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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:
Library Closed
Canton Public Library
Monday, Feb. 18
The library will be closed for Presidents’ Day. The following day, Tuesday, will offer regular hours, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Feb. 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. 
Drop-In Story Time:
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 AM
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories about dots, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, theme-related movie. We finish with circle time games integrating language, gross motor control and pattern/memory skills. 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.


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. 
Cancelled 2/12/2019
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 - 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, Feb. 19, 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. 
Meeting of the Frien
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 PM
Meeting of the Friends of the Canton Public Library to be held in the Library Program Room. 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.
Fairy Tale Fun!
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1:30 PM
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Let your child learn a repertoire of traditional fairy tales chosen from the best of newer story books. Come as your favorite fairy tale character: costumes and dress up encouraged! Enjoy a story, an art project, and lots of creative activities. 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.


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.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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: Red R
40 DYER AVE, Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.
Programmer Sarah Prattson invites you to a fun evening with stories in the theme of RED, songs, a craft and more. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed friend if you like. 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.
Baby & Me Story Time
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 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. 
Little Artists: part
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 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, Feb. 21, 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. 
Rattle & Rhyme: A To
Canton Public Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 - 11:15 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. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@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.
Friday Family Movie
Canton Public Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 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!

February 8: A-X-L
February 15: DC Super Hero Girls Legends of Atlantis
February 22: Teen Titans Go to the Movies


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.
Keely’s Cabare
Canton Public Library
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 PM
Kick off our Winter Music Series with show tunes and standards done cabaret style, but in a unique way. Keely Baisden Knudsen, an entertainer with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School and a Master’s in Drama from Scotland’s Royal School of the Arts, has performed and directed here and abroad in plays, musicals, operas, dance companies, mime and puppet theater. Using her lovely voice she brings all those talents to bear in this performance of beloved musical numbers. Free; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Teen Job Fair
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 23, 11:00 - 2:00 PM
Look forward to spring or summer and make sure you have the job you want! We are very excited to host our first teen job fair here at the Canton Library, where teens from the community who are looking to learn more about career opportunities within local businesses will have a chance to collect information and ask questions to the local business owners. We anticipate increasing future employment resources for our teens as well as providing future staff for our local businesses. To date, grocery stores such as Stop & Shop, retail stores, and summer camps, such as the Summer Place (at the University of Hartford), are coming. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Contact teen librarian Meghan Glasgow for more information: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:00 PM
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf. Haruf’s final book, acclaimed by the Boston Globe and many other papers as a Best Book of the year in 2015, is the story of Addie and Louis, two elderly neighbors in a small Colorado town, and their unlikely friendship, an antidote to the loneliness they most exquisitely felt at night. After Addie’s young grandson is forced by family troubles to spend the summer with them and finds himself happy in this new, cobbled together “family,” the boy’s father interferes and challenges Addie to reconsider her relationship with Louis. “Poignant and eloquent, Haruf gives a delicate touch to Addie and Louis, their enjoyment of simple pleasures, their disappointments and compromises. (LJ Reviews).” Visitors and new members are always welcome. The library will obtain copies for participants to borrow and read prior to the discussion. Light refreshments served. Call or email with questions:  (860) 693-5800, bvanness@libraryconnection.info.
Art in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
Monday, Feb. 25, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
“Art in the Afternoon: Learn Glue Batik!” at Canton Public Library, Develop your artistic skills and have fun too! Create a decorative pillow using batik methods and gel glue, all materials provided.  Enjoy this three-week series of creative art workshops led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. Free! For school-aged children Grades 4 and up. The class continues February 11 and 25. 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.

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. 
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Feb. 25, 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, Feb. 26, 10:30 AM
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories about shapes, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, shapes-related movie. We finish with our favorite circle time games integrating language, gross motor control and pattern/memory skills. 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.

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. 
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