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Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of November 9. 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, November 9-December 12:
  • 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 (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)

NOTE: There will be no storytime on Thursday, November 26 or Friday, November 27. The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

RESCHEDULED! Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in November

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 November 30, 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)

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!

Star Wars Origami

Sunday, November 22, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Celebrate the new movie by making paper ships; then help us hang a few in the Children's Department to make a battle scene display! Tweens and Teens. No registration required.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, November 21 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

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.

Share a Story: Purple Storytime

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

From Storytime

Try this counting rhyme, which can be adapted to just about anything!:  
     Five little eggplants, sitting in a bowl. (Hold up 5 fingers) 
     One fell out and started to roll. (Roll your hands) 
     It bounced on the table (Slap your knees)
     And hit my feet - how many eggplants are left to eat? 
     (Repeat until all the eggplants are gone)

Sally and the purple socks by Lisze Bechtold

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Putumayo Kids presents Rock & roll playground [sound recording] — We used Let's Shake for our Parachute Song, but it's a great one to just boogie down to!

Other Stories and Songs

Chicken, pig, cow and the purple problem by Ruth Ohi

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.

Thrills and Chills with Hoopla

Trying to get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky movies and music? Hoopla has kid-friendly Halloween fun that is always available for your computer or smart device!

Grab your Canton Public Library card and check out Hoopla's Halloween movie and music collections for all the best in Halloween entertainment that the entire family can enjoy.

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.

Books For Babies - Nursery Rhyme Board Books

Introduce your baby to traditional, well-loved nursery rhymes in durable board book format. Here are some titles to get you started.

The itsy bitsy spider and friends by illustrated by Samantha Meredith


My favorite nursery rhymes by illustrated by Sanja Rešček and Hannah Wood





Nonfiction Book Group 2015-2016 Reading List

Cod: a biography of the fish that changed the world by Mark Kurlansky  - December 19, 2015

Yes please by Amy Poehler - January 16, 2016

Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson - February 20, 2016

The richest man who ever lived: the life and times of Jacob Fugger by Greg Steinmetz - March 19, 2016

H is for hawk by Helen MacDonald - April 16, 2016

Shadow work: the unpaid, unseen jobs that fill your day by Craig Lambert - May 21, 2016

Share a Story: Circus Storytime

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

From Storytime

A small surprise by Louise Yates

Wolf won't bite! by Emily Gravett

The acrobat by Alborozo

Jim Gill sings moving rhymes for modern times [sound recording] by Gill, Jim

Snacktime! [sound recording] by Barenaked Ladies

This is fun! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants

Other Stories and Songs

Tree ring circus: based on a true story by written and illustrated by Adam Rex