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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.
 Limit by audience:
Drop In Story Time i
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Drop in Story Times for kids ages 3 and up (with a parent/caregiver).  Weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., the program lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter.  This January we're celebrating author/illustrator Jan Thomas and her fun and silly stories!  
January 9 - Is  Everybody Ready for Some Fun?
January 16 -  A Birthday for Cow
January 23 - What is Chasing Duck?
January 30 -  My Friends Make Me Happy

Led by  children’s librarian Heather Baker & artist Susan Tarinelli
  •   stories, songs, snack, a short movie + a craft each week
  • circle games and “snowball fights” each week  during the chilly winter months to get out wiggles!!!
-- no sign-ups needed
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
Our DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday" happens every week  in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  New this year , we offer Little Maker/Art Smart style STEAM experiences for parents and children—ages 2 and up—together. Aimed at preschoolers, the drop-in program will incorporate fun activities with Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math concepts.

Come try out kids building kits, explore nature, learn about science, discover super-early coding skills, plus process art and more!  Completely free, come when you can.  We'll have group favorites and new demonstrations each week.

A collaboration of Ms. Heather, Ms. Sue, Ms. Clair and Ms. Shona Kidd.

 
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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.   
The Bobcat – Connect
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7:00 PM


THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.  WE HOPE TO SCHEDULE ANOTHER SESSION IN THE FUTURE.  

Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn presents “The Bobcat – Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm.  His presentation will focus on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut, an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts.  Bobcat artifacts will be shared with the audience.  Mountain lions will be discussed as well. 

Paul Colburn is a 2015 graduate of the Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC).  The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains volunteers in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.  Mr. Colburn has provided over 125 wildlife presentations across the state and assisted DEEP with several wildlife research projects.  He currently offers MWC presentations on black bears, bobcats, eastern coyote, and a natural history of Connecticut dating back to 1650. Mr. Colburn is an avid outdoorsman, a graduate of Wesleyan University and served honorably in the United States Army.

Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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.  
Nutmeg Book Club
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.
Join us as we work our way through the 2018 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominee's.  The Nutmeg Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

This month we will be rading Fish in a Tree By: Linda Mullaly Hunt
Music for Me: A Laps
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:15 a.m. (Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.)

Drop-In Music, Movement & Stories with Ms. Michelle
Musical nursery rhymes, a very short story, songs, fingerplays, and wiggles & tickles to encourage the reader and singer in you and your little one.

 

On THURSDAY Mornings at 10:15 a.m. 

Music for Me: A Stor
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. (Thursdays at 11 a.m.)

Live music & movement, stories, finger plays, action songs, sign, parachute play and bubbles with Ms. Michelle to get your toddlers moving and singing. 

 

Thursday mornings  at 11:00 am

Knitflix: Crafting a
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jan. 26, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Bring your knitting, crocheting, or other craft, and work away during a screening of a popular movie (TBD) in the company of other crafters. A pre-movie “meet, greet, and eat” lasts from 6-7:00 PM; bring your dinner, mingle and make friends, and share projects, tips, and techniques.  Film starts around 7:00 PM.  We continue our stash swap to trade excess yarn, needles, notions, pattern books, etc. Bring them and trade with other craft enthusiasts, and go home with new-to-you treasures. Check out the glass display case for all the knit crafts our participants have made. Not a crafter? Not a problem!  Feel free to come and enjoy the movie and the company. Drinks and sweet treats provided. Registration required; teens welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Information: or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email smccusker@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:00 PM-
The novel won Britain’s Booker Prize in 1989, and was later adapted into an Oscar contending film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. In the story, Stevens, an impeccable, quintessential English butler, embarks on a motoring trip through the West Country, on an odyssey that evokes disturbing memories of his thirty years of service to Lord Darlington and of the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. In the form of a journal he looks back on his profession, his employer, and his personal reasons for having lead the life he had. More than just a glimpse of a vanished era of those who served the English landed gentry, the book has a depth which bears contemplation, exhibiting both beauty and tragedy. 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.
 
