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

Craftapalooza

Join us Thursday August 8, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Community Room for a crafting extravaganza! This event will feature a wide range of "crafting stations" to help you earn your "Be Creative" badge. Instructors will be on hand to help with papercrafts, hair accessories and much, much more. Ages 12 and up.

Road to Recovery: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

RoadCantonite Chris Dimanin will describe how family and friends can be successful in getting their loved ones into treatment without the services of a professional interventionist. He will share the very effective "Love First" model of recovery as well as share helpful resources and "how to" books. This could be a life-saving conversation. Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.

From Glory Days by Kurt A. David

From Glory Days PBS TV ShowJoin Kurt A. David, pro athlete, best-selling author, TV personality and more as he brings his popular PBS TV show to the library. David's message is about reaching success despite facing great change, transition and adversity. His best-selling From Glory Days tells the stories of well-known, big-name athletes who have made the transition from hero athlete to everyday father and husband. Meet Mr. David, hear his stories and take a good look at his book, available for sale and signing on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of each month in the library community room. For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com. This chess is open to 10 year olds and up.

The Frog Prince Book Discussion

Second through Fourth graders celebrate both Children's Book Week and Michigan Month with a book discussion featuring Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued. Scieszka is a Michigan author known for writing humorous stories. Join us to talk about this fabulous fractured fairy tale.

Saturday, May 18 from 1-1:45 PM

It's not too late to sign up! Register online beginning April 26, then pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Help Desk before the book discussion.

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 with Tai Chi

The goal of this program is to achieve total wellness of mind and body with the use of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi.

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 Thursday, July 31 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.

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.