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"Louder Than A Bomb" Screening

Louder Than A Bomb is a documentary film about passion, competition, teamwork, and trust. It's about the joy of being young and the pain of growing up. It's about speaking out, making noise and finding your voice.

It also just so happens to be about poetry.

Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago schools gather for the world's largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as "Louder Than a Bomb". Rather than emphasize individual poets, the kids work collaboratively with their peers. Come to CPL on Saturday, April 21, 1:00-3:00 PM to view this multi-award winning documentary that follows four teams from Chicago as they prepare for and compete in the competition. This is not "high school poetry" as we think of it. This is language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance.
***This film is unrated and does contain mature language.***

Bats! Owls! Flying Foxes!

Meet and learn about some of Michigan's animals that wake up when you go to bed! The Organization for Bat Conservation will present their program: Animal Adaptations: Bats! Owls! Flying Foxes!. Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of a variety of Michigan's native nocturnal creatures. In this program, learn what adaptations are, how they are formed and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. Live animals will be present! Join us on Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00-3:00 PM to kick off our Earth Week celebrations.

Earth Day 2012 logoThis post is part of our Earth Day 2012 celebration.

eBook Basics

Join us Tuesday, April 24 from 9:30-11:00 AM to learn the step-by-step of checking out free library eBooks. Devices featured in the live demo include Kindle and Sony Wifi. Other popular eReaders are on hand for you to get acquainted too. Registration is required for this class.

Earth Day Programs at CPL

We're celebrating Earth Day all week (April 22-27) and want you to join us! See the write up in the Canton Observer. There will be events for adults, teens, tweens and children, including:

Reading Assistance Dogs Program

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first serve basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: Tuesday, May 29, 6:25-8:25 PM

Tamil Storytime

This program has been canceled.


All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.

Program Date: Thursday April 5th, 7:00-7:45 PM in the Purple Room.

Target Family Reading Night: Spring Celebration

Children ages 4-9 with a caregiver can join us Monday, April 16 from 7:00-8:00 PM to celebrate the springtime season. We will read a story, enjoy activities, eat treats, and make a springy craft. Each family will also receive one free book to take home. This program is funded by the Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library. Registration begins on March 26, 9:00 AM.

Starfish Family Services: Babysitter's Club

Summer is around the corner. Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, April 14th from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive certification in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on March 31st at 9:00 AM.

All About Bees

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a bee? How do they live? What do they do? Join us Thursday, April 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM where we will learn all about bees! Live bees will be present at the program! Registration begins online Thursday, March 29th. This program is for kids ages 6 years to 9 years and their caregiver. See you there!

Snack Tales Slideshow

Check out the delicious fun that was had at the Snack Tales program last night, Wednesday, March 28.

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00 PM in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome. Note: no chess on April 8 due to the Easter holiday.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 PM.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, April 7 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!

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: May 23, 2012

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, May 23 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We are reading the Everyone's Reading 2012 choice:

Lethal by Sandra Brown — When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, a man accused of murdering seven people the night before.

Huntington Homework Help

You’re invited to join CPL, Huntington Learning Center and Shooter from the Plymouth Whalers for a free workshop Saturday, March 24th from 2:00-3:30 PM. The workshop will offer you and your child valuable practical advice on how to tackle everyday homework problems and ensure that your children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments to the very best of their abilities. Welcome time, including snacks and a photo op with Shooter, will take place from 2:00-2:30 PM with the workshop to follow from 2:30-3:30 PM.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

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 April 28 at 2:00 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, April 18 from 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Internet Lab

eReader Users Meeting

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Monday, April 30th, 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Read With Me Activity Time

This is an informal gathering time to fill the void between storytime sessions. There will be books for parents to read to their children, the ABC Activity cart and even some tunes.

Activity times will be held on the following Saturdays from 10:00-10:45 AM:
  • March 24
  • March 31
  • April 14
  • April 28