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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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Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 am (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue are delighted to offer our popular Tuesday morning story time once again!  Each Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll meet for stories, songs, a small snack, a short book-related movie led by Children's Librarian Heather Baker, and then finish off the fun with a special craft created by artist Sue Tarinelli.

No need to sign up, children ages 3 & up plus their families are always welcome! (Their stuffed animal friends can come too!) We'll hold story time each and every Tuesday the library is open until December 19, weather permitting.  If Canton Schools are closed for weather related concerns, story time is cancelled. 

Theme on September 26: Narwhals and Manatees 
October themes to be announced, and plan to wear your costumes if you are coming to the October 31st story time!
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
We're launching a new pilot DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday,” weekly, in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. each week!  A drop in program, new this fall, we'll 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, and in place of "Little Makers" and "Art Smarts" this fall.

 
Teen Crafternoons
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 3 pm (Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
A Drop In Program on Tuesdays after school in the Teen Zone.  Bring whatever you’re interested in! No current project? We have supplies for popular crafts like zentangling, paper crafting, origami, paracord, yarn crafts, and more. 

Free, all supplies provided (unless you are working on your own project, then support and assistance provided as needed!) Led by Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams. For students in Grades 4 and up.
 
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3 pm (Wednesdays at 3 pm)
Grades 4 and Up - Drop in held in the Teen Zone.  Led by Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams. 
 
Nutmeg Book Club
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

New This Fall

Read (or listen) to the book ahead of time and join in the discussion with Children’s Programmer Sarah Prattson. Borrow a copy of at the library. Includes a snack and a book-themed craft.  For children entering Grade 4 –6, or those with Sarah’s “OK”. Registration is required. 
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
September 27 - Kinda Like Brothers
 
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Sep. 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 September selection is The Bookman's Wake, by John Dunning. The plot: "Denver cop-turned-bookdealer Cliff Janeway is lured by an enterprising fellow ex-policeman into going to Seattle to bring back a fugitive wanted for assault, burglary, and the possible theft of a priceless edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The bail jumper turns out to be a vulnerable young woman calling herself Eleanor Rigby, who is also a gifted book finder. Janeway is intrigued by the woman -- and by the deadly history surrounding the rare volume. Hunted by people willing to kill for the antique tome, a terrified Eleanor escapes and disappears. To find her -- and save her -- Janeway must unravel the secrets of the book's past and its mysterious maker, for only then can he stop the hand of death from turning another page (simonandschuster.com)." 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.
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 10:15 am (Thursdays at 10:15 am)
Join us at 10:15 each Thursday for  "Music for Me" Story Times, a lap-sit program for babies.  Led by Michelle Fenton Begley, this infant story time experience includes live music & movement, a very short read-aloud, musical nursery rhymes, fingerplays and wiggles & tickles to encourage the reader and singer in you and your little one. 

For children up to one year old and their families.  This is a Drop In Program, no registration needed. 
From September 28 through November 16 on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. (weather permitting.)  If Canton Schools are cancelled for any reason, so too is story time. 

Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 11 am (Thursdays at 11 a.m.)
Join us at 11:00 each Thursday morning for  "Music for Me" Story Time, the Toddler and Walker edition!   Led by Michelle Fenton Begley, this toddler storytime experience includes live music & movement, a read-aloud, fingerplays, action songs, sign language, and parachute play to get our little ones moving, learning, and singing.

For children up to age three with their families.  This is a Drop In Program, no registration needed. 
From September 28 through November 16 on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am (weather permitting).  If Canton Schools are cancelled for any reason, so too is story time. 

Eco-Friendly Organic
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6:30 PM-
"Eco-Friendly Organic Lawn Care" is a free talk aimed at homeowners to be held at Canton Public Library. Learn the latest environmentally responsible methods of assisting your lawn, while protecting groundwater and streams, with Aimee Petras of the Farmington River Watershed Association. Learn how to get your soil tested to discover what it needs to be productive. Hear about best mowing practices, how to use minimal irrigation, lawn life cycle expectations, lawn aeration, and reseeding practices. See the annual "bigger picture" with a lawn care calendar. Registration requested for seating setup. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: check the website at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org, call (860) 693-5800, or email bvanness@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6:30 pm (Thursdays at 6:30 pm)
Autumn marks the return of our "Music for Me" Story Times in the evenings for children ages 0-4 years of age with their families. Led by Michelle Fenton Begley, the hour includes live music & movement, a family read aloud, finger plays, action songs, baby sign, parachute play & bubbles to get your little ones moving and singing.

