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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Canton Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Animal Embassy Prese
Canton Public Library
Monday, Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

The folks at Animal Embassy present the timely program, “Preparing for Winter.” Animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Some animals migrate, some get new fur coats, some hibernate and some store food to last through the winter. Animal Embassy will help children to define and understand terms such as hibernation, migration, brumation and adaptation while we explore the ways in which different animals prepare for the challenges of the winter season. Families will meet a diversity of Animal Ambassadors such as a rabbit, an African Bullfrog, South American Chinchillas, an Axolotl, a duck, and more!

To guarantee a space, register in advance for this free program. For children ages 4 and up with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit
 www.cantonpubliclibrary.org and click on Upcoming Programs.

Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:00 PM
Try some favorites: “Sorry,” “Wig-Out,” “Guess Who,” “Uno,” or “Sleeping Queens.” Or more recent additions: Scattergories, Sequence, Yahtzee, and Rummikub (a cross between card game, rummy, and Mahjong). Discover all kinds of games you can play without electronics in a free afternoon of fun with Teen Librarian Meghan Glasgow. For students grades 4-12; just drop in. If it’s new to you, we’ll teach you how to play.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
PJ Story Time: The P
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

Programmer Sarah Prattson invites you to a fun evening celebrating a ride on the Polar Express, with stories, songs, a craft and more; hot chocolate will be served. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed friend if you like. We’ll enjoy the book by Chris Van Allsburg (but not the movie this evening) and other books as well.  For children 3 and up. Free; registration is required, either by phone or on the website under Upcoming Programs. Space is limited.

Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or
www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 

Little Artists: part
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 20, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

December marks the start of our “Little Artists” program at Canton Public Library, part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library.  We're offering S.T.E.A.M. experiences for families and children - ages 3 and up - together during the afternoons. Build essential preliteracy and fine motor skills while developing creative habits and enjoying messy play experiences.  Led by Ms. Sue Tarinelli and Ms. Heather Baker. 

Free; drop-in. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email
childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events and story times for children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.

Cookie Decorating an
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Have some laid back holiday fun where you get to decorate your own sugar cookies, then eat them as you watch a holiday movie favorite. Led by Teen Librarian Meghan Glasgow and library staff. Visit the library or check online for movie title. For students grades 4-12; free. Registration required to provide enough cookies to go around. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org or register online at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org under Upcoming Programs.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 20, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free, drop-in homework help and test preparation every Thursday afternoon in the Teen Zone. All ages are welcome. Founded in 1921 by a national association of high school principals, National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. If desired, appointment times can be made in advance by emailing teen librarian Meghan Glasgow. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
Friday Family Movie
Canton Public Library
Friday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m. (Friday Afternoons at 3 p.m. )
A Free Matinee! Every Friday at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room of the Library, projected on the wall of the play area. 

Check the Children's Hallway bulletin board for upcoming films, and if you have a request, let a staff member know, we may be able to add it to the lineup in a month or so!

December 21: Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson version)
December 28 at 2 p.m..: The Incredibles 2
January 4: Small Foot
January 11: The House with a Clock in its Walls
January 18: Christopher Robin
January 25: Kubo

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 

  Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Nutmeg Intermediate
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

This group of 4th - 6th grade readers, led by Sarah Prattson, will  discuss Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sachar, a well-known writer who creates great stories and tackles environmental, social and ethical issues.

We’ll have a snack, and finish with a fun, book-themed craft. More than a book club, the group samples the intermediate grades’ nominees of the 2019 statewide Nutmeg Book Award so they can help determine which book will get the award. Grades 4-6.

Pick up a copy at the children's room desk before the discussion. Audio book editions are also available (as long as they exist!)

Free; registration is required, either by phone or on the website under Upcoming Programs. Space is limited. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or
www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.

Nutmeg Teen Book Dis
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
At this meeting teens will discuss Outrun the Moon, by Stacey Lee. The plot: Mercy Wong, 15, is determined to break out of poverty in Chinatown, San Francisco. She gains admission to a prestigious finishing school through a little resourceful negotiating and bribery and soon discovers that getting in was easy: carving a niche among the spoiled heiresses proves more difficult. When the earthquake strikes, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment where her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath. The Nutmeg get-together is a perfect choice for students in Grades 6-8 who want to read their way through the 2019 Award Nominees, from now through the next school year. Pick up book copies at the library, then read the book before attending the discussion. Registration required, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org. 
Little Artists: part
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Dec. 27, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

December marks the start of our “Little Artists” program at Canton Public Library, part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library.  We're offering S.T.E.A.M. experiences for families and children - ages 3 and up - together during the afternoons. Build essential preliteracy and fine motor skills while developing creative habits and enjoying messy play experiences.  Led by Ms. Sue Tarinelli and Ms. Heather Baker. 

