Friday, July 6 - 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 6 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 7 - 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.

Saturday, July 7 - 12:00 PM

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by the 1st Saturday of each month for our Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games, sharpen you mental skills, and meet some new folks! No registration required.

Sunday, July 8 - 2:00 PM
PoGo

Stop by the Canton Public Library during the Pokemon Go Community Day. Our front porch will become a recharge and rehydrate station from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It is important to stay hydrated in the summer heat so we will be handing out cold water while supplies last. Additionally, we will providing charging stations for you to recharge your phone while you rehydrate and socialize with other Pokemon Go players. 

All Ages, No Registration Required

* A Pokemon Go account and mobile device is required to play Pokemon Go. You may use our WiFi to connect to the game.*

Monday, July 9 - 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.

June 29 - Spanish and English.

July 9 - Russian and English.

July 18  - French and English.

July 30 - Mandarin and English.

August 2 - Italian and English.

August 15 - Arabic and English.

[Image hello by Jez used under CC 2.0

Monday, July 9 - 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.

Monday, July 9 - 2:00 PM
colorful marbles

 

Join us on Monday July 9, 2:00-3:30 pm as we celebrate all things marbles!

Play the classic marble game Ringer, make art with marbles, race marbles, and build Lego marble mazes to challenge each other. We will also have a jar filled with marbles - see if you can guess how many! 

All ages welcome, no registration required. 

Monday, July 9 - 6:30 PM

Starfish Family Services provide free, high quality, early literacy training to day care providers, caregivers and parents. They teach topics developed by the independent, non-profit HighScope Educational Research Foundation whose mission it is to train and develop people in early learning commuities. Join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM as Starfish's instructors share one of over 30 training topics. Topics will be announced as they are received from the agency.

June 11 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Participants will learn why parent-teacher conferences are important and how to plan, conduct and evaluate meaning conferences.

​July ​9 - Conflict Resolution: Toddler Temperament

​August 13 - Conflict Resolution: Helping Toddlers Problem Solve

Tuesday, July 10 - 2:00 PM

Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "The Library of Rock" written by Chad Patterson:
When Tommy walks into the library of the town he just moved to, he is in for a surprise. The library from his old town of Dullsville was one that had big wooden shelves, hard wooden chairs and even more wooden people. He wouldn't even know that they were alive if they had not said, "Shhhh!" all the time. So the only things he knows about libraries are that they are places you sat, read and shut up. As he quickly finds out in his new town of Rockville, that is not what is expected at all: Music is celebrated, games are played, arts and crafts are made and you can never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively). He learns lessons about not judging books or people by the way they look on the outside and also learning to think outside the box and letting himself see things in a different light. Because he opens his mind, he sees that the library is so much more than just stuffy bookshelves and shushing; it is a place that truly rocks and is alive with art and culture!
Acting Up Theatre Company has been providing schools, institutions and libraries with its unique brand of educational theatre since 1996 and hopes to continue well into the new century.

Tuesday, July 10 - 7:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to go to a farmer’s market, pick up some loose flowers and make a beautiful bouquet? Did you ever want to learn how to arrange flowers? Come join your friends at the Canton Public Library for our own bucket shop! We will provide the flowers, supplies, and know-how to make beautiful arrangements. You will take home your own arrangement along with new knowledge on making beautiful creations of your own! No previous experience needed---just an open mind and creativity! Adults 18+, Registration begins June 21. 

Wednesday, July 11 - 1:00 PM

Learn the basics of block programing and test your problem solving skills with our Sphero robots. Program them to roll through paint to create a masterpiece of art to take home. To be safe, please wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on. Ages 11 - 18. Registration begins on June 21.

Wednesday, July 11 - 6:00 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 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

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