Are you interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine? See below for where and how to get vaccinated. Please share this information widely with family, friends, and neighbors, especially senior citizens. 

Not sure if you want to get the vaccine? See below for some trusted resources we've compiled to help you make an informed decision. 

This information is current as of 5/8/2021.

Getting the vaccine in Canton Township

  • Canton residents may visit any of the Wayne County Health Department's walk-in vaccine clinics. The two closest walk-in locations are:
    • Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia OPEN: Mon-Sat 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wayne County Community College 9555 Haggerty Rd, Belleville OPEN: Mon-Sat 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Canton residents who need help scheduling an appointment may call the Township Clerk's office at 734-394-5120 or the Township Supervisor's office at 734-394-5185 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Canton residents who are homebound may call Canton Public Safety at 734-394-5400 and dispatch will take your information. You will receive a return call 1-2 days later, go through a brief screening to verify homebound status, and schedule an appointment for a home visit. On the day of your appointment, a Canton Fire paramedic will come to your home, administer the vaccine, and schedule a follow up appointment for the second dose. Please note: this option is only available to individuals physically unable to leave their homes. 
  • What to bring to your vaccine appointment

    • A photo ID and your Vaccination Record Card if you are receiving your second dose.

•       Call the Meeting to Order

•       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

•       Fines Elimination – Factors to Consider

  •     New Business

•       PULSE project presentation — Senior residents (L. Golden, L. Fawcett, T. Scott, K.
         Minshall)

•       Approval of Bibliocommons recommendation for Content Management System expenditure
        in 2021:  Website, catalog, and events

•       2022 Budget Discussion — expenditures
                 o   Healthcare plan coverage discussion — discuss expanding coverage to fully
                      comply with PPACA

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn

Please note that the March meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held both in person and remotely, in accordance with MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may either attend in person in the library’s Community Room or join the meeting via Zoom at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 18. All in person attendees must be masked throughout. Zoom 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.

Members of the public wishing to physically attend the meeting, or needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at davise@cantonpl.org.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting.

 

Warmer weather is right around the corner. With the spring equinox on March 20, consider picking up one of these reads to ready yourself for spring. 

Spring by Ali Smith

What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Rilke, Beethoven, Brexit,  the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times?

Spring. The great connective.

With an eye to the migrancy of story over time and riffing on Pericles, one of Shakespeare's most resistant and rollicking works, Ali Smith tell the impossible tale of an impossible time. In a time of walls and lockdown, Smith opens the door.

The time we're living in is changing nature. Will it change the nature of story?

Hope springs eternal.

Emma by Jane Austen
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

A novel of Regency England that centers upon a self-assured young lady who is determined to arrange her life and the lives of those around her into a pattern dictated by her romantic fancy.

Spring officially starts on March 20. Celebrate the budding season with these reads for kids. 

Goodbye winter, hello spring by illustrator Kenard Pak

A boy and his dog explore the countryside, greeting the elements of nature that they meet and noting how the environment is changing from winter to spring.

While out exploring Mick, Mack, and Molly take a ride on a fallen log and learn how the snow melts and ends up in the rivers and lakes and eventually in the sky.

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that "[w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as "a system of social control" ("More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850"). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the "war on drugs." She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates "who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits." Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: "most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration"-but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that. 

March. Book 1 [kit] by 1940 February 21- John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) was an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence took him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Lewis shares his remarkable story with new generations in March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations. 

Looking for picture books that engage the senses? Try these interactive stories that invite the reader to touch, tap, mix-and-match, make guesses, and respond to questions.

An interactive story features colorful flip-sections of safari animal body parts that can be mixed and matched to create up to 121 possible combinations.

From head to toe by Eric Carle

Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play.

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Reminder to spring ahead this weekend into Daylight Saving Time which begins Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks ahead one hour to gain extra light during the evening hours! In addition, take time to change smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Nonfiction Book Group: May

Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable-making us predictably irrational.

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. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email two days 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, May 15 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online

Spring into a new book and join thousands of readers around the world by participating in the Big Library Read! This "global eBook club" will read the Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Bryan King. Trained as a neuroscientist and psycholgist, Dr. King is also a comedian! This book is a guide to embrace humor in order to reduce stress. It's practical, yet funny and will show you how to live a happier and fuller life. From April 5th - 19th you can borrow and read or listen to the Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Brian King with unlimited access and no waitlist through OverDrive.

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