Electrify Your Winter and jumpstart the New Year with the Canton Public Library. This winter, let CPL help you dream, plan and live your best 2019. We have assembled the best tools, ideas and opportunities to help you enjoy, achieve and stay on track. Can’t get to the library? No problem. Library resources are available 24/7 and our social media will keep you connected to your community. Worried about cabin fever? No problem. The Canton Public Library will meet you where you are with the programs, books and experiences you need to stay inspired and entertained.

Use one of our Spark Sheets to set goals and track your progress. Check out an Experience to Go Kit and let us help you take the first step towards goals like organization or physical fitness. Snuggle up and watch one of the fireside stories on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. Use Hoopla, Kanopy or Overdrive to check out and use books, movies and music - all from the comfort of home. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.

We will be working hard all winter long to keep the blues at bay and we look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

CPL Presents Spark Your Year

The Canton Public Library has supercharged this year's Electrify Your Winter with exciting new tools to help you beat the winter blues and stay connected. Spark Sheets are a series of worksheets designed to help you make the most of 2019. These sheets will help you set personal goals, track your progress and even help to keep you accountable.  

Join us for an informal drop in session to learn about these sheets. Staff will be on hand to answer questions offer ideas on how the library can help you achieve your goals.

 

 

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Pie and Positivity

****POSTPONED to January 24 

The third week of January is officially one of the most depressing weeks of the year. However, nestled right in the middle of that week is a little known gem of a day dedicated to honoring a delicious desert. Wednesday, January 23 is known as National Pie Day (not to be confused with Pi Day which the U.S. Congress recognizes as March 14. National Pie Day, is an annual celebration of pies started sponsored by the American Pie Council) and we have decided to celebrate.

Join us for Pie and Positivity a drop in event designed to chase away the winter blues and help you focus on some of the brighter things in life. Pair your slice of pie with one of our Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheets - part of our Electrify Your Winter 2019 Spark Your Life packet and we will have you feeling brighter in no time.

Join us in the self service area while supplies last. 

 

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Volunteer Fair

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all know that volunteering can help people in need and strengthen the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. 

Join us for the 2019 Volunteer Fair and let us help you find ways to give back to your community. Talk with representatives from local organizations in need of people like you.  Participants will include:

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Canvas Painting with Dani Cobb

Studies show that participating in a creative activity, like painting, has many positive health benefits.

Join local artist Dani Cobb for a relaxing afternoon of painting. Dani will lead participants step by step so even the most novice artist will feel confidant creating a work of art. All supplies will be provided.  

This program is for participants 18 years and older. Registration is required.

Program will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Late comers cannot be accomodated. 

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Tarot 102: Wheel of the Year Spread

Join us for the latest installment of our very popular Tarot programming series. Designed to help you Spark Your Year, this workshop will introduce the “Wheel of the Year” Tarot spread. Inspired by the Pagan calendric system, “The Wheel of the Year” uses the symbolism of the passing seasons and corresponding festivals (which even non-Pagans will recognize) to help us reflect on our year and plan for the next one!  We will conduct full readings for ourselves and work together seeking guidance on love and relationships, finance and career, health and spiritual matters in the new year. Bring your Tarot Deck and Journal to write in!

This program is for adult 18 and older. Registration is required. 

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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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