2021 LEGO® Contest: Looking Forward

Attention Builders! It’s time for our annual (virtual, this year) LEGO® Building Contest. This year is all about Looking Forward. What are you looking forward to?  What have you missed doing during the past year? What are you excited to do when the pandemic is over? Use your LEGO®, Duplo, or Megablocks to show us! 

Once you've built your masterpiece, complete this registration form and submit the link to a 60-second video or 3-5 photos showcasing your LEGO® creation. Submissions are due Friday, February 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Winners will be announced on February 22 with a LEGO® Contest Celebration video on our website. 

Contest Details

  • Divisions are based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult. 
  • Submissions are due February 12, 2021 by 6:00 PM. Submissions include a completed registration form along with the link to a 60-second video or 3-5 photos showcasing your LEGO® creation. 
  • Winners will be announced on February 22 via video on our website.  

Contest Rules

  • Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks and materials.

  • Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.

  • Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a family team, but not both. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.

  • By entering, you are granting Canton Public Library permission to show your photos or clips of your video in its LEGO® Contest Celebration video on February 22.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, February 12 - 6:00 PM LEGO Looking Forward submission due date

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by children in second grade. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every second grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form

Fiction Titles

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by children in sixth grade. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every sixth grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form. 

Fiction Titles

Awkward by artist 1979- Svetlana Chmakova

After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.

The season undoubtedly looks different this year, but the Canton Public Library is here to ensure that your family stays safe at home for the holidays! CPL Librarians have compiled some of the best library resources for you to enjoy while cozied up with your loved ones.

Use your library card to stream movies and TV shows from the safety and comfort of your couch! Revisit old favorites and discover new ones with Hoopla and Kanopy. Below you'll find a small sample of what is available.

How to watch: download the apps from your app store to watch on a TV, smartphone, or tablet, or watch through your browser on a laptop or desktop computer.

Hoopla (20 checkouts per month)

Nonfiction Book Group: January

Join us Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away-until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story - from 100,000 years ago to the present.

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registration ends on January 14th.  Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

What's up with brains?  These books examine how the human brain works and all the incredible things it does to keep us alive and help us understand the world around us.  Brains can work in different ways, we call this neurodiversity.  Sometimes a brain can get sick or injured and that changes how it works, too.  The brain is an amazing organ!  The books below are intended for children and listed roughly by age of audience (preschool through middle school).  Parenting books related to the brain may be found here. 

My brain by Carol Lindeen
Autism by Ann Squire

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by fifth graders. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every fifth grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form

Fiction Titles

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is above suspicion.

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by fourth graders. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every fourth grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form

Fiction

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.

Legends are stories told over time and generally accepted as part of history even though they may not be true. Legends often have some basis in fact, although they can also be entirely made up! The list below includes legends about animals, weather, food, and even household objects. 

Find more legends, myths, and folktales on our shelves - look for the call number J398 (children) or 398 (adults).   

Nonfiction Book Group: December

 

Join us Saturday December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In Against Empathy, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and-yes-ultimately more moral. 

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book format. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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