Education

STEAM Curiosity

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Kids aged 8-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are first introduced to a topic and supporting ideas behind it. After learning about the sessions' topic, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example  individually or in teams. 

Registration required and begins September 24

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 28 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room NASA Detective Register
Saturday, November 9 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Mummification

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. 

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Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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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Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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

Wednesday, October 23 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Blaire Wilson, Girl of the Year Register

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

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool STEAM

STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art Math and we will have lots of fun exploring STEAM topics through books and hands-on activities. This program is open to children ages three to five years old with a caregiver. 

 

 

Registration begins September 24th.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 25 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Weather

T(w)een Day of the Dead DIY

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Canton Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Learn more about this unique holiday, decorate sugar skull masks and try your hand at making a 'nicho' or shadow box frame. Nichos are often featured on Mexican alters or hanging in the home. This program is for tweens and teens. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

NHS Tutoring

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

*Please note there will be no tutoring during the week of finals on January 13, 14 or 16, 2020.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, November 4 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, November 5 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, November 7 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, November 10 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 11 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, November 12 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, November 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, November 17 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, November 19 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Thursday, November 21 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, November 24 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 25 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Tuesday, November 26 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Children's Library
Sunday, December 1 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Teen Writers' Studio

Do you love making up stories, poems or dreaming about writing a novel one day? Do you want to meet other teens who share the same passion? Join us for an informal session where you can meet other writers, do a few exercises, talk about how to improve your work and bounce ideas off each other. You will never be required to share your work, but if you'd like to, this is a safe space and judgment free zone. Your stories and poems produced during these sessions will also be bound together at the end of the school year, creating a book or zine of your work. Open to all middle and high school students. 

Untitled by Elizabeth M is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

American Girl Club

Join us as we learn about a different American Girl character at each meeting through crafts, games and activities. We'll explore both historical and modern day stories.

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. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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