Adult STEAM: Space Art

collage of six different images of planets, moons, and comets

Why should kids have all the fun? This NASA @ MyLibrary STEAM program is designed for adults! In this live virtual program, participants will use the elements of art (line, shape, color, value, and texture) to explore topography in space. First, we will examine images from space (planets, meteors, moons, and asteroids) and discuss how the elements of art may be used to understand the images. Then, participants will create their own space-inspired art with library-supplied materials!


This live virtual program will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm. One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the live program.

Registration for patrons 18+ begins July 9 and space is limited (no pun intended). 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Cartoon image of airplane, kite, bird, helicopter


At this all-ages STEAM Stop, you'll learn about the four forces of flight while seeing them in action! Use the links below to find fun activities you can do at home and choose one (or two or three) that work for you. 

Each instructional sheet includes 2-3 fun STEAM activities you can do from home, a supply list, and step-by-step instructions. 

The Four Forces of Flight

Cartoon images of books, women reading, man reading, women talking


Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us about the books that moved you, books you loved, books that you wanted to share with others. The recommendations listed below come from your neighbors and friends who participated in the Canton Book Project. The links below feature personal recommendations across a variety of genres and include, in their own words, a bit about why the books means so much to the person recommending it. 

If you would like to recommend a book that means a lot to you, you'll find a recommendation form at the bottom of this page. Happy reading! 

Recommendations from the Community


Kristin Felsburg recommends Letting Go of Supermom by Daisy Sutherland.*  "I chose this book because I think it does an excellent job of depicting how mothers in today’s age feel the pressure to be everything at all times."  A single working mom of three, Kristin says "I have double the duties and double the workload at home and I feel the pressure to perform all of my roles perfectly all the time.  This book helped me understand that by doing that I’m actually doing a disservice to those who want to help me, as well as my children who need to learn some independence." 



* Currently unavailable at CPL, but click here for other options

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Cecilia Escobar recommends An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. "As a new year resolution, I decided to read even more this year, from fiction to political science, to philosophy and all in between." A friend recommended An American Marriage and Cecilia found it fit her resolution.


"The simple storyline is narrated by the characters whose individual complexities and points of view add substance to the story. Different upbringings, social class revelations, and yet, a criminal justice system consumed by inequality complete the novel." 



An American marriage by Tayari Jones
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.


Sandra den Boer recommends Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A Surgeon Looks at the Human and Spiritual Body by Paul Brand.  "Dr. Brand shares his unique knowledge of the human body and the amazing way our various biologic systems work. He covers the skin, nervous system, skeletal system, etc., and shares many incredible cases he personally worked on." Sandra recommends this book to readers of all ages, especially high school or college students "pondering what career choice and course of study to take. I believe that this incredible book will inspire them to consider medicine as a path of study."


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Hailey Davis recommends The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery for readers of all ages. Hailey first read The Little Prince as an adult and found that "it reminded me of the importance of listening and paying attention to the heart of each person you encounter. It reminded me how to be a good friend and to appreciate those that are in my life."


This classic appeals to little readers, too.  "When I've shared it with my children they've enjoyed the other world descriptions and curious character of the little prince."

The little prince by 1900-1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Also available in: print | e-book | video

An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

Also available as an animated film

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Alfred Brock recommends The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell because "it is informative and interesting and is also uplifting and encouraging to those who are starting out on a new adventure or dealing with personal struggles in their lives.  Just like the mythical stories it is centered on this book is not what it seems at first glance."  Alfred recommends this book for anyone, but especially "people considering going to college because it would encourage them to seek out more and believe in themselves."


The hero with a thousand faces by 1904-1987 Joseph Campbell
Also available in: print

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists--including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers--and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.

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Susan Bock recommends Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder because the theme of family is timeless and classic. "When I was 9ish I lived in those books- they swallowed up a whole summer vacation. It wasn’t the setting as much as the way the family pulled together. The family values inspired me so much that my daughters are named after the characters in these biographical stories."


Little house in the big woods by 1867-1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer. Told from four-year-old Laura's point-of-view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. 

Cartoon image of house, boat, trees, oven


At this all-ages STEAM Stop, you'll learn how to use your STEAM skills to survive in the wilderness.  Use the links below to find activities you can do at home. 

Each instructional sheet includes 2-3 fun STEAM activities, a supply list, and step-by-step instructions.