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

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!

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.

Program Dates and Times (September 12-October 15):
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Mondays, 1:30-2:00PM
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30-8:00PM

Family Storytimes

Family Storytimes begin the week of September 12. 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.
  • Mondays, 10:00-10:30AM and 1:00-1:30PM
  • Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30PM
  • Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30AM and 7:00-7:30PM
  • Thursdays, 10:00-10:30AM
  • Fridays, 10:00-10:30AM
  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:30AM

Yo Ho Ho! It's Pirate Storytime

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, children ages 5-8, with a caregiver, are invited to join us for stories and crafts about pirates.
Program Date: Monday, September 19 7:00-7:45 PM

Back to School with Sylvan

September 17th at 1:00 PM (to 2:00 PM) the staff from Sylvan Learning Center will  help teens get the school year off to a strong start.  Attendees will learn to use a planner, establish an after school study time, and become familiar with several techniques that help build long term retention of information for test success.  Registration opens September 3rd.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: December 2011

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will not meet in December. Copies of the January 25, 2012 selection, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon will be available after November 16, 2011. Request a copy at the Adult Reference Desk.

September Programs in Printable Calendar Format

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

How I Helped in Haiti

Canton's own Pat Butzin, volunteer extraordinaire, is always available to lend a helping hand - even in Haiti after the earthquake. Learn how the experience changed her, changed her mind about many things and changed Haiti. Join us on September 22 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for an evening of hope, helping and sharing.

Tamil Storytime

All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.
Program Dates: Thursday, September 1, 7:00-7:45 PM

National Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime

Children ages 4-8, with a caregiver are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a storytime presented by the staff from the bookstore As the Page Turns.
Program Date: Thursday, September 8 7:00-7:30 PM.

Wildlife & Nature Travel Expedition

Put on your hiking boots and safari hat… we're going on an adventure with the guides from WANT Expeditions. We're off to the amazing country of Costa Rica with all its exotic wildlife and landscapes. This should be a very interesting program with lots of beautiful photography. Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room — you're sure to be wowed.

Commemorating 9/11

A phrase often heard after the 9/11 tragedy was "we will never forget" and we certainly won't at the Canton Public Library. We have two events on Monday, September 12 to honor the 10th anniversary and those effected by the events of that day. First, at 9:00 AM in the front parking lot, we will witness a flag ceremony performed by the VVA 528 color guard. At 7:00 PM, we are pleased to welcome some of the members of the Michigan Philharmonic to perform some patriotic music. If anyone wishes to share memories or experiences of that day, please contact Marcia at 734-397-0999 x1079. God Bless America.

Back to Business School

We're going Back to Business School with a series of presentations geared to our local business community and entrepreneurs during their lunch hours at Noon. This five series offering begins September 13 and includes the following:

Farewell, Miss Kristen

It is with greatly mixed emotions that we bid a fond farewell to our Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist, Kristen Kostielney. Kristen will be leaving us in September to take a position as a head start teacher with the Campagna Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Please join us in celebrating the nearly 21 years Kristen has spent with CPL and wishing her all the best with a farewell reception on Thursday, September 15 from 5:00-6:30PM in the Purple Room.

Kristen's departure opens up a position here at the library and we are currently accepting applications for the Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist position.

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime begins Tuesday, September 13, 2011. These storytimes are designed for babies up to 18 months. Register online today!

Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition

The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition is committed to working to secure the right of every person in Canton to be free from hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents. What is a hate crime? Who are its victims? How do we prevent hate crimes? Come hear the answers and get ideas about how to guide your children in a tolerant, non-violent, non-bullying life. Bring your questions and concerns on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to Officer Dale Waltz of the Canton Public Safety Department and library director Eva Davis, Coalition co-chair. 

Kiwanis Storytime

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Canton will read stories and offer other fun activities. All ages welcome.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 23 7-7:45 p.m.

Family Storytime

Come to a fun, family-oriented storytime about stars and the sun! Children, ages 5 and under, with a caregiver are welcome.

Program Date: Monday, August 15th
Time: 10:00-10:30 AM

2011 Manga Drawing Contest Winners

We had over 60 people enter our 2011 contest with some amazing, beautiful art! This year's theme was "World Cultures", and kudos to everyone who incorporated it into their drawings! So many people deserved recognition, but we had to limit ourselves to 3 winners for each age group and a few honorable mentions. Take a look at all of 2011 manga entries to see the honorable mentions and all the other fantastic artwork! Here are the winners:

5-6 Grade

1st Place — Daydreaming by sydney Jiang, grade 6