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.

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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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The Arbor Consort Presents: An Elizabethan Afternoon of Songs

The Arbor Consort will perform, in period costumes, a colorful array of pop hits of the 16th century in their original a cappella form, songs from Italy, Spain, France, and Germany, and the golden age of Elizabethan England. The songs will be about passion and praise, revelations and remorse, chickens and cuckoos, nightingales and poplar trees, ham and wine, love and capriciousness. Each song will be introduced with a short narrative describing the historical context, and what makes the song interesting and notable. At the end of the presentation, Consort members will answer questions about life during the renaissance, and describe their clothing: ruffs, partlets, doublets, farthingales, bum rolls, cauls, coifs, and all.  Please join us for a fun, musical afternoon of living history.

 

The Arbor Consort, established in 1982, is a semi-professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to recreating small ensemble performances of a cappella Renaissance and Victorian-era music as they were originally performed. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival.

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Meditation in Motion

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:45PM, to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. 

This program is designed for patrons aged 8 and up through adulthood.

**NOTE: Sessions in December, January and February will be shortened. The new time will be 4:45-5:45PM. Regularly scheduled sessions will resume in March back to 4:00-5:45PM.

 

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Movie Madness

In anticipation of the release of the live action telling of Beauty and the Beast on March 17, we will be showing the ORIGINAL Disney Beauty and the Beast just one day before! Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on.

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Chinese Storytime

Join a local Chinese teacher to celebrate Chinese culture through songs and storytime with translation. This program is geared for children kids aged 1-6 and their caregivers. All patrons welcome.

Temple of the Golden Pavillion by Freedom II Andres in licensed under CC 2.0

 

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