CPL at Canton Leisure Services Trick or Treat Story Trail

Get dressed up in your best costume and visit us on Canton Leisure Services's Trick or Treat Story Trail. The Canton Public Library will be joined by Canton Public Safety in Heritage Park for fall time, fun time, dress up walk along the story trail on Thursday, October 7 from 4-7:30pm. The selected story is for all ages! Registration is required per trick or treater and will be done through Leisure Service at this link. Fees may apply.

Special note: the trail is a mile long so make sure to bring your walking shoes, strollers or wagons. If you have a later time slot a flashlight is suggested!



Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Canton Leisure Services 5-Year Master Plan

During the month of October, a draft of the Canton Leisure Services 5-Year Master Plan 2022 update will be available for public review and comment. A physical copy can be found at the Library's Main Information Desk. 

For more information, please contact Canton Leisure Services' administrative office by calling 734-394-5360 or via email to leisure@canton-mi.org

Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble - Live!

​​The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a jazz ensemble based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Crozier. After a whirlwind performance at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival, this fine group continues to wow audiences with its high energy approach to modern jazz. You can expect hard swinging modern jazz, a couple of spacious ballads, and a true variety of world music infused originals.

Registration required and will begin September 23rd. 

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Haunted Travels of Michigan Presents: Step Into Darkness

A night of mystery and the unexplained awaits.  Join award-winning author, Kat Tedsen, as she tells the story of a remarkable turn-of-the-century Michigan Spirit Painter who believed the dead guided her hand in foretelling the future of America and the world. Her vision of the otherside and her final painting are sure to leave chills. Next, Kat will share her own personal account of a patient she worked with at Eloise Psychiatric Hospital in the mid-1970’s. A young man who descended into a world of night terrors. Were they part of his delusional state or could it have been more? 

This program has been designed for adults 18 and up. Registration is required and will begin September 23rd. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Guide Your Intuition: Grab & Go

Intuition  noun

1a: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
b: immediate apprehension or cognition
c: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
2: quick and ready insight


Intuition is not logical. That gut feeling is actually deep-seated knowledge which is almost instinctual. Intuition allows us to make quick decisions with little conscious deliberation. By becoming better attuned with our gut feelings and learning to trust those feelings, intuition can serve as a third eye and tap into wisdom that you've already gained.

How can we foster that intuition? To allow it to become a compass in our lives? 

The "Guide Your Intuition: Grab & Go" kit and its contents will encourage you to grow your intuition in a variety of ways:

  1. Examine the dreams and experiences you have at night while sleeping
  2. Learn how a tarot deck can lead you to self-understanding and introspection
  3. Discover how crystals can help you nurture your emotional well-being
  4. Looking at the predominate numbers in your life, uncover insight into your personality and purpose
  5. Explore how astrology and the placement of the moon and sun and your time of birth inform your intuition


  • Registration for this grab-and-go kit will take place beginning Thursday, September 24, while supplies last.
  • Individuals will be notified via email when kits are ready. Kit pick-up will take place from October 25-30.



E-books on Hoopla* are available to accompany each item in the grab & go kit. 

We've all woken up with a start and thought, "What was that? What's the deal with that rooster? And why do I feel like I've seen this all before?" We find dreams (at least our own!) endlessly interesting, but what are they actually saying about us? How Dreams Speak is a book to help untangle it all. Based on the belief that dreams are metaphorical messages from our unconscious minds, speaking to us to help unlock mysteries within, How Dreams Speak is an illustrated guide to our inner selves through the vehicle of our nightly adventures. At the book's heart are more than 150 dream symbols and themes richly illustrated in watercolor and fully explained to help readers interpret their dreams. A dream symbol can be an object-a doll, for example, which might mean your inner child needs to come out and play. An animal, like a giraffe-Freud thought they were phallic, but a more likely meaning is that the dreamer needs to reach up to gain a new perspective. An event, like the classic flying-it's time to concentrate on achieving your waking dreams, or goals. Or a color, a feeling (running late), a concept (invisibility). Multiple prompts accompanying each symbol help the reader explore what their unconscious is trying to say-what a symbol truly means depends on both the dream and the dreamer. Author and artist Nicole Chilton brings us the science behind dreaming, including the fact that everyone dreams (those who think they don't are just not remembering), the history and philosophy of dream interpretation, the different types of dreams we have, and tips on keeping a dream journal.

