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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 now for Kids Summer Programs!
Sign up now for Kids Summer Programs!
Monday, Jun. 11Sign up now for Kids
Canton Public Library

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

Sign up now for Kids Summer Programs!
Sign up now for Kids Summer Programs!
Monday, Jun. 11Sign up now for Kids
Canton Public Library

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

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Tax Law and Retirement Seminar with SOFA
6:00 PM
Tax Law and Retirement Seminar with SOFA
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 6:00 PMTax Law and Retireme
Canton Public Library
We’ll discuss the sweeping changes caused by the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and its impacts on retirement income. Will you take a hit or do you know how to come out ahead? Come hear examples and ask questions. Kathryn Dennen, of Burroughs Investment Group, will present the workshop, which i...read more
PJ Story Time: Food Explorers
6:30 PM
 PJ Story Time: Food Explorers
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 6:30 PMPJ Story Time: Food
Canton Public Library
“PJ Story Time: Food Explorers-- Kids Nutrition and Cooking Story Time,” at Canton Public Library. Katie Shepherd, a registered dietician, wants to share her knowledge of childhood nutrition and healthy cooking through interactive learning and sensory experiences. In this fun evening fil...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Sign Up to Be a Science Buddy
10:00 AM
 Sign Up to Be a Science Buddy
Friday, Jun. 22, 10:00 AMSign Up to Be a Scie
Canton Public Library

An extension of our popular Book Buddies program, this is Science Buddies!  Teen volunteers assist with our science Friday program. 

Teens who wish to volunteer should contact Teen Librarian Meghan G...read more

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Science Book Discussion: The Pencil by Henry Petroski
11:00 AM
Science Book Discussion: The Pencil by Henry Petroski
Saturday, Jun. 23, 11:00 AMScience Book Discuss
Canton Public Library
“Science/STEM Book Discussion Series,” at Canton Public Library, considers the book, The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance, by Henry Petroski. “Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its developmen...read more
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Sign Up to Be A Book Buddy
 Sign Up to Be A Book Buddy
Monday, Jun. 25Sign Up to Be A Book
Canton Public Library
This popular summer program is in its tenth year.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, passing along the fun of reading and discovering books.  Lasting 7 weeks Book Buddies begins with orientation the week of June 25 and runs through August 8, ending with a pizz...read more
Sign up now for Kids Summer Programs!
Sign up now for Kids Summer Programs!
Monday, Jun. 25Sign up now for Kids
Canton Public Library

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

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Begins
10:00 AM
Adult Summer Reading Challenge Begins
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:00 AMAdult Summer Reading
Canton Public Library
Summer Reading Challenge Begins for Adults at Canton Public Library. A simple entry form gives a choice of creative, fun categories to check off as you read. Try a “biography or memoir,” one “about a culture/place you are unfamiliar with”, or even “use one of our databa...read more
Summer Reading Event Begins
10:00 AM
 Summer Reading Event Begins
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:00 AMSummer Reading Event
Canton Public Library
Summer Reading events and reading incentive programs begin at Canton Public Library and run through Friday, August 17.The children’s theme is: “Imagine, Invent, Create.” Teens will look to the statement, “One Act of Kindness Can Change the World.” Children and teens par...read more
Celebrate Eric Carle’s Birthday at the Library
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Celebrate Eric Carle’s Birthday at the Library
Monday, Jun. 25, 12:00 - 5:00 PMCelebrate Eric Carle
Canton Public Library
Help us lauch our summer of imaginative, inventive summer fun by celebrating with us!  It's the birthday of masterful creator, author and artist Eric Carle on June 25. (Yes, it really is his birthday!)  Cake, art activities, game and more to get everyone in the spirit for summer fun!...read more
Technology Drop-In Help
3:00-4:00 PM
 Technology Drop-In Help
Monday, Jun. 25, 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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Lego Build!
2:00 PM
 Lego Build!
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 2:00 PMLego Build!
Canton Public Library
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 & u...read more
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Nutmeg Kickoff Book Discussion
6:30 PM
 Nutmeg Kickoff Book Discussion
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 6:30 PMNutmeg Kickoff Book
Canton Public Library
At this first meeting both groups (Teen and Intermediate Nutmeg Book Clubs) will discuss the 2019 Award Nominee, Awkward, by Svetlana Chmakova.  For students entering Grades 4-8. Pick up book copies at the library, then read the book before attending the discussion. Registration required.

or call --860-693-5800.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club
7:45 PM
 The Mystery Lovers Book Club
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 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 June selection is Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. 
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Craftivism
3:00 - 4:30 PM
 Craftivism
Thursday, Jun. 28, 3:00 - 4:30 PMCraftivism
Canton Public Library
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 C...read more
Minecraft Builders
4:00
 Minecraft Builders
Thursday, Jun. 28, 4:00Minecraft Builders
Canton Public Library
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? Co...read more
Teen Night: Mario Kart Tournament
6:00 - 7:45 PM
Teen Night: Mario Kart Tournament
Thursday, Jun. 28, 6:00 - 7:45 PMTeen Night: Mario Ka
Canton Public Library
If it’s Thursday night, it’s TEEN NIGHT at the Canton Public Library!   Mario Kart Tournament action tonight will offer even more playing time with two player setup and double elimination format. GRADES 7 AND UP.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED as indicated.
 

or call --860-693-5800.
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Science Fridays
10:15 - 12:15
 Science Fridays
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:15 - 12:15Science Fridays
Canton Public Library
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 m...read more
Old School Movie Matinees: The Incredibles
2:00 PM
Old School Movie Matinees: The Incredibles
Friday, Jun. 29, 2:00 PMOld School Movie Mat
Canton Public Library
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 child...read more
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Shakes and Shakespeare
11:00 AM
 Shakes and Shakespeare
Saturday, Jun. 30, 11:00 AMShakes and Shakespea
Canton Public Library
Shake up your Saturdays once a month with the Shakespeare workshop run by teen volunteer Mika Coderre.  We will be reading and discussing scenes from Romeo and Juliet, while making delicious milkshakes.  For teens 13 and up.  Registration requested, limited to 20 participants. &n...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Saturday Book Conversations
1:00 PM
 Saturday Book Conversations
Saturday, Jun. 30, 1:00 PMSaturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library, reads Everybody’s Fool, by Richard Russo. Pulitzer Prize winning author Russo wrote this book using the same setting and many of the characters of his earlier book, Nobody’s Fool, which was once made into a movie starri...read more
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