Teens

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.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by the 1st Saturday of each month for our Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games, sharpen you mental skills, and meet some new folks! No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 2 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, January 6 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, February 3 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, March 3 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 7 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 5 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, June 2 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Battle

Join us for our bi-monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! club. Play the card game with some new folks who believe in the "heart of the cards" as much as you do. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. 11 & up. No Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, December 6 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, February 14 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, March 14 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 9 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room

2018 LEGO® Building Contest

LEGO® creation

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGOs® in SPACE! Building Contest. Show us your most creative, outer space design. It could be a space ship, a space battle, an alien, or even a scene from a space themed book or movie.There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 20, and the Contest will take place Wednesday, January 3.   Entries must be dropped off on January 2 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 3 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Wednesday, January 3, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 2
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Wednesday, January 3
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

 

 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, January 3 (All day) Community Room

Teen Fiction

Far from the tree by Robin Benway

Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovers that she is the middle child in her biological family after she gives up her own child for adoption, and she struggles to bond with her stoic older brother and outspoken younger sister.

Poetry

Today we recognize our fellow citizens, current and past members of the military, for their service to the country.  In this book list you'll find a variety of non-fiction texts including books on WWI, WWII, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. These books detail the experiences of soldiers across generations and wars, many using our servicemen's and servicewomen's own words, including their experiences upon returning home. Click the blog title and scroll down to view all materials. 

 

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and services available to veterans, including where to donate funds or volunteer to assist veterans, check out the links below.

Department of Veterans Affairs – Detroit regional benefit office

Veteran Support Center – Michigan chapter

Vietnam Veterans of America – Plymouth-Canton chapter

Department of Veterans Affairs - Volunteer at the VA

Charity Navigator – highly-rated charities dedicated to helping veterans

 

Teen Service Opportunity: Card Making

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Stop in and make greeting cards for our friends at Waltonwood Senior Living Center. This opportunity is available to teens ages 13-18. Please bring any paperwork to be signed with you to the event. 

The image cards by liz west is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 28 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM East Wing

Winter Solstice Lantern DIY

The winter solstice is December 21 and brings the longest evening of the year. Stop in to learn about winter solstice traditions around the world and make your own lantern to brighten up the dark night. 

Recommended for ages 9 & up. 

The image Lit Lanterns by Ann is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Silhouette Dot Painting

cat painting

 

Looking for something fun and creative to do over Winter break? Join us for silhouette dot painting and create your  own work of art using the wrong end of a paintbrush! It looks neat and it's a blast to do. This program is for ages 9-17. Registration is required.  

Animal by GDJ licensed under CC0 1.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, January 4 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Are you looking to learn computer skills so you can be competitive in the workplace? Gale Courses offers Computer Skills for the Workplace that can help you become more confident with technology!

This course is a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 and is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, November 8th. 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!

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