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Sunday Funday: Snowflake Brain Break

Join us for another drop-in Sunday Funday. Give your brain a break from studying, and come in to play a board game, or just make a basic snowflake. 

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to have some fun. 

[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Sylvan ACT Practice Test

Sylvan is back Saturday, February 28, from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM. Teens can attend this session to partake in a full length ACT practice test.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration required.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the ACT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in ACT score from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual ACT test. 

Pinterest Live--Valentine's Card Party

Join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.

Target Family Reading: Love is in the Air

Kids ages 4-8 will fall in love with the fun stories and activities at our Target Family Reading Night on Tuesday, February 17, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Attendees will receive a free book to take home.  Registration begins January 26.
This program is sponsored by the Target Early Literacy Grant.
[Merry Christmas Heart Bokeh by caruba is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]

Chinese New Year Celebration

Join us for a Chinese New year celebration on February 15 at 2:00 PM. Students from the Michigan Chinese School will usher in the Year of the Sheep with a traditional Lion Dance performance and instructors will be on hand to demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy.  No registration required.

Gluten Free Support Group

Have you wondered why everyone is talking about being "gluten-free" ? Are you starting the journey of being gluten-free or have you been without gluten for a long time? This class/support group is for you. Dr. Cynthia Shaft-Toll DC will share health benefits of the gluten-free lifestyle. Join us February 10 at 7:00 PM.

Knit Night - February

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. all ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on February 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles.

Basics of Selling on Ebay

Join eBay education specialist Christina Warren for a 90-minute eBay workshop. This session will cover:

  • Listing items in auction style and in the Buy it Now format  
  • Shipping your sold items while saving time and money
  • What time and day to list your auction-style listings
  •  How to list and relist your fixed price listings
  •  How to price your items to make a profit

Each student will receive packets of eBay-produced materials to take home.  Registration is required and space is limited. Saturday February 21, 2015 1:00 PM.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, February 28 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10-11am

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Tech-Savvy Teen Volunteers Needed

Teen volunteers (aged 14-18) are needed to assist patrons with computer- and Internet-related questions or problems. Several positions are available, weeknights and weekends.
Applications must be submitted (to any service desk) by 6:00 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2014.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: February 26, 2015

90 minutes in heaven: a true story of death & life by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey is our February selection. The Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, February 26 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Community Room this month.  Please request a copy of the book from a librarian at the Information Desk.

  

Nonfiction Book Group February 2015

On Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town by Beth Macy —The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely to fuel the business. But beginning in the 1980s, Bassett suffered from an influx of cheap Asian furniture as the first wave of imports struck, and ultimately moved nearly all its production to Asia. Only one man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man who used grit, tenacity, and will to compete against China and ultimately save his family's company.

Lunch and a Book February 2015

Join us Thursday, February 12 at noon as we discuss:

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him--exactly like him.  Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, February 14

Savvy Seniors Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Program

Wayne County Braille & Talking Book Library is sponsoring a skill-building, self-managment workshop whose goal is to increase your activity level, create healthy habits, improve management of pre-existing conditions, and reduce the need for doctor and hospital visits. 

On January 27 from Noon to 2:00PM, an information meeting will be held  at their offices (30555 Michigan Avenue; Westland, MI).  To reserve a spot call Vanessa at 734-727-7311.  Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30PM, February 5 to March 12.

Savvy Seniors Canton Leisure Services Focus Group

Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday, January 28 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room. Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.