Education

Starfish Family Services: Babysitters 101 Club--CANCELED

Summer is around the corner. Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, April 11th from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on March 26th.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Docu Watch – "Never a Bystander"

Join us in watching this short documentary film titled Never A Bystander, featuring an inspiring Holocaust survivor, Irene Butter, who shows viewers how empowered choices — forgiveness included — enables lives of joy, purpose, and compassion. This film was filmed partially at Discovery Middle school in Canton.  Both the films subject, Irene Butter and the film’s director, Evelyn Neuhaus, will be in attendance for an engaging Q&A. All ages welcome on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

Savvy Seniors: March 2015

 language courses: Yes, you can spark new brain cells! The spontaneous growth of new brain cells can occur at any point in your life. It’s specifically spurred by a number of activities, a key one being learning new things, like a second or third language. A June 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology says if you learn a second language—even in adulthood—it can stave off dementia for at least a few years. Turns out learning a second language in adulthood can promote memory, improve multitasking skills, increase attention, and more. Canton Public Library offers two online programs: Mango and Pronunciator to CPL cardholders.

What We're Reading: February 2015

Savvy Seniors Canton Leisure Services Focus Group

Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday,
January 28,2015 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming
opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult
population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room.
Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.

SAT not ACT for 2016

The Michigan Department of Education announced the SAT will be the state-required free college entrance exam starting in spring of 2016. Since 2007, the ACT was the state's free test. Current students preparing to take the ACT this spring will do so as planned, but changes go into effect starting next year. The College Board, which administers the SAT, won its competitive bid which will be a cost-savings to taxpayers in the long run. To learn more, click here. The Library offers free ACT or SAT test preparation from the LearningExpress Library on our databases page with a Canton library card.

STEAM Sites

STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  Check out the sites below to explore these fascinating subjects.  There are interesting facts to discover and fun games to try out.  General grade-range recommendations are provided for each site, but you may find useful info and entertaining activities on sites outside of your grade level as well.

General STEAM sites

Career Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field?  Explore career opportunities here.

Fraboom
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions. 

Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.

Wonderopolis
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.

Midterm Study

Looking for a place to study January 19-21st?  The library is a great choice.  We will have designated study space and maybe even some snacks.  Study hall times are as follows...

  • Monday, January 19 - 1:00-5:00 PM Purple Room, 5:00-8:30 PM - Community Room
  • Tuesday, January 20 - 1:00-8:30 PM Community Room
  • Wednesday, January 21 - 1:00-5:00 PM Purple Room

Good Luck on your Exams!!!

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