We are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center on Saturday, May 21, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM to administer a full length SAT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register. Registration begins April 26.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the SAT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in SAT score from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual SAT test.

On the second Monday of each month,  the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present selected Early  Learning Community workshops for parents, caregivers and daycare providers. Join us on Monday, May 9 from 6:30-8:30PM to explore Partnerships with Children.  Participants will learn to play, teach and learn by letting their children lead.  Interactive conversing and building meaningful partnerships will also be discussed.

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives. The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy.

  • May 28, 2016, 2:00-4:00PM

International Yoga Day Celebration

Help us celebrate International Yoga Day by learning the basics of this healthy, calming practice. Local certified yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva-Palani, will share the movements and breathing that can make yoga an important part of a daily routine. This program is geared for children 8 and up with their parents and caregivers. Tweens, Teens and Adults welcome! Don't forget to bring your own mat or towel and wear loose clothing.

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In celebration of May the 4th Be With You and all things Star Wars, we will be showing The Force Awakens in our Community Room on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30PM. Canton 7 GDX (a GQT) will provide the popcorn, you just need to bring a blanket to sit on and THE FORCE.  See you then!

Starfish University: "Why Aren't my Child and I Clicking?"

During this free, new, 4-week series, Starfish University takes on the question, "Why aren't my child and I clicking?" by exploring Attachment Theory in parenting. 

Research says that parents and caregivers can have a greater impact on children’s outcomes than early childhood interventions.  Thus it is critical for Starfish to provide a wide range of robust programs to support parents (grandparents, caregivers, etc)  to build up their adult capacity and increase their effectiveness in supporting children.

Starfish University aims to help parents and caregivers develop a full range of skills and resources.  In doing so, the program supports all four SFS goals to ensure that parents have (1) Hope, confidence and motivation to grow and succeed, (2) A positive social / professional network, (3) Parenting knowledge skills and resources, and (4) Stability through access to resources in basic needs, economic opportunity, training and education. The "University" will be in session at multiple locations from May 2 - August 29 with topics ranging from Natural Hair Care to Scrapbooking to Friend of the Court Workshops. Please contact Jackee Brown to register for the CPL class.

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Starfish Family Services Early Literacy Workshops

On the second Monday of each month, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present free, educational and selected Early Learning Community workshops for parents, caregivers and daycare providers. Contact Starfish to register. This summer's workshops are as follows:

  • June 13 - Planning and Recall for Kids: Learning the benefits of planning with children and creating planning props to help organize time in addition to learning strategies to recall information.
  • July 11 - Schedules and Routines: Discussing the benefits to keeping a daily routine and providing a predictable social frame.
  • August 8 - Let's Move: Discover the importance of movement activities and how to incorporate them into active learning.

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Laugh It Up with Gordon Russ

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Hold onto your hats and don't blink an eye! Gordon Russ, magician to the world is coming to your library! Gordon and his trusty sidekick, George the Raccoon, have traveled the globe in search of smiles, laughs, and fun and they are coming to see you.  A master at audience involvement, Gordon "invents" magic on the spot, using the most ordinary items imaginable. Couple this with a limitless array of tried and true tricks of the trade, and you have a performance that is second to none. "Magic is serious business, but the main idea is fun. I want everybody smiling and saying, 'How'd he do that?'" Gordon says. Come along with Gordon on his fantastic adventure and see magic the way it was meant to be--for the fun of it!

AND do not forget to make and bring a "PICK ME" sign to the show. When Gordon needs a volunteer, be sure to hold that sign and wave it around so he will know who really wants to help.

 

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Phoenix Freerunning and Parkour

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Join the staff from Phoenix Freerunning Academy as they instruct us on all aspects of movement, specializing in parkour and freerunning. Phoenix Freerunning Academy is the only gym designed specifically for parkour and freerunning in the entire state! It is their goal to help educate, promote and unify the parkour and freerunning communities of Michigan and to teach both children and adults how to practice the growing sport of parkour in a fun and safe manner. This program is recommended for patrons aged 7 and up and remember...Train hard, train safe, but above all, never stop moving!

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2016 Summer Movie Madness

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Join us as we show fun, family movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Our schedule is as follows and may be subject to change.

  • 6/30 - Zootopia - In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (rated PG)
  • 7/18 - Kung Fu Panda 3 - Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (rated PG)
  • 8/10 - Inside Out - After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (rated PG) 

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