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Online May Classes to Start

Our May classes from Gale Courses (previously Learn4Life) are going to start on Wednesday, the 21st. Sign up now to take advantage of our free, 6-week courses that range from personal development to how to start your own small business. Want to learn how to publish ebooks or design a website? You can find these classes too. All you need is your CPL card and a computer with Internet connection to start! 

hoopla's iOS app now available!

hoopla's iOS app update is now available!  Music downloads on devices running iOS 7.1 have been re-enabled.  You can now download, listen to a song or an entire album on repeat.  A bug in the sleep timer has been fixed as well. Good news to all iOS7.1 users. Enjoy all that hoopla has to offer today!

Lifelong Learning Classes to Start

Want to learn new professional skills for your job? Pursue new hobbies in your spare time? Let CPL help you with your lifelong learning. Our Learn4Life online courses offer you a wide range of highly sought-after classes that you can take entirely online, totally free of charge. April classes begin on April 16 and continue for six weeks. All you need is a valid Canton Public Library Card and Internet access to start learning! 

MorningStar Investment Help

MoneySmart2014Money Smart Week (April 5-14) is dedicated to bringing public awareness to personal finance. Do you know that we have the personal finance tool MorningStar Investment Research Center all year round for you? You can find reports and ratings on funds, stocks and more. In the Help & Education section you can learn the ins and outs of goal-based investing, strategies and solutions to help you for the long run. Be sure to include MorningStar in your long term money smart planning. CPL cardholders can access from home.

Our eMedia

Enjoy the library's rich resources from home! Instead of having to go out in the cold, or to navigate your way in the library building currently under partial construction, you can simply go to our eMedia page, pick and choose to borrow our ebooks, eAudiobooks, music, and videos. Have a homework assignment or research project? Use our many databases to find your answers. Interested in taking an online course? Our February Learn4Life classes start on the 19th. Sign up for a new way to learn.

Language Learning through Film

Fancy to learn a new language on your computer, or on-the-go with free Mango apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android? Mango has courses in 54 languages, in addition to 17 ESL courses. Now with Mango Premiere, language and culture learning can be done through film. Movie ratings are included with each film.

Lifelong Learning--Learn4Life!

Resolved to develop new personal or professional skills in the new year? Let CPL help you fulfill your lifelong learning goals. Our Learn4Life database offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. All you need is a valid Canton Public Library Card and Internet access! Enjoy these free opportunities offered by your library!

hoopla Supported Devices

Borrow free digital video, music, and audiobook with your Canton Public Library card. Through the hoopla app, you can access hoopla's state-of-the-art streaming or downloadable contents on your iOS or Android device. Download the hoopla app from your app store, then sign up for an account with your library card, email address and password.
All iPad 2+ tablets, iPad Mini, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, 5S, and iPod touch 5th generation and newer will work. The Android app is available to any Android device running 4.0 or newer. If the app is not viewable in the Google Play store, the device is not supported. Other than Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, Motorola Droid Razr M phone, Nook HD+, HTC EVO 4G LTE phone, HTC Droid DNA phone, and ASUS Transformer TF300T tablet are supported. Kindle Fire is not supported at this time.
Supported Web browsers include Firefox, IE 8+, Google Chrome, Safari, or any browser that is HTML5 compliant.

Welcome to hoopla!

Hoopla Digital's cutting-edge technology makes available thousands of movies, music and audiobooks to the Canton Public Library patrons for their mobile and online access. Borrowing and returning items is quick and easy. Once the lending period has expired (3 days for movies, 7 days for music, and 21 days for audiobooks), titles are automatically removed from the patron's borrowed list and returned to the library. Open an account by visiting hoopladigital.com with your CPL card number, and start enjoying your media right away!

hoopla is coming to town!

What is hoopla? We are excited to bring you this multi-media platform that offers thousands of streaming and downloadable movies, music albums and audiobooks to the Canton community. Starting on December 18, Canton card holders can stream or temporarily download the media to their Apple or Android smartphones, tablets and computers after signing up with their email address, password, and CPL card number. All titles are available instantaneously, and there is never a wait to borrow. The automatic return feature removes the items after the loan period expires. Movies lend for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Register for an account by visiting hoopla Digital on your computer, or using the hoopla app from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Browse or search for a movie, music or audiobook to borrow. The borrowed title can be found under the My Titles tab for viewing/listening. Enjoy!

New Homework Resources

We've highlighted three new kid friendly resources on the databases section of our Kids page. They are great for homework helps or just for fun!

Early World of Learning: This is a collection of a basic encyclopedia, games and stories for our youngest patrons. There are lots of opportunities for early literacy learning fun here!

NoveList K8 Plus: Finished that series you really like and can't decide what to read next? This database provides lots of help finding read-a-likes. Does your school use Lexile Levels? You can search by Lexile Level here.

World Book Kids: The well loved physical encyclopedia set in database form. If you need pictures for an assignment, this is a great place to look.

MeLCat Server Down Time October 25

The MeLCat server is currently down, and MeL is working to resolve the problem. This means that you will not be able to search MeLCat, place new requests, or renew items on MeLCat. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will update this message when MeLCat is back up and running.

UpdateMeLCat is back up and running. Thank you for your patience.

Zinio Helps You Play!

No matter what your hobbies are, you are likely to find magazines in our Zinio online magazine database to suit your interests. Magazines on quilting, knitting, cycling, games, woodworking, sports, music and more are available in their full color online. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines in various genres.

Zinio Helps You Decorate!

Is it time to redecorate the house? Is it time to pull out the old shrub and add some new plantings? You might find help in the home and garden magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.

Zinio Helps You Stay Informed!

Want to be informed about the news and economics of the world? Want to gain consumer knowledge before making any purchases? There is an easy way to browse magazines such as Newsweek, the Economist, Forbes, and Consumer Reports on your computer or tablet. Our Zinio online magazine database makes accessing magazines a breeze. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines in all genres.

Zinio Helps You Cook!

Looking for cooking ideas or recipes while trying to serve nutritious and appealing meals within your budget? You might find help in the food and cooking magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.

Learning Express

Preparing for the upcoming ACT/SAT, Graduate Record Exam, TOEFL, or the Firefighters’ Exam? Want to improve your computer skills? Canton Public Library cardholders can take advantage of Canton Public Library's Test Prep database LearningExpress. Practice exams are available for individuals preparing for professional and/or entrance exams and for computer courses to develop skills.

MeLCat Server Scheduled Down Time July 24

The MeLCat server will be down Wednesday, July 24 beginning at 1:00 PM to perform a software upgrade. This upgrade should take approximately two hours and will mean that you will not be able to search MeLCat, place new requests or renew items on MeLCat. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Detroit Free Press Online

The Detroit Free Press is now accessible from home with your Canton Library card. You can search for news and obituaries in the paper from January, 1999 to present. Find this and other online papers such as the Canton Observer, Grand Rapids Press, Lansing State Journal, and New York Times listed on our Database page.

Zinio Digital Magazines Basics

Find out how to sign up to access the new issues of close to 200 digital magazines that you can read cover to cover on your computer or on your mobile device through the app. The class is designed to walk you through the process of opening your accounts and answer questions. You must have a CPL library card and a valid email address to open an account.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 10-11 AM
Location: I-lab
Registration required