Free; drop-in. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email
childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events and story times for children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.

Friday Family Movie
Canton Public Library
Friday, Dec. 28, 3 p.m. (Friday Afternoons at 3 p.m. )
A Free Matinee! Every Friday at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room of the Library, projected on the wall of the play area. 

Check the Children's Hallway bulletin board for upcoming films, and if you have a request, let a staff member know, we may be able to add it to the lineup in a month or so!

December 21: Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson version)
December 28 at 2 p.m..: The Incredibles 2
January 4: Small Foot
January 11: The House with a Clock in its Walls
January 18: Christopher Robin
January 25: Kubo

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 

  Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:00 PM
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims. It's the boy who loved to walk in the woods, ice skate, and sing, and the ardent reader who studied the classics at Harvard and nature's wonders with equal diligence that Sims brings forward in this surpassingly vivid and vital chronicle of Thoreau's formative years. Exceptionally smart, peculiar looking, imaginative, and upright, Thoreau, who craved both solitude and conversation, was surrounded by people, including his mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, who, like him, chronicled their daily lives, providing Sims with a great bounty of primary sources. As Sims portrays a solemn boy nicknamed "the Judge," we gain fresh understanding of Thoreau's choices and convictions on his way to becoming a seminal environmentalist and civil-disobedience guru (Booklist).” Visitors and new members are always welcome. Light refreshments served. Call or email for more information:  (860) 693-5800, bvanness@libraryconnection.info, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 3:00 PM
Try some favorites: “Sorry,” “Wig-Out,” “Guess Who,” “Uno,” or “Sleeping Queens.” Or more recent additions: Scattergories, Sequence, Yahtzee, and Rummikub (a cross between card game, rummy, and Mahjong). Discover all kinds of games you can play without electronics in a free afternoon of fun with Teen Librarian Meghan Glasgow. For students grades 4-12; just drop in. If it’s new to you, we’ll teach you how to play.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
Little Artists: part
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jan. 3, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

December marks the start of our “Little Artists” program at Canton Public Library, part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library.  We're offering S.T.E.A.M. experiences for families and children - ages 3 and up - together during the afternoons. Build essential preliteracy and fine motor skills while developing creative habits and enjoying messy play experiences.  Led by Ms. Sue Tarinelli and Ms. Heather Baker. 

Free; drop-in. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email
childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events and story times for children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.

Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jan. 3, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free, drop-in homework help and test preparation every Thursday afternoon in the Teen Zone. All ages are welcome. Founded in 1921 by a national association of high school principals, National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. If desired, appointment times can be made in advance by emailing teen librarian Meghan Glasgow. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
Friday Family Movie
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jan. 4, 3 p.m. (Friday Afternoons at 3 p.m. )
A Free Matinee! Every Friday at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room of the Library, projected on the wall of the play area. 

Check the Children's Hallway bulletin board for upcoming films, and if you have a request, let a staff member know, we may be able to add it to the lineup in a month or so!

December 21: Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson version)
December 28 at 2 p.m..: The Incredibles 2
January 4: Small Foot
January 11: The House with a Clock in its Walls
January 18: Christopher Robin
January 25: Kubo

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children and teens at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 

  Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Coffee and ...
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:00 AM
Enjoy free coffee and baked goodies the first Monday morning of each month, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Discover what’s available at the library-- more than just loaning books! Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information:  (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Art in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jan. 7, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Develop your artistic skills and have fun too! A little science; a little art. Enjoy this three-week series of creative art workshops led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. All materials provided.  For school-aged children Grades 4 and up. The class continues January 14 and 28. Registration required; space is very limited.  Participants must be able to attend at least two of the three sessions to participate. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org


Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jan. 7, 3:00-4:00 PM
“Technology Drop-In Help,” at Canton Public Library, with library tech services head, Beth Morrill. One-on- one or small group help with basic technology questions. Are you struggling with your new phone, tablet or e-Reader? Perhaps you are interested in talking to far-away friends on Skype or Facebook? Bring your curiosity and questions. If you have an electronic device, you are welcome to bring it with you. We are happy to help and we specialize in beginners. We also give individual tech attention by appointment. Free; no registration necessary. 
Little Builders
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1:20 - 2:30
“Little Builders,” part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library. STEAM experiences for parents and children—ages 3 and up—together. Aimed at preschoolers, the program will incorporate fun activities with Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math concepts. Free; drop-in. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.

Inclement weather policy:  If Canton schools are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are all events for children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800. 
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