Monday, June 18 - 10:00 AM

We want you to have your BEST SUMMER EVER! Join us on Monday, June 18 to kick off our 62 Days of Summer celebration. Pick up your 62 Days starter envelope filled with everything you need to share moments, expand your mind and have fun! You are welcome to decorate your envelope at our decoration station, spin the Wheel O' Fun, hit the Photo-op stop for a quick selfie and much more. 

Grab a CPL Library Lover yard sign, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CPL prize patrol. 

Most importantly, a team of staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about our awesome program including reading suggestions, upcoming exciting programs and fun on-site activities. AND don't forget to add a pom pom to our Community Case to show your participation on this day and throughout the summer.

How do you 62?

Monday, June 18 - 7:00 PM
Commonwealth : a novel by Ann Patchett
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

An enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.

Tuesday, June 19 - 2:00 PM

Start your Best Summer Ever ​with our beloved friend Clifford, the BIG Red Dog! Crafts, activities and Big Red Fun will be included in this program as we laugh, share and celebrate Clifford and the start of summer! This program will take place on June 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Designed for children 3-7. Registration begins May 23.

Tuesday, June 19 - 7:00 PM

Grand River Avenue, or Michigan US-16 as it was ultimately designated, is one of Michigan's true "Blue Highways"--an original two-lane, blacktop road still serving as a direct path through roadside America. Originally a Native American trail, this ancient path has been a westbound route from the Straits of Detroit to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan for more than 1,000 years. Over time, it has served as a footpath, horse trail, wagon rut, stagecoach route, plank road, and ultimately a two-lane highway that gave some of America's earliest motorists their first taste of long-distance automobile travel.

Join authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen for an evening of fascinating local history. Jon and Gail will answer all your questions and invite you to share your own memories. You may even be inspired to plan a road trip of your own.

 

Wednesday, June 20 - 2:00 PM

Adam and Stephen have performed over 500 yoyo shows around the world mixing amazing yoyo tricks, skits, and comedy. They use yoyos, stories, and audience participation to create an immersive learning experience.
In addition to their site, YoYoTricks.com, they also run the most successful yoyo channel on youtube which has over 400 yoyo trick tutorials. Through the yoyo trick tutorial videos, they have learned not only how to master difficult content but to communicate that content in an engaging way that yields tangible results in others. We welcome the YoYo Guys to share their tricks with us!

Wednesday, June 20 - 7:00 PM
American Girl Star Logo

Join us as we learn about a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting through crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12. Registration required.

Thursday, June 21 - 9:30 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers,  Meets every Thursday and Friday that the library is open.  Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

Thursday, June 21 - 10:00 AM
Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for 45 minutes of storytime and playtime. Together with a Youth Librarian, 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.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket (in case of inclement weather storytime will be in the Community Room).

No registration is required. For more information about 62 Days of Summer ask at any information desk.

Thursday, June 21 - 2:00 PM

STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art Math and we will have lots of fun exploring STEAM topics through books and hands-on activities. This program is open to children ages three to five years old with a caregiver. Registration is required.

Thursday, June 21 - 2:00 PM

Build your strategic thinking skills while enjoying fun gameplay with the classic board games chess, checkers, and mancala.  Assistance about how to play will be provided, or just find a partner and get started playing.  No registration required, just drop in!  For ages 7 and up.

 

Thursday, June 21 - 4:00 PM

Help us celebrate International Yoga Day by learning the basics of this healthy, calming practice. Local certified yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva-Palani, will share the movements and breathing that can make yoga an important part of a daily routine. This program is geared for children 8 and up with their parents and caregivers. Tweens, Teens and Adults welcome! Don't forget to bring your own mat or towel and wear loose clothing.

Thursday, June 21 - 5:00 PM

Join us for Lemonade Hour on the porch. Ice cold lemonade will be served (while supplies last) during scheduled dates and times. Be sure to stop by to enjoy Canton Public Library's hospitality.

Friday, June 22 - 9:30 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers,  Meets every Thursday and Friday that the library is open.  Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

Friday, June 22 - 11:30 AM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Meets every Friday 12 Noon to 1PM.  Please refer to the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

Friday, June 22 - 12:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished.  Meets every-other Friday at 12 Noon to 1PM.  Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information. 

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