Seniors

In the Summer of 2021 you can finally drop your tablet and go back to the movie theater. But that doesn't mean you can't still stream videos or rent DVDs from the library too. Here is a bevy of options for your movie enjoyment for this Summer.

At the Drive-in

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.

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Read The New York Times from anywhere with your Canton Public Library card!

Enjoy digital access to current and historic NYT articles; customizable news alerts; multiple language options; and real-time market data and company research pages covering 11,000+ public and private companies.

Here's how:

1. Click on this link.
2. Enter your Canton Public Library card number and PIN.
3. Follow the link on the page.
4.  Create a New York Times account*; if you already have one, click “Sign in”.
5. After signing in you will have unlimited access to The New York Times online for 24 hours.
6. To continue after 24 hours is up, click on the link above in step 1 and sign in again with your NYTimes.com account. (We recommend bookmarking this page!)

*Review the NYT Privacy Policy here.

Sharing login info with unauthorized users is a violation of our terms and agreement for both newspapers, and could result in cancellation of services. 

 

Read The Wall Street Journal from anywhere with your Canton Public Library card!

Enjoy digital access to U.S. and international print content; the WSJ Magazine; profiles, financials, research and ratings of thousands of companies; and U.S., Asia, Europe, India, China, and Japan editions.

Here's how: 

1. Click on this link.
2. Enter your Canton Public Library card number and PIN.
3. Follow the link on the page.
4.  Create a Wall Street Journal account*; if you already have one, click “Sign in”.
5. After signing in you will have unlimited access to the Wall Street Journal online for 3 days.
6. After your three days is up, click on the link above in step 1 and sign in again with your Wall Street Journal account. (We recommend bookmarking this page!)

Review the WSJ Privacy Policy here.

Sharing login info with unauthorized users is a violation of our terms and agreement for both newspapers, and could result in cancellation of services. 

Growing your own garden is a great way to save money, provide family fun and get exercise. Community gardening, Farmer's Markets and eating local are all the rage. Get help gardening, from learning the basics to more advance gardening, with these resources and activities to help you complete this 62 Days square and Grow Green.

 

Jump back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!

 

Photo: Colleen O'Brien-Brumley

Books

Physical fitness can help you sleep, feel, think and manage your weight loss better. It can also energize your mind and body. Just a quick walk around the block can rejuvenate your body and mind. Get moving and inspired with these books, DVDs, e-media and other digital resources.

 

Astro Origami

Did you know that Michigan is home to six protected Dark Sky Preserves? Additionally, Michigan is home to Headlands International Dark Sky Park and Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, which are the only internationally designated park preserves in the state. While each location provides the very best opportunity for you to truly enjoy the Milky Way, aurora borealis and more - you do not need to travel to these places to Observe the Night Sky. You can begin your adventure at home by simply keeping a few viewing tips in mind.

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The awesome night sky by Kay Barnham

In this gentle science series, World of Wonder (4 titles), the youngest readers are given the fundamental ideas and language needed to grapple with our world's natural wonders. Each title begins with activity suggestions before a series of colorful, full-bleed spreads break the topics down into digestible tidbits--one short paragraph per page--incrementally building readers' understanding of the subject. The Awesome Night Sky tackles astronomy, touching on aspects that will already be somewhat familiar to children, like the sun, moon, other celestial bodies, and the scientific tools human used to study it all. Vocabulary terms are underlined in the text and collected in a glossary. While photography is absent, Frost's inviting illustrations give the perfect context for each lesson, and two omnipresent white children anchor the education in friendly companionship. Effective in balancing simplicity with the right selection of details, these make excellent science primers for early readers.

As the world slowly reopens, more and more travel opportunities are available. Before you plan your trip, review domestic and international travel restrictions and safety precautions.

If you're looking for exciting adventures locally. please take advantage of the Michigan Activity Pass. Find countless destinations throughout the state and discounts on admission.

 

Travel eResources

Calming and exhilarating. Both words that can be associated with hiking. Hiking is a fabulous hobby that can be done year round, all over the world, or close to home. Trails and paths can be anywhere from straight, narrow and rocky to wet, curvy, or steep. They can be on all sorts of terrain like sand, snow, dirt, hills, mountains or forests. Michigan is a beautiful state that offers all sorts of hiking trails for any season.  Local metroparks also have hiking opportunities as does the Michigan Trails Magazine. Hiking also offers access to activities for all ages, from senior citizens to kids.  No matter what kind of path you decide to take, hiking is great for your mind and body. So lace up your boots and dont forget to pack your water and some snacks! Head back to 62 days of summer for more ways to participate in the summer program.

Follow the trail to these library hiking books:

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Fiction

Kids Fiction

Kids Non-Fiction

The world's oldest known postcard was first sent in 1840. Since then, postcards have been flying around the world. Possessing brief messages and requiring cheaper postage than a standard letter, postcards are ideal for sharing a quick note of something funny, delightful, and heartfelt. 

Creating and sending postcards can also be wonderful opportunities for creativity and expression. The links and ideas below can help you perfect your postcard message, look, and learn more about where to send it.

Activities

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