Saturday, June 15 (All day)

The library will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 13 for Canton Liberty Fest, and will remain closed on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. We will re-open on Sunday, June 16 at 12:00 PM.

Sunday, June 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 Thursday evening and 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.


  • Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM - Web Express computers
  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers
  • Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM - Web Express computers (Till June 16)


Sunday, June 16 - 3:30 PM

We've assembled a team of tech savvy, friendly volunteers to help you feel more confident and comfortable, be it using a computer or a smartphone. 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. No appointment or registration required.

  • Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM - Web Express computers
  • Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM - Web Express computers (Till June 16)

Computer Skills Help for Beginners will also be offered at the same time for those wishing to learn foundational skills through activities.

Monday, June 17 - 10:00 AM

It's time to blast off into the best 62 days of the year! Join us on Monday, June 17 to pick up your summer fun pack and take part in our spacey, fun activities including a rocket photo op stop and a decoration station for your fun pack. Spin the prize wheel for some sweet swag. Pick up a Library Lovers yard sign and possibly get a visit this summer from our CPL prize patrol.

If you cannot make it out on Launch Day, no worries! We will have summer fun packs available at our information desks throughout the summer. Come on in whenever you can to start your Best 62 Days of the Year! 

Our summer program is for patrons aged 0 to 100 and beyond! All activities and snacks for the Launch Day are provided while supplies last.

Monday, June 17 - 7:00 PM

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love, and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter . 

Tuesday, June 18 - 2:00 PM

Catch 'em all at a Pokemon themed party! Stations will be set up with Pokemon crafts, games, and activities. 

  • Bring your own Pokemon cards* and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!** for battling and trading.
  • Make new friends, battle, or trade with Pokemon Go.*** 

If you don't have Pokemon cards or games don't worry! There will also be Pokemon themed crafts and activities that only require your creativity. Be the very best, like no one ever was!

For all ages, no registration required.


*To battle or trade with Pokemon Cards participants are required to bring their own Pokemon cards. 

**To battle and trade with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! participants must bring their own Nintendo Switch with Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let's Go, Evee! game AND have battled your Rival for the first time. Transferring Pokemon from Go to Let's Go, is available after reaching Fuchsia City and is a ONE WAY TRADE.

***To play Pokemon Go, participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle other players, Trainers must be Level 10 or higher. To trade with other players, you must be friends first. 

Tuesday, June 18 - 6:00 PM

Join local chef Mary Spencer for a summertime grilling demonstration. Mary will share all her tips and tricks to make your summer barbeque the best - and will even have samples for you to try. 

Wednesday, June 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 languages. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old. All storytimes will be followed by ABC Activity Time.

Wednesday, June 19 - 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.



Wednesday, June 19 - 2:00 PM

REPCO Wildlife is a private conservation facility whose mission is to help as many species as they can, protect as many ecosystems as possible, and inspire the next generation of children to become wildlife warriors and active stewards of our Earth. They believe education is the key to inspiring a new generation to help make a difference in our world and to make it a better place. Come to their fun, exciting, and educational wildlife program to learn about how adaptation and camouflage saves creature from around the world. Live animals, like the beautiful torgu in the picture attached, will be present. This program is recommended for patrons aged 6 and up.  

Wednesday, June 19 - 7:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! club. Play the card game with some new folks who believe in the "heart of the cards" as much as you do. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. 11 & up. No Registration required.

Thursday, June 20 - 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 20 - 10:00 AM

Explore painting with your young child! This program is open to kids ages zero to 3 years old and their caregivers on June 20, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. We will have a great time painting with our hands and feet creating colorful keepsakes.

Thursday, June 20 - 2:00 PM

Canton Public Library is proud to partner with Wayne State University's Department of Theater & Dance to present live theater in our library.
Miss Electricity unfolds as ten-year-old Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she’s struck by lightning — twice — and gains control over all things electric. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.
For added enjoyment of the production, follow this link to a Michigan Common Core, educational and enriching show guide created by the producers of the show. This show welcomes all ages and abilities.

Thursday, June 20 - 2:00 PM

Make something creative out of mini pom poms with some new folks who love to craft cute things as much as you do! Take your creations home, or show them off by hanging them from our library ceiling to celebrate 62 Days of Summer. Ages 11-18. No registration required.

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