Join us and discover this fascinating world through a photographer's eye. This course will address the special needs and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home. We'll focus on specific tips for digital photographers, and how to use both traditional techniques as well as those unique to digital equipment.  

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, September 12. 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!

 

Put It in Writing

When was the last time you wrote a real, paper-and-pen letter? 

E-mail and social media are part of our everyday lives now, but that does not mean we have to let letters fall by the wayside. It’s still lovely to receive a letter in the mail, and it’s equally lovely to sit down and write one.

Whether you’re a regular pen-pal or can’t remember the last letter you wrote, join us for a fun filled letter-writing session. Reach out to family and friends or pen a special note to a service member. This casual, fun filled event will have you feeling nostalgic for good old fashioned snail mail! We’ll have lots of paper, cards, envelopes and even snacks. 

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, October 23 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: October 25, 2018

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

When Mardi Jo Link finds herself a newly single mother after nineteen years of marriage, she makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to stay in her century old-farmhouse and continue raising her three boys on well-water, chopping wood, and dirt. Armed with an unflagging sense of humor and a relentless optimism that would put Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to shame, Link and her resolute accomplices struggle through one long, hard year of blizzards, foxes, bargain cooking, rampaging poultry, a zucchini-growing contest, and other challenges. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 25 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

LowTech'tober October 2018

The Canton Public Library is always working to understand the role technology plays in people's lives and provide relevant services and innovative experiences. We also know that mobile devices and electronic gadgets are consuming more and more of our time. Inspired by the book Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi, we are introducing LowTech'tober a month long programming theme designed to promote community wellness and technology balance. Throughout the month of October we will be offering tips as well as programs and activities to help you pursue a balanced use of technology in daily life. 

Put It In Writing - Join us for an opportunity to write a good old fashioned paper letter.

Bad Art Night -  Leave your phone at home and join us for a freestyle crafting event.

Low Tech Day - Join us in the Children's Library for fun, technology free activities

Fall Florals - Create a gorgeous centerpiece to enjoy at home. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

2018 Family Music Fest

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Join us for a free, all day, ALL AGES music celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2018. No registration required.

10:00AM - Mr Nick and Ms Angie Davio LIVE in Concert - Hailing from the Windy City of Chicago, Mr Nick is an accomplished music teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Children's Theatre. He's even rocked out at the Lollapalooza family stage! He will be joined by his wife, Angie, to share their wonderful, family-fun music. This performance is recommended for our younger patrons and their familes and will take place instead of the mornings' Family Storytime.

11:30AM - Motor City Street Dance Academy - MCSDA works to enhance the lives of their mentees through hip-hop, break dancing, physical activity and healthy living. Using their main method called S.E.E.D. (Spreading the Elements Everywhere in Detroit), their program builds community through networking and confidence through the dance elements of hip hop. Since its conception in 2015, S.E.E.D. has created 8 different dance crews in Southwest Detroit. Watch members of these crews share their street dancing skills, including popping, locking, and hip-hop freestyle. You might also learn a thing or two about this awesome dance movement.

12:15-1:45PM - Face Paint Day Break provided by VIBE Credit Union in the Friends' Activity Room. Don't want to go home for lunch? Bring your own packed lunch and fuel up for our 2:00PM music performance right on site. AND get your face painted! 

2:00PM - PanaMO Trio - Detroit’s “PanaMO” is a renowned Latin Jazz ensemble led by the Panamanian Master percussionist and composer Obed Succari. Named as a portmanteau of “Panama” and “Motown,” the band performs a repertoire of original music and jazz standards that have been rearranged to reflect a strong Latin flavor. Their music is a mixture of Afro-Latin rhythms that embraces modernity while respecting the essence of the music’s roots.

4:00PM - Sumkali - Sumkali is a diverse music group made up of members from North and South India and the American Midwest. For over a decade Sumkali has created, collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the USA to create music with a truly global appeal.

[heart music] by David Drexler licensed under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

First Lego League Robotics Demo and Mindstorm Programming Session

Join us in welcoming The Pika-Bots.

The Pika-Bots, team 27170, is a FIRST LEGO LEAGUE team base at Gallimore Elementary School. They are composed of 4th and 5th grade students, both boys and girls. This is their third season competing and have learned a lot about programming an EV3 using LEGO mindstorm software.  Please join them as they teach coding basics and demoing some more complicated algorithms.  All kids young and old are welcome.  We encourage those who have an EV3 kit to bring it.  If you do have a kit, please create the following booklet robot:

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Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

K Club: Monster Bash

Goofy Monsters and Halloween Fun will be a part of our K Club program on Saturday, October 27. We will use creative skills to make our own original monsters, watch a monster science experiment, and design a cool, creepy snack. K Club is designed for children ages 4-6 who are prek/kindergarten or first grade. Registration required. Costumes welcome.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Halloween, Monsters Registration required.

For this month, Lego engineers were challenged to build a trap for Newt Scamander to catch a Fantastic Beast! The requirements were;

  1. Lure: how will you attract the beast to go into the trap?
  2. Capture: how does your trap contain the beast without hurting it?
  3. Calm: how does your trap calm the beast so it can travel safely?

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or game. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Children's Library

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