Saturday, October 20 - 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, October 20 - 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.

** In lieu of Family Storytime on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, all ages, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Saturday, October 20 - 10:00 AM

Please join us as Nonfiction Book Group reads:

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of...well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.

Saturday, October 20 - 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.

** In lieu of ABC Activity Time on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Saturday, October 20 - 3:00 PM

Escape rooms are a creative, team building exercise. Work together with some news folks to solve a room full of puzzles, and see if you can escape in time! Note, this is the same escape room that was run August 8. Ages 11-18. Registration starts September 21.

Saturday, October 20 - 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, October 21 - 2:00 PM
Photo of Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin c2015 in the children's library before the 2016 renovation.

Join us in thanking Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin for her 38 years of service to the Canton Public Library! One of the first librarians hired to get the newly-established library launched in 1980, Rebecca has played an integral role in the library's success. Please join the library and the community in wishing Rebecca all the best in her retirement.

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 AM

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or game. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Monday, October 22 - 7:00 PM
D&D game play

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming!  Have fun using your imagination and problem-solving skills while meeting and socializing with others who enjoy role-playing games.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is recommended for kids and teens ages 9 years old and up, and no registration is required.

Photo Umberhulks and Mindflayer just wont die! by Rhea C (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Tuesday, October 23 - 4:00 PM

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Tuesday, October 23 - 6:00 PM

When was the last time you wrote a real, paper-and-pen letter? 

E-mail and social media are part of our everyday lives now, but that does not mean we have to let letters fall by the wayside. It’s still lovely to receive a letter in the mail, and it’s equally lovely to sit down and write one.

Whether you’re a regular pen-pal or can’t remember the last letter you wrote, join us for a fun filled letter-writing session. Reach out to family and friends or pen a special note to a service member. This casual, fun filled event will have you feeling nostalgic for good old fashioned snail mail! We’ll have lots of paper, cards, envelopes and even snacks. 

 

Tuesday, October 23 - 7:00 PM

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing.

Tuesday, October 23 - 7:00 PM

Come learn about the detrimental effects that sugar has on your health. This presentation was developed by a local high school student and approved by Dr. Robert Lustig, New York Times best-selling author of Fat Chance and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Topics include: Science, connections to disease, and solutions. This slideshow is ideal for those concerned about metabolic syndrome and its related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

 

Wednesday, October 24 - 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.

Wednesday, October 24 - 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.

** In lieu of ABC Activity Time on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

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