Cooking can be fun for the whole family when you learn how to play with your food! Connect in the kitchen by making something sweet or trying an edible experiment. These projects work for all ages and are guaranteed to bring smiles to your plates. To set the mood, check out this special food-themed playlist on Spotify!

Fun At Home

  • With just a few sweets like Fruit by the Foot and Rice Krispies Treats, you can make candy sushi at home! 
  • Learn how to make edible slime with this list of 14 recipes from Abrazo and Coze.
  • Get inspired by amazing food art! Red Hong Yi makes art using everyday items, including foods like tea leaves, beans, and seeds. Artist Jason Mecier makes portraits using candy, cereal, and more! What art can you make out of food?
  • These edible science experiments from We Are Teachers prove that science can be fun and delicious.
  • You can cook a whole meal with just a coffee mug! Try making pizza in a mug and delicious chocolate cake for dessert. 
  • See what you can build using only food. Graham crackers, frosting, and candy can be the building blocks to start you off!
  • Patience pays off when you make rock candy at home! This delicious treat is a perfect kitchen science experiment. 

CPL Resources

  • Try a brand new recipe featured in a cookbook. We've collected both physical and ebook picks!
  • Use Your library card to access AtoZ World Food. Learn about food culture, national cuisines and ingredients, and save recipes in an interactive digital cookbook.
  • Music can set the stage for a fantastic meal. If you're trying out a dish from another country, check out these world music picks from hoopla!

CPL Programs and Grab & Go kits

 

Image "two pineapples with gold party hats" by Pineapple Supply Co on Unsplash. 

 

Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Celebrate all that makes us unique with these reads. 

The amazing idea of you by Charlotte Sullivan Wild
Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin

Garden to Table: Edible Sprouts

Sprouts! Part science experiment, part nutritious powerhouse, all delicious. Learn how to go from seed to table with this Grab & Go kit, and you'll create your very own sprouts jar and grow your first little seedlings! This take-and-make kit is for all ages, but set-up might require adult helpers. 

Why sprouts?

Sprouts are not only fun to grow, but they're incredibly nutritious! Spouting 20-30 times the nutrients of many other vegetables, these cancer-fighting little guys help protect us from cardiovascular disease and environmental pollutants. Once you've got your sprouting jar set up, it's easy and cost-effective to buy your own seeds and grow your own sprouts year-round.

 

Registration for this program begins on June 24 and ends on July 18. Pick up your kit between July 20-27. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Sweet & Savory Test Kitchen Grab & Go Kit

Whip up some sweet and savory treats using a microwave, a mug, and a little ingenuity. This will be a self directed, Grab & Go Activity. 

Registration is required for Grab & Go Kit. Kits will be available for pick up begining Wednesday July 7. 

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: July (CANCELLED)

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses: 

Also available in: audiobook

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living-and whom he does it for.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Mental Harmony, mental health, and mental wellness/illness looks different on everyone. Finding your own mental harmony involves a multi-pronged approach of many factors, and tweaking just one small thing in your life can help you feel happier, more fulfilled, and more in harmony with your mind.

In Ellen Forney’s graphic novel bipolar survival guide Rock Steady, she outlines a concept she calls SMEDMERTS, or Sleep, Meds, Eat, Doctor, Mindfulness, Exercise, Routine, Tools, and Support System.

Sleep

Celebrate April Fools with one of the greatest pranksters of them all: Jim Halpert from The Office. Did you know that the library has all nine seasons of The Office available for checkout? Grab one of Angela's double-fudge brownies or some of Kevin's famous chili and start your binge-watching marathon today!

Passwords or PINs (personal identification numbers) are the first step towards securing your online privacy. Learn more about protecting your identity with these reads.

For more information on internet privacy, see our series on privacy

Learn more about how the library is implementing PINs to protect your privacy. 

Warmer weather is right around the corner. With the spring equinox on March 20, consider picking up one of these reads to ready yourself for spring. 

Spring by Ali Smith

What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Rilke, Beethoven, Brexit,  the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times?

Spring. The great connective.

With an eye to the migrancy of story over time and riffing on Pericles, one of Shakespeare's most resistant and rollicking works, Ali Smith tell the impossible tale of an impossible time. In a time of walls and lockdown, Smith opens the door.

The time we're living in is changing nature. Will it change the nature of story?

Hope springs eternal.

Emma by Jane Austen
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

A novel of Regency England that centers upon a self-assured young lady who is determined to arrange her life and the lives of those around her into a pattern dictated by her romantic fancy.

Spring officially starts on March 20. Celebrate the budding season with these reads for kids. 

Goodbye winter, hello spring by illustrator Kenard Pak

A boy and his dog explore the countryside, greeting the elements of nature that they meet and noting how the environment is changing from winter to spring.

While out exploring Mick, Mack, and Molly take a ride on a fallen log and learn how the snow melts and ends up in the rivers and lakes and eventually in the sky.

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