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Happy Grandparents Day

Hey Kids,

It was a back-to-school week for a lot of you, but before you get too caught up in the school routine, I thought I’d remind you about a holiday coming up tomorrow. National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a perfect time to show a little extra love to the people in your life who act as grandparents to you. My family is made up of bears and I’ve lost touch with many of my ancestors (it's a distant cousin in the photo), but don’t let that happen to you! 

Come to the library on Sunday, September 7 to make something for the grandparents in your life, or to take a picture with a grandparent. If you’re looking for a special story to share, you can also look up “Grandparents” as a subject or keyword in our catalog.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: September 25, 2014

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, September 25 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing Mark Zusak THE BOOK THIEF.  Copies of the book can be requested at the Information Services Desk.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so.  Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Celebrate Someone Special on Grandparents Day

Celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 7. Come by the Purple Room between 1:00 and 5:00 PM to make a simple craft to give someone special, or bring your grandparent with you and snap a photo together in front of a Happy Grandparents Day backdrop.

Curtains Up Puzzle Fun

Are you
… looking for a way to earn your Curtains Up On the Scene badge?
… eager for a chance to win prizes in one our drawings?
… passionate about puzzles?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then be sure to pick up one of our synopsis or crossword puzzle sheets from the CYS activity center today. Don’t forget to turn in your work and claim that shiny new badge online!

Love It Bookmarks

Decorate a bookmark for someone else. Then take one for yourself. Come take part in this activity at the library anytime during the summer and earn your Love It On the Scene badge.

Growing Well Together

Make one change for better health this summer.  Earn your Be Well On the Scene badge by writing the change you plan to make on a green paper leaf (available at the CYS Activity  Center), then turning it in to the blue On the Scene box.  Your leaf will be added to our Tree of Wellness.

Great Outdoors - Library Grounds Scavenger Hunt

Can't make it to a Great Outdoors program? That's ok! Stop by the CYS Command Center and grab a Great Outdoors Scavenger Hunt sheet.  Walk around the outside of the library and find the items on the list, then turn it in for a chance to win a prize!

Name That Sleuth

How well do you know your famous literary detectives? Pick up an activity sheet from the CYS Command Center and have fun matching up the sleuths with the clues given. Don't forget to go online and claim your Sleuth It - On the Scene badge when you're done!

Game On - Puzzle Activitiy

Can't make it to a Game On program?  That's ok, we've got two fun puzzles you can complete any time you're in the library this summer.  Stop by the CYS Command Center and grab a word search, or "match the rule to the game" puzzle sheet.

Around the World Badge Activity

Are you looking for a great way to earn your Around the World Badge? Come in to the Canton Public Library and work on our Around the World Activity Sheets. We have two activity sheets--Name the Landmark is for the Adults and Name the Country Flag is for the kids. Use the books in the J900s and Adult 900's to find the answers and turn your completed sheet in for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be drawn from correct entries August 16th.

Animal Lover Scavenger Hunt

Animals have scattered throughout the library! Can you find them all? Follow these instructions:
  1. Obtain an activity log from the CYS Activity Center.
  2. Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
  3. Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
  4. Submit your completed sheet at the Command Center to be entered into a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your Animal Lover: On The Scene badge online, too!

Stick It with My Mitten On the Scene

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Do you love summertime in northern Michigan? Can't get enough of Detroit Rock City? Pining for that Pinconning cheese? Show us where you've vacationed in the Wolverine state. Come in to the library and place a star sticker on your latest destination on our Michigan map and earn your My Mitten On the Scene badge. Haven't had time to venture out this summer? Stick a star on your all-time favorite spot in the mitten.

After you've stuck your sticker log on to the CYS home page and claim your badge to be entered in a prize drawing!

Chow Down Fill in the Food Activity

In our Chow Down activity you find the food words missing from book titles. Stop by the library to get one of these activity sheets and start hunting! We've made one for kids and one for older folks. Find all the words and turn the sheet back in to us, and your will be entered in a prize drawing.

Book Spine Poetry

Have you heard of “book spine poetry?” It’s a kind of poetry that you create or accidentally discover by arranging book titles to make a poem. Start by collecting a few books, DVDs, or CDs (up to 7). Choose them at random or search out some with interesting titles – look in the library stacks or your book collection at home. Set the books with the spines facing you and keep moving the book titles around until you find the “lines” that go together best to make a poem. 

For inspiration here you can view a few websites where other people have posted pictures of their book spine poems or see examples in the library.

GEEK OUT with 3D paper craft characters

In order to properly Geek Out, we have an assortment of paper craft figures available at the Connect Your Summer Activity Center. Feel free to work on the cut-out patterns in the library or the comfort of your home. There are a variety of your favorite characters spanning the geek lexicon, from Adventure Time to Zelda. The successful completion of one of these crafty characters will earn you an On the Scene Geek Out badge. Claim your you badge online today! Don't forget to share a pictures of the completed character.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-November 2014

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month in Group Study Room A from 2:00-3:00PM.   In December we meet to share favorite titles and make suggestions for the coming year. No registration is required.

July 24

Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn




August 28

The light between oceans: a novel by M.L. Stedman





September 25

The book thief by Markus Zusak




October 23

Me before you by Jojo Moyes




November 20 (Meets the 3rd Thursday this month)

Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: June 26, 2014

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, June 26 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Muriel Barbery's THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG. Request a copy at the Information Services Desk.  

The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; translated from the french by Alison Anderson — The lives of three people intersect with unexpected results: Renée, the concierge of an elegant Parisian apartment building and residents Paloma, a twelve year old genius and a wealth Japanese man, Ozu.

Celebrating Canton LGBT Families and Friends

LGBT FlagIn honor of Motor City Pride (June 7 & 8) -- a volunteer-driven event celebrating the lives of Michigan's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) citizens, CPL would like to celebrate Canton LGBT families and friends in a library exhibit entitled “Celebrating Canton LGBT Families and Friends” from June 1 through June 15. Please send electronic photos (.jpeg, .png, etc.) of you and/or family and friends that you would like us to include in this public display to brandowk@cantonpl.org with the subject line "LGBT Family and Friends."

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: May 22, 2014

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Thursday, May 22 in Group Study Room A. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.

May 22

Crank by Ellen Hopkins — On a trip to visit her absentee father, well-behaved, high school junior Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: August 28, 2014

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 28 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. Request a copy at the Information Services Desk.