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Conquering Your Pain the Holistic Way

The Doctor is In! Please join us on Thursday, September 29 from 7:00-8:00PM in the Purple Room for a special presentation, Conquering Your Pain the Holistic Way, by Livonia's own "Dr. Phil," Dr. Philip Hoehn, DC, CCSP. Learn how chiropractic care can provide a healthy and natural approach to relieving pain from sports injuries and other ailments.

Plush Pets

Children ages 3-5 can bring their favorite stuffed animal to this program designed especially for the both of you. Special stories and a snack will be part of the fun on October 13, 7:00-7:45 PM.
Register online beginning September 29.

Fabulous Fractions with Sylvan

Saturday October 8th from 1:00-2:00 PM, teens can join Sylvan teachers for a hands-on workshop using manipulatives to help improve your pre-algebra skills. Math can be a lot of fun! Registration opens September 24th.

Pictures of Resistance… in the Hatcher Library Gallery

September 6–November 27
Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman Exhibit

The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera. Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans—some Jewish, some not—who fought the Germans and their collaborators.

This exhibit is sponsored by the University Library and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Additional events will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery in Room 100 (use Diag entrance) at 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.

Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University. Free and open to the public

Death of the Book—and Other Good News

Thursday, October 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Lecture at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (use Diag entrance)
913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

According to Dan Okrent, "The digital revolution has upended the roles of bookstores, libraries, publishers, and, of course, readers. It’s the biggest change in the world of words since Gutenberg, and may turn out to be just as beneficial—or even more so." Daniel Okrent is best known as the first public editor at the New York Times, but he first spent more than 25 years in magazine and book publishing. He has written several books, including Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history. He also attended the University of Michigan and worked on the Michigan Daily.

Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University. Free and open to the public

The Princess Curse

October 4, 4:00-5:30 PM
A talk with author Merrie Haskell Fuller

The princess curse by Merrie Haskell — Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling—and downright silly—curse. Ridiculous though the curse may be, whoever breaks it will win a handsome reward. Sharp-witted Reveka, an herbalist’s apprentice, has little use for princesses, with their snooty attitudes and impractical clothing. She does, however, have use for the reward money that could buy her a position as a master herbalist.

The Man Who Never Died

September 22, 5:30-7:00 PM, A talk with author William M. Adler, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

The man who never died : the life, times, and legacy of Joe Hill, American labor icon by William M. Adler — Joe Hill was convicted of murder in Utah in 1914 and sentenced to death by firing squad. In the international controversy that ensued, many believed Hill was innocent but condemned for being a union man. Author William M. Adler spent four years investigating the case, and in a biography that reads like a murder mystery, argues convincingly for Hill’s innocence.

Babysitters Club

Staff from Starfish Family Services will teach 6th-8th graders the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive certification in first aid. Register online today.
Saturdays, October 1 and October 8, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Book Gems

Join us Thursday, September 29, from 7:00-8:00 PM for Book Gems. Our staff will explore some great hidden-in-plain-sight reads in Canton Public Library's fiction and nonfiction collections. Discover new and interesting titles for your book group or reading stack.

Final Days to Check Out a Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Program passes will be available until September 23, 2011 to check out. Museums will accept passes until September 30, 2011.

The 2012 program will run from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

NHS Tutoring Returns September 26th!

It's that time of year again! School has started up and help is on the way. Monday, September 26th, will be the first day for free NHS tutoring. If you are interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in third through twelfth grade
  • If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment, textbooks, calculators, and any other materials you need
Starting September 26th, Days and Times:
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM Plymouth District Library in the Teen Zone
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM Plymouth District Library in the Teen Zone
*Tutors will not be here during snow days or the holiday breaks, they need a break too!

Fall Into Autumn

Kids, ages 3-5 with caregiver, come enjoy an autumn story, activities, craft and a tasty treat!

Register online beginning September 12.

Program date: September 26, 7:00 PM

Chicken Fun

Celebrate National Chicken Month with a special storytime on Saturday, September 24, from 2:00-2:45 PM. Children, ages 3-6 with a caregiver, enjoy some silly chicken stories, make a chicken craft and see why the chicken crossed the road. Registration begins September 10.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres? Join us on Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00-7:00PM 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.

Adults Writing Children's Lit Group

The Adults Writing Children's Lit Group will meet on Saturday, September 24th from 2:00-3:00PM 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.

Thank you to our Creative Writing Instructor, Linda Papa!

The Canton Public Library would like to thank Linda Papa for 3 years of excellence in teaching. Linda, an instructor at University of Detroit Mercy, has been teaching our creative writing class for teens for the past 3 Summers. This class emphasizes free expression with a focus on artistic creation. Linda's patience and love for writing and teaching makes this a very popular program each summer. Over the next few weeks look for audio recordings of stories the students created in the class.

Cake Boss

Do you love cake? Well, it isn't just for birthdays anymore. We will have cake stories, a cake craft and cupcake decorating at this program designed for children ages 5-8. This program will be on September 22, 7:00-7:45 PM. Register online beginning September 8.

Wildlife & Nature Travel Program

WANT Expeditions is a leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented small group travel; connecting travelers, adventurers, photographers and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exists on our planet.

For outdoor and nature enthusiasts this group is presenting a memorable program on travelling to Costa Rica. From oceans, to rainforests, to hillsides covered in coffee, Costa Rica offers a little bit of paradise for everyone.

Join us Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Family Storytime

Storytimes are half-hour programs of activities, songs and stories for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.
Program Date: Wednesday, September 7, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Muppet Fun

Hey kids… do you love Kermit the Frog? How about that wild and wacky Gonzo? If so, and you are between the ages of 5 and 8 years old, be sure to have your grown-up sign you up for our Muppet Program! Registration begins September 3rd. The program date is Saturday, September 17th from 3:00 until 3:45 p.m. Don't forget to bring your caregiver!