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June Online Courses

New sessions of Gale Courses (previously Learn4Life) are going to start on Wednesday, June 18th. Sign up now to take advantage of our free, 6-week courses that range from business, computer applications to language and personal development. All you need is your CPL card and a computer with Internet connection to start! Get online and register today!

Stick It with My Mitten On the Scene

Tahquamenon Falls
Do you love summertime in northern Michigan? Can't get enough of Detroit Rock City? Pining for that Pinconning cheese? Show us where you've vacationed in the Wolverine state. Come in to the library and place a star sticker on your latest destination on our Michigan map and earn your My Mitten On the Scene badge. Haven't had time to venture out this summer? Stick a star on your all-time favorite spot in the mitten.

After you've stuck your sticker log on to the CYS home page and claim your badge to be entered in a prize drawing!

Chow Down Fill in the Food Activity

In our Chow Down activity you find the food words missing from book titles. Stop by the library to get one of these activity sheets and start hunting! We've made one for kids and one for older folks. Find all the words and turn the sheet back in to us, and your will be entered in a prize drawing.

Make and Take a Hair Flower

Drop in for a crafting session June 23rd from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  We will be layering silk daisy petals to create one of a kind flower hair clips.  We will have all of the  supplies you need  to create your own unique accessory.  Make a flower for yourself or someone you love.  All ages welcome. 

Tiger Stadium Documentary "Stealing Home"

"Stealing Home", winner of the recent Freep Film Festival audience award, chronicles the history of Tiger Stadium and the recent action of the Navin Field Grounds Crew to resurrect and maintain the remaining footprint of this historic location. This film presents the day-to-day activities of the Grounds Crew alongside historic imagery of the field from the past 100 years. Join us on Wednesday, June 18, 7:00-8:45 PM, as we watch this fantastic piece of Detroit Tiger history and then join director Jason Roche, Professor of Communication Studies at University of Detroit-Mercy, for an informative Q&A. This presentation is open to patrons of all ages and is a must-see for baseball fans and history buffs alike. This is also a CYS Game On: On the Scene approved program. Click here for Grantland's story on the topic from the recent Detroit feature.

Celebrate The Mitten State

Do you love living in Michigan? Kids ages 5-9 can register online to join us at the library on Wednesday, July 9 from 2:00-2:45 PM for a fun Mitten State celebration. We'll read some stories that take place in the Great Lakes State, and have fun creating a Michigan-themed craft.

Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History

Michigan is the second-most agriculturally-diverse state in the country. From cherries and grapes to blueberries and pumpkins, peaches and apples to asparagus and celery, the Great Lakes State is often referred to as the “Mitten of Plenty.” Add to that a growing industry focused on locally-sourced products such as cheese, poultry, sauces, jams, breads, chocolates and SO much more, and you have a feast just waiting to be devoured.  This program will not only introduce audiences to Michigan’s rich foodie and agricultural history, but will allow everyone to sample a few Michigan-made products as well!  Tuesday July 8 2014 7:00 PM

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Life & Legacy At The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

The Canton community will once again honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special tribute, “CANTON CELEBRATES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.” on Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. The public is invited to attend a pre-event meet and greet with the keynote speaker, Alexander Jefferson, Lt. Col. (Ret) of the Tuskegee Airmen, Detroit Chapter, being held next door to the theater at the newly opened 502 Grill starting at 5:00 p.m.

A punch and cookie reception will begin at The Village Theater at 5:30 p.m., followed by the main program slated to start at 6:00 p.m.

This annual event is presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts,and Heritage, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sub-Committee, and Canton Township.
This year’s reception is sponsored by Darian & Ralynda Moore of Keller Williams Realty of Plymouth, MI. Admission to this special presentation is a $2 donation at the door.

The program will feature actor Stan Jordan delivering the powerful “I Have A Dream” Speech. Musical performances will also be provided by the New Hope Music Academy, under the direction of Isaac Pippen and soloist, Alicia Dent. Canton Police Honor Guard, PCEP Step Team and tap dancer, Kelsey Rose, will round out the program.

hoopla is coming to town!

What is hoopla? We are excited to bring you this multi-media platform that offers thousands of streaming and downloadable movies, music albums and audiobooks to the Canton community. Starting on December 18, Canton card holders can stream or temporarily download the media to their Apple or Android smartphones, tablets and computers after signing up with their email address, password, and CPL card number. All titles are available instantaneously, and there is never a wait to borrow. The automatic return feature removes the items after the loan period expires. Movies lend for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Register for an account by visiting hoopla Digital on your computer, or using the hoopla app from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Browse or search for a movie, music or audiobook to borrow. The borrowed title can be found under the My Titles tab for viewing/listening. Enjoy!

October Bookstore Specials

The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer October buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

October Special

Biographies, all mysteries, science fiction and hard cover novels- Buy 2 get 1 free

Bag Sale- Oct. 25, 26, 27 (new day added-Sunday, noon to 4) and 28. 

we played jenga

we played jenga

Eid Al-Fitr 2013

Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. This festival is expected to be around August 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. Common greeting during this holiday is ‘Eid Mubārak' which means "blessed Eid" in Arabic.

Visited the Greenfield Village and rode a Model T

I read a book to earn this badge: 
Great Buildings - stories of the Past

made 8 quarts of applesauce and 3 apple pies with apples from my tree

How to Build a Birdhouse

On August 18 from 12:00-2:00 PM join Kyle Davison, local Eagle Scout-to-be, as he instructs on how to build birdhouses and creates a natural habitat around our library pond. Kyle will also share his knowledge of bat and butterfly houses as well as the local creatures that reside within them. The program will take place under the tents in the back of the library and many of the birdhouses will be hung around the library's pond to shelter our local flying critters. All construction materials will be provided. Children five-12 years old and their caretakers are welcome. One birdhouse kit per family. Registration by one family member only is required and begins July 25.
[Birdhouses in Hongdae by Adam_Inglis is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]

Read Free ebooks During the Month of July

Star Walk Kids Media has made it's collection of ebooks, 160-plus, free of charge during the month of July. Anyone with internet access can visit their streaming collection and immediately read any book!

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids, It's time for a Connect Your Summer Recap. I am so impressed at all the hard work you are doing! In the first month of Connect Your Summer, We have 2 participants who have earned over 300 badges! And we have 250 badge earners over all. That's a lot of badges! Keep up the super good work. I'm thinking I'd better start doing some catch up. You can see from my badge page that so far I've read 5 books and earned one of the SECRET badges (have you earned one of those yet?). That's one book a week, which isn't bad. My favorite read so far has been Wash-a-Bye Bear by Thomas Dochery. But watch out! I just checked out a nice big stack of books. I'll be earning badges left and right before you know it. My goal is to collect all the badges. What's your goal for the summer?
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

cute

Saved a frog from certain parking lot death

tofee cake cookies

I read a book to earn this badge: 
cake
ngredients 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1-1/3 cups (8 oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits Directions 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2 Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in toffee bits. 3 Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.