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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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Build a Better World
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 1, 10:00 a.m.
Our summer program flyer will be available, including the dates and times for more than 100 summer programs, on June 1, 2017.  Pick up a copy at the library, view it online, or wait for it to come home in your child's backpack after the Library's Summer Program Presentations in mid-June!  egistration (for all programs that require it) will begin online on June 8 at 10:00 a.m.

 Expect to register early for:  
  • Book Buddies (ages 4-7)
  • PJ Story Times (ages 3 and up)
  • Junior Camp NaNoWriMo (entering Grades 4, 5 & 6)
  • Let's LEGO (entering Grades 2 and up)
  • Learn to Draw Classes (entering Grades 4, 5 & 6)
  • Jr. Book Club (entering Grades 1 & up)
  • Nutmeg Book Club (entering Grades 4, 5 & 6 or with Ms. Sarah's ok)
  • Fiona's Book Chats ((entering Grades 5, 6 & 7) 
    and
  • Geek Club Minecraft Edition (entering Grades 2 and up)
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Teen Book Buddies Vo
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 23

 We're accepting application  for teen volunteers for our VERY popular Book Buddies program for summer 2017.  

This year Book Buddies runs on either Tuesday nights from 6pm-8pm or Wednesday mornings from 10:30am-12:30pm. The program will run from July 11 to August 9th, with orientation on June 27 or June 28th. We ask that you be available for at least 3 of the 5 weeks, plus an orientation session.

You must at least 13 years of age by December 31, 2017 to be a Teen Book Buddy.   You'll spend two hours a week at the library, working with kids, singing camp songs, reading stories and completing activities with your buddies (ages 4-7).  

In order to sign up, please go to the following link: Online Application

Or, copy and paste this into your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/BYFXFSbEshGK5L2j1

 

June Music for Me: A
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 2, 10:15 a.m. (Fridays, June 2 and June 9, 10:15 a.m.)

A Drop-In Musical Story Time with Ms. Michelle at Canton Public Library. Live music, nursery rhymes, baby sign, finger plays, and a read-aloud to encourage the singer in you and your little ones.  Babies delight to bouncing songs along with wiggles & tickles. The half-hour session closes with classical music and bubbles. With Children’s Programmer and musician Michelle Fenton Begley. Age: all babies and prewalkers, accompanied by a caregiver.  Siblings who can mostly sit still are welcome.  Drop-in (no registration required); free; please stop at the children's desk first for a nametag

For infants and babies (ages 0-1) and their families.
June Music for Me: A
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 2, 11:00 a.m. (Fridays, June 2 and June 9, 11:00 a.m.)

A Drop-In Musical Story Time with Ms. Michelle at the Canton Public Library. Live music, nursery rhymes, baby sign, finger plays, and a read-aloud. Toddlers will love our parachute play and action songs. The 45 minute session closes with dancing, classical music and bubbles. No registration required; free; please stop at the children's desk first for a nametag

For children up to 36 months, accompanied by a caregiver, and their families.
“Light & Shade
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 2, 1:30 PM
Fresh from her exhilarating 20th annual UK singing tour, Judy Cook entertains us with a rich and varied selection of songs from ancient ballads-- including a version of “Sweet William’s Ghost” from Newfoundland-- to comic songs from the 19th and 20th centuries (imagine a parody of Tom Paxton’s “Last Thing on My Mind”).  Expect cowboy songs such as “‘Longside of the Santa Fe Trail” and a rousing gospel from the Georgia Sea Islands. Ms. Cook’s new CD will be available for purchase and autographing. Free; registration requested for seating set-up. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.  For information: (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 2, 5:00 PM
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Canton Public Library will be held in the Library Program Room. Potluck dinner and annual committee reports. Want to volunteer to help your library but don't know how? Start here. Interested visitors are very welcome! Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Coffee And... at Can
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 5, 10:00 AM-
Stop in the library for a cup of coffee or tea and some home baked goodies. The free refreshments in the lobby of the library are compliments of the Friends -- it's just one of the ways the Friends work to make our library an inviting place to be. Join us! Discover what's available at the library -- more than just loaning books. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For more information: 860-693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 5, 3:00-4:00 PM
Library Tech Services Head, Beth Morrill, will provide 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.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 3:00 p.m. (Tuesdays: May 9, May 23 and June 6, 3 p.m.)
For Students Grades 5-12 in the Library Programming Room -- Table Top Board Games with Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams.  Visit the library after school on Tuesday May 9, May 23 and June 6 for a free afternoon of fun.
June Music for Me: A
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 9, 10:15 a.m. (Fridays, June 2 and June 9, 10:15 a.m.)

A Drop-In Musical Story Time with Ms. Michelle at Canton Public Library. Live music, nursery rhymes, baby sign, finger plays, and a read-aloud to encourage the singer in you and your little ones.  Babies delight to bouncing songs along with wiggles & tickles. The half-hour session closes with classical music and bubbles. With Children’s Programmer and musician Michelle Fenton Begley. Age: all babies and prewalkers, accompanied by a caregiver.  Siblings who can mostly sit still are welcome.  Drop-in (no registration required); free; please stop at the children's desk first for a nametag

For infants and babies (ages 0-1) and their families.
June Music for Me: A
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 9, 11:00 a.m. (Fridays, June 2 and June 9, 11:00 a.m.)

