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Coming Soon: Connect Your Summer 2015!

Summer is coming, and #cysisawesome!

Connect Your Summer, the Canton Public Library's summer reading program, kicks off on June 1! Whenever you read, attend a library program, or do an activity in the library, you can claim badges online. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have for winning prizes! For more information, check out a refresher on how to participate in Connect Your Summer.

Get ready to have a super mega ultra summer!

NHS Homework Help Ends May 21st

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing

There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.  Tutoring ends May 21st.

Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Writings

Mark TwainMark Twain, Father of American Literature, and author of famous works such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has more to offer us readers. Scholars in California have recently discovered a series of writings written by Twain when he was a 29-years old journalist in San Francisco. Read more about this story in this article.

High Interest - Low Readability

Looking for some interesting books that aren't too difficult to read? check these out:

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics


Bone: tall tales by Jeff Smith ; with Tom Sniegoski ; color by Steve Hamaker


Iron Man. Enter the dragon by writer, Fred Van Lente ; penciler, James Cordeiro ; inker, Scott Koblish ; colorist, Martegod Gracia ; letterer, Nate Piekos ; cover artist, Michael Golden


Creatures from Planet X! by Yale Stewart


Beware the Inquisitor! by written by Lisa Stock


Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1 by Eric Colossal

Triple Crown Time


It's that time of year again and CPL is celebrating
horseracing. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade

Even the real world holds a variety of experience. Walk in someone else's shoes for awhile with these realistic fiction selections.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Lunch money by Andrew Clements

Hope is a ferris wheel by Robin Herrera

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg  A sister and brother run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Biography Suggestions for Fifth Grade

Looking for a good story? Try one of these about real people. Suggestions are geared to fifth grade, but may be of interest to everyone.

Tom Thumb: the remarkable true story of a man in miniature by George Sullivan

Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Mythmaker: the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The hobbit and The lord of the rings by Anne E. Neimark

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; pictures by Christian Robinson

The Emily sonnets: the life of Emily Dickinson by Jane Yolen; illustrations by Gary Kelley

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D game diceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  The next session of this monthly program will take place on Tuesday, May 26 from 4:00-5:30 PM. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Summer Storytime @ Canton Farmer's Market

We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting varied vendors and a thriving community spirit.  It takes place every Sunday, from 9:00AM-1:00PM, through the summer at Preservation Park.  Join us at the market on the following Sundays for summer storytimes and activities:
  • May 31
  • June 14
  • June 28
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • August 30
  • September 13

Fun with Michigan Birds

Are you interested in learning more about the birds in our very own backyard?
 Join us formichigan birds a fun Michigan Bird Program on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will learn about what birds live here in the Mitten state, make a Peanut Butter bird feeder, and have a wonderful snack. Registrations is required and begins April 27, 2015.  This program is open to children ages five years to twelve years old with a caregiver.

Reader's Theater Folktale Show

three billy goats gruffOur Tween Service Corps Presents a Readers Theater Folktale Show! Come on Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-3:00 PM and enjoy a lively and fun puppet show featuring two well known stories, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  We will also have a light snack and make a craft. The program is open to all ages with a caregiver.

May the 4th Be With You

Boba FettSee sights from a galaxy far, far away when Chris Trevas -- an official Star Wars artist who has provided illustrations for a variety of books, games, guidebooks and other products -- drops out of hyper-space and into CPL on May 4, 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration is required.

Boba Fett by Chris Trevas

Enchanted Fairy Tales Musical Theater Performance

After many weeks of practice and hard work the attendees, aged 7-10, of this musical theater workshop present their final performance for the public - Enchanted Fairy Tales! The young performers were trained in the basics of theater including projection, stage direction, set design and much more by two PCCS Arts Academy Students.
Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of "Into the Woods" and the current release of "Cinderella", this show is made up of short scenes from many popular musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and more. Please join us in watching the magic unfold on Friday, May 1 from 4:30-5:30PM in the Community Room...Be Our Guest!

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D game diceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:00-5:30 PM. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is April 28.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Recycled Materials Marble Run

Help kick off our Earth Week series of events with our Marble Run Mania with Recycled Materials on Sunday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 PM.  Practice your engineering skills by repurposing the materials we provide to create a fun marble run.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  No registration required.

Marble run - Hope 1 by Glamhag (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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.

Hunters of the Night: Birds of Prey

It’s all about survival! On Saturday, April 25 at 2:00-3:00PM, engaging raptors including an owl, falcon and EAGLE, will visit the Community Room to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Join our friend from the Leslie Science and Nature Center as they present a hands-on exploration of feathers, skulls, and other bird parts and provide a stimulating introduction to these birds of prey. Help us round out our Earth Week celebrations by appreciating the beauty of these Hunters of the Sky!

[bald eagle by Eric Begin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

NHS Homework Help

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
  • Tutoring is on a first come first served basis
  • Tutoring sessions will be a half an hour

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk

There will be no tutoring during Spring Break (April 6th-10th).

Children's Biographies for Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, read the fascinating true stories of some of the many women who have shaped our world.

I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. --Provided by publisher.

Bon appétit!: the delicious life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland
Follow Julia Child-chef, author, and television personality-from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as a spy in WWII, to the cooking classes she took in Paris, to publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the funny moments of being a chef on TV. -- Provided by publisher.