CPL Story Go Round

Story Go Round

Hello Storytimers! As snows falls and meeting inside is not safe just yet, we present to you CPL Story Go Round, a collection of storytime nuggets designed just for you. Head over to our Youtube channel to see a collection of very short videos ranging from stories to songs to action rhymes and more. Follow a theme curated by one of our wonderful librarians OR mix and match the videos yourself. Want to watch all songs? Sing out! How about listen to stories? Put your listening ears on and go for it! These videos are designed to give you the freedom to build your own storytime with your kids and continue to enjoy a guided storytime experience from your home at a time that is best for you. They will remain on the site so that you can view new videos as they are posted or watch your favorites over and over again. Videos will start going live on January 4!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The holiday season is upon us and because of the ongoing Covid pandemic it's going to look and feel different for a lot of us. You can still take a little escape or get into the holiday spirit with the viewing of  some classic Christmas film like It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, or A Christmas Carol.

Others may require something more from their holiday fare this year. They might be looking for something that harkens back to when Christmas was a spookier time where people used to share ghost stories around the fire. Or perhaps they're looking for a little supernatural darkness to contrast with the holiday lights. Or maybe they're just in the mood to watch the action filled exploits of brave heroes who are out to insure that there is peace on earth and good will towards men during the holiday season.

If you're one of those people we're here to help with our suggestions for 12 holiday themed or set films in the library's physical or digital collections. In today's installment we'll kick this Yuletide movie party off with bang by recommending six action films

Die Hard (1988)

It wouldn't be a celebration of holiday themed action movies without Die Hard; one of the greatest action movies of all time. This spectacular film is probably already part of many people's holiday season viewing traditions, and if not it should be! It's got incredible action, a charismatic hero, and one of the best on screen villains ever in Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman).

Available via DVD

How did Cyberpunk 2077 go from the most anticipated game of 2020 to the hot mess gamers received? Since Cyberpunk 2077's release on December 10th, the gaming community has experienced a much different game than promised from CD Projekt Red. Gamers are reporting several bugs, game crashes, and even being unplayable on base consoles. Epileptic gamers have reported seizure triggering gameplay as well. On December 14th, CD Projekt Red apologizes on Twitter and recommends unhappy players seek a refund from where they purchased the game. 


So what happened? CD Projekt Red kept promises high through trailers and official gameplay footage while keeping console footage hidden. The game was delayed 3 times this year even though CD Projekt Red claimed the game was playable. Reviewers only received a PC copy of Cyberpunk 2077 to review after signing a non-disclosure agreement not to show gameplay footage. This resulted in high reviews from gaming journalists including IGN. Hopes were high when players opened their brand new game, only to be disappointed with an unfinished project. 


What has been your experience playing Cyberpunk 2077? Do you think CD Projekt Red should have delayed the game again? Try out the game yourself by checking out one of our copies below. 


The Game Awards announced their winners for 2020. Did your favorite(s) make the list? What game helped you get through 2020?

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Performance: Laura Bailey as Abby
  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Action/Adventure

"Breaking from the James Bond mold, he turned the spy novel into high art as he explored the moral compromises of agents on both sides of the Iron curtain." (New York Times)

From page to screen, check out the library's selection of works by this master of dark, emotional intrigue.

The spy who came in from the cold by 1931- John Le Carré
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by 1931- John Le Carré
Also available in: video

You may have received a notice that your holds that are "ready for pickup" were cancelled. This was a mistake on our part--your holds are here, waiting for you, through Monday, December 14. Call 734-397-0999 or Contact Us if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience. We are sorry for the confusion.

•       Call the Meeting to Order — 7:30 PM

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Approval of Agenda

•       Approval of General Meeting Minutes

•       Communications

•       Report of the Library Director

•       Trustee Comments

•       Unfinished Business & General Orders

  •        Update on Phased Reopening
  •        Nomination & Election of 2021 Board Officers

•       New Business

  •        Closed session to receive and discuss material exempted by statute (Library Privacy Act
           455 of 1982, MCL 397.603)
  •        Patron Appeal 2020-12-01, Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials – To uphold
           or rescind the library director’s decision to retain the item in all formats
  •        Approval of 4th Quarter Budget Amendment

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn

Please note that the December meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 17. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at davise@cantonpl.org.



DIY Cocoa Bombs with Cookies & More of Canton

Join Sheila form Cookies & More of Canton for a delicious DIY event.  Cocoa Bombs are all the rage and here is your chance to learn to make them on your own - just in time for Valentine's Day. Sheila will take you through the process step by step via Zoom while you follow along at home. Supply kits for this program will be available on a first come first served basis and registration is required. 

Registration begins December 22. Kit pick up will begin on January 18. Participants will receive an email with pick up instructions and Zoom link. 

Registration is limited to one person per library card number. 


Upcoming sessions

Monday, January 18 (All day) to Monday, January 25 (All day) Kit Pick UP
Tuesday, January 26 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Online Zoom Program

Nonfiction Book Group: February

Join us Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses:   


Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. This book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that 'we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.' By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control-relegating millions to a permanent second-class status-even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a 'call to action.'

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.

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

Saturday, February 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online

Lunch and a Book: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom video conference as Lunch and a Book discusses:

The lying life of adults by Elena Ferrante
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook | large print


Italian teenager Giovanna searches for a sense of identity and clear perspectives when she finds herself torn between the refinements and excesses of a divided Naples.

These books are immediately available on Hoopla in e-books 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 the discussion. To help make the most of your virtual program experience, we have compiled some tips and resources.

Registration Required

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, February 11 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Online Register