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Library Events

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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Storytime with Santa
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

Storytime with Santa! at Canton Public Library. How about a little face-time with Santa, in person, as well as a chance to enjoy holiday stories with Children’s Programmer Sarah Prattson. While feeling the holiday spirit, you’ll snack on delicious “elf mix,” sing songs, hear holiday stories, make a seasonal craft, and more. 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.

 

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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.
Drop-In Story Time
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 AM
Drop-In Story Time,” at Canton Public Library, presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, theme-related movie. Art activities are inspired by the “Making Art Together” project at the Eric Carle Museum. Free; no registration required. For children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org 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. 
Little Builders
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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. 
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 3:00 PM
If you have a hobby or project, bring it in to work on. No current project? We have free supplies and can help you with popular crafts such as friendship bracelets, perler beads, paper crafting, origami, paracording, yarn crafts, and more. Chill and create. For grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.

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. 
Town Historian Offic
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
 Follow Town Historian David Leff this fall as he walks every road in Canton.  He’s keeping a log of his walks that include comments on the history of the street and its current status.  Eventually the road log will be posted online and readers will be invited to share their own experiences and reminiscences.  So far David has walked close to 50 roads in town.  Anyone who would like to join him to walk their street or another road can contact him at onktaadn@comcast.net.  A writer and former Poet-in-Residence of the New England National Scenic Trail, David will be available to answer questions today, assist with research, chat about history, and swap stories about Canton’s heritage. No appointments required, free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For further information please call (860)693-5800 or email illcatn@libraryconnection.info.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1:00 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. 
Canton Public Librar
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 22, 10:00 AM
Canton Public Library will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23. It will reopen Saturday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Canton Public Librar
Canton Public Library
Friday, Nov. 23, 10:00 AM
Canton Public Library will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23. It will reopen Saturday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 24, 1:00 PM

“Saturday Book Conversations, at Canton Public Library reads The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. “In 1986, at age 26, Christopher Knight disappeared into the Maine woods and didn't speak to a living soul for nearly three decades. He survived by his wits and by breaking into nearby homes for food, clothing, and reading material. Finkel, whose GQ piece, "The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit" (Aug. 2014), won extraordinary attention, explains how Knight managed (LJ Reviews)." "This introspective look at the hermit life throughout time focuses on the ethical issues involved in one man's attempt to break free of society (SLJ Reviews)." 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.

Art in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 26, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Develop your artistic skills and have fun too!  A 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 November 19 and 26. Registration required; space is very limited.  Participants must be able to attend at least two of the three sessions to participate.

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, Nov. 26, 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. 
Drop-In Story Time
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 AM
Drop-In Story Time,” at Canton Public Library, presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, theme-related movie. Art activities are inspired by the “Making Art Together” project at the Eric Carle Museum. Free; no registration required. For children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org 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. 
Little Builders
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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. 
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3:00 PM
If you have a hobby or project, bring it in to work on. No current project? We have free supplies and can help you with popular crafts such as friendship bracelets, perler beads, paper crafting, origami, paracording, yarn crafts, and more. Chill and create. For grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.

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. 
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:45 PM
“The Mystery Lovers Book Club,” at Canton Public Library, meets at the library at 7:45 pm and goes to a nearby Canton pub or restaurant for our book discussion. The November selection is The Poacher’s Son:  by Paul Doiron. In the story, “desperate and alone, game warden Mike Bowditch strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive--Mike's father. But the only way for Mike to save his father is to find the real killer--which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire (LCI).” Call or come by to reserve a copy of the book. All are welcome; registration is requested. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: check the website at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org or call or email Beth Van Ness: (860) 693-5800, and bvanness@libraryconnection.info. 
Nutmeg Intermediate
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
The book club will discuss Seven Dead Pirates, by Linda Bailey. In the story, when painfully shy Lewis and his family move into his great-grandfather's dilapidated seaside mansion, he discovers he's sharing his room with seven rowdy pirate ghosts, who expect Lewis to help them retake their ship, now stored in a local museum.” 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 circulation desk before the discussion. 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.
Nutmeg Teen Book Dis
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
At this meeting teens will discuss Labyrinth Lost, by Zoraida Cordova. The plot: "Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back (Sourcebooks Fire).” 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.
Baby & Me Story Time
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 29, 10:30 AM
Let us help grow your reader. We’ll sing, talk, read and play with your baby and you. Using nursery rhymes, fingerplay, baby sign, bounces and bubbles, Children’s Librarian Heather Baker will provide a half hour of library time to build early literacy skills in our youngest children. Free; no registration required. Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametags at the Children’s Desk. For babies ages birth to 1 year with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome.

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. 
Rattle & Rhyme: A To
Canton Public Library
Friday, Nov. 30, 10:30 AM
Let us help grow your reader. We’ll be introducing toddlers and their loved ones to language, literature and the library through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Free; no registration required. Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametags at the Children’s Desk. For toddlers ages one to three years with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome.

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. 
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