2019 Canton Book Project Reception

Join us as we celebrate the 2019 Canton Book Project book givers with a book distribution reception. These dedicated book lovers have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing books of their choice to others in the community. Help us promote and celebrate reading in our community; light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, April 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

International Day of Happiness Celebration

Join us for a celebration of all things happy as we mark the end of winter and rejoice in the start of spring. The International Day of Happiness is part of a worldwide movement devoted to creating a happier world and the Canton Public Library is in on the fun.  Decorate a cupcake with friends and then dance to a playlist of your favorite happy tunes. Share what makes you happy at our Sunshine Station and take away ideas to brighten the day for others. We have all sorts of happiness planned at all ages are welcome! 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Yankee Air Museum

Join local author Barry D. Levine for an evening of aviation history. Barry will share highlights from his new book, Yankee Air Museum which tells the story of this beloved, local historical attraction. 

The Willow Run Bomber Plant opened in 1941 and produced over 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers, a key element of the Allied arsenal in World War II. In 1981, a group of aviation enthusiasts established the Yankee Air Museum about a mile away from the original bomber plant. The museum built a substantial collection of flyable and static aircraft and aviation artifacts, many of which were destroyed in a 2004 fire. Despite this loss, the museum has remained open in temporary facilities while considering options for a permanent home. 


Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The end of January is close, so it is the perfect time to revisit your resolutions and goals for the year. Honest, thoughtful reflection is a great way to celebrate what worked and adjust what didn't. Use our Spark Sheet to stay accountable and tweak your plans if necessary. Onward and upward!

Research has established a strong link between gratitude and greater, personal happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state can grow stronger with use and practice.

We know that opportunities to feel and express gratitude are an important part of living your best life in 2019. This is why our Spark Your Year Workbook includes a Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheet to help you cultivate gratitude on a regular basis. Print this sheet often and use it to reflect on the good in your life. 

Spark Your Year: Make It Happen

Have you already lost sight of your NY resolutions – or just need a boost to help you stay focused? Did you know that many people start the year out in January making New Years Resolutions, over 80% fail by the second week of January? Sometimes all it takes to help us move forward is a little introspection and help from others to help see things differently.  

Using CPL’s Spark Your Year program worksheets we will explore how to identify areas in your life to focus on, learn how to set intentions for your best year ahead, and create a plan for how to make it happen. 

This program is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: February 28, 2018

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by 1948- Alexander McCall Smith
Also available in: audiobook | large print

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to "help people with problems in their lives." Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Research shows that one of the fastest ways to improve your own mood is to do something nice for another. Not only does being kind make you feel good, it benefits others. That is why we have created a special Spark Sheet to help you help others. Use this Acts of Kindness Tracker to plan and create happiness in your community. 


Every amazing year includes amazing books, movies, games & music. That is why we created two special Spark Sheets to help you meet your reading, viewing and listening goals. Use these sheets to make lists and track progress. Plan to reread old favorites or stretch into unchartered territory. Make a list of all the movies you have been meaning to watch and cross them off one by one. Whatever you decide, we have the tools to help you make the most of 2019.

A vision is a picture of what success will look like sometime in the future. What does a successful 2019 look like for you? Where do you want to be? What do you want to be, to do, to have? Where did you travel? What did you learn? What did you accomplish? Use the Spark Sheet to write it down or draw it in pictures. Get as specific as you can. Include as many details as possible. 

Clearly and defining where you are headed and what it will look like when you get there is the first step in creating an action plan to make your vision a reality. With clear intentions to focus on, you will be ready for the next step - your plan to make it happen, and we have created a Spark Sheet just for that as well.

This planning will have you on your way to the best year ever. Be sure to check back often for more ways to Spark Your Year