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

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, September 1 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!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, September 12, 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.

LEGO Contest Reception

Calling all LEGO lovers! Join us Monday, September 10th at 5:00 PM in the Purple Room for a special viewing reception of our LEGO contest participants' creations. Participants will be showing off their 'Dream Library' to the Canton community.

CPL at The Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, August 19, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host storytimes and crafts. On this Sunday, Canton Leisure Service will also be holding a book exchange. All are invited to bring their gently used books to the market where you may exchange with other book lovers for some fresh titles to add to your home library. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Storytimes are at 10:00 AM and Noon. Open to all ages.

Sylvan Saturday: Back To School Boot Camp

This event has been canceled.


On Saturday, September 22 from 2:00-3:30 PM, Sylvan Learning Center will present a Back To Basics Boot Camp. Make sure your child is "fit" for the challenge of a new school year. This program is designed for students aged 12 years old and up. Register today!

Congratulate Allison Schmitt

Canton is very proud of Olympic Gold Medal Winner Allison Schmitt, who won gold, silver and bronze medals in swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. If you would like to help celebrate this hometown champion there will be a celebration rally on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM at Heritage Park Amphitheater. Congratulations Allison!
[Allison Schmitt by Jdalasica is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Children's Traditional Yoga Basics

On Wednesday, September 5 from 7:00-7:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach children five-nine years old the basic asanas building up to intermediate poses. If attending, please wear loose fitted clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel on which to learn. Registration for this program begins on August 24 at 9:00 AM.

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

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.