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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.

Age of Champions

Age of ChampionsAge of Champions is an award-winning documentary following a diverse group of competitors from all corners of the country who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. It’s an inspiring story about the triumph of the human spirit over the limitations of age These athletes challenge convention and share a belief that the best in life still lies ahead of them. Screening will be on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room.

July Creatapillars

Are you a creative kid? This crafty program is tailored to kids who are 7 to 10 years old. Let your creative side flow in our program, Creatapillars. Our project for July will be filled with paint and fun. We will meet on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 7:00-7:45 PM. Registration will begin Monday, June 24, 2013.

[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Arthur Hooray for Health

Come along and join America's favorite aardvark, Arthur, and learn about eating healthy food and staying fit on Monday, July 8 at 10:00 AM in the Community Room. Based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown, join the world's most famous aardvark, eight-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends on this great adventures, Arthur Hooray for Health! It's rated G for everyone.

Real Heroes Read Book Talk and Author Visit

On July 2, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Michigan authors David Anthony and Charles David Clasman will introduce us to their super fun and exciting chapter book series, Heroes A2Z. Set in Traverse City, Michigan, this series follows twins Abigail and Andrew and their baby sister, Zoe as they face exciting adventures, mind boggling mysteries and don't forget the aliens! Books will be available for purchase and authors will be available to sign them, but there will also be free book giveaways, too. So come on in to hear about Superhero kids fighting crime before bedtime.

Summer Tie Dye Fun!

Do you love swirling pops of color? Have you always wanted to make your own t-shirt? Well, come to our all ages Summer Tie Dye Event on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and have a blast tie dying your own clothes! You must bring your own shirts, socks, canvas bags, pillow cases, etc. that you want to dye. See you there!

Movie Mondays: Be Creative

Join us each Monday to beat the heat and enjoy fun films in our Community Room! Each week we'll fill the day with films for kids, adults, or the whole family!

Monday, August 5, we will celebrate our final Movie Monday by with films about BEing CREATIVE. We will begin our day exploring the 2nd Dimension and end it with a look at London's most elusive and intriguing street artist. You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy lawn chairs if you like.

June Creatapillars

Are you a creative kid? This crafty program is tailored to kids who are 7 to 10 years old. Let your creative side flow in our program, Creatapillars. For June, we will be making ways to feed our flying friends. Peanut Butter will be used in these projects. We will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7:00-7:45 PM. Registration begins Monday, May 24, 2013.

[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Walgreens BP Checks

Join us on the first day of Connect Your Summer, our summer reading program, for a free blood pressure check from our partners at the Canton Walgreens. Many activities will take place in our Community Room on June 17 to celebrate the beginning of summer. This one might actually save your life. Walgreens will be here from 2:00 to 3:00 PM so come get checked out.

Futuristic Fiction...or, If You Liked The Hunger Games

So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...

Brave new world by Aldous Huxley

The stand by Stephen King

A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood

The maze runner by James Dashner

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Real Life Time Travel

Will we ever be able to travel through time to different eras? These books tackle tough questions about "life, the universe, and everything."

About time: cosmology, time and culture at the twilight of the Big Bang by Adam Frank

Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles

Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney

Einstein's cosmos: how Albert Einstein's vision transformed our understanding of space and time by Michio Kaku

How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey

How to build a time machine by Paul Davies

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: August 22, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 22 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Kate Atkinson's Case Histories. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.

Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson

Craftapalooza

Join us Thursday August 8, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Community Room for a crafting extravaganza! This event will feature a wide range of "crafting stations" to help you earn your "Be Creative" badge. Instructors will be on hand to help with papercrafts, hair accessories and much, much more. Ages 12 and up.

Road to Recovery: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

RoadCantonite Chris Dimanin will describe how family and friends can be successful in getting their loved ones into treatment without the services of a professional interventionist. He will share the very effective "Love First" model of recovery as well as share helpful resources and "how to" books. This could be a life-saving conversation. Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.

From Glory Days by Kurt A. David

From Glory Days PBS TV ShowJoin Kurt A. David, pro athlete, best-selling author, TV personality and more as he brings his popular PBS TV show to the library. David's message is about reaching success despite facing great change, transition and adversity. His best-selling From Glory Days tells the stories of well-known, big-name athletes who have made the transition from hero athlete to everyday father and husband. Meet Mr. David, hear his stories and take a good look at his book, available for sale and signing on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of each month in the library community room. For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com. This chess is open to 10 year olds and up.

Celebrate the First Ascent of Mount Everest

In May of 1963 the first group of Americans reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the expedition with these books and DVDs.

The vast unknown: America's first ascent of Everest by Broughton Coburn

Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine?s Fatal Ascent by Hoyland, Graham

The wildest dream [videodisc]: conquest of Everest by National Geographic Entertainment ; an Altitude Films production in association with Atlantic Productions

Blindsight [videodisc produced by Sybil Robson ; directed by Lucy Walker

Dark summit: the true story of Everest's most controversial season by Nick Heil

Everest [videodisc]

Total Wellness with Tai Chi

The goal of this program is to achieve total wellness of mind and body with the use of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi.

Join Julie Burt, Head Coach, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Tai Chi Instructor in finding your energy as you refresh and strengthen your body. Learn a set of simple flowing Tai Chi movements that will enhance your health and fitness. This workout will also let you cultivate your internal energy for total wellness. Join us on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 PM.

"When Asia Was the World" by Stewart Gordon

Stewart Gordon has fashioned a fascinating and unique look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500; a time when Asia was dominant; by describing the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers-the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture. Come join us on June 18 at 7:00 PM as he talks about When Asia Was the World. Earn your Back in Time badge by attending this informative look back in history. The book When Asia Was the World will be available for purchase and signing.

Food Memoirs

The language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber
Food connects the author to the two cultures of her childhood –American and Jordanian

Hallelujah! the welcome table [electronic resource] by Maya Angelou
Memories and recipes—from her childhood in Arkansas and her world travel.

Rosemary and bitter oranges: growing up in a Tuscan kitchen by Patrizia Chen
Recollections of a youth spent in the Tuscan seaside town of Livomo.

My life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Child's experiences in Paris and Marseille led her to create a food revolution in America.

A culinary traveller in Tuscany: exploring & eating off the beaten track by Beth Elon
Ten itineraries down the back roads of Tuscany end in memorable meals.

Edible Fiction