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Battle Bunny Book Transformation

Battle Bunny coverWho says you shouldn't write in a book?  Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations.  This program is for ages 9-12.  Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Movie Madness: SpongeBob Sponge Out of Water

Start your summer off right with a viewing of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Wednesday, June 17 starting at 2:00PM. Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends in Bikini Bottom. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
This film is rated PG. You may bring your own pillows, snacks, or blankets.

Summertime Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 


Tuesday, June 23 @ 10:00-10:30 AM - Songs about Food
Tuesday, July 28 @ 7:00-7:30 PM  - Songs about Water
Monday, August 10 @ 10:00-10:30 AM -  Songs inspired by Superheroes. Superhero costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Need A Gift For Father's Day?

Not sure what your dad needs for Father's Day?  Are you broke, but still need that perfect gift?  Teens, join us Saturday June 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM to make a tasty treat for dad.  Registration required.

Camp Storytime

Attention all campers! Camp Storytime is coming to the library. Come explore the forest and sit around the campfire to enjoy some stories and snacks, there will even be tents to hang out in! Join us Thursday June 25th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Community Room for some summer fun. Recommended for children aged 5 to 9 years old.
[campsite sweet campisite by Kirsten Jennings is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Magical Memories Fairy Tale Dress Up

Come one, come all, and PLEASE come dressed as your favorite storybook character as we welcome the Mermaid Prince and Princess! They will sing beautiful songs and tell magical stories sure to enchant and delight. They might even invite their good friend the Snow Queen to join in the fun!  This wondrous event is to take place on the Saturday-iest of Saturdays, June the 27th starting at the grand hour of 10 o'clock AM. 

Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch 048Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting) on July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Participants must bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 8-12) and begins June 25.  No registration needed for spectators.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on July 23.

Quidditch 048 by Pioneer Library System (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Goodreads

Join us for an overview of Goodreads, the largest free web site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Join us June 29 at 7:00 PM.

Great Craft Challenge

Put your crafting ability to the test. Participants will be given a random bag of craft supplies and the challenge to create something awesome and original. Prizes will be given for most creative and original creations. All ages welcome and registration is required. Join us July 14 at 6:30 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - Canceled

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday July 13 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Stitchers Anonymous - June

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday June 8 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Sherlock with Scott Monty

Join Scott Monty, Editor in Chief, Founder and Co-Host of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere a website devoted to news and information about Sherlock Holmes in popular culture. Scott will share his passion for Sherlock Holmes as a character and discuss the evolution of this beloved character in popular culture. Join us June 25 at 7:00 PM.

Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer and life coach Soo Porter will be here to discuss clutter and provide some tips to help you organize your life and reduce your stress.  Join us June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Adult Writers' Group - June 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, June 13
  • Saturday, June 27 (Cancelled)

Nonfiction Book Group June 2015

Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — When Link and her husband of 19 years call it quits, she is left with cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. She makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her in northern Michigan farm and continue raising her three boys on well water and wood chopping. Armed with a sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride to preserve the life she wants. Join us Saturday, June 13.

Lunch and a Book - June

The fault in our stars by John Green — Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. Join us Thursday, June 11 at noon.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 15

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

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman — With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.