Canton to participate in World Book NightBy Canton Citizen
The Open Book: Canton Public Library News
If you are out and about on April 23 you just might be lucky enough to receive a free book as part of World Book Night — the annual celebration of reading held in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and Ireland. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks. Dozens of library friends and volunteers have signed up to distribute over 700 books in Canton. Thanks to Friends’ President Mike Sundin for promoting this event.
The Board of Library Trustees is asking for your advice in planning for library services that will meet Canton’s needs in the coming years. We are gathering input with a Library Community Survey that is available on the library’s website or in print at the library and Town Hall. Please help us serve you better by filling out the survey. If you are willing to take part in a focus group or personal interview about the library, please let us know by providing contact information at the end of the survey.
The Open Book Coffeehouse will feature Sparky and Rhonda Rucker at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 6:45. Enjoy an eclectic blend of Americana styles, song writing, and storytelling. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Friends of the Library will hold a mini book sale on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Art & Activities Room on the lower level.
Don’t miss the Art and Antiques Appraisal Day with Paul Royka on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royka is a nationally known expert providing appraisal, auction, and estate services throughout New England. He has been featured on Antiques Roadshow, ABC News, and more. Bring your fine and decorative art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, Judaica, coins, toys, books, ceramics, etc. The first item is free; there will be a $15 charge for each additional item up to a maximum of three. Please do not bring items that cannot be carried by one person. The library reserves the right to disallow any item into the building that is too large or that may soil or damage the floor. Please do not call the library with questions about this program: send email to email@example.com.
Calling all teens! Get your game on at the library! Play your favorite Xbox or Wii game with anyone in grades 7-12 in the Community Room from 3-5 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Enjoy snacks and some friendly competition. For more information, contact the Young Adult Department at 821-5027 ext.115.
The Canton Police Department will host a presentation for parents on Internet Safety, sponsored by Connecting Parents, from 6-8 p.m. on May 1.
The library will show the important, award-winning documentary film Under Our Skin on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. moderated by Jamie Martin Burch. A Canton resident and Lyme disease activist, Ms. Burch has battled Lyme disease since 2007. Her goal is to educate local residents about this growing public health epidemic and share her experience with Lyme disease and its treatment.
From the Junior Room
Story Times are held Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 for children ages 2 ½ to 5 ½. Play groups are offered on a monthly basis funded through the Mass. Department of Early Education and Care and conducted by Marsha Wright. Tot Time Sing and Learn will be held on Wednesday, May 9, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for children ages 9 months to 3 years. At the conclusion of each group parents will receive a packet of information and ideas to help carry on at home. Space is limited to 10 families. Register at the Junior Room desk.
Learning through Play will be held on Monday, April 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and is open to all preschool children and their parents. Space is limited and pre-registration in the Junior Library is required for these playgroups.
The library’s hours are Mon. 1-9 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visit us online at town.canton.ma.us/library.
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