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Teen International Cook-Off

Do you want to show off your culinary skills? Monday, July 18, at 2:00PM teens going into grades 7-12 can bring 25 samples of your best homemade cultural dish for our judges to sample and rate on creativity and taste. Dishes must be homemade and you must include the recipe. If you sign up as a cook, you may not sign up as a judge. Registration begins July 4th.
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Duct Tape Mania

Tweens and teens going into grades 5-12 can make awesome creations out of duct tape. Register online today!
Program Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2:00-2:45PM

Fun with Pets

Kids, have you always wanted a pet but didn't know how to take care of it? Do you have a pet but want to learn more about bonding with your four-legged friend? Come to our Fun with Pets Program on July 25, 2011 from 4:00 to 4:45PM. We'll have fun hanging out with a local vet, learning about pets, making a fun craft, and having a yummy snack. Registration starts July 11, 2011 and is open to Children ages 3-5 years old and their caregiver. Can't wait to see you!

What's the Word?

Here are some folks who earned their Entertainment Badge by playing Giant Scrabble! Whether stopping by to play one word or many, these folks dazzled us with their mastery of vocabulary. We'll be doing this program again on August 11, 11:00AM-1:00PM, so keep an eye out.

Have your earned your Foodie badge yet?

Have you joined Connect Your Summer yet? Have you earned your Foodie badge yet? Patrons who attended Potato Play or Fruit Fun earned their badge while hanging out at the library. If you'd like to attend a library program to earn your Foodie badge, we have some great programs that can satisfy this badge.

Connect Your Summer

Have you joined our new Summer program, Connect Your Summer? It encourages you to connect to the community through reading and other activities. You can read books, come to library programs, attend community events or create your own activities to earn virual online badges. Through this program you can make friends, learn more about the library and the explore the community. Have a great summer!

Thank You to the Palace of Auburn Hills

The Palace of Auburn Hills donated 4 tickets for The Wiggles Big Birthday! show on July 29, 2011. A special raffle was held during our Family Storytime today, and one lucky family will be attending the show for free. The Canton Public Library and our community are very fortunate to have generous organizations supporting our library.

Author Talk: Harry Dolan

Local author Harry Dolan will be at Nicola's Books with his second mystery which features his main character David Loogan from his first novel. Dolan will talk about his latest Loogan story Very Bad Men on Monday, July 18th at 7:00PM.

Register for the Best in Show Dog Show!

Canton Library will host our own Best in Show Dog Show on August 6th from 10:00AM-Noon. Pets must register ahead of time — but all humans are welcome!

A signed registration form and other information about your pet is required if you wish to be in the show. You must present your homeowners insurance and dog's shot records to participate.

Dogs will be judged on various criteria including appearance, behavior, best trick, and best costume. Many prizes will be awarded with an overall Best in Show grand prize for the winner.

Download the registration form

Duct Tape Mania

Wednesday, July 20, at 2:00PM tweens and teens going into grades 5-12 can make awesome creations out of duct tape. Registration opens July 6th.

Time's running out…

Teens and Tweens — Don't forget to register for our Minute To Win It program on Friday, July 8th at 2:00PM! We know you've all been waiting to try those cool games yourselves. So come and join us. Earn your Adventurer Badge, Discover wacky skills you didn't know you had, and maybe even win a prize! Yup. We did just say the "P" word. Register Today

Storytime at the Canton Farmer's Market

The library will host a storytime with crafts at the Canton Farmers Market on Sunday, July 10. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Preservation Park.
Storytimes will be at 11:00AM and 1:00PM.

5th Grade and Up Book Discussion

Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. Register online today.
Program Date: Thursday, July 14, 2:00-2:45PM
Book Title: The Postcard by Tony Abbott

Third and Fourth Grade Book Group

Guess what! Do you love book groups? Come to the 3rd/4th Grade Book Group on July 13, 2011 from 2:00-2:45PM. July's book is Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look. Registration starts June 29. Be sure to pick your book up at the Children's Reference Desk after you register. See you there!

Digital Scrapbooking

Create a beautiful scrapbook the digital way. Bring a flash drive with a few of your pictures to play with, or instructor Dawn Montagano will have plenty for you to do. This is cutting edge scrapping with beautiful results. Join us on June 30 at 7:00PM in the Internet Lab. Registration is required as space is limited.

Folktales from Around the World

Kids, come and listen to some great tales from around the world. Folktales are a great way to pass down stories and experiences from one generation to another. We will share stories and make a craft too.

Who: Children, ages 5-9 with caregiver
When: Monday, July 11, 11:00-11:45AM
Where: Library Community Room
Registration begins Monday, June 27

Summer Reading with the Plymouth Whalers

All ages can see the Whalers mascot Shooter and hear a special story.
Program Date: Monday, June 27, 2:00-2:30PM

Fun in the Garden Storytime

Children, ages 5 and under, and caregivers, join us Monday, June 27 at 10:00AM for a family storytime all about gardens. We will share stories of vegetables and flowers outside by the library garden (weather permitting). We will also make a beautiful craft and enjoy a special treat. Registration begins Monday, June 13.

Minute to Win It

Johnny Applestack. Worm Diving. Chocolate Unicorn. They're all games from Minute to Win It. You've watched the TV show, now it's your turn! Check out NBC's Minute to Win It website and start brushing up on your mad skills for our Minute to Win It program on July 8th at 2:00PM. This program is for Teens and Tweens. Registration begins June 24th.

BOOM! The Entrepreneur

Join TechTown on June 30 at NextEnergy for BOOM! The Entrepreneur, the latest in a series of programs for would-be entrepreneurs over the age of 50.

This two-hour workshop, sponsored by BOOM! The New Economy, motivates and inspires baby boomers to take the next steps in starting a business.

Randal Charlton, executive director of TechTown and a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will lead the group in a discovery of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The program also includes one-on-one counseling sessions with TechTown business experts.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 8:30 to 11:00AM
Location: NextEnergy, 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit
This program is free, but you must register to attend.