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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.

International Murders

Adult librarian, Joyce Simowski, shares her vast knowledge of international murder mysteries. Come learn about new authors and new detectives who are sure to intrigue you and fill your summer afternoons lounging around the pool and reading. Joyce will have lists to share on July 23 at 7:00 PM.

Nature Photography

See through the eyes of professional photographer, Rick Lieder. We will wander the library grounds to capture on film bugs and wildlife. The library will provide disposable cameras or you may bring your own. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from this gifted professional. Join other adults on July 17th at Noon.

Tuesday's Child

Enjoy an afternoon of great traditional and folk music from local band, Tuesday's Child. The group includes two library staff members. Stick around at the end for a special instrument petting zoo of unusual instruments like a dulcimer, mandolin and more. All ages are welcome onSunday, July 15 at 3:00 PM.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, September 10th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room.

August Make and Take

Kids going into grades 3rd through 5th can join us at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 3rd for our August Make and Take. We'll be making a book out of paper lunch bags that has compartments for hiding secret messages.

Program Date: Friday August 3rd, at 2:00 PM in the Purple Room

July Make and Take

Kids going into grades 3rd through 5th can drop in any time between 2:00 and 3:00 PM on Friday, July 6th for a Make and Take craft program. We'll be making super fun monster bookmarks that hold your place in your favorite book.

Program Date:Friday, July 6th at 2:00 PM in the Purple Room 

Movie and a Craft Be a Detective

Children ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Community Room on Wednesday, August 8th.  We'll be watching Caillou solve mysteries and then make a craft to use when we explore our own world.

Wednesday, August 8th 10:00 AM in the Community Room.

Who do you Love? Craft

Kids in grades two-six, join us Tuesday, July 10 from 7:00-8:00 PM and make a special book, card or other craft for someone you love. We will have everything you need, but if there is something special you want to include on your craft, bring it with you.

Cloth Painting for Tweens

Tweens, get ready to get creative. Join us July 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM for our Cloth Painting Program. You supply the paintable item, for example, shirts, canvas shoes, bags, socks, pillowcases, etc., and we will supply the paint and other fun things to decorate your creations with. Registration begins June 26, 2012 and space is limited. See you there!

Farmer's Market Storytime

On Sundays, June 24, July 15 and August 19, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host a storytimes and crafts. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Storytimes are at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. For all ages.

Snack Tales

What happens when you combine great stories with an easy-to-make treat? You get "Snack Tales!" This program is for kids in grades K-4 with a caregiver. Join us Tuesday, July 24 from 7:00-7:45 PM to enjoy a story and make a fun, edible treat based on that story. Registration begins June 26th at 9:00 AM. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes field when registering.

Movie and Craft Olympics edition

In honor of the Olympics, chidren ages 2 to 5 and the their caregivers are invited to join us in the Community Room to watch a short sports themed movie and make a craft.

Program Date: Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 AM in the Community Room

Make Your Own Ice Cream

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? Celebrate here at the library on Monday July 23 by making your own ice cream. Kids going into grades 1st through 4th and their caregivers are welcome join us. Please register for one time slot, beginning Tuesday, June 26th. Rain location will be in the Community Room. Program times are as follows:

Thorndyke Conquers Connect Your Summer

Thorndyke Conquers the MountainThorndyke is having all kinds of fun earning his CYS badges!  As you may remember, LB has done his share of traveling. This summer, Thorndyke is also expanding his horizons.

The Olympics on Film

Want to get into the Olympic Spirit?  Check out one of the many films that celebrate the dedication and passion of the athletes and the thrills of the Games. 

The first Olympics [videodisc]: Athens 1896 by a Larry White/Gary Allison production in association with Sony Pictures Television Inc.



Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production

Mysteries For Beginner Readers

If  you are just starting to read or love listening to stories, we have some mysteries just for you!

Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation by Mark Teague



The case of the missing monkey by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas



Nate the Great and the mushy valentine by Marjorie Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont

Sleuth Series for Kids

Have you exhausted Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and the Boxcar Children?  Here are some sleuths you'll find in several books. Maybe you'll discover a new favorite

Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione



Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the time capsule caper by Mary Blount Christian ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Mysteries for Upper Elementary

Looking for a mystery that will really challenge you?  Here are some popular reads that could really happen, solved by kids just like you.

The London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd



The Westing game by Ellen Raskin



Belly up: murder at FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs


Movie Challenge 2: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 2: watch two (or more) animated movies by Dreamworks to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Shrek [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures presents a PDI/ DreamWorks production


Spirit [videodisc]: stallion of the Cimarron by [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect your Summer Program join us Saturday June 30th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, hats, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more than a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! Additional Saturday walk dates, weather permitting include July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th.