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Spring is here! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the end of the school year is in sight-but it's no time to stop learning. The Engage Your Brain Experience To Go Kit offers myriad ways to grow and stretch that space between your ears, to learn new things, and keep your mind sharp so you can live your best life. Try seven days of brain teasers, or a stimulating game of Set, or a well-crafted musical composition to promote brain health and keep you sharp. 

If you're looking for a more social way to sharpen your wits, please join us for Trivia Night at the Library! Bring a team or make new friends by joining someone else. It's tons of fun, and a great way to put that random knowledge to work in a fun and relaxed environment. 

Feeling impatient for spring to finally arrive? Pick up one of our Calm Your Winter Experience To Go Kits. Learn to meditate and relax through the end of winter with the kit's how-to book on meditation and relaxing music CD. Tired of the gray Michigan skies? The kit also has a coloring book and pencils for you to add a little color to your life. Stay calm--spring is almost here!

Kindness Pie Chart filled in with various kind words and deeds

 

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

When you make an effort to be kind to others you can really make a difference in their day, or even their life. They might be inspired to pass that kindness on, and you can spark a kindness wave that ripples outward. One of the great things about choosing to be kind is that you can choose a small thing or a big thing, and you can still have an impact.

 

If You Have 5 Minutes:

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Engage Your Brain Kit is filled with Seven Days of Brain Teasers, a CD of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, a SET card game and a Rubik's cube to help you maximize your brain health, and have fun doing it. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you train your brain:

  • Stream music and create your own playlists with one of our streaming music services, Alexander Street Press.
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages or Pronunciator; all you need is your library card!
  • Engage your brain at these websites:
    • NeuroNation--The fitness station for your brain.
    • Web Sudoku-- Test your logic skills with these number puzzles.
    • Brain Turk-- Brain training games for all!
  • Download an app to stay sharp on the go:
    • Elevate (Android, iOS): Improve your focus, memory, processing speed and math skills.
    • Brain Dots (Android, iOS): Use two balls, a pencil, and flexible thinking to stay sharp.

 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Calm Your Winter Kit is filled with a coloring book and pencils (because coloring isn't just for kids anymore), a book on meditation and a relaxing music CD. Come in and check one out!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you to keep calm and color on.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Dance Party Kit includes a disco light, an awesome mixtape CD and dance cards to get you movin' and groovin' with your favorite people. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to get your toes tapping:

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Get Healthy Kit is filled Exercise Choices, Compliments (to keep you motivated), a Mixtape Workout CD and a nutritious cookbook. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you take small steps toward big health changes.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Seven Days of Sunshine Kit  includes a light therapy lamp, sunny thoughts and a book about bringing more joy into life. All designed to bring a little sunshine into your week. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some suggestions to fight those winter blues and illuminate your winter with positivity:

 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Old School Kit is filled a McGuffey Primer, an electric candle, a slate and chalk, and a book on how schools used to be. Your kids can turn out the lights, “light” the candle, and use the materials in this kit to journey back in time and experience a slice of American history. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, you can read these e-books about old-time schools:

 

 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Get Organized Kit is filled with organization challenges, compliments (to keep you motivated), a book of organizing techniques and more. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, chack out our e-book suggestions to get rid of the clutter:

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