Programs

Nonfiction Book Group December 2017

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group to discuss:

Also available in: e-book

Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the "hue and cry" to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 16 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room

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.

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

January 12

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story.

Genealogy @ Your Library: FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org is a free searchable genealogical resource sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints. In addition to having billions of searchable records, it also has a vast amount of educational information regarding genealogy.  Join us as we explore this free family history treasure trove.

No registration is necessary.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 

In case you missed our Turkey storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own wild turkey storytime at home.

From Storytime

Gobble, gobble by Cathryn Falwell

A child observes wild turkeys through the seasons. Includes facts about this classic American bird.

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

 

In case you missed our Whale storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own deep sea storytime at home.

 

From Storytime

An giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

 

In case you missed our Blue storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own colorful storytime at home.

From Storytime

Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, November 22 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, December 1 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, November 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

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