Macramé Beginner's Workshop

Do you remember making friendship bracelets at summer camp? If so, you’re already on your way to tying macramé. If not, this workshop if for beginners, so you can learn something completely new. Come learn macrame basics that will allow you to make wall hangings, wedding arches, jewelry, headboards and more and leave the class with a plant hanger. We will provide plants or feel free to bring your favorite to tie around. Please be prepare to stand for the majority of the workshop. This program is for adults 18 and older. Registration is required.

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Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Khalid has been called the  "Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation" because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement. The exhibit will be open from noon to 6:00 pm. Following the exhibition, Khalid el-Hakim will give a special lecture. 

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On April 10 the Canton Public Library honored this year's Canton Book Project Book Givers. Each participant was selected by the library’s staff to receive five copies of a personally selected book and distribute it throughout the community to people who, for whatever reason, don’t own books or read for pleasure.

The full list of books to be shared through the Canton Book Project this year are as follows:

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, chosen by Cecelia Escobar
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, chosen by Kristin Felsburg
  • Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty, chosen by Janice Ford
  • Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, chosen by Kari King
  • Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them by David Macneal, chosen by Hannah MacAfee
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, chosen by Kelley Moote
  • Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather N. Holm, chosen by Charisse Nilles
  • Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough, chosen by Mike Simowski
  • For Everyone by Jason Reynolds, chosen by Jessika Whiteside

The American Songbook of Jazz with Paul VornHagen

Paul VornHagen presents the American Songbook of Jazz, including pieces from American composers such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Thelonius Monk. Winner of 6 Detroit Music Awards, saxophonist/flutist and vocalist Paul VornHagen has been a mainstay on the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Toledo/Chicago/San Francisco jazz scenes for over 35 years. Paul has appeared at many well-known jazz festivals and nightclubs and has released numerous critically acclaimed recordings on Schoolkids and PKO Records labels. In this performance, Paul will be accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums.

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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.

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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! 

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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. 

 

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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. 

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