kimit311's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kimit311 en-US Babysitters Club http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/tweens/babysitters-club <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/starfish.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Staff from Starfish Family Services will teach 6th-8th graders the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive certification in first aid. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002427">Register online today</a>.<br /> Saturdays, October 1 and October 8, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/tweens/babysitters-club#comments Tweens Teens Programs Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:12:17 +0000 kimit311 29407 at http://www.cantonpl.org Thank you to our Creative Writing Instructor, Linda Papa! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/thank-you-our-creative-writing-instructor-linda-papa <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Linda3.preview.png" style="float:right;" />The Canton Public Library would like to thank Linda Papa for 3 years of excellence in teaching. Linda, an instructor at University of Detroit Mercy, has been teaching our creative writing class for teens for the past 3 Summers. This class emphasizes free expression with a focus on artistic creation. Linda's patience and love for writing and teaching makes this a very popular program each summer. Over the next few weeks look for audio recordings of stories the students created in the class. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/thank-you-our-creative-writing-instructor-linda-papa#comments Education Teens Parents Programs Connect Your Summer Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:29:26 +0000 kimit311 29304 at http://www.cantonpl.org ABC Activity Time http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/abc-activity-time-1 <object width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y5M3w8-BEPw"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y5M3w8-BEPw"></param><!--[if IE]><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/y5M3w8-BEPw"type="application/x-shockwave-flash"wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /><![endif]--></object> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002450">ABC Activity Time</a> is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required.</p> Program Dates and Times (September 12-October 15):<ul><li>Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30-11:00AM</li><li>Mondays, 1:30-2:00PM</li><li>Tuesday &amp; Wednesday, 7:30-8:00PM</li></ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/abc-activity-time-1#comments Kids Parents Programs Web Video Sat, 03 Sep 2011 22:27:57 +0000 kimit311 18286 at http://www.cantonpl.org Family Storytimes http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/family-storytimes <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/20080211%20Love%20Your%20Library%20Month.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002435">Family Storytimes</a> begin the week of September 12. These storytimes are designed for childrens ages 5 and under with a caregiver. Storytimes are held in the Community Room and do not require registration.<ul><li>Mondays, 10:00-10:30AM and 1:00-1:30PM</li> <li>Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30PM</li> <li>Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30AM and 7:00-7:30PM</li> <li>Thursdays, 10:00-10:30AM</li> <li>Fridays, 10:00-10:30AM</li> <li>Saturdays, 10:00-10:30AM</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/family-storytimes#comments Babies Listeners Kids Parents Programs Sat, 03 Sep 2011 22:24:51 +0000 kimit311 23296 at http://www.cantonpl.org Yo Ho Ho! It's Pirate Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/yo-ho-ho-its-pirate-storytime <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/pirate-boy1th.gif" style="float:left;" />In honor of <a href="http://www.talklikeapirate.com/">International Talk Like a Pirate Day</a>, children ages 5-8, with a caregiver, are invited to join us for stories and crafts about pirates. <br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002438">Monday, September 19 7:00-7:45 PM</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/yo-ho-ho-its-pirate-storytime#comments Kids Parents Programs Sat, 03 Sep 2011 22:15:13 +0000 kimit311 29214 at http://www.cantonpl.org Tamil Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/tamil-storytime <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/tamil.jpg" style="float:right;" />All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.<br />Program Dates: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002437">Thursday, September 1, 7:00-7:45 PM</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/tamil-storytime#comments Kids Programs Connect Your Summer Multicultural Badge Reader Badge Traveler Badge Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:11:04 +0000 kimit311 26584 at http://www.cantonpl.org National Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/national-hispanic-heritage-month-storytime <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bookstore.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Children ages 4-8, with a caregiver are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a storytime presented by the staff from the bookstore <a href="http://www.asthepageturns.biz/welcome-to-as-the-page-turns-bookstore-gallery-734-664-8690/">As the Page Turns</a>.<br /> Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002516">Thursday, September 8 7:00-7:30 PM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/national-hispanic-heritage-month-storytime#comments Education Kids Parents Programs Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:53:44 +0000 kimit311 29175 at http://www.cantonpl.org Online Storytime: Weather http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/listeners/online-storytime-weather <iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eckfc3inu28" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Miss Marianne and Miss Kristel <a href="http://youtu.be/eckfc3inu28">tell stories and sing a song</a> all about clouds, rain, and the Sun.</p> <!--break--> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/listeners/online-storytime-weather#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Websites Web Video rain weather Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:49:25 +0000 kimit311 29051 at http://www.cantonpl.org Baby Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/baby-storytime <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/20080211%20Love%20Your%20Library%20Month.