On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed before a crowd of people at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, New York. Fifty-two years after his death, Malcolm X remains a highly controversial figure who was both loved and feared by many for his views. Check out some of the biographies below to learn more about him.

A biography of the powerful leader in the struggle for blacks to acieve equality.

A biography of one of the Civil Rights' most prominent and controversial leaders.

Malcolm X by Renee Graves

A biography of Malcolm X, focusing on the incidents that led to his belief that blacks should be willing to use any tactics necessary to secure their freedom and equality.

Meditation in Motion

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:45PM, to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. 

This program is designed for patrons aged 8 and up and their caregivers.

In March's session, participants will be exploring the act of seeing beauty and creating meaningful connections through Meditation in Motion.  All who attend will be exercising their own creativity by making Mandalas to take home.

In April's session, participants will practice the act of rising up amidst times of struggle, creating an origami lotus flower to symbolize new growth and perseverance.   

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 29 -
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room Rising Up like a Lotus Flower

Movie Madness

In anticipation of the release of the live action telling of Beauty and the Beast on March 17, we will be showing the ORIGINAL Disney Beauty and the Beast just one day before! Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees."

-Amelia Earhart

Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

If you plant a seed by Kadir Nelson

While planting seeds in their garden, two animals learn the value of kindness.

Each kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5.These activities help develop pre-reading skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend and participate, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room starting Monday, April 10 through Friday, May 19. Please pick a Monday or a Friday session.

Register for Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am

Register for Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 10 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, April 14 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, April 17 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, April 21 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, April 24 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, April 28 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, May 1 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, May 5 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, May 8 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, May 12 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

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Canton Seniors Book Discussion: April 27, 2017

Please join the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group to discuss: 

Killing Jesus : a history by Bill O'Reilly

Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable-- and changed the world forever.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, April 27 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room

Please join the Canton Seniors Book Discussion as we discuss:

The excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
Also available in: large print

Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.

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