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November Bookstore Specials

The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer November buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

Buy two get one free

Cookbooks, crafts, children's and self help.

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, November 16, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, November 19, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

October Bookstore Specials


The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer October buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!
  • Buy two get one free — All adult fiction (mysteries, novels, romance, science fiction and westerns)
  • Buy two get one free — Self-help

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, October 26, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 27, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, October 29, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Origami Expert, Charles Esseltine

Join origami expert, Charles Esseltine, on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM to learn about basic folds and shapes. Charles will demontrate a variety of origami models, including some fun, Halloween designs. All materials will be provided. All ages and experience levels welcome. Registration is required and will open on September 25. Little hands will need assistance from big hands. Warning: All attendants must arrive willing to have fun!
Photo used with permission by origamiguy1971

September Bookstore Specials


The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer September buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!
  • 1/2 Off — Crafts and cookbooks
  • 8 for $1.00 — Children and youth

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, September 21, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 22, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, September 24, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

August Bookstore Specials

The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer August buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

Buy two get one free

Hard back mystery, romance and novels

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, August 24, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 25, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, August 27, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Butterfly Wings and Musical Things

This unique program combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments. From 2:00-3:00 PM on Friday, July 13, The Storytellers present music and instruments from the Caribbean, West Africa, North America, Brazil, Australia and other countries. Children will be invited to play various instruments at this memorable storytelling concert.

[BW music by buttons.butterflies is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0]

Traditional Folk Dance

On Monday, July 9 from 7:00-8:00 PM, Jim McKinney of the Golden Griffon Stringtet will instruct us on and "call out" a litany of traditional folk dances. This lively, energetic and very fun program harks back to a different time when do-si-dos and sashays were the hot new thing. Costumes optional. Come join the fun!

[Austen folk dancing by Michael R Perry is used under CC BY-SA 2.0]

July Bookstore Specials

The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is feeling the holiday spirit, and during July you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

Christmas in July

All specially-priced books 50% off.

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, July 27, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 28, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, July 30, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Copper Tom: Music, Comedy and Storytelling

Copper Tom incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into accessible songs.  He draws inspiration from American roots music, including old time country, blues and roots rock and roll.  He might even throw in a little New Orleans funk, Trinidadian calypso, reggae and some fun tales to boot.  Join us on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we sing and dance to Copper Tom's eclectic music. 

June Bookstore Special

There are plenty of reasons to drop by Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library), and during June there are 3 more:

Buy 2, Get 1 Free

During June, all science fiction, novels (mystery is not included) and romance are buy two, get one free.

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, June 22, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 23, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, June 25, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Special Bag Sale

Secondhand Prose Book Store is having a special sale for the week of May 29-June 5. All paperback romance $4.00 a bag. See the Friends of the Library page for hours and details.

May 2012 Bookstore Specials

There are plenty of reasons to drop by Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library), and during May there are 6 more:

Buy 2, Get 1 Free

During May, all sports, business, science, animal, gardening and textbooks are buy two, get one free.

Bag Sale

Fill a bag and purchase the lot for just $5 (some restrictions may apply):
  • Friday, May 18, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Monday, May 21, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Animal Adaptations Slideshow

The Organization for Bat Conservation visited the library on Earth Day to kick-off our Earth Week celebrations. Mr. Chad presented their Animal Adaptations program and brought over a number of furry and feathered friends. Check out our slideshow.

Book and Author Luncheon

Kevin Boyle, historian and author of Arc of Justice, will be appearing at Fox Hills' banquet center on Tuesday, May 29 at Noon for the 26th annual Friends of the Library Plymouth-Canton-Northville-Novi Book and Author Luncheon.

Reserve your seats, which are available using this request form, starting April 15.

April 2012 Bookstore Specials

In April all Biography, Fiction (novels, mystery, romance) and self-help are buy 2 get 1 free.

Our monthly Bag Sale will be on April 27, 28 and 30.

Learn more about the Friends of the Library, find the bookstore hours, and see why to join the Friends on the Friends page.

Bats! Owls! Flying Foxes!

Meet and learn about some of Michigan's animals that wake up when you go to bed! The Organization for Bat Conservation will present their program: Animal Adaptations: Bats! Owls! Flying Foxes!. Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of a variety of Michigan's native nocturnal creatures. In this program, learn what adaptations are, how they are formed and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. Live animals will be present! Join us on Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00-3:00 PM to kick off our Earth Week celebrations.

Earth Day 2012 logoThis post is part of our Earth Day 2012 celebration.

Kroger Rewards Benefit Friends of the Library

Do you shop at Kroger? Your purchases can benefit the Friends of the Canton Public Library through the Kroger Community Rewards program. Just register your Kroger Plus card with the Friends of the Canton Public Library account and every time you shop, you'll be helping the library. If you've already designated the Friends as your shopping beneficiary, make sure you go into your account and update it, as all designations expire in April. Thanks for helping out our Friends.

Snack Tales Slideshow

Check out the delicious fun that was had at the Snack Tales program last night, Wednesday, March 28.

Vital Signs: How Health Works

The University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three fun family workshops about science. This year, to tie in with their temporary exhibition at the Museum called Evolution and Health (February 2012-January 2013), they are focusing on showing families what doctors mean when they talk about health, and how factors in our daily lives may affect our health.

We invite you to register for the final workshop in the series titled Build the $6 Million You: Making the most of your health. The event takes place in the Community Room on Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 1:00-2:00 PM. You will learn what you can do to improve and maintain your health. You will examine how your environment, healthy eating and exercise influence your health and well-being. Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult. Online registration begins February 25 at 9:00 AM.

Vital Signs: How Health Works

The University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three fun family workshops about science. This year, to tie in with their temporary exhibition at the Museum called Evolution and Health (February 2012-January 2013), they are focusing on showing families what doctors mean when they talk about health, and how factors in our daily lives may affect our health.

As part of CPL's 100 Days of Health series, we invite you to register for the second workshop in the series titled Germs, Bacteria, and Allergies, Oh MY!: What makes us sick and what makes us well? The event takes place in the Purple Room on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 1:00-2:00 PM. You will look at some of the things that make us sick, and find out what our bodies do to protect themselves. Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult. Online registration for this event begins on January 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM.