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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.

Murder Abroad International Mysteries

The last enemy by Grace Brophy

Join us on Monday, July 23 for an evening of mystery and suspense. We will 'visit' Italy, Sweden, Ireland, France, Japan and more with Adult Librarian Joyce Simowski as she talks about some of her favorite non-American mystery authors.   Book talk begins at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Screenplay Writers Workshop

Join award-winning screenplay writer Brian Webster as he helps you develop your clever ideas into actual screenplays. Learn about important contacts, the legal matters and so much more. Adults and teens are welcome on August 8 at 7:00 PM for this unique, fun opportunity.

Summer Reading with a Plymouth Whaler

All ages are welcome to gather and hear a Plymouth Whalers hockey team member read some stories.  Skate on in to the Purple Room on July 18 and August 1 from 3:00-3:30 PM. 

Calling All Babies — June

Calling All Babies! If you are two years old or younger, join us Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 10:00-10:30 AM, as we explore Ducks and Water. We'll have fun learning about ducks and getting to play a bit, too. Moms, be sure to register your little one beginning on June 14. We look forward to seeing you there!

Baseball! Monday Movie Madness

Join us on Monday, July 16, for an all day, baseball family movie extravaganza starting at 10:00 AM with a film for our youngest patrons and gradually getting more sophisticated, until the 6:30 PM showing of Moneyball.

Teens Vote For Your Favorite Book

Teens, It is time to vote for your favorite book of the past year.  The Michigan Library Association give the Thumbs Up! Award annually to the author who writes a book with the most teen appeal.  After you vote, don't forget to claim your LOVE IT badge online.

Show Us What You Love

Fill out one of our LOVE IT hearts with your favorite book, movie, music, or program.  You can pick up a heart at the the Children's Help Desk and the Adult Help Desk.  After you fill out your heart, don't forget to claim your LOVE IT badge online.

Geek Power

Social media sites are great for catching up with people from high school or looking at photos of other peoples children. But did you know that sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also very powerful tools for business, marketing and even job hunting? Our collection is stocked with books to help you harness the power of the Internet and earn the Geek Out Badge all at the same time!

Murder Will Out June 2012

The burning edge by Rick Mofina

Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva

A dark anatomy: a mystery by Robin Blake

Death's door by Jim Kelly

Meet Mystery Author Linda Castillo

Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo.   Meet Linda Castillo author of the award winning Amish thriller series featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.  Ms. Castillo will talk about her series set in an Ohio Amish community on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor.             

Ultimate Contraption

On Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8:00 PM help build a giant Rube Goldberg machine and film it. Don't know what one is? Take a look here. We'll have tons of wacky supplies. You bring your imagination.  This program is recommended for people aged ten and up.

[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, August 4 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

CSI: Canton

Guy Nutter, forensic scientist at the Northville Michigan State Police Lab, will lead us to the scenes and ask our opinions on solving the crimes. Is it like watching CSI on TV? Come be the judge, follow the clues and have fun with forensic science. Teens and adults are welcome on Wednesday, June 20 at at 7:00 PM.

Books Teens Will Love

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Dreamland social club by Tara Altebrando

Close to famous by Joan Bauer

I am J by Cris Beam

It's a Cabaret, My Friend — Berlin in the 1930's

The era is pre World War II when Berlin was referred to as “the nightclub” capital of the world. Enjoy the “three ring circus atmosphere of the “Cabaret” with its singers and dancers from all over seen by the sarcastic host. Listen to the sounds of jazz and swing, imported from America and Britain, in smoke filled nightclubs as the German youth known as the “Swing Kids” dance. Germany and its youth are enjoying life. Personal freedom is still available to experience, it is a relaxed time, and an accepting time when race does not play a prominent role in day to day life.

Now travel forward to the time that Hitler has gained power the National Socialist Party is in place and the Hitler Youth is the group to join. Jazz is banned by the government, its melodic note instills a feeling of freedom and chaos and the artists are of questionable race based on the “Nuremberg Laws” of 1935.

Popular Hands On topics for Kids

Here are some of the most frequently requested "Hands On" topics in the Children's Library.

Drawing

D Is for doodle: a step-by-step drawing book: oodles of doodles from A to Z by Deborah Zemke

Draw Manga! by Christopher Hart

Ed Emberley's big green drawing book by Emberley, Ed

Southwest Storytime

Kids ages 5-8, with a caregiver, will hear some classic folktales that have been given a Southwestern spin, make a craft and enjoy a snack.

Program Date: Tuesday, July 31, 10:00-10:45 AM in the Community Room

Reading Assistance Dogs

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first serve basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.
Program Date: June 25, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Storytime at Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, June 24, 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 Noon. For all ages.

CPL at Liberty Fest

Come out and visit the Canton Public Library tent during the Canton Liberty Fesitval on Friday, June 15 from 5:00-8:00 PM. We will have information about our Connect Your Summer reading program and there will be lots of fun stuff to see and do all around Heritage Park including live music, great food and craft tables. Hope to see you there!