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January 2021

Battle of the Books »

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until March 31, 2021

What is the Battle of the Books? bit.ly/CPL-BattleoftheBooks Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for local kids in grades 4-6. Teams or individuals complete by answering trivia questions based on the books in their bracket, two per month for 6 months, October 2020 - March 2021. Final competition (VIRTUAL but LIVE will happen in April 2021! New books revealed on the first of each month. We'll contact you to make sure you get copies to read! How…

Art by Kate McAllister on Display at Canton Public Library Through January 30 »

January 7 @ 10:00 am - January 30 @ 1:00 pm

With over 30 years of creative study and practice, Kate McAllister continues to blend multiple styles, mediums and techniques to create an individualistic body of work with no predetermined plan. From intricate pen drawings and tiny paper cuttings, large scale landscapes, murals and wood work, each piece tells a story through color, direction and balance. Her extensive portfolio is added to almost daily and Kate is always seeking the next inspiring challenge. Teaching had also helped create a renewed perspective,…

Story Time Online with Ms. Heather »

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Online Story Time weekly on Wednesday mornings. Facebook Live and Zoom from the Canton Public Library, presented by Head of Children's Services, Heather Baker. Grow a reader. Sing, talk read, write, and play at story time. Every story time includes three stories read aloud, nursery rhymes, and live music, plus a demonstration of that week's craft from our take-home craft kit! This  January, we'll have wintery stories and crafts all month long. Zoom: http://bit.ly/storytimeonlinezoom Meeting ID: 609 832 762   …

Virtual Jr. Chapter Book Club for Kids »

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 19, 2021

Join Sarah Prattson each month on Zoom for our Virtual Jr. Chapter Book Club for Kids, specially designed for early chapter book readers. Sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/enC1CdSeQwJa7Z6B9 We always read the first book in a chapter book series. This month, read the first book from the new Mindy Kim series, "Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business"  written by Lyla Lee. Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book…

Zoom into Rhythm & Rhyme StoryTime »

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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. You’ll need the Zoom app (tablet, computer, mobile phone, or tv) to participate, or try it on Facebook Live. We recommend having a ribbon or scarf on hand, plus a set or two of chopsticks, rhythm sticks or wooden spoons – anything you can clack together'. For toddlers ages one…

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