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jan. 29, 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. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information: call (860) 693-5800, email bmorrill@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

 
DIY Jewelry Making w
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jan. 29, 3:15 p.m. (Mondays, January 8, 22 and 29 at 3:15 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
our January DIY Club with Ms. Sue will be creating jewelry out of gears, washers, wire, alcohol inks and beads. Come for three sessions of jewelry making, with all supplies provided. We have some amazing gears we are excited to see kids wear or give away!

You MUST register in advance for these free workshops, and we ask that all participants be able to attend at least 2 of the 3 sessions.
January 8,  22 & 29 at 3:15 p.m.  Grades 4 and up.  (January 15 is MLK Day, and the library is closed.)
 
If Canton Schools or Canton Schools after school activities are cancelled due to weather concerns, so too are our library programs, although the library is usually still open.      
Drop In Story Time i
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Drop in Story Times for kids ages 3 and up (with a parent/caregiver).  Weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., the program lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter.  This January we're celebrating author/illustrator Jan Thomas and her fun and silly stories!  
January 9 - Is  Everybody Ready for Some Fun?
January 16 -  A Birthday for Cow
January 23 - What is Chasing Duck?
January 30 -  My Friends Make Me Happy

Led by  children’s librarian Heather Baker & artist Susan Tarinelli
  •   stories, songs, snack, a short movie + a craft each week
  • circle games and “snowball fights” each week  during the chilly winter months to get out wiggles!!!
-- no sign-ups needed
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
Our DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday" happens every week  in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  New this year , we offer Little Maker/Art Smart style STEAM experiences for parents and children—ages 2 and up—together. Aimed at preschoolers, the drop-in program will incorporate fun activities with Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math concepts.

Come try out kids building kits, explore nature, learn about science, discover super-early coding skills, plus process art and more!  Completely free, come when you can.  We'll have group favorites and new demonstrations each week.

A collaboration of Ms. Heather, Ms. Sue, Ms. Clair and Ms. Shona Kidd.

 
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 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.   
Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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.  
RESCHEDULED - PJ Sto
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Now RESCHEDULED to January 31.

Our PJ Story Time is back to our traditional 3rd Wednesday of the month, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Ms. Sarah is having a Toy Dance Party this month, celebrating the stories of Emily Jenkins and the wonderful toys from "Toys Meet Snow," and "Toy Dance Party!" We'll have stories, dancing tunes, a craft and a small snack.  

A free storytime for children ages 3 and up, SIGNING UP is a must since this is sure to a popular event. if you are bringing a child who is a sibling under age 3, please add their name and age in the "special needs" section of the registration form, and expect to stay with them throughout the story time (they will certainly need extra help during the craft.)

Our weather policy- if Canton Schools are cancelled, so too are our events for children and teens.
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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. January has two selections--read either one or both-- A Cold Day for Murder, and A Fatal Thaw, books one and two in Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak detective series. Now retired to her Alaskan wilderness home after being wounded on the job, former police detective Shugak agrees to help solve mysteries brought to her where lives are at stake, and others have tried and failed. Especially enjoyable are the description of the Alaskan environment and culture, and the intriguing characters. 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. 
 
6th Annual Preschool
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 1 (All Month in the Children's Room)
We're so pleased to again highlight the art of preschoolers from throughout the Canton community during the month of February in the Children's Room and the Main Display Case of the Canton Public Library!

We'll have a special "Milk and Cookies" reception of artists and their families on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  We have alternatives to milk and cookies (no dairy, no nuts, no gluten) to make sure everyone can enjoy the fun! 
Music for Me: A Laps
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:15 a.m. (Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.)

Drop-In Music, Movement & Stories with Ms. Michelle
Musical nursery rhymes, a very short story, songs, fingerplays, and wiggles & tickles to encourage the reader and singer in you and your little one.

 

On THURSDAY Mornings at 10:15 a.m. 

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