Databases & Websites

Love chess? Want to learn? Check out ChessKid to learn the rules, practice your skills, and play games for free! ChessKid provides a safe, fun, pressure-free environment for kids of all ages to enjoy chess.

Surf the web Dewey-style! On #DeweyBrowse, thousands of fun and educational web sites are organized based on the Dewey Decimal System. Explore everything from technology to history with this awesome resource and don't forget to claim your Geek Out badge when you're done!

How did Detroit grow from frontier to factory town? Explore an interactive timeline of the city's history OR play the game Building Detroit on this site created by the Detroit Historical Society

Don't stop learning just because school is out. Fight the summer slump with Gale Courses!  Gale offers 6-week online classes to help teachers prepare for the coming school year. Learn more about using technology in the classroom, managing difficult behaviors, or working with special student populations. 

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, June 15. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

If you're looking to complete the Michigan challenge, look no further than our databases page, which features a lengthy list of amazing online resources. Some require a Canton library card to access from home, but all can be explored here at the library. Check out the Canton resources for local information, or try the Seeking Michigan database for Michigan history.

Mark your calendars! May 31, 2016 the region's very first master transit plan will be released to the public for review and comment. The plan will be accessible on-line from any computer at www.rtamichigan.org.  'Like' RTA on Facebook to receive notifications about the plan and public meetings that will take place in June. 

Questions? Contact:   

Elizabeth A. Hude, AICP on behalf of the RTA of Southeast Michigan

313-757-2492   OR   elizahude@gmail.com

Spring is a time of new beginnings-what will it bring for you? Prepare for a school entrance exam, earn a certificate to improve your career prospects, or just take up a new hobby!
The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, May 18. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Learn or brush up on forgotten Spanish language skills this month with Mango and your public library card. To see the over 70 languages you can learn with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages, click here

Getting ready for a life-changing exam? Skip the expensive test preparation courses. Gale offers 6-week classes to help you get ready for for SAT, GMAT, GRE and more!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, April 13. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Learn a new language this month with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play or use your computer to access it by clicking here

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