UM STEM -Spring 2018

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university.

  • Sunday, March 18 - Helping Hand: Biomechanics. At engineering's core is the desire to improve lives. Each advancement in engineering is built off of a simple idea. In this workshop, participants will use simple household items to create a functional prosthetic hand.
  • Saturday, March 24 - Exploring Alternative Energy: Wind Power Workshop. Alternative forms of energy are becoming increasingly important in todays world. This workshop will showcase how turbine blade design can effect how much energy we can extract from the wind. Build your own blades!
  • Sunday, April 8 - Making Music with Circuits. Think that STEM and the Arts aren't related? Think again! Join us as we combine creativity and technical skills to design and build electronic synthesizer instruments using littleBits.

Registration is required and begins on February 21 for the March sessions. Registration for the April 8 begins on March 22.

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Family Reading Night

Princess in Black

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required.

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StArt STEAM - Young Rembrandts Power of Drawing

This program was created by a group of educators, designers and fine artists who recognized that learning to see and create visual arts is essential to a child’s learning process and development of critical, cognitive brain-training skills. It is based on drawing skill sets that form the core foundation for all of the visual arts including graphic art, fine arts and cartooning. By teaching children how to break down complex objects into basic, elemental shapes, they learn how to deconstruct and reconstruct images using a variety of engaging and relevant subject matter. It is about understanding visual relationships and how certain elements, when combined, form a whole. Learning to draw is about how to express oneself visually as well as solving problems and finding creative solutions, not to mention having a ton of FUN!

Attend this hands on drawing workshop and experience samplings of cartooning, design, and realistic drawing. This program is recommended for children ages 5-12 and parents are welcome to observe the class!

No registration required.

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STEM Curiosity (previously STEM Saturday)

New name, same great program. Previously called STEM Saturday, children ages 7-10 interested in science, technology, engineering and math will learn something new each month in a STEM topic. Get introduced to concepts through presentations, active exploration, and creative projects. Registration Required.​

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PCCS HOSA presents Air Pollution and Lung Cancer Awareness lecture

Air pollution is a serious issue that takes place in areas all around the world throughout industrial areas. 7 million premature deaths occur every year due to dangerous matter that is small enough to enter through the lungs.  China grants days off from school or work when the particles in the air are so thick that they block light.  Parts of India are quite literally covered in dust because of coal and other air pollutants. However, air pollution doesn’t just affect countries halfway across the world. It happens locally, too: Michigan suffers from about 275 deaths a year from air pollution caused by cities like Detroit, the Motor City. Join students from the high school Health Occupations Students of America  on Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 PM to discuss air pollution and its very disastrous effects.

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Super Sunday: Magformers Open Play

Magformers are high quality, super fun, magnetic building toys for kids. Based in Canton, this company prides itself as the leading manufacturer of magnetic toys and has been winning awards for years. We invite you to this open play to exercise your creativity and try out this unique constructional play experience. Program recommended for children aged 3 and up.

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UM STEM - Fall/Winter 2017

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university.

Registration is required for each session and begins on October 25 for the November sessions. Registration for the December 2 & 3 begins on November 17. Registration for December 9 & 10 begins on November 22.

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There are no upcoming sessions available.

2017 Family Music Fest!

Research has shown that music improves our health and bonds us together. Music is magical in all of its forms and there are few things better in life than enjoying live music with the ones you love. With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the line up for our 3rd annual Family Music Fest on Saturday, October 14.

10:00AM - Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady: Beverly Meyer has been creating music for over twenty years. Thru her craft, “The Music Lady” has been capturing the attention and imagination of young people by creating engaging and interactive songs and inspiring kids to be a part of their musical world. For younger patrons and their families.

11:30AM - To Sangana: Out of the Black Theater and Dance program at Wayne State University, To Sangana (meaning “coming together”) celebrates the rich cultural traditions from African heritage as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Expect a visually stunning performance of a constant rhythmical journey featuring dance, music and vocals. For all ages! This performance is sponsored by VIBE CREDIT UNION.

2:00PM - The Old Adage: Siblings Mimi and Nino have been playing music together for a long time. In 2012, they made in official by naming The Old Adage. This DIY-pop group out of Detroit blends radio pop with electronic music to create interesting, infectious and dancey pop songs. For all ages!

4: 00PM - The Moxie Strings: This awesome band offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments (violin and electronic cello) through a young, progressive lens. Backed up by their musical degrees, Diane Ladio and Alison Lynn, compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. For all ages!

Come on in for the hottest FREE show in town.

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NHS Tutoring

*Please note: due to mitigation procedures re: COVID-19, all NHS tutoring sessions have been cancelled. We hope to bring back this service next school year and will update this blog as we get more information.*

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times (Please note the addition of Sunday session!)

  • Sunday from 1:00-3:00PM in the Friends' Activity Room, unless otherwise stated.
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.*

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

 

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