For small children (ages 0-4) and their families.  A Drop In Program, no registration needed. 
From September 28  through November 16 on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. (weather permitting.)  Group resumes in January 2018

Knitflix!
Canton Public Library
Friday, Sep. 29, 6:00 PM


Join us on Friday, September 29 for another Knitflix event at the Canton Public Library! 

6:00-7:00 pm - Bring your dinner and your "show and tell" -- make new friends, share projects, swap tips.

7:00-10:00 pm - Movie (Austenland)

Registration requested for seating set-up; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information or to register, call 860-693-5800 or email smccusker@cantonpubliclibrary.org.

 

Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Sep. 30, 1:00 PM-
"Saturday Book Conversations" at Canton Public Library reads Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The winner of the British fiction award, the Man Booker Prize, Wolf Hall is an exceptional work of historical fiction that envelops the reader in the time period of Henry VII in England from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. "Wolf Hall succeeds on its own terms and then some, both as a non-frothy historical novel and as a display of Mantel's extraordinary talent (theguardian.com)." 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.
Canton Public Library
Monday, Oct. 2
Local artist Pamela Huntington displays her extraordinary works of two and three dimensional collage and painting, with Photoshop and 'found' art, in the main gallery during October and November. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For more information: call (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Coffee And... at Can
Canton Public Library
Monday, Oct. 2, 10:30 AM-
It’s back! Enjoy free coffee and baked goodies the first Monday morning of each month this fall, 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.
 
Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10:30 am (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue are delighted to offer our popular Tuesday morning story time once again!  Each Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll meet for stories, songs, a small snack, a short book-related movie led by Children's Librarian Heather Baker, and then finish off the fun with a special craft created by artist Sue Tarinelli.

No need to sign up, children ages 3 & up plus their families are always welcome! (Their stuffed animal friends can come too!) We'll hold story time each and every Tuesday the library is open until December 19, weather permitting.  If Canton Schools are closed for weather related concerns, story time is cancelled. 

Theme on September 26: Narwhals and Manatees 
October themes to be announced, and plan to wear your costumes if you are coming to the October 31st story time!
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
We're launching a new pilot DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday,” weekly, in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. each week!  A drop in program, new this fall, we'll 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, and in place of "Little Makers" and "Art Smarts" this fall.

 
Teen Crafternoons
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3 pm (Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
A Drop In Program on Tuesdays after school in the Teen Zone.  Bring whatever you’re interested in! No current project? We have supplies for popular crafts like zentangling, paper crafting, origami, paracord, yarn crafts, and more. 

Free, all supplies provided (unless you are working on your own project, then support and assistance provided as needed!) Led by Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams. For students in Grades 4 and up.
 
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3 pm (Wednesdays at 3 pm)
Grades 4 and Up - Drop in held in the Teen Zone.  Led by Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams. 
 
Getting Fiscally Fit
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 PM-
This free, educational and informational workshop is presented by the Society for Financial Awareness (SoFA), a not-for-profit organization that seeks to provide financial education to the public. Topics covered: basic principles of cash management; roadblocks to financial success; accumulating wealth; the importance of having a financial blueprint; and locating and maximizing discretionary income. By attending this workshop, guests may gain a better understanding of ways to save for retirement, options for Long Term Care and how it can add to long-range financial security.  Attendees may especially benefit from this seminar if they are between 40 and 65 years of age and have assets of at least $75,000, excluding their home and car. The speaker is Chad Burroughs of the Northwest Chapter of SoFA, also President of Burroughs Investment Group, independent investment advisors.  Seating is limited and registration is requested for seating setup. A question and answer session follows. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: check the website at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org, call (860) 693-5800, or email bvanness@libraryconnection.info.
 
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:15 am (Thursdays at 10:15 am)
Join us at 10:15 each Thursday for  "Music for Me" Story Times, a lap-sit program for babies.  Led by Michelle Fenton Begley, this infant story time experience includes live music & movement, a very short read-aloud, musical nursery rhymes, fingerplays and wiggles & tickles to encourage the reader and singer in you and your little one. 

For children up to one year old and their families.  This is a Drop In Program, no registration needed. 
From September 28 through November 16 on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. (weather permitting.)  If Canton Schools are cancelled for any reason, so too is story time. 

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