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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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The Art of Pamela Huntington at Canton Public Library
The Art of Pamela Huntington at Canton Public Library
Monday, Oct. 2,
Canton Public Library
Local artist Pamela Huntington displays her extraordinary works of two and three dimensional collage and painting, with Photoshop and 'found' art, in the main gallery during October and November. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For more inform...read more
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Drum Circle at Canton Public Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drum Circle at Canton Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmDrum Circle at Canto
Canton Public Library
Have fun with this creative, community activity. Discover your rhythmic energy! Participants encouraged to bring their own drums if they have them. All ages and experience levels are welcome, just drop in! Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: ...read more
"Using Essential Oils," with Beth Levey at Canton Public Library
2:30 PM-
"Using Essential Oils," with Beth Levey at Canton Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2:30 PM-Using Essential Oils
Canton Public Library
This informational program is all about the use of essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, tea tree, orange, and other oil extracts, in beauty treatment, food preparation, and physical and emotional wellness. The presenter will explore the use of oils in aromathera...read more
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Painting With Watercolor:  DIY Club Workshops for Tweens and Teens
3:00 pm
Painting With Watercolor:  DIY Club Workshops for Tweens and Teens
Monday, Oct. 23, 3:00 pm
(Mondays, October 16, 23, & 30th at 3 p.m.)
Painting With Waterc
Canton Public Library
A three-week series of do-it-yourself workshops to explore techniques of watercolor painting, led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. For school-aged children Grades 4 and up. The class continues October 23 and 30. Students must be able to attend at least two of the t...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Drop In Story Times for Children ages 3 & up
10:30 am
Drop In Story Times for Children ages 3 & up
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue are delighted to offer our popular Tuesday morning story time once again!  Each Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll meet for stories, songs, a small snack, a short book-related movie led by Children's Librarian Heather Baker, and then finish off the fun with a special cra...read more
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
1:00 -2:30 pm
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1:00 -2:30 pm
(Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
We're launching a new pilot DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday,” weekly, in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. each week!  A drop in program, new this fall, we'll offer Little Maker/Art Smart style STEAM experiences for parents and childr...read more
Teen Crafternoons
3 pm
 Teen Crafternoons
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3 pm
(Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
Teen Crafternoons
Canton Public Library
A Drop In Program on Tuesdays after school in the Teen Zone.  Bring whatever you’re interested in! No current project? We have supplies for popular crafts like zentangling, paper crafting, origami, paracord, yarn crafts, and more. 

Free, all supplies provided (unless you a...read more
The Dog Listener - Understanding Your Best Friend
6:30 PM
The Dog Listener - Understanding Your Best Friend
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 PMThe Dog Listener - U
Canton Public Library

Dog lovers, take note!  Phil Klein, AKA the Dog Listener, presents a program to help us communicate better with our dogs.  Humans only, no dogs please!  Registration requested for seating set-up; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Cant...read more
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Teen Games Unplugged
3 pm
 Teen Games Unplugged
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3 pm
(Wednesdays at 3 pm)
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Grades 4 and Up - Drop in held in the Teen Zone.  Led by Teen Programmer Clarisa Williams. 
 
Nutmeg Book Club: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Curse
6:30 p.m.
Nutmeg Book Club: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Curse
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.Nutmeg Book Club: Ga
Canton Public Library

New this Year!

Read (or listen) to the book ahead of time and join in the discussion with Children’s Programmer Sarah Prattson. Borrow a copy of at the library. Includes a snack and a book-themed craft.  For children entering Grade 4 –6, or those with Sarah’s &ldq...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
"Witches Speak: The Poetry of Witchcraft," at Canton Public Library
7:00 PM-
"Witches Speak: The Poetry of Witchcraft," at Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00 PM-Witches Speak: The P
Canton Public Library
Former West Hartford Town Poet Laureate, Ginny Lowe Connors and published poet, Sheryl Beddingfield, host an open discussion and poetry reading on witchcraft in Scotland and across the sea in Salem, Massachusetts. Through historical research, both authors have written po...read more
"The Mystery Lovers Book Club" reads 1222 by Anne Holt
7:45 PM-
"The Mystery Lovers Book Club" reads 1222 by Anne Holt
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:45 PM-The 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 1222, by Anne Holt. Amid a ferocious Norwegian w...read more
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"Music for Me" Story Time for Babies and their Parents/Caregivers
10:15 am
"Music for Me" Story Time for Babies and their Parents/Caregivers
Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:15 am
(Thursdays at 10:15 am)
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Join us at 10:15 each Thursday for  "Music for Me" Story Times, a lap-sit program for babies.  Led by Michelle Fent...read more
"Music for Me" Story Times for Toddlers (children ages 12 mo - 36 mo) and their Parents/Caregivers
11 am
"Music for Me" Story Times for Toddlers (children ages 12 mo - 36 mo) and their Parents/Caregivers
Thursday, Oct. 26, 11 am
(Thursdays at 11 a.m.)
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Join us at 11:00 each Thursday morning for  "Music for Me" Story Time, the Toddler and Walker edition!   read more
"Music for Me" Story Times in the Evening
6:30 pm
"Music for Me" Story Times in the Evening
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pm
(Thursdays at 6:30 pm)
Music for Me Story T
Canton Public Library
Autumn marks the return of our "Music for Me" Story Times in the evenings for children ages 0-4 years of age with their families. read more
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"Saturday Book Conversations" reads Versailles: Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth.
1:00 PM-
"Saturday Book Conversations" reads Versailles: Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawforth.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1:00 PM-Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
The book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the world’s most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace’s legacy, from historic France through today.  Visitors and new members are always welcome. Lig...read more
First Ladies of the United States
2:00 PM
First Ladies of the United States
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2:00 PMFirst Ladies of the
Canton Public Library


Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM— “Grit, Grace and Glamour: America’s First Ladies,”read more
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Painting With Watercolor:  DIY Club Workshops for Tweens and Teens
3:00 pm
Painting With Watercolor:  DIY Club Workshops for Tweens and Teens
Monday, Oct. 30, 3:00 pm
(Mondays, October 16, 23, & 30th at 3 p.m.)
Painting With Waterc
Canton Public Library
A three-week series of do-it-yourself workshops to explore techniques of watercolor painting, led by Children’s Assistant, Sue Tarinelli. For school-aged children Grades 4 and up. The class continues October 23 and 30. Students must be able to attend at least two of the t...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Drop In Story Times for Children ages 3 & up
10:30 am
Drop In Story Times for Children ages 3 & up
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10:30 am
(Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
Drop In Story Times
Canton Public Library
Ms. Heather and Ms. Sue are delighted to offer our popular Tuesday morning story time once again!  Each Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll meet for stories, songs, a small snack, a short book-related movie led by Children's Librarian Heather Baker, and then finish off the fun with a special cra...read more
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
1:00 -2:30 pm
Tinker Tuesdays (parents & preschoolers ages 2 & up)
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1:00 -2:30 pm
(Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:30 each week)
Tinker Tuesdays (par
Canton Public Library
We're launching a new pilot DROP IN program, "Tinker Tuesday,” weekly, in the Children’s Room from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. each week!  A drop in program, new this fall, we'll offer Little Maker/Art Smart style STEAM experiences for parents and childr...read more
    
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