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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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Teen Book Buddies Vo
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27

 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

 

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LOG your Summer Read
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 19 (From June 26 to August 19, 2017)
School-aged Children and Teens can sign up online to create their SUMMER READING LOGS at the Canton Public Library.  You can log your reading from June 22 through August 19, and earn rewards for every 100 minutes you read.  Rewards are available starting June 26 at the Canton Public Library's Children's Desk!

TEENS (entering Grade 7 - Grade 12): CLICK HERE to  CREATE YOUR LOG OR ADD TO IT
Kids Entering GRADE 1 and GRADE 2CLICK HERE to CREATE YOUR LOG or ADD TO IT 
Kids Entering GRADE 3 and GRADE 4CLICK HERE  to CREATE YOUR LOG or ADD TO IT
Kids Entering GRADE 5 and GRADE 6CLICK HERE  to CREATE YOUR LOG or ADD TO IT

***REMINDER: You'll be able to create your log today, but rewards cannot be collected until until June 26th.*** Sponsored by A Grant from the Connecticut State Library and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
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Pre-Reader Logs avai
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 19 (Pick up a log any time between June 26 and August 19!)
Children who aren't yet in school can log the books read to them to earn their own rewards at the Canton Public Library.  Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a Sticker Log.  Add a sticker, provided with the log, for each book or chapter your child has read aloud to them.  Fill the card, then return it to the library, and your preschooler can pick a reward from the treasure box right then and there!  Fill three cards and earn a paperback book your child can keep forever.  From June 26  through August 19, 2017. 

If your child has a favorite book, add a sticker for each and every time you read it to them!

If you don't have time today to stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a pre-printed card with stickers attached, here is a sticker log you can print yourself. Use your own stickers or just make happy faces in each box.  ?

Thanks to the Friends of the Canton Public Library for donating the Treasure Box Rewards and the Paperback Books! 
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Register NOW for Sum
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 19 (Programs and Events from June 26 through August 19, 2017)

We're excited to present our 2017 Summer of Programs and Events for Children and Teens!  

We'll have more than 100 different programs at the Canton Public Library from June 26 through August 19, for kids aged 0-18.  
Check out our flyers for more details.  
Programs and events for Children ages 0-12 HERE
Programs and events Teens HERE 
 
or cut and paste this into your browser to see the summer flyer: CHILDREN's: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9HG1zp4FNxVS1l1YkJIRzhfNWc/view?usp=sharing
TEEN's: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HG1zp4FNxVeEpiWENqUXpmYlU

REGISTRATION is now open (except for the end of summer Lock-In events.) Teens can register for programs via the links on the individual events on our website. 

You'll also be able to sign up to log the minutes you read over the summer, and earn valuable rewards for meeting and exceeding your reading goals!  Click HERE to learn more about starting your log. 


  Sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Public Library..
Technology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 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.
Junior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 3 p.m. (Mondays, June 26 - July 31, 3-4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.

FULL. You can request a spot on the wait list.  

Junior Camp NaNoWriMo is 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. For kids entering grades 4-7.
Registration is limited to 22 participants. 
Mondays June 26– July 31 at 3 pm from June 26 to July 31
 
Music for Me at 10:1
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:15 a.m. (Tuesdays, June 27 - August 8, 10:15 a.m.)
Live music, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and a read-aloud led by Michelle Fenton Begley.   Babies love bouncing ongs with wiggles and tickles. Please stop by the Children’s Desk first for a nametag. DROP IN. 
Tuesdays at  10:15 am from June 27 to August 8
For infants and babies with a parent/caregiver.


 
Music for Me at 10:1
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays, June 27 to August 8, 11:00 a.m.)
Live music, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and a read-aloud led by Michelle Fenton Begley.  Toddlers enjoy parachute play and action songs.  Please stop by the Children’s Desk first for a nametag. DROP IN. 

Tuesdays at 11:00 am from June 27 to August 8
For walkers & toddlers up to 36 mo. with a parent/caregiver

 

 
Camp NaNoWriMo Works
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm (Tuesdays, June 27 - August 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
For aspiring teen 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.  Led by the pioneer and creator of our NaNoWrimo programs, Clair Williams.  

For teens entering Grades 7 - 12. 

There will be an extended write-a-thon on Tuesday, July 25.
 
