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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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Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, May. 26, 1:00 PM
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library, reads What’s Bred in the Bone, by Canadian author, Robertson Davies. The novel is part of the “Cornish Trilogy” that takes as its hub the death of an eccentric art dealer and collector, Frank Cornish. This book begins with describing Cornish’s upbringing and education, and segues through his wartime and post-war experiences with a group similar to the ”Monuments Men” which restored, protected and untangled the provenance and ownership of orphan fine art. Through happenstance during his studies at Oxford, he ends up working for an art restorer and secret forger who leads him into that world. The intriguing device Davies employs is in using two supernatural beings, a daemon and a recording angel, to “roll the film” of Cornish’s life and examine his true actions and motivations. 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.
Library Closed
Canton Public Library
Monday, May. 28
Canton Public Library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The following day, Tuesday, May 29, the library will open at 10:00 AM. Canton Public Library is located at 40 Dyer Avenue in Canton. Information: call the library at (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, May. 29, 3:00 pm
Crafternoon meets in the Teen Section at 3 pm on Tuesdays.  We supply crafting supplies to make things like rubber band balls, perler bead creations, friendship bracelets, weaving, card making, and other assorted crafts.   

**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, so too are children's and teen events.  If there is a weather related delay, events will go on as scheduled.  If afterschool activities are cancelled, so too are children and teen events in that time-frame.**
Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, May. 30, 3:00 pm
Games Unplugged meets in the Teen Section on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  There are a lot of games to choose from to play with your friends.  We have games like Yeti in my Spaghetti, Wig Out, Sleeping Queens, Clue, Sorry, and many other games to choose from.  

**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, so too are children's and teen events.  If there is a weather related delay, events will go on as scheduled.  If afterschool activities are cancelled, so too are children and teen events in that time-frame.**
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, May. 30, 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 May selection is Aftermath, by Peter Robinson. A “grim, compelling, character-driven mystery” in the very successful, British Detective Superintendent Alan Banks series, the book fields a wide ranging plot, from serial murders and police brutality to marital troubles and domestic violence. A master of the police procedural, Robinson shows evidence of his awareness of forensic process, including the inclusion of a profiling psychologist. Call, email 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. 
Coffee and ...
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 4, 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.

Summer Reading Flyer
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 4, 10:00 AM
Summer Reading Flyers Available with details about all children’s and teen’s summer programming. For programs open to registration, such as Book Buddies reading program and Nanowrimo writers’ sessions, registration begins Monday, June 11. Teens are encouraged to apply for Book Buddies volunteer positions and to help with Science Fridays. Summer activities, including the logging of completed reading, begin Monday, June 25.
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 4, 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. 
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 3:00 pm
Crafternoon meets in the Teen Section at 3 pm on Tuesdays.  We supply crafting supplies to make things like rubber band balls, perler bead creations, friendship bracelets, weaving, card making, and other assorted crafts.   

**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, so too are children's and teen events.  If there is a weather related delay, events will go on as scheduled.  If afterschool activities are cancelled, so too are children and teen events in that time-frame.**
Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 3:00 pm
Games Unplugged meets in the Teen Section on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  There are a lot of games to choose from to play with your friends.  We have games like Yeti in my Spaghetti, Wig Out, Sleeping Queens, Clue, Sorry, and many other games to choose from.  

**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, so too are children's and teen events.  If there is a weather related delay, events will go on as scheduled.  If afterschool activities are cancelled, so too are children and teen events in that time-frame.**
Bringing Turtles Out
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 9, 11:00 AM
Turtle expert Pam Meier, a Connecticut state permitted wildlife rehabilitator, will talk about Connecticut’s native turtles—many of which live in our area—and bring along some live chelonian friends, too. Learn how to identify different species and genders, what to do (and not do) if you find a turtle, what rehabbing these ancient reptiles is all about, and how you can help. Appropriate for Grades 4 – adult. 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. 
Dance Circle for Adu
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 9, 3:00 PM
Kathy Allen, who works out of the Luna & Lotus yoga studio in Collinsville, will facilitate a movement activity, a “Free Spirit” dance circle. She describes it as “expressive dance that heals the soul. Be swept away by an eclectic blend of “world” music that makes you want to move.” A no-judgement, relaxed atmosphere where you can let the waves of music take you for a journey. No dance expertise necessary; she’ll show you how. Ages 14 through adult. Free; 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. 
Sign-Ups Begin for S
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 11, 10:00 AM
Sign-Ups Begin for Summer Reading Programs,” at Canton Public Library, for programs open to registration, such as Book Buddies reading program and Nanowrimo writers’ sessions. Teens are encouraged to apply for Book Buddies volunteer positions. For information: please call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 11, 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. 
Monday Night Book Cl
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 11, 7:00 PM
“Monday Night Book Club,” at Canton Public Library will discuss The Blind Assassin, by Canadian author, Margaret Atwood. The book is a complex, skillfully written story which begins with the suicide of the main character, Iris’s sister. With the with the key events set in the period between World War 1 and 2 in Canada, the historically authentic story is structured as a lookback on Iris Chace’s 80 year life near the present-day end of it. It includes a story within a story, a science fiction tale, romance and emotional abuse, flashbacks and news reports. Surprisingly, each of the three plot threads is compelling and the pace never lets up. The book won numerous prizes when published, including the Booker Prize and the Hammett Prize. Copies of the books are available at the library. Newcomers welcome! Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Town Historian Offic
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 12, 4:00-6:00 PM
A writer and former Poet-in-Residence of the New England National Scenic Trail, our Town Historian David Leff will be available to answer questions, assist with research, chat about history, and swap stories about Canton’s heritage. Check out David’s Canton Happenings of the Past, a calendar about “This Day in Canton History,” on the Town of Canton’s web page, at www.townofcantonct.org/cantondaybyday. 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.
Almost Sunrise: Movi
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 13, 6:00 PM
Be there to share information and learn about veteran health initiatives supported by Farmington Valley Health District’s veteran support organization, Resilience Grows Here. The documentary film, winner of five 2016-2017 film festivals, tells the inspiring story of two Iraq War combat veterans who embark on a 2700 mile cross-country trek to try to come to terms with their haunting military experiences. It’s “an unprecedented portrait of those who return from war; rich, complex, far more hopeful. Almost Sunrise allows us to connect with a universal human aspiration for happiness, and through Tom and Anthony’s genuine search for it, be reminded of our common, soaring possibilities.” Free; registration is requested for seating set up. 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. 
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 18, 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. 
Meeting of the Frien
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 7:00 PM
 Want to volunteer to help your library but don’t know how? Start here. Interested visitors very welcome!  Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information:  (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Tax Law and Retireme
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 6:00 PM
We’ll discuss the sweeping changes caused by the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and its impacts on retirement income. Will you take a hit or do you know how to come out ahead? Come hear examples and ask questions. Kathryn Dennen, of Burroughs Investment Group, will present the workshop, which is sponsored by the Society for Financial Awareness. 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. 
 
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