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Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, September 26 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

High School Essay Writing Assistance

Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on September 9. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand.  Sessions will take place in Group Study Room C in the East Wing of the library. 

[What I get paid to read by Lorianne DiSabato is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Canning with Chef Mary Spencer

Culinary instructor Mary Spencer will answer all of your canning and preserving questions.  Mary has studied under the best, including Jacques Pepin, Milos Cihelka and many more. She has taught classes at Kitchen Glamour, Kitchen Witch, ABC Warehouse and now runs her own cooking school in Northville called Taste: A Cook's Place, LLC. Come learn Mary's lessons on saving our summer bounty on September 9 at 6:30 pm.

Social Book Hour

Join other book lovers to talk about the books you read over the summer - why you liked them, why you didn't - and get recommendations from other readers. Attendees are encouraged (but not required!) to bring a copy of their favorite book, or a book review. Open to children going into grades 1-5.

Giant Scrabble

Join us August 5, 2:00-3:30 PM to play on our insane 10ft x 10ft Scrabble board.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion August 17

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

South of superior by Ellen Airgood — When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she isn't prepared for how much her life will change.

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, August 19, 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

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion July 20

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

Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James — It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable until a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that her husband Wickham has been murdered.

Library Detectives

Children, ages 7-10, join us for a library mystery program! Library books have gone missing, and we need your help to find them. Practice your deduction skills, analyze the crime scene, read the witness statements, and figure out who is responsible for the crime.
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Lunch and a Book July 2015

Shelter: a novel by Frances Greenslade — For sisters Maggie and Jenny growing up in the Pacific mountains in the early 1970s, life felt nearly perfect. But, not long after Maggie's tenth birthday, their father is killed in a logging accident. A few months later, their mother drops them at a neighbor's house, promising to return. She never does. Even as they struggle to understand how their mother could abandon them, they hope that she is fighting her way back to the daughters who adore her and who need her so desperately. Join us Thursday, July 9 at noon.

Canton TargetTesting ACT Test Prep

CantonTargetTesting, an ACT preparation nonprofit founded by high school students, is offering free ACT preparation to students.  This class is designed to raise students’ scores in the least amount of time by focusing on weaknesses, working on the application of knowledge to the ACT, and learning only the essential content.  TargetTesting further increases preparation efficiency by individualizing lessons.

The instructors are experienced on the subject of standardized testing and have all earned scores of 35 or above on the ACT. They have also spent time substituting for and observing lessons of previous TargetTesting sessions.  The experiences they have gained working with students in this capacity have prepared them to teach the class.

Registration through the Canton Public Library website is required to join the class and will be open to those student who have completed their freshman year of high school.  This class is a 10-week session which will take place on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:15PM.  The first session will be on June 28 and the last will be August 30. Having a library card is a requirement for registration. Please be aware that attendance is mandatory to get the most out of this class. Registration begins on June 18. Any questions regarding class content may be sent to

Kreativity Academy

Kreativity Academy is a place where creativity is extended outside of school. Participants will do fun activities from building structures to doing hands-on art projects. This program is intended to introduce the young generation to the multifaceted approaches of creative thinking. Creativity is often only associated with the arts, but participants will see that it also expands to involve teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. This program runs as a series for children 9-12 years old. It will take place every day from Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 from 10:00-11:00AM.  Registration is required and begins on July 27. 

[Entropying in-between camera obscura by Jef Safi is licensed under CC BY-SA2.0]

Sorter Room Tours

Sorter RoomCome on down to visit our automated sorter up close and earn your Geek Out and Love It badge. You can watch the materials come down through the chute and understand how the sorter reads it and tosses into appropriate bins.
We will be take you inside the sorter room to get a closer look at how the materials you return are processed and put back in circulation. The sorter room tours are scheduled at these times:

We can accommodate 10 people per tour.  Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

CYS Final Celebration

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer! Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for great fun including: and much, much more!  Can't wait to see you there!
Shout out to our summer partners listed here! We couldn't have done it without you! 

Ice Cream Maker Space

Calling all ice cream lovers ages 6-16! Join us Thursday, July 16 to take part in our Ice Cream Maker Space program. We'll be making delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy! Registration is required. 

Please sign up for one of the following timeslots. Registration begins on June 25.

Touch a Truck

Automobile enthusiasts young and old are invited to touch a truck on Wednesday, August 5 from 10:00-11:30 AM. We’ll have a fire truck, ambulance, police cruiser and more. No registration required.

Adult Writers' Group October 2015

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 on:
  • Saturday, October 10
  • Saturday, October 24

Fairy Gardens

Join Fairy specialist Gayle Drews from Nature's Garden Center and construct your very own garden complete with your very own fairy! All supplies will be provided. Ages 12 & up. This program will take place outside weather permitting. Registration required.  Saturday August 1st, 10:30 am.

Trivia Night at the Library

Enter as a team of 4-8 and work together to answer questions from 10 different categories. Top teams will receive prizes. Doors open at 6 PM. Ages 18 & up.  August 3 6:00 PM

Lip Sync Battle

You've probably seen the epic lip sync battles on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you've watched LL Cool J host the show on Spike TV. Now you can show off your own lip sync skills and find out who is the top performer in Canton as we host a CYS Lip Sync Battle here at the library. Thursday July 30 at 7:00 PM. Registration is required. Participants are required to email song selection to by July 24.