A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder.

A provoking mystery-suspense drama explores the morality of privacy in the story of Harry Caul, a surveillance expert, who conducts a routine surveillance job only to later find himself suspicious that he has become an unwitting player in murder scheme.

Truman Burbank discovers that his quaint hometown is a giant studio with hidden cameras everywhere and people around him are actors playing their roles in the most popular TV series in the world.

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 10 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 11 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 11 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 12 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Friday, April 14 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, April 15 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, April 17 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 18 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room

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Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 10 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 11 - 7:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 12 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Room
Saturday, April 15 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, April 17 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 18 - 7:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 19 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 20 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room

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Family Reading Night: Origami Party

Paper crane

Family Reading Nights are back! Join us in celebrating sharing books together. There will be stories and activities centered around fun themes and we will even raffle off books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required for all children attending. Parents and caretakers are not required to register. 

Origami by Carollina_Li (CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, April 25 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

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 to be their BEST!

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

Sunday, April 30 -
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
East Wing

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

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 29 -
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Community Room Registration required.

U of M STEM

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. Registration is required for each session.

The IQ Challenge - A mix of Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, this game will challenge students with fun and fast paced math questions. Saturday April 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Marbley's Roller Coaster - Come learn about the conservation of energy and use engineering principles to build a roller coaster that will help Marbley the Marble land safely in a cup. Sunday April 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

SoundVisualizer Workshop - Learn about sound waves and harmonic motions. Participants will have the opportunity to build and use a sound visualizer that uses a laser and mirror to create crazing changing patterns.  Saturday April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

The Treasure Hunt - Learn about physics and engineering with five pirate themed tasks that must be completed in order to open the treasure chest and get the pirate's gold. Sunday April 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 1 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room IQ Challenge Registration required.
Sunday, April 2 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room Marbley's Roller Coaster Registration required.
Saturday, April 8 -
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Community Room SoundVisualizer Registration required.
Sunday, April 9 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room The Treasure Hunt Registration required.

Canton Book Project Reception

Join us as we celebrate the 2017 Canton Book Project book givers with a book distribution reception. These dedicated book lovers have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing books of their choice to others in the community. Help us promote and celebrate reading in our community; light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, April 11 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Laurie Golden
goldenl@cantonpl.org
Department Head Community Relations
Canton Public Library
734-397-0999 ext 1078

Canton Public Library receives Library of Michigan Certification for meeting ‘Essential Level’ of quality services

The Library of Michigan awarded the Canton Public Library a certificate of completion for meeting the Essential Level requirements of the Quality Services Audit Checklist (QSAC). To earn certification, the Canton Public Library demonstrated its competence in seven categories of achievement including human resources; governance/administration; services; collection development; technology; facilities and equipment; and public relations/marketing.

“Achieving the Essential Level certification proves to Canton residents that our public library is committed to excellence in governance, operations, finances, and public service,” said Eva Davis, library director.

“I am proud of my coworkers, library board, and volunteers for all they do to contribute to our success.”

QSAC has defined “essential services” – the basics of all library service – as relatively low-cost standards that every library can and should achieve. They are helpful guidelines to libraries just starting out, while providing important review for more established institutions. Essential standards are described as “those which should be achieved first because of their fundamental importance.”

“QSAC represents the word of more than 100 library directors, trustees and staff members who together created measures of quality for our state’s public libraries,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The staff of the Canton Public Library is to be commended for achieving a vital milestone in library service.”

The measures of QSAC are updated on a three-year schedule so certified libraries remain at the forefront of excellent service. QSAC was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through LSTA funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities, supports the Canton Public Library.

“We will soon begin work on achieving Enhanced certification, benchmarking our services at the next QSAC level to ensure that we remain leaders in the library industry and across the state,” Davis said.

Additional Library Updates

The Canton Public Library is in the final stages of the fourth phase of the Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP), which includes a renovation of the Friends of the Canton Public Library’s bookstore, Secondhand Prose, the Northeast Corner, including the Teen Space, and the Southeast Corner Study Space. The Teen Space is the last of the phase four renovations and it will be complete in April.

Phase IV carries on the improvements of the previous PSIP, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, including the main restrooms, lobby and the Children's Library. The PSIPs continue the library’s ongoing plan to replace worn furnishings, and maintain and update the facility to meet the community’s changing needs.

For more information on the Canton Public Library, visit cantonpl.org or call the library at 734-397-0999.

 

 

While celebrating St. Patrick's Day let us remember the history and contributions of not only the Irish, but of all of the immigrants who have made this country great -  both in the past and in the present.

Irish in Michigan by Seamus P Metress

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