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STEM Program Series Update

Calling all 2nd-5th graders! We still have spots available in our Engineering Extravaganza on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.  Sign up today, and see if you have what it takes to design the tallest structure out of edible, everyday materials!   

Total Wellness Training Program

The goal of this program is to achieve total wellness of mind and body.
Join Julie Burt, Head Coach, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Tai Chi Instructor in finding your energy as you refresh and strengthen your body.  Learn a set of simple flowing tai chi movements that will enhance your health and fitness. This workout will also let you cultivate your internal energy for total wellness. Join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 PM.

eBook Basics

Kindle eReaderJoin us Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM in the I-Lab to learn the step-by-step of checking out free library eBooks with OverDrive. Devices featured in the live demo include Kindle and Nexus 10 tablet. Other popular eReaders are on hand for you to get acquainted, too.
Registration is required for this class.

Publisher Tips and Tricks

Want to learn nifty ways to make your Publisher documents stand out? Learn the latest tips and tricks on September 14 at 10:00 AM.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Publisher 2007.

PowerPoint Basics

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us Saturday, August 24 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the Internet Lab for PowerPoint Basics.

Media Advertising for Small Business

Not sure how advertise your business? With the many opportunities in today’s world it is a challenge to decide what is best for your business.

Sign up for our Lunch and Learn session "Media Advertising for Small Business" on Wednesday, June 12 from noon - 1 PM with Media Consultant, Kelley Albrant, from the Observer and Eccentric Media group. She will provide a number of ideas that will help you promote and grow your company in today’s market.

Lunch & a Book June 2013

On Thursday, June 13 at noon, we will be discussing:

11/22/63: a novel by Stephen King — Jake Epping's friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession: to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine, to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

Intermediate Word

Learn more about advanced formatting options useful in creating larger documents, including headers and footers, page numbers and footnotes. Prerequisite:  Beginning Word 2007 or previous experience with Word.  Join us Friday, May 31st from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Beginning Word

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Friday, May 17th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. 

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

Days and Times

Congratulations to the Worst Opening Sentence Contest Winner!

Snoopy from PeanutsThe results are in and the judges have determined the winner in our National Library Week's Worst Opening Sentence Contest. Congratulations to the author of the winning sentence:

"There once was a fellow named Larry, who sat like a quaint little fairy, his wings and his wand, he posed by our pond, an exemplar of great topiary."

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of National Library Week with the Canton Public Library!

"When Asia Was the World" by Stewart Gordon

Stewart Gordon has fashioned a fascinating and unique look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500; a time when Asia was dominant; by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers-the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture. Come join us on June 18 at 7:00 PM as he talks about When Asia Was the World. Earn your Back in Time badge by attending this informative look back in history. The book When Asia Was the World will be available for purchase and signing.

Sylvan Saturdays: Study Strategies Workshop

Sylvan Learning Center LogoMake your mom happy on Mother's Day weekend and bring her to Sylvan Learning Center's make it/take it study strategies workshop. This is a fun interactive workshop where moms* AND middle school students will work together to create study aids to use during upcoming tests and final exams. This could be the best present you ever gave your mom! Join us on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM. There will be door prizes at this event. Registration begins April 25.
*Moms need not attend for student to benefit from this program.

Happy Birthday Pigeon Party!

pigeon puppyI never get to drive the bus. I always want to stay up late and have a cookie. Who am I? The Pigeon of course! If you love me and my books by Mo Willems, come to my Happy Birthday Pigeon Party. The party goes from 2:00 to 2:45 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This program is for kids ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregiver. Registration will begin Thursday, April 25th. See you there!

Starfish Family Services: Activity Times

Starfish Family Services LogoOn Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Starfish Family Services presents Activity Times to Support Learning and Development. Trained staff will explain how to support all children's learning and development during activity times. They will also explain the importance of active learning. Bring your children, free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare providers.

Family Fun Night: Caldecott Celebration

Caldecott BooksThe 75th Caldecott Medal was awarded this January to This Is Not My Hat. We're celebrating 75 years of amazing picture book art with a party at the library. Families with kids ages 5 to 9 years old are invited to join us for games, crafts and a story or two. Registration required.
Program Date: Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Lunch & a Book May 2013

On Thursday, May 9 at noon we will be discussing:

The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht — Natalia, a young doctor, arrives in a Balkan country on a mission of mercy. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. But Natalia is also confronting a private mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel. Searching for clues, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. "These stories," Natalia comes to understand, "run like secret rivers through all the other stories" of her grandfather's life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM:
  • Saturday, May 11
  • Saturday, May 25

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, May 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.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, May 4 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!