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Arts and Crafts

Middle-School Coloring and Craft

Get creative at the library! Drop in and try a notebook doodle coloring book, color and decorate stickers, and do a craft. Ages 11-13. Tuesday, December 22, from 3:00-4:00PM. No registration required. 

[Color Your Life by Capture Queen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Sunday Funday - Cardboard Tube Crafts

Fun Things to Do with Cardboard TubesWhat can you do with toilet-paper tubes?  Find out at Sunday Funday on October 18, 12:00-5:00.  We'll have three different cardboard tube crafts that you can do.   No registration is required.

World Book Kids Craft Room

Get creative with the World Book Kids Craft Room! You'll find instructions for everything from a Garden in a Bottle to handmade friendship bracelets. All the crafts include pictures for reference.

Click here to check it out. Tell us what craft you try when you claim your badge!

Crafts for Kids!

Looking for a craft to do? DLTK's Crafts for Kids site features hundreds of printable crafts, activities, and coloring pages. DLTK is organized by category so you can find the perfect craft for every occasion!

Click here for lots of crafty fun!

Artist Biographies

A life of Picasso. Volume 3, 1917-1932 by John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

Van Gogh: the life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum

Leonardo da Vinci: flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl

Michelangelo: a biography by George Bull

The unknown Matisse: a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling

ebooks Crafts for Kids

Craftapalooza for Teens

Love It Cootie Catcher

Not sure what to read? Make a “cootie catcher” to help you decide. We’ll point you to just the right area to find something you’ll enjoy! Don’t forget to claim your Love It badge online!

Creative Projects in Three Dimensions

Get Creative with Zinio

Draw creative inspiration from magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.
Use these magazines to inspire you to create something. Here are some titles to get you started. 

Making, Tinkering, and Coding for Kids

Gettin' Crafty: Eco-Friendly Crafts for Kids

Crafty Adults

Homemade Pet Toy Program

Dog ToyDo you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us on July 22 at 7:00pm as we show you how to make awesome homemade pet toys out of things lying around your home. Durable, inexpensive and brain-teasing toys that will be sure to delight any pet. Registration is required.

Target Family Reading Night: Painting!

Celebrate your inner artist at our Target Family Reading Night on Tuesday, June 2, 7:00-8:00 PM. Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear art themed stories, participate in a series of activities, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library. Participants are encouraged to dress for a mess.  Registration begins May 19.
This program is sponsored by the Target Early Literacy Grant.

Amazing Artists: M.C. Escher

Tweens ages 11-13, try your hand at making tessellations, similar to M.C. Escher's mind-bending designs. We'll meet in the Purple Room on Tuesday, August 11, 2:00-3:00 PM to learn about the artist and the art form. Registration is required and begins on July27.

Image: Cycle by M.C.Escher, 1938

Amazing Artists: Andy Warhol

Tweens ages 11-13 can hear about Andy Warhol's life and work, and then take home your own imitation of his famous Marilyn Monroe silkscreen, featuring you! We'll meet in the iLab on Tuesday, July 21, 2:00-3:00 PM. Registration is required and begins June 25.

Image: Marilyn by Andy Warhol, 1967

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:

Fun with Michigan Birds

Are you interested in learning more about the birds in our very own backyard?
 Join us formichigan birds a fun Michigan Bird Program on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will learn about what birds live here in the Mitten state, make a Peanut Butter bird feeder, and have a wonderful snack. Registrations is required and begins April 27, 2015.  This program is open to children ages five years to twelve years old with a caregiver.

Canton Acts of Culture: Traditional Japanese Crafts

Enjoy learning about Japanese culture and making traditional Japanese crafts at this all-ages program hosted as part of Canton's Acts of Culture Week. Try your hand at gyotaku Japanese fish printing and suminagashi, paper marbling, and also origami.
May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Community Room.