Whiteboard Sign with Directions for PC Appointments

As we move through our phased reopening plans, the library is now offering computer use by appointment. Reserve your 90 minute session online or call 734-397-0999 and select option #4. Computers are set up in a socially-distanced manner in the Children's Library, with 7 stations available, as well as a printer and copy card machine. 

  • Reservations are limited to two sessions per person per day. Early sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for members of vulnerable populations.
  • Patrons are required to follow all of the library's public health and safety protocols: Remain 6 feet away from other people, wear a mask, and don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill. Patrons who refuse to comply with library policies will be asked to leave.
  • You will enter the Library's main entrance and exit from the West Emergency door. Parking in the West side parking lots (near Heritage Park) is recommended. 
  • A printer is available for use, and a (cash-only) copy card is needed to release prints. Library staff cannot handle cash or give change at this time, so please bring a copy card and/or $1 bills to purchase or add value to a copy card using the self-service card machine. 
  • USB drives and earphones are not available at the library; please bring your own. 
  • Patrons are discouraged from bringing others to their appointments. If you must bring a someone, they must stay with you at the computer at all times. Please encourage guests to bring their own form of entertainment, as browsing for materials, iPads, and toys are not available at this time. 
  • In-library browsing, wandering, or other in-person assistance not related to computing/printing are not available at this time. If you wish to check out materials, you may place items on hold via the catalog and pick them up using our scheduled pickup service

We are delighted to offer computer access, and we ask for your patience as we start this phase of service. We will have staff available to assist you during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you once again. 

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Looking to learn a new skill, hobby, or language? The Canton Public Library has many ways for you to learn over the summer. 

Learned something fun? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #howdoyou62 

Hobbies & Crafts

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Mindfulness is the idea of focusing your awareness on the present moment. Benefits of mindfulness include improved well being, reduced stress, better sleep, and more. Mindfulness can happen at any moment, and does not require special training or set-up.

Practicing mindfulness can seem intimidating at first, but it is actually quite simple and easy to get started. Most of these techniques work a little better with closed eyes, but you can do them with your eyes closed or open. Here are some activity ideas to get you started:

Focus on the breath

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Yoga offers a range of healthy benefits, including stress reduction, flexibility, and strength building through bodyweight exercises. Hoopla has dozens of on-demand titles that you can access at any time with your library card. Try doing some yoga at home with these options:

  • My Yoga: Who Needs Coffee - This short and energizing practice from Tara Lee is guaranteed to kick a coffee craving any day! This practice is a dynamic flow that will work out all the kinks in your body and leave you feeling great.
  • Yoga for Runners - Yoga instructor Matt Giordano leverages his experience as a runner, knowledge of biomechanics, and integrative mind and body techniques in a runner's yoga series created to elevate performance and provide balance to the sport's high-impact intensity.
  • Daily Yoga for Beginners with Two Fit Moms - Meet Laura Kasperzak and Masumi Goldman, the Two Fit Moms - yoga instructors, wellness advocates and Instagram sensations. They've designed four beginner yoga practices you can do daily that will help improve flexibility, reduce stress and boost energy levels.
  • Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea - Yoga instructor Shiva Rea addresses the changing needs of pregnancy with safe, effective stretches and easily modified exercises for each trimester. Focused on helping you feel comfortable, relaxed, and fit during pregnancy, this workout will increase your energy and stamina and build strength, flexibility, and balance.
  • Yoga for Weightloss - Acclaimed yoga instructor Colleen Saidman creates three results-oriented routines. These energizing practices will burn calories and increase strength, flexibility, balance and focus -- all keys to maintaining a healthy body and mind.

 

You can even try yoga with your kids! 

  • Storyland Yoga - The winner of four national awards, Storyland Yoga is a fun-filled adventure that teaches kids yoga poses while also incorporating eco-conscious messages. In "Save the Whale" and "Condor Trek," kids will engage in a story where they learn yoga by imitating animals. Equally fun for parents and family members, this video is the perfect way to spend time with kids!
  • Yoga for Kids: Dino-Mite Adventure - Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Kids' yoga instructor Jodi Komitor leads three fun-filled, dino-mite yoga practices for kids ages 5 and up. These interactive yoga sessions are fun and educational and will have imaginations soaring and little bodies moving!
  • Shiva Rea Mama & Baby Yoga - Every new mother experiences it-the desire to get back into shape with seemingly no time to do it. Renowned yoga instructor Shiva Rea introduces a solution: four yoga practices to tone your body while allowing you to involve and bond with your baby at the same time. Ideal for women with infants up to six months old.
  • Goodnight Yoga - For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature.

Head back to the Move your Body square or the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Start your meditation practice by learning more about the ideas, methods, and benefits of meditation with titles like Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics or Eff This! Meditation. Dive deeper into your meditation with titles like Wherever You Go, There You Are and A Fearless Heart. Try meditation with your children. Wherever you are, we have something to help guide you. 

The art of breathing by 1966- Danny Penman

So, you've started bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, and maybe have started using less straws when you get drinks. But have you ever thought about the eco-impact of your clothes? How about the human impact? Do you know about the fabrics in your wardrobe? Or who made your clothes, and if they're paid living wages?

These authors and documentarians dive into all these issues and more. 

Inspired by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch's work on Intuitive Eating in 1995, and based on the Health at Every Size movement, a slew of new and older titles are available that argue that the best way to be on a diet is to be on no diet at all. These books state that dieting, particularly fad dieting, can cause more emotional, mental, and physical damage that it's worth, and they advocate for gentle nutrition and a return to one's instincts in the kitchen. Many of these authors are also podcasters, many of which overlap or interview each other

Creator of the Food Psych podcast, Christy Harrison writes about Intuitive Eating and the ways diets act as a "life thief." 

Intuitive eating [electronic resource] by Elyse Resch, Evelyn Tribole
Also available in: e-audiobook

The original Intuitive Eating book on which many others are based. 

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group

Join us on February 27 as we discuss:

Also available in: e-book | large print

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.
 
As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.
 
With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.
 
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is rev­olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per­sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal­ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

In October, the Canton Public Library has a beautiful display and collaboration with VegMichigan about the health benefits of going vegan or plant-based. Additionally, we had a presentation on reversing chronic illness with a plant-based diet from Marc Ramirez of Chickpea and Bean (and former U of M football player). Whether you are curious about the display or presentation, or want a refresher on some of the books and documentaries available, here is just a taste of the many vegan and plant-based offerings the library has. 

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