Monday, August 13 - 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, August 14 - 1:00 PM

Detroit's own Center for Creative Studies is sending out their highly trained and creative students to pass their knowledge on to teens across SE Michigan. Join us for the following session. Registration is required and begins on July 24.

Thursday, August 2 - Album Art Photography -​ Bring your DSLR or cell phone and learn to take dynamic images worthy of an album cover. Emphasis will be placed on composition and mood.

Tuesday, August 14 - ​Draw Your Favorite Rock Star - Working from photographs of famous Pop Stars, Rock Stars and Rappers, students will learn to draw portraits. Emphasis will be placed on proportion and shading.

Canon by Zorah Olivia is licensed under CC 2.0

Tuesday, August 14 - 6:00 PM

Fans from around the world will gather at Graceland in Memphis to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley during Elvis Week 2018. Can't make it to Memphis? No problem? We have decided to celebrate here in Canton as well. Join us for this local tribute to the King of Rock and Roll on August 14, when we welcome local tribute artist, Colin Dexter. 

Wednesday, August 15 - 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.

Wednesday, August 15 - 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, August 15 - 2:00 PM

Have you been looking for a chance to experiment in the kitchen? This is your chance! Test out your cooking chops with unique and silly recipes that you can recreate at home. All supplies will be provided. For ages 9-12. Registration is required. 

#Food by Med Coolman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, August 15 - 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
Wednesday, August 15 - 7:00 PM

Just in time for the Woodward Dream Cruise, join automotive writer and historian Russell Doré. 

Wednesday, August 15 - 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, August 16 - 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, August 16 - 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, August 16 - 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, August 17 - 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, August 17 - 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, August 17 - 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.