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2/24/2014 - *Check out what's going on at the Canton Public Library!

EVENTS CALENDAR FOR MARCH 2014 AT CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 27- “Canton Schools Art Show,” at Canton Public Library. Art from the Canton schools will be on display throughout the library, in the Children’s Room, in the showcase display, and in the main gallery area during the entire month of March. On March 12, a special reception will celebrate the work from 6:00-8:00 PM. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 1, 2:30-3:30 PM—“Autism Awareness Seminar with Peter LaPorta,” at Canton Public Library.” LaPorta, author of Adventures in Autism, will give author talk, with book sale and signing to follow. LaPorta, the father of a son with autism, aims to increase awareness of autistic individuals as people in our own communities. Autistic people and their families can live full, productive lives in society, and LaPorta will share many families’ inspiring stories. Free; registration requested for seating set-up. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Monday, March 3, 10:00 AM “Coffee And…,” at Canton Public Library. Enjoy free coffee and baked goodies the first Monday of each month, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 8, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM+-- “Knitting, Etc., a Knitting and Handwork Group,” at Canton Public Library. An open group of enthusiasts will work on their own knitting or handwork projects together in the library reading area. Not a class, but a gathering of people who enjoy making and mending. Free; no registration necessary. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, bvanness@cantonpubliclibrary.org or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 8, 2:00 PM—“Winter Music Series: The KC Sisters,” at Canton Public Library. From Avon, CT, multi-talented performers showcase vocal harmonies, country fiddling, acapella hymns, pop, jazz, standards, and country. The KC Sisters features five sisters and one cousin, ages 10 to 16 years, who play violin, bass, guitar, piano and drums. Experienced performers, they have played in many venues, including Better Connecticut, Fox 61 morning show, Port Chester Days, Blue Back Square, and a live radio broadcast on "The Real Radio Show" out of New York. This is a performance the whole family will enjoy! Free; registration requested for seating setup. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Saturday, March 8, 5:00 PM-- Deadline for written entries for April’s “Word Art Show” at Canton Public Library. Entries due for formatting and printing. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Monday, March 10, 3:00-5:00 PM-- “After School Wii Gaming,” at Canton Public Library. Wii gaming fun open to ages 10-18. Step up to play or just watch. No registration necessary. Current favorite: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, (rated Teen) which uses many of the best loved characters from hit Nintendo games such as Mario, Sonic, Linc, and Kirby. Free; snacks served. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email abruce@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit cantonteens.wordpress.com.

Monday, March 10, 7:00 PM –“Monday Evening Book Club” at Canton Public Library reads
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Copies are available upon request at our Circulation Desk. New members are always welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 12, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM –“Teen Zone Craft: DIY Tech Covers,” at Canton Public Library. Teen Tech Week is March 9-15 and the theme is DIY. Celebrate
by making your own cover for the technology you can’t live without! Make your own unique case for your phone, iPod, e-reader, tablet, or even headphones! Choice of variety of felt colors and patterns; pick the perfect button or other detailing to make one-of-a-kind tech cover or cozy! Remember to bring your device. Registration is requested for craft supply preparation. Free; for ages 10-18. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For more information: call (860) 693-5800, email abruce@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonteens.wordpress.com.

Wednesday, March 12, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM --“Reception for the Canton Schools Art Show,” at the Canton Public Library. All are welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800 email abruce@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, March 13, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- “Painting Demonstration by Art Chouinard,” at Canton Public Library. Painter Chouinard makes the library his studio as part of a monthly series of visits. Here’s a chance to watch a master at work on his lovely marine scenes and landscapes. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 PM. “New Teen Book Discussion Group reviews Divergent,” at Canton Public Library. Worldwide bestseller, Divergent, is about to be released as film in theaters on March 21st. Everyone welcome to chat and speculate about book and film while decorating cupcakes to represent the five factions! This casual “snack and chat” book group will last an hour and book copies are available in the library’s teen zone. Participants automatically entered into a raffle to win free movie tickets for Hoyts Cinemas in Simsbury. Everyone will receive free Divergent movie poster. Registration is required to ensure enough cupcakes and supplies. Please register for this free activity by calling the library at 860-693-5800 or by visiting cantonteens.wordpress.com. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email abruce@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit cantonteens.wordpress.com.

Thursday, March 13, 6:30 PM -- “PJ Story Time: Mr. Wuffles! and More,” at Canton Public Library. Children’s Librarian Heather Baker invites children ages 3 and up to join us for a “brain bending” pajama story time celebrating the newest book by inventive and award-winning author David Wiesner, Mr. Wuffles! Includes stories, songs, a craft, a short movie, and a bedtime snack; free; REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Thursday, March 13, 6:00-7:30 PM--“iPad Support Group Workshop” at Canton Public Library. The workshop is presented by Adam Delaura, Head of Technical Services at the library. Due to the snowstorm in February, the “Settings” app on the iPad’s Home screen will again be the topic of discussion. After brief overview, this session will focus on the notification center, control center, and privacy settings. Bring your iPad and your questions. Free; registration is encouraged. Please register via email: TechHelp@CantonPublicLibrary.org. For information, contact Adam at the Canton Public Library: (860) 693-5800 or TechHelp@CantonPublicLibrary.org. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.

Tuesday, March 18 – 2:00 PM -- “Movies on the Big Screen: Frozen (PG),” at Canton Public Library; for ages 3 and up; no registration necessary; free, hot popcorn provided. (March 18 is an early release day for the Canton Public Schools.) Movie and refreshments are sponsored by The Friends of the Canton Public Library. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 PM—“Roth IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing!” at Canton Public Library. Beth Duffy, of Edward Jones Financial Services, discusses differences between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA, and how a Roth IRA gives greater flexibility to meet retirement income needs. Will also explore whether converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA makes sense. Question and answer period to follow. Free; registration required. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Saturday, March 22, 2:00 PM—“Winter Music Series: Kate Callahan and Echo Joy,” at Canton Public Library. Singer-songwriter and CT Music Award-nominee Callahan and her back-up singers and musicians, Echo Joy, perform original music and select covers of Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Coldplay, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, etc. Free; registration requested for seating setup. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email kbunn@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Saturday, March 22, 5:00 PM-- Deadline for artwork entries to be dropped off for April’s “Word Art Show” at Canton Public Library. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: call (860) 693-5800, email bvanness@libraryconnection.info or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Thursday, March 27, 6:30 PM -- “PJ Story Time: Unicorns and Rainbows!” at Canton Public Library. “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great,” and we have to agree, so we’ll be reading the book by Connecticut author Bob Shea. The event will include more unicorn stories, unicorn and rainbow songs, a craft, a short film, and a rainbow snack; for children 3 and up; free; REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, childrensstaff@cantonpubliclibrary.org or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Saturday, March 29, 1:00 PM—“Saturday Book Conversations: One Summer, America, 1927 by Bill Bryson,” at Canton Public Library. Copies are available upon request at our Circulation Desk. New members are always welcome. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org

Monday, March 31, 3:00-5:00 PM-- “After School Wii Gaming,” at Canton Public Library. Wii gaming fun open to ages 10-18. Step up to play or just watch. No registration necessary. Current favorite: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, (rated Teen) which uses many of the best loved characters from hit Nintendo games such as Mario, Sonic, Linc, and Kirby. Free; snacks served. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800, email abruce@cantonpubliclibrary.org, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org