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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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Drop-In Story Time: New Socks
10:30 AM
 Drop-In Story Time: New Socks
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:30 AMDrop-In Story Time:
Canton Public Library
“Drop-In Story Time: New Socks,” 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. In March we feature themes of the wonderful books of author-illustrator Bob Shea. J...read more
Little Builders
1:30 PM
 Little Builders
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 1:30 PMLittle Builders
Canton Public Library
Part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library. STEAM experiences for parents and children—ages 3 and up—together. Aimed at preschoolers, the program will incorporate fun activities with Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math concepts. Free; drop-in. Information: call (860...read more
Teen Crafternoon
3:00 PM
 Teen Crafternoon
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 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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This Event Has Been Cancelled *****Women’s Poetry Discussion with Joan Hofmann
7:00 PM
This Event Has Been Cancelled *****Women’s Poetry Discussion with Joan Hofmann
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 7:00 PMThis Event Has Been
Canton Public Library
What better way is there to get insight into women’s contribution to historical and contemporary events than through poetry? For Women’s History Month, our Canton Poet Laureate, Joan, will host a discussion of poems in the anthology Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry (Grayson Books, 20...read more
Mystery Lovers Book Club
7:45 PM
 Mystery Lovers Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 7:45 PMMystery Lovers Book
Canton Public Library
"Mystery Lovers Book Club,” meets at a nearby Canton pub or restaurant for our book discussion. This month we meet at Mikado Asian Bistro in Canton Village.  The February selection is Murder at the Gardner by Jane Langton. In it, investigator Homer Kelly looks into a series of bizarr...read more
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Fairy Tale Fun!
1:30 PM
 Fairy Tale Fun!
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1:30 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
Nutmeg Teen Book Discussion
3:00 PM
 Nutmeg Teen Book Discussion
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 3:00 PMNutmeg Teen Book Dis
Canton Public Library
The book this month is the suspenseful young adult fiction title, “Need,” by Joelle Charbonneau. "When a new social network pops up promising to fulfill any need, 16-year-old Kaylee Dunham knows it's too good to be true. It's one thing to deliver new phones, computers, or sp...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Teen Games Unplugged
3:00 PM
 Teen Games Unplugged
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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
Nutmeg Intermediate Book Discussion
6:30 PM
Nutmeg Intermediate Book Discussion
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30 PMNutmeg Intermediate
Canton Public Library
The book club will discuss Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lloyd. "When 12-year-old Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his leash and runs away across the blueberry barrens of Maine, a young migrant worker named Salma saves him from running into the road with her well-timed gift of a sandwich. The ...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Baby & Me Story Time
10:30 AM
 Baby & Me Story Time
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:30 AMBaby & Me Story 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
Little Artists
1:30 PM
 Little Artists
Thursday, Mar. 28, 1:30 PMLittle Artists
Canton Public Library
Part of our Little Learners series at Canton Public Library.  We're offering S.T.E.A.M. experiences for families and children - ages 3 and up - together during the afternoons. Build essential preliteracy and fine motor skills while developing creative habits and enjoying messy pla...read more
Homework Helpers
3:00 - 4:30 PM
 Homework Helpers
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:00 - 4:30 PMHomework Helpers
Canton Public Library
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 recogniz...read more
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Rattle & Rhyme: A Toddler Story Time
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Rattle & Rhyme: A Toddler Story Time
Friday, Mar. 29, 10:30 - 11:15 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
Keely’s Cabaret
6:30 PM
 Keely’s Cabaret
Friday, Mar. 29, 6:30 PMKeely’s Cabare
Canton Public Library
RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 29!  Kick off our Winter Music Series with show tunes and standards done cabaret style, but in a unique way. Keely Baisden Knudsen, an entertainer with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School and a Master’s in Drama from Scotland’s Royal School of the Arts, ...read more
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Saturday Book Conversations
1:00 PM
 Saturday Book Conversations
Saturday, Mar. 30, 1:00 PMSaturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
“Saturday Book Conversations,” reads Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson at Canton Public Library. This multiple award winning book is about a widower (who prefers solitude) making peace with his past. The setting is the Norwegian woods, but the memories and flashbacks take place both t...read more
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