[BW music by buttons.butterflies is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0]
Copper Tom incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into accessible songs. He draws inspiration from American roots music, including old time country, blues and roots rock and roll. He might even throw in a little New Orleans funk, Trinidadian calypso, reggae and some fun tales to boot. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we sing and dance to Copper Tom's eclectic music.
We are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi, on display at the library. The painting, circa 1612, depicts the patron saint of musicians, Cecelia.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.
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See the lovely display of quilts created by the Canton Poke and Stab quilt club. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorites and prizes qill be awarded based on your votes. Visit the display in the Community Room on:
- Monday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM
- Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM
- Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM
- Thursday, July 26 from 10:00-12:00 PM
- Friday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM
- Saturday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM
OnTuesday, July 17 at 10:00 AM, join acclaimed photographer, Rick Lieder, as he treks around the library grounds in search of creatures to "capture" on film. The library will provide disposable cameras or you may bring your own. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn to "capture" images of your own. This program is geared to patrons aged 9 and up. Space is limited, so register today.
From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?
Here come the 123s [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Here come the ABCs [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Thursday, April 26th is National Poem In Your Pocket Day. Poetry lovers celebrate by carrying their favorite poem with them and sharing it with friends, family, co-workers, or anyone who will listen. Check out our excellent poetry collection and jot down a poem to carry in your pocket.
Poetry speaks who I am editor, Elise Paschen
The trouble with poetry and other poems by Billy Collins
It also just so happens to be about poetry.
Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago schools gather for the world's largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as "Louder Than a Bomb". Rather than emphasize individual poets, the kids work collaboratively with their peers. Come to CPL on Saturday, April 21, 1:00-3:00 PM to view this multi-award winning documentary that follows four teams from Chicago as they prepare for and compete in the competition. This is not "high school poetry" as we think of it. This is language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance.
***This film is unrated and does contain mature language.***