More than a guidebook, The Book of Tarot offers a space in which to set goals and intentions with clarity and purpose. It also serves as an accessible introduction to the Tarot's many uses, from mystical touchstone to practical resource. In this beautifully designed, easy-to-navigate book, Danielle Noel instructs readers in using the Tarot as a tool for self-understanding, meditation, and soulful introspection.

A unique book for beginners to crystals, that helps you identify your feelings and guides you towards crystal choices to enhance your mental wellbeing. As human beings we all experience a myriad different emotions that have a profound effect on how we live our everyday lives. The awareness of our emotions, or emotional intelligence, is an important skill to cultivate as it is inevitably connected to personal wellbeing and the vitality of all relationships in life. Crystals and minerals are teachers who can guide us through their specific energetic signatures how to maintain, enhance, or alter our moods. When we are aware of our current mind state and work consciously with crystals, we can find practical yet deep practices to help evolve our emotional wellbeing. This guide to crystals for beginners and beyond, will give you practical exercises for engaging with the right stones at the right time and in the most effective way. Perhaps you need to give yourself courage? Or, reduce your anxiety levels? Or, make yourself more open to feeling compassion? There are all sorts of situations, where you may want to control or regulate your frame of mind, and crystals are a powerful tool to help with this. This book will not only guide beginners in choosing the most appropriate stones but also how to work with them in different ways. It describes in detail practices that can help you unlock the stones' power, including meditations of various kinds including movement, sound and touch, journaling exercises to record your experiences and discover patterns in the ways the crystals have helped you, and conscious crystal dreaming which activates the sensory and medicinal qualities of support you associate with dream time. Organized by emotional states, Mood Crystals will help you to cultivate your emotional intelligence as you develop greater awareness of your current mood and practice consciously with crystals. A questionnaire at the back of the book allows you to assess what you're actually feeling and decide which crystal (or crystal combination) will be most beneficial to you at any given moment and which of the practices you should try with each particular crystal.

Your go-to reference for everything you need to know about numerology. After longing to know what made people tick, Sasha Fenton found astrology to give her the answers she was seeking. Sasha has written astrology columns for many magazines and newspapers and numerous books within the mind, body, and spirit subjects.

A fun and sassy no-nonsense invitation to the practice of astrology with easy-to-understand tools for self-development and conscious living Astrology books are typically either overly simplistic sun-sign books or overly complicated chart calculations filled with astro jargon. Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy. The goal is to make astrology accessible to total newbies and provide a working reference guide for intermediates. The book is presented in workbook format exploring each part of chart interpretation-signs, planets, houses, aspects-with exercises following each chapter and fill-in-the-blank lessons that take the reader through all the just-learned steps. The tone is warm, fun, and personal, and the exercises give the reader experiential hands-on practice. The end result: once you learn the basics in Astrology for Real Life, you can easily navigate the cosmos by making them work for you. It's kind of like a roadmap where we begin by understanding the terrain and the tools available. From there, the planets will guide you in making brave, excellent choices in love, work, and life. It's profound, fun, and practical. You'll learn how to interpret your chart with confidence and use astrology in a practical, proactive way, with no astro excuses (blaming the stars for your issues).

*a CPL card is required to access materials on Hoopla

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 25 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 30 - 6:00 PM Guide Your Intuition: grab-and-go

•       Call the Meeting to Order

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Approval of Agenda

•       Approval of General Meeting Minutes

•       Administrative Reports

  •        Communications
  •        Report of the Library Director
  •        Trustee Comments

•      Unfinished Business & General Orders

  •        Additional 2021 Payment to MERS

•       New Business

  •        2022 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures (1st reading)

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn



•      Call the Meeting to Order (7:30 PM)

•      Call to Audience

•      Approval of 2022 Budget as Presented

•      Approval of Resolution Certifying a Rate of Tax Levy in the amount of 1.4590 mills for the
       Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022

•      Call to Audience

•      Adjournment of Budget Hearing

Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book): December

The Eclectic Book Group (Lunch and a Book) will again be meeting in person on Thursday, December 9 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Friends' Activity Room to get together for a Holiday Tea.

For those who prefer to meet via Zoom, you may opt to attend this book discussion virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance. Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a Zoom link to join the discussion. 

For those that plan on meeting in person, simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends' Activity Room.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 9 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

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