Cup of Kindness

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 5, 6:00-8:00 PM, spread kindness throughout our community by participating in a number of service opportunities at the library. We have ways for people of all ages and means to help out others. Drop in and enjoy a cup of tea while you make a difference in a way that’s meaningful for you.

Drop off donations to a supply drive for the Western-Wayne branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan.

  • Twin sheets and blankets and crib bedding
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine products, diapers and wipes

Drop-in service activities, including kid-friendly crafts, to benefit the Michigan Humane Society, the Humane Society of Huron Valley, and Mott Children’s Hospital.

Learn about other service opportunities and spread kindness all year long. Stop in, enjoy a cup of tea, and learn about the many ways you can help make our community the best it can be.

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Hula Dancer Painting with Danielle Cobb

Join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, and unleash your inner artist. Danielle will lead participants through the process of painting their very own Hula Dancer on canvas. All skill levels are welcome. We will supply the materials you supply the artistic curiosity. This program is being presented as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

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Congratulations to the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council 2018 Youth Spelling Bee winner, Elena Schongalla, a 5th grader from Hulsing Elementary, and runner-up, Suraj Makunur, a 5th grader from Gallimore Elementary.

International Day of Happiness Celebration

Take part in our 21 day Happiness Challenge, then 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. Stop by and share what makes you happy. Enjoy some ice cream with friends while listening to a playlist of your favorite happy tunes. We have all sorts of happiness planned and all ages are welcome!

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This winter we are trying something new to help you avoid cabin fever, stay entertained and meet you where you are. Electrify Your Winter is a program that starts on January 1 and ends March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Electrify Your Winter offers ways to stay involved in the library community without necessarily leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy couch. There’s a Checklist Challenge, where you can read e-books/books, listen to music from the ‘60s, learn words in a new language, watch a movie set outside the US and other challenges. The library will also broadcast live storytimes from our weekly programs on Facebook, just in case it’s too snowy to leave your house or you don’t want to deal with boots and snowsuits. Librarians will read stories fireside to access 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. A special Pinterest board will have suggestions to help you get cozy and beat winter the winter blues while our Goodreads group will be hosting online book discussions. 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 look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

The Rhythms of Cuba With Tumbao Bravo

Come in from the cold and warm up with Tumbao Bravo and the Rhythms of Cuba. The Canton Public Library is proud to welcome the award winning Latin jazz combo from Ann Arbor. Winner of the 2005, 2007, and 2013 Detroit Music Awards for Best Jazz Recording and Best World Music Band, Tumbao Bravo has performed at all the major Michigan jazz/music festivals. Don't miss the chance to experience this band, turn up the heat and beat the winter blues. 

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Dotted Rock Art: Starry Night

Adult rock painting enthusiasts are invited to join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, for an advanced rock painting lesson. Danielle will introduce a technique known as Pointillism and help participants create their very own "Starry Night" rock design. All supplies will be provided. This program is suitable for adults, 18 years and up, with previous rock painting experience. Registration required.

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Rock Painting Basics: Happy Snowman

Adult rock painting enthusiasts are invited to join local artist, Danielle Cobb of Kukaluka Designs, for an evening of fun and creativity. Danielle will share her rock painting knowledge and help participants create their very own "Happy Snowman" rock design. All supplies will be provided.

This program is suitable for adults 18 and up - all skill levels welcome. Registration required.

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