2020 CPL Music Fest

 

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. It provides solace during tough times and is a great reminder that sometimes you need to just get up and DANCE! Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Even though this year's celebration on Saturday, October 17, is a bit shorter and virtual, it is still provides a great excuse to stop what we're doing and enjoy the day.

10:00AM - Jim Gill's Video Concert of Music and Play - Calling all family singers, dancers and action lovers! The celebrated and CPL storytime staple, Jim Gill, is producing an exclusive video concert just for Canton Public Library. Follow the link to this one-of-a-kind mix of songs and movement and play and FUN! Video will be available for a limited time only.

2:00PM - Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits - Miss Paula is out to rock and roll and she's bringing her friends along for the ride. A regular fixture at The Detroit Zoo and various gigs around the Detroit area, this band brings punk to the families of the world, one awesome riff at a time. This virtual program is for all ages, registration is required and begins on September 24. One registration per family, please. Zoom links will be sent out within 24 hours of the live program.

Oh! And don't forget to watch and dance and sing along to our 2020 CPL Music Fest Family Fun Playlist on Youtube!

 

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62 Days of Summer 2020 Celebration: Backyard Circus

Sometimes life feels like it's a circus and sometimes it really is!  As we close out our 62 Days of Summer program, join us for a LIVE zoom presentation of The Backyard Circus. 

The Backyard Circus presented by HireTheCircus.com is a classic "One-Ring" circus like the ones that toured the United States since the 1800's! Unbelievable contortion acts, fast-paced juggling, feats of strength, dangerous fire eating, amazing tricks with bullwhips...and aerial finale like you would see in the big top. Aerialists climbing up almost 30 feet into the air to twist and twine their way through delicate fabrics before diving and dropping to the ground. All delivered with a healthy dose of humor and interaction with the crowd. This family-friendly circus variety show has something for everyone!

Registration is required and runs from Wednesday, August 12 through Saturday, August 15 at 11:00AM. We send you the link and you log in and enjoy! One registration per family please. 

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62 Days of Summer 2020 Celebration

Saturday, August 15 marks the final day of our 62 Days of summer! We are so happy that you followed our 62 Ways to do 62 Days - took part in the activities, registered for virtual programming and followed the links to awesomeness. Now we'd like to celebrate! Check out all of the cool stuff we have going on below...

  • Elephant and Piggie Puppet Show - Tune into our Facebook page for a live performance. 10:00AM.
  • Backyard Circus - We will send you the link, you tune in at 12:00PM to see the breathtaking feats from these Michigan professionals. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and runs from Wednesday, August 12 to Saturday, August 15 at 11:00AM. One registration per family, please. Follow the link to Sign up NOW!
  • All day Saturday, we will share a round up of #howdoyou62 participatory posts on Facebook. We want you to be part of the conversation! Please comment to add your favorite memories of 62 Days. Did you have a favorite book? Movie? TV series? Did you listen to the frogs? Take a road trip? Explore a STEAM topic? Let us know how you spent your summer and don't forget to claim a pompom.
  • We missed our CPL Prize Patrols this year, too. To make up for that, we'd like to invite you to register for our CPL swag bags random giveaway. Follow this link to complete the Swag Bag entry form. Entry closes Sunday, August 16 at 9:00 PM.
  • Last but certainly not least, we worked hard to provide you 62 Ways to do 62 Days. We'd like to hear what you think. Please complete the following super quick survey to let us know how we did. 62 Days Summer program survey.

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Ollivander's Wand Kit: Grab and Go

A scroll with the word Ollivanders in cursive with a wand emitting yellow and purple light.

Attention all Hogwarts students! Looking for a wand for this upcoming school year? Ollivander has created a special wand kit for wizards ages 9-17. Each wand kit includes assembly instructions, a wooden rod, magic clay, and three wand cores. Sign up for Ollivander's Wand Kit, while supplies last, and create your own wand at home!

 

Traditionally, the "wand selects the wizard," and you can take the Pottermore wand quiz to find out what wand you would have at Hogwarts. Or you can select a wand core that fits your personality from this wand core page.

 

Patrons ages 9-17 are welcome to register for a wand kit from Wednesday, 8/12 through Wednesday, 8/19. Registered patrons will be contacted on Monday, 8/24 to schedule a time to pick up their kits. 

 

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Howell Nature Center: Fantastical Beasts

Dreaming of dragons, gryphons, more? Look no further than your own backyard for beasts of myth and legend! Explore the magical adaptations of Michigan’s wildlife with this live animal presentation including native birds, mammals, and reptiles and learn that the supernatural is just that – SUPER NATURE!

The program will be presented by a trained educator from Howell Nature Center via Zoom. Please click the following link, on August 28 @ 2:00PM, to join the fun! Zoom Program Link

 

 

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Far and Away Virtual Storytime

Far and Away Storytime

Hello Storytime families! We know you love listening to stories and singing songs. It's been along time since we have been able to share these things with you. We really miss you during this time and that is why we are excited to present to you our Far and Away Virtual Storytime series. Each storytime link will go live on Wednesday mornings at 10:00AM starting on May 13, 2020. You will get to watch your favorite librarians present their favorites stories from home and even meet some new faces, as well. We look forward to presenting our storytimes to you in person, but until then we are with you from Far and Away!

 

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Canton Prep Finals Study Hall

Calling all Canton Prep students! Do you need a place to study for finals? We are here for you! Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our Community Room for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies and GOOD LUCK!

 

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Finals Movie Madness

Finals are over and school is out for the afternoon. Come in and catch a movie on the big screen. You are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows and snacks.

She's back! Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. Watch her go in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Rated PG.

 

 

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UM STEM - Fall 2019

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required and begins October 24, 2019.

 

* Colonizing Mars - If mankind were to expand it's horizons on to other planets, we would have to use multidisciplinary engineering to create thriving spaces. How would you plan to live on Mars?

* STEM in Forensics - Forensics science is used to solve mysteries every day! Learn how chemistry and biology are key scientific principles used to solve crimes.  

 

 

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Author Marcus Granderson

Canton Public Library is very pleased to welcome Marcus Granderson. He used to visit this library when he was young so it really is a homecoming of sorts as he shares his journey from Canton to cum laude graduate of Harvard and now onto New York speech writer, podcaster and author of his debut literary collection, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black BoyThis work is a collection of moments in time and as one reviewer notes "...the honesty of human experience pours off of each page." Join us as Marcus shares his experience with us all. Copies of Marcus's book will be on sale at the event.

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