62 Days of Summer

WSU Presents: Miss Electricity

Canton Public Library is proud to partner with Wayne State University's Department of Theater & Dance to present live theater in our library.
Miss Electricity unfolds as ten-year-old Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she’s struck by lightning — twice — and gains control over all things electric. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.
For added enjoyment of the production, follow this link to a Michigan Common Core, educational and enriching show guide created by the producers of the show. This show welcomes all ages and abilities.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 20 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

     Today is Juneteenth! On this day in 1865, the last enslaved people in the United States were set free. Although Abraham Lincoln issued his final Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and although the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified on January 31, 1865, not all slaves were freed immediately. Word traveled slowly to Texas, and it wasn't until General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston that the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced in the state. People began to celebrate immediately, and even though the holiday has gone through periods of declining popularity in the past, more and more communities are choosing to observe it now. Galveston, Texas celebrates with banquets, picnics, prayer services, parades, and numerous educational activities. More locally, the Ann Arbor branch of the NAACP hosts a yearly Juneteenth Celebration as well. 

     If you and your family would like to celebrate by learning more about the holiday, check out these books at the library:

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper

Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom in the story of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth by Denise Jordan

Explains the origins and meaning of Juneteenth Day, a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., and looks at how and where Juneteenth is observed.

Lose yourself in a sweet summer romance in the Young Adult section!

Alex, approximately by Jenn Bennett
From Twinkle, with love by Sandhya Menon

Black Girl Magic is a concept meant to celebrate "the beauty, power and resilience of Black women." These picture books cover a wide range of topics, but all feature phenomenal black girls!

Ada Twist, scientist by Andrea Beaty
Amazing Grace by 1945- Mary Hoffman

Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. See what friends you find in these picture books!

Bear's new friend by Karma Wilson
The day you begin by Jacqueline Woodson

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June. These picture books promote acceptance, understanding, and, of course, love! Share one today to celebrate!

Heather has two mommies by Lesléa Newman

Are you fascinated by the moon? Want to learn more about the ways it affects our lives? The full moon on July 16th is a great opportunity to learn more! Check out a book about moon phases, folklore, and more to see what lunar connections you find. 

The book of the moon by Rick Stroud

Are you feeling bored, tired, or lazy? Well, July is Anti-Boredom Month! Check out one of these books that will introduce you to a new hobby, craft, or game!

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with an early reader, picture book, or chapter book about this delicious treat!

Dizzy Izzy by Jon Scieszka
Esme the ice cream fairy by Daisy Meadows

Road trips are the quintessential summer experience. Ride along with teens facing unexpected love, music, family drama, and grief. 

American road trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson
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