Canton Public Library is THE destination for your best summer ever, so tell everybody about it!  Stop by our Postcard Station and write a message about what you did today at the library, your favorite book so far this summer, or anything else you want to share. Next, address it to your friend, family member OR choose someone to surprise from our CPL address book. When your postcard is complete, drop it in the box and we will stamp it and send it off in the mail for you!



Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July 27, 2017

Looking for a lively book discussion? The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Friends’ Activity Room (FAR).  Request a copy of MONTANA 1948 by Larry Watson from a librarian at the Information Desk.

Montana 1948 : a novel by Larry Watson
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them... " So begins David Hayden's story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David's understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David's uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens' Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations turn the family's life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 27 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Mindfulness and Mental Health

We all deal with some type of stress in life. Breathing techniques can help with these stressors and reduce depression and anxiety. Join certified yoga therapist and mental health practitioner, Natalie Merkel, who will share wellness techniques that promote calm and relaxation. Learn breathing techniques and participate in an instructor led silent meditation to redirect focus and allow stressors to drift away. Please dress comfortably. 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, July 26 - 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Community Room

Canton's Front Porch

This summer the Canton Public Library invites you to sip lemonade and get to know your neighbors on Canton's Front Porch. During the month of July we hope to capture the summertime tradition of the front porch, a place to relax and connect with your neighbors, by transforming the front of the library into a giant front porch.  Our community is stronger when we meet and know one another, so stop by to rock, relax and enjoy conversation with fellow community members.

Throughout the month of July we will be hosting Lemonade Hour on the porch. Ice cold lemonade will be served (while supplies last) during scheduled dates and times. Be sure to stop by to enjoy Canton Public Library's hospitality.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, July 24 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Outdoors
Thursday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, July 31 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Outdoors

Connect Your Summer Kick Off Party

Kick off your best summer ever and join us as we celebrate the start of our Connect Your Summer reading program. Pick up your StoryBox starter kit and make it your own by decorating it at our StoryBox Creation Station. Choose your challenges and kick start your memory making with a stop at our photo op spot, wheel of fun, and more. Pick up a CYS yard sign*, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CYS prize patrol.  And, most importantly, we will have a CYS sign up station to answer all questions you may have about our exciting and busy summer here at the library. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Chocolate Around the World

Join us for a delicious night out and taste your way around the world with samples of everyone's favorite sweet treat. Join Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings as she takes you on a guided tour of the world's best chocolate. Participants will have the opportunity to try 8 chocolate sample and explore the qualities making each variety unique. This program is for patrons 18 years and older. Registration begins June 23.  

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 25 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Registration required.

Create Your Own Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating Native American traditions. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. Join us for a DIY event honoring this tradition. Connect with other craft enthusiasts while creating a dream catcher of your very own. All supplies will be provide. Ages 12 and up. Registration begins July 25.  

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, August 1 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Registration required.

Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip

Join us for an entertaining night out and come learn about a Detroit snack legend, the Better Maid potato chip. Local writer Karen Dybis will present highlights from her book Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip. We will cap the evening off with a tasting of some of these delicious snacks. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.