For the New Year, CPL conducted an online survey asking patrons what they would like to accomplish in 2017. We compiled lists of resources and programs that will help you meet those goals this year, so look out for more blog posts that address the goals we read from your surveys.

For patrons who hope to learn a new language or improve skills in another language in 2017, you can utilize our language databases to get a jump-start on your goals:

Basic ESL — learn English quickly and effectively with relevant topics including family, home, school and more
Mango Languages — learn Spanish, Japanese and more on your computer or mobile device
Pronunciator — learn any of 80 languages, including many ESL courses, on your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Or you can join a club to improve your English language skills:

ELL Conversation Groups — Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers. Meets every Thursday and Friday that the library is open.

Beginning/Intermediate ELL Book Club — Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor. Meets every-other Friday at noon. 

Advanced ELL Book Club — Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets every-other Friday at noon. 

This 3rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King essay contest is open to all Canton and Plymouth students in grades 6-12, including those children who attend traditional public, charter and private schools, or who are home schooled. Participants will have a chance to win up to $600 in scholarship money and the deadline for submissions is April 3. The essay contest is in partnership with the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. A list of rules and requirements is attached for your reference.

Here's a printable program calendar for your reference. 

Check out our printable program calendar for the month of December.

Here's a printable November program calendar.

Canton Township is making ADA improvements to the library’s sidewalk curbs by easing the grade of the slopes, adding red concrete inserts and adding a crosswalk between the township building and the library.

At least one driveway will be accessible for patrons during construction. Please drive carefully and observe posted detour information. For reference of the work area, view the attached map.

The CPL team has curated events for all types of interests as a way to connect with the community with what they love.

Trivia Night at the Library

Teams will compete to win gift cards and other items by answering questions related to famous paintings, geography, science, pop culture, literature and much more. Light refreshments served. Monday, November 14 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Gilmore Girls Celebration

The Gilmore Girls revival has been long awaited and with its release, CPL invites fans to celebrate with Gilmore Girl trivia, a Stars Hollow photo booth and a cup of coffee. Wednesday, November 16 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

International Games Day

International Games Day will be celebrated at CPL with a variety of board and card games on hand and patrons are also invited to bring their own to share. This event is for all ages and family participation is encouraged. Saturday, November 19 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Muggles, Music, and Mayhem

This celebration of all things Harry Potter includes wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors, Potter-themed treats, butterbeer, games and wizard trivia. Guests will also have a chance to win movie passes. All ages are welcome. Sunday, November 20 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

From October 15 to November 15, you can order a "Pizza with Friends" celebrity pizza from Tony Sacco's and support the Friends of the Canton Public Library. A portion of sales from each celebrity pizza will be given back to the Friends, who sponsor library programs and services. Tony Sacco's is located at 1663 North Canton Center Road.


Here's a printable October programs calendar.

Here's a printable September program calendar.