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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us Wednesday, July 25 for a special drive-in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kid-friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!
Supplies are limited; registration is required and begins June 21.
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
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.
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.
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.
Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element that might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life.
Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way.