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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 www.givelife.org 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.

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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]

Holiday Entertaining Tricks and Tips

We're looking for helpful hints and special touches to make our holidays bright, cheerful and easy. Post your best tip in the comments and we'll highlight a few on Facebook every week. And don't forget to stop in the library and check out our holiday recipe exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk. Together, we'll make it through the holidays with more joy and less stress.

Stuff the Truck Diaper Drive, November 14 & 15

Stuff the Truck Diaper DriveOn November 14 and 15, the library will be hosting a diaper drive to benefit the Detroit Area Diaper Bank, which is based here in Canton. Last year we collected over 30,000 diapers to help Michigan families. We need your help to stuff the truck donated by Fat Chef in a Little Coat catering. Bring diapers, any brand or size, baby through adult, to the library on November 14 and 15. Open packages are acceptable; if diapers are loose, please indicate the size on the package.

Learn to Use PCCS MIStar

Do you have a student in the Plymouth Canton Community Schools? Learn how to use MIStar, formerly called Zangle, to track your student's school progress, absences, assignments and grades. Maria Panek, IT expert from PCCS, guides you through a hands-on class where you'll learn how to log in and use all the features available so you can help your student stay on track. These sessions take place in the Canton Public Library's Internet Lab. Two sessions are available: Space is limited. Register online with your library card or by calling Laurie Golden at 734-397-0999 x1078.

Library Volunteers Receive President's Service Award

Proud friends and family gathered at the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees August meeting as 11 library volunteers were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Don Turner, CPL Board President, presented a bronze service star, certificate and letter signed by President Obama to recipients Morgan Benjamin, Quinn Ebner, Betty Hellmers, Lisa Kluka, Diane Miner, Gabrielle Mussehl, Jason Pino, Ilene Saunders, Carolyn Sumner, Sandra Walczak and Xiao Zhu.

Quilt Show Winners

Congratulations to Grace Lueng for a first-place award in our Quilt Show. Grace's paper pieced Musical Instruments quilt won the popular vote. In second place was Marjorie Sheffieck's appliqued lily creation, and in third place was Dolores Hrlic's log cabin variation. If you didn't get to see the pieces in person, you can view them on the Flickr site.

Interested in quilting? Check our calendar for the next meeting of the Quilt Group.

Circulation Policy Update for Non-Residents

Beginning August 1, 2012 our circulation policy for cardholders of other TLN-member libraries will change. We have standardized our circulation policy so that TLN users may have a maximum of 10 items checked out per card. As before, these items do not include video games.

This change allows us to continue to provide service to other communities while focusing our resources on the Canton community that supports us. We're happy to allow residents of communities outside of Plymouth-Canton to use all of our resources while in our library; however, beginning August 1, check outs will be limited to 10 items per card.