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Senior Wii Bowling

Seniors have fun on a Wii Bowling League on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. It's great fun and competition, with no special skills required. Join us on January 3 and January 12 at 11:00 AM.

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 12 at 7PM.

Murder Will Out: The Mousetrap's 60 Years

The Mousetrap, & Other Plays by Agatha Christie — begins it's 60th consecutive year in performance in London's theaters. That's 24,587 performances to date. Written for the radio, the play debuted on November 25, 1952 at the Ambassador Theater starring Richard Attenborough as Detective-Sargent. In 1974 the play transferred to the Martin Beck Theater in London and has been playing there since. Theater goers are asked at every performance not to reveal the play's ending. Beginning in September 25, 2012, The Mousetrap will go on tour. Additional 'murderous' events are planned in celebration.

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!

Kindle and More

The Amazon Kindle has just joined Kobo, Nook, Sony, iPad and others to become a device of choice for reading free library eBooks. Come find out how. This petting zoo class offers you a close look and hands-on with these popular devices.

Date: December 2, 2011, 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on November 18.

eBook Basics

Join us Tuesday January 24th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and 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 market today. Registration begins January 10th.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: April 25, 2012

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, April 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. Our book for April is:

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs — A heartfelt novel about female friendship and the experiences that knit us together — even when we least expect it.




Copies will be available at the March 28 Canton Seniors Book Discussion or ask for a copy following the March meeting at the Adult Department's Help Desk.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: February 22, 2012

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, February 22 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. February's selection is:

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson — In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears, a pacifist father and an ardent abolitionist, his grandfather.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: January 25, 2012

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM in CPL Group Study Room A. This month we are reading:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón — Eleven year old Daniel’s quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget. He discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written.

Check at the Help Desk for an available copy of The Shadow of the Wind.

Giant Scrabble


November 21, 6:30-8:30 PM. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.

"Fun at Lunch" at the Park

This time our Lunch and Learn is all about de-stressing! We're traveling to the high school Thursday, November 17, during A, B, and C lunches to bring you video and board games! Just bring your lunch to the Salem presentation room (2112) to relax during lunch.
[Photo courtesy of flickr user Joo0ey]

River Cruising with AAA

River cruising offers unsurpassed styles and elegance of the world's best river cruise ships. Join us on November 17 at 7:00 PM as we armchair travel once again with the professionals from AAA of Canton. We're going on a luxurious river cruise, featuring small elegant ships designed to navigate inland rivers for an exclusive travel experience anywhere in the world. This could be your perfect winter getaway.

Family Game Day

November 20-26 is National Game and Puzzle Week. If you are looking for some post-Thanksgiving-Day fun, join us on Saturday, November 26th in the Community Room at 1:00 PM for Family Game Day. We'll have many board games here for you to play. You'll also get to make a version of Speed Scrabble to take home with you!

Great Michigan Read 2011-2012

Michigan Humanities Council, in conjunction with Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, has selected nine host sites for the Great Michigan Read traveling exhibit: We Don’t Want Them. The exhibit places the events documented in Kevin Boyle's Arc of Justice in a broader context of policies and practices that limited where some could live, thus impacting their past and present quality of life. We Don't Want Them opened in Flint and will travel around the state to the following cities:

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: November 16, 2011

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet one week earlier this month on Wednesday, November 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett — In pitch perfect voices, Katheryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, and friends — view each other.

Let's Pretend

Starfish Family Services presents a workshop for parents on the importance of pretend play. Learn to identify and use elements and strategies for supporting pretend play in your household. Childcare will be provided by licensed Starfish Family Service staff. Register online now or by calling Nichole Welz at 734.397.0999 x 1252

Program date: November 10, 9:30-11:30 AM

No Homework Help October 31st

National Honor Society Homework Help will not be available Monday, October 31st. They will, however, return Tuesday, November 1st.

Starkweather Book Club Pick: Stitches

Stitches : a memoir -- by David Small — I have the pleasure of working with a fantastic group of young adults at the Starkweather Alternative High School. The Canton Public Library in cooperation with Starkweather was awarded an ALA Great Stories Club Grant a couple years ago. The book club was such a success we decided to continue meeting.

Cosplay Contest November 9

November 9, 6:30-8:45 PM join us at our monthly Animanga Club meeting for our annual Cosplay Contest! Dress as your favorite, stylish anime character and you could win a prize. Or, just come along to watch anime and support your friends! Meeting in the purple room.
[photo by Nina Yasmine]

November Programs in Printable Calendar Format

We now offer a printable PDF version of our monthly program calendar. This version includes all library sponsored November 2011 programs.