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Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

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A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

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How to knit a monster by illustrator Annemarie van Haeringen
Monster munch by 1980- Tobias Krejtschi
Ghosts by Sonia Goldie

Roar! Dinosaur Storytime was so much fun this week! If you missed it, never fear! Here are some of the stories we read, songs we enjoyed, and suggestions for more dinosaur reading fun. 

Stories and Songs from Storytime

K Club: Monster Bash

Goofy Monsters and Halloween Fun will be a part of our K Club program on Saturday, October 27. We will use creative skills to make our own original monsters, watch a monster science experiment, and design a cool, creepy snack. K Club is designed for children ages 4-6 who are prek/kindergarten or first grade. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Halloween, Monsters Registration required.

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or experiment. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 22 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Children's Library

Today we lost a Detroit superstar and an American legend in Aretha Franklin. But she will live on with her indomitable sound. 

A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego's definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording her first album at the age of fourteen and signing a major recording contract at eighteen, right up through her headline-grabbing 2010 health scare. Originally positioned to become a gospel star in her father's Detroit church, Aretha had a privileged urban upbringing--stars such as Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and Sam Cooke regularly visited her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin. It wasn't long before she was creating a string of hits, from "Respect" to "Freeway of Love," and becoming one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. 

Aretha : from these roots by Aretha Franklin

America's Queen of Soul recounts the story of her life, from her childhood as a minister's daughter in Detroit to her rise to success, offering insights into the faith and determination that have taken her to the top.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 10 through Friday, October 19. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 22.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00-1:30; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, September 28 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, October 1 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 5 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 12 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Monday, October 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
Friday, October 19 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

Buongiorno! Have you been interested in learning another language but haven't had a chance to make it to Bilingual Storytime? Fear not, here is what we did August 2nd in our Italian/English Bilingual Storytime. We had a great time learning how to count to ten in Italian. Enjoy!

 

Stories and Songs from Storytime

We took some time to sing our ABC's, listen to Skinnamarink, and do a bit of Jumping and Counting (by the awesome Jim Gill) so that we could be ready to count in English before tackling our number in Italian.

Stories we read:

Book cover for Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Enjoy reading while getting in your steps with our StoryWalk®, a walking journey around the Canton Public Library's exterior featuring segments of a continuous story at different stops along the way.  The StoryWalk® will be available Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 17 (Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday-Sunday: Noon-5:00 PM) and is enhanced with braille translations at each stop.  The StoryWalk® will not be available during inclement weather conditions.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

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