Drop-in Family Storytimes, September 14-October 24:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (CommunityRoom)
- 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)
ABC Activity Times, September 14-October 24:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
- Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
- 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)
NOTE: There will be no ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 12. The library will be closed.
Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond — Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this brilliant work answers the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. The people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. Join us Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 AM.
- Saturday, September 12
- Saturday, September 26
Us by David Nicholls — After almost 30 years of marriage, Connie tells Douglas that she thinks she wants a divorce. But she can't bring herself to cancel their month-long tour of European capitals experiencing the world's greatest works of art with their son Albie. Douglas is privately convinced that this trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and may even help him to bond with Albie. Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Join us Thursday, September 10 at noon.
Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2013. Registration required.
Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Join us on Thursday, September 10 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb — When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.
- Submissions accepted beginning September 1 and ending September 18 at 6:00 PM.
- Limit of one entry per person.
- Entries must be confined to a 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
- Artwork must be your own original work. You may get inspiration from a book or online, but do not copy someone else's art.
- First place and second place prizes will be awarded in three different age categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade. The decision of the judges is final.
- Winners will be announced September 26 at the Community Unity & Peace Rally.
- All entries will be displayed at Heritage Park during the rally.
- A completed contest entry form must accompany each submission.
For questions or clarification, email Laurie Golden, community relations department head.
Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.
For kids ages 7-10 years old: Saturday, September 12, from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Computer iLab
For kids ages 11-13 years old: Tuesday, September 22, from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Computer iLab