September 20, 2019 at CPL

Saturday, September 21 is annual Batman Day. To celebrate 80 years of the iconic caped crusader, we’ll have free Batman comics all day long (get one while supplies last).

We currently have a job opening with our Information Technology Department for the Web Resource Specialist position. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Kermit Versus Thorndyke Smackdown

 

Hey Kids,

Ever wondered whether a mosquito could take on a great white shark? Me neither. But now that you're thinking about it, how do a mosquito and a great white match up? If you're curious about this and other animal matchups, check out some of the books below. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

This title has lots of different matchups, if you just can't make a choice.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from mid-September through mid-October each year. The resources below provide an introduction to the culture and identity of the diverse population that is Hispanic. For information on the culture and customs of specific Latin American countries click here.

Library dedication plaque 1988

Yo! You’ll be seeing, like, a lot of totally ‘80s-inspired posts over the next month and a half, and some CPL programs will be taken over by the ‘80s in October. While the library’s lobby was under construction early this summer, a rad time capsule was uncovered! It was placed there when CPL moved to this building in 1988 after eight years on the third floor of the Township Administration Building. So much has changed over the last 31 years, but our connection to the community has been present since day one. 

So throw on your parachute pants and keep your eyes on our social media pages for #ThrowbackThursday and #TBT posts to see how much the library has grown, #80sPopCulture blogs for major nostalgia and #80sActivities for CPL programs. Because (spoiler alert), the only way Dance Your Fanny Off can possibly get any better is with "Walkin' On Sunshine." We’ll even have an Experience to Go Kit fitting the theme.

We are celebrating to the max, and we’re not afraid to get cheesy; after all, we’re talking about the era of shoulder pads and big hair. All of this ‘80s goodness is leading up to the #PrimeTimeEvent on Wednesday, October 16, where we will break the glorious time capsule open and have a gnarly patron party. In the style of prime time news, our mustached reporter will be covering the event if you can’t make it, so use #PrimeTimeCapsule (hashtag or pound sign, depending on the decade) the day of or for general updates now until October 16. 

#PrimeTimeCapsule

For your convenience, here is a printable list of our September programs.

BrainFuse

Brainfuse services offer a variety of tools to help you succeed, including live help from 2-11pm every day. Create an account and get started today!

*Canton Public Library card required for off-site access.

HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow by Brainfuse offers live homework help, study tools, test preparation and virtual group study space for K-12 students and lifelong learners. HelpNow provides assistance in multiple formats to help you write a great paper, ace the test, or better understand a tough math problem.

JobNow by Brainfuse

JobNow by Brainfuse provides a wealth of resources to boost your career, or help with your job search. Work with a live tutor to prepare for an interview, or receive personalized feedback on your resume or cover letter.

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: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, September 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, September 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, October 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, October 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 3 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, October 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, October 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room