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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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Games Unplugged
3:00 pm
 Games Unplugged
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:00 pmGames Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Games Unplugged meets in the Teen Section on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  There are a lot of games to choose from to play with your friends.  We have games like Yeti in my Spaghetti, Wig Out, Sleeping Queens, Clue, Sorry, and many other games to choose from.  

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PJ Storytime: We HEART Story Time!
6:30 p.m.
PJ Storytime: We HEART Story Time!
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. PJ Storytime: We HE
Canton Public Library
Our PJ Story Time is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Ms. Sarah will celebrating her love of books and story time with her "We HEART Story Time" theme!  Songs, stories, a short movie, a heart warming snack and a craft to make and take home are all part...read more
The Cookbook Club: It’s Soup!”
7:00 PM
The Cookbook Club: It’s Soup!”
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:00 PMThe Cookbook Club: I
Canton Public Library
In the deep midwinter we often crave warm comfort food. Even the time preparing soup can be a gratifying experience. You can join this enjoyable exchange, sampling food and considering cookbooks of all ...read more
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Music for Me: A Lapsit Story Time for Babies and their Caregivers
10:15 a.m.
Music for Me: A Lapsit Story Time for Babies and their Caregivers
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:15 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.)
Music for Me: A Laps
Canton Public Library

Drop-In Music, Movement & Stories with Ms. Michelle
Musical nursery rhymes, a very short story, songs, fingerplays, and wiggles & tickles to encourage the reader and singer in you and your little one.
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Music for Me: A Story Time for Toddlers and their Caregivers
11 a.m.
Music for Me: A Story Time for Toddlers and their Caregivers
Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.
(Thursdays at 11 a.m.)
Music for Me: A Stor
Canton Public Library

Live music & movement, stories, finger plays, action songs, sign, parachute play and bubbles with Ms. Michelle to get your toddlers moving and singing. Thursday mornings at 11 a.m., free!



**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are c...read more

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Saturday Book Conversations
1:00 PM
 Saturday Book Conversations
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:00 PMSaturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man, by Dale Peterson. The definitive biography on the woman who revolutionized the study of primates. She turned activist when others encouraged her to use her s...read more
Wadsworth Atheneum Virtual Tour with Docent, Elise Lafosse
2:30 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Virtual Tour with Docent, Elise Lafosse
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2:30 pmWadsworth Atheneum V
Canton Public Library
 Elise La Fosse, a trained Wadsworth docent, will lead an interactive discussion of highlighted works from the Atheneum’s collections for adults. Participants will learn more about the history of the museum and its diverse holdings through PowerPoint images of collection objects. The Wads...read more
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Technology Drop-In Help
3:00 - 4:00 PM
 Technology Drop-In Help
Monday, Feb. 26, 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
DIY Club: Slime Making with Ms. Sue
3:15 - 4:15 PM
DIY Club: Slime Making with Ms. Sue
Monday, Feb. 26, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
(Mondays, Feb. 5, 12, & 26, 3:15 - 4:15 PM)
DIY Club:  Slime Mak
Canton Public Library
A three-week series of do-it- yourself workshops led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. Feel like doing some kinda gross, hands-on science? Want to creep out your friends or your little brother/sister? Mix up your slime with ingredients that are safe and easily available. Choose your colo...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Drop In Story Time in February
10:30 a.m.
 Drop In Story Time in February
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Drop In Story Time i
Canton Public Library
Drop in Story Times for kids ages 3 and up (with a parent/caregiver).  Weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., the program lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter. ...read more
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
1:00 -2:30 pm
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1:00 -2:30 pm
(Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
Our DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday" happens every week  in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  New this year , we offer Little Maker/Art...read more
Crafternoon
3:00 pm
 Crafternoon
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3:00 pmCrafternoon
Canton Public Library
Crafternoon meets in the Teen Section at 3 pm on Tuesdays.  We supply crafting supplies to make things like rubber band balls, perler bead creations, friendship bracelets, weaving, card making, and other assorted crafts.   

**NOTE**- If Canton Schools are cancelled d...read more
“Connecticut’s Iconic Places, with Charles Monagan”
6:30 PM
“Connecticut’s Iconic Places, with Charles Monagan”
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM“Connecticut&r
Canton Public Library


“Connecticut’s Iconic Places, with Charles Monagan,” is a multi-media presentation and book talk about the places we think of as classic Connecticut.  Entertaining, eye-opening talk on everything Connecticut, from Sleeping Giant, the M...read more
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6th Annual Preschool Art Show
 6th Annual Preschool Art Show
Wednesday, Feb. 28
(All Month in the Children's Room)
6th Annual Preschool
Canton Public Library
We're so pleased to again highlight the art of preschoolers from throughout the Canton community during the month of February in the Children's Room and the Main Display Case of the Canton Public Library!

We'll have a special "Milk and Cookies" reception of artists a...read more
Games Unplugged
3:00 pm
 Games Unplugged
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 3:00 pmGames Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Games Unplugged meets in the Teen Section on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.  There are a lot of games to choose from to play with your friends.  We have games like Yeti in my Spaghetti, Wig Out, Sleeping Queens, Clue, Sorry, and many other games to choose from.  

**NOTE...read more
Nutmeg Book Club - Grades 4-6 : February
6:30 p.m.
Nutmeg Book Club - Grades 4-6 : February
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.Nutmeg Book Club - G
Canton Public Library
Join us as we work our way through the 2018 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominee's.  The Nutmeg Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.

This month Nutmeg book club will discuss The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Braubaker Bradley, have a snack, and make a...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Mystery Lovers Book Club
7:45 PM
 Mystery Lovers Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:45 PMMystery Lovers Book
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 February selection is Total Recall, by Sara Paretsky. With Chicago as a backdrop, Paretsky’s popular female private d...read more
   
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