • Michigan Made: April 23, 7:00 PM. Taste and experience Michigan made products from Heart of Michigan.
  • Rain Gardens and Live Walls: April 25, 7:00 PM. Learn to create eco-friendly rain gardens and living plant walls with landscaper Jeremy Christianson.
  • Native American Dancers for Mother Earth: April 27, 2:00 PM. Enjoy the rhythmic sounds and beautiful dance that celebrates Mother Earth.

Printable Program and Event Listing, April 2013

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in April, 2013.

Eye Glasses Needed

According to the World Health Organization, 284 million people worldwide suffer from poor vision simply because they do not have access to or cannot afford care. In some countries, a pair of eyewear costs more than a month's salary.
Now through April 8, students from the PCEP chapter of the National Honor Society are collecting eyewear for OneSight, a charitable organization dedicated to providing free eye care to those in need. You can drop your donation of prescription glasses in the collection box near the Reception Desk. 

Printable Program and Event Listing, March 2013

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in March, 2013.

Red Cross Blood Drive February 22

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Canton Township Hall on Friday, February 22, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go to and enter cityofcanton as the sponsor code. You can also sign up at the library Reception Desk or by calling us at 734-399-0999. Walk in donors are also welcome.