CantonTargetTesting, an ACT preparation nonprofit founded by high school students, is offering free ACT preparation to students. This class is designed to raise students’ scores in the least amount of time by focusing on weaknesses, working on the application of knowledge to the ACT, and learning only the essential content. TargetTesting further increases preparation efficiency by individualizing lessons.
The instructors are experienced on the subject of standardized testing. Prateek Sharma, a senior, scored a 35 on the ACT. Benjamin Yang, a junior, scored a 33 on the ACT. Charlie Hou, a junior, scored a 36 on the ACT. All three scored within the top 1% of test takers nationally. The instructors have also spent time helping fellow students for the ACT in independent efforts in the past year.
Registration through the Canton Public Library website is required to join the class and will be open to those student who have completed their freshman year of high school. This class is a 10-week session which will take place on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:15PM. The first session will be on September 21 and the last will be November 23. Having a library card is a requirement for registration. Please be aware that attendance is mandatory to get the most out of this class. Registration begins on August 25. Any questions regarding class content may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays, 10:00-10:30 AM
Fridays, 1:00-1:30 PM
*Please note that there will be no programs on Monday, October 13 as the library will be closed.
This discussion will help participants build literacy skills, as well as their vocabulary and writing skills.
Program Date: September 20, 2:00 PM
Ahoy landlubbers! Drop in and join me mateys for some swashbuckling fun on Friday, September 19, from 4:00–5:00 PM in the Purple Room. Make a pirate hat and create a treasure map. And while yer at it, grab ye some booty as well. All ages, no registration required.
[Pirate Levi by Anne Marie is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]
and hoping for a delicious snack! Join us for our Pinecone Birdfeeder Craft and Story program on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2:00-2:45 PM. We will read some delightful bird stories and have fun making pinecone birdfeeders using peanut butter and birdseed. The program is open to children ages 4 to 8 years old and their caregivers. Registration starts August 25, 2014. There will be peanut butter at this program!
ABC Activity Times, September 15-October 25:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
- Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
NOTE: There will be no ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 13. The library will be closed for Columbus Day.
Drop-in Family Storytimes, September 15-October October 25:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The whip: a novel by Karen Kondazian — Based on the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer of her daughter.