Happiness Challenge

Can we make Canton a happier community? Take our 21 day Happiness Challenge and see if you can train your brain to increase happiness and optimism.  

Starting February 27, you can participate in our Happiness Challenge by writing in a journal or by replying to our daily Facebook prompts. Our Happiness Challenge concludes on the International Day of Happiness, March 20, with a celebration with ice cream, a playlist of your favorite songs, and much more. All ages are welcome! 

Let's create a happier Canton together. Use #InternationalDayofHappiness to share your stories to inspire others.

For more on this theory, watch The Happy Secret to Better Work, an entertaining TED Talk by Shawn Achor. View all 15 minutes, or pick it up at the 10 minute mark for our retraining exercises.

 

Here's a February 2018 printable program calendar for your convenience. 

Here's a January 2018 printable program calendar for your convenience.

Here's a printable December program calendar for your convenience. 

 

Here's a printable program calendar for your convenience. 

A screening of “A Continuing Series of Small Indignities: A Personal Conversation About Race,” a documentary film, is the impetus for a community discussion on race and building a more inclusive, accepting and safe community. The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition will host the screening on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. It will be followed by a moderated community conversation and panel discussion featuring Harris, filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, and other representatives from the Canton community.

The documentary, produced and directed by Michigan filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, premiered at the 2017 Freep Film Festival and was also been shown at the Trinity International Film Festival and the Royal Starr Film Festival. It follows the personal experience of 59-year-old Rodney Harris as he recounts a lifetime of subtle and not-so-subtle racism.

The event is coordinated by the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC).

This Not in Our Town event is November 3 at 7:00 PM at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI. There is no cost to attend.

Goodfellows Christmas Assistance applications are available at the Reference Desk from September 15 to October 13.

Applications may also be printed from the Goodfellows website or picked up at the Canton Clerk's office.

 

Support the Friends of the Canton Public Library by letting Chili's do your cooking on September 14. Present the attached flyer, digital or hard copy, at Chili’s, 41680 Ford Rd. from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM on September 14 and 20 percent of sales will go directly to supporting library programs and events. 

Here is a printable September calendar for your convenience. 

Here is a printable September program calendar for your convenience. 

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