Adult Summer Reading 2024

Add some sizzle to your summer with Summer Reading Bingo! Starting June 17, swing by the circulation desk to pick up your bingo card. It’s your ticket to summer reading fun and your chance to win a fabulous prize. Complete five library-themed activities in a row, return your card, and you will be entered for a chance to win!

Whether you’re into mysteries, romances, or thrillers, there’s a bingo activity for everyone, and you can fill out multiple cards for more opportunities to win!

All cards must be returned by August 17 to qualify for the prize raffle.

The Tiny Art Show is back, and this year it’s all about Read, Renew, Repeat with a focus on conservation. We’re calling artists of all ages and abilities to join us in creating tiny masterpieces that reflect what conservation means to you!

Pick up a 4″x4″ canvas at the circulation desk beginning June 17. Once you are finished, return your artwork to the library no later than July 27 so it can be displayed in our community art show for the month of August.

Every Friday at 1:00 pm, there’s a Friday Flick!
Each month’s movie titles will be available on the program calendar by the first of the month.

Drop in – no registration required. Feel free to bring a snack and a drink (with a lid).

Do you love to be creative and have fun with art without the pressure of perfection? Join the Canton Public Library for some fun and easy art projects the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a stress-free environment and let your creative juices flow!

  • June 19: Shrinky Dinks
  • July 17: Rock Painting
  • August 21: Watercolor Cards

Click HERE to register. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 am

Please join the Friends of the Library and the Donoghue family as we dedicate an outdoor
garden and seating area in memory of beloved library employee, Nancy Donoghue. Following
the dedication, enjoy some delicious refreshments, the beautiful music of O’Brien Strings, and
other activities as we celebrate Nancy’s life and lasting legacy in our community.

No registration required.

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm

On July 6, 1944, one of the worst fire disasters in American history occurred in Hartford. The circus fire has lived in the memories of survivors and the imaginations of Connecticans ever since.
Join us as we mark the 80th anniversary of this pivotal event.

Click HERE to register. Registration is requested so we can ensure adequate seating.

Presented by the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History.

The Oxford Dictionary defines recycle as “to reclaim from waste.” Many composers have done
just that.

When they were young, some of their early compositions were not satisfactory to them or were poorly received by the public. Later in their careers, such musical waste was recycled into better and more successful works.

There were also composers who recycled the music of others and not always with permission. I guess one man’s trash is another man’s gold!! Jeffrey Engel will present several recycled works, and in some cases compare the original to the version we know today.

Click HERE to register. This program will be presented on Zoom so please register so you will receive the Zoom link in advance.

Don’t forget the virtual author talks available live online!
Click HERE for upcoming authors.

Unable to watch live? You can access previous author talks any time!

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