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Adult Writers' Group May 2015

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, May 9 (CANCELLED)
  • Saturday, May 23

Reader's Theater Folktale Show

three billy goats gruffOur Tween Service Corps Presents a Readers Theater Folktale Show! Come on Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-3:00 PM and enjoy a lively and fun puppet show featuring two well known stories, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  We will also have a light snack and make a craft. The program is open to all ages with a caregiver.

Summer Storytime @ Canton Farmer's Market

We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting varied vendors and a thriving community spirit.  It takes place every Sunday, from 9:00AM-1:00PM, through the summer at Preservation Park.  Join us at the market on the following Sundays for summer storytimes and activities:

Beginning Excel 2013

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list
with Microsoft Excel 2013. Registration required.

Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday, May 14 from 7 - 8:30 PM.

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server will go live on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:30-6:00PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration required.

Starfish Family Services: Reading with Preschoolers

On Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30-8:30PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Reading for Preschoolers. Participants will learn and practice ways to make storybook reading an interactive and enjoyable experience for preschoolers. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D game diceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  The next session of this monthly program will take place on Tuesday, May 26 from 4:00-5:30 PM. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:



Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . .A murder. . . a tragic accident. . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows the lives of three women; each at their own crossroads.

Canton Acts of Culture: Traditional Japanese Crafts

Enjoy learning about Japanese culture and making traditional Japanese crafts at this all-ages program hosted as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Try your hand at gyotaku Japanese fish printing and suminagashi, paper marbling, and also origami.
May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Community Room.

May the 4th Be With You

Boba FettSee sights from a galaxy far, far away when Chris Trevas -- an official Star Wars artist who has provided illustrations for a variety of books, games, guidebooks and other products -- drops out of hyper-space and into CPL on May 4, 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration is required.

Boba Fett by Chris Trevas

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, May 9 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

Enchanted Fairy Tales Musical Theater Performance

After many weeks of practice and hard work the attendees, aged 7-10, of this musical theater workshop present their final performance for the public - Enchanted Fairy Tales! The young performers were trained in the basics of theater including projection, stage direction, set design and much more by two PCCS Arts Academy Students.
Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of "Into the Woods" and the current release of "Cinderella", this show is made up of short scenes from many popular musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and more. Please join us in watching the magic unfold on Friday, May 1 from 4:30-5:30PM in the Community Room...Be Our Guest!

Saturday STEM Science

Mix up a little science, technology, engineering and math and what do you get? STEM! A fun way for kids aged 7-10 to learn new things. Join us on Saturday, May 23, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room for some brain science. Registration is required.

Minecraft for Teens

Saturday, August 29, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Exciting building challenges. New inventive worlds. Come collaborate with others with your own Minecraft account, or use one of ours. For Teens. Registration required.

Teens, Make A One Of A Kind Mother's Day Gift!

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to make a Mother's Day gift that will melt mom's heart (or the heart of any other special person in your life).  Join us in the Purple Room , May 2nd from 2:00-3:00PM.  Please bring a photo your mom would love if you would like to add that special touch.  Registration is required. 

Photo: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com

Astute Artistry PROM Prep

Prom season is upon us!  In order to get ready for the big day, we are bringing in one of the leading local authorities in beauty and makeup, Astute Artistry, LLC, to get you those tips and tricks to look your best on Prom night! Registration required. May 9, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

[Devin & Hayato by SeanMolln is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Author Elizabeth Berg at Nicola's Books

The Dream Lover: a novel by Elizabeth Berg — New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Berg will be speaking at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM about her newest work, a historical novel based on the life of George Sand, nineteenth century author.  

Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. 

Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Mini Golf in the Library

Mini Golf between the library shelves. Surely, we're joking. Nope. It's really happening. April 8,  2:00-4:00 PM, come stop by the library to play a hole or two. Equipment courtesy of Zap Zone. All ages.

Photo: Mini Golf by Summer Skyes 11 (CC by 2.0)

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, April 13. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)