graphic showing various gender and ethnicity heads around a computer

As Canton Public Library cardholders, you have access to HelpNow by Brainfuse which offers live tutoring for all ages. We'd like to remind our patrons that one of their services called MEET allows for people to have virtual germ-free meetings in the comfort of their own homes.  

People in Your Neighborhood: Family Storytime

Families with children aged 5 and under are welcome to join us for these special session storytimes where we focus on one of our many community helpers and learn a bit more about the role they play here in Canton. 

Each storytime will be followed by ABC Activity Time.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

U of M Stamps School of Art & Design STEAM Workshop: Mehndi Art

one hand painting henna art designs onto another hand

The cultures of India, Africa, and the Middle East often include a form of body art called Mehndi or Henna. Painted as a temporary tattoo using henna dye, Mehndi patterns are not only beautiful but also offer a rich source of geometric and computational thinking. During this workshop, you can learn about where Mehndi comes from, what the patterns symbolize, and even create your own Mehndi designs using the software provided in the workshop. Program is designed for patrons aged 12-17. Please bring your own laptop if possible. This program has been postponed until further notice.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Sensory Social Club

adults sitting at a table working on crafts together

February's Theme: I Love Dogs!

This inclusive and accessible program is intended for patrons aged 18+ to meet new people and explore fun and interesting activities all while being supported in a comfortable environment. Family and support staff are welcome to attend and connect with one another.

Each session may feature one or multiple activities such as stories, craft projects, time with a therapy dog, snacks, movement games, and more. This event is open to individuals, groups, and support staff. Registration is required as space is limited.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Wish Keeper

recycled craft mobile with a paper pinwheel, yarn, beads, felt, and washi tape

It's always fun to get creative and decorate your own spaces. Join us to design and build a beautiful wall hanging that reflects your personality and can brighten your bedroom or locker. You could even give one as a gift. For patrons age 8-12. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

These books continue to grow in popularity and make for great conversation. Check out these books in your favorite format today to share with your loved ones. If your young person lives far from Canton, maybe you can send the gift of a purchased copy to your bestie, grandchild, niece or nephew and have a phone or video chat about the book from where they live or catch up at your next family gathering.  


graphic with words "sing it!" surrounded by colorful illustrated microphones

Our Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life, try something new, and have fun.

The Sing It! Kit has nearly everything you need for a fun night of karaoke or lip-sync battles in your own home. Invite over neighbors, grab your besties, or challenge your kids to a no holds barred party that will help knock the winter blahs out for a while. This kit includes:

  • 1 LED-lit Bluetooth/Speaker Combo
  • 1 Karaoke CD+G
  • Props
  • and more! 

Looking for more Karaoke tracks or hits to lip-sync to? Use your Canton Public Library card to access several albums on Hoopla with over 7,000 Karaoke tracks, or find one of today's popular albums to lipsynch to! 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life, try something new, and have fun.

The Totally Eighties Kit allows you to time travel back to the 1980s to relive those rad memories or introduce someone younger to something totally tubular. Get some pals together and throw an 80s themed party. This kit includes:

  • 1980s Trivial Pursuit
  • 1980s Classic Films
  • Mini Arcade Game
  • DIY Garbage Pail Kids Cards
  • Friendship Bracelet Instructions and Supplies

Looking for more 1980s fun? Check out our 80s themed blogs and upcoming program offerings with inspiration for movies, books, music, and more!


Music playlist from 1988

Best of the 80s CD


1980s Film Showcase

Adult Dungeons & Dragons

Adult 1980s Craft Night

Family 1980s Crafts



Family Craft Session- 1980s

1980s boom box covered in stick on rhinestones

Kids and their grown-ups are invited to join us between acts of the CPL Music Fest to create a craft inspired by trends in the 1980s. Create something totally tubular, radically neon, or just plain righteous. Be inspired by 1980s flair. We'll also have tables set up if you would like to bring your own lunch and recharge for the afternoon music set. 




Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.