Please note that the January meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on January 18. The February Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. 

Today we honor the life Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 88 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April, 1968 was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated a national day of service in 1994.

Did you miss Storytime this past Thursday? Have no fear! Here are the wonderful books we read and some extra books for you to enjoy all about the amazing world of Art. See you next week!

From Storytime

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Preliminary 2018 Monthly Board Meeting Agendas
  • Board Committees
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

Did you miss our Winter Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a chilly storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

The first day of winter by Denise Fleming

A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first ten days of winter.

The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, X: A Novel, is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join one of our discussions! The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will be discussing X on February 22, 2018 and CPL's Lunch and a Book will be discussing X on March 8, 2018.

 

X : a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. Losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement.

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All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, January 17. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

 

Did you miss our Construction Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a mighty storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

This Friday the hotly anticipated film The Post opens at area theaters. Set in 1971, the film tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, and the race to publish the Pentagon Papers, which exposed a massive government cover-up about the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War spanning three decades. Starring Meryl Streep as Washington Post publisher, Katherine Graham,  and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, it was directed by Steven Spielberg. For some background on this historic period, check out some of the Library's resources.

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January 1, 1660. Samuel Pepys began writing his famous diary in which he chronicled life in London  - including the Great Plague during 1664 and 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666.

January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, freeing the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union.

January 1, 1892. Ellis Island was opened in New York Harbor. Over 20 million immigrants were processed there until it closed in 1954.

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