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Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Movies from Children's Literature

See your favorite stories on the big screen. Read the book to earn your Bookworm badge, then watch the movie to earn your eLectrified badge.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Ray Cruz

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day [videodisc] by Disney presents a 21 Laps/Jim Henson Company production ; produced by Shawn Levy ; screenplay by Rob Lieber ; directed by Miguel Arteta

Shrek! by William Steig

Shrek [videodisc] by produced by John H. Williams, Aron Warner, Jeffrey Katzenberg ; directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson ; written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson ; retold by Naomi Lewis ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham

Kids it's Time for an Adventure!

Kids, I know you want to take an adventure this summer, but is a far away vacation out of the picture? Have no fear! Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge by watching one (or more) of these cool DVD's. Who says you can't travel from the comforts of your own home?

Up [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film


Rio [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox Animation presents a Blue Sky Studios production


Madagascar [videodisc] by produced by Teresa Cheng, Mireille Soria ; directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath ; written by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath


Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Inside the World of Video Games

Learn about the video game industry and the creators and designers behind your favorite games.

The history of video games by Lydia Bjornlund



Video games: from concept to consumer by Kevin Cunningham



The epic evolution of video games by Arie Kaplan



The awesome inner workings of video games by Arie Kaplan



Video game designer by Alix Wood



Video game developer by Chris Jozefowicz

Computer game and film graphics by Paul Byrne

Starfish Family Services: Babysitting Class - CANCELLED

Summer is here! Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 AM-3:00 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 June 15th.

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Battle Bunny Book Transformation

Battle Bunny coverWho says you shouldn't write in a book?  Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations.  This program is for ages 9-12.  Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament

Light InfantrymanEngage in a little friendly competition -- in your mind -- with a Dungeons & Dragons-based tournament game.  Role-play the part of a competitor in a fantasy tournament.  The player who lasts the longest wins a prize!  Swords will clash on Wednesday, July 8, 7:00-8:00 PM.  no registration required, but players must be present at the beginning of the event to participate.

Photo Character - Light Infantryman & Cleric by Matthew Hodgson (CC BY-NC 2.0)

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - June

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. 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 June 22, 4:30-5:30 PM.  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)

All Around the World: Live Animals

Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00-3:00PM as we take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths, and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups. These critters are sure to AMAZE!

Movie Madness: SpongeBob Sponge Out of Water

Start your summer off right with a viewing of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Wednesday, June 17 starting at 2:00PM. Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends in Bikini Bottom. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
This film is rated PG. You may bring your own pillows, snacks, or blankets.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. 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 July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  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)

Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch 048Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting) on July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Participants must bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 8-12) and begins June 25.  No registration needed for spectators.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on July 23.

Quidditch 048 by Pioneer Library System (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in August

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. 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 August 24, 4:30-5:30 PM.  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)

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server is up and running on Tuesday, June 23, from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. 

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Great Craft Challenge

Put your crafting ability to the test. Participants will be given a random bag of craft supplies and the challenge to create something awesome and original. Prizes will be given for most creative and original creations. All ages welcome and registration is required. Join us July 14 at 6:30 PM.

2015 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show fun movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Show times and films will be as follows...
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2:00PM - Penguins of Madagascar - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.   (rated PG)
  • Friday, July 24, 2:00PM - Big Hero 6 -  The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (rated PG
  • Thursday, August 13, 2:00PM - Home - Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. (rated PG)
     

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.