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ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 14 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 21 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time.

No registration required.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

 

Did you miss our Storytime at the Farmers Market this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an beat the heat storytime you can do at home. 

From Storytime

Got to dance by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

A young city girl dances away the summertime blues with her grandfather.

 

Did you miss our Octopus Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an under-the-sea storytime you can do at home. 

 

From Storytime

Awesome arms by Felicia Macheske

Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. For more animal guessing mysteries, check out the rest of the Guess What series.

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation's heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities--and the people who live in them? In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach shows us what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He draws from his decades of experience working in America's cities, and pulls in insightful research and data, to spotlight these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social, and political context. Mallach explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. The Divided City offers strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity. Mallach makes a compelling case that these strategies must be local in addition to being concrete and focusing on people's needs education, jobs, housing and quality of life. Change, he argues, will come city by city, not through national plans or utopian schemes. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, grounded picture of the transformation of America's older industrial cities. It is neither a dystopian narrative nor a one-sided "the cities are back" story, but a balanced picture rooted in the nitty-gritty reality of these cities. The Divided City is imperative for anyone who cares about cities and who wants to understand how to make today's urban revival work for everyone.--Amazon.com.

"A unique, revelatory portrait of small-town America: the activities, changes, and events that shape this mostly unseen part of our national landscape, and the issues and concerns that matter to the ordinary Americans who make these towns their home. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-prop airplane, visiting small cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs, seeking to take the pulse and discern the outlook of an America that is unreported and unobserved by the national media. Attending town meetings, breakfasts at local coffee shops, and events at local libraries, they have listened to the challenges and problems that define American lives today. Our Towns is the story of their journey--an account of their visits to twenty-one cities and towns: the individuals they met, the stories they heard, and their portrait of the many different faces of the American future"--.

"How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland's models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world."--Publisher's description.

Buongiorno! Have you been interested in learning another language but haven't had a chance to make it to Bilingual Storytime? Fear not, here is what we did August 2nd in our Italian/English Bilingual Storytime. We had a great time learning how to count to ten in Italian. Enjoy!

 

Stories and Songs from Storytime

We took some time to sing our ABC's, listen to Skinnamarink, and do a bit of Jumping and Counting (by the awesome Jim Gill) so that we could be ready to count in English before tackling our number in Italian.

Stories we read:

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Learning how to use QuickBooks to its full potential, goes far beyond learning the basic features of the program.  Even many experienced QuickBooks users often struggle when applying certain business situations to QuickBooks. In this course, you’ll learn how to utilize many of the more in-depth features and applications. It is designed for those QuickBooks users that already feel that they have a good grasp on the basics, or those that have successfully completed the Introduction to QuickBooks course.  Whether you are a small business owner, bookkeeper or accountant needing a QuickBooks refresher, after taking this course, you’ll feel more confident and secure in accounting for your business.      

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, August 15. 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!

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