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Tween Advisory Board Meeting

Attention 5th and 6th graders! Want a chance to let the library know all about stuff that interests you? Then come to the next Tween Advisory Board meeting and tell us what kinds of books, movies, music, and websites you like and learn about ways you can help out with some different programs! Our next meeting is Saturday, March 28 from 1-2pm (no registration is required). Bring a friend, enjoy some snacks, and help us figure out what the library can do for you!

Teen Tech Week Digital Photo Contest Winners Have Been Chosen

Thanks to all who participated! We got many amazing entries and it was hard to pick a winner!
1st Place: "Escape" by Juliana Mi
2nd Place: Untitled by Heidi Lewis

Tied for 3rd Place: "Shining Star" by Tiffany Tan and "August" by Madeline Viergutz
 

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a book discussion for kids in 3rd and 4th grade. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Date: April 4 at 1pm

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Date: April 9 at 5pm

March is Reading Month Celebration

On Thursday, March 12th, local celebrities shared some of the favorite stories with families in the community.  We would like to thank Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy, State Represetative Marc Corriveau and Rachael Hunter from WYCD for helping us celebrate March is Reading Month.

Excel Tips &Tricks

March 25, 6:30-8:30PM

Want to enhance your Excel productivity? Learn the latest tips and tricks in Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Economy Spurs Home Garden Boom

The Associated Press reported in "Dollars from Dirt: Economy Spurs Home Garden Boom" that people are gardening to save money. I love the thought that backyard gardening can not only make people and the environment healthier, but can perhaps help solve the economic crisis. CPL's "Yard Scraps to Garden Treasures" program on April 22 from 7:00-8:30pm can get you off to a great start by showing you how to compost and enrich your soil.

Heroscape Tournament March 14

Come join us anytime between 1-4pm this Sat. for this miniature battle strategy game. Never played before? No problem! Heroscape has easy to learn, simple rules while still retaining great, complex game play. All miniatures will be provided. Just come and play.

PowerPoint I

Thursday, March 19, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to create multimedia presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.

Teen Tech Week Digital Photo Contest

 Entry Deadline March 22, 6 pm.
• No more than two entries per participant. You may use any photograph, however it must be your own.
• There is only one way to enter your photograph:

Animanga Club Mar. 11

6:30-8:45 come join us for more Ouran High School Host Club, more pocky, and more...well, anime zaniness. There will be a raffle and a surprise anime showing!
© Bisco Hatori / Hakusensha © NTV / VAP / BONES / Hakusensha

March is Reading Month Celebration

Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to attend our "March is Reading Month Celebration." Members of the Canton community will read some of their favorite children's books.  Refreshments will be provided. 
Program Date & Time: March 12   7:00 - 8:00 PM

100 Days Until Summer Reading!

Can’t wait for Summer Reading season? Artist.preview.png It's not that far away!

This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library. Get inspired to do something imaginative by reading about artists and inventors. Remind your parents they can have some fun, too, since all ages are welcome to join Summer Reading.

Let us know what you’re doing to prepare for Summer Reading by commenting on this post!

Knit Night

knittingKnit Night is Monday, March 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Drop in to enjoy time with other handcrafters of all ages. Compare projects, ask for help with a tricky stitch, or learn how to knit! Crochet, embroidery, and other handcrafts are also welcome.

photo by Todd Huffman used under Creative Commons license

History of the Star-Spangled Banner

Learn about the history of the "Star Spangled Banner," through live saxophone presentations. 
Program Date and Time : March 5th at 7:00 PM

Digital Camera for Beginners

Tuesday, March 10 (9:30-11:30AM)

Transfer photos onto a computer, use MS Photo Editor to crop, rotate and resize pictures, plus email them. Visit print processing websites too. Please leave your camera and photos at home. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

First Grade Round-Up

During the month of March, Canton First Graders visit the library with their classes for an exciting program.  They enjoy a puppet show, hear a super story and get a tour of the Children's Library.  This year will mark our 18th Annual First Grade Round-Up.

African American Cultural Celebration!

La'Ron WilliamsCelebrate Black History Month with interactive stories and songs. Storyteller La'Ron Williams returns to the library, Saturday, February 28th from 2-3pm in the Community Room, with a bag of tales and instruments from the African American tradition. This program is for ages 5 and up.

$20 million allocated for Senior Services

The Senior Alliance is requesting your input for the 2010-2012 Multi-Year Plan. A community forum  for input on how  $20 million in state and federal funds should be used for senior services will be held on Monday, March 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Summit on the Park (46000 Summit Parkway, Canton). If you are unable to attend, please complete the survey available on The Senior Alliance website.  Submit the completed survey to the Planning Specialist at The Senior Alliance by April 30, 2009.

Calling All Seniors & Caregivers!

Are you providing care for someone elderly?  Or are you a senior citizen wanting to learn more about laws that impact on your life?  Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan Elder Law & Advocacy is presenting a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 25 (6-8 p.m.) at the Cherry Hill Village Theater.  Topics covered are current events in elder law, tips on caregiving, and preventing elder abuse. This event is sponsored by Canton Leisure Services, Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle and Waltonwood.  For more information call 313/937-8291.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Boy!  I can’t wait for March to get here.  Why?  Because March is Reading Month!  And Reading Month means First Grade Round Up!    This is the 18th year the  Children’s Tween and Teen Services Librarians will host first grade classes from local schools.  And I haven’t missed one yet!    Kids get a tour of the library and meet my Giraffe friends Caribou and Rafiki.  Then they make a craft and see a really funny puppet show.  The best part of First Grade Round Up is that each First Grader gets a library card and checks out a book that day