Wednesday, October 21 - 10:00 AM
Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for outdoor Wings of Wonder Storytime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories and connection. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and use some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please note that the storytime will be between 20-30 minutes and WILL NOT be followed by an open play time.

Due to an abundance of caution and continued physical distancing, this program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a "family circle" for up to 4 people. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance. Registration dates for all sessions are listed below. If you are unable to attend or secure a spot, we will be live streaming this event on our Facebook page!

In addition to physical distancing measures during the program, we are asking that families remain at least 6 feet apart when walking to the programming space. The pathway will be marked.

 

Thursday, October 22 (All day)
Thursday, October 22 (All day)
Group of costumed children dancing in circle

 

In need of a monstrously fun movement extravaganza? Take home our make-your-own Monster Mash Masquerade kit to inspire a spooky celebration of your own. Get creative and craft your own mask for the occasion, then use our suggested playlist to get moving and boogie down. Dancing is a great way to have fun as a family. This program is intended for walkers up to age 5.

Kit contains: a selection of mask-making materials, some spooky swag, and suggestions for further fun.

 

If you are interested in picking up a kit you will need to:

  1. Register to reserve a kit between September 24 and October 22nd.
  2. An email with instructions on how to schedule a pick up appointment will be sent out after registration ends.
  3. Schedule a day and time to pick up your kit. You will have 2 weeks to pick up your kit.
  4. Pick up your kit during your scheduled appointment. 
  5. Enjoy your kit at home!
Thursday, October 22 - 2:00 PM

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses:

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years--due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist--Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.​

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book and e-audiobook formats. If you have registered for the program and would like to reserve a print copy, please call 734-397-0999 and select option 4.

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.
 

Thursday, October 22 - 6:00 PM

Registration for October's This is NOT a Book Club (TINA): TINA Take-Out is closed. Kits are no longer available. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link within 24 hours of the October 22nd meeting. 

November

New from the creators of This is NOT a Book Club (TINA): TINA Take-Out! Check out our menu for this month's tasty book and side treat. Patrons aged 10-13 are invited to register for this month's special and choose your own side! 

Pick-up your free book and craft kit by November 12th and then join us on November 19th where we will hangout and talk about the book, create your side craft, and compete for prizes in our live trivia event! 

Note: please schedule your pickup appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

Main Course

This month's TINA Take-Out menu features the sharp read, Horizon by Scott Westerfeld. This book is great for survival fans of Hatchet, Lions and Liars, and I Survived.

Side Dish

The choices for your side this month are below. Please indicate which side you would like by entering the letter in the Note Field when you register.

A- Pom Pom Slingshot

B- Build Your Own Bot

 

Can't decide or want to be surprised? Leave the note field blank and we will pick for you! 

Friday, October 23 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, October 23 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, October 23 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Saturday, October 24 - 2:00 PM

 

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Enjoy fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills and reading competency through reading, talking, writing, singing and playing. Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive a Lit Lab Kit with programming supplies, a book to add to your home library, and take home tips for easy everyday literacy ideas.

For caregivers and children aged 4-9.  All activities and giveaways while supplies last.

 

Registration is required.  

  • Please register one family member aged 4-9 for the program and include the total number of family members in the note field when registering.
  • One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the virtual program via Zoom.
  • Registration for the Legend of Rock Paper Scissors begins September 24, 2020 and ends on October 15. Space is limited.
Tuesday, October 27 - 7:00 PM

The Canton Adult Writers’ Group is for aspiring and experienced writers of all genres. We meet twice a month virtually (second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm) to discuss our works in progress, give each other constructive feedback, and discuss the ins and outs of the writing and publishing process. If you’re looking for motivation to make writing a regular habit, come join us! Email Kristy at cooperk@cantonpl.org for information on how to join us virtually.

Thursday, October 29 - 7:00 PM
Image of head with science related objects floating in a thought bubble inside
Kids aged 8-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are invited to join us and explore various STEAM topics. First, kids will be introduced to a topic and the supporting ideas behind it. From there, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example. Challenging, unusual and different, these programs are a great way to exercise the brain in the most fun way possible.
  • 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 STEAM Curiosity: The Brain begins October 22, 2020 and space is limited. 
Friday, October 30 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, October 30 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, October 30 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Thursday, November 5 (All day)

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