If you are interested in learning more about ways to get library books, movies, music and more on your computer or mobile device, TechBoomers has added online learning tools to help you get started. The website has now added tutorials for two of our most popular library apps: Hoopla and OverDrive. TechBoomers tutorials are developed with beginners in mind. Learn at your own pace, and unlock thousands of digital resources for free on your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or other device.

 

Make your summer break both fun AND productive with Gale Courses!  Gale Courses can help you learn the computer skills you need to take control of your school and work assignments. Get a solid foundation, or take your knowledge to the next level with multi-tiered courses in Microsoft Office software such as Excel or Outlook; Adobe products such as Illustrator or Photoshop; or even specialized accounting and drawing software. 

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 17. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Digital Download Drop-In Help

Did you know that you can access thousands of eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, movies, music, comics and magazines on your computer, smart phone or mobile device, just by registering with your Canton Public Library card? Check out our eMedia page for details. We can help you get started.

Stop in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to get one-on-one help from the friendly experts at the Information desk. Get set up and build confidence without feeling rushed. Just bring your device and your desire to learn!* No registration required-just drop in.

*Kindle users must bring Amazon login information as well.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, May 4 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, May 11 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, May 18 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk
Friday, May 25 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Information Desk

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is hosting a Virtual Career Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10. Connect with employers and other job seekers online and interact with resources to help with your job search.

Click here to register.

Questions? Send a note to mivirtualcareerfair@svesupport.com. Looking for more information on local and online events for job seekers? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect's Career Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming job fairs and other events.

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Stream movies, music, books and audiobooks with your Canton Public Library card. You can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or iOS device or visit hoopla to begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. They are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphone, tablet and computer, and can even be sent to your car stereo or television using a bluetooth connection, ChromeCast, Apple TV or other technology.

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Access over 175 popular magazines online and enjoy them from cover-to-cover on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Instructions on getting started are available for download.

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E-books and e-audiobooks can be borrowed for up to 21 days, and will be returned automatically after the due date. All you need is your CPL card to check out and put items on hold. You can read or download them on your computer and a wide variety of devices.

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Our first suspect, Marvin Mouse, can be found by searching the online catalog. Follow the clues to find the culprit, then find the missing cookies somewhere in the library. Once you've found the culprit, submit a ticket from the CYS Command Center spinner rack with your name and email for a chance to win a prize. (All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.) Don't forget to claim your Sleuth It badge online by Saturday, July 16.

This is a "wild badge", and will only be available from July 11 - July 16, so be sure to act quickly! And be on the lookout for other wild badges throughout the summer!

A puzzle from the past-for this week only the Sleuth badge is back! From today through July 16th you can claim the Sleuth badge by investigating and solving puzzles.

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Pokémon GO Group Hunt

Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Did you know that the Library and the areas surrounding it are always teeming with wild Pokémon, PokéStops, even 4 Pokémon GO gyms? Meet up with other Canton area Trainers for our Pokémon Group Hunt and help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) for new items and wild Pokémon!

No registration required! We'll start in the Community Room, and head out from there, so be on time (or come find us in the Library or park). This program is open to all ages. Can't make it this week? Keep an eye out for weekly Group Hunts! 

In the event of inclement or uncomfortably hot weather our Group Hunt will remain inside the library. We may even drop some lures :)  

*Participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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