Let's Lose 30lbs of Clutter

Did you set a goal to get organized in 2019? Let us help you with that goal. Join Betty Huotari of Logical Placement for a 90 minute workshop on clearing clutter and getting organized. Learn helpful strategies for dealing with everything from excess paperwork to stuffed closets. Betty's knowledge and expertise will help you feel inspired and empowered to tackle all your organizing challenges. 

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

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Wood Sign Painting Workshop

Join us for a rustic sign painting workshop! This is your chance to learn how to create a “Winter Wonderland” themed rustic wood sign using vinyl stencils and paint. Signs will be customized using various snowflake stencils or a snowy winter scene. This is the perfect addition to your winter decor that will last the whole season!  All supplies will be provided. Ages 18 and up welcome.

Program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Latecomers cannot be accommodated. 

 

Space is limited and registration is required. 

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Film Screening: Alice's Ordinary People

Join us as we welcome filmmaker Craig Dudnick for a special screening of his documentary, Alice's Ordinary People - the story of an ordinary Chicago woman who stood up to injustice in her community.

Alice’s life story reads like a history of the civil rights movement. She fought 'Willis Wagons,' second class structures built to relieve overcrowding in Chicago schools which served the African American community. In 1966, Dr. King came to Chicago; she and her husband marched with him. It was at this time that Dr. King joined Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend James Bevel, forming Operation Breadbasket.

Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four-year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington as mayor of Chicago, and to making Barack Obama our first African American President.

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Tarot Workshop

Join us for a two-hour beginner workshop and learn practical ways of incorporating Tarot into your everyday life. We will cover the symbolism of the suits in the Tarot deck and learn how to ask the right questions to get the most out of your readings. We will practice basic readings for ourselves and talk about simple ways to begin memorizing the meanings of cards. Bring your deck and a notebook to write in! All skill levels welcome, ages 12+

 

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Movie Presentation: Essential Arrival

Join local film maker, Arifa Javed, for a special showing of her documentary Essential Arrival

Immigration is a hot-button political issue in America these days, but, unsurprisingly, that contentious, narrow debate tells only part of the story. This film seeks to broaden the immigration conversation by turning attention to Indian immigrants, often deemed a 'model minority' for their focus on higher education and their rapid collective progression up the economic ladder. Given the unique demands of America's new-age, hi-tech economy going forward, Indian immigrants, who hold disproportionate numbers of degrees in science and technology fields, stand to be among the primary driving forces of American progress in the 21st century. In playing that role, this diverse group follows in a grand tradition that should be familiar to all Americans, evoking cultural pluralism, the immigrant experience and the American Dream.

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Put It in Writing

When was the last time you wrote a real, paper-and-pen letter? 

E-mail and social media are part of our everyday lives now, but that does not mean we have to let letters fall by the wayside. It’s still lovely to receive a letter in the mail, and it’s equally lovely to sit down and write one.

Whether you’re a regular pen-pal or can’t remember the last letter you wrote, join us for a fun filled letter-writing session. Reach out to family and friends or pen a special note to a service member. This casual, fun filled event will have you feeling nostalgic for good old fashioned snail mail! We’ll have lots of paper, cards, envelopes and even snacks. 

 

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LowTech'tober October 2018

The Canton Public Library is always working to understand the role technology plays in people's lives and provide relevant services and innovative experiences. We also know that mobile devices and electronic gadgets are consuming more and more of our time. Inspired by the book Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi, we are introducing LowTech'tober a month long programming theme designed to promote community wellness and technology balance. Throughout the month of October we will be offering tips as well as programs and activities to help you pursue a balanced use of technology in daily life. 

Put It In Writing - Join us for an opportunity to write a good old fashioned paper letter.

Bad Art Night -  Leave your phone at home and join us for a freestyle crafting event.

Low Tech Day - Join us in the Children's Library for fun, technology free activities

Fall Florals - Create a gorgeous centerpiece to enjoy at home. 

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Worry Less Now!

Learn specific techniques to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones so you can face your troubling times with courage, hope, and wisdom. 

Gigi Langer holds a PhD from Stanford University and just published “50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking To Find Peace, Clarity, And Connection" available after the workshop. www.gigilanger.com or FB Gigi Langer Author.

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The Pom Poms are piling up! Have you added to the colorful display? If not, here's how you can get a Pom Pom:

  • Purple Pom Poms are given out at all library programs.
  • Red Pom Poms are given out for talking with a librarian about a book you have read, a movie you have watched or for doing something library related.
  • Orange Pom Poms are given out for activities in the library like working on the puzzle or taking a selfie with Thorndyke. 

Let's fill the case together! 

Questions? See any library staff member for help.

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