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Celebrate Children's Book Week 2021

Childrens Book Week Poster by Bryan Collier with Black girl flexing on a book

 

Join us for Children's Book Week from Monday, May 3 -- Sunday, May 9. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people.

Visit Every Child a Reader to find printable bookmarks, drawing guides, superpower challenges, and a poster with even more activities

Ramp up the fun with these other suggestions:

  • Dress up as your favorite children's book character.
  • Take the StoryWalk behind the library, through Heritage Park.
  • Browse our Early Literacy resources. Try one out and tell us if you liked it. 
  • Check out a Kids eBook using one of our library apps: Hoopla, Libby, Kanopy.
  • Submit a May We Suggest Kids request to get personalized recommendations.

Don't forget to share your experiences and use the hashtag #ChildrensBookWeek2021 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.

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Get a Jump on Spring: Grab-and-Go

"That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs."

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

 

Spring is on its way and the library is here help you get a jump on digging into the earth and cultivating growth. In March, the library is happy to offer grab-and-go kits for creating a plant marker for your own indoor and outdoor plants. Instructions will be included.

Each kit will contain:

  1. One 8x10 Shrinky Dink sheet
  2. Sharpie permanent marker
  3. Plant marker template
  4. Compostable plant cup
  5. Packet of seeds
  6. Baggie of potting soil
  7. Bookmark with instructions + additional gardening resources

You will need to supply at home:

  1. Markers or colored pencils for decorating the plant marker
  2. Oven (for baking the Shrinky Dink)
  3. Cookie sheet (for baking the Shrinky Dink)
  4. Scissors
  • Registration for the grab-and-go kits will take place beginning February 18, while supplies last.
  • Shortly after registration closes on March 12, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your kit. 
  • Kit pick-up will take place from March 15 to March 19.

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Make Your Own Journal with Fineberg Art Studio

Example of hand-made journal

This has definitely been an eventful year, and what a way to process everything that has happened than your own hand-made "junk journal"? Junk journals are perfect for recording memories and thoughts in a creative way. Make your own junk journal with papers and items you probably already have at home. We have invited Emily of Fineberg Art Studio to walk you through materials, simple binding techniques, and fun ideas that you can add to your pages. This is a fun and low-stress beginner bookbinding project, and once you make one, you will want to make more! 

You will need: 

  • Variety of papers and paper ephemera, old magazines, pictures, envelopes, book pages, etc.
  • Thin cardboard for the cover (cereal box)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue (glue stick recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread (embroidery floss or thin yarn)
  • Awl or push pin
  • Any other art making supplies like paint, markers, washi tape, stickers, etc.

Optional:

  • Stretchy cord or elastic
  • A few clothespins or binder clips
  • Old hardcover book
  • X-Acto knife or box cutter
  • Wax paper

No registration is required to complete the project; however, the first 15 people to register by 9AM on July 09 can also claim a special grab-n-go kit of recycled book pages and covers at the library through our contact-free holds pickup! Kit Pick Up for the Journal Program will begin July 9th and end July 16th. You will receive an email with instructions once your kit is available.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug to get started today!

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Trivia Night - Virtual Edition

Join us for the all-new virtual Trivia. You can play on a computer or mobile device. All ages are welcome. We look forward to boggling your minds!

Go to crowd.live/CJXG2 between 9:00am and 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 15th to play. No registration required.

 

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Creative Candle Making

Join us in developing an original candle creation. We will have supplies on hand for adding color, fragrance, or touches of flair. You are welcome to bring your own container and supplies as well, such as a mason jar, flower petals, or essential oils. Limit one candle per attendee. 

Registration is required and begins January 23.

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American Girl Club

American Girl Star Logo

 

Join us as we discuss a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting, and enjoy crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12.

Register for individual sessions by clicking the link below. 

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Prime Time Capsule Event

Over 30 years ago, during the construction of the Canton Public Library building, library officials buried a time capsule under the front entryway. That time capsule has remained hidden, untouched since 1988, until this past July, when it was unearthed during a renovation project. While the time capsule was removed from the ground, its contents have remained a mystery.

Until now.

Join us on Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-8:00 PM for our Prime Time Capsule Event, when we crack open the time capsule and reveal the contents.

We'll have fun '80s snacks, an '80s-themed photo booth, historical library artifacts, and '80s music to celebrate. You can also contribute to a new time capsule, and watch the debut of a special library video. Grab your RayBans, put on your parachute pants, and join us for an all-ages celebration of 30 years of Canton history.

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Wizards Unite at the Library!

Harry Potter Wizards Unite

Calling all Wizards! 

Stop in to the library to connect with other players, share tips and tricks, ask questions, and find friends! Help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) to uphold the Statute of Secrecy and send people and items back to their place and time in the magical world.

All ages welcome (Muggles, too!), no registration required. 

*A Harry Potter: Wizards Unite account and compatible mobile device is required to play. You may use our WiFi to connect to the game in the library.*

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May the 4th Be With You vs. Free Comic Book Day

May the 4th Be With You!  

Saturday, May 4, 2019 we have an amazing afternoon planned to celebrate Supers vs. Jedi including movies, FREE comic books, crafts and snacks. Check out the schedule below:

11:00 a.m. Movie--Into the Spider-Verse
1:00 p.m.-- Button Maker & Make Your Own Comic
2:00 p.m. Movie-- Star Wars: the Last Jedi
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.-- Selfie station in the lobby with backdrops (costumes encouraged)

Hope to see you there!

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An Evening with Sister Pie

Business owner and recent cookbook author Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie will join us for a presentation on her journey from the concept to the kitchen to a successful pie shop in Detroit and beyond. Source Booksellers will be on hand with copies of her cookbook for purchase and there will, of course, be a few treats to taste.

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