International Games Week

International Games Week logo

Celebrate International Games Week and enjoy a variety of gaming experiences at Canton Public Library during the week of November 4-10.  All events are free.  Offerings include:

  • Sunday Funday (Sunday, November 4, 2:00-4:00 PM): Drop in and try out board games.  Come as a group or find some new friends to bond with over a game board.  All ages.  No registration required.
  • Trivia Night @ the Library (Wednesday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 PM): Come solo or as a team to compete for prizes by answering a challenging range of questions on pop culture, sports, science, history, and more.  Ages 13+.  No registration required.
  • Special Edition Dungeons & Dragons  (Thursday, November 8, 7:00-8:30 PM): Roll up some fun in this dice-based role-playing game.  Ages 9-adult.  No registration required.
  • Pokemon Go Community Day (Saturday, November 10, 2:00-4:30 PM): Connect with other Pokemon Go players while enjoying refreshments and recharging stations.  All ages. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Alligator Extravaganza!

Alligator head close up

Join us in welcoming some scaly visitors to the library!  Live alligators from the Alligator Sanctuary (and a human companion) will stop by for an engaging and educational presentation.  (Their visit will also take place the same week as Reptile Awareness Day.)  Don't miss out on the chance to learn about these fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times!  This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up, and no registration is required.

Baby alligator by Madeleine Deaton (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

No vaping sign

Earlier this year, the Charter Township of Canton Board of Trustees approved an amendment to the Township ordinance prohibiting minors from possessing tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, vapor products, and nicotine products (Section 46-506 of the Code of Ordinances).  What this means is that if you are under 18 and vaping or in possession of vaping paraphernalia, you are committing a misdemeanor crime.

The consequences are a $50 fine, community service hours (that increase with every subsequent offense), and participation in a health promotion and risk reduction assessment program.  If you commit this misdemeanor in the Canton Public Library, you also risk being suspended from the library.  (Note that providing vapor products or alternative nicotine products to a person under age 18 is also illegal; see Section 46-505 of the Code of Ordinances.)

Learn more about vaping and e-cigarettes on the Centers For Disease Control and the Surgeon General web sites.

Vaping by Mike Mozart (CC BY 2.0)

Book cover for Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Enjoy reading while getting in your steps with our StoryWalk®, a walking journey around the Canton Public Library's exterior featuring segments of a continuous story at different stops along the way.  The StoryWalk® will be available Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 17 (Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday-Sunday: Noon-5:00 PM) and is enhanced with braille translations at each stop.  The StoryWalk® will not be available during inclement weather conditions.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

2018 LEGO® Building Contest

LEGO® creation

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGOs® in SPACE! Building Contest. Show us your most creative, outer space design. It could be a space ship, a space battle, an alien, or even a scene from a space themed book or movie. There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 20, and the Contest will take place Wednesday, January 3.   Entries must be dropped off on January 2 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 3 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2' x 2' x 2'.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Wednesday, January 3, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 2
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Wednesday, January 3
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Whether becoming or simply being a teenager, there are a number of challenges and issues that tweens and teens face as they make their way through the junior high and high school years.  The titles below tackle these pressures and challenges in fictional accounts and nonfiction guides.

Fiction

The titles below address teen pressures through fictional narratives, as characters confront peer pressure, bullying, mental health issues, and other life challenges.  Suggested grade levels are provided based on professional reviews.

World Lizard Day

lizard

Leapin' lizards, it's World Lizard Day, and we're going to celebrate with a visit from some scaly friends from the Leslie Science and Nature Center.  Experience seeing live lizards up close and expand your knowledge about these interesting reptiles.  No registration is required.  This program is for ages 6 and up.

Lizard by Sergy G (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

2017 LEGO® Fantastic Beasts Building Contest

Dragon made from LEGO®

Attention Builders!  Show us your most creative creature designs using LEGOs® in our Fantastic Beasts Building Contest! There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Thursday, December 22, and the Contest will take place Thursday, January 5.   Entries must be dropped off on January 4 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 5 or 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, January 5, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Need a warm-up for LEGO® building?  Come to the LEGO® Free Build on Tuesday, December 27, 10:00-12:00 and get your creative juices flowing!

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 22) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Thursday, January 5, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 4
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Thursday, January 5
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

 

Earth Dragon 02 by :jovian: (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

International Games Day

International Games Day 2016 image

Get your game(s) on at International Games Day!  We’ll have a variety of board and card games on hand for you to sample, or feel free to bring your own to share. All ages are welcome, and family participation is encouraged. No registration is required.  Just drop in anytime during program hours and join in the fun!

Curious to see how popular International Games Day is?  Check out a map of participating libraries around the globe here.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D game play

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming!  Have fun using your imagination and problem-solving skills while meeting and socializing with others who enjoy role-playing games.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is recommended for kids and teens ages 9 years old and up, and no registration is required.

Photo Umberhulks and Mindflayer just wont die! by Rhea C (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

Monday, November 26 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

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