March is Women's History Month! Celebrate by reading about real-life women who accomplished great things in the arts.

Introduces the lives and artistic styles of thirteen women artists from Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola through such modern artists as Frida Kahlo, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Cindy Sherman.

Agatha Christie by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Shares the childhood of the famous artist as she apprenticed in her family's tapestry shop and was inspired by her mother's work as a weaver.

Tax season is upon us and many of us are curious about how to be more mindful of our finances. Gale courses like Keys to Successful Money Management and Personal Finance can help us get our bank accounts better aligned with our goals. You may also be interested in more in-depth courses such as Introduction to Stock Options.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, March 15. 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!

Support the Friends of the Canton Public Library by dining at the Canton Chili's on Wednesday, March 8 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. With each flyer presented, digital or hard copy, Chili's will donate 20 percent of the event day sales to the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Visit the Chili's located at 41680 Ford Road on March 8 with the attached flyer to support the Friends, who sponsor library programs and services. Flyers are also available at Secondhand Prose Bookstore. 

Seeking to improve your online skills?  After completing a short quiz on AARP's Skills Inventory you will receive recommendations to build your competencies.  After you have identified the gaps, Canton Public Library's Online Learning databases  such as Gale Courses, LearningExpress Library, and TechBoomers can help you improve your tech skills.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes. Sessions are held in the Friends' Activity Room.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, April 11 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 18 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 25 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 2 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 9 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 16 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • Overview of Canton Community Foundation and Library Endowment Fund — Beth Meade, CCF
    • Annual Endowment Fund Campaign Results — Marian Nicholson
    • Overview of Nationwide FreedomPro+ 457b Deferred Compensation Plan — Candice Cataldi, Nationwide Retirement Solutions
    • Resolution to Approve Conversion of the Library's current Nationwide 457b Deferred Compensation Plan to Nationwide FreedomPro+ 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
    • Meeting Room Policy
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

A masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.

The tumultuous life of Mohamoud 'Tarzan' Nur--an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus, eventually spending twenty years in north London. But in 2010 Tarzan returned, as mayor, to the unrecognizable ruins of a city now almost entirely controlled by the Islamist militants of Al Shabab.

Everyone has a To Read list, but what do we do with the scads of titles we finished? How do we keep track of them for ourselves, our kids, and to make recommendations to friends? Here are apps that can help you keep track of your titles in fun and accessible ways.



Available for free for both the iPhone and Google Android devices, Goodreads can be used as an app and on the computer as well, all with the same login information. Goodreads lets you track both titles you have read and titles you want to read, along with the ability to see what your friends are reading and to be a part of their yearly reading challenge, where you set a goal and try to meet it by the end of each calendar year. 

Google Android App--

Apple Store--


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This weekend Eastern Standard Time ends and we spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time beginning Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks ahead one hour to gain that extra light during the early evening hours. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

March is Women's History Month. Find out about the many brave and talented  women who have influenced world history by reading some of these titles from the Library's collection:

Presents profiles of war heroines from Germany, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States.