Thursday, April 22 - 10:00 AM — cancelled
Monarch Butterfly

**Due to the increase of COVID cases in the area we've decided to close the library to in person programming for the time being. As a result, we cannot hold the spring sessions of the Wings of Wonder Storytime in the butterfly garden. We will, however, broadcast the storytimes via Facebook live on a week by week basis at the scheduled time. We will see you online beginning April 15, 10:00AM!** (edited 4/14)

Families with young children ages 0-5 looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for outdoor Wings of Wonder Storytime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories and connection. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the back of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and bring some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please note that the storytime will be between 20-30 minutes and WILL NOT be followed by an open play time.

Due to an abundance of caution and continued physical distancing, this program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a "family circle" for up to 4 people - please register using the card of your child aged 0-5. Due to MDHHS guidelines updated since our last storytime session, masks WILL be required for all attendees over 5 years of age in the family circles. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance. Registration dates for all sessions are listed below. If you are unable to attend or secure a spot, we will be live streaming this event on our Facebook page.

In addition to physical distancing measures during the program, we are asking that families remain at least 6 feet apart when walking to the programming space.

Together we can follow these guidelines and have a wonderful storytime experience.

 

Thursday, April 22 - 2:00 PM

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, April 22 at 2:00pm via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses: 

His only wife : a novel by Peace A. Medie
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course--Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she is moved from her small hometown of Ho to live in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, a place of wealth and sophistication where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through. Or maybe not?

His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules. 

This book is available immediately on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Thursday, April 22 - 7:00 PM
Kids aged 8-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are invited to join us and explore various STEAM topics. First, kids will be introduced to a topic and the supporting ideas behind it. From there, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example. Challenging, unusual and different, these programs are a great way to exercise the brain in the most fun way possible.
  • One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the live program.

 

Registration for the May program begins April 22 at 9:00 AM. 

Friday, April 23 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, April 23 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. We discuss single titles every other week over the course of multiple meetings. The weeks between book discussions, we have a general conversation group. It generally takes us three to five book discussion meetings to finish a title, but new members are welcome at all times. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, April 23 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Saturday, April 24 - 10:00 AM — Cancelled due to library closure
Hat shadow and underwear shadow with blue to red background.

**Due to library closure, this program has been canceled for April. All registered patrons have been notified via email. This program has been rescheduled for a virtual ZOOM session on Saturday May 15 at 10:00AM.  Registration for the May session will begin on April 22 at 9:00AM**

Who will win? Hats vs. Underwear in this Virtual Storytime Battle! Come join us for a special edition of family storytime and cheer for your favorite! Participants ages 0-5 will; listen to stories, sing songs, and dance to music. Registrants will also receive a kit with activities to complete and share during the Zoom event. 

 

Note: please schedule your curbside appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

Monday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Enjoy fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills and reading competency through reading, 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 a Lit Lab Kit with programming supplies, a book to add to your home library, and take home tips for easy everyday literacy ideas.

For caregivers and children aged 4-9.  All activities and giveaways while supplies last.

 

Registration is required.  

  • Please register one family member aged 4-9 for the program. One kit per family. If you include additional family members aged 4-9 in the note field when registering we may be able to provide supplies for each child. 
  • One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the virtual program via Zoom.
  • Registration for the "Community" begins March 25. Space is limited.
Tuesday, April 27 - 6:00 PM — Cancelled due to library closure

April

DUE TO LIBRARY CLOSURE APRIL'S TINA TAKE-OUT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

The Breakaways Graphic Novel will move to May. 

May

This is NOT a Book Club (TINA): TINA Take-Out is not your traditional book club. Patrons ages 10-13 are invited to register for this month's tasty book and side treat. 

Register for this program starting April 22nd. Pick-up your free book and craft kit, read the book, and then join us on May 25th will hangout and talk about the book, create your side craft, and compete for prizes in our live trivia event! 

Due to limited space, PLEASE REGISTER 1 SPOT PER FAMILY. In the notes field add the number of siblings ages 10-13 who will also be attending the zoom meeting so we can pack additional craft supplies in their Take-Out Kit. 

This month's TINA Take-Out features;

  • MAIN COURSE: the SWEET read, The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson ; colors by Kevin Czap. This graphic novel is great for Raina Telgemeier fans.
  • SIDE DISH: the JELLY side dish craft, DIY Friendship Keychain.

 

Note: please schedule your curbside appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf

Tuesday, April 27 - 7:00 PM

The Canton Adult Writers’ Group is for aspiring and experienced writers of all genres. We meet twice a month virtually (second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm) to discuss our works in progress, give each other constructive feedback, and discuss the ins and outs of the writing and publishing process. If you’re looking for motivation to make writing a regular habit, come join us! Email Kristy at cooperk@cantonpl.org for information on how to join us virtually.

Thursday, April 29 - 10:00 AM — cancelled
Monarch Butterfly

**Due to the increase of COVID cases in the area we've decided to close the library to in person programming for the time being. As a result, we cannot hold the spring sessions of the Wings of Wonder Storytime in the butterfly garden. We will, however, broadcast the storytimes via Facebook live on a week by week basis at the scheduled time. We will see you online beginning April 15, 10:00AM!** (edited 4/14)

Families with young children ages 0-5 looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for outdoor Wings of Wonder Storytime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories and connection. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the back of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and bring some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please note that the storytime will be between 20-30 minutes and WILL NOT be followed by an open play time.

Due to an abundance of caution and continued physical distancing, this program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a "family circle" for up to 4 people - please register using the card of your child aged 0-5. Due to MDHHS guidelines updated since our last storytime session, masks WILL be required for all attendees over 5 years of age in the family circles. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance. Registration dates for all sessions are listed below. If you are unable to attend or secure a spot, we will be live streaming this event on our Facebook page.

In addition to physical distancing measures during the program, we are asking that families remain at least 6 feet apart when walking to the programming space.

Together we can follow these guidelines and have a wonderful storytime experience.

 

Friday, April 30 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, April 30 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, April 30 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. We discuss single titles every other week over the course of multiple meetings. The weeks between book discussions, we have a general conversation group. It generally takes us three to five book discussion meetings to finish a title, but new members are welcome at all times. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Monday, May 3 (All day)
Childrens Book Week Poster by Bryan Collier with Black girl flexing on a book

 

Join us for Children's Book Week from Monday, May 3 -- Sunday, May 9. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people.

Visit Every Child a Reader to find printable bookmarks, drawing guides, superpower challenges, and a poster with even more activities

Ramp up the fun with these other suggestions:

  • Dress up as your favorite children's book character.
  • Take the StoryWalk behind the library, through Heritage Park.
  • Browse our Early Literacy resources. Try one out and tell us if you liked it. 
  • Check out a Kids eBook using one of our library apps: Hoopla, Libby, Kanopy.
  • Submit a May We Suggest Kids request to get personalized recommendations.

Don't forget to share your experiences and use the hashtag #ChildrensBookWeek2021 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.

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