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Popular Hands On topics for Kids

Here are some of the most frequently requested "Hands On" topics in the Children's Library.

Drawing

D Is for doodle: a step-by-step drawing book: oodles of doodles from A to Z by Deborah Zemke

Draw Manga! by Christopher Hart

Ed Emberley's big green drawing book by Emberley, Ed

Learn About Our Duckling Friends

Have you seen the baby ducks yet? If duck watching has made you interested in finding out more about how our feathered friends grow up, here are some books to check out:

Little ducks by Anne Royer

Duck by Barrie Watts

Watch me grow duckling by written and edited by Lisa Magloff

Movie and a Craft

On Wednesday, June 20th, families with children ages 2 to 5 years old are invited to the library to view a Curious George cartoon and make a monkey themed craft. Participate in this program and earn the Make Tracks badge! No registration required.

Program Date: Wednesday, June 20th at 10:00 AM in the Community Room

Very Hungry Caterpillar Fun

On Saturday, May 26th at 2:00PM in the Community Room, families with children ages 2 to 5 are invited to join us for a program filled with activities focused on the well loved children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will hear the story, make a craft and even eat like the caterpillar in the story. Registration is required and begins on Thursday April 26th at 9:00 AM.

Program Date: Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room.

Classic Disney Cartoons

Everyone knows Mickey Mouse and his pals. Toddlers. Kids. Teens. Parents. Grandparents. These classic cartoons can be enjoyed by families on a multigenerational level. Canton Public Library owns a few collection of cartoons that the older crowd will remember and the younger crowd will think are new.

It's a small world of fun! Vol. 1 [videodisc] — This four volumn set of DVDs includes classic Disney shorts with an international flair. You will find Mickey and his friends here as well as other classic shorts like Peter and the Wolf, The Little House, and the Reluctant Dragon.

The Perfect Game

Did you hear about Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber's perfect game on Saturday? A perfect game is when a pitcher faces 27 batters and there are no runs, no hits, no errors, and nobody left on base. It is a feat only accomplished 21 times in Major League Baseball history. It has been accomplished only once in Little League World Series history. You can relive that event in:

The perfect game [videodisc] — A team of poor Mexican boys, smaller than most of the boys they played against, tackle visa problems, prejudices and team dynamics on their way to the World Series. It would make a great pick for your next family movie night.

Scholastic Storybook Treasures

Have you checked out the Scholastic Storybook Treasures series yet? These are short movies of your favorite picture books told in differening animation styles. Many have recieved the ALA Carnegie Medal for excellence in Children's video. Some DVDs in the series also include a "read-along" feature for beginning readers. It's an great choice if your looking to expand your child's exposure to literature. Some of our favorites:

The Pigeon finds a hot dog [videodisc]: and more stories by Mo Willems — Author Mo Willems voices the pigeon in the title story. Special features includes a read-along story and an interview with the author.

Tamil Storytime

All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran

Program Date: Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room

Tamil Storytime

This program has been canceled.


All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.

Program Date: Thursday April 5th, 7:00-7:45 PM in the Purple Room.

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers

March 20th is a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Not only is it the first day of spring, but it is also Fred Rogers's birthday. His ground breaking children's program, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, premiered on PBS in 1969 and stayed on the air for three decades. Many of today's parents have fond memories of growing up "visiting" with Mister Rogers. He even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his work in children's television. Although it will probably be too warm to wear a sweater, change into your comfy shoes and introduce your children to a time when tv shows were slower by checking out some of the resources here at Canton Public Library.

Easter Films for Kids

Easter is just around the corner. Introduce your children to the holiday with one of the many films we have here in the Children's Library.

Easter [videodisc] by Schlessinger Media — Basic, nonfiction information about the Easter holiday and how families celebrate

Yogi the Easter bear [videodisc] by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in association with Fil-Cartoons; produced by Davis Doi; directed by Robert Alvarez; teleplay by Jeff Holder — Yogi Bear must give away baskets instead of stealing them in this special.

Making Minis

Hey Tweens! If looking at Turner Town has left you inspired, come join us as we make some fun mini things — like food, books and other accessories — to start your own collection! Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 AM.

Program Date: Tuesday, March 6th from 4:00-4:45 PM in the Purple Room

Tamil Storytime

All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.

Program Date: Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room

Opening In Theaters

Hayao Miyazaki's new film The Secret World of Arrietty opens in theaters this weekend. Now that title may not ring any bells, but the movie is based off of Mary Norton's Borrowers series. The series has been made into a movie several times before, the most recently with John Goodman and Hugh Laurie. You can also find many of Miyazaki's critically acclaimed and oscar winning films here at the library.

Puppet Show Premiere

Come join us as we premiere our newest puppet show… The Monkey's Heart! Children ages 2 to 7 and their caregivers are invited to view the puppet show and make a craft based on the story. Tuesday, February 21st at 3:00 PM.