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HeroScape Gaming in January

heroscapeBring your imagination and your strategic mind when you play HeroScape, a table-top strategy game, at the Library on Saturday, January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM.  This program is for ages 9-12 and their families, and no registration is required.

heroscape by Ronald Villaver (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in January

DiceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is  January 25, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Lunch and a Book January 2016

All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr — When Marie Laure is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. In Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.

Adult Writers' Group January 2016

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, January 9
  • Saturday, January 23

Parenting the Montessori Way

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

  • Saturday, January 30, 2:00-3:00PM, Purple Room

Something About a Bear

Join us for a teddy bear celebration. Ages 3-7 can bring their teddy bears for a short storytime, snack, and a craft. Registration begins December 23.  


Wednesday, January 6 @ 7:00-7:45 PM

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.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of January 4. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 4-February 13:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (CommunityRoom)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)

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.

Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

Hey Kids,
You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

Otto's orange day by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch

Pearl Harbor Remembered

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the surprise attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The early morning attack on December 7, 1941 on the U.S. fleet stationed in the harbor, and at Hickam Field where 51 airplanes were on the ground, was the catalyst for the United States' entry into World War II. Nine ships were sunk and twenty-one were severely damaged and nearly half of the airplanes were destroyed or severely damaged. The death toll numbered 2,403 - 1,177 from the battleship Arizona alone.

What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

Library Board Meeting Agenda — Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of Closed Session Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Nomination and Election of 2016 Board Officers
    • Director's Evaluation
  • New Business
    • 4th Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Preliminary Monthly Agenda Planning
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Scheduled Website Downtime

The CPL website will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 9 AM. At that time, we will be upgrading the website, which may require several hours of downtime. This upgrade will provide more security and keep us current with industry standards.

The library will remain open and you will still be able to use the online catalog to renew your items, place holds, and more. You will also still be able to access the Program Calendar.

We thank you for your patience as we work to serve you better.

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.

Murder Will Out: December 2015

And the winners for 2015 Best Mystery Novel are...

Agatha Award

Truth be told by Hank Phillippi Ryan







Anthony Award

After I'm gone by Laura Lippman







Barry Award

Natchez burning by Greg Iles


    


 

Dagger Award

Life or death by Michael Robotham







Dilys Award

Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger






Edgar Award

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King

Star Wars The Force Awakens

The saga continues in a galaxy far, far away on December 18. Until then, stop by the display to check out Stars Wars past and present and may the force be with you.

Ultimate Star Wars by written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham

Star wars trilogy. Episodes I-III [videodisc] by Lucasfilm Ltd. ; 20th Century Fox ; produced by Rick McCallum ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star wars trilogy. Episodes IV-VI [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox ; Lucasfilm, Ltd. ; produced by Gary Kurtz ; written and directed by George Lucas

Star Wars: the essential reader's companion by Pablo Hidalgo ; illustrations by Jeff Carlisle

The making of the empire strikes back: the definitive story by J. Rinzler