Congratulations to the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council 2018 Youth Spelling Bee winner, Elena Schongalla, a 5th grader from Hulsing Elementary, and runner-up, Suraj Makunur, a 5th grader from Gallimore Elementary.

Teen Writers' Studio

Do you love making up stories, poems, or dreaming about writing a novel one day? Do you want to meet other teens who share the same passion? Join us for an informal session where you can meet other writers, do a few exercises, talk about how to improve your work and bounce ideas off each other. You will never be required to share your work, but if you'd like to, this is a safe space and judgment free zone. Open to all middle and high school students. 

Untitled by Elizabeth M is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 21 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 26 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Community Room
Saturday, June 30 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, August 11 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
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Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books delight readers of all ages, but if you're looking for something new after the humorous hijinks of Piggie and Gerald, look no further.

Give one of the following books, authors, or series a try.

What is chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas

Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer. Find more of Jan Thomas' simple and humorous style at J READER THO.

In honor of Women's History Month learn about some of the intelligent and fearless women who have shaped the world's history.

Spanning five centuries, details the lives of sixteen women who've made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

March is Women's History Month! Celebrate by reading about the amazing accomplishments of women throughout history. 

Sonia Sotomayor by Barbara Kramer

Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her love of dance, and her rise to success in that field.

Here's a March 2018 printable program calendar for your convenience. 

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 and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, April 20 through Friday, May 25. There is no Monday morning preschool storytime during our staff renovation. Register online beginning Thursday, March 22.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, April 20 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, April 27 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 4 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 11 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 18 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, May 25 - 2:00 PM Community Room Registration required.

K Club: Engaging Elephants

Do Elephants make friends? We will answer this question and others at our K Club program intended for children ages 4-6. Science skills will be used as we create, explore, and talk about these enormous creatures as well as read some funny stories and make an elephant snack. Our BIG fun will take place on Saturday, April 14, 11:00 - 12:00.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The surprising history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success. This is their story.

In a reconfigured farmhouse just a mile outside of the city limits of Detroit, a Jesuit priest and 25 men, women, and children gathered to celebrate Sunday mass on March 19, 1922. The Reverend Jogn McNichols named the Catholic mission church, Gesu, the Italian word for "Jesus." Gesu became one of Detroit's landmark parishes. At it's peak in the mid-1960s, Gesu School enrolled 1,600 students. Because of Detroit's decline and racial and econimic struggles, Gesu is one of only four Catholic elementary schools that remain in the city..

Last Thursday, our storytime was out of this world. We enjoyed stories all about the solar system and stars. We look forward to seeing you when storytime returns in April, but until then, be sure to enjoy these stories and songs.

Books Read in Storytime

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