For over 30 years, the Lammy Awards have been presented by LAMBDA Literary to celebrate LGBTQ+ books and authors. Check out some of this year's winners below or find more information on past awards or additional titles and the LAMBDA Literary organization; please click here

Fiebre tropical : a novel by by Juliana Delgado Lopera
beach scene with Summer Jams playlists a beachball, flip flops, and a big umbrella

We have got you covered on some music to groove to this summer! Whether you are having a social distancing or virtual block party this summer, or your family is enjoying a backyard cookout, we want to provide you with some options for a summer soundtrack. We have two playlists to choose from on multiple platforms to stream or download for later. We also have provided some links below to our in house music collection as well as digital titles for you to download for free with your Canton Public Library card! 

 

Looking for more musical things to engage with this summer? 

 

Programs and More!

Listen Live three piece band with maracas and a music symbol in greens and blues

Whether you see a favorite band, attend a play, or yuk it up with a comedian, there are plenty of ways to listen live this summer. 

Summer Concert Series

one person posing for a photo in front a of a town, a map showing the town in the center

Whether you have been here for decades, years, weeks,  or days this summer, be a tourist in your town by completing these activities and following links to find out facts about Canton that you might not know. 

The History of Canton

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Heritage month. This month celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islanders' contributions to the history, culture, and achievements in the United States. Check out some of these newer titles in Youth, YA, and Adult materials featuring  Asian American and Pacific Islanders in their characters, authors, and illustrators. 

Youth Materials

Fatima's great outdoors by Ambreen Tariq

Excitedly joining her family for an outdoor camping trip in a Midwestern state park, Fatima Khazi helps set up a tent, build a fire, and fend off a daddy longlegs before settling down to sleep surrounded by the near-magical sounds of the forest

STEAM: Explosive Science

Circular patterns in an explosive array surrounding the words explosive science

Have you ever watched exploding fruit, made a water bomb painting, or made vegetable volcano erupt? If you'd like to see this and more, please check out our Explosive Science program. 

We invite you to register, gather supplies, then join us live as we dive into different aspects of explosive science with spectacular experiments and the ability to DIY along with Ms. Lisa on Zoom. 

 

Want more explosive things? Check out these explosive reads!

What will you do next? Check out our 62 Days of Summer Landing Page for more fun! 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 15 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Online Register

Calming Crafts

Image with mandala coloring and pencils, and handmade embroidery wreath, and slime in a jar

Join us live on Zoom as we assemble beginner-friendly crafts, meant to soothe and calm. The kit is available by registration only and will include supplies to make a felt succulent wall hanging, stress-relieving slime, and some adult coloring sheets and pencils. You will need a hot glue gun, or other felt-friendly glue from home to assemble the succulents and wreath. We provide the rest! 

Registration begins July 15, 2021, and kits will be assembled for each registered patron and available for pickup. July 27- Aug 3, 2021. Zoom link for the program will be in the kits and emailed 24 hours before the program. 

 

Looking for more? Check out our 62 Days of Summer Landing Page for more programs and activities 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, August 3 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Online Register

Looking for a read to put you in the shoes of a sleuth? These titles are best for middle-grade readers and will have you guessing whodunnit along with the gumshoes in the books. 

Vanishing acts by Phillip Margolin
Ali Cross by 1947- James Patterson

Check out the following YA and Adult titles to read novels featuring romance between LGBTQ+ characters. 

YA Novels

Date me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye

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