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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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Sign up for a Summer
Canton Public Library
Friday, Aug. 17
Keep track of the minutes you read this summer to earn rewards at the Canton Public Library!

Kids from preschool to Grade 12 can sign up for a summer reading log.  Want to get started? 

Click the link, fill out the form, and we'll send you your online log on June 21st, after the Canton Schools close for the summer.

Use it to keep track of your reading!  You'll be able to keep a record online or use an app! 

Our online program has been a bit glitchy this year, but we still want to thank the Connecticut State Library and The Governor's Summer Reading Challenge for the generous grant that allows it to exist.

Preschoolers and those entering Kindergarten are offered "Sticker Logs" so they can earn prizes and record each book read aloud to them.  CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED! 



  Sponsored by The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge .
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Sign up now for Kids
Canton Public Library
Friday, Aug. 17

Want to sign up for Book Buddies, Jr Camp Nanowrimo, PJ Story Times, Book Clubs and special events this summer?    Click HERE  to begin!

You can also request email reminders about some of our special summer programs!

Sign ups start June 11.  Some programs fill up quickly! 

You can also "pre-register" for summer reading book logs, where kids earn rewards for logging their reading.  Fill out the quick form at this link to begin. 

Want to see a list of program for Teens (kids entering Grade 7 and up?) Click here for a calendar



 
Learn to Hand Letter
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 2:00 PM
Use high quailty materials, all provided by the library, and learn to hand letter in a short class with artist Susan Tarinelli.  Improve your penmanship with this fun technique!  For kids entering grades 3 & up.  DROP-IN.  
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 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. 
Social Justice Leagu
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 6:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Monday evenings at the library, teens can come and learn about different activism opportunities.  Each week will feature a different guest speaker and topic of converstation.  The guest for this meeting is the Grace Evans.  Registration is limited to 20 participants in grades 7 and up.  
Ready to Read
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:30 AM
Our NEW pilot program by our newest Children's Programmer Amanda Welsh, M. Ed, at the Canton Public Library!  Ready to Read is a 5-week program meeting each Tuesday morning at 10:30.  Child & Adult participants should be prepared to attend most classes.  Registration is Required.  For children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2 (soon-to-be or rearly readers) with a grown-up.  

Please register using the Summer Programs Registration Form - CLICK HERE  to begin.


 
Lego Build!
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 PM
It's screen free, sharpens STEAM skills, and is tons of fun!  Join us for LEGO "free build" sessions with Summer Intern Sara Melendez.  Limited to 20 participants, please stop at the Children's Desk for a nametag starting at 1:30 PM.  For kids in Kindergarten & up.  Drop-In
FULL-Book Buddies: T
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (teens arrive at 6 to set up))
It's the 10th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library! Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  Book Buddies runs for 5 weeks, ending with a pizza party.  Participants should be available for at least 3 out of 5 sessions.  
Registration is REQUIRED, for children aged 4-7.   (Teen volunteer registration is already full.)

Please register using the Summer Programs Registration Form - CLICK HERE  to begin.

  Sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Public Library .
FULL-  Book Buddies:
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 11:00 a.m. (Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (teens arrive at 10:30 to set up))

Our Wednesday Morning Group is already full (including wait list), check the Tuesday Evening group for space!


It's the 10th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library! Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  Book Buddies runs for 5 weeks, ending with a pizza party.  Participants should be available for at least 3 out of 5 sessions.  
Registration is REQUIRED, for children aged 4-7.   (Teen volunteer registration is already full.)
Please register using the Summer Programs Registration Form - CLICK HERE  to begin.
  Sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Public Library .
Junior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
A junior version of our very successful summer group for aspiring writers. Camp NaNoWriMo encourages kids to write with friends and create without having to obsess over quality. Led by Clair Williams, pioneer of our original teen program.  This program is VERY popular and fills quickly. For kids entering grades 4-7. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 18 PARTICIPANTS.

Please register using the Summer Programs Registration Form - CLICK HERE  to begin.
 
Camp NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
For aspiring writers! Write a novel or try your hand at short fiction, with real-life and online guidance. Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! Write without obsessing over quality. Registrants must have an email address.  REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. ENTERING GRADES 7 AND UP. WEDNESDAYS 3:30-5:00 PM, BEGINNING JULY 11 TO AUGUST 1, INCLUDING AN EXTENDED WRITE-A-THON ON JULY 25.
Nutmeg Book Club: Te
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 4:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
The perfect choice for readers who want to read their way through the 2019 Nutmeg Books.  Read (or listen to) the book ahead of time and join in the discussion with Teen Librarian, Meghan Glasgow.  Borrow the Book at the library anytime.  The program includes a snack and a book-themed craft.  Our July selection is All We Have Left by Wendy Mills.  For kids entering grades 7-8, plus those with Meghan's "OK."  Registration is required.  
Nutmeg Book Club: In
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 6:30 PM
Read (or listen to) the book ahead of time and join in the discussion with Children's Programmer Sarah Pratson.  Borrow the Book at the library anytime.  The program includes a snack and a book-themed craft.  Our July selection is Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin.  For kids entering grades 4 - 6, plus those with Sarah's "OK."  Registration is required.  

