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

Dance Your Fanny Off

Hey all of you little folk, come to our library and get your dance on!  This program is an open dance party with both guided and freestyle songs to get you movin' and groovin'.  This program is designed for new walkers up to 5 years old and is a great way to have some fun!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, March 27, 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 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:
  • Saturday, March 9
  • Saturday, March 23

Beginning Excel 2007

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us Friday, March 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Intermediate Excel 2007

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects.  Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite:  Beginning Excel 2007 or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, March 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Good to Great Book Discussion Series

There are many companies that are successful but what makes
a company stand out from the crowd?  Can greatness be achieved
by following a set of rules or is it only by accident?  

Join us as we read and discuss the key points in the classic business book, "Good to Great" by James Collins.  Led by retired executive and Canton Kiwanis Club President, Mark Ott, this discussion is for business owners, leaders and anyone interested in leadership.  

Worst Opening Sentence Contest

Snoopy It Was A Dark And Stormy Night ComicWe are celebrating National Library Week at the Canton Public Library with a special writing contest! All ages and resident/nonresident patrons are eligible to participate. The goal is to create a funny, original, unpublished opening sentence to the worst imaginary novel ever written. CPL's "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" bad-writing contest will receive entries during National Library Week, beginning 9:00 AM April 14 through 9:00 PM April 20. One winner will be selected. The rules are simple: submit your entry (inappropriate situations or language will be disqualified) online or in-person at the Adult Help Desk with your name and contact information. The winner will be contacted by April 30 and have a week to claim a prize. Good luck to all our participants!

The Ins and Outs of Medicare Part D

Rhonda Moore from the Canton Walgreen's Pharmacy will share her expertise about Medicare Part D.  She will have all the answers to ease your anxiety and keep you healthy, whether you're a new or seasoned retiree.  Join us on Monday, March 18 at 2:00 PM.

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00-4:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to work on. Registration for this program begins on February 22.

[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Business Plan Workshop with SCORE

According to SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) "The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way."

Join us on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM and find how this tool will help you research and refine your business goals. This workshop is suitable for those considering owning a business, new entrepreneurs as well as established business owners.

Zumba

As Canton Township's 100 Days to Health draws to a close, we are pleased to welcome Dede to lead us in one of her outstanding Zumba classes. Come prepared with comfortable clothing, a bottle of water and a towel. Dede will put you through your paces with energetic dance moves. You'll feel the burn and get in the groove on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 AM.

We're Celebrating the Irish with Terry Murphy

We all claim to be a wee bit Irish this time of year.  Come celebrate with Irish folk singer, Terry Murphy.  Murphy will get your toes tapping and your Irish eyes smiling with his authentic, heartfelt music.  Grab your shamrocks and hurry over to the Canton Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM for this special concert.

Women Who Changed America

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past:  former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter.  Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation.  With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM.  No registration is required.  

Heart Soul Detroit

Local authors Matt Lee and Jenny Risher present their lovely new book Heart Soul Detroit which contains insightful interviews and artistic photographs of famous Detroiters from James Hoffa to Jack White to Nick Lidstrom and 47 others. The authors will discuss how they compiled their list, did the interviews and took their project to completion. Books will be available for sale and will be signed by the authors. This promises to be a delightful evening of remembering and speculating on Thursday, March 28 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.  See you onMarch 24 at 1:00 PM.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning.  All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 PM in the library Purple Room.  Bring your own project, yarn and needles.

Family Fun Night

Have you found  yourself following rainbows to find pots of gold? Do you have a four-leaf clover tucked in your pocket? Come to our March Family Fun Night, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 7:00-8:00 PM. We'll have a green snack, do some fun St. Patty's Day activities, and if luck travels with us--a surprise! Registration is open on Friday, February 22, 2013 and open to kids ages 5 to 9 years old with a caregiver. See you there!
[Baby Leprechaun at Play by ihave3kids is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Gustafer Yellowgold's Rock Melon Tour

Give a sunshiney, warm welcome to Gustafer Yellowgold! A friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, Gustafer is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods with a sensitive Dragon, fashionista Pterodactyl, his best friend the Eel, among many others.  The Rock Melon Tour is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling presented by its creator, Morgan Taylor.

STEM Program Series: Supermarket Science

2nd-5th Graders: Join us Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room for science demonstrations and hands-on experiments using items you can find in your own kitchen or pantry! See the incredible bouncing egg, create a secret message or painting with invisible ink, and more.  Registration begins January 25 and is limited to the first 25 kids, so sign up today!