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MS Word II

Add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols to Word documents. Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent.
Date: November 12, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 29 at 9:00 a.m.

MS Word I

An introduction to word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save. Prerequisites: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: November 5, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 22 at 9 a.m.

CVS Offers Flu Shots Today!

CVS Pharmacy is offering flu shots at the Canton Public Library on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Wednesday, October 19 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you have health insurance with a major company, your shot is free. If not, you will pay $29.99 and receive a $5 gift card back from CVS. This is the combo shot protecting you and your loved ones from H1N1 as well as this year's strain of Flu. Let's all stay healthy this winter and get our flu shots… at Canton Public Library.

Vegetarian Awareness Month Program

Do you know what the following people have in common? Diogenes, the Greek philosopher to Ben Franklin, founding father, to actors Emily Deschanel and Brad Pitt to singer Alanis Moressette?  They are all vegetarians!  Find out about the vegetarian life style when we celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month with the folks from VegMichigan on Saturday, October 22 at 12 noon.  Why do they do it?  It's a healthier, greener and more humane way to live your life.  Come learn why.   

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time 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. The library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will not have ABC Activity Time on those days. Program Dates and Times (November 14-December 17):
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Mondays, 1:30-2:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30-8:00 PM

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of November 14. These storytimes are designed for childrens ages 5 and under with a caregiver. Storytimes are held in the Community Room and do not require registration. The library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will not have Family Storytime on those days.
  • Mondays, 10:00-10:30AM and 1:00-1:30 PM
  • Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM and 7:00-7:30 PM
  • Thursdays, 10:00-10:30 AM
  • Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM
  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 AM

Discover Your Inner Guitar Hero

Do you have a little Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton in your blood? The pros from Axis Music Academy will help you discover your inner guitar talents on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. Tweens, teens and adults will listen to a little music, learn about guitars and give it a try themselves. Should be lots of fun!

Gadget Night

Thinking of buying an eReader but aren't sure which model is right for you? Do you have an iPad on your holiday gift list but aren't sure if it is something you would really use? Join us Tuesday October 11, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room and we haul out some of today's hottest gadgets for you to test and try before you buy. Come play with our eReaders, iPad, digital cameras and even video games.

Family Halloween Party

Children in grades Kindergarten thru fourth grade are invited to this Halloween program with a caregiver. Don't forget to wear your costume! Register online beginning October 10. Funded by the Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library
Monday, October 24, 7:00-8:00 PM

Storytime at Canton Farmers Market

Put on your costume and join CPL staff at the Canton Farmers Market on Sunday, October 16th for a Halloween story and craft. The Farmers Market is open from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM; stories will be read at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. For all ages.

Adults Writing Children's Lit Group

The Adults Writing Children's Lit Group will meet on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. If you are interested in writing for children, join us as we share our work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres? Join us on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00-7:00 PM for our Adult Writers' Group. Dave Richards, a library assistant and a freelance writer for the Eisner Award winning website, Comic Book Resources, moderates. Dave has completed an unpublished science fiction mystery novel and is currently writing a horror novel.

Murder Will Out: Carol Higgins Clark

Willard Library in Battle Creek is pleased to present An Evening with Carol Higgins Clark, Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at the Burnham Brook Community Center.

Mobbed: a Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark — Best-selling mystery author Carol Higgins Clark will talk about her Regan Reilly detective series, take questions, and sign books. The program is free of charge and all are welcome! Burhnam Brook Community Center is located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please call 269-968-8166 with any questions.

No Homework Help Monday October 10th

National Honor Society Homework Help will not be available Monday, October 10th due to their monthly meeting. They will, however, return Tuesday, October 11th.

Discover Your Inner Guitar Hero

Do you have a little Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton hiding in you? The pros from Axis Music Academy will help you discover your hidden talents on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Come give it a try — you may be amazed how quickly you can pick it up and start making music.

The Paint Creek Boys Visit!

Do you like Ricky Skaggs or Allison Krauss? Then you'll love the music of Ron and Don Whitaker, aka The Paint Creek Boys. Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a free concert of bluegrass, country and gospel music. We'll tap our toes and clap our hands while Ron and Don do the pickin' and grinnin'.

Death of the Book and Other Good News

Daniel Okrent, author, editor and University of Michigan alumnus, will give a public lecture on the impact of digital revolution on bookstores, libraries, publishers, and of course, readers. He thinks that "It's the biggest change in the world of words since Gutenberg, and may turn out to be just as beneficial…"
Date: Thursday, October 6, 4:00-5:30 PM
Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Ann Arbor

How Does This Work?

Hey Kids! Are you curious about your bones and muscles? How does all those things connect in our bodies? What is a healthy snack? Join us for our How Does This Work program. It takes place on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 7:00 to 7:45 PM. Program is open to children ages 5-9 with a caregiver! Registration begins Monday, October 3, 2011.

Murder Will Out: Meet William Kent Krueger

Northwest Angle: a novel by William Kent Krueger — Meet William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM at Aunt Agatha's in Ann Arbor. Mr. Krueger will discuss and sign his new Cork O'Connor novel, Northwest Angle.

Plush Pets

Come to the library to celebrate your plush pets!

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Register beginning September 29

Children, ages 3-5 with a caregiver, are invited to this program with their favorite stuffed animal. We will share some great stories and a snack with our special pets.