Filipino American History Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. Each year, Filipino American History Month is recognized with a special theme. The 2021 theme is “50 Years Since the First Young Filipino People's Far West Convention.” More than 300 young Filipino Americans participated in the first Young Filipino People's Far West Convention at Seattle University in 1971, sparking the beginning of the Filipino American Movement. To learn more about Filipino American History Month or to find other ways to celebrate Filipino American people, history and culture year-round, visit the FANHS website.

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

Due to inclement weather, our Family Storytime has been moved to the Zoom platform for 10:00 AM this morning. All registered patrons will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in their email. 

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month (also called Latinx Heritage Month). Check out these titles written for, illustrated by, about, and by authors who represent Latinx experiences. These selections range from books meant to be read aloud, materials enjoyed by early readers, and books that can be read by older independent readers or with a caregiver.

Find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month by clicking here

Octopus stew by illustrator Eric Velasquez
Pulpo guisado by Eric Velasquez

Macabre Crafts

Victorian haunted table setting with spiderweb border

Join us Wednesday, October 13 for some cider, donuts, and macabre crafts at the library. We will be making some gilded faux taxidermy, a Victorian inspired terrarium pendant, and have supplies for creating your own seasonal greeting cards appropriate for the season of spookiness. This program is intended for adults 18 and older and registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

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9/11/2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on DC, Manhattan, Arlington, and Stoneycreek, PA. These books share different perspectives on the attacks and what life was like from various perspectives. Read these with your family members and open a discussion on what this date was like for them, and how we have changed since as a nation. 

For more discussion, we invite readers aged 10-13 to join us for This is Not a Book Club on 9/27/2021. We will be discussing Alan Gratz's latest novel.

The places we sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois
Nine, ten : a September 11 story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

STEAMx

STEAMx logo with robot arm, illustrated hand painting flowers, and brain half made of circuits

Students aged 11-13 who enjoy engaging in science, technology, engineering, art, and math are invited to join us and explore various STEAM topics. First, STEAMx will introduce participants to a topic and its supporting ideas. From there, participants will be given a problem and challenged to engineer a solution or create an example. Challenging, unusual, and different, these programs are a great way to exercise the brain in the most fun way possible.

Registration in required.

 

 

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ADA 31th Anniversary Logo Red white and blue; 7-26-1990 to 7-26-2021

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. This month marks the 31th anniversary of the ADA and  Below are some books that feature characters with disabilities. Did we miss your favorite book? Add it below in the comments. 

Youth Materials

For over 30 years, the Lammy Awards have been presented by LAMBDA Literary to celebrate LGBTQ+ books and authors. Check out some of this year's winners below or find more information on past awards or additional titles and the LAMBDA Literary organization; please click here

Fiebre tropical : a novel by by Juliana Delgado Lopera
Listen Live three piece band with maracas and a music symbol in greens and blues

Whether you see a favorite band, attend a play, or yuk it up with a comedian, there are plenty of ways to listen live this summer. 

Summer Concert Series

one person posing for a photo in front a of a town, a map showing the town in the center

Whether you have been here for decades, years, weeks,  or days this summer, be a tourist in your town by completing these activities and following links to find out facts about Canton that you might not know. 

The History of Canton

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