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Internet Basics

Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases.
Date: Monday, March 19, from 9:30-11:00 AM in the Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5

Starfish Family Services Parenting Workshop

Join us on Thursday, February 23 from 9:30-11:30 AM for, Let’s Be Friends – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development. Highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will encourage participants to explore how a young child’s thinking and reasoning impacts their social relationships as well as identify ways to help children learn about others, environmental strategies to encourage friendships and practice interaction strategies that support social learning. This program is open to parents, daycare providers, caregivers and their children. Childcare will be provided by licensed Starfish Family Services staff.

Career Planning Secrets with Tom Maslyk

Local resident, Tom Maslyk, will share his well-researched secrets to career planning. Maslyk will stress some basics like your mission or vision for your career and then reach outside the box to include your values, your achievements and do a gap analysis to address your skills. A manager at IBM, Maslyk has 32 years personal experience and has counseled dozens to successful career paths. Join us on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.

The fourth Sunday of the month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.

I Believe I Can Fly!

In commemoration of Black History Month we are celebrating some of Black America’s firsts in aviation and aerospace. Through the month of February, stop by and view our display case near the Receptionist Desk highlighting some of these pioneering aviators. From the first known Black pilot to the youngest African American (12 yrs) flyer. Their lives and stories are a celebration of the human spirit and an inspiration to all that against all odds and great adversity you can achieve your dream… you can touch the sky! To learn more about blacks in aviation visit some of these exciting resources:

Sylvan Saturdays: ACT Test Prep

Sylvan Saturdays are back Saturday, February 11th, from 1:00-5:30 PM. Teens can attend this workshop, an introductory ACT Prep course that will give students some tips and strategies for scoring higher on the ACT. It will also include a full length practice test with scoring. You must attend the entire session. Registration required.

Reading Assistance Dog Program

This program has been cancelled for Monday, January 23, only.

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 PM

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of each month in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners welcome.

The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by "Library Chess Clubs." For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.

Publisher

Learn how to create greeting cards, certificates or brochures with Microsoft Publisher and volunteer instructor Asha on Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Tai Chi

As part of Canton township's 100 Days to Health and the library's multicultural programming, we are pleased to welcome Julie Burns. We will learn about and practice Tai Chi. Please wear loose fitting clothing and join us on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM.

Author Jeffrey Zaslow Visits

This event has been canceled due to the death of the guest of honor.

Wall Street journalist and bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow pays us a visit. Zaslow is best known for such amazing books as The Last Lecture, The Girls from Ames, Gabby: a story of courage and hope and many more. His newest novel, The Magic Room debuted in January and recounts the hopes, dreams and transformations of thousands of women who visit The Magic Room in Becker's Bridal Salon in Fowler, Michigan at one of the most important moments of their lives. Please join us on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 PM for a very special evening.

The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol Mull

In the mid-nineteenth century, Michigan citizens rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery. Among other campaigns, the Underground Railroad was established as a network of escape from slavery. Local author Carol Mull shares first-person accounts with an historical overview as we continue our celebration of Black History Month. Join us on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 PM for this meaningful evening.

Tending to the Ending

Planning for the end of life care for your parents, your loved ones or yourself can be a daunting task. End-of-life educator and consultant, Judy Papler-Welliver will have the answers to make this job easier. She will even bring the forms necessary for making it all work on Thursday, January 26th, at 7:00 PM.

Khan Academy — Free Educational Fun

Khan Academy is a free, fun, educational and totally awesome organization. The goal of Khan Academy is to change "education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere." The site contains over 2,700 videos on math, physics, biology, chemistry, finance and art. Students, parents, coaches, and teachers can use Khan Academy in many ways. Teachers and homeschool parents can use this resource to coordinate classwork and monitor student work. Kids looking for homework help can find explanations and practice examples on the virtual scratch pad. Adults looking for continuing education opportunities will find help here as well.

Celebrate MLK, Jr and Black History Month

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.

These wise words were spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famous I have a dream speech on August 28, 1963. There are many ways to celebrate this remarkable, loving man and his dream. Visit the Cherry Hill Village Theater on January 16 at 5:30 PM for a presentation entitled Martin Luther King, Jr., Building Bridges.

At the Canton Public Library, we celebrate during Black History Month with a performance by the Canton Christian Fellowship Praise Choir on Thursday, February 2 and a visit from local author Carol Mull on Thursday, February 9 when she will discuss her new book, The Underground Railroad in Michigan.

Starfish Family Services Parenting Workshop

Have you ever looked at your kids and wondered "What are we going to do today?" Starfish Family Services will present a workshop for parents, caregivers and daycare providers titled Making Playroom Materials from Everyday Items on January 5, 2012, 9:30-11:00 AM. Attendees will identify natural, real, recycled and scrap materials for your playroom. During the program you will also make playroom materials to take back to your setting. Childcare will be provided by licensed Starfish Family Services staff. Online registration begins on December 22, 2011.

eReader Help

Did you get an eReader in your stocking?  Are you at a loss to know what to do with it?  We can help.  One of our well-trained librarians will answer your questions and show you helpful hints on Thursday, December 29 at 10:00 AM.  We have thousands of free, downloadable books waiting for you.  Start out the New Year with your reading list ready to go.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Come enjoy the pageantry, music and more as we celebrate the Lunar New Year. In China it is the year of the dragon; in Vietnam it is called Tet; the Koreans call the holiday Seollal and the Tibetans celebrate Losar. All of these holidays and more are in honor of the New Year and are based on the lunar calendar. Celebrate with us on Monday, January 30th, at 7:00 PM.

Zumba for Adults

In partnership with Canton Township's 100 Days of Health and as a part of our multicultural programming, please join us for a lively, fun, heartpounding session of Zumba. We'll be burning off those holiday calories on January 21 at 11:00 AM in the Community Room.

Getting Your Financial House in Order with SOFA

The Society of Financial Awareness (SOFA) sends expert John Badalamenti to help you pay off debt with specific strategies. Badalamenti will also provide steps for using your tax refund to improve your financial future. Let's all get our house in order on January 19 at 7:00 PM.