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I watched the Avengers

This movie was so awesome. My favorite part was when Hulk smashes Loki.

Edited My Game

Conquered a obstacle course

DIA Inside|Out Art in Canton

Young Woman with ViolinWe are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including this one, Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi. This painting depicts Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and was created in 1612. The artist's daughter is the model; the painting is a gift of Mrs. Edsel B. Ford.

Get news and information about programs and activities throughout Canton to celebrate our participation in this program on our Inside|Out page. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.
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Said speech on freedom

Tell Me Why book read history

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

A big thank you to all who participated in the Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz! The drawing winner will be contacted this week.

Week 1


Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.


Rite Aid

Week 2


What company is located at the Penney House (built 1856) at this time? Hint: It is located on Joy Road.


Van Esley Real Estate

Week 3


What was the profession of John Haggerty, builder of the Haggerty Estate, located on the west side of Canton Center Road, just south of Palmer Road?


Michigan Secretary of State

Week 4


Question Which Canton Township bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places?


Lilley Road Lower Rouge Bridge

Week 5


What is the name of the cemetery located at Gyde and Ridge Roads?


Kinyon Cemetery

Week 6


What are the names of the businesses presently located in the the original Cherry Hill Inn (built in 1864)?


Indigo Day Spa

Week 7


Where was the original location of the Canton Public Library?


3rd Floor — Canton Adminstration Building

Sent a picture of my pet to CPL to be displayed on the Brightboard

I emailed a picture of my dog, Jelly, to CPL to be used on the library Brightboards.

Saw "Thor" and "The Avengers" Over the Weekend

After watching Thor with my sister on Saturday, we thought that the best Father's Day gift for my dad was to go and take him to see The Avengers. These movies are such a blast! I was never much of a superhero fan, but now I'm trying to get the essential graphic novels for all of the Avengers.

Road Trip to Ontario

I went to Lambton County in Ontario, Canada, to do genealogy research. I visited a cemetery and was able to locate the graves of several ancestors.

2012 Connect Your Summer Final Party!

August 11 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. To thank you for taking part in the Connect Your Summer reading program, we are throwing a huge bash! Be present for prize announcements, eat a snow cone, make some art and much more, such as:

Special Bag Sale

Secondhand Prose Book Store is having a special sale for the week of May 29-June 5. All paperback romance $4.00 a bag. See the Friends of the Library page for hours and details.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell — The time travel wasn't extreme, and mostly included stories from living memory, but I enjoyed the commentary on history, politics, and even job hunting. Favorite quote: "The more history I learn, the more the world fills up with stories."


Do you offer the computer classes in the summer? Such as the Excel, Word and Power Point classes?

Battle of the Cupcakes

On Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 AM, test your baking skills in our Battle of the Cupcakes. Bring three delicious cupcakes for our panel of judges to evaluate on both taste and presentation.

Your cupcakes should be from the same recipe so our three judges are all tasting the same thing. Prizes will be awarded for the winners in the following three age categories:
  • Tweens (Ages 11-12)
  • Teens (Ages 13-18)
  • Adults (above age 18)

[cupcakes with a reading list by shimelle is licensed under CC BY 2.0]


Have some books that I no longer want or need. Would the library have any interest in these. Bill

Manga Drawing Contest 2012

Starting June 18 enter our Connect Your Summer 2012 Manga Drawing Contest and you could win some great prizes (a special 'thank you' to Chou Anime Cafe for donating). Last day to enter is August 3. Prizes will be awarded for 3 different age categories: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th grades. Plus 3 prizes for those who best represent this summer's badges.

Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade. Winners will be chosen in three divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th
  2. Three additional winners will be chosen for drawings that best represent the theme of our Connect Your Summer Badges. Pick one to creatively represent:
    • Be Well (health and wellness)
    • Chow Down (for foodies and cooking enthusiasts)
    • Conquer It (an opportunity to take on a challenge)
    • Curtains Up (for music, theater and the arts fans)
    • Game On (sports and games of all kinds)
    • Geek Out (technology and geeky fun)
    • Go Wild (nature, environment and the great outdoors)
    • Hands On (for crafters, makers and do-it-yourselfers)
    • Love It (your favorites)
    • Make Tracks (for pet and animal lovers)
    • Sleuth It (mysteries, puzzles, investigations)
    • Time Travel (history, genealogy and the future)
  3. Drawings can be of anything: a copy of your favorite character, an original character you’ve made up, or a story in comic strip form, but all art must be your own. You may get inspiration or instruction from a book, but please do not copy the images inside exactly
  4. Limit of 2 art entries per person (they can represent different badges, or the same)
  5. All participants' entries, with consent, will be displayed on the CPL website. Note: if you are under 18, it is assumed that you have your parents' permission to have your artwork displayed online
  6. The deadline for all entries is August 3, 2012. Paper entries will be available for pick up after August 11. Last day to retrieve artwork is September 1

You can submit your artwork using the paper entry form (if so, please drop off your artwork in a manila envelope with your name on it at the library), or online here starting June 18.

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Starting Next Fall.
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Sylvan Saturday: Celebrate Summer Learning

Join the folks from Sylvan Learning Center on May 19th from 2:00-3:00 PM for a fun, inspiring, idea packed event to help students come up with activities to maintain their learning skills all summer long. Summer is the perfect time for a different kind of learning. This event will feature lots of resources and "giveaways" to keep tweens and teens motivated and excited about learning even once school is out. Register now!

Going Green!

Join us Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM as we explore the act of Going Green! We will have the chance to learn about the plants that are all around us and get to plant a flower of your very own to take home and nurture. This program is open to kids in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade accompanied by a caregiver. See you there!  Registration will begin April 26, 9:00 AM.