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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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"Saturday Book Conversations" reads All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
1:00 PM
"Saturday Book Conversations" reads All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Saturday, Jun. 24, 1:00 PMSaturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel begins in pre-WW II France where a museum locksmith’s young daughter, Marie-Louise, masters skills of memory and pattern to negotiate life in spite of her blindness. In Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, is propelled into a technical ...read more
The Drum Circle at Canton Public Library!
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Drum Circle at Canton Public Library!
Saturday, Jun. 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmThe Drum Circle at C
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
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Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
3 p.m.
 Junior Camp NaNoWriMo
Monday, Jun. 26, 3 p.m.
(Mondays, June 26 - July 31, 3-4 p.m.)
Junior Camp NaNoWriM
Canton Public Library

FULL. You can request a spot on the wait list.  

Junior Camp NaNoWriMo is a junior version of our very successful summer group for aspiring writers. Camp NaNoWriMo encourages kids to write with friends and create without having to obsess over quality. Led by Clair Williams, pioneer...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
"Technology Drop-In Help" at Canton Public Library
3:00-4:00 PM
"Technology Drop-In Help" at Canton Public Library
Monday, Jun. 26, 3:00-4:00 PMTechnology Drop-In H
Canton Public Library
Library Tech Services Head, Beth Morrill, will provide 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 Skype or Facebook? Bring your c...read more
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Teen Book Buddies Volunteers Needed!
Teen Book Buddies Volunteers Needed!
Tuesday, Jun. 27, Teen Book Buddies Vo
Canton Public Library
 We're accepting application  for teen volunteers for our VERY popular Book Buddies program for summer 2017.  This year Book Buddies runs on either Tuesday nights from ...read more
Music for Me at 10:15 -- for Infants and Babies with a Parent/Caregiver
10:15 a.m.
Music for Me at 10:15 -- for Infants and Babies with a Parent/Caregiver
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 10:15 a.m.
(Tuesdays, June 27 - August 8, 10:15 a.m.)
Music for Me at 10:1
Canton Public Library
Live music, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and a read-aloud led by Michelle Fenton Begley.   Babies love bouncing ongs with wiggles and tickles. Please stop by the Children’s Desk first for a nametag. DROP IN. 
Tuesdays at  10:15 am from June 27 to August 8<...read more
Music for Me at 10:15 -- for Walkers and Toddlers with a Parent/Caregiver
11:00 a.m.
Music for Me at 10:15 -- for Walkers and Toddlers with a Parent/Caregiver
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 11:00 a.m.
(Tuesdays, June 27 to August 8, 11:00 a.m.)
Music for Me at 10:1
Canton Public Library
Live music, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and a read-aloud led by Michelle Fenton Begley.  Toddlers enjoy parachute play and action songs.  Please stop by the Children’s Desk first for a nametag. DROP IN. 

Tuesdays at 11:00 am from June 27 to August 8...read more
Camp NaNoWriMo Workshops for Teens
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Camp NaNoWriMo Workshops for Teens
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
(Tuesdays, June 27 - August 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m.)
Camp NaNoWriMo Works
Canton Public Library
For aspiring teen writers!  Write a novel or try your hand at short fiction, with real-life and online guidance. Based on November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! Write without obsessing over quality.  ...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Teen Book Buddies Orientation
6:00 p.m.
 Teen Book Buddies Orientation
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 6:00 p.m.
(Tuesday, June 27 at at 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Or by appointment. )
Teen Book Buddies Or
Canton Public Library
Teen Book Buddies Orientation lasts about 1 hour.  
We'll go over best practices, safety concerns, and activities planned for summer 2017.  Thanks for volunteering to be a Book Buddy this summer!  Questions or concerns, please contact Roka Reid or the Children's Desk for ...read more
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Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures
12:30 p.m.
Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 12:30 p.m.Nature Nick’s
Canton Public Library
Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one.  See how every animal in nature has a role which in turn helps us build a better world!  
 For ages 5 and up - a fun, fast paced show featuring many ra...read more
Teen Book Buddies Orientation
10:30 a.m.
 Teen Book Buddies Orientation
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 10:30 a.m.
(Tuesday, June 27 at at 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. Or by appointment. )
Teen Book Buddies Or
Canton Public Library
Teen Book Buddies Orientation lasts about 1 hour.  
We'll go over best practices, safety concerns, and activities planned for summer 2017.  Thanks for volunteering to be a Book Buddy this summer!  Questions or concerns, please contact Roka Reid or the Children's Desk for ...read more
Nutmeg Book Club
6:30 p.m.
 Nutmeg Book Club
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 6:30 p.m.
(The Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.)
Nutmeg Book Club
Canton Public Library

New This Summer

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 &ld...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
"The Mystery Lovers Book Club" reads Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith
7:45 pm
"The Mystery Lovers Book Club" reads Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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 Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith. Arkady Renko has made too many enemies and now he ...read more
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Teen Crafternoon
3:00 p.m.
 Teen Crafternoon
Thursday, Jun. 29, 3:00 p.m.Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
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. 
Thursdays, 3-4:30
Drop-In Program in the Teen Section
Fiona’s Book Chats
4 pm
 Fiona’s Book Chats
Thursday, Jun. 29, 4 pm
(Thursday, June 29 & July 20 & August 3 at 4 p.m.)
Fiona’s Book C
Canton Public Library
Fiona’s Book Chat is the perfect choice for readers who want to choose what they read!
Read whatever you want from 3 fun genres and come ready to talk about your book and enjoy a snack. For children entering Grade 5, 6 & 7. Led by Fiona & Beth Griffin.
Registration is limited...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Teen Night - Open Mic Auditions
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Teen Night - Open Mic Auditions
Thursday, Jun. 29, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Teen Night - Open Mi
Canton Public Library
Register here to audition for our Teen Open Mic Night (held on August 3).  Teen singers, writers, musicians, comedians, and other unique talents can share their material.  If you cannot...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
Teen Night - Mario Kart Tournament
6:00 p.m.
Teen Night - Mario Kart Tournament
Thursday, Jun. 29, 6:00 p.m.Teen Night - Mario K
Canton Public Library
 Are you ready to see how good you are against the rest of Canton? Maybe you've been playing Mario Kart solo for a while and you're ready to compete against others.  Maybe you've bea...read more

or call --860-693-5800.
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Geek Club: Minecraft Edition
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
 Geek Club: Minecraft Edition
Friday, Jun. 30, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
(Fridays from 3:00-4:30)
Geek Club: Minecraft
Canton Public Library

ALL CLASSES ARE FULL, including wait list.   

Get geeky on Friday afternoons with Shona Kidd!  Bring your own device with Minecraft PE or use one of the library's iPads to exercise your creative skills and build the challenge of the day.  Kids sh...read more
 
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