Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers.

Registration opens October 25.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, November 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Tuesday, December 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

A screening of “A Continuing Series of Small Indignities: A Personal Conversation About Race,” a documentary film, is the impetus for a community discussion on race and building a more inclusive, accepting and safe community. The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition will host the screening on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. It will be followed by a moderated community conversation and panel discussion featuring Harris, filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, and other representatives from the Canton community.

The documentary, produced and directed by Michigan filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, premiered at the 2017 Freep Film Festival and was also been shown at the Trinity International Film Festival and the Royal Starr Film Festival. It follows the personal experience of 59-year-old Rodney Harris as he recounts a lifetime of subtle and not-so-subtle racism.

The event is coordinated by the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC).

This Not in Our Town event is November 3 at 7:00 PM at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI. There is no cost to attend.

Teens, We Want You!

CPL TEENS, WE WANT YOU

Have you ever read a book everyone else loved only to think it's terrible - and wonder why no one else says so? Or been assigned a book for school that you thought would be totally lame - until it changed your life? Maybe you were feeling depressed until you opened a book that made your day - by making you lol. These are the stories we want to hear! 

 

We're looking for book reviews written by our teen patrons. We want to hear what YOU think. What book do your friends need to read? What book should they avoid at all costs?

 

Stop by the teen space to fill out a paper book review OR use this form to write and email it! We'll post your review in the library, on our website, or on our social media.

 

Help us help you find good reads! 

Do you want to improve your public speaking? Are you afraid of speaking in front of groups of people? You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You'll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, October 18. 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!

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • Retirement Benefits Committee
    • Director’s Evaluation Committee
  • Approve Resolution to Close Employee Division in MERS Defined Benefit Plan and Adopt Non-MERS Defined Contribution Plan
  • Connect Your Summer 2017 review
  • Proposal for 2018 renovation of staff area
  • 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Director’s Evaluation (closed session) – roll-call vote
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Arm Knitting

Come join fellow crafters and learn a new skill-arm knitting! Arm knitting is a new way to create yarn crafts without the need for special tools! We will show you how to create a beautiful scarf quickly and easily. All supplies will be provided. Previous experience is NOT necessary. Registration required. Adults 18+. 

 

“Yarn Ball Closeup” by LollyKnit is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, November 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Registration required.

Canton Public Safety invites all Canton seniors to learn more about personal safety on November 8 from 12:00-3:00PM at the Summit on the Park.   This free informative seminar will help you learn new techniques to keep you and your family safe.  Speakers, interactive booths, lunch, and give-a-ways are just a few highlights of this event. Pre-Registration is required to participate. For more information and to register, call Canton Community Senior Services at 734-394-5485.

Help us celebrate Teen Read Week this year. Stop by the Teen Space and place your vote for your 'Top Ten' favorite nominated YA books of 2017. National winners will be announced the following week, along with Canton Teens' favorites! After you vote, make sure to pick up a sweet treat from the Teen desk. 

Check out the full list of nominated books here

“The benefits of reading books include a longer life in which to read them.”  –A. Bashivi, M. D. Slade, B. R. Levy. (Social Science & Medicine. Vol 164. Sept, 2016)

 Jeremy Black offers a historian's interpretation from the perspective of the late 2010s, assessing James Bond in terms of the greatly changing world order of the Bond years--a lifetime that stretches from 1953, when the first novel appeared, to the present. Black argues that the Bond novels--the Fleming books as well as the often-neglected novels authored by others after Fleming died in 1964--and films drew on current fears in order to reduce the implausibility of the villains and their villainy.  Class, place, gender, violence, sex, race--all are themes that Black scrutinizes through the ongoing shifts in characterization and plot. His well-informed and well-argued analysis provides a fascinating history of the enduring and evolving appeal of James Bond.

Also available in: e-book

"In An Extraordinary Time, acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson recounts the global collapse of the postwar economy in the 1970s. While economists struggle to return us to the high economic growth rates of the past, Levinson counterintuitively argues that the boom years of the 1950s and 1960s were an anomaly; slow economic growth is the norm-no matter what economists and politicians may say. Yet these atypical years left the public with unreasonable expectations of what government can achieve. When the economy failed to revive, suspicion of government and liberal institutions rose sharply, laying the groundwork for the political and economic polarization that we're still grappling with today. A sweeping reappraisal of the last sixty years of world history, An Extraordinary Time describes how the postwar economic boom dissipated, undermining faith in government, destabilizing the global financial system, and forcing us to come to terms with how tumultuous our economy really is"--.

Feeling a bit confused about Microsoft products on the computer? Want to brush up on your skills? Learn your way around Microsoft Office Word with Gale Courses. Start off with Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 (the same product we have at the library). Once you feel comfortable, you can move on to the Intermediate Word 2016 class. Already feel comfortable with Microsoft Word? Gale offers classes on a range of Microsoft Office Products including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and more! 

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, October 18th. 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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