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The DEEP and Wildlife in Connecticut – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Outreach Biologist Paul Benjunas will discuss the role of the Wildlife Division and highlight the natural history of some of the species that call Connecticut home.

Grades 4 and up

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Nature Walk and Craft – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Join Master Gardner Michelle Winkler for a nature walk to explore the area around the library.  While on your walk you will collect supplies to make your own unique, natural work of art.

Grades 4 and up

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Woodworking – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Learn to carve your name in a wood sign using a router. Design your name, assist our carpenter with the carving, sand, and finish your project with a paint or stain.

Grades 4 and up

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Whipping Up Dips and Summer Snacks – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Come whip up your own delicious dips and adventure by creating your own delicious concoctions with guidance from Shana, your local dietitian nutritionist. Come join this off the beaten path adventure taste testing class and dip into summer, fueled by …

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Graphic Novel Drawing – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Matt Ryan will be here to guide participants through the creation of a comics page, the construction of a character, and the life of a comic from script to press. The educational and entertaining performance encourages participation from the audience …

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Campfire Cooking – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Heading out to the woods, a scenic lake, or enjoying a staycation while camping in the backyard??? Well, guess what??? Your camping food does not have to be subpar anymore!!! In this hands-on cooking class, we will teach teens, how …

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Rollercoaster Engineering Challenge – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Roll, twist, loop, and speed down the track as you design, create, and test your own rollercoaster! How does inertia affect an object’s motion? Explore how various forces can influence motion as you try to get your passenger safely to …

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Miniatures Game Day – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Gamers will have the opportunity to play a strategy-based, miniatures game on a three-dimensional board complete with painted figures, terrain, and features reminiscent of some of the most famous conflicts in history.  The game will be facilitated by the co-founder …

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Artist Trading Cards – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Come Learn about the world of Artist Trading Cards. Jump start your creativity and show your artistic style with these miniature masterpieces.

Grades 4 and up

All materials will be provided

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Circus Workshop – Learn Beyond the Beaten Path

Circus Workshop Flyer

Come join the circus!

Matica Circus will be at the Canton Public Library to do a short demonstration and workshop.  Learn or develop your skills in juggling, hula hoop, Chinese yo-yo, devil sticks, and plate spinning.

For grades 4 and up

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