A Drop-In Musical Story Time with Ms. Michelle at the Canton Public Library. Live music, nursery rhymes, baby sign, finger plays, and a read-aloud. Toddlers will love our parachute play and action songs. The 45 minute session closes with dancing, classical music and bubbles. No registration required; free; please stop at the children's desk first for a nametag

For children up to 36 months, accompanied by a caregiver, and their families.
A Farmgirl’s T
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 9, 6:30 PM

Cookbook author, Jessica Robinson, returns with her second book, A Farmgirl's Table, in a special, after-hours presentation and tasting. Jessica explores recipes from her new book, gives technical tips on cooking and entertaining, and tells warm, touching stories. Further temptation: lots of yummy samples for the audience to try! She grew up on the Lamothe family farm in Burlington, so "farm-to-table" is more than just a buzzword for her -- it's a way of life. Learn how to make the best-tasting foods from fresh, locally-sourced, farm and farmer's market offerings, supported with just the right on-hand canned items and other foods from your pantry. Since Jessica's past program here was very popular, please register early to be assured a spot. Free; registration required to provide food samples. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: check Jessica's blog website, www.carolinafarmhousekitchen.com, or the library's at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org; call (860) 693-5800, or email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Costume Jewelry Repa
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 10, 2:30 pm
Learn how to make your favorite jewelry whole and sparkling once again. Bring your own item to clean, repair and/or modify. Free, two-part workshop for adults: second date is Saturday, June 17. Costume jewelry only, no expensive pieces. Limit 8 participants. Free: registration required to provide enough supplies. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800 or email Beth Vanness at bvanness@libraryconnection.info with questions or to register.
     

 
The Fine Art Photogr
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 10, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A free reception for the opening of Lisa Sharp's art photography display will take place in the main gallery area. The artist will be available to discuss her work, her methods and equipment, and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: check the website at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org or email Beth Van Ness: (860) 693-5800, and bvanness@libraryconnection.info.
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 12, 3:00-4:00 PM
Library Tech Services Head, Beth Morrill, will provide 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.
Monday Night Book Cl
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 12, 7:00 PM
The Nix, as Hill characterizes them, are shapeshifting spirits from Norwegian folklore that attach themselves to people and steer them toward loving those that end up hurting them the most. In the wide ranging story full of “inventive wit and energy,” a political-protest-incident-turned-viral-video, perpetrated by his estranged mother, sparks the main character to agree to a deal to write a tell-all biography of her. As he digs into her childhood to keep his writing career alive, his own history is examined. The sometimes profound, beautiful writing roams through “coming of age, awkward friendships and first loves … the loneliness of intelligence, about loss and mishandled relationships (Docx, theguardian.com).” The satire is “intelligently funny,” and side plots are complexly layered in a Dickensian-like style. Critical reviews from major journalists were overwhelmingly positive for this debut novel. 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. 13, 4:00-6:00 PM
The Town Historian will be in the Margaret H. "Peg" Perry Local History Room at Canton Public Library. Discuss restoration of the one room schoolhouse in Canton Center with Town Historian David Leff, or ask about his special appointment: Poet in Residence of the New England National Scenic Trail. David will be available to answer questions, assist with research, chat about history, and swap stories about Canton's heritage. No registration required, free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For further information, please call (860) 693-5800 or email illcatn@libraryconnection.info.
Eagles in Connecticu
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 13, 7:00 PM


Bald eagles were once in such dire trouble that people discussed what should replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species in Connecticut will be the subject of a talk by wildlife biologist, Brian Hess, on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. With accompanying projected images, Mr. Hess will explain eagle biology and the story of their perilous population decline and subsequent recovery, as well as what is being done to conserve their populations for future generations.
 
Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Mr. Hess studied wildlife conservation as an undergraduate at the University of Delaware and received his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  He has worked with California condors, greater prairie-chickens, mottled ducks, and shorebirds before starting with DEEP in 2014. The Wildlife Division’s Wildlife Diversity Program conserves non-game wildlife.  As part of that group, Brian works to monitor and conserve large raptors, reptiles, and amphibians.
 

Registration is requested to ensure adequate seating - call 860-693-5800 or email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
 
Teen Art Creation: L
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 15, 3:00
Join Teen Programmer, Clair Williams, from 3:00-4:30, to decorate certain areas of the library for Summer Reading! Learn techniques for transferring images to large-scale posters, then get creative in color and materials.  
- Grades 5-12; drop in.
- All materials provided; free.
Costume Jewelry Repa
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 17, 2:30 pm
Learn how to make your favorite jewelry whole and sparkling once again. Bring your own item to clean, repair and/or modify. Free, two-part workshop for adults: second date is Saturday, June 17. Costume jewelry only, no expensive pieces. Limit 8 participants. Free: registration required to provide enough supplies. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800 or email Beth Vanness at bvanness@libraryconnection.info with questions or to register.
     

 
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