Education

Mindfulness with Reset Brain and Body

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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!

Upcoming sessions

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ELL Conversation Groups

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.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, October 2 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, October 9 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, October 16 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, October 23 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, October 30 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, November 6 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, November 13 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite
Friday, November 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Offsite

Adult Writers' Group

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.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, October 13 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Offsite
Tuesday, October 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Offsite
Tuesday, November 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Offsite
Tuesday, November 24 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Offsite

U of M Stamps School of Art & Design STEAM Workshop: Mehndi Art

one hand painting henna art designs onto another hand

The cultures of India, Africa, and the Middle East often include a form of body art called Mehndi or Henna. Painted as a temporary tattoo using henna dye, Mehndi patterns are not only beautiful but also offer a rich source of geometric and computational thinking. During this workshop, you can learn about where Mehndi comes from, what the patterns symbolize, and even create your own Mehndi designs using the software provided in the workshop. Program is designed for patrons aged 12-17. Please bring your own laptop if possible. This program has been postponed until further notice.

Upcoming sessions

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American Girl Club

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Join us as we discuss a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting, and enjoy crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12.

Register for individual sessions by clicking the link below. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Virtual STEAM Curiosity: Construct a Skeleton

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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 all 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 funnest way possible.

Construct a Skeleton: Registration begins on 09/24. Registration ends on 10/21.

An email will be sent after 10/21 to arrange for a program kit pickup at the library. The program Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours prior to the program. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 29 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Online Construct a Skeleton Register
Saturday, November 21 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online The Brain

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

In honor of Earth Day 2019, come learn some simple ways to reduce your use of plastics and create a beautiful flower craft from recycled plastic bottles. Supplies are provided - just bring yourself and your creativity!

This program is for adults 18 years and older. 

plastic flowers, plastic bottles, craft

Upcoming sessions

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Make Facebook Fun Again

Concerned about keeping your data safe after the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal? Tired of ads, spam, and political posts in your news feed when all you want to do is keep in touch with friends and laugh at animal memes? Join us, and we'll show you how to maintain your privacy and keep your sanity. Learn how to tailor Facebook to meet your needs and help you live your best life. Make Facebook fun again! Ages 18+. Registration is required.

 

*Participants must have a valid Facebook account, know their log-in information (user name and password), and be comfortable using Facebook. Instruction will take place using desktop and laptop computers. 

 

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STEM Curiosity (previously STEM Saturday)

New name, same great program. Previously called STEM Saturday, children ages 7-10 interested in science, technology, engineering and math will learn something new each month in a STEM topic. Get introduced to concepts through presentations, active exploration, and creative projects. Registration Required.​

Upcoming sessions

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