Connect Your Summer

Superheroes/Graphic Novel Experience: read DC's Rebirth event at Canton Public Library! Start with DC Universe: Rebirth that launched this epic event and continue the story by reading your favorite DC character's comic. Rebirth is a great starting point for new and old DC fans! Search our catalog or check with a librarian for more DC Rebirth trade paperbacks and digital comics available on Hoopla.

 

Superheroes/Graphic Novel Explore: Explore your DC Rebirth experience by reflecting on what you read, learning more, or digging deeper. What did you like about Rebirth? What didn't you like about Rebirth? What Rebirth story was your favorite and why? What are your predictions for the comics you read? How did the character you read about match or didn't match their movie/TV version?

 

Superheroes/Graphic Novel Engage: Share your DC Rebirth experience by telling someone else (a friend, family member, or neighbor) or share your experience on social media with the hashtag #CYSStoryBox. 

Introduction to Rebirth

DC Universe : rebirth by Geoff Johns
Also available in: e-book

A mysterious force ripples across the DC Universe, trying to warn the World's Greatest Heroes of an impending threat! That force? A returning Wally West! But what has the former Kid Flash seen? And who or what is he running from? It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!

DC Hero Trade Paperbacks

Lego Bingo Challenge

Come join us for two hours of creative play and building with our collection of Lego and Duplo Blocks. Participants can free play or complete our Lego Bingo Challenge.

The Lego Bingo Challenge

  • had three difficulty levels
  • can be completed individually or as a group
  • finish three challenges in a row or diagonally
  • turn in for a prize drawing*

 

For all ages, no registration required.

 

*One prize awarded per entry drawn. Winners will be contacted by phone or email. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 20 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Pokemon Party

Catch 'em all at a Pokemon themed party! Stations will be set up with Pokemon crafts, games, and activities.

  • Come dressed in your favorite trainer outfit for a Pokemon photo booth to add to your own trainer passport. 
  • Bring your own Pokemon cards* and Pokemon Sun or Moon** for battling or trading.
  • Pokemon Go lures will be dropped throughout the party for Pokemon Go Trainers.*** 

If you don't have Pokemon cards or games don't worry! There will also be Pokemon themed crafts and activities that only require your creativity. Be the very best, like no one ever was!

For all ages, no registration required.

 

*To battle or trade with Pokemon Cards participants are required to bring their own Pokemon cards. 

**To battle or trade in Pokemon Sun or Moon participants must bring their own 3DS with Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon game with a Rotom Pokedex.

***To play Pokemon Go, participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 27 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Community Room

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Our first suspect, Marvin Mouse, can be found by searching the online catalog. Follow the clues to find the culprit, then find the missing cookies somewhere in the library. Once you've found the culprit, submit a ticket from the CYS Command Center spinner rack with your name and email for a chance to win a prize. (All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.) Don't forget to claim your Sleuth It badge online by Saturday, July 16.

This is a "wild badge", and will only be available from July 11 - July 16, so be sure to act quickly! And be on the lookout for other wild badges throughout the summer!

Hamster Races

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Animal Lover: On the Scene and Game On: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Bring your small, furry friend in a sealed ball and compete against others for prizes. If it can fit in a hamster ball it can compete in the races (mice, gerbils, and hamsters are allowed). Find complete set of rules and waiver form below. All forms must be completed and brought to the event in order to participate.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Minecraft

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene, Game On: On the Scene, and Geek Out: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Participate in themed builds with your friends using Minecraft's Creative Mode. Collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. You never know when we may go survival mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server.

For ages 7 and up.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

There are a number of books that deal with similar stories or events in history that have been adapted for younger audiences. Several other topics are covered by multiple ages for multiple age ranges. Pick one of these for yourself and one for your child, and discuss aspects of history as a family.

 

 

Extraordinary Zoo Stories During WWII

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw-- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.

An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo

Lizzie and Karl's mother, Mutti, working at a local zoo in Dresden, Germany, during World War II while their father is away fighting in France, brings home Marlene, a baby elephant that is slated to be destroyed as the Allied bombing grows closer, and when they are forced to flee, Mutti feels they must take Marlene with them, adding even more danger to their journey.

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):

Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster

The Avengers

Best Family Film Full of Fun

Inside Out

Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood

Tom & Jerry

Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film

Frozen

And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

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