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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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Ukulele Club Jam Session
4:00 PM
 Ukulele Club Jam Session
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 4:00 PMUkulele Club Jam Ses
Canton Public Library
Drop-in with your uke and jam with us. Though not a formal class, you can get help learning to play and practice. Led by Children’s Programmer Megan Phan and teen volunteers, we’ll chill together in a circle while playing with friends. Ages 9 and up (or 7+ with adult). A few ukes are ava...read more
Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
6:30 PM
 Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:30 PMBook Buddies: Tuesda
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
11:00 AM
Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 AMBook Buddies: Wednes
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Fairy Tale Fun!
2:00 PM
 Fairy Tale Fun!
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 PMFairy Tale Fun!
Canton Public Library
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Let your child learn a repertoire of traditional fairy tales chosen from the best of newer story books. Come as your favorite fairy tale character: costumes and dress up encouraged! Enjoy a story, an art project, and lots of creative act...read more
Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2:00 - 3:00 PMJunior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
A junior version of our very successful summer group for aspiring writers.  Camp NaNoWriMo encourages kids to write with freinds and create without having to obsess over quality.  Led by Clair Williams, pioneer of our original teen program. 

Registration Required. 

or call --860-693-5800.
Camp NaNoWriMo
3:30 - 5:00 PM
 Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3:30 - 5:00 PMCamp NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
For aspiring writers! Write a novel or try your hand at short fiction, with real-life and online guidance.  Based on November's Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms!  Write without obsessing over quality.&n...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
PJ Story Time: Astronauts
6:30 PM
 PJ Story Time: Astronauts
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 6:30 PMPJ Story Time: Astro
Canton Public Library
Programmer Sarah Prattson invites you to a fun evening listening to stories and more about the brave men and women who explore the universe...Astronauts! You’ll finish with a craft project. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed friend if you like. For children 3-8. Free; registration is r...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Babies & Me Story Time
10:30 AM
 Babies & Me Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 18, 10:30 AMBabies & Me Story Ti
Canton Public Library
Let us help grow your reader.  We'll sing, talk, read and play with your baby and you.  Using nursery rhymes, finger plays, baby sign, bounces and bubbles, Children's Librarian Heather Baker provides a special library time to build early literacy skills in our youngest children.&nb...read more
Tween-ternoon: Chopped
3:00 - 5:00 PM
 Tween-ternoon: Chopped
Thursday, Jul. 18, 3:00 - 5:00 PMTween-ternoon: Chopp
Canton Public Library
If it’s Thursday afternoon in the summer, it’s TWEEN-TERNOON!  Work with a team to create a unique and delicious dish out of the library's three super-secret ingredients.
 
Registration is required.  Space is limited. 
Teen Night: Chopped
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 Teen Night: Chopped
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PMTeen Night: Chopped
Canton Public Library
If it’s Thursday night in the summer, it’s TEEN NIGHT!  Work with a group of your peers to create a unique and delicious dish out of the library's three super-secret ingredients. 


Registration is required. Sign up with a team or individually. 

