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Starfish Family Services: Talk to Me

On Thursday, October 25 at 9:30-11:30 AM Starfish Family Services will be educating parents, grandparents and caregivers on the art of using conversation to develop launguage skills with the five years old and under set. They will be presenting support strategies for sharing intentional conversations and introducing new words into your child's vocabulary. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children into the Purple Room to play with Starfish's licensed daycare providers while the caregiver's program takes place in the Community Room.

Origami Expert, Charles Esseltine

Join origami expert, Charles Esseltine, on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM to learn about basic folds and shapes. Charles will demontrate a variety of origami models, including some fun, Halloween designs. All materials will be provided. All ages and experience levels welcome. Registration is required and will open on September 25. Little hands will need assistance from big hands. Warning: All attendants must arrive willing to have fun!
Photo used with permission by origamiguy1971

Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan

On Saturday, October 20 from 2:00-3:00 PM, the Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan will be sharing with us their photos, recordings of "spirit voices" (or EVPs) and stories of their various paranormal investigations throughout the Southern Michigan region. Creepy and fun, this presentation is not for the faint of heart. Recommended audience age of 12 years old and up.

Adult Writers' Group

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 13th
  • Saturday, October 27th

Lunch & a Book October 2012

On Thursday, October 11 at noon we'll be discussing:

Turn of mind by Alice LaPlante — Dr. Jennifer White is the prime suspect in the murder of her life-long friend and neighbor, Amanda, but as she descends further into the later stages of dementia, it becomes unclear if her shattered memory is preventing her from remembering the truth or helping her hide it. Kirkus Reviews calls this book, "a haunting story masterfully told."

English Language Learner's Evening Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers Wednesday October 3rd  in the Purple Room and Wednesday October 17th in Group Study Room A from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: Wednesday October 10th, from 10-11:30 AM
Location: Internet Lab

English Language Learner's Day Conversation Group

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

Board Game League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, October 6 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!

Harry Potter Costume Party

Join us October 27 2:00-5:00 PM for our Harry Potter Costume Party. Come as your favorite Harry Potter character, ghost, creature, or prop! We'll have prizes, snacks, and a showing of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Plus, see the Harry Potter's World Exhibition, brought to you by the National Library of Medicine. For patrons 8 to 80. Registration required.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, October 17, 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.

Tweeting for Business Success

Our Back to Business School series concludes with 
Tweeting for Business Success.   Learn how to use Twitter to connect with and engage potential customers from Mike McClure, president of Social Media Club Detroit and Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group on Thursday, September 27, 12:00-1:00 PM.

DIA in our community

The Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out project has enhanced the Canton community this summer with beautiful artwork. A fine example is the beautiful piece you can't help but notice as you enter our library. Come hear about art in our community and other interesting happenings at the Detroit Institue of Art. Join us on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Twilight Book Discussion

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer — When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human. Will you be on Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Franchising 101

So, you're considering purchasing a franchise but you have no idea how to begin. You may have questions regarding which franchise to purchase, where to locate it, and how to finance it.

Join franchise owner George Lytle for Franchising 101, part of our Back to Business School Series, on Tuesday, September 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM. George will cover the basics of franchising and give his tips as an 'insider'.

Beginning Business with SCORE

Did you know that author and organizational guru, Julie Morgenstern, met with the counselors at SCORE when she was developing her first business, Task Masters?

If you have a business idea and would like to see it get off the ground, come to Beginning Business with SCORE, part of our Back to Business School series, on Thursday, September 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

Today's Pharmacy

There are over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements. It seems the more years we add to our lives, the more meds we need to sustain good health. Oakwood pharmacist, Larry Diamond, will discuss these drugs, their interactions and how to use them safely. Come to this must-see program on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM — it may even save a life.

Family Storytime Halloween Party

Kids age five and under, with a caregiver, are invited to hear Halloween stories, eat snacks, make a craft, and trick-or-treat around the library. Program will take place in the Community Room Wednesday, October 31st at 10:00 AM.

Door to Door Organics

Join Door to Door Organics for a light lunch and to learn about using and eating organic, healthy, local options. Door to Door has partnered with local farmers and growers to provide the freshest, healthiest food. Come share the bounty on Wednesday, October 17th at 12:30 PM in the Purple Room.Registration is required.

Which Banned Book Movie Should We Show?

Bridge to Terabithia
20% (12 votes)
To Kill a Mockingbird
41% (24 votes)
Of Mice and Men
5% (3 votes)
The Great Gatsby
8% (5 votes)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
25% (15 votes)
Total votes: 59