2017 Family Music Fest!

Research has shown that music improves our health and bonds us together. Music is magical in all of its forms and there are few things better in life than enjoying live music with the ones you love. With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the line up for our 3rd annual Family Music Fest on Saturday, October 14.

10:00AM - Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady: Beverly Meyer has been creating music for over twenty years. Thru her craft, “The Music Lady” has been capturing the attention and imagination of young people by creating engaging and interactive songs and inspiring kids to be a part of their musical world. For younger patrons and their families.

11:30AM - To Sangana: Out of the Black Theater and Dance program at Wayne State University, To Sangana (meaning “coming together”) celebrates the rich cultural traditions from African heritage as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Expect a visually stunning performance of a constant rhythmical journey featuring dance, music and vocals. For all ages! This performance is sponsored by VIBE CREDIT UNION.

2:00PM - The Old Adage: Siblings Mimi and Nino have been playing music together for a long time. In 2012, they made in official by naming The Old Adage. This DIY-pop group out of Detroit blends radio pop with electronic music to create interesting, infectious and dancey pop songs. For all ages!

4: 00PM - The Moxie Strings: This awesome band offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments (violin and electronic cello) through a young, progressive lens. Backed up by their musical degrees, Diane Ladio and Alison Lynn, compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. For all ages!

Come on in for the hottest FREE show in town.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

NHS Tutoring

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

*Please note there will be no tutoring during the week of finals on January 14 or 16, 2020.

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, January 26 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 27 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, January 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, January 30 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, February 2 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 3 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, February 4 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, February 6 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, February 9 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 10 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, February 11 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, February 13 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, February 16 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 17 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, February 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library

Longway Planetarium's Traveling Sky Dome

In preparation for the Solar Eclipse on August 21 we are inviting you to cast your eyes upward. Flint's Longway Planetarium's traveling program is bringing an inflatable dome of state-of-the-art video technology to our library, immersing the viewer in a dark, cloudless night sky during the daytime. Participants will experience the wonder of scientific exploration as the inflatable dome is rendered in a realistic model of the night sky over Michigan. With the aid of video images and simulations, students will get an up-close look at some of the most distant objects that can be seen from Earth.

There will be one show, repeated three times according to the schedule below. Each show is approximately 30-40 minutes. Please sign up for only one of the time slots. Registration is required for ALL participants. The program is appropriate for patrons aged 5 and up.

Upcoming sessions

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Tuesday are Terrific: Ralph's World

On the first week of this 5 weeks series in Heritage Park, Canton Public Library presents Ralph's World. This Tuesdays are TERRIFIC weekly music program is brought to you by Canton Leisure Services and Plymouth Canton Community Schools and we invite you all to meet your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of children’s entertainment, fresh air and fun in the auditorium in Heritage Park. Festivities begin at 11:30AM and all ages are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors to the CPL's Community Room with limited space.

Ralph’s World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock rock rock and dance dance dance to their own and their parents’ delight. It’s the creation of Chicago musician, Ralph Covert: indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author. Covert’s national media appearances for Ralph’s World include NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Morning Show, and Sirius XM Kids Radio. He's also created a fantastic video series for kids and families titled Ralph World's Time Machine Guitar. Join Covert as he takes the same high-energy and super-melodic sense that he developed for his touring pop-rock band and applies it to music for the whole family!

Upcoming sessions

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Flying Aces: Frisbee Masters

For 30 years the Flying Aces have been wowing audiences with their amazing frisbee feats, tricks and plain ol' good humor. Join us in welcoming the Aces as they share their active and exciting demonstrations with us. This program is fun for all ages.

Upcoming sessions

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Super STEAM Summer Series

Let's think outside of the box for a second...What does STEAM mean to you? This summer CPL is deviating from the norm and providing innovative programming around the science, technology, engineering, art and math disciplines. This programming is developed for patrons aged 11-13 and registration is required. Topics are as follows...

  • Friday, June 23 -  HTML - In this first session you will learn the basics of HTML coding, and design your own website. Customize the font, content, colors, and more. Bring a flash drive so you can save it, take it home, and show off your work. Designed for students with no coding experience. Registration is required and begins May 25.
  • Thursday, July 6 - Industrial Design: Where Art Meets Science - What's your big idea? Learn how Industrial Design helps tell the story of science ideas. Sketch, draw and design away. Registration is required and begins on June 23.
  • Thursday, August 10 - Sound Frequencies of a DJ - Motown DJ and producer Mike Huckaby visits the library for a STEAM experience like no other. Learn the ins and outs of sound mixing as well as the science behind the sound. Registration is required and begins July 25.

[light and sound image by Derek Σωκράτης Finch shared under CC 2.0]

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Cameron Zvara: Magician

We are thrilled to have Cameron Zvara back to the library. Since we saw him last he's performed Internationally and has even played live on stage with the Detroit Tigers! His show is a perfect fit for CPL and is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and TONS of audience participation. We welcome you all to join us in an afternoon of fun and mind boggling entertainment.

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2017 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.

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Teen Space Grand Re-Opening

The time has come! Join us in celebrating our fantastic new space for Teens. Located in the East Wing, we have created dynamic, interesting and interactive spaces for teens, patrons aged 11 years old and up, to be their BEST! The grand re-opening will include a scavenger hunt in the new space, prize wheel o' fun and delicious snacks from Sweetwaters. All prizes and snacks available while supplies last.  See you Sunday!

Teen Vision Statement:

Canton Public Library has a positive impact on teen lives:

We are a reliable resource that helps teens achieve their goals and develop a growth mindset.

We are a safe environment where teens encounter educated and inspired staff and community members who empathize with their needs.

We include teens in an ongoing dialogue about teen services, and we value their input.

Upcoming sessions

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Zeal's Incredible Free Build Domino Workshop

Few things are more addictive and entrancing than watching domino based chain reaction creations topple down.  This is an opportunity for new and/or experienced domino builders/chain-reaction enthusiasts to meet-up and build something together. 

This “free build” will start with a quick tutorial (introducing various types of basic domino structures) and then allow each participant to assemble their own creation with defined start and end points.  At the end of the building session, we will ensure connection between the various creations and then countdown to a sequential toppling of the connected creations.   Be sure to bring your cameras and capture the building and toppling moments.    

We will include a focus upon the STEM educational interplay with domino and chain reaction art, as the creation and toppling aspects of the event will help demonstrate how we can rely upon science, technology, engineering, and math to help us obtain a fun and fulfilling toppling experience. 

This program is designed for kids aged 9-17 years old. Registration is required and begins on March 24.

Dominos by Phillip Taylor is licensed under CC 2.0

 

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