62 Days of Summer

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Polymer clay is a versatile medium and a great way to experiment with your creative side! Learn the basics of working with polymer clay and make your own jewelry at home! Most supplies will be provided, but a few basics will be required from home. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, 6/7 at 9:00am. This program is for ages 13-18. 

One week prior to the program, registered participants will receive an email with instructions for picking up program supplies and attending the virtual program via Zoom.

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Pickling Pickles with Patton

Pickles

Join this live demo with librarian Dan Patton on how to make simple refrigerator pickles. You'll need to have your own cucumbers or other vegetables, salt, peppercorns, and the vinegar of your choice (white or apple cider). We'll supply you with instructions and a jar. Additional fresh ingredient suggestions:

  • Garlic
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary

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Calming Crafts

Image with mandala coloring and pencils, and handmade embroidery wreath, and slime in a jar

Join us live on Zoom as we assemble beginner-friendly crafts, meant to soothe and calm. The kit is available by registration only and will include supplies to make a felt succulent wall hanging, stress-relieving slime, and some adult coloring sheets and pencils. You will need a hot glue gun, or other felt-friendly glue from home to assemble the succulents and wreath. We provide the rest! 

Registration begins July 15, 2021, and kits will be assembled for each registered patron and available for pickup. July 27- Aug 3, 2021. Zoom link for the program will be in the kits and emailed 24 hours before the program. 

 

Looking for more? Check out our 62 Days of Summer Landing Page for more programs and activities 

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Pokemon Grab & Go: 5 Year Anniversary of Pokemon Go!

5 years ago, a screenshot of PoGo map at CPL

July 6th, 2021 marks the 5 year anniversary of Pokemon Go! To celebrate, we have created a special kit for trainers of all ages to enjoy. Register on June 24nd to reserve your kit while supplies last. Starting on July 6th, trainers can pick up their kit from the hold shelf. 

 

All ages, one kit per registration. 

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STEAM For Everyone: Paper Airplane Flight Contest

Can you make a paper airplane that stays in the air longer than anyone else’s? Put your aerospace engineering to the test and learn something new in the process!

Contest Details:

  • We will accept submissions from June 21 through July 21, 2021 by 9:00 PM.
  • To enter, send an email to cplflight@cantonpl.org. The email should include your name, age, and a link to a video showing the full flight of your paper airplane from take-off to landing. Tip: have someone else film it while you throw it outside.
  • The video should be no longer than 1 minute, and should be hosted on your own cloud storage, like Google Drive or Dropbox. Make sure that your sharing setting allows anyone with the link to view your video.
  • Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a family team, but not both. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  • By entering, you are granting Canton Public Library permission to show your video or link to it on in its website.
  • Divisions are based on age: 8 & under, 9-12, and 13-adult. 
  • Winners will be announced on Aug. 4, 2021 at 5:00pm on our website.

How to Make Paper Airplanes

Learn Something

How to Make it MORE Fun

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K Club: Backyard Birds

Come "spread your wings" and spend one of your 62 days at our K Club program as we read, create and learn about our backyard feathered friends. Kids will make their own bird feeder to take home, and assemble their own clever snack. This unique program provides children with recreation and learning in the areas of science, art and reading fun. K club is a transitional and creative program designed for children ages 4-6, pre-k through first grade. Supplies are limited to registered children. Registration begins June 24.

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Pokemon Go Walking Club

Pokemon Go player is holding up phone with Pokemon Go playing.

Join us this summer for our Pokemon Go Walking Club! Register 1 spot for your group. Pick up your supplies for your Pokemon Go adventure near the entrance of the library *while supplies lasts*. Bring your own water bottle for our refill station. Then take your group over to Heritage Park for your self guided adventure!

  • Register 1 spot per group
  • If your group is larger than 4 please enter the total amount of people in your group in the notes field when registering. 
  • All ages

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  • It is the patron's responsibility to maintain a safe distance between groups while walking in Heritage Park.

 

Photo by David Grandmougin on Unsplash

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Kermit Versus Thorndyke Smackdown

 

Hey Kids,

Ever wondered whether a mosquito could take on a great white shark? Me neither. But now that you're thinking about it, how do a mosquito and a great white match up? If you're curious about this and other animal matchups, check out some of the books below. 

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

This title has lots of different matchups, if you just can't make a choice.

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. It was a long and grueling fight to get to that point, but now it is a right we share not just across genders, but races, nationalities, and more.

Get inspired by the lives of real people whose curiosity and drive led them to become scientists, inventors, makers, and creators.

Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Also available in: e-book

Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. For more on Benjamin Banneker, look up JBIO BANNEKER.

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Patricia Bath made significant contributions to ophthalmology and laser surgery. For more on Patricia Bath, look up JBIO BATH.

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