Family Storytime

Masked family attending storytime

 

We are very glad to continue offering Family Storytime to our patrons, but due to changing circumstances, please read the following information thoroughly so you can choose the best option for your family.

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5.

Together with a Youth Librarian, 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.

With consideration for the ongoing pandemic, and in response to patron feedback, please take special note of the following:

  • Registration is required for all storytimes.
  • One child from each family should register: put the total number of people in your family in the note field. 
  • Each registration is for the entire 6-week session. Space is limited, so please only register for one 6-week session.
  • To minimize disruptions, patrons who arrive more than five minutes late will not be able to enter the program.
  • In the event of a storytime cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, all registered participants will be emailed. If possible, a Zoom link may be included for a live virtual storytime. 

Please choose your session carefully when you register:

  • Monday morning and Tuesday evening storytimes will be indoors and masks will be REQUIRED for all patrons over the age of 2 (see sessions below). Presenting Librarians will be masked.
  • Wednesday and Thursday morning storytimes will be indoors and masks are RECOMMENDED for all patrons over the age of 2 (see sessions below). Fully vaccinated presenting librarians may choose not to wear a mask.
  • Thursday evening and Saturday morning storytimes will be outdoors and masks are not required (see sessions below).
  • All masking requirements are subject to change without notice.

If you have further questions about storytime, registration, or other library programming, please call the library at 734-397-0999.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room MASKS REQUIRED FOR AGES 2+ Register
Tuesday, October 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room MASKS REQUIRED FOR AGES 2+ Register
Wednesday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room MASKS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 2+ Register
Thursday, October 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room MASKS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 2+ Register
Thursday, October 21 - 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Outdoors OUTDOORS Register
Saturday, October 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Outdoors OUTDOORS Register

STEAM Together

 

STEAM Together is a multigenerational program for kids ages 6-7 and a caregiver. During this hands-on experience, we will explore a science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept and then build, create, or experiment with some aspect of that concept. STEAM Together offers a fun and educational opportunity for one-on-one time with the child in your life. 

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book): November

The Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book) will again be meeting in person on Thursday, November 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Friends' Activity Room to discuss Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley.

For those who prefer to meet via Zoom, you may opt to attend this book discussion virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance. Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a Zoom link to join the discussion. 

For those that plan on meeting in person, simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends' Activity Room.

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe--many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, November 18 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Lunch and a Book, Thursday, October 14, 2021

Lunch and a Book will again be meeting in person on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Friends Activity Room to discuss Circe by Madeline Miller. For those who prefer meeting via zoom, you can still opt to attend this meeting virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance.

Circe : a novel by Madeline Miller
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available. 

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to the discussion. To help make the most of your virtual program experience, we have compiled some tips and resources. For those that plan on meeting in person simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends Activity Room.

Registration Required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Lunch and a Book, Thursday, September 9, 2021

Beginning in September, Lunch and a Book will again be meeting in person on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Friends Activity Room to discuss What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. For those who prefer meeting via zoom, you can still opt to attend this meeting virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

From the heroic pediatrician who rallied a community and brought the fight for justice to national attention comes a powerful firsthand account of the Flint water crisis--a dramatic story of failed democracy and inspiring citizen advocacy and action. In the heart of the world's wealthiest nation, one hundred thousand people were poisoned by the water supply for two years--with the knowing complicity of their government. Written by the crusading pediatrician who helped turn the crisis into a transformative movement for change, What the Eyes Don't See is a devastating insider chronicle of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. With persistence and single-minded sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. The book explores the horrific reality of how misguided austerity policies and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. A medical and scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See grapples with our country's history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona--an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist--whose family roots in social justice activism buoyed her through the fight for justice in Flint. It captures a timely and essential story of how communities can come together to fight for social justice, even in opposition to their own governments.

If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available. 

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to the discussion. To help make the most of your virtual program experience, we have compiled some tips and resources. For those that plan on meeting in person simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends Activity Room.

Registration Required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Creativebug Spotlight Program: Book Safe

Creativebug* boasts more than 1,000 arts and crafts videos and tutorials. In September, the library is happy to highlight one specific class for a grab-and-go kit: Book Safe. With step-by-step instructions provided by video, you will be able to create the perfect gift or ideal hiding spot for a beloved item.

Each kit will contain:

  1. Cutting tool/X-acto
  2. Glue brush
  3. Glue
  4. Straightedge ruler
  5. Hardcover book 

You will need to supply at home:

  1. Sandpaper (optional)
  • Registration for this grab-and-go kit will take place beginning Thursday, August 26, while supplies last.
  • Individuals will be notified via email when kits are ready. Kit pick-up will take place from September 13-18. 

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug to get started today.

 

*a CPL Library card is required in order to use Creativebug

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Seniors Book Group September 2021

Beginning in September, the Senior Book Group will once again be meeting in person in the Friends' Activity Room. Join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:00PM as we discuss: 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

ADA 31th Anniversary Logo Red white and blue; 7-26-1990 to 7-26-2021

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. This month marks the 31th anniversary of the ADA and  Below are some books that feature characters with disabilities. Did we miss your favorite book? Add it below in the comments. 

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