Tweens

Learn or brush up on forgotten Spanish language skills this month with Mango and your public library card. To see the over 70 languages you can learn with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages, click here

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

A world without heroes by Brandon Mull

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.

The dragonet prophecy by Tui Sutherland

Clay and the other four MudWing dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs and hidden for years in order to fulfill a prophecy claiming that the dragonets would end the war between the dragon tribes, but not all of the dragonets want their destiny.

Scratch is a programming language used to create stories and games that can be shared with others all over the world. Join us in celebrating International Scratch Day on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:00pm with an introduction to Scratch. For coders ages 9-12. Registration begins on April 26

May 11, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. Come battle with monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! style. No Registration required. 11 & Up.

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the library and get a free comic. Only while supplies last, so come early! Brought to you by Comic City. 8 & up.

Drop into the Community Room from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, May 5 to make a Michigan-themed nature craft with mom. All ages welcome. 

William Shakespeare was born sometime in April (no one is really sure of the exact date) and died on April 23, 1616. During his prolific production of plays and poetry, he's responsible for creating many words and phrases still used in the English language today. In his honor, check out some of these works inspired by the bard, some of which may be better suited for younger readers.

Picture of Shakespeare is Public Domain

Non-Fiction Featuring Shakespeare

Ira's Shakespeare dream by Glenda Armand

"A biography chronicling the life of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who is considered to be one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century"--.

In celebration of May the 4th Be With You and all things Star Wars, we will be showing The Force Awakens in our Community Room on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30PM. Canton 7 GDX (a GQT) will provide the popcorn, you just need to bring a blanket to sit on and THE FORCE.  See you then!

Green Golly and her Golden Flute

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Tower-trapped Green Golly (unlike Rapunzel) is so inspired by life she can’t help but make music. This Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winning introduction to classical music uses musical storytelling and comedy to inspire imagination, creativity and positive self-expression. Green Golly is the delightfully funny, flute playing heroine who models discipline, overcoming challenges, thinking creatively and the development of character. Juilliard trained flutist and educator Barbara Siesel is Green Golly and award winning actor-storyteller-songwriter Keith Torgan is everyone else! This program meets Common Core learning standards in language arts, literacy in history and social studies and is open to patrons of all ages.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, June 22 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room

STEM Saturday -- Forces

Children in ages 7-10 interested in science, technology, engineering and math will learn something new each month in a STEM topic. We'll explore the Newton's Laws of motion and explain how forces act when in contact with each other. Registration is required.

Image of Newton's Cradle is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, May 7 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
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