Kanopy Kids' Film Fest

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Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across movies, TV Series, animated storybooks, live-action, and Animated favorites. We will be featuring this resource by playing selected films one Sunday each month. Our selections expose you and your children to award-winning movies and documentaries that promote family engagement and information literacy. Discussion questions and additional resources will be provided to encourage further conversation at home.

Feel free to bring a comfy blanket from home to curl up on the floor and enjoy the flix. 

Kanopy is a digital resource which is free to Canton Public Library cardholders.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Nature Painting

Patrons will be shown how to create their own natural masterpiece. We will combine several natural materials to make a project of their choice to enjoy at home or give to a loved one. Registration is required and open to kids aged 3-5 years old with their caregivers. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Virtual STEAM Curiosity: The Brain

Image of head with science related objects floating in a thought bubble inside
Kids aged 8-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are invited to join us and explore various STEAM topics. First, kids will be introduced to a topic and the supporting ideas behind it. From there, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example. Challenging, unusual and different, these programs are a great way to exercise the brain in the most fun way possible.
  • One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the live program.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 29 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Online Construct a Skeleton Register
Saturday, November 21 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online The Brain Register

These new middle-grade books are so good, we want to get up and dance! Enjoy one or more of these titles that are so good, you might want to read them twice. Check these out now before the word gets out! 

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao.

To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama.

In her hilarious, moving middle-grade debut, Remy Lai delivers a scrumptious combination of vibrant graphic art and pitch-perfect writing that will appeal to fans of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's Real Friends, Kelly Yang's Front Desk, and Jerry Craft's New Kid.

Shouting at the rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Also available in: audiobook

Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm. For fans of Fish in a Tree and Wonder

Middle Grade

P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy
Zenobia July by Lisa Bunker

It doesn't matter if you are taking a long trip, or reading it chapter by chapter before bedtime, it is always great to enjoy a story together as a family. We have some fun suggestions below to read or listen to together this summer. 

Dragons in a bag by Zetta Elliott
A dash of trouble by Anna Meriano

All of these titles have one thing in common, space. Dive in to read about an adventure in outer space, books about the solar system, and much more! 

Nonfiction

Space travel by Jerry (Consultant) Stone

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Summer STEM Kit includes My Book of Rocks and Minerals, activity sheets, ping pong ball, dull nail, compass, litmus paper, magnifying glass, chalk, pipette, balloons, measuring tape, and a dry erase marker. Can't make it in to check out the kit? Try one of the below suggestions to help you get your fix! 

Local Science Fix

CPL STEM Programming

CPL currently hosts two regular STEM programs and has other opportunities for science fun with the library. Visit our program calendar for a full list of what is coming up.

Free or reduced rates to science-themed attractions

By using your library card, you can get free admission or reduced rates to tons of science-y places this summer. Find out more by visiting our community offerings page

 

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