Education

The Storytellers Present: Build a Better World

Come celebrate African American History month with us by welcoming back The Storytellers. A favorite of the Canton Public Library, The Storytellers combine interactive stories, beautiful music, humor, and hands-on fun with wonderful musical instruments from around the globe.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, February 22 -
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Community Room

DIA Away

DIA Away: Think Like an Artist is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for people of all ages. It brings educational, hands-on art experiences across the tri-county area and will be visiting us here at Canton Public Library. 

This incredible program is housed in a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53’ double-expandable trailer. Inside, participants will discover some of the ways artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

We are pleased to present DIA Away in collaboration with PCCS, and Canton Leisure Services.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, February 21 -
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Outdoors

1-2-3 Learn With Me

We will have lots of fun exploring STEAM topics through books and hands-on activities. This program is open to children ages three to five years old with a caregiver. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, March 13 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room Geology Rocks
Friday, May 26 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room Amazing Art

Reading Buddies

Reading makes you feel good.--Todd Parr

Make a new friend at our Reading Buddies Program! You will be paired up with a Tween Volunteer Buddy and get the chance to practice your reading in a fun and cozy atmosphere. Readers need to be in grades Kindergarten through Third Grade and are welcome to bring a book of their own to read aloud or read one of ours!

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, April 5 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room Reading Buddies

Sylvan Practice Test: ACT

We are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center administer a full length ACT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the ACT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in ACT scores from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual ACT test.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, February 25 -
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Community Room Registration required.

Caregiver Open House

November is National Caregivers Month.  Join us for a library tour highlighting our services that support the work of all caregivers in the Canton community. Robin Porter, freelance writer and author, will speak about her experience as a caregiver and cover how she helped her parents deal with health problems in addition to the financial, legal and emotional aspects of caregiving. Tours of the library will be given after the presentation at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

What YOU Want: Housing Trends & Planning Strategies for Moving or Staying Put

The age 50 and up crowd leads active lives! You need and want a home that works for you (...not against you as time passes). In this workshop, we’ll discuss: housing trends in today’s market, timeless home and community amenities/features with big benefits, and key information you need to create a housing plan that serves as your road map for a future move or for comfortably staying in your current home. Join Anne Zalek, Certified Age in Place Real Estate Specialist for this informative session.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Genealogy @ Your Library: Cemeteries and Census

Census and cemetery records are two of the most common resources for finding genealogy information and can be accessed through your own computer.  However, knowing what you are looking for and how to use these records to full advantage is key.  Join Barbara Snow of the Washtenaw County Genealogical Society as she shows tips and tricks for getting the most out of your genealogy research.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cottage Food Industry Workshop

This program is designed for those already with a cottage food business or for those who wish to start your own food business in your kitchen.
Key concepts include:

  • Check list for starting your food business
  • Product and production information
  • Labeling requirements
  • Selling to the public
  • Licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements
  • Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.

Sponsored by SCORE-a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling, mentoring resources, and support at any business life cycle stage.

No registration is needed. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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