El día de los niños/El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Visit http://dia.ala.org for more information on celebrating this day. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30. (Text from ALSC)

The Día Family Book Club provides worksheets for the following titles with discussion questions and suggested activities to try together. 

Suggested for Ages 4-8

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit.

Mythology Mania

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Can't get enough of Zeus, Thor, and Osiris? Take a journey through the ancient world with games, activities, and crafts inspired by Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythology. You'll even have a chance to write your own myth!

Registration begins on July 22. For ages 7-12. 

Athena & Pegasus by Séb is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Tween Trivia

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Show off your smarts at Tween Trivia! Come with friends or team up when you arrive to compete for prizes and trivia glory. Categories will range from Math and Science to Arts and Entertainment!

Upcoming sessions

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Mystery Masterpiece

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It's your turn to create a masterpiece! Each participant will make one piece of the masterpiece puzzle, then work together to reveal which famous painting you've created. 

For budding artists ages 7-10. Registration begins June 24. 

Markers, Pens, Pencils, and Paint Prushes by Liana_Kyle is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Ice Cream Maker Space

Ice cream lovers ages 6-16 are invited to join us in our Ice Cream Maker Space program! Learn how to make delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy. Registration is required.

Please sign up for one of the time slots. Registration begins on June 23.

Vanilla Ice Cream by Liliana Fuchs is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Make Music Day

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Celebrate "Make Music Day" at the Canton Public Library! All ages are invited to make DIY musical instruments and then perform a song together. No registration required. 

Tambourine by Thorsten Weisner is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Upcoming sessions

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Travel back to ancient Egypt on Tuesday, April 12, from 7:00-8:00 PM. Try decoding and writing your own hieroglyphics, make Egyptian-style art, and other activities at this program for Egyptologists ages 7-12. Registration begins March 24. 

[Egypt-12B-088] by [Dennis Jarvis] is licensed under [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

After he is dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to find a new direction in life, while trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

Don't get too hungry when you read one of these yummy picture books featuring cake!

Ida always has her nose in a book and Alfonso is unable to get her attention until he bakes a very special apple cake for her. Includes cake recipe.

Beverly runs into a problem while making the "caramel candy castle cake" for Oliver's party, but her creativity and her mother's encouragement save the day.

Full court dreams by Jake Maddox

Annie wants nothing more than to get back onto the girls' basketball team, and despite getting a late start to her day, she vows to not let anything get in her way.

Stolen bases by Jake Maddox

Someone is stealing the equipment from Eva and Becca's softball team.

Tennis trouble by Jake Maddox

Even though she's only in seventh grade, Alexis made the varsity tennis team. But some other girls on the team aren't happy she's there.

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