Entertainment

Pokémon GO Group Hunt

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Did you know that the Library and the areas surrounding it are always teeming with wild Pokémon, PokéStops, even 4 Pokémon GO gyms? Meet up with other Canton area Trainers for our Pokémon Group Hunt and help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) for new items and wild Pokémon!

No registration required! We'll start in the Community Room, and head out from there, so be on time (or come find us in the Library or park). This program is open to all ages. 

In the event of inclement or uncomfortably hot weather our Group Hunt will remain inside the library. We may even drop some lures :)  

*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

Thursday, July 28 -
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Thursday, August 4 -
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room

Rocket Robotics Workshop

Rocket Robotics is a four day beginning robotics class targeted to kids aged 9-12 unfamiliar with EV3 robotics. The goal is to introduce young kids to the field of STEM and introduce them to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program. This workshop will teach kids from a completely different point of view. Run by high schoolers, the students will have more of a peer connection with their instructors and ultimately learn more and have more fun! All six instructors have formerly participated in the popular robotics program for four or more years as well as competed internationally with the program. With this experience level they will offer a very comprehensive introduction to robotics, not only teaching mechanical design and programming but also teamwork, presentation skills, and the brainstorming process. In order to participate, students will need to bring their own laptop AND a lunch each day of the program. The workshop is cumulative. Please register ONLY if you are planning on attending all four sessions. Registration for the 4 day workshop begins on July 26.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, August 22 -
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, August 23 -
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, August 24 -
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, August 25 -
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Community Room

Adult Table Top Game Night

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Adults 18 and up are invited to join us for a an evening of fun and games! Bring your own board game or play one of ours. Light refreshments will be served.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Laugh It Up with Gordon Russ

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Hold onto your hats and don't blink an eye! Gordon Russ, magician to the world is coming to your library! Gordon and his trusty sidekick, George the Raccoon, have traveled the globe in search of smiles, laughs, and fun and they are coming to see you.  A master at audience involvement, Gordon "invents" magic on the spot, using the most ordinary items imaginable. Couple this with a limitless array of tried and true tricks of the trade, and you have a performance that is second to none. "Magic is serious business, but the main idea is fun. I want everybody smiling and saying, 'How'd he do that?'" Gordon says. Come along with Gordon on his fantastic adventure and see magic the way it was meant to be--for the fun of it!

AND do not forget to make and bring a "PICK ME" sign to the show. When Gordon needs a volunteer, be sure to hold that sign and wave it around so he will know who really wants to help.

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 26 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room

Phoenix Freerunning and Parkour

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Join the staff from Phoenix Freerunning Academy as they instruct us on all aspects of movement, specializing in parkour and freerunning. Phoenix Freerunning Academy is the only gym designed specifically for parkour and freerunning in the entire state! It is their goal to help educate, promote and unify the parkour and freerunning communities of Michigan and to teach both children and adults how to practice the growing sport of parkour in a fun and safe manner. This program is recommended for patrons aged 7 and up and remember...Train hard, train safe, but above all, never stop moving!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Electra Woman & Dyna Girl

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Maybe you remember the original Electra Woman and Dyna Girl on TV in the 1970's or maybe you know Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart from YouTube. Whatever the reason, join us as we celebrate the release of this feature length reboot of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.

Crime fighting duo Electra Woman and Dyna Girl are small-town heroes with no real powers. After a cleaning up of their little city, these two super friends are about to make it to the big time. Swept up in the star-studded glamor of Hollywood, Electra Woman soon finds everything she's ever dreamed of: fame, fortune, a new arsenal of high-tech gadgets, the attention of every super-stud in town - but Dyna Girl wonders what price must be paid for her newfound stardom? When the city falls into crisis, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl must battle evil dilemmas, growing egos and - of course- supervillains. If they want to save the day, they'll have to save each other first.

 

***This film is not rated and may not be suitable for all viewers

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

2016 Summer Movie Madness

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Join us as we show fun, family movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Our schedule is as follows and may be subject to change.

  • 6/30 - Zootopia - In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (rated PG)
  • 7/18 - Kung Fu Panda 3 - Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (rated PG)
  • 8/10 - Inside Out - After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (rated PG) 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, August 10 -
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Community Room Inside Out

Connect Your Summer Kick Off Party

Kick off the summer in style by joining us for the Connect Your Summer reading program kick off party! We have great activities planned including a photo op spot, wheel of fun, custom CPL coloring sheets and more. Pick up a CYS yard sign*, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CYS prize patrol. We will unveil our Giant Spirograph outside at 11:00AM and 2:00PM. And, most importantly, we will have a CYS sign up station to join the program and ask any and all questions you may have about our exciting and busy summer here at the library. 

* All giveaways and snacks available while supplies last.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Bubbly Birthday Bash: Vernors 150th Anniversary

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Drop in for live jazz from the Keith Gamble Jazz Quartet, a little history, and some [nonalcoholic] mixology with Michigan's famous pop, Vernors Ginger Ale. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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