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ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, January 4. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, January 4-February 13:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM 
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM 
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM 
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM 

NOTE: The Children's Department will be closed. All programming will be held in the Community Room. Please watch the website for the latest construction updates.

Hoopla Now Available to Stream to Chromecast

 

Hoopla Digital has always been compatible with Apple TV, and many simply connect their mobile devices to their television sets via HDMI. While these options are still available, they now offer an additional option: *Chromecast Compatibility!

Click here to check out Hoopla Digital and the rest of our eMedia offerings. 


*For those of you that are not familiar, Chromecast is a device that you may purchase from a retail store or online that plugs into the HDMI port on your home television. It is powered by a USB cable that comes with the product and allows you to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote control!

Information provided by Hoopla Digital

Free Language Learning Programs and Applications with Mango


Did you know that you could get free language materials and even an application for your computer, smartphone, or tablet with your Canton Public Library Card? Well now that you know you need to jump on board and check out Mango Languages. Click here to see what you can do with Mango Languages and your Canton Library card.

Share a Story: All About Me Storytime

Did you miss our All About Me storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a celebratory storytime of your own.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
     I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me. 
     I can make them do things, would you like to see? 
     I can shut them up tight; I can open them wide; 
     I can put them together; And I can make them all hide. 
     I can put them up high; I can put them down low; 
     I can fold them together, And hold them just so.
     Source: rif.org
Another fun action song to try: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia


Wild about us! by written by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books. 
Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell


Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Share a Story: Pumpkin Storytime

Did you miss our pumpkin storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a squash storytime of your own. It can be hard to find pumpkin stories that aren't focused on Halloween, but most of these stories manage to incorporate pumpkins without the holiday.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
   Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
   The first one says, "oh my, it's getting late!"
   The second one says, "there is frost in the air."
   The third one says, "but we don't care!"
   The fourth one says, "let's run and run and run."
   The fifth one says, "are you ready for some fun?"
   Then woooooo went the wind and OUT (with a clap) went the lights,
   And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


Pumpkin time! by written by Erzsi Deàk ; illustrated by Doug Cushman

Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 
Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias


Circles by Yusuke Yonezu


Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor


Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway


Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.


Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner


The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker


Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono


Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka


The hat by Jan Brett

Time For Twos

Children 18 months to not yet three years old may join us with their caregiver for stories and activities designed specially for their age group. We'll read books, sing songs, and enjoy some fun sensory play.

Registration begins November 23.

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig


First snow by Peter McCarty


Snow by Sam Usher


The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker


If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff


Outside by Deirdre Gill

Share a Story: Counting Storytime

Did you miss our counting storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own 1-2-3 storytime.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
   There were 10 in the bed 
   And the Little One said: "Roll Over, Roll Over" 
   So they all rolled over and 1 fell out. 
   There were 9 in the bed
   And the Little One said... 
   Continue until... There was 1 in the bed 
   And the Little One said: "Good Night!"

Counting crows by Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

Let's count goats! by words by Mem Fox ; goats by Jan Thomas

Bear counts by Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman

1-2-3 peas by Keith Baker

Picture Books on Thankfulness and Family

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell


Don't let Auntie Mabel bless the table by Vanessa Brantley Newton


Three scoops and a fig by written by Sara Laux Akin ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung



Everybody serves soup by Norah Dooley ; illustrations by Peter J. Thornton

Learn to speak Bengali or English with Mango and Pronunciator

Did you know that with your Canton Public Library card you have free access to two language learning programs Mango and Pronunciator?

If you would like to learn English (or just improve your skills), or learn Bengali or any other non English language please check out Mango Languages or Pronunciator!

If you have questions please check out this link or see a librarian for help.

Share a Story: A Fine Dessert

We had a great time reading A Fine Dessert and making the delicious Blackberry Fool that went with it. We looked at how making this simple dessert has changed over 300 years and then tried out some of the different technologies used.

If you missed it, create your own culinary adventure at home with some of the following stories. 

 More Stories About Food (with recipes!)

Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis

Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: a story about Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley

Once upon a time in the kitchen: recipes and tales from classic childrens stories by Carol Odell, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Share a Story: Bathtime Storytime

Did you miss our bathtime storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own splashy storytime.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme from SurLaLune Storytime
   One elephant in the bathtub, going for a swim. 
   Knock, Knock, (Clap twice) 
   Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice) 
   Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in) 
   Two elephants elephants in the bathtub… etc. (Until…) 
   Five elephants elephants in the bathtub, going for a swim. 
   Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash, They all fell in!

Get out of my bath! by Britta Teckentrup

Ten pigs: an epic bath adventure by story and pictures by Derek Anderson

Animal baths by Bob Barner

No NHS Tutoring Monday November 9

There will be no NHS tutoring Monday, November 9th due to a required NHS meeting.  Tutors will return Tuesday, November 10th.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar a day? Too much sugar in your diet can lead to an assortment of health issues including diabetes. Almost 10 % of the population in the U.S. is diabetic. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here's some food for thought.

 

Sugar smart express: the 21-day quick-start plan to stop cravings, lose weight, and still enjoy the sweets you love! by Anne Alexander, editor at large for Prevention and New York times bestselling author of The sugar smart diet ; with Julia VanTine ; foreword by Holly Phillips, MD, CBS news medical correspondent

JJ Virgin's sugar impact diet cookbook: 150 low-sugar recipes to help you lose up to 10 pounds in just 2 weeks by J.J. Virgin, CNS, CHFS ; New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

The addictocarb diet: avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want by Bruce Roseman, M.D

K Club

A Merry time will be had by all at our K Club program on Saturday December 12, 2:00 -2:45. We will have great stories, activities, crafts and a snack centered around a Christmas theme. This program is for children ages 4-6 and promotes creativity, listening and thinking skills. Registration required.

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

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins October 26.

Storytime session begins Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 AM