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Starfish Family Services: Problem Solving I

On Thursday September 13, from 6:30-8:30 PM, Starfish Family Services will present the first part of their informative parenting workshop on Problem Solving with your child. Titled "Turning Conflicts into Learning", they will present strategies for using conflict situations to develop important social skills as well as methods of using natural or logical consequences for setting limits. This program is developed for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children birth to five years old. Children are welcome as Starfish provides licensed daycare in the Purple Room during the workshop.

English Language Learner's Day Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, September Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama

Dr. David L. Holmes, Professor Emeritus of religious studies at The College of William and Mary, shows how our last twelve presidents' decisions were influenced by their faiths. Learn about Nixon's betrayal of Billy Graham, JFK's philandering, Eisenhower's attempt to conceal his parents' Jehovah's Witness backgrounds and much more. This is a must for history buffs and the politically aware. Join us on Wednesday, September 12 at 2:30 PM for this thoroughly researched, unbiased account.

Balancing Earth Sing-a-long

Tune up your vocal chords — we are having a sing-a-long led by area artists, Balanced Earth. Join us on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 PM for a blend of old favorites and newer music that will have you harmonizing along. Bring your friends and come home to the Canton Public Library for a fun evening.

eBook Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. The group will meet Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Prerequisite: Mouse skills or equivalent.
Join us Tuesday, September 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Back to Business School

CPL's Back to Business School is a great educational opportunity for local businesspeople and entrepreneurs. The following sessions are available: Registration is now open: space is limited.

Excel Basics

Got here from the December 2012 eNewsletter? Check this more recent blog post for up-to-date information.


Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us on Friday, September 14 at 10:30 AM.

Beginning Microsoft Word

Got here from the December 2012 eNewsletter? Check this more recent blog post for up-to-date information.


An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formatting test, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 AM.

eBook Basics

Join us to learn the basics of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device.  Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the marker today.  Join us on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 PM.

Family Lego Day: Space

Also, check out the descriptions for these LEGO creations on Flickr.

Brewing Beer with George

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" is falsely attributed to Ben Franklin. Franklin was actually talking about rain. However, the popular phrase will be highlighted as local homebrewer, George Hotelling, shares his brewing expertise and shows us how to brew up a batch of his finest beer. Join us onSunday, July 29 at 1:00 PM. You must be 21 to attend.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet on Saturday, August 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM.


 

Drawing with Sharon Dillenbeck

D & M Art Studio owner and artist extraordinaire, Sharon Dillenbeck, will share her techniques for basic drawing skills.  Start something new to enhance your life and your home on August 23 at 6:30 PM. 

 

DIA Spanish Masterpieces - CANCELED

Picasso’s Melancholy Woman returns to the DIA this summer after being on loan to several prestigious museums. In celebration of its return, the DIA is hosting Five Spanish Masterpieces by the likes of Goya, El Greco, Dali and more. The exhibit actually contains much more than just five masterworks.

We're also celebrating our participation in the DIA Inside|Out project, that is. Have you seen our lovely Young Woman with a Violin by Italian artist Orazio Gentileschi?

Starfish Family Services: Backyard Science

On Thursday, August 23 from 9:30-11:30 AM join Starfish Family Services as they present Back Yard Science: the components of the preschool scientific method and strategies to support learning.  Children are welcome as Starfish provides licensed daycare in the Purple Room during the workshop. 

Teen Animanga Club

On Wednesday, August 22 from 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.

New Homeschooler Meet and Greet

New Homeschooler Meet & Greet — August 20, 6:45-8:45 PM.

If you’re new to homeschooling or just thinking about it, join us for an evening packed full of information and answers. There will be a short presentation by veteran homeschoolers along with a librarian briefing on what resources and support the library has to offer in this area. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current homeschoolers to ask any questions they may have and obtain information on co-ops, support groups, classes etc. You’ll leave feeling encouraged, excited, and connected, and you'll be armed with information and resources to help start the year strong.

This program is sponsored by CHEPA (Christian Home Educators Parents Association) in partnership with the Canton Public Library. Please RSVP to Cheri Pelic (cheripelic@yahoo.com or 248-349-5447.

Homeschool High School

How do I decide what classes my student needs for high school? How do I count credits? Can my child attend college if he's homeschooled? And, what about the prom?

Families thinking about homeschooling through high school often have these questions and many more. Join us on Monday, August 27 from 6:45-8:45 PM as we come together to ask and answer questions about homeschooling through high school. We'll hear from families who have successfully made it through the high school years (and gone on to college success) as well as families who are currently in the process. If you are approaching the high school years in your homeschool, already in the high school years, or just thinking about homeschooling high school, join us for a night of answers!

A Stolen Life Book Discussion

Join the Adult Contemporary group on Monday, August 20 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

A stolen life: a memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard — In the summer of June of 1991, Jaycee Dugard was a normal 11-year old kid. Until the day her life was stolen. For 18 years she was a prisoner. She was an object for someone to use and abuse. She became a mother and was forced to be a sister. She survived an impossible situation. It's her story — in her own words, in her own way, exactly as she remembered it.