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Word Processing with Google Drive

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: basic computer skills and Google/Gmail account recommended but not required. Join us Monday, November 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Parenting the Montessori Way - CANCELLED

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives.

The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy

Adult Writers' Group November 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, November 14

Lunch and a Book November 2015

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." Join us on Thursday November 12 at noon.

Starfish Family Services: Try Encouragement

On Monday, November 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Try Encouragement. Participants will discuss the benefits of using encouragement with young children. Starfish staff will then introduce three exciting encouragement strategies to try in your daycare or home setting. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl

Love to bowl? Love to help animals? The 26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodland Lanes in Livonia. Tail Wagger's is a non-profit organization that provides affordable preventative and wellness clinic services for pets. They also accept donations and offers the area's only pet food assistance pantry. Please register by November 1 online or call Tail Wagger's (734-855-4077) to save your spot.  





Gale Courses Begin November 11

Let Gale Courses give you a head start in your career. In addition to dozens of topics for personal enrichment, Gale Courses offers 6-week classes to help you get ready for a career in health care, business, IT and more!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, November 11. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

International Games Day

Get your game on at International Game Day on Saturday, November 21, 1:00-5:00 PM.  We’ll have a variety of board and card games on hand for you to sample, or feel free to bring your own to share. All ages are welcome, and family participation is encouraged. No registration is required.  Just drop in anytime during program runtime and join in the fun!

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:



Leaving time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.

International Authors

Are you interested in discovering the fiction of other countries and cultures? There is truly a world of reading out there to explore. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of international authors--from Afghanistan to Zambia.

New Books on the Biography Shelf

Cooking as fast as I can: a chef's story of family, food, and forgiveness by Cat Cora ; with Karen Karbo


Had I known: a memoir of survival by Joan Lunden ; with Laura Morton


Fortunate son: my life, my music by John Fogerty ; with Jimmy McDonough


Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy daughter by Kate Clifford Larson


The face that changed it all: a memoir by Beverly Johnson ; with Allison Samuels ; foreword by Andre Leon Talley


Elgin Baylor: the man who changed basketball by Bijan C. Bayne

Add Horror to Your Halloween with Hoopla

Not sure what to add to your costume party playlist? Wondering what scary movie will make you jump with fright? Need that perfect sound effect to bring your haunted house to life? Let Hoopla help!

Grab your Canton Public Library card and check out Hoopla's Halloween Horrors movie and music collections for titles that will give you thrills AND chills, and are always available for checkout on your computer or smart device.

Savvy Seniors: November 2015 Catwalk For A Cause - Fundraiser for Alzheimers

Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is sponsoring Catwalk for a Cause--A Fundraiser for Alzheimers on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Summit on the Park's Banquet Center . Enjoy a lovely luncheon, a fabulous fashion show - presented by the Clothing Cove of Milford - and shop for a good cause. Participate in the Power of the Purse raffle; each donated purse contains an assortment of gift certificates and specialty items from local merchants. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan. Tickets can be purchased by calling 734/394-5485.

TechBoomers - Website Lessons For Beginners

Techboomers.com provides free lessons on how to use popular and useful websites and apps, to help you shop, learn, even stay safe on the Internet. Techboomers tutorials provide articles and videos with website descriptions and reviews, along with short lessons on how to find your way around once you get there. Learn more about how to use Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Netflix, Gmail, Ancestry, eBay and much more!
You can find a link to Techboomers.com on our Databases page under Online Learning and Test Preparation.

Beginning Excel 2013

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2013.

Registration required. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Horror Fiction

Looking for spine-tingling tales of terror? Love stories filled with ghosts, vampires, haunted houses and other spooky creatures? Look no further!

The border by Robert McCammon

Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss

The deep by Nick Cutter

A head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay


In the shadow of Edgar Allen Poe: classic tales of horror 1816-1914 by edited by Leslie S. Klinger


A love like blood by Marcus Sedgwick


No one gets out alive by Adam Nevill

Read the Book Before the Movie

This fall will see many great books adapted for the big screen. Check these out before heading to the theater!

Brooklyn: a novel by Colm Tóibín - movie to open November 6.



Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue - movie to open November 6



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - movie to open November 20.

A hologram for the king: a novel by Dave Eggers - movie to open November 25.

Gale Courses Begin October 14

Fall into a new hobby with Gale Courses! With your CPL Card, you can access a wide variety of 6-week courses to help you learn something new, from photography and creative writing to cooking and interior design.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, October 14. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

eBook Big Library Read October 2015

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. This October there are two great titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters.  The program runs from mid-day October 7 through mid-day October 21, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!