Earth Day Programs at the Canton Public Library

As Earth Day draws closer, the Canton Public Library will be offering some fun and free programs.  Any of these would make an excellent supplement to your Earth Day unit study or curriculum.  For more information, or to register, simply click on the link of the program title.

Bats! Owls! Flying Foxes!
April 22 at 2:00 PM – (all ages) Meet and learn about some of Michigan’s animals that wake up when you go to bed! The Organization for Bat Conservation will present their program: Animal Adaptations. Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of a variety of Michigan’s native nocturnal creatures. In this program, learn what adaptations are, how they are formed and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. Live animals will be present!

Living Green in Southeast Michigan
April 23 at 7:00 PM – (adults) To celebrate Earth Week, Granton Brooks, the communications specialist from SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) will share the many earth-friendly projects supported by SEMCOG. Did you know, that they declare Ozone Action Days for our region or that they sponsor the Michigan Rideshare program or the studies of water run-off? SEMCOG impacts our community in many ways. See how they can help your everyday life.

Composting & Healthy Lawns
April 24 at 7:00 PM – (adults) Earth Week celebrations continue with Mary Vangieson, Department Manager of the Wayne County Public Services Department. Mary will share her experiences with earth-friendly composting and healthy lawn tips. Be the envy of your block this summer as well as a good citizen of our earth.

Vegetarian Eating for Everyone
April 25 at 7:00 PM – (all ages) Are you trying to be a little healthier with your eating habits? Are you trying to save the creatures that share our world with us? Well, The Fat Chef in the Little White Coat has suggestions for eating delicious, healthy food at least once a week or more. He shares his recipes for vegetarian dishes we can all love.

Attracting Backyard Wildlife

April 26 at 7:00 PM – (children) Kids, do you see animals around your neighborhood and wish they’d pay your yard a visit? Learn how to use feeders, houses, baths, and more to make your yard the happening place to be. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own nestball to attract nesting birds. This program is open to families and children accompanied by a caregiver.

The Lorax Movie
April 27 at 4:00 PM – (all ages) CPL will present a screening of the original, 1972, animated version of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Watch the story of the greedy, truffula tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest. When the film is over patrons are invited to create their own truffula tree vista to brighten up their home. This program is open to families and kids of all ages.