Saturday, December 15 - 9:00 AM

Are you looking to build a foundation of strong computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account? Every public computer in the library now has self-guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more, with trusted experts on hand every Saturday morning to answer any questions you may have or connect you to additional resources. Computer Skills Help for Beginners provides a safe space to build confidence and learn the things you need to feel “computer savvy” in the Digital Age.

 

  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers
  • Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM - Web Express computers

 

Saturday, December 15 - 10:00 AM

Please join us as the Nonfiction Book Group reads:

Saturday, December 15 - 10:00 AM
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.

Saturday, December 15 - 10:30 AM
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.

 

 

Saturday, December 15 - 2:00 PM
Lit Lab Logo

 

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

 

Saturday, December 15 - 4:00 PM

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons of all ages with special needs and their families and/or caregivers. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Sunday, December 16 - 1:00 PM

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

*Please note there will be no tutoring during the week of finals on January 21, 22 or 24.

Sunday, December 16 - 3:30 PM

Get help with those tech issues you can't quite figure out on your own. We've assembled a team of tech savvy volunteers to help you find the answers to your computer and smartphone questions. Whether you need help while working on a project on our computers, setting up an e-mail address, or downloading an app on your phone, we can help. Volunteers are available at our Web Express computers Sundays 3:30 - 5:30 PM. No appointment or registration required.

Computer Skills Help for Beginners, to learn foundational skills through activities, will also be offered on Sundays from 3:30-5:30 PM.

Sunday, December 16 - 3:30 PM

Are you looking to build a foundation of strong computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account? Every public computer in the library now has self-guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more, with trusted experts on hand every Saturday morning to answer any questions you may have or connect you to additional resources. Computer Skills Help for Beginners provides a safe space to build confidence and learn the things you need to feel “computer savvy” in the Digital Age.

 

  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers
  • Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM - Web Express computers

 

Monday, December 17 - 6:00 PM

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

*Please note there will be no tutoring during the week of finals on January 21, 22 or 24.

Monday, December 17 - 7:00 PM
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry.

Tuesday, December 18 - 6:00 PM

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

*Please note there will be no tutoring during the week of finals on January 21, 22 or 24.

Tuesday, December 18 - 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating family, snow, and all things winter! A reindeer from Carousel Acres will be visiting with us outside as the Canton Express will be giving train rides around the loop, so please dress for the weather! Then come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. Enjoy while supplies last.

No registration required and all ages are welcome.

Tuesday, December 18 - 7:30 PM

CPL is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees of community members elected quadrennially on a nonpartisan ballot. The Board meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. You are invited to attend.

See the Board blog for the latest agendas, minutes, and other news. The Board Archive lists all records available online. Minutes for previous years are available in hard copy format on request.

 

Wednesday, December 19 - 10:00 AM

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and language. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

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