Programs

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion

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As the new year begins in 1945, the war in Europe is in its end stages as German forces are beaten back by the Allied armies. To escape the Soviet advance on the eastern front, thousands of refugees flee to the Polish coast. In this desperate flight for freedom, four young people-each from very different backgrounds and each with dark secrets-connect as they vie for passage on the Willhelm Gustloff, a former pleasure cruiser used to evacuate the refugees. Packed to almost ten times its original capacity, the ship is hit by Soviet torpedoes fewer than 12 hours after leaving port. As the ship sinks into the icy waters of the Baltic Sea, what was supposed to be an avenue for escape quickly becomes another fight to survive the randomness of war. 

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Nonfiction Book Group January 2018

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group at the Sweetwaters on Canton Center Road to discuss:

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Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom?

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite

Lunch and a Book January 2018

Please join Lunch and a Book to discuss:

Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family is on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor.

Upcoming sessions

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, January 12, through Friday, February 16. There will be no preschool storytime on Monday mornings during our staff renovation. Register online beginning December 27.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, January 19 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, January 26 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 2 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 9 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.
Friday, February 16 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Community Room Registration required.

In case you missed our Turkey storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own wild turkey storytime at home.

From Storytime

Gobble, gobble by Cathryn Falwell

A child observes wild turkeys through the seasons. Includes facts about this classic American bird.

2018 LEGO® Building Contest

LEGO® creation

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGOs® in SPACE! Building Contest. Show us your most creative, outer space design. It could be a space ship, a space battle, an alien, or even a scene from a space themed book or movie. There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 20, and the Contest will take place Wednesday, January 3.   Entries must be dropped off on January 2 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 3 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2' x 2' x 2'.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Wednesday, January 3, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 2
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Wednesday, January 3
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 

In case you missed our Whale storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own deep sea storytime at home.

 

From Storytime

An giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

 

In case you missed our Blue storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own colorful storytime at home.

From Storytime

Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

Nonfiction Book Group December 2017

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group to discuss:

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Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the "hue and cry" to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered.

Upcoming sessions

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ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, January 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, January 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, January 19 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room
Saturday, January 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, January 22 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 23 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 23 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, January 24 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, January 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Friday, January 26 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room
Saturday, January 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, January 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 30 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 30 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, January 31 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room

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