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Starfish Family Services: Social and Emotional Development - CANCELLED

On Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Social and Emotional Development. Participants will learn about the different stages of social and emotional development in children. This will include self-awareness and self-regulation of emotions, as well as, social knowledge and understanding. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server is up and running on Tuesday, June 23, from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. 

Plush Pajama Storytime

Stuffed animals and starry nights come together for our Pajama Storytime on Tuesday, July 14, 7:00-8:00. Children ages 3-7 can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to this program that will savor the charms of nighttime. Activities, stories and a snack will be included. Registration begins June 25.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

 If you give a Mouse a Cookie will be the star of this lively program on Monday, June 29, 10:00-10:45 AM.  Children ages 3-7 can come celebrate this classic story with crafts, activities, and of course, a cookie. Registration begins May 26.

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch 048Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting) on July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Participants must bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 8-12) and begins June 25.  No registration needed for spectators.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on July 23.

Quidditch 048 by Pioneer Library System (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Battle Bunny Book Transformation

Battle Bunny coverWho says you shouldn't write in a book?  Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations.  This program is for ages 9-12.  Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament

Light InfantrymanEngage in a little friendly competition -- in your mind -- with a Dungeons & Dragons-based tournament game.  Role-play the part of a competitor in a fantasy tournament.  The player who lasts the longest wins a prize!  Swords will clash on Wednesday, July 8, 7:00-8:00 PM.  no registration required, but players must be present at the beginning of the event to participate.

Photo Character - Light Infantryman & Cleric by Matthew Hodgson (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in August

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is August 24, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - June

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is June 22, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Teen Lumi Solar Art T-Shirts

June 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring your own t-shirts. Lumi Shadow Printing involves leaving specially dyed shirts out in the sun. The color holds where the sun hits, but not in shadow, so you can create fantastic silhouettes with cut outs. For Teens. Registration starts May 26.

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Butterfly Garden in Our Backyard

Join us for an outdoor adventure in the library's Butterfly Garden. We'll share a few stories, explore outside, make a little something, and observe the library's butterflies. 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00-8:00 PM

Summertime Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. 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 play together as a family. 


Tuesday, June 23 @ 10:00-10:30 AM - Songs about Food
Tuesday, July 28 @ 7:00-7:30 PM  - Songs about Water
Monday, August 10 @ 10:00-10:30 AM -  Songs inspired by Superheroes. Superhero costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, June 27 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

CYS Kick Off Celebration

Join us Monday, June 15 for our 2015 Connect Your Summer reading program Kick Off Celebration. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to stop in and learn about this year's badges and all of the exciting ways to earn them. Staff will be on hand to help you get started and explain all the ways to win exciting prizes. Fun activities will also be happening throughout the day:
  • Decorate your own tote bag* to carry your summer reading library haul
  • Make and take your very own bookmark.
  • Meet live characters and take your picture at our Photo-Op Stop 
  • Enjoy a mini storytime
  • Get a temporary tattoo*
  • Enjoy other special treats & surprises
All activities will take place from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM in the Community Room.  *AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Great Craft Challenge

Put your crafting ability to the test. Participants will be given a random bag of craft supplies and the challenge to create something awesome and original. Prizes will be given for most creative and original creations. All ages welcome and registration is required. Join us July 14 at 6:30 PM.

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer and life coach Soo Porter will be here to discuss clutter and provide some tips to help you organize your life and reduce your stress.  Join us June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.