Through a series of four interactive workshops, students will get to meet the U-M faculty or alumni who work in the STEM related fields every day. They are also given tools to help them take charge of their educational future and given assistance in setting realistic goals to get them into STEM fields in college.
The program begins with a U-M campus visit in Ann Arbor for each student and one caregiver. A bus will leave from Canton Public Library at 9 AM on Saturday, April 26. After a visit to a working science lab, campus tour, lunch with faculty and students and presentations by U-M admissions staff, the bus will return to the library around 3:00 PM.
The program continues for 3 more workshops at the Canton Public Library on the days and times listed below. Space is limited. Registration for the bus ride to Ann Arbor also registers each student for the remaining workshop sesssions at the library.
In order to win you need to do four things:
- Pick up the 2-page hand-out at the circulation desk and complete it.
- Create a map of your spy route.
- Keep a journal/notebook of your own and make a spy entry everyday.
- If you used spy gadgets, write about them in your journal.
All entries will be judged by our expert spies. They will be looking for all four items to be completed, originality of spy route map and uniqueness of daily journal entries.
Looking for ideas? Check out the library's Harriet the Spy display, books and videos.
Happy spying! Don't get caught!
Timeless Poetry Collections
The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.
The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.
My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.
Cecilia Escobar is a bookbinder artist who loves to play with paper and the endless possibilities that this media offers. A Canton resident, she is an advocate of the arts in all forms. This program is presented through a partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage. Registration is required.
Students will learn techniques to grow their photography skills, including design and composition concepts and available light to help tell a story. Registration is required.
This program is offered in partnership with the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage.
Program times are as follows:
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Join us on Saturday, March 22 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM as a team of National Honor Society students teach about and celebrate cultures from around the world.
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Date: March 31
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Place: Purple Room
Local high school student Maha Zahid recognized that when entering high school many of her friends were struggling with the application of basic science concepts. As a result, she developed a science enrichment program geared towards middle school students (grades 6th- 8th) who strive to get a head start in their high school science experience and gain more knowledge of innovative careers options in the field of medicine and engineering. This program will focus on fundamental science concepts including chemistry, biochemistry, cells, human body systems and physics that are beneficial for students to know before entering high school. With every concept students will complete hands on activities that will enrich their learning experience. This is an 8 week program that will run every Friday from 4:00-5:45 PM. The first session takes place on March 7 and the last is on April 18. Registration begins February 21 and space is limited!
On Tuesday, March 4 from 4:30-5:15 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear dark, loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat to work on. If you have long hair, please tie it back. Registration for this program begins on February 18.
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