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Starfish Family Services: Let's Be Friends

On Monday, April 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM, Starfish Family Services presents Let's Be Friends: Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development.  Trained staff will explain how a young child's thinking and reasoning impacts their social relationships.  They will help parents, caregivers and daycare providers identify ways to help children learn about others, develop environmental strategies to encourage friendships and practice interaction strategies that support social learning. Bring your children, free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare providers.

Admission to Success!

Are you applying for college admissions? Need advice on how to get the most out of the college experience? Check out this article from Time, Secrets of the Most Successful College Students, to learn some helpful tips. Or check this latest book, College Bound Organizer, to help you get ready for college.

The Price is Right! Best Colleges for Your Buck!

The Princeton Review named the nation's best colleges based on outstanding educational value for families. Check which schools made the list online. or browse through the newest edition, Best Value Colleges.
  

Native American Dancers for Mother Earth

Celebrate Mother Earth with authentic Native American Dancers led by Reg Pettibone. To wrap up our week-long Earth Week activities, we welcome the Native American Dancers who will entertain us in a very special way on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to see the beautiful, colorful costumes and the outstanding dance moves that praise our planet.

Merrill Lynch: Preparing for your kids college education

It's coming, no matter how young or old your children are.  College will soon be looming on the horizon for them.  How do you plan for this expensive event?  What's the best way to save without ruining your own financial well-being?  Deborah McKinney and Michael Congleton of Merrill Lynch will will help us on the path to a sercure financial future for ourselves and a way to make our children's dreams come true.  Join us onThursday, April 11 at 7:00 PM to learn which of the plans would work best for your family.

Baseball Talk: Rick Ferrell & the Detroit Tigers

Batter up!  Baseball is back in town so join us for an entertaining, historical presentation to get us all in the team spirit on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. Kerrie Ferrell chronicles her father's career, Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell, and his Detroit Tigers baseball career from 1950-1992.  She will share historical pictures, humorous inside stories and take us all on an entertaining journey through decades of pro baseball.  Tales of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and more will surely entertain.
Pass the peanuts and Cracker Jack!   

Canton Community Foundation’s Annual College Scholarships

Listen up Plymouth and Canton residents!  If you are a high school senior planning for college or an adult returning to school, this is a scholarship opportunity you don't want to miss.  In the past 20 years, the Canton Community Foundation has awarded $540,000 to more than 500 recipients.  For more information and the application visit the foundation's website.  All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15th.
Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/

Black History Storytelling - POSTPONED

We are still celebrating Black History Month with a special night of storytelling by Alfreda Harris on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.  Families are welcome to share in Ms. Harris' inspirational and fun stories emphasizing black history and the people involved in the civil rights movement.  Please join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening.
Postponed until May 9, due to inclement weather.

University of Michigan FSR Workshops: Can you Feel the Beat?

This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.

Starfish Family Services - Caregiver Interactions

On Thursday, March 28, 9:00-11:30 AM trainers from Starfish Family Services will present the workshop Caregiver Interactions: What You Say Is Important.  They will share what techniques may be used to enhance caregiver-child interactions.  Parents, grandparents and day-care providers are all welcome.  Bring your children, too as Starfish's licensed childcare providers will be on hand to watch them during the workshop. 

Community Literacy Council

The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council  (CLC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County.  The CLC mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life.  For over 27 years, the CLC has been offering tutoring services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community.

The Ins and Outs of Medicare Part D

Rhonda Moore from the Canton Walgreen's Pharmacy will share her expertise about Medicare Part D.  She will have all the answers to ease your anxiety and keep you healthy, whether you're a new or seasoned retiree.  Join us on Monday, March 18 at 2:00 PM.

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00-4:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to work on. Registration for this program begins on February 22.

[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Zumba

As Canton Township's 100 Days to Health draws to a close, we are pleased to welcome Dede to lead us in one of her outstanding Zumba classes. Come prepared with comfortable clothing, a bottle of water and a towel. Dede will put you through your paces with energetic dance moves. You'll feel the burn and get in the groove on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 AM.

We're Celebrating the Irish with Terry Murphy

We all claim to be a wee bit Irish this time of year.  Come celebrate with Irish folk singer, Terry Murphy.  Murphy will get your toes tapping and your Irish eyes smiling with his authentic, heartfelt music.  Grab your shamrocks and hurry over to the Canton Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM for this special concert.

Women Who Changed America

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past:  former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter.  Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation.  With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM.  No registration is required.  

Heart Soul Detroit

Local authors Matt Lee and Jenny Risher present their lovely new book Heart Soul Detroit which contains insightful interviews and artistic photographs of famous Detroiters from James Hoffa to Jack White to Nick Lidstrom and 47 others. The authors will discuss how they compiled their list, did the interviews and took their project to completion. Books will be available for sale and will be signed by the authors. This promises to be a delightful evening of remembering and speculating on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of each month in the library community room.  For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.  See you onMarch 24 at 1:00 PM.

Sylvan ACT Practice Test

Just in time for the official MME testing in March, Sylvan returns to the Canton Public Library to administer a practice ACT test.  Sylvan invites sophomores and juniors to attend the free practice session on Saturday, February 23, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sylvan will also be giving away one free online Sylvan Online ACT prep course that features video professors and a curriculum that is personalized to the winning student's individual learning needs.
This student will have access to the course for the entire year. 
Registration is open, so sign up today!