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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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Art in the Afternoon: Air Plant Creations
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Art in the Afternoon: Air Plant Creations
Monday, Oct. 22, 3:00 - 4:00 PMArt in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
Make a hanging planter from air clay, a terrarium for the library, and more air plant display structures. Develop your artistic skills and have fun too!  A three-week series of creative art workshops led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. All materials-- including air plant--provided...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Technology Drop-In Help
3:00-4:00 PM
 Technology Drop-In Help
Monday, Oct. 22, 3:00-4:00 PMTechnology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
“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 Sk...read more
Mike Shalin Discusses 40 Years of the Red Sox at Canton Public Library
6:30 PM
Mike Shalin Discusses 40 Years of the Red Sox at Canton Public Library
Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 PMMike Shalin Discusse
Canton Public Library, 40 Dyer Avenue

Mark the date: the day before World Series Game 1 is Monday, October 22, when Canton Library brings in noted sports journalist Mike Shalin for a discussion about baseball. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent Community Center.  Mr. Shalin, who brie...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30 AM
 Drop-In Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 AMDrop-In Story Time
Canton Public Library
Drop-In Story Time,” at Canton Public Library, presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, theme-related movie. Art activities ...read more
Teen Crafternoon
3:00 PM
 Teen Crafternoon
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:00 PMTeen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
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.
"Creating a Strong Estate Plan with Attorney Brendan Daly"
6:30 PM
"Creating a Strong Estate Plan with Attorney Brendan Daly"
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 PMCreating a Strong Es
Canton Public Library

Everyone, both young and old, needs an estate plan. Your life circumstances can change in an instant! If they do, are you prepared? Do you choose to be on life support? Who will pay your bills if you can’t? And if you pass away, how will your estate be divid...read more
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Nutmeg Teen Book Discussion - Lily & Duncan
3:00 PM
Nutmeg Teen Book Discussion - Lily & Duncan
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3:00 PMNutmeg Teen Book Dis
Canton Public Library
At this meeting teens will discuss Lily and Duncan, by Donna Gephart. The plot: “Born a boy, 13-year-old Tim knows he is really a girl named Lily. And then there is her new friend Norbert, whom she has nicknamed Dunkin (acknowledging his passion for Dunkin Donuts). Dunkin has a secret, too: he...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Nutmeg Intermediate Book Discussion - The Best Man
6:30 PM
Nutmeg Intermediate Book Discussion - The Best Man
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 PMNutmeg Intermediate
Canton Public Library
The book club will discuss The Best Man, by Richard Peck. “Two weddings bracket this amusing and ultimately moving novel narrated by 12-year-old Archer. In the first ceremony, he's a 6-year-old ring bearer suffering from an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. In the second, he's the bes...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club
7:45 PM
 The Mystery Lovers Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:45 PMThe Mystery Lovers B
Canton Public Library
“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 October selection is The Bookseller:  by Mark Pryor. In this first of the Hugo Marston series, Marston, “head of...read more
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Teen Photography Contest!
10:00 AM
 Teen Photography Contest!
Thursday, Oct. 25Teen Photography Con
Canton Public Library
“Teen Photography Contest!” Submissions continue at Canton Public Library through Friday, October 26, the deadline. Enter the first-ever Teen Photography Contest at the Canton Public Library!  Inviting all aspiring middle and high school photographers to snap and submit potential aw...read more
Baby & Me Time
10:30 AM
 Baby & Me Time
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30 AMBaby & Me Time
Canton Public Library
Let us help grow your reader. We’ll sing, talk, read and play with your baby and you. Using nursery rhymes, fingerplay, baby sign, bounces and bubbles, Children’s Librarian Heather Baker will provide a half hour of library time to build early literacy skills in our youngest children. Fre...read more
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Rattle & Rhyme: A Toddler Story Time
10:30 AM
Rattle & Rhyme: A Toddler Story Time
Friday, Oct. 26, 10:30 AMRattle & Rhyme: A To
Canton Public Library
Let us help grow your reader. We’ll be introducing toddlers and their loved ones to language, literature and the library through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Free; no registration required. Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametags at the Children’s Desk. For toddlers ...read more
Friday Family Movie Matinees
3 p.m.
 Friday Family Movie Matinees
Friday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
(Friday Afternoons at 3 p.m. )
Friday Family Movie
Canton Public Library
A Free Matinee! Every Friday at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room of the Library, projected on the wall of the play area. 

Check the Children's Hallway bulletin board for upcoming films, and if you have a request, let a staff member know, we may be able to add it to the lineup in...read more
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Saturday Book Conversations
1:00 PM
 Saturday Book Conversations
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1:00 PMSaturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library

Saturday, October 27, 1:00 PM– “Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. “In 1986, at age 26, Christopher Knight disappeared into the Maine woods and didn't speak to a living soul for nearly three deca...read more
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Art in the Afternoon: Air Plant Creations
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Art in the Afternoon: Air Plant Creations
Monday, Oct. 29, 3:00 - 4:00 PMArt in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
Make a hanging planter from air clay, a terrarium for the library, and more air plant display structures. Develop your artistic skills and have fun too!  A three-week series of creative art workshops led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. All materials-- including air plant--provided...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Technology Drop-In Help
3:00-4:00 PM
 Technology Drop-In Help
Monday, Oct. 29, 3:00-4:00 PMTechnology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
“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 Sk...read more
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Drop-In Story Time
10:30 AM
 Drop-In Story Time
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 AMDrop-In Story Time
Canton Public Library
Drop-In Story Time,” at Canton Public Library, presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Join us for stories, songs, a snack, an art project, and a short, theme-related movie. Art activities ...read more
Teen Crafternoon
3:00 PM
 Teen Crafternoon
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3:00 PMTeen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
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.
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Teen Games Unplugged
3:00 PM
 Teen Games Unplugged
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3:00 PMTeen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
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 ...read more
   
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