Please register using the Summer Programs Registration Form - CLICK HERE  to begin.
 
Planning for long-te
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 6:30 PM

If you or a loved one is headed down the road towards Medicaid, what do you need to know? On Wednesday, July 25, at 6:30 PM, a free talk at Canton Public Library by attorney Brendan F. Daly will explain the rules and answer your questions. How do you protect your home?  Is giving it to your children a good idea?  What is the five-year lookback period? Can you keep fixed income? How can you spend down? If you know the rules and plan ahead, you can protect some assets. Brendan will also discuss care options. Did you know Medicaid isn’t just for nursing home care? It can also pay for in-home care. He’ll also talk about the application process. Can you do it yourself? Where can you go for help? Applying for Medicaid is a complicated road! This free program sponsored by the library will show you how to approach it.

Brendan F. Daly is a Principal of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and disability planning and estate administration. He has been with the firm since 2000. Brendan has received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), a certification awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in Elder Law as a result of his experience, education, and testing by the Foundation. This certification in Elder Law provides a measure of assurance to the public that the attorney has an in-depth working knowledge of the legal issues that impact the elderly. Brendan has been selected as a top attorney by SuperLawyers, a designation awarded to the top 5% of attorneys, for eight consecutive years. He graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 with academic distinction. Visit www.ctseniorlaw.com for more information.
           
Since seating may be limited for this popular speaker, registration is required. Canton Public Library is located at 40 Dyer Avenue in Canton and at www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.  For more information or to register, please call the library at (860) 693-5800, or email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org. 
 
Drop-In Story Time
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:30 AM
Join us for stories that delight!  Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue have been inspired by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, and have created a summer of fun story and art experiences!   Enjoy stories, songs, a snack and a short, theme-related movie PLUS a great art project! Free; no registration required. For children ages 2 - 6 with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Please stop by the Children's Desk for nametags before the story time begins. 
Craftivism
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Craft for a cause!  Each week we will be completing a different craft to be donated to a local organization.  Drop-in program in the Teen Zone.  Grades 4 and up.  

June 28 - Kindness Rock Painting
July 5 - Yarn Bombing
July 12 - Dog or Cat Toys
July 19 - Candle Making
July 26 - Knit Hats
August 2 - Project Linus Blankets
August 9 - Project Wrap-Up
Minecraft Builders
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 4:00
Minecraft Builders return this summer!  Bring your own device with Minecraft Pocket Edition (or use one of the library’s loaner iPads)  and use your creative skills to build the challenge of the day or free build in the Minecraft world.  

New to Minecraft Building? Come a bit early for a one-on-one tutorial with our teen Minecraft Tutors! “HOW TO MINECRAFT BUILD” EACH THURSDAY AT 3:30

Limited to 25 participants, please stop at the Children’s Desk for a nametag starting at 3:00 pm. For kids entering Grades 1 and up.  

 
Teen Night: Escape R
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 26, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
If it’s Thursday night, it’s TEEN NIGHT at the Canton Public Library!  Have you ever had that dream where it’s the end of the semester, you haven’t been to class, and finals are tomorrow?  Your mission is to unlock the clues to learn what you need for English, Math, Science and PE.  Puzzles include codes, ciphers, and experiments to advance in the game.  GRADES 7 AND UP.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED as indicated.
 
Science Fridays
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 10:15 - 12:15
The second summer of our explosively popular "drop-in" program for families of kids ages 3 - 11.  Borrow a discovery kit to tinker around with your family while here at the library.  You can try GoldieBlox sets, building kits, gears sets, Tinker Crates, science experiments, and more.  Arrive whenever it suits your family best.  New kits and old favorites each week!  Plus demonstrations and hands-on experience with our new "Science Buddies" teen volunteers!  
Old School Movie Mat
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jul. 27, 2:00 PM
Every Friday at 2 PM we'll show a different Disney movie in the Children's Room of the Library, for a low-key afternoon of musical fun.  Bring your own snacks (nut free, please) and hang out in our play area for a large screen showing of a family favorite.  Drop-In.  For children ages 3 and up.  
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