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

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 Dave has completed an unpublished science fiction mystery novel and is currently writing a horror novel.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!

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