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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.

Printable Program and Event Listing, February 2013

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

Printable Program and Event Listing, January 2013

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

January 2013 Program List607.35 KB

Help for eReader Users

So, you just got an eReader and now you need help figuring out how to use it.

eBook Users Group

Saturday, January 5, 2:00-3:00 PM or Tuesday, January 29, 7:00-8:30 PM. For experienced users or old pros. Drop in and share tips and tricks and learn how to use your eBook in an informal environment.

eBook Basics

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00-8:30 PM. Learn how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook or other device. Watch a live demo and try out a few different eReaders. Registration required.

How to Download Library eBooks to your Kindle

Wednesday, January 16, 10:00-11:30 AM. Kindle users, learn how to get the most out of your device, download free library books and more. Bring your Amazon account info. Registration required.

If you can't make it to a class, visit our eBooks page to see tips and instructional videos online. Or just stop it the library and ask at the Help Desk.

Cards for Newtown, CT

As a service project, the National Honor Society of the Plymouth-Canton Schools have made cards available for you to express your care and concern for the tragedy affecting the community of Newtown, CT. These cards will be available at our Reception Desk on December 21 and 22 and then sent to Newtown, CT. Please take a minute and fill one out.

Fourth Annual Library Diaper Drive Aims for the 100,000 Mark

CANTON, MI— The Canton Public Library is counting on the generous people of Metro Detroit to come through again for the fourth Stuff the Truck Diaper Drive, November 14 and 15. Over the last three years, the library has collected more than 75,000 diapers to benefit the Canton-based Detroit Area Diaper Bank, in the biggest diaper drive in Michigan. This year, they hope to top the 100,000 mark.

The library will accept diapers of any size or brand, newborn through adult, including pull-ups, swim diapers and open packages, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on November 14 and 15. The Detroit Area Diaper Bank, a nonprofit charitable organization, will dispense them to SE Michigan partner agencies serving people in crisis.

Pennies from Heaven

Do you have a pile of spare pennies? Consider donating them to the Pennies from Heaven program to support the Canton Goodfellows "No Canton Child Without a Christmas." Bring your pennies — or any spare change — to the lobby of the Canton Summit from 10:00 AM to Noon on Saturday, October 27 and meet other Goodfellows and Canton Observer staff. Enjoy a glass of cider and a doughnut. Your change can make a change for the Canton Goodfellows this year. This project honors Nancy Spencer, a long-time volunteer with the Canton Goodfellows and The Friends of the Canton Public Library, who passed away last week.

[Rusty Pennies by puuikibeach licensed under CC BY 3.0]