Dan, the Creature Man

Since 1989, Dan Briere and The Little Creatures Co. have been providing fun and educational animal programs throughout the southeastern Michigan area. His colorful collection of animals includes many types of non-venomous snakes and lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians and amphibians, large invertebrates, small mammals and tropical birds. Each animal's natural history, physiology and habits are taught in an age appropriate manner. He promotes wildlife conservation and also includes animals that are captive-bred and are not wild caught. Many of Dan's animals have been adopted and rescued from local animal shelters, police departments and private citizens. So come meet Dan and all of his Little Creatures!

​Due to the nature of this program and the animals being presented, THIS PROGRAM IS SET, BY THE PROGRAMMER, FOR PATRONS AGES 6 AND UP. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES REGISTRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. CHILDREN AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING ADULTS WILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE ADMITTED.  Registration begins June 21, 2018

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Acting Up Theatre Troupe

Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "The Library of Rock" written by Chad Patterson:
When Tommy walks into the library of the town he just moved to, he is in for a surprise. The library from his old town of Dullsville was one that had big wooden shelves, hard wooden chairs and even more wooden people. He wouldn't even know that they were alive if they had not said, "Shhhh!" all the time. So the only things he knows about libraries are that they are places you sat, read and shut up. As he quickly finds out in his new town of Rockville, that is not what is expected at all: Music is celebrated, games are played, arts and crafts are made and you can never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively). He learns lessons about not judging books or people by the way they look on the outside and also learning to think outside the box and letting himself see things in a different light. Because he opens his mind, he sees that the library is so much more than just stuffy bookshelves and shushing; it is a place that truly rocks and is alive with art and culture!
Acting Up Theatre Company has been providing schools, institutions and libraries with its unique brand of educational theatre since 1996 and hopes to continue well into the new century.

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Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Canton Public Library is proud to partner with Wayne State University's Department of Theater & Dance to present this hilarious stage show in our library.

Based on the beloved book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith and written by John Glore, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a whimsical adventure. Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

For added enjoyment of the production, follow this link to a Michigan Common Core, educational and enriching show guide created by the producers of the show.

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YoYo Guys Demo

Adam and Stephen have performed over 500 yoyo shows around the world mixing amazing yoyo tricks, skits, and comedy. They use yoyos, stories, and audience participation to create an immersive learning experience.
In addition to their site, YoYoTricks.com, they also run the most successful yoyo channel on youtube which has over 400 yoyo trick tutorials. Through the yoyo trick tutorial videos, they have learned not only how to master difficult content but to communicate that content in an engaging way that yields tangible results in others. We welcome the YoYo Guys to share their tricks with us!

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Design Your Own Button FLAIR

During Canton Acts of Culture week, we invite you to come down to the East Wing and create your own button! We will provide the templates, coloring utensils AND button machine. Put your own design on your shirt, or your backpack or where ever you want. Recommended for patrons age 8 and up!

[Lola Buttons by Ginamarr licensed under CC 2.0]

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College for Creative Studies Library's ROCK Teen Art Series

Detroit's own College for Creative Studies is sending out their highly trained and creative students to pass their knowledge on to teens across SE Michigan. Join us for the following session. Registration is required and begins on July 24.

Thursday, August 2 - Album Art Photography -​ Bring your DSLR or cell phone and learn to take dynamic images worthy of an album cover. Emphasis will be placed on composition and mood.

Tuesday, August 14 - ​Draw Your Favorite Rock Star - Working from photographs of famous Pop Stars, Rock Stars and Rappers, students will learn to draw portraits. Emphasis will be placed on proportion and shading.

Canon by Zorah Olivia is licensed under CC 2.0

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2018 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show FUN, free, family movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up, just don't forget to make room for your neighbor :) Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days! Our schedule is as follows and may be subject to change.

Wednesday, August 29 - With overwhelming response, our patrons decided to watch A Wrinkle in Time for their final 2018 Summer Movie Madness flick!

 A Wrinkle in Time - After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. This film is rated PG.

 

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Spring Break Movie Madness

Sticking around town for your Spring Break? Come enjoy a few free movie viewings on our big screen. Bring your blankets and snacks and settle in for a great time.

Frozen II: Sing Along - (PG) Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom. We will have the lyrics on screen as the movie plays so bring your best singing voice to sing along!

Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker - ​(PG 13) The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

See you then!

 

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UM STEM -Spring 2018

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university.

  • Sunday, March 18 - Helping Hand: Biomechanics. At engineering's core is the desire to improve lives. Each advancement in engineering is built off of a simple idea. In this workshop, participants will use simple household items to create a functional prosthetic hand.
  • Saturday, March 24 - Exploring Alternative Energy: Wind Power Workshop. Alternative forms of energy are becoming increasingly important in todays world. This workshop will showcase how turbine blade design can effect how much energy we can extract from the wind. Build your own blades!
  • Sunday, April 8 - Making Music with Circuits. Think that STEM and the Arts aren't related? Think again! Join us as we combine creativity and technical skills to design and build electronic synthesizer instruments using littleBits.

Registration is required and begins on February 21 for the March sessions. Registration for the April 8 begins on March 22.

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Family Reading Night

Princess in Black

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required.

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