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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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PJ Storytime: Visit
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Our PJ Story Time is on a special night in December, on the SECOND Wednesday of December at 6:30 p.m.  Register today to be a part of Ms. Sarah's stories, songs, short movie, craft, very special snack and a SPECIAL VISIT with the jolly man himself, SANTA CLAUS! 

Next month we'll be back to our traditional 3rd Wednesday of the month.

A free storytime for children ages 3 and up, SIGNING UP is a must since this is sure to a popular event.
NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 12:00 NOON-7:30 PM


“NaNoWriMo Open Writing Time,” at Canton Public Library.  In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, a free writing space will be available to all adult writers, for five scheduled sessions during November.  Bring your current project or begin something new.  Meet other writers and enjoy refreshments provided by the library.  Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  Call or email for more information: (860) 693-5800 or kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
 

Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 3:00-4:00 PM (Mondays, Nov. 13, 20,27 from 3:00-4:00 pm)
"Technology Drop-In Help" at Canton Publlc 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?  Bring your curiosity and your 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.  Adult Services staff will also give individual tech help by appointment.
     This program is free and no registration is necessary for drop-in sessions.
Call Beth Morrill at 860-693-5800 or email bmorrill@cantonpubliclibrary.org for more information.
DIY Slime Making wit
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 3:15 pm (Mondays at 3:15 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
DIY Club with Ms. Sue celebrates SLIME MAKING this month!  Come for three sessions of Slime Creation, with all supplies provided.  Ms. Sue is especially excited to try out Chalkboard slime. 

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.

November 13, 20 and 27 at 3:15 p.m.  Grades 4 and up. 
 
Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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. 

In November, we start with a special guest performance by Hannah and Garrett of Two Right Feet with their "Seuss Bands Boom Bands" story time.  All the other weeks of November, Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue will be celebrating S.T.E.A.M. programs with story times that include building and experiments each week!  (S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math). 
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
We've launching a new DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday!  The fun happens every week  in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.   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. Continuing through January 2018.

 
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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.   
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:00 PM
 The friends group will be meeting in the Library Program Room.  Do you want to volunteer to help your library but don't know how?  Start here.  Interested visitors are very wlecome!  
Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 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.  
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 25, 1:00 PM
Saturday Book Conversations group at Canton Public Library will discuss A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman.  Visitors and new members are always welcome.  Light refreshments served.  Copies of the book are available at our circulation desk.  For more information about our selections or this group, please call Beth Van Ness at 860-693-5800 or email bvanness@libraryconnection.info. 
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 27, 3:00-4:00 PM (Mondays, Nov. 13, 20,27 from 3:00-4:00 pm)
"Technology Drop-In Help" at Canton Publlc 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?  Bring your curiosity and your 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.  Adult Services staff will also give individual tech help by appointment.
     This program is free and no registration is necessary for drop-in sessions.
Call Beth Morrill at 860-693-5800 or email bmorrill@cantonpubliclibrary.org for more information.
DIY Slime Making wit
Canton Public Library
Monday, Nov. 27, 3:15 pm (Mondays at 3:15 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
DIY Club with Ms. Sue celebrates SLIME MAKING this month!  Come for three sessions of Slime Creation, with all supplies provided.  Ms. Sue is especially excited to try out Chalkboard slime. 

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.

November 13, 20 and 27 at 3:15 p.m.  Grades 4 and up. 
 
Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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. 

In November, we start with a special guest performance by Hannah and Garrett of Two Right Feet with their "Seuss Bands Boom Bands" story time.  All the other weeks of November, Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue will be celebrating S.T.E.A.M. programs with story times that include building and experiments each week!  (S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math). 
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1:00 -2:30 pm (Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
We've launching a new DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday!  The fun happens every week  in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.   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. Continuing through January 2018.

 
Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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.   
NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2:00-7:30 PM


“NaNoWriMo Open Writing Time,” at Canton Public Library.  In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, a free writing space will be available to all adult writers, for five scheduled sessions during November.  Bring your current project or begin something new.  Meet other writers and enjoy refreshments provided by the library.  Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  Call or email for more information: (860) 693-5800 or kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
 

Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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 in
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 pm
or call --860-693-5800.
Our Intermediate School aged readers are welcome to join Ms. Sarah on her Nutmeg Reading Adventures this year! On the last Wednesday of each month, the group meets to discuss one of this year's books from the Intermediate Nutmeg List for 2018.  

November's choice is "Under the Egg" by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Read or listen to the book before our November 29 book club, then join in the discussion, make a craft and enjoy a delicious snack with Ms. Sarah.  We have lots of copies at the library.

ABOUT "Under the Egg"
  • When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen.

    With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo’s search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she’ll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.
     
  • “Uniquely readable, entirely charming, and a pleasure from start to finish. Debuts this good are meant to be discovered.” —SLJ Fuse 8 Blog
     
  • “Riveting from start to finish.” —BookPage 
     
  • "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut."
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7:45 PM-
The 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 A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon. A culturally rich mystery that takes place in Venice, this story opens with the discovery of the body of a member of an influential family whose history includes the betrayal of Italian Jews during the Second World War. Investigator Commissario Guido Brunetti, wonderfully portrayed as a policeman with a conscience, suspects the man's own family but must follow the trail where it leads. To his regret, the Law is usually served, but justice, less often; as power, money and patronage  bend the system to its ends. 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.
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 30, 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 December 14 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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