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Family Portrait Craft

What does your family look like? Craft a portrait of your family for display on our Family Wall of Fame as we celebrate all of Canton's families. Join us on October 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM. All ages encouraged to attend.

[sara_jan-2006-family by Beth Kanter is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

October 29: Everyone's Reading Author Bruce Feiler

Bruce FeilerCPL is excited to host author Bruce Feiler on October 29 at 7:00 PM at the Hindu Temple of Canton.

Feiler's book, The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play and Much More, is this year's Everyone's Reading selection. He is a columnist for the Sunday New York Times and the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Council of Dads and Walking the Bible, and hosts the PBS series of the same name.

Canton Public Library cardholders in good standing may receive free tickets to this event by presenting their card at the library Help Desk. some tickets available at the door.

Printable Program and Event Listing, September 2013

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

Connect Your Summer Wrap Up

CYS Partners Thank YouAfter hosting nearly 140 programs, countless activities and visiting with thousands of patrons over the last 9 weeks, we are both excited and exhausted by the success of another Connect Your Summer program. We'd like to give a huge thank you to our Connect Your Summer Partners! Their donations of prizes and resources were greatly appreciated and made the whole program more enjoyable for everyone. Please patronize our sponsors and let them know how valuable their contributions were. And don't forget to take our Connect Your Summer survey.

Red Cross Blood Drive August 16

Be a hero and donate blood on our August 16 blood drive. An urgent need remains for donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood, as well as platelet donors.

Sign up for an appointment at using sponsor code cantonlibrary, or call 313-549-7052 or stop at the library Reception Desk. Appointments are available between 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM and walk ins are also welcome.

MeLCat Server Scheduled Down Time July 24

The MeLCat server will be down Wednesday, July 24 beginning at 1:00 PM to perform a software upgrade. This upgrade should take approximately two hours and will mean that you will not be able to search MeLCat, place new requests or renew items on MeLCat. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.