or call --860-693-5800.
Jammies and Jams: Toddler Story Time
6:30 PM
Jammies and Jams: Toddler Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 18, 6:30 PMJammies and Jams: 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.  Wear your jammies if you like!  Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametages at the Children's Desk....read more
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Science Fridays
10:15 - 12:15 AM
 Science Fridays
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:15 - 12:15 AMScience Fridays
Canton Public Library
It’s the third summer of our explosively popular, “drop-in” science program for families of kids ages 3-11. Borrow a discovery kit to tinker around with your family at the library. See science demonstrations and receive hands-on experiences. You can try GoldieBlox sets, building ki...read more
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Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
12:30 PM
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
Monday, Jul. 22, 12:30 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  This is our week long adventure into the knitting world.  We will kick of the week with a live sheep or goat and an introduction into shearing and wool prep.  From there we will co...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Art in the Afternoon
2:00 - 4:00 PM
 Art in the Afternoon
Monday, Jul. 22, 2:00 - 4:00 PMArt in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
 STEAM experiences for children and their grown-ups led by Sue Tarinelli and Heather Baker. We offer multiple stations with different artistic experiences each week. Don’t miss demonstrations and hands-on experiences assisted by our Art Buddies teen volunteers! Free! For preschoolers and ...read more
Expand Your Universe: Yoga
3:00 PM
 Expand Your Universe: Yoga
Monday, Jul. 22, 3:00 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Yoga, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  Yoga with Mary Anne Mullins.  At our yoga class, we will focus on gentle, restorative yoga.  This will incorporate breathing exercises, gentle, mindful movement, easy stretches and beginner ...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
12:30 PM
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 12:30 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  This is our week long adventure into the knitting world.  We will kick of the week with a live sheep or goat and an introduction into shearing and wool prep.  From there we will co...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Ukulele Club Jam Session
4:00 PM
 Ukulele Club Jam Session
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:00 PMUkulele Club Jam Ses
Canton Public Library
Drop-in with your uke and jam with us. Though not a formal class, you can get help learning to play and practice. Led by Children’s Programmer Megan Phan and teen volunteers, we’ll chill together in a circle while playing with friends. Ages 9 and up (or 7+ with adult). A few ukes are ava...read more
Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
6:30 PM
 Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 6:30 PMBook Buddies: Tuesda
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
11:00 AM
Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 11:00 AMBook Buddies: Wednes
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
12:30 PM
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 12:30 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  This is our week long adventure into the knitting world.  We will kick of the week with a live sheep or goat and an introduction into shearing and wool prep.  From there we will co...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Fairy Tale Fun!
2:00 PM
 Fairy Tale Fun!
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 PMFairy Tale Fun!
Canton Public Library
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Let your child learn a repertoire of traditional fairy tales chosen from the best of newer story books. Come as your favorite fairy tale character: costumes and dress up encouraged! Enjoy a story, an art project, and lots of creative act...read more
Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PMJunior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
A junior version of our very successful summer group for aspiring writers.  Camp NaNoWriMo encourages kids to write with freinds and create without having to obsess over quality.  Led by Clair Williams, pioneer of our original teen program. 

Registration Required. 

or call --860-693-5800.
Camp NaNoWriMo
3:30 - 5:00 PM
 Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 3:30 - 5:00 PMCamp NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
For aspiring writers! Write a novel or try your hand at short fiction, with real-life and online guidance.  Based on November's Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms!  Write without obsessing over quality.&n...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
ARC Book Club
6:30 PM
 ARC Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:30 PMARC Book Club
Canton Public Library
The library needs your help to get feedback on new books that will be coming out this fall.  You will become a critic of books and help shape the teen section.  Join us on July 3rd  and pick up an advanced reader copy to read.  Then three weeks later come back and meet with the g...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Jr. Book Club with Ms. Sarah
6:30 PM
 Jr. Book Club with Ms. Sarah
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 6:30 PMJr. Book Club with M
Canton Public Library
Read (or have someone read aloud) the book ahead of time and join in the discussion with Childrens' Programmer Sarah Prattson.  Each book selected is the first in an early chapter book series.  The event includes a snack and a book-themed craft.  We'll have a bunch of copies o...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Babies & Me Story Time
10:30 AM
 Babies & Me Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:30 AMBabies & Me Story Ti
Canton Public Library
Let us help grow your reader.  We'll sing, talk, read and play with your baby and you.  Using nursery rhymes, finger plays, baby sign, bounces and bubbles, Children's Librarian Heather Baker provides a special library time to build early literacy skills in our youngest children.&nb...read more
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
12:30 PM
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
Thursday, Jul. 25, 12:30 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  This is our week long adventure into the knitting world.  We will kick of the week with a live sheep or goat and an introduction into shearing and wool prep.  From there we will co...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Tween-ternoon: Paint Night
3:00 - 5:00 PM
 Tween-ternoon: Paint Night
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:00 - 5:00 PMTween-ternoon: Paint
Canton Public Library
If it’s Thursday afternoon in the summer, it’s TWEEN-TERNOON!  Follow along as your artist leads you to create your own masterpiece.  Leave at the end of the night with your painting on canvas. 
 
Registration is required.  Space is limited. 

or call --860-693-5800.
Teen Night: Paint Night with Scene Art Bar
6:00 - 7:45 PM
Teen Night: Paint Night with Scene Art Bar
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:00 - 7:45 PMTeen Night: Paint Ni
Canton Public Library
If it’s Thursday night in the summer, it’s TEEN NIGHT! Follow along as the artist from Scene Art Bar leads you to create your own masterpiece.  Leave at the end of the night with your painting on reclaimed wood. 

