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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Story Times will beg
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesday, Oct. 1

Autumn Story Times will begin October 1st

Babies (birth-12 mo)                 Friday mornings 10:30
Toddlers (1 yr -3 yr)                  Thursday mornings 10:30
Preschoolers (3 yr-5 yr)            Tuesday mornings 10:30
PJ Story Times                         3rd Wednesday 6:30

Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 3:00 PM
If you have a hobby or project, bring it in to work on. No current project? We have free supplies and can help you make creative crafts such as knitting or duct tape projects, hand lettering, pom-pom creatures, perler beads, embroidery, sewing/felties, and more. Chill and create.

For anyone in grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.
Recycling 101
Canton Public Library, 40 Dyer Avenue
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 6:30 pm
Join us for “Recycling 101” at Canton Public Library. Learn all about recycling in CT: what can/can’t/must be recycled and why; why towns recycle different things; the new plastic bag law; and more. Presented by CT DEEP facilitator Sherill Baldwin. Canton Department of Public Works will participate to answer local recycling questions.

Registration requested; free. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. To register, visit the library, call 860-693-5800, or email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 3:00 PM
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 play without electronics in a free afternoon of fun with Teen Librarian Meghan Glasgow.

For students grades 4-12; just drop in. If it’s new to you, we’ll teach you how to play.
New Adult Crafters&r
114 Dunne Avenue
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Do you like to craft and meet other crafters?  Come join our new meet-up.  You can work on your own project, get inspiration and ideas from your friends and neighbors and even score some free supplies or gift supplies that you don't need.  Call the library to register or use our website to register.  The library has all sorts of crafting resources that you can use whlle you are here.  Come check it out! 
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Sep. 26, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Need tutoring? The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free with 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 recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. If desired, appointment times can be made in advance by emailing teen librarian Meghan Glasgow.
Mystery Lovers Book
Canton Public Library
Friday, Sep. 27, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
The Mystery Lovers Book Club meets at a nearby Canton pub or restaurant for our book discussion. Note the new day and time! The September selection will be My Sisters Grave, by Robert Dugoni. In it, a Seattle police officer learns that remains just found belong to her sister, murdered 20 years before. Officer Tracy Crosswhite has serious doubts about the guilt of the man convicted and believes the real murderer is still out there, in this first novel in the Detective Tracy Crosswhite series.

Call, email or come by to reserve a copy of the book. All are welcome; registration is requested so we know to direct you to the chosen meeting place.
Saturday Book Conver
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Sep. 28, 1:00 PM
Saturday Book Conversations, at Canton Public Library reads Salt on Your Tongue: Women and the Sea by Charlotte Runcie, arts and radio critic to the Daily Telegraph in Britain. “In mesmerising prose, Charlotte Runcie shows how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue. Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human (from the publisher).”

All adults are welcome. Book copies are available at our circulation desk. Registration requested; free.
Drop In Story Time (
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our popular weekly story time is presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader!  Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. We'll read several stories together, we’ll sing songs, make a craft, have a small snack, and watch a short movie. Free; no registration required. For children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:00 PM
If you have a hobby or project, bring it in to work on. No current project? We have free supplies and can help you make creative crafts such as knitting or duct tape projects, hand lettering, pom-pom creatures, perler beads, embroidery, sewing/felties, and more. Chill and create.

For anyone in grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.
Teen Games Unplugged
Canton Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 3:00 PM
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 play without electronics in a free afternoon of fun with Teen Librarian Meghan Glasgow.

For students grades 4-12; just drop in. If it’s new to you, we’ll teach you how to play.
Rattle & Rhyme: A Dr
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. (Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.)
 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 ages one to three years with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Homework Helpers
Canton Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 3, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Need tutoring? The Canton High School National Honor Society is volunteering members’ time for free with 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 recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. If desired, appointment times can be made in advance by emailing teen librarian Meghan Glasgow.
Baby and Me Story Ti
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friday, Oct. 4 (Fridays at 10:30 a.m.)
Start early and let us help you 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, and families gather and play for the rest of the hour. Free; no registration required. Just drop-in on days that you can, and pick up nametags at the Children’s Desk. For babies ages birth to 1 year with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Be Creative with Sue
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Monday, Oct. 7, 3 - 4 p.m. (Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.)
or call --860-693-5800.
We invite kids grades 4 and up to join  Children's Programmer and local artist Sue Tarinelli on Monday afternoons to learn new skills and creative outlets!  Sue creates new opportunities for kids to learn and practice art-quality craft each month. We meet in the Children's Room of the library. Stop by the desk by 3 p.m. to pick up a nametag.

This October:
Learn Basic Embroidery &  Make Mini Hoop Embroideries to Keep

    Mondays - October 7th, 21st, & 28th  3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • For kids Grades 4 & up
  • SIGN UP online TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
  • you can drop in & try it out if you prefer
  • FREE/all materials provided
  • learn to decorate your own clothes & bags
Drop In Story Time (
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our popular weekly story time is presented by Children’s Librarian, Heather Baker and artist, Sue Tarinelli. Grow a reader!  Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. We'll read several stories together, we’ll sing songs, make a craft, have a small snack, and watch a short movie. Free; no registration required. For children ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
Teen Crafternoon
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3:00 PM
If you have a hobby or project, bring it in to work on. No current project? We have free supplies and can help you make creative crafts such as knitting or duct tape projects, hand lettering, pom-pom creatures, perler beads, embroidery, sewing/felties, and more. Chill and create.

For anyone in grades 4-12; Free; drop-in.
Town Historian Offic
Canton Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Town Historian Kathy Taylor and Deputy Historian David Leff will be available to answer questions, assist with research, chat about history, and swap stories about Canton’s heritage.

No appointments required, free.
Jr Book Club with Sa
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.

This October, the  Jr. Book Club at Canton Public Library reads The Haunted Library by Dori Butler.

The plot: “When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship (LCI).

Come in to borrow it ahead of our meeting! Join in the discussion with other kids entering Grades 1 & up and Children’s Programmer Sarah Prattson. 

At the close of the program, we’ll offer the next book in the series to take home. Includes a snack and a book-themed craft.

Free; registration is required, either by phone, email, or on the website. Space is limited.

Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit 
www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Rattle & Rhyme: A Dr
40 DYER AVE, CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. (Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.)
 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 ages one to three years with a parent/caregiver; siblings welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. Information: call (860) 693-5800, email childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.
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