Thursday, July 19 - 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.

 

Friday, July 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. 

Friday, July 20 - 10:00 AM

Have you always wanted to make your own t-shirt, socks, or canvas bag? Come to our all ages Family Fun Tie Dye Program and have a blast tie dying your own clothes! This is a wonderful chance to learn about color and design in a fun and creative atmosphere.

You must bring your own shirts, socks, canvas bags, pillow cases, etc. that you want to dye. Be sure to wear old clothes because the dye will stain! See you on July 20, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.!

 

Rain date for this program will be July 27, 2018

Friday, July 20 - 10:00 AM

Did you know that you can access thousands of eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, movies, music, comics and magazines on your computer, smart phone or mobile device, just by registering with your Canton Public Library card? Check out our eMedia page for details. We can help you get started.

Stop in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to get one-on-one help from the friendly experts at the Information desk. Get set up and build confidence without feeling rushed. Just bring your device and your desire to learn!* No registration required-just drop in.

*Kindle users must bring Amazon login information as well.

Friday, July 20 - 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, July 20 - 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. 

Saturday, July 21 - 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 Wednesday 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.

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM - Web Express computers
  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers
Saturday, July 21 - 10:00 AM

Please join us as Nonfiction Book Group reads:

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor, the narrative dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets-and our food and culture-have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.

Saturday, July 21 - 2:00 PM
The Big Book of the Alola Region Cover

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 Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon** for battling or trading.
  • Pokemon Go lures will be dropped throughout the party for Pokemon Go Trainers.***

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 or trade in Pokemon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon participants must bring their own 3DS with Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon game with a Rotom Pokedex.

***To play Pokemon Go, participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Sunday, July 22 - 9:00 AM

The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting vendors and a thriving community spirit. We are thrilled to connect with our community, offering storytimes and activities to enhance your Farmer's Market experience.

Join us at the market on the following Sundays. Storytimes will take place at 10:00AM and 12:00PM:

Monday, July 23 - 9:00 AM

DIA Away: Think Like an Artist is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for people of all ages. It brings educational, hands-on art experiences across the tri-county area and will be visiting us here at Canton Public Library. 

This incredible program is housed in a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53’ double-expandable trailer. Inside, participants will discover some of the ways artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

Monday, July 23 - 10:00 AM
Dancing Children

Enjoy a half hour of tunes that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Intended particularly for caregivers with new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun together and build gross motor skills. No registration required.

Monday, July 23 - 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, July 24 - 2:00 PM

Since 1989, Dan Briere and The Little Creatures Co. have been providing fun and educational animal programs throughout the southeastern Michigan area. His colorful collection of animals includes many types of non-venomous snakes and lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians and amphibians, large invertebrates, small mammals and tropical birds. Each animal's natural history, physiology and habits are taught in an age appropriate manner. He promotes wildlife conservation and also includes animals that are captive-bred and are not wild caught. Many of Dan's animals have been adopted and rescued from local animal shelters, police departments and private citizens. So come meet Dan and all of his Little Creatures!

​Due to the nature of this program and the animals being presented, THIS PROGRAM IS SET, BY THE PROGRAMMER, FOR PATRONS AGES 6 AND UP. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES REGISTRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. CHILDREN AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING ADULTS WILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE ADMITTED.  Registration begins June 21, 2018

Tuesday, July 24 - 6:30 PM

Go! Ice Cream of Ypsilanti was founded by Rob Hess on the belief that dessert is a good thing, a sweet enhancement to a life well-lived. His goal is to bring more flavor to life through bold versions of classic ice creams and adventurous new flavor combinations.

Rob will bring both his expertise and delicious ice cream to the Canton Public Library for a special ice cream tasting. Experience the evolution of classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate and then indulge in some more exotic hand crafted flavors.

This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration will begin June 21. 

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