Tuesday, July 27 - 2:00 PM

Come "spread your wings" and spend one of your 62 days at our K Club program as we read, create and learn about our backyard feathered friends. Kids will make their own bird feeder to take home, and assemble their own clever snack. This unique program provides children with recreation and learning in the areas of science, art and reading fun. K club is a transitional and creative program designed for children ages 4-6, pre-k through first grade. Supplies are limited to registered children. Registration begins June 24.

Tuesday, July 27 - 6:00 PM

July

This is NOT a Book Club (TINA): TINA Take-Out is not your traditional book club. Patrons ages 10-13 are invited to register for this month's tasty book and side treat. 

Register for this program starting June 24th. Once you receive the email that your kit is ready (usually 2 weeks before the program date) come pick up the book and read it. Then on July 27th we will hangout and talk about the book, create your side craft, and compete for prizes in our live trivia event! 

Due to limited space, PLEASE REGISTER 1 SPOT PER FAMILY. In the notes field add the number of siblings ages 10-13 who will also be attending the zoom meeting so we can pack additional craft supplies in their Take-Out Grab & Go. 

This month's TINA Take-Out grab & go features;

  • MAIN COURSE: the SMOOTH read, The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon. This novel is great for realistic fiction fans.
  • SIDE DISH: the SPLASHIN' side dish build, splash launchers.

 

Note: please schedule your curbside appointment OR pick up your grab & go from the Grab & Go shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your grab & go is ready. Grab & gos take time to make and place on the hold shelf

Tuesday, July 27 - 6:30 PM

Families with young children ages 0-5 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 back of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and bring some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. You may bring snacks and drinks. 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.

This program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a spot - please register using the card of your child aged 0-5. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance.

Although outdoor restrictions may have been lifted, we ask that each family is mindful of their storytime neighbor and gives each other plenty of space to dance and play.

 

Tuesday, July 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.

Saturday, July 31 (All day)
Little Girl Dancing and Twirling in Living Room - Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash

 

There are many days to celebrate dance throughout the year. Take this moment to pause and get your dance on, in honor of the original July National Dance Day. Try one of these suggestions to get you up and moving.

 

If you need a break from the boogie, learn about some of the special dance holidays that take place throughout the year:

 

Don't forget to share your experiences and use the hashtag #HowDoYou62 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.

Saturday, July 31 - 10:00 AM

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. One kit per family. If you include additional family members aged 4-9 in the note field when registering we may be able to provide supplies for each child, while supplies last. 
  • 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 Dance session begins June 24. Space is limited.
Book Cover Rap-a-Tap-Tap by Leo Dillon - shows a Black man dancing among children
Tuesday, August 3 - 6:30 PM
Pokemon Go player is holding up phone with Pokemon Go playing.

Join us this summer for our Pokemon Go Walking Club! Meet up near the entrance of the library with other Pokemon Go players. Grab all the supplies you need for your Pokemon adventure! *while supplies lasts* Team up with another group and head to Heritage park to catch them all!

* A Pokemon Go account and mobile device/tablet is required to play Pokemon Go.*

  • Register 1 spot per group
  • If your group is larger than 4 please enter the total amount of people in your group in the notes field when registering. 
  • All ages

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  • It is the patron's responsibility to maintain a safe distance between groups while walking in Heritage Park.

 

Photo by David Grandmougin on Unsplash

Tuesday, August 3 - 7:00 PM
Image with mandala coloring and pencils, and handmade embroidery wreath, and slime in a jar

Join us live on Zoom as we assemble beginner-friendly crafts, meant to soothe and calm. The kit is available by registration only and will include supplies to make a felt succulent wall hanging, stress-relieving slime, and some adult coloring sheets and pencils. You will need a hot glue gun, or other felt-friendly glue from home to assemble the succulents and wreath. We provide the rest! 

Registration begins July 15, 2021, and kits will be assembled for each registered patron and available for pickup. July 27- Aug 3, 2021. Zoom link for the program will be in the kits and emailed 24 hours before the program. 

 

Looking for more? Check out our 62 Days of Summer Landing Page for more programs and activities 

Wednesday, August 4 - 7:00 PM
Pickles

Join this live demo with librarian Dan Patton on how to make simple refrigerator pickles. You'll need to have your own cucumbers (any variety) or other vegetables. We'll supply you with some basic seasoning, instructions, and a jar. Additional fresh ingredient suggestions:

  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Carrots
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
Thursday, August 5 - 10:00 AM

Families with young children ages 0-5 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 back of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and bring some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. You may bring snacks and drinks. 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.

This program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a spot - please register using the card of your child aged 0-5. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance.

Although outdoor restrictions may have been lifted, we ask that each family is mindful of their storytime neighbor and gives each other plenty of space to dance and play.

 

Thursday, August 5 - 6:00 PM

August: Among Us

CPL Game Night is a 1 hour social program for players aged 10 and up and all gaming abilities. Participants will socialize with each other through Zoom while playing a video game together. On August 5th at 6:00pm we will be playing Among UsRegistration opens July 22nd.

Cover Art for Among Us

Gaming Requirements:

  • To join a Zoom meeting players must have Zoom installed on their device. Microphone access is required, camera access is optional. 
  • To play Among Us you will need:
    • a device that can connect to the internet
    • the Among Us game installed. Free for mobile devices and tablets. 

September: TBD

CPL Game Night is a 1 hour social program for players aged 10 and up and all gaming abilities. Participants will socialize with each other through Zoom while playing a video game together. On September we will be playing TBD. Registration opens August 26th. 

Friday, August 6 - 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 use this Zoom link to join us.

Friday, August 6 - 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 use this Zoom link to join us.

Friday, August 6 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. We discuss single titles every other week over the course of multiple meetings. The weeks between book discussions, we have a general conversation group. It generally takes us three to five book discussion meetings to finish a title, but new members are welcome at all times. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and use this Zoom link to join us.

Tuesday, August 10 - 9:00 AM
yellow neon text reads your words here on black background

Teens (ages 13-18), brighten up your space with a custom neon sign! The library will provide a kit and instructional video for this fun DIY project. You will pick up the grab & go kit and make the sign anytime you want. 

Each kit will contain: 

  • neon wire with battery pack
  • stretched canvas
  • painters tape
  • sewing needle
  • thread
  • written instructions
  • a link to the demonstration video

You will need to supply:

  • 2 AA batteries
  • a pencil
  • scissors

 

- Registration for this Grab & Go Kit opens on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 

- On Monday, August 9 you will receive an email with instructions for picking up your kit. 

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