Electrify Your Winter

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

Reflection and Planning Spark Sheets help us to reflect on 2018 and map out our desired growth for the new year.

5 minutes:

Take 5 minutes to discover a word that sums up your past year. Then, think of a new word for your 2019. Share with a family member why you chose this word and write them in your Spark Your Year. 

30 Minutes:

Take 30 minutes to fill out our Reflection and Planning Spark Sheets (see links below) and share with a friend or family member.  You can illustrate, cut and paste from magazines, or write out your thoughts and feelings on what you loved from last year, and look forward to in the coming one.

2 hours:

Take 2 hours to watch a movie that was voted a top contender in 2018 (See our list below for ideas) or re-watch a movie that you saw in theaters and enjoyed. What movies are you looking forward to in the year to come? 

 

Watch a family film from 2018 (please make sure the content is appropriate for your family before viewing)

 

Looking for even more?

Chapter and picture books best of 2018 

YA best of 2018 

 

 

Electrify Your Winter and jumpstart the New Year with the Canton Public Library. This winter, let CPL help you dream, plan and live your best 2019. We have assembled the best tools, ideas and opportunities to help you enjoy, achieve and stay on track. Can’t get to the library? No problem. Library resources are available 24/7 and our social media will keep you connected to your community. Worried about cabin fever? No problem. The Canton Public Library will meet you where you are with the programs, books and experiences you need to stay inspired and entertained.

Use one of our Spark Sheets to set goals and track your progress. Check out an Experience to Go Kit and let us help you take the first step towards goals like organization or physical fitness. Snuggle up and watch one of the fireside stories on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. Use Hoopla, Kanopy or Overdrive to check out and use books, movies and music - all from the comfort of home. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.

We will be working hard all winter long to keep the blues at bay and we look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

CPL Presents Spark Your Year

The Canton Public Library has supercharged this year's Electrify Your Winter with exciting new tools to help you beat the winter blues and stay connected. Spark Sheets are a series of worksheets designed to help you make the most of 2019. These sheets will help you set personal goals, track your progress and even help to keep you accountable.  

Join us for an informal drop in session to learn about these sheets. Staff will be on hand to answer questions offer ideas on how the library can help you achieve your goals.

 

 

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Pie and Positivity

****POSTPONED to January 24 

The third week of January is officially one of the most depressing weeks of the year. However, nestled right in the middle of that week is a little known gem of a day dedicated to honoring a delicious desert. Wednesday, January 23 is known as National Pie Day (not to be confused with Pi Day which the U.S. Congress recognizes as March 14. National Pie Day, is an annual celebration of pies started sponsored by the American Pie Council) and we have decided to celebrate.

Join us for Pie and Positivity a drop in event designed to chase away the winter blues and help you focus on some of the brighter things in life. Pair your slice of pie with one of our Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheets - part of our Electrify Your Winter 2019 Spark Your Life packet and we will have you feeling brighter in no time.

Join us in the self service area while supplies last. 

 

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Volunteer Fair

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all know that volunteering can help people in need and strengthen the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. 

Join us for the 2019 Volunteer Fair and let us help you find ways to give back to your community. Talk with representatives from local organizations in need of people like you.  Participants will include:

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Let's Lose 30lbs of Clutter

Did you set a goal to get organized in 2019? Let us help you with that goal. Join Betty Huotari of Logical Placement for a 90 minute workshop on clearing clutter and getting organized. Learn helpful strategies for dealing with everything from excess paperwork to stuffed closets. Betty's knowledge and expertise will help you feel inspired and empowered to tackle all your organizing challenges. 

This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required. 

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Electrify Your Winter with Oprah's newest book club pick: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. An American Marriage is not only available here in the Library, but also available on demand with Hoopla! Grab a copy in print, stream on your computer or download on your device with the Hoopla app to work towards completion of the Checklist Challenge.

An American marriage by Tayari Jones
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Marvel's Black Panther hits theaters tomorrow, but you can enjoy Black Panther comics right now with Hoopla! Use your Canton Public Library card to meet the cowled hero of Wakanda on your computer or device with the first two volumes written by National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (author of Between The World and Me). 

 

 

When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T'Challa struggles to unite his citizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!.

New Year, New You...New Music! Break outside your box and check out something you've never heard before.

Double or nothing [electronic resource] by Big Sean and Metro Boomin

Local Popular Hip-hop

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