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Check our Program Calendar for all upcoming events, and see our tutorial for step-by-step registration instructions.

Monster Bash Gaming

CreatureJoin us on October 30, 6:45-8:45 PM in the Community Room for monster-themed games like King of Tokyo and Godzilla Stomp.  Come in costume if you'd like, either dressed as a monster or as another character.  No registration required. For children and tweens, ages 9-12.

Photo Creature by Shawn Budemer (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, October 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!

Star Wars Reads Day Program

May the Force Be With You! Saturday, October 11, 2014 is Star Wars Reads Day
and my yoda2young Jedi, I hope to see you at our program from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on October 11th. We will read an intergalactic story, have a spacey snack, and enjoy a surprise from dear Master Yoda. Registration begins September 25, 2014 and is open to children ages 5 years to 9 years old with a caregiver.

Target Family Reading Night: Imagination!

Families with children ages 4-8 can join us for an evening of stretching imaginations and being creative. We might even learn a new thing or two. Expect stories, crafts, and games. Register beginning September 25.

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

[Imagination by David Werner in licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Book Group Gala

Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.

Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays

Please join us on Friday, October 3 at 4:00-4:30 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for older children (ages 13 and over) and adults with developmental delays and/or other special needs. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In

Please join us on Saturday, October 25 at 4:00-4:30 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for younger children (ages 12 and under) with developmental delays and/or other special needs. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, October Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 Noon in Group Study Room A Friday, October 3rd, 17th and 31st.

The K Club

"Jump into Fall" at our K Club program on Saturday, October 4 from 2:00-2:45 pm. Stories, crafts and a snack will all be centered around pumpkins, leaves and other fall favorites. This program is designed for children ages 4-6.

Caregiver and Baby Yoga

On Friday, October 3 from 10:00-10:45 AM, local yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva, returns to CPL with her newborn to teach soothing and fun yoga poses to both you and your baby. Bring your own blanket and/or yoga mat to relax on and have quality one on one time with your babe. Recommended for caregivers with children aged 12 months and under. Registration is required and begins on Friday, September 19.

Beginning Excel 2010


Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2010.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday, October 2 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Tarot Card Reading 101

October 27, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Join us for a lesson on tarot card reading with the staff from Illuminate Your Spirit. Learn how to use tarot cards and your intuition to bring you guidance for yourself and for your friends. This is a fun start to a perfect relationship with Tarot.

Topics covered will be:
  • What does it mean to be psychic, and do I need to be psychic to read the cards
  • What are the major & minor cards
  • Giving readings for yourself and friends.
You may bring your own deck.
Recommended for those 12 and up.

Celebrate Teen Read Week: Book Page Necklace

October 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.  Make a cool book page necklace to celebrate Teen Read Week.  We'll supply everything you need.  For Teens.  Registration required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 20

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

Someone by Alice McDermott. We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood.

Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014

Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!


Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley


Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014.

NHS Homework Help Will Begin October 14th

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

The first day of tutoring will be Tuesday, October 14th.

Drop In for Aviation History Month

Drop in at the library to explore and learn a bit about airplanes and the folks who fly them for Aviation History Month. Enjoy independent activities, including making a paper airplane to test.

Sunday, November 2 @ 12:00-2:00 PM
No registration required.

Happy Grandparents Day

Hey Kids,

It was a back-to-school week for a lot of you, but before you get too caught up in the school routine, I thought I’d remind you about a holiday coming up tomorrow. National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a perfect time to show a little extra love to the people in your life who act as grandparents to you. My family is made up of bears and I’ve lost touch with many of my ancestors (it's a distant cousin in the photo), but don’t let that happen to you! 

Come to the library on Sunday, September 7 to make something for the grandparents in your life, or to take a picture with a grandparent. If you’re looking for a special story to share, you can also look up “Grandparents” as a subject or keyword in our catalog.

October 2014 Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Please be Prompt!