Self Care Grab & Go Kit

May is Mental Health Awareness month and to celebrate we have assembled a Self Care Grab and Go Kit. Each kit will contain specially selected items to help you find calm and take care of YOU. Kits are for patrons 18 and older and will be available while supplies last. Registration to receive a kit begins on April 22 and ends May 6. Kits will be available for pick up starting May 13. Registered recipients will be notified by email with pick up instructions. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, May 13 (All day) to Thursday, May 20 (All day) Online Self Care Kit Pick UP

Meditations and Conversations with Reset Brain & Body

Join Sam Breitmeyer from Reset Brain & Body as she explores The Cycle of Stress. In this series of workshops, Sam will help you identify and explore individual tendencies and unconscious responses to stress. You will learn and practice mindful interventions to break the ongoing cycle. This program will take place via Zoom and will include meditation and visualization as well as a bit of self observation and reflection. 

This workshop series includes two sessions and individual registration is required for each session. Registration will begin April 22.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, May 17 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Online Boundaries & the cycle of stress Register

Birdwatching vs. Birding with Backyard Birds and Beyond

Greg Bodker’s beautiful photography will help you learn more about birds as he demonstrate the joys of birding you can have both in your backyard and in our area.  Novice and aspiring birders will especially benefit from the program.   Topics include:

Discuss the excitement and enjoyment of birdwatching
Differences between birdwatching and birding

  • How to attract more birds to your backyard
  • Backyard birds, types of seed, feeders and their care

How birding beyond the backyard leads to many enriching experiences

  • Places to go birding in our area
  • The excitement of a bird chase
  • Stories from the field while birding

Registration Required

This program will take place via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out 24 hours prior to the start of the program. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Journey to Freedom - Underground Railroad in Washtenaw County

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes, hidden places, determined citizens and self-liberated people of color seeking freedom. Two essential routes to Detroit and ultimate safety in Canada crossed in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Deborah Meadows, Program Chair from the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, will take us on a virtual tour of nationally-known Underground Railroad landmarks, historic sites, cemeteries, buildings and homes.

This program will take place via Zoom and registration is required. Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours before the program

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Evanston's Living History

Filmmaker Craig Dudnick (Alice’s Ordinary People) will give a presentation about his documentary, Evanston's Living History - The Fight to Escape Racial Discrimination. This film explores the evolution of Evanston, Illinois and the citizens who confronted racism in the city and made it a better place to live. Many of these activists were descendants of African Americans who migrated north during the early 20th Century; they include the family of Anthony Crawford, a prominent African-American businessman and community leader who was lynched when he refused to give up his place in line to a white man. Evanston community leaders also joined the fight to help pass United States Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker. 

This event will take place via Zoom and registration is required. Zoom links will be sent to all registered participants 24 hours before the program. 

The film, Evanston's Living History - The Fight to Escape Racial Discrimination, can be viewed via Kanopy with your Canton Public Library card. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

DIY Cocoa Bombs with Cookies & More of Canton

Join Sheila form Cookies & More of Canton for a delicious DIY event.  Cocoa Bombs are all the rage and here is your chance to learn to make them on your own - just in time for Valentine's Day. Sheila will take you through the process step by step via Zoom while you follow along at home. Supply kits for this program will be available on a first come first served basis and registration is required. 

Registration begins December 22. Kit pick up will begin on January 18. Participants will receive an email with pick up instructions and Zoom link. 

Registration is limited to one person per library card number. 

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Creativebug Spotlight Program: DIY Painted Gift Wrap

Creativebug* boasts more than 1,000 arts and crafts videos. In December, the library is happy to highlight one specific Creativebug class for a December grab-and-go program: DIY Painted Gift Wrap. In one afternoon, you can create enough painted paper to wrap gifts for any occasion. Courtney Cerruti teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. 

Each kit will contain:

  1. Drawing weight sketching paper
  2. Paintbrushes in a variety of widths
  3. Acrylic paint in assorted colors

You will need to supply at home:

  1. Jar of water
  2. Paper towels
  3. Small bowl for mixing paints
  4. Palette or plate 
  • Registration for the grab-and-go kits will take place beginning November 24, while supplies last.
  • Once registration has closed on December 6, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your kit at the library through our contact-free holds pick-up.
  • ***Due to Covid Closure Kit Pick Up will take place December 14 to December 18 

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug* to get started today!

 

*a CPL Library card required in order to use Creativebug

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cooking with Chef Val: Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with Cooking Crumb Crust

Chef Val is back and this time she is bringing dessert! Join us as she creates a delicious vegan Chocolate Cream Pie. 

You can follow along as Chef Val teaches, or you can get all the ingredients and cook as Val teaches. Recipe is vegan, organic, whole foods, and absolutely delicious! 

Chef Val has been in the food industry since 1985 and has been teaching vegan, macrobiotic cooking classes since 1997. She is the author of 5 cookbooks, her latest is Summer Season Healthy and Delicious Cooking. She is a teacher, personal chef, counselor and is host of the on line radio show, REAL FOOD with Chef Val. 

This program is for participants ages 18 and over and will take place via Zoom. Registration is required. Participants will receive both the recipe and shopping list in advance of the program. Zoom links and information on joining the presentation will be sent out the day before the program.

Registration begins November 24 and ends December 7. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Genealogy Connect: Finding Non-Traditional Records with Jessica Trotter

Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 AM as genealogist Jessica Trotter presents "Finding Non-Traditional Records".  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required and will begin October 22. 

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Immune Boosting Soup Cooking Class with Chef Val

The best way to boost your immune system it through whole, organic foods. In the cooking class, Chef Val will teach how to make, Lentil Brown Rice Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup. Attend and you will learn about the  healing benefits of the ingredients some of which will be: red lentils, brown rice, turmeric, garlic, sweet potatoes, fresh turmeric root and more. You can follow along as Chef Val teaches, or you can get all the ingredients and cook as Val teaches. Recipe is vegan, organic, whole foods, and absolutely delicious! 

Chef Val has been in the food industry since 1985 and has been teaching vegan, macrobiotic cooking classes since 1997. She is the author of 5 cookbooks, her latest is Summer Season Healthy and Delicious Cooking. She is a teacher, personal chef, counselor and is host of the on line radio show, REAL FOOD with Chef Val. 

This program will take place via Zoom and registration is required. Participants will receive both the recipe and shopping list in advance of the program. Zoom links and information on joining the presentation will be sent out the day before the program. 

Registration begins September 2 and ends September 14

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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