Registration Required.  Space is Limite...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Jammies and Jams: Toddler Story Time
6:30 PM
Jammies and Jams: Toddler Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30 PMJammies and Jams: 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.  Wear your jammies if you like!  Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametages at the Children's Desk....read more
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Science Fridays
10:15 - 12:15 AM
 Science Fridays
Friday, Jul. 26, 10:15 - 12:15 AMScience Fridays
Canton Public Library
It’s the third summer of our explosively popular, “drop-in” science program for families of kids ages 3-11. Borrow a discovery kit to tinker around with your family at the library. See science demonstrations and receive hands-on experiences. You can try GoldieBlox sets, building ki...read more
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
12:30 PM
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week
Friday, Jul. 26, 12:30 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Sheep to Scarf Week, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  This is our week long adventure into the knitting world.  We will kick of the week with a live sheep or goat and an introduction into shearing and wool prep.  From there we will co...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Expand Your Universe: Cajon Druming
10:30 AM
Expand Your Universe: Cajon Druming
Saturday, Jul. 27, 10:30 AMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Build Your Own Cajon Drum, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  A cajón is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes imp...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Make a No-Sew Tote Bag from a Recycled T-Shirt
11:00 AM
Make a No-Sew Tote Bag from a Recycled T-Shirt
Saturday, Jul. 27, 11:00 AMMake a No-Sew Tote B
Canton Public Library

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Art in the Afternoon
2:00 - 4:00 PM
 Art in the Afternoon
Monday, Jul. 29, 2:00 - 4:00 PMArt in the Afternoon
Canton Public Library
 STEAM experiences for children and their grown-ups led by Sue Tarinelli and Heather Baker. We offer multiple stations with different artistic experiences each week. Don’t miss demonstrations and hands-on experiences assisted by our Art Buddies teen volunteers! Free! For preschoolers and ...read more
Expand Your Universe: Pasta Making
6:00 PM
Expand Your Universe: Pasta Making
Monday, Jul. 29, 6:00 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Learn to Make Pasta, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  Local nutritionist, Elaine Gaglioti, will be at the library to teach us how to make pasta.  We will begin with the basics of dough and try out several different pasta shapes including c...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Expand Your Universe: Embroidery
1:00 PM
Expand Your Universe: Embroidery
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 1:00 PMExpand Your Universe
Canton Public Library
Expand Your Universe: Embroidery, for teens and ‘tweens’ at Canton Public Library.  In this workshop your will learn the basics of hand embroidery.  Clair WIlliams will teach you about hoops, floss, fabric, and stitches, as well as how to find, make, and transfer patterns, and ...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Ukulele Club Jam Session
4:00 PM
 Ukulele Club Jam Session
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 4:00 PMUkulele Club Jam Ses
Canton Public Library
Drop-in with your uke and jam with us. Though not a formal class, you can get help learning to play and practice. Led by Children’s Programmer Megan Phan and teen volunteers, we’ll chill together in a circle while playing with friends. Ages 9 and up (or 7+ with adult). A few ukes are ava...read more
Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
6:30 PM
 Book Buddies: Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 6:30 PMBook Buddies: Tuesda
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
11:00 AM
Book Buddies: Wednesday Mornings
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 11:00 AMBook Buddies: Wednes
Canton Public Library
It's the 11th year of Book Buddies at the Canton Public Library.  Each teen volunteer is paired with 1 or 2 children for an hour, sharing the fun of reading and books.  Every week includes an interactive STEAM activity with their buddy, book reading, plus group camp songs.  <...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Fairy Tale Fun!
2:00 PM
 Fairy Tale Fun!
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 PMFairy Tale Fun!
Canton Public Library
Grow a reader! Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Let your child learn a repertoire of traditional fairy tales chosen from the best of newer story books. Come as your favorite fairy tale character: costumes and dress up encouraged! Enjoy a story, an art project, and lots of creative act...read more
Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
2:00 - 3:00 PM
 Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 - 3:00 PMJunior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library
A junior version of our very successful summer group for aspiring writers.  Camp NaNoWriMo encourages kids to write with freinds and create without having to obsess over quality.  Led by Clair Williams, pioneer of our original teen program. 

Registration Required. 

or call --860-693-5800.
Camp NaNoWriMo
3:30 - 5:00 PM
 Camp NaNoWriMo
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 - 5:00 PMCamp NaNoWriMo
Canton Public Library
For aspiring writers! Write a novel or try your hand at short fiction, with real-life and online guidance.  Based on November's Nation Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms!  Write without obsessing over quality.&n...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
   
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