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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
2nd Annual Teen Phot
40 Dyer Avenue
Friday, Oct. 25

Enter the 2nd annual Teen Photography Contest at the Canton Public Library! We are asking aspiring middle and high school photographers to snap and submit photos that they think are award winning.  All submissions will be featured in an art show at the Library.

 This contest is open to all area residents in grades 7-12.  Please drop off or mail your 8x10 photos to the  library. All photographs must have name, email or phone number, age, grade, school, photo title and photo category listed on the back of the print.  Maximum of two photographs per teen.  Photos must have been taken within the last year.  Winners will be judged by a panel of local photographers and artists. 

Submission deadline is Friday, October 25. Winners will be announced at the opening reception and awards ceremony which will take place at the Library on Monday, November 18th at 6:00 PM. The exhibit will be on display from November 1st – November 30th.

*To submit high-res images from your phone, choose “Actual Size” when emailing. For digital cameras, choose “JPEG-Large” and set the image quality at “FINE.”

**Categories are Portrait, Landscape/Nature, Animals,  Abstract/Design, Manmade, and Digitally Enhanced.

 

Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Oct. 21, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.

This October:
Learn Basic Embroidery &  Make Mini Hoop Embroideries to Keep

    Mondays - October 7th, 21st, & 28th  3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
  • learn to decorate your own clothes & bags
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 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 make creative crafts such as knitting or duct tape projects, hand lettering, pom-pom creatures, perler beads, embroidery, sewing/felties, and more. Chill and create.

For anyone in grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.
New Adult Crafters&r
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
or call --860-693-5800.
Do you like to craft and meet other crafters?  Come join our new meet-up.  You can work on your own project, get inspiration and ideas from your friends and neighbors and even score some free supplies or gift supplies that you don't need.  Call the library to register or use our website to register.  The library has all sorts of crafting resources that you can use whlle you are here.  Come check it out! 
Project LIT Book Dis
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
“Project LIT Community,” reads Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, which won the Michael J. Printz Award (ALA) for young adult literature. The plot: “While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken (LCI).” We’ll meet at Canton High School’s Media Center for our official chapter’s Project LIT book discussion.  

Started as a Nashville educator’s community project to increase access to good books in areas with very limited reading opportunities, Project LIT grew into a school/library partnership to create enthusiastic readers through offering the right kind of books: high-interest, culturally relevant books that encourage a diverse viewpoint. Grades 7-12 (if you can make the meeting, you don’t have to be a Canton student); free. Registration is required, either by phone or on the library website under Upcoming Programs. 

Information: https://sites.google.com/cantonschools.org/cantonprojectlit/home.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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.
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Need tutoring? The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free with 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.
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Oct. 28, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.

This October:
Learn Basic Embroidery &  Make Mini Hoop Embroideries to Keep

    Mondays - October 7th, 21st, & 28th  3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
  • learn to decorate your own clothes & bags
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 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 make creative crafts such as knitting or duct tape projects, hand lettering, pom-pom creatures, perler beads, embroidery, sewing/felties, and more. Chill and create.

For anyone in grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 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.
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 31, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Need tutoring? The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free with 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.
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Nov. 4, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.
This November:
Help create ornaments for a Fairy House Themed Tree, to be donated to the Collinsville Historical Society's annual "Gallery of Trees" celebration and silent auction.

After the tree is delivered mid-November, you'll have the chance to make more Fairy House style ornaments that you can take home!
    Mondays - November 4th, 18th, & 25th  3:00 - 4:00 pm (the library is closed 11/11/9)
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Nov. 4, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.

This October:
Learn Basic Embroidery &  Make Mini Hoop Embroideries to Keep

    Mondays - October 7th, 21st, & 28th  3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
  • learn to decorate your own clothes & bags
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Nov. 18, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.
This November:
Help create ornaments for a Fairy House Themed Tree, to be donated to the Collinsville Historical Society's annual "Gallery of Trees" celebration and silent auction.

After the tree is delivered mid-November, you'll have the chance to make more Fairy House style ornaments that you can take home!
    Mondays - November 4th, 18th, & 25th  3:00 - 4:00 pm (the library is closed 11/11/9)
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Nov. 25, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.
This November:
Help create ornaments for a Fairy House Themed Tree, to be donated to the Collinsville Historical Society's annual "Gallery of Trees" celebration and silent auction.

After the tree is delivered mid-November, you'll have the chance to make more Fairy House style ornaments that you can take home!
    Mondays - November 4th, 18th, & 25th  3:00 - 4:00 pm (the library is closed 11/11/9)
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
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