The votes are in! After a fierce competition, the winner of the Canton Public Library Mock Caldecott 2018 is:

After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Join us in celebrating the Caldecott Awards at our Family Reading Night on February 20.  

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table have issued awards to outstanding African American authors and illustrators since 1970. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Coretta Scott King Award. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

 

2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Piecing me together by Renée Watson

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

 

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Newbery Award Winner

Hello, universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

 

The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2018 Caldecott Winner

Wolf in the snow by Matthew Cordell

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home in this almost wordless celebration of empathy and compassion.

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

Saturday, April 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 3 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, May 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 30 (All day) to Sunday, May 6 (All day) Children's Library Children's Book Week

American Girl Club

American Girl Star Logo

Join us as we learn about a different American Girl character at each meeting through crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, May 16 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Grace Thomas (Girl of the Year, 2015)

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.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Most of the critical naval fighting during the War of 1812 took place, not on the high seas, but on the inland lakes of North America: the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Carrying between 12 and 22 cannon, the British and American sloops-of-war were ship-rigged, brig-rigged or schooner-rigged vessels with their guns on a single deck. Actions often involved two ships facing each other broadside to broadside, the best example of which was the battle of Lake Erie in 1813 where HMS Detroit led a Royal Navy squadron against the USS Lawrence-led US Navy.

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This workshop will lead you through a self-assessment series so you will have extensive knowledge about the product you are marketing YOU! Learn different resume formats and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Write an employment objective that shows potential employers that you have direction. Make the most of your work experience. Know what to reveal in a resume, and what to keep to yourself. Learn to overcome gaps in work history and age discrimination. Discover how to use references to your advantage. This course includes the use of online resumes and Internet Resume Secrets. This course is invaluable for anyone who wants to create their own resume, or learn how to write resumes and cover letters for profit.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, February 14. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

 

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