Catalog

Search our Catalog

Computer Classes

  • Current Canton Library cardholders 18 years and above are eligible to register for classes
  • Go to Program Calendar to sign up for classes. An online tutorial is available to help guide you through the process
  • Registration for class starts two weeks in advance of program date. Register online only
  • Have your Canton Library card number ready when you log on to the computer to register
  • You can use your Patron Record to review programs you are registered or waitlisted for and to cancel a registration. Please cancel registration at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $5 fee
  • All classes are free to Canton Library cardholders

eBook Basics

Want to find out what library eBooks are all about? Are you perplexed by the number of eReaders on the market and wonder how they would work with the library eBooks? Come join us for this eBook Basics class to be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:00AM. Registration is open now.

Ebay Selling — An Introduction

Most people have a stash of unused items at home. Maybe you received a gift that didn't quite fit, or have things leftover from an old hobby or collection. Join us in the Internet Lab on March 15th at 7:00PM for our Ebay Selling Class! We will teach you how to turned those unwanted items into cold hard cash! This class will cover Ebay selling basics and cover topics like researching your item, listing fees, collecting payment and other tips for running a successful sale. Hurry registration is limited.

Program Cancellation

The Internet Basics class scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2011 has been canceled.

How to: Register Online for Programs


If you'd like a quick walk-through of registering for programs, just watch the YouTube video above.
  1. Have a Canton Public Library card
  2. Click the link to the Program Calendar
  3. Find the date of the program you wish to attend. Often there are more programs than display by default — click "All" at the bottom of the day to see a full list
  4. When you have found the program you're interested in, hover over the icon graphic to see how many slots are available. If there are open seats, click the icon to proceed
  5. Clicking the icon will take you to a login screen if you are not already logged in. Enter your name and library card barcode, then press the submit button to log in
  6. Review the program information on the registration page. If all the information is correct, click 'Submit' to register
  7. If all has worked properly, you should reach a confirmation page with no on-screen warnings. If you do not reach a confirmation page or are shown an on-screen warning, please contact the library
  8. If you need to register more than one person (more than one library card), you must log out and re-do the process using the other card
If you log in to your patron record, you can manage the programs for which you're registered. If you're registered for programs, there will be a link at the top, near your name and address.

Common Problems

If you get an on-screen warning, there could be several things blocking you from registering:
  • You may be the wrong age for the program. Please check the age requirements and make sure that the library card you are using belongs to the appropriate child
  • You may have already registered for another section of the program. Please check My Account to see if your card is already registered
  • Your card may not be updated. Please visit the checkout desk, or call 734-397-0999 (option #3)

Waiting Lists

We do not maintain waiting lists for programs. However, extraordinarily popular programs tend to have sessions added as necessary. Also, there are some online cancelations, so diligence checking the page can often get you a spot.

DemographicsNow and ReferenceUSA

Learn to use DemographicsNow and ReferenceUSA databases to find out more about your local community, your customers, and your competitors! The up-to-date business intelligence will help you better market your business, get customer leads, and more. This one hour session is part of the Summer School for Business series.
Date: August 19, 2010
Time: Noon to 1:00PM
Location: Internet Lab

Google Options

At today's Google Business Center program, we went over many mostly-free products offered by Google that provide value to your business. All of them are listed at google.com/options and google.com/services (if only I remembered that a few hours ago!). Below is a brief listing of products highlighted today and what they do:
  • AdWords — Run search-based ads for your business and increase traffic to your products
  • AdSense — Get paid to place ads for other businesses on your website
  • Google Places — Claim you business's listing in Google search and maps
  • Google Analytics — Detailed website statistics with minimal effort
  • Google Merchant Center — Make your products appear in Google's shopping results
  • Google Apps — Affordable, custom online productivity tools for your business
  • Gmail — Free email with great productivity features
  • Google Docs — Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more from any browser, collaborative, available anywhere, and free. Awesome

Scanning With Our Copiers

Did you know you can use our copiers to digitally scan documents for free? There are two main options:
  • Scan to email - get a file sent to your email address
  • Scan to flash drive - plug in and go
Below are some quick videos to get you started.

Scan to Email

Scan to Flash Drive

Sports Abound in Downtown Detroit!

Downtown Detroit is the place to be for the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey Frozen Four Championship and the Detroit Tigers' home opener! The action begins Thursday with the college hockey Semifinals and concludes with Saturday's Championship game at Ford Field. Tickets are still available at a reasonable price.
The Tigers are back at Comerica Park for a six game home-stretch beginning with Friday's home opener against the Cleveland Indians. Michigan native and comedian Tim Allen will throw one of the first ceremonial pitches along with servicemen representing each branch of the military. Game time 1:05pm. Go Get'Em Tigers!!

MS Mail Merge

Date: March 23, 2010
Time: 9:30-11:30AM
Class description: Create a mail merge template and data source, perform letter, envelope and mailing label merges. Also create text for different size labels.
Registration opens March 9.

eBay Buying Basics

Date: April 8, Thurs., 2010
Time: 10:00-11:30AM

Description: Learn to be a savvy buyer on eBay. Class will cover how to register with eBay, search for an item, bid, submit payment, and leave feedback.

Excel II

Learn to use data, graphics and charts, and how to customize toolbars. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Date: November 16, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins at 9 a.m. on November 2.

Basic Computer Maintenance

Date: March 16, 2010
Time: 9:30-11:30AM

Class description: Acquire basic maintenance skills to keep your computer in good working order. Lecture and some Internet use.

Registration opens March 2.

Excel Tips & Tricks

Date: March 24, 2010
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Class description: Learn the latest tips and tricks in MS 2007 version to improve your productivity.
Registration opens on March 10.

Photo courtesy of AP Images

How to Find Your Next Employer

Date: June 23, 2009 | Time: 9:30 a.m.
Discover how to use the ReferenceUSA database with its 14 million potential employers nationwide as a job searching tool! Session topics include how to put together your information in a resume, networking, researching for company information, and negotiating techniques. Register online, this class now open to residents and non-residents alike.

Basic Computer Maintenance

April 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Keep your computer healthy by performing routine maintenance. Learn to empty temporary Internet files, delete cookies, defragment the hard drive, use scandisk and disk cleanup, uninstall unwanted programs and more. Lecture and some Internet use. Prerequisite: Some computer knowlege.

MS Word I

April 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
 An introduction to basic word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboardking skills.

Resume Creation & Job Search Online

April 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Need a professional-looking resume? This class teaches you to use the resume templates in MS Word. Also explore popular employment websites. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent

MS Word III

March 28, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter using Microsoft Word 2007. Prerequisite: MS Word I and equivalent.

Excel Tips & Tricks

March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Want to enhance your Excel productivity? Learn the latest tips and tricks in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

PowerPoint II

March 26, 9:30-11:30AM

Jazz up your presentations by adding motion and sound in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Prerequisite: PowerPoint I.