Programs

T(w)een Day of the Dead DIY

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Canton Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Learn more about this unique holiday, decorate sugar skull masks and try your hand at making a 'nicho' or shadow box frame. Nichos are often featured on Mexican alters or hanging in the home. This program is for tweens and teens. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

January 12

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story.

Genealogy @ Your Library: FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org is a free searchable genealogical resource sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints. In addition to having billions of searchable records, it also has a vast amount of educational information regarding genealogy.  Join us as we explore this free family history treasure trove.

No registration is necessary.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 

In case you missed our Whale storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own deep sea storytime at home.

 

From Storytime

An giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

 

In case you missed our Blue storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own colorful storytime at home.

From Storytime

Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, November 17 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 21 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 21 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 22 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, December 1 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 21 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room

Bilingual Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and launguage. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

December 14 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in German and English. 

December 27 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. 

 

[Image hello by Jez used under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room German
Wednesday, December 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 15. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins October 25.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, November 17 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, November 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, November 24 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 1 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 8 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, December 15 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

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