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Astute Artistry PROM Prep

Prom season is upon us!  In order to get ready for the big day, we are bringing in one of the leading local authorities in beauty and makeup, Astute Artistry, LLC, to get you those tips and tricks to look your best on Prom night! Registration required. May 9, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

[Devin & Hayato by SeanMolln is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Author Elizabeth Berg at Nicola's Books

The Dream Lover: a novel by Elizabeth Berg — New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Berg will be speaking at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM about her newest work, a historical novel based on the life of George Sand, nineteenth century author.  

Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. 

Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, April 13. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Post-It Note Art

May 1, 4:00-5:00 PM, come decorate the library with pixel art made from Post-It Notes. For Teens.

Photo: Post It Fun by Jason Carter (CC by 2.0)

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 13. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, April 4 between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to have some fun. 

[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Target Family Reading Night: Fluffy Bunnies

Families with children ages 4-8 can join us for a cozy evening celebrating fluffy bunnies. We'll read stories, create something, and have a little snack. We might even get a visit from some fuzzy bunny friends from the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary.

Registered patrons must be present to receive their free book.

Register beginning March 26.

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Target Early Literacy Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Mini Golf in the Library

Mini Golf between the library shelves. Surely, we're joking. Nope. It's really happening. April 8,  2:00-4:00 PM, come stop by the library to play a hole or two. Equipment courtesy of Zap Zone. All ages.

Photo: Mini Golf by Summer Skyes 11 (CC by 2.0)

Spring Garden Party

Spring is in the air and with Spring comes flowers, birds, and warmer weather!
Come springcelebrate Spring at our Garden Party on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The party is from 2:00PM-3:00PM and is open to kids ages 4-8 years old and a Caregiver. Registration begins March 26, 2015. 

Hunters of the Night: Birds of Prey

It’s all about survival! On Saturday, April 25 at 2:00-3:00PM, engaging raptors including an owl, falcon and EAGLE, will visit the Community Room to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Join our friend from the Leslie Science and Nature Center as they present a hands-on exploration of feathers, skulls, and other bird parts and provide a stimulating introduction to these birds of prey. Help us round out our Earth Week celebrations by appreciating the beauty of these Hunters of the Sky!

[bald eagle by Eric Begin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Starfish Family Services: Babysitters 101 Club--CANCELED

Summer is around the corner. Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, April 11th from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on March 26th.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Docu Watch – "Never a Bystander"

Join us in watching this short documentary film titled Never A Bystander, featuring an inspiring Holocaust survivor, Irene Butter, who shows viewers how empowered choices — forgiveness included — enables lives of joy, purpose, and compassion. This film was filmed partially at Discovery Middle school in Canton.  Both the films subject, Irene Butter and the film’s director, Evelyn Neuhaus, will be in attendance for an engaging Q&A. All ages welcome on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, April 25 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

NHS Homework Help

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
  • Tutoring is on a first come first served basis
  • Tutoring sessions will be a half an hour

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk

There will be no tutoring during Spring Break (April 6th-10th).

Your Credit Score and You

Your FICO score is 90% of a credit decision and can affect your ability to buy a home or be part of a new business venture.   In this program, the representatives from SCORE will teach you how to calculate your credit score and potentially fix it. They will also teach you the elements that make a good credit rating and how it affects your decisions and relates to business.

Join us on Monday, April 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration required.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 30, 2015, is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  Stop in at the Main or Children's Reference desks and pick up a poem for your pocket.  Share the poem with friends, family, or any and everyone you meet.  Poem in Your Pocket Day is the perfect time to surprise someone with the gift of poetry because poetry is best when shared.