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Senior Book Discussion - Apr 22, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (Mark Haddon)

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. He has Asperger Syndrome. Christopher is on a quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog.

Mouse Skills

January 30 (10:00-11:00)

Discover how easy it is to learn basic mouse skills by following the online tutorial under a librarian’s guidance. This class is for beginners only. No registration required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Mar 16, 2009

Everyone's Reading Finding My Voice (Diane Rehm) and The Nick Adams Stories (Ernest Hemingway)

The first title is the Everyone's Reading selection for 2009, in which a leading radio personality describes her rise from an abusive childhood in an Arab-American household in Washington, D.C., to success in the field of radio and details her determined battle with spasmodic dysphonia, the rare neurological disorder that nearly destroyed her career.

Senior Book Discussion - Mar 25, 2009

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Geraldine Brooks)

In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a "plague village" in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Feb 16, 2009

To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells (Linda O. McMurry)

In the generation following Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent or outspoken than Ida B. Wells. Her fiery personality and uncompromising approach sometimes lost her friendships even as it won great victories.

Senior Book Discussion - Feb 25, 2009

Everyone's Reading Finding My Voice (Diane Rehm)

For 25 years, Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations with the world's most interesting and important people. This year her autobiography, Finding My Voice, is the Metro Detroit’s Everyone’s Reading selection.

PowerPoint II

January 24 or February 24 (9:30-11:30)

Jazz up your presentation by adding motion and sound in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Power Point I.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Jan 19, 2009

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See)

Foot binding; nu shu, a 1000-year-old secret language used by women of Hunan Province, and laotong, the arranged friendship between little girls meant to last a lifetime, provide the framework for this look at a chapter in Chinese history.

Senior Book Discussion - January 28, 2009

The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)

Taylor Greer grew up poor in Kentucky in the '60s and '70s, managed to avoid pregnancy through high school, and earned enough money to buy a Volkswagen that would take her west.

Paper Flower Bouquets - Jan 29

teengirls 077January 29 - 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
Sick of winter? Think spring by making a paper flower bouquet. We supply the materials, you bring the creativity.

Open Gaming - Jan 17

January 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
We supply the systems, games, and food, all you need to bring is your desire to play. We will have PS3, Wii, and XBox 360 games for you to choose from. Come for an hour or stay the whole time!

Teen Animanga Club - Jan 14, 2008

anime01January 14, 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Manga and anime fans can talk, watch, draw and enjoy japanophilia together. It's never predictable but it sure is fun.

Candle Containers

candleapIn honor of the many holidays that use candles in celebrating, we invite you to come design a container of your own. So come get creative with beads, glitter, tissue paper and embroidery thread and jazz up a candle container for whatever holiday celebration you like best!
Register online beginning October 28.
Ages: 5th and 6th graders
Date and Time: November 11 at 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Tween Book and Pizza Club

pizzaAges: 5th and 6th graders
Get together with other tweens, eat pizza & talk about a great book. After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.

November Meeting
Book: Cryptid Hunters by Gordon Korman
Date & Time: Nov 8 at 1 - 2pm
Register: beginning October 25

Tween Advisory Board

Fifth and sixth graders: join your friends at the Canton Public Library to let librarians know all about stuff that interests you. Tell us what kinds of books, movies, music, and websites you like and help out with different programs! What could be better than helping the library design programs you want us to have? You can also get volunteer credit for every Tween Advisory Board meeting and event you come to!
No registration required
Ages: 5th and 6th graders
Date and Time: November 22 at 1 - 2 pm
Location: Community Room

Gingerbread Houses

gngbrdapCome design and engineer your own Gingerbread House.
Register online beginning November 25
Ages: 5th and 6th graders
Date & Time: December 9 at 5:00 - 5:45pm

Tween Cardmaking

Card ShopMake a fun, interactive card to send snowy greetings to someone special.
Register online beginning December 2
Ages: 5th and 6th graders
Date & Time: December 16 at 5 - 5:45pm

Storytimes - Babies 4 - 11 Months

A half-hour program to introduce sensory and literacy activities. Please, no siblings, so that you can devote your full attention to your baby. Online registration begins October 27 (Non-resident registration begins October 29)
All children must have their own library card to register
Ages: 4 months - not yet 1, and a caregiver
Session Dates: November 11 - December 10
Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 - 7 pm OR Wednesdays @ 11:30 am - 12 noon

Storytimes - Children 1 Year

Children ages 12 months - Not Yet 2 Years old, accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for a half-hour program of simple stories, finger-plays and songs.
Online registration begins October 27 (Non-resident registration begins October 29)
All children must have their own library card to register
Ages: 1 year old and a caregiver
Session Dates: November 10 - December 12
Times: Mondays @ 9:30am OR 6:30pm,
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Storytime - Children 2-3 years

Children ages 2 years - not yet 4 years old, accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for a half-hour program of stories, activities and songs.
Online registration begins October 27. (Non-resident registration begins October 29)
All children must have their own library card to register
Ages: Children 2-3 years and a caregiver
Session Dates: November 10 - December 12
Times: Mondays @ 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 5:30pm OR 7:30pm,
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