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

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

Meet Best-Selling Author, Sandra Brown

Meet award-winning, best-selling author Sandra Brown in person. The lifelong Texan has written over 60 best sellers full of interesting characters, heart-pumping action and clever plot twists. Her newest book, Lethal, is our featured read for Everyone's Reading. Read the book, share the conversation and meet the author. Free tickets are available at our help desk for two appearances in the Metro Detroit area:
  • Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 PM at Rochester Church of Christ in Rochester Hills
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills

Snack Tales

What happens when you combine great stories with an easy-to-make treat? You get "Snack Tales!" This program is for kids in grades K-4 with a caregiver. Join us Wednesday, March 28, from 7:00-7:45 PM to enjoy a story and make an edible treat based on that story. Registration begins March 14, 2012.

The Great Michigan Read 2011-2012

The Great Michigan Read 2011-2012 is drawing to a close. This year's selection has inspired displays and discussions across the states in public libraries and schools. The author, Kevin Boyle, received his undergraduate degree from University of Detroit-Mercy and his doctorate from University of Michigan. He is presently teaching at Ohio State University. Arc of Justice won the National Book Award in 2004 and was named Michigan Notable Book in 2005.

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: Monday, April 23rd, 6:30-8:30 PM

NHS Homework Help

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you are interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

*Tutors will not be here during snow days or the holiday breaks, they need a break too!

April Tween Service Corps

Are you in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and looking for ways to fulfill your community service requirement for school? Do you miss being on the Tween Advisory Board? Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn 1 hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. We look forward to seeing you!