Electrify Your Winter

Kindness Pie Chart filled in with various kind words and deeds

 

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

When you make an effort to be kind to others you can really make a difference in their day, or even their life. They might be inspired to pass that kindness on, and you can spark a kindness wave that ripples outward. One of the great things about choosing to be kind is that you can choose a small thing or a big thing, and you can still have an impact.

 

If You Have 5 Minutes:

By February, New Year's resolutions are notorious for being broken. However, slipping up doesn't mean you should abandon your goals completely. Reboot getting healthier and fit intentions with the Experience to Go Kit, Small Steps: Get Healthy.. Each kit contains a cookbook, music CD, timer and exercise suggestions. It's never too late to start over with a clean slate! 

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of.

 

There are so many amazing ways to show gratitude in your life. Hopefully, these suggestions will help get you started whether you have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. 

 

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Bands of Happiness Collaborative Art Piece

design bands of kindness @CPL

Drop in from Wednesday, March 13 thru Tuesday, March 19 and take part in our Bands of Happiness program. Contribute to our collaborative art piece by sharing things that make you happy and acts of kindness you have done, witnessed, or would like to do. These bands will create a chain that will be on display at the International Day of Happiness celebration on March 20 and then the Children's Library through the end of March.

Upcoming sessions

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Love for Lunch

hand made Bento style lunches with love notes in them and inspirational quotes

"What's for lunch?" We want to help you spread extra Love at lunchtime. Whether you are making lunches for your kids or partners or spouses, or even if you just want to spread some good cheer to your besties, create a nice little note to stuff in their lunch box. We will provide templates and supplies to create a fun note or you can create your own design! Everyone deserves a little kindness and good feelings and this is a great way to share your love and brighten someone's day. Drop in on March 4!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

Got a case of the winter blues? Recharge with our Fully Charged Spark Sheet! Explore the many library services available to you beyond books and movies. With your CPL card, you have access to:

  • Hoopla (streaming music, comics, ebooks, movies, TV shows)
  • Kanopy (streaming movies)
  • RBdigital (digital magazines)
  • Mango Languages (language learning)

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Have you ever wondered what going to school was like in the olden days? Maybe you've read about Laura Ingalls Wilder heading off to school for the first time in On The Banks of Plum Creek. Or, maybe you've visited the Canton Historical Museum and wondered what it was like to attend a one-room school.

Now, you can bring that era to life with the Experience History: Old School kit. Each kit contains a slate, chalk, candle, a McGuffey Reader, and a nonfiction book comparing school days past and present. 

Check out an Experience History: Old School kit today and transport yourself back in time!

The end of January is close, so it is the perfect time to revisit your resolutions and goals for the year. Honest, thoughtful reflection is a great way to celebrate what worked and adjust what didn't. Use our Spark Sheet to stay accountable and tweak your plans if necessary. Onward and upward!

Research has established a strong link between gratitude and greater, personal happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state can grow stronger with use and practice.

We know that opportunities to feel and express gratitude are an important part of living your best life in 2019. This is why our Spark Your Year Workbook includes a Gratitude Tracker Spark Sheet to help you cultivate gratitude on a regular basis. Print this sheet often and use it to reflect on the good in your life. 

Research shows that one of the fastest ways to improve your own mood is to do something nice for another. Not only does being kind make you feel good, it benefits others. That is why we have created a special Spark Sheet to help you help others. Use this Acts of Kindness Tracker to plan and create happiness in your community. 

 

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