Tuesday, August 11 - 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.

Wednesday, August 12 (All day)
A scroll with the word Ollivanders in cursive with a wand emitting yellow and purple light.

Attention all Hogwarts students! Looking for a wand for this upcoming school year? Ollivander has created a special wand kit for wizards ages 9-17. Each wand kit includes assembly instructions, a wooden rod, magic clay, and three wand cores. Sign up for Ollivander's Wand Kit, while supplies last, and create your own wand at home!

 

Traditionally, the "wand selects the wizard," and you can take the Pottermore wand quiz to find out what wand you would have at Hogwarts. Or you can select a wand core that fits your personality from this wand core page.

 

Patrons ages 9-17 are welcome to register for a wand kit from Wednesday, 8/12 through Wednesday, 8/19. Registered patrons will be contacted on Monday, 8/24 to schedule a time to pick up their kits. 

 

Wednesday, August 12 - 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 and a sun umbrella, if you wish. No sun tents, please. 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.

For more information about 62 Way to do 62 Days of awesome summer programming, click the following CPL summer program link...https://www.cantonpl.org/62-days-summer-2020.

 

Thursday, August 13 - 6:30 PM

Join local crafter Leyla Nicol as she guides through the process of making your very own mesh wreath. 

This live virtual program will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 PM. 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 and up will begin on July 22. 

To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources. 

 

Friday, August 14 - 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 (please select "ELL Resources").

Friday, August 14 - 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 (please select "ELL Resources").

Friday, August 14 - 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 (please select "ELL Resources").

Saturday, August 15 - 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 15 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, August 18 - 9:00 AM
Tuesday, August 18 - 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 families with children aged 4-9.  All activities and giveaways while supplies last.

 

Registratrion is required. July program registration will take place from July 7-July 21. August program registration will take place from July 27-August 10.

  • 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.
Thursday, August 20 - 2:00 PM
woman meditating

Mindfulness is the idea of focusing your awareness on the present moment. It affords many health benefits, stress reduction, and increases your gratitude of everyday moments.

On August 20, join us for a virtual day of mindfulness with Reset Brain and Body, based out of Plymouth.

At 2pm, Bridget will teach kids and families mindfulness.

At 6pm, Holly will lead adults in how to start a mindfulness practice. 

Participants will receive a code to access Mindfulness 101, an e-book created by Reset Brain and Body. 

This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the day before the program starts (on August 19). Registration is required, and begins on August 6. 

If you are registering for the 2pm session, please register just one of your family members, and include the age(s) of your family members who will be attending, so we can best tailor the program to you!

Thursday, August 20 - 6:00 PM
woman meditating

Mindfulness is the idea of focusing your awareness on the present moment. It affords many health benefits, stress reduction, and increases your gratitude of everyday moments.

On August 20, join us for a virtual day of mindfulness with Reset Brain and Body, based out of Plymouth.

At 2pm, Bridget will teach kids and families mindfulness.

At 6pm, Holly will lead adults in how to start a mindfulness practice. 

Participants will receive a code to access Mindfulness 101, an e-book created by Reset Brain and Body. 

This program will take place virtually over Zoom. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the day before the program starts (on August 19). Registration is required, and begins on August 6. 

If you are registering for the 2pm session, please register just one of your family members, and include the age(s) of your family members who will be attending, so we can best tailor the program to you!

Thursday, August 20 - 7:30 PM

CPL is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees of community members elected quadrennially on a nonpartisan ballot. The Board meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. You are invited to attend.

See the Board blog for the latest agendas, minutes, and other news. The Board Archive lists all records available online. Minutes for previous years are available in hard copy format on request.

 

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