January 21, 2018 at CPL

This winter we are trying something new to help you avoid cabin fever, stay entertained and meet you where you are. Electrify Your Winter is a program that starts on January 1 and ends March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

Electrify Your Winter offers ways to stay involved in the library community without necessarily leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy couch. There’s a Checklist Challenge, where you can read e-books/books, listen to music from the ‘60s, learn words in a new language, watch a movie set outside the US and other challenges. The library will also broadcast live storytimes from our weekly programs on Facebook, just in case it’s too snowy to leave your house or you don’t want to deal with boots and snowsuits. Librarians will read stories fireside to access on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. A special Pinterest board will have suggestions to help you get cozy and beat winter the winter blues while our Goodreads group will be hosting online book discussions. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.  We look forward to sharing the cold months with you.

The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, X: A Novel, is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join one of our discussions! The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will be discussing X on February 22, 2018 and CPL's Lunch and a Book will be discussing X on March 8, 2018.

 

X : a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. Losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement.

Get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy. In this course, a world-renowned author and career advisor will help you identify the job that is best for your needs. You'll then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. 

 

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, January 17. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Sweetwaters

We are partnering with Canton's Sweetwater Coffee & Tea and a team of National Honor Society students to collect gloves, mittens and hats to benefit the Detroit Rescue Mission. Bring donations of new gloves, mittens and hats, all sizes, to the Children's Desk at the library or Sweetwaters on Canton Center Road, then check off the "Warm Your Heart" challenge on our Electrify Your Winter program and receive a special thank you from Sweetwaters. We will collect items January 8 through 31.