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" /><strong>Baby Storytime</strong> begins Tuesday, September 13, 2011. These storytimes are designed for babies up to 18 months. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002434&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Register online today!</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/baby-storytime#comments Babies Kids Parents Programs Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:37:46 +0000 kimit311 23297 at http://www.cantonpl.org Kindergarten Prep http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/getting-ready-kindergarten <p>Starting kindergarten is a major developmental milestone for children and their parents. During spring, many elementary schools host "Kindergarten Round-Up” sessions to help families prepare for this exciting event. Here are some picture books you and your child can read together that deal with the excitement, worries and routine of kindergarten.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1506589"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1506589.jpg" /></span>Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten</a> by Toni Buzzeo; illustrated by Amy Wummer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1506653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1506653.jpg" /></span>The pirate of kindergarten</a> by George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Lynne Avril</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1138335"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1138335.jpg" /></span>The Kissing Hand</a> by Audrey Penn; illustrations by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1508752"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1508752.jpg" /></span>Is your buffalo ready for kindergarten?</a> by Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Daniel Jennewein</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1216414"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1216414.jpg" /></span>The night before kindergarten</a> by Natasha Wing; illustrated by Julie Durrell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1414544"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1414544.jpg" /></span>How do dinosaurs go to school?</a> by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague</p> <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/Welcome to Kindergarten.pdf">Welcome to Kindergarten.pdf</a></td><td>211.48 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/getting-ready-kindergarten#comments Education Kids Parents Books May We Suggest Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:59:52 +0000 kimit311 25568 at http://www.cantonpl.org Kiwanis Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/kiwanis-storytime <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/kiwanis_0.preview.gif" style="float:left;" />Members of the <a href="http://www.cantonkiwanis.com/">Kiwanis Club of Canton</a> will read stories and offer other fun activities. All ages welcome.<br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002362&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, August 23 7-7:45 p.m.</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/kiwanis-storytime#comments Kids Parents Programs Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:29:35 +0000 kimit311 27057 at http://www.cantonpl.org ABC Activity Time http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/abc-activity-time-2 <img style="float:left;width:152px;height:88px;" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/1669646306.preview.jpg" height="150" width="200" />Drop-in play including sensory activities, puzzles and games for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver. <br />Program Date and Time: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002339&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, August 15  10:30-11 a.m</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/abc-activity-time-2#comments Kids Parents Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:04:17 +0000 kimit311 28764 at http://www.cantonpl.org Reading with Preschoolers http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/learning-through-play <a href="http://www.starfishonline.org/"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/sakhtar.jpg" style="float:right;" />Starfish Family Services</a> will present a workshop on the importance of reading with preschoolers.  Childcare will be provided by Starfish Family Services. Registration begins Tuesday, August 2.<br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002362">Tuesday, August 16 9:30-11:30 a.m</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/learning-through-play#comments Babies Kids Parents Programs Connect Your Summer Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:47:25 +0000 kimit311 27331 at http://www.cantonpl.org Summer Celebration http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/summer-celebration <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/cys2011.thumbnail.png" style="float:left;" />Celebrate the end of summer with some fun in the sun. Activities include games, music, magic, farm animals and ice cream. All activities will take place behind the library.<br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002371">Saturday, August 13, Noon-2:00 PM</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/summer-celebration#comments Babies Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Connect Your Summer Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:46:29 +0000 kimit311 28614 at http://www.cantonpl.org Reading Assistance Dogs http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/reading-assistance-dogs <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Patton.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Kids and Tweens going into grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up for a 10 minute session. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002329">Space is limited, on a first come, first serve basis, beginning at 6:25PM</a>.<br />Program Date: August 10, 6:30-8:30PM http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/reading-assistance-dogs#comments Kids Tweens Parents Programs Connect Your Summer Animal Lover Badge Reader Badge Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:05:20 +0000 kimit311 20710 at http://www.cantonpl.org