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Gluten Free Support Group - October Session Cancelled

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 : how and where to shop for gluten-free items, how to and where are the best gluten-free restaurants, how to cook for holidays and special events. Guest speakers also will be presenting at different months. Some sample gluten-free food will be available and we hope for the group to share their best recipes as well.  Group meets October 14 at 7:00 PM

Pinterest Live - Trick or Treat Edition

Join us for another edition of our popular Pinterest Live program series.  This time around we tackle Halloween treats for your favorite ghosts and goblins. Staff librarian and crafting enthusiast Laura Fawcett will host as participants roll up their sleeves and attempt to recreate these three "Pins".  All supplies will be provided and registration is required.  Program will take place Thursday October 2 at 7:00 PM. 

From Skeptic to Believer: Inside Paranormal Investigation

Local authors Kathleen Tedsen and Beverlee Rydel from Haunted Travels of Michigan will share details of their personal paranormal research. Together, these two sisters have traveled tens of thousands of miles around Michigan in search of the state's most haunted locations. Beginning as skeptics, what they have personally witnessed and recorded challenged their beliefs. Join us Tuesday October 21 at 7:00 PM.

Nonfiction Book Group 2015 Reading List

The Nonfiction Book Group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM. No registration required.


Nonfiction Book Group 2014 Reading List

The Nonfiction Book Group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM. No registration required.

The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter - November 15, 2014 


Savvy Seniors

The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 23, 2014—the first day of fall. This year’s theme, Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.  Go4Life has several instructional videos featuring strength building exercises.  Canton Public Library offers these DVDs. 

Discover tai chi for fitness [videodisc] by Created and produced by Scott Cole

How to stay fit as you age [videodisc] by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura

Age of champions [videodisc] by Documentary Foundation presents a film by Christopher Rufo & Keith Ochwat

Gliding. For the active older adult [videodisc]

Easy does it! [videodisc]: staying active, staying fit: no-impact fitness video

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, October Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 Noon in Group Study Room A Friday, October 3rd, 17th and 31st.

The K Club

"Jump into Fall" at our K Club program on Saturday, October 4 from 2:00-2:45 pm. Stories, crafts and a snack will all be centered around pumpkins, leaves and other fall favorites. This program is designed for children ages 4-6.

Caregiver and Baby Yoga

On Friday, October 3 from 10:00-10:45 AM, local yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva, returns to CPL with her newborn to teach soothing and fun yoga poses to both you and your baby. Bring your own blanket and/or yoga mat to relax on and have quality one on one time with your babe. Recommended for caregivers with children aged 12 months and under. Registration is required and begins on Friday, September 19.

Beginning Excel 2010


Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday, October 2 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

New OverDrive App Available

A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!  This update features the following changes:
  • The long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process.
  • The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to http://app.overdrive.com.
  • Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.
First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.  For more information and help visit the OverDrive Help page.  

Hoopla and Internet Explorer 11

We hope you are using your Canton Library card to enjoy streaming music, movies, television and audiobooks through Hoopla!  However, we have recently learned that Hoopla does not fully support Internet Explorer 11. Hoopla does support earlier versions of this software (8, 9 or 10).  
Not sure if you have Internet Explorer 11?  Go to Hoopladigital.com and look at the bottom of your screen, if you see a bright blue bar, please consider using an alternative browser, such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for access to Hoopla.  

Tarot Card Reading 101

October 27, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Join us for a lesson on tarot card reading with the staff from Illuminate Your Spirit. Learn how to use tarot cards and your intuition to bring you guidance for yourself and for your friends. This is a fun start to a perfect relationship with Tarot.

Topics covered will be:
  • What does it mean to be psychic, and do I need to be psychic to read the cards
  • What are the major & minor cards
  • Giving readings for yourself and friends.
You may bring your own deck.
Recommended for those 12 and up.

Celebrate Teen Read Week: Book Page Necklace

October 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.  Make a cool book page necklace to celebrate Teen Read Week.  We'll supply everything you need.  For Teens.  Registration required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Someone by Alice McDermott. We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood.

For Those Who Liked Eragon

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen


Sabriel by Garth Nix


The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud


Dragon keeper by Carole Wilkinson


Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey


The eye of the world by Robert Jordan


Dragons of autumn twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais

Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014

Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!


Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley


Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014.