Teen Book Buddies Or
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday, June 27 at at 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Or by appointment. )
Teen Book Buddies Orientation lasts about 1 hour.  
We'll go over best practices, safety concerns, and activities planned for summer 2017.  Thanks for volunteering to be a Book Buddy this summer!  Questions or concerns, please contact Roka Reid or the Children's Desk for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Nature Nick’s
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 12:30 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.
Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one.  See how every animal in nature has a role which in turn helps us build a better world!  
 For ages 5 and up - a fun, fast paced show featuring many rare and exotic animals!

Please register online, and be sure to arrive by 12:20 pm to make sure you get  your seat! Sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Teen Book Buddies Or
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday, June 27 at at 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Or by appointment. )
Teen Book Buddies Orientation lasts about 1 hour.  
We'll go over best practices, safety concerns, and activities planned for summer 2017.  Thanks for volunteering to be a Book Buddy this summer!  Questions or concerns, please contact Roka Reid or the Children's Desk for more information. Sponsored by Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Nutmeg Book Club
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6:30 p.m. (The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.

New This Summer

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
June 28: The Tapper Twins Go To War by Geoff Rodkey
July 26: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
 
The Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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 June selection is Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith. Arkady Renko has made too many enemies and now he toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship in the middle of the Bering Sea. But when a female crew member is picked up dead with the day's catch, Arkady becomes obsessed with the case and once again discovers more than he wants to know and certainly more than he bargained for. This story is the follow up book to bestselling Gorky Park. 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. 
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:00 p.m.
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. 
Thursdays, 3-4:30
Drop-In Program in the Teen Section
Fiona’s Book C
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 4 pm (Thursday, June 29 & July 20 & August 3 at 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
Fiona’s Book Chat is the perfect choice for readers who want to choose what they read!
Read whatever you want from 3 fun genres and come ready to talk about your book and enjoy a snack. For children entering Grade 5, 6 & 7. Led by Fiona & Beth Griffin.
Registration is limited to 18 participants per Chat.
Thursdays at 4:00 pm
June 29:  Read a graphic novel
July 20:  Read a fantasy or dystopian book
Aug 3:  Read a fiction book on social issues
 
Teen Night - Open Mi
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.

Register here to audition for our Teen Open Mic Night (held on August 3).  Teen singers, writers, musicians, comedians, and other unique talents can share their material.  If you cannot make the June 29th Audition time email Clair Williams at cwilliams@cantonpubliclibrary.org to set up another time to come in.  

Teen Night - Mario K
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 29, 6:00 p.m.
or call --860-693-5800.
 Are you ready to see how good you are against the rest of Canton? Maybe you've been playing Mario Kart solo for a while and you're ready to compete against others.  Maybe you've beat every one of your friends on the hardest courses at the fastest speeds and you want to see if you're really that good or they're just that bad.  Whatever your reason, you can join us at the Teen Mario Kart Tournament at the Canton Public Library and see if you've got what it takes to race with the big dogs (or gorillas, in this case). Come test your driving skills against other teens in a double elimination tournament. 
Registration Required 
For Teens entering grades 7-12
 
Geek Club: Minecraft
Canton Public Library
Friday, Jun. 30, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Fridays from 3:00-4:30)

ALL CLASSES ARE FULL, including wait list.   

Get geeky on Friday afternoons with Shona Kidd!  Bring your own device with Minecraft PE or use one of the library's iPads to exercise your creative skills and build the challenge of the day.  Kids should have a basic knowledge of Minecraft OR please contact the library ahead of time for a "Minecraft 101 refresher", offered each Friday at 2 p.m. by teen helpers.  For kids entering grades 2 and up.  12 participants per class.
Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm, June 29 to Aug 4
June 30: Build a Dream House 
July 7: Build a Landmark (anywhere on Earth)
July 14: Build a Disney Castle
July 21: Design a Labyrinth
July 28: Design a Roller Coaster
Aug 4: Build a Canton/Collinsville Landmark
 
Junior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
Monday, Jul. 3, 3 p.m. (Mondays, June 26 - July 31, 3-4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.

FULL. You can request a spot on the wait list.  

Junior Camp NaNoWriMo is 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. For kids entering grades 4-7.
Registration is limited to 22 participants. 
Mondays June 26– July 31 at 3 pm from June 26 to July 31
 
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