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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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PSAT, SAT, & ACT Pra
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
PSAT, SAT, & ACT Practice Testing,” at Canton Public Library, run by C2 Education, an area provider of tutoring and college test prep services. Receive free practice under realistic testing conditions. C2 also provides printouts of test scores within a week or so, and includes recommendations on subject areas needing more study. Included is a free, follow up consultation of up to one hour. Registration required, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone. There is no charge for this important college planning program. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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. 
Nutmeg Teen Book Dis
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
The book this month is the young adult fiction title, “The Bitter Side of Sweet,” by Tara Sullivan. Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, the main character, Amadou, and his younger brother, Seydou, had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape. The Nutmeg get-together is a perfect choice for students in Grades 6-8 who want to read their way through the 2019 Award Nominees, from now through the next school year. Pick up book copies at the library, then read the book before attending the discussion. Registration required, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: 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. 
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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. 
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 28, 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. 
Winter Music Series:
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:00 PM
From Avon, CT, these multi-talented performers showcase vocal harmonies, country fiddling, acapella hymns, pop, jazz, standards, and country. They’ll play old favorites and original music.  Their newest EP “Walk With Me” will be available for purchase as well as other merchandise from the band.The KC Sisters features five sisters, ages 15-21 years, who play violin, bass, guitar, piano and drums. Experienced performers, they have played in many venues, including Better Connecticut, Fox 61 morning show, Port Chester Days, Blue Back Square, and a live radio broadcast on "The Real Radio Show" out of New York. Their previous concerts at the library have been very popular. This is a performance the whole family will enjoy!  Free; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Changing Ways: A Boo
Canton Public Library
Monday, Mar. 4, 7:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
 Her new contemporary YA novel Changing Ways tells the all-too-familiar story of Grace Edwards, a sixteen-year-old who spirals into mental illness and must travel the tough road to recovery with the help of family, friends, and those like her she meets along the way. Author and current high school senior Julia Tannenbaum introduces her debut book, shares her story of overcoming mental illness, and talks about how writing changed her life. Julia discovered her love for writing when she was thirteen, and since then has been included in several anthologies, including Dear Mr. President, featuring letters, essays and poems from young people. Meet Julia and get inspired! Registration is requested, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone; free
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 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. 
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 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. 
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 7, 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. 
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 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. 
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 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. 
Teen Short Story Wor
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 14, 1:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
In anticipation of the upcoming Canton Teen Writing Contest beginning March 25, we offer this two-part writing program (part two is March 21 at 3:00 pm). You’ve heard of the national writing activity called Nanowrimo, or perhaps participated in our writing camp over the summer? Now is the chance to apply those skills or dip your feet into novel writing with short stories. Learn techniques and mechanics that create beautiful, thrilling and moving stories, and apply this to your own work. Receive feedback from a small and thoughtful group of young writers. Grades 7 and up (younger writers need to get permission from Meghan or Clair). Registration required, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Mar. 14, 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. 
Ekphrastic Poetry wi
Canton Public Library
Monday, Mar. 18, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
In anticipation of the upcoming Canton Teen Writing Contest beginning March 25, discover our second fun preparation for the contest. Ekphrastic means a vivid description of a scene or work of art. You’ll learn about how to write this type of poetry by using images from Hill-Stead’s unique collection of artworks as inspiration. We’ll review a poem based on the iconic woodblock print of The Great Wave by Hokusai, and then explore three other pieces together to learn how to look at art and explore various perspectives. Finally, we’ll write our own poetry celebrating art. Grades 7 and up (younger writers need to get permission from Meghan Glasgow or Clair Williams). Registration required, either online on the Upcoming Programs listing, or by phone; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information or to register: call (860) 693-5800, email mglasgow@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Mar. 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. 
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