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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Video Games to and from Graphic Novels

Inside the World of Video Games

Learn about the video game industry and the creators and designers behind your favorite games.

The history of video games by Lydia Bjornlund

Video games: from concept to consumer by Kevin Cunningham

The epic evolution of video games by Arie Kaplan

The awesome inner workings of video games by Arie Kaplan

Video game designer by Alix Wood

Video game developer by Chris Jozefowicz

Computer game and film graphics by Paul Byrne

Starfish Family Services: Preschool Social Studies

On Tuesday, July 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Preschool Social Studies. Preschoolers are learning social studies everyday. In this workshop, participants will explore what social studies looks like in our classrooms and homes.  It's so much more than states and countries! Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Starfish Family Services: Babysitting Class - CANCELLED

Summer is here! Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on June 15th.

Ms Carissa ROCKS!

Hey everyone, it's Ms Carissa Knoles! Carissa has been strumming to the beat of her own guitar since the young age of 14. When a guitar playing crush said, “girls don’t really play guitar,” she went out and bought one the very next day and has been rocking happily ever after. Since graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Children and Families from the University of Michigan in May 2010, Carissa has combined her knack for music and her passion for Early Childhood into the Music with Ms. Carissa program. Carissa has written her own original songs for the imaginative minds of the young and the young at heart. Join us in welcoming Ms. Carissa on July 7 from 10:00-11:00 AM. Although Ms Carissa generally plays to the 5 and under crowd, all ages are welcome to rock out.

Tooth Fairy Program

Brushing your teeth is an important part of staying healthy, but do you REALLY know the ins and outs of dental care?  On Tuesday, July 14 from 10:00-10:45AM, join the Tooth Fairy and her friend as they share tons of FUN information about going to the dentist and taking care of your teeth.  You might even get some useful tools to help you do the job right. This program is for children aged 3 to 7 years old. Registration is required and begins on June 25. This program is brought to you by Bright Side Dental.
[Photo used with permission from picturegift


Your Tablet, Your Summer - June 6

Movies and music and books, oh my! Did you know that you can stream or download thousands of items to your computer or mobile device to enjoy your library where you go? From Zinio's 279 digital magazine titles to Hoopla's streaming movies, music and more, our emedia services have just what you need — even if you're on vacation!

Join us Saturday June 6 at 10:00 AM in the community room to take a tour through our Library's emedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks. Registration required!

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - June 13

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 13  for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Special Book Discussion Everyone's Reading

Join us Sunday, June 14th at 1:00PM in the Community Room ER2015to discuss the Everyone's Reading novel, The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer. Beecher White is an archivist who spends his days working happily in the past, where things are emotionally safe. Clementine Kaye, his crush in back in school, asks for his help tracking down her long-lost father. After they accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - a 200 hundred-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington, hidden underneath a desk chair, Beecher and Clementine find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

Soon a man is dead, and Beecher is on the run as he races to learn the truth behind this mysterious national treasure. His search will lead him to discover a coded and ingenious puzzle that conceals a disturbing secret from the founding of our nation.

Gripping, fast-paced, and filled with the fascinating historical detail for which he is famous, The Inner Circle is a thrilling novel that once again proves Brad Meltzer is a master of suspense.

Copies of the book are available to sign out at the Information Desk. 

Beginning Excel 2013 - June 4

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows with this introduction to Excel 2013. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Thursday June 4 at 7:00 PM. Registration Required!

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Teen Animanga Club - July

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Teen Animanga Club - June

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, June 17, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Board Gaming League of Canton - August

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, August 1  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Board Gaming League of Canton - June

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, June 6  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Teen Lumi Solar Art T-Shirts

June 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring your own t-shirts. Lumi Shadow Printing involves leaving specially dyed shirts out in the sun. The color holds where the sun hits, but not in shadow, so you can create fantastic silhouettes with cut outs. For Teens. Registration starts May 26.

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament

Light InfantrymanEngage in a little friendly competition -- in your mind -- with a Dungeons & Dragons-based tournament game.  Role-play the part of a competitor in a fantasy tournament.  The player who lasts the longest wins a prize!  Swords will clash on Wednesday, July 8, 7:00-8:00 PM.  no registration required, but players must be present at the beginning of the event to participate.

Photo Character - Light Infantryman & Cleric by Matthew Hodgson (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - June

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is June 22, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Butterfly Garden in Our Backyard

Join us for an outdoor adventure in the library's Butterfly Garden. We'll share a few stories, explore outside, make a little something, and observe the library's butterflies. 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00-8:00 PM