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2015 Summer Style Storytimes

Our well-loved Family Storytimes will continue during our Connect Your Summer reading program, but with a summertime twist. We will be enjoying storytimes in the great outdoors! They will be held under the tents behind the library and are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver.  Bring your own blanket! Rain location will be indoors. No registration required.

Movie Madness: SpongeBob Sponge Out of Water

Start your summer off right with a viewing of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Wednesday, June 17 starting at 2:00PM. Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends in Bikini Bottom. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
This film is rated PG. You may bring your own pillows, snacks, or blankets.

Magical Memories Fairy Tale Dress Up

Come one, come all, and PLEASE come dressed as your favorite storybook character as we welcome the Mermaid Prince and Princess! They will sing beautiful songs and tell magical stories sure to enchant and delight. They might even invite their good friend the Snow Queen to join in the fun!  This wondrous event is to take place on the Saturday-iest of Saturdays, June the 27th starting at the grand hour of 10 o'clock AM. 

All Around the World: Live Animals

Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00-3:00PM as we take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths, and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups. These critters are sure to AMAZE!

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, June 27 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

2015 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show fun movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Show times and films will be as follows...
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2:00PM - Penguins of Madagascar - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.   (rated PG)
  • Friday, July 24, 2:00PM - Big Hero 6 -  The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (rated PG
  • Thursday, August 13, 2:00PM - Home - Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. (rated PG)
     

Healing Meditation with Sister Jyotsna Patel

On Friday, May 22 from 3:00-5:00PM, Brahma Kumaris presents Sister Jyotsna Patel. Sister Patel has dedicated her life to spiritual service for over 30 years.  Her words are filled with spiritual wisdom and she touches the hearts of every person she meets. Come practice healing through meditation with this special afternoon leader.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, May 30 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Fine Arts for Kids

Local fine artist Amarjeet Kapoor will teach, step by step, how to improve drawing skills and uncover hidden artistic talent. You will begin by sketching the basic shapes and lines and then will combine these pieces to create a more realistic drawing. You will also apply coloring and shading to make it a finished piece of art. This class is designed for kids aged 5-9 years old.   
Both sessions take place on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00-1:45PM and again at 2:00-2:45PM. Please only register for one session as they are identical in format and content.  Registration is required and begins on April 27.

[colored pencils by Mark Lehigh is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Summer Storytime @ Canton Farmer's Market

We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting varied vendors and a thriving community spirit.  It takes place every Sunday, from 9:00AM-1:00PM, through the summer at Preservation Park.  Join us at the market on the following Sundays for summer storytimes and activities:

Starfish Family Services: Reading with Preschoolers

On Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30-8:30PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Reading for Preschoolers. Participants will learn and practice ways to make storybook reading an interactive and enjoyable experience for preschoolers. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Child Development Lecture: Exercise, Nutrition and Brain Development

Join us on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00-3:00PM, as Banyan Montessori Academy will present Dr. Sean Gregory from Canton Center Chiropractic Clinic to talk with parents about helping their children grow into their full potential.

If nutrition provides the building blocks of the body genes, then exercise provides the blue prints. The consumption of optimal levels of micro-nutrients (minerals, vitamins and plant chemicals) is necessary for both children and adults who desire to operate at their full capacity. This coupled with a proper macro-nutrient (carbs, protein, and fats) is what paves the way to individual optimization. In addition to proper nutrition, exercise grows and reinforces the brain at the same time as it grows and reinforces the body.  Movement tells our bodies how to lay down new bone when we grow, helps aid our digestion through core activity and breathing, and activates and balances our hormones.
Dr. Gregory will be discussing the building blocks of nutrition to grow a healthy, active brain as well as how exercise is integral to fully realizing our potentials.

Materials will be provided detailing high nutrient foods, strategies to get kids to eat healthy, and age specific recommendations for physical activity.
 

Enchanted Fairy Tales Musical Theater Performance

After many weeks of practice and hard work the attendees, aged 7-10, of this musical theater workshop present their final performance for the public - Enchanted Fairy Tales! The young performers were trained in the basics of theater including projection, stage direction, set design and much more by two PCCS Arts Academy Students.
Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of "Into the Woods" and the current release of "Cinderella", this show is made up of short scenes from many popular musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and more. Please join us in watching the magic unfold on Friday, May 1 from 4:30-5:30PM in the Community Room...Be Our Guest!

Astute Artistry PROM Prep

Prom season is upon us!  In order to get ready for the big day, we are bringing in one of the leading local authorities in beauty and makeup, Astute Artistry, LLC, to get you those tips and tricks to look your best on Prom night! Registration required. May 9, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

[Devin & Hayato by SeanMolln is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Docu Watch – "Never a Bystander"

Join us in watching this short documentary film titled Never A Bystander, featuring an inspiring Holocaust survivor, Irene Butter, who shows viewers how empowered choices — forgiveness included — enables lives of joy, purpose, and compassion. This film was filmed partially at Discovery Middle school in Canton.  Both the films subject, Irene Butter and the film’s director, Evelyn Neuhaus, will be in attendance for an engaging Q&A. All ages welcome on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00-8:00 PM.