June 27 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, a pivotal moment in the U.S. LGBTQ rights movement. That night in 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn - one event in the midst of widespread crackdowns on gay establishments that had been refused liquor licenses by the N.Y. State Liquor Authority for serving gay individuals. Days of protest by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals ensued. Check out the our selection of books and movies documenting Stonewall, the events leading up to it, and the fight for LGBTQ rights in the last fifty years.

Celebrate the winter and the holidays with the whole family with videos available through our online streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy. 

This day celebrates the sport of geocaching, a real life treasure hunting game which involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches in a variety of locations around the world.  Geocaching is a fun way to work with friends to find items while exploring the outdoors or other new locations.  According to the website www.geocaching.com, there are 4,479 geocaches around Canton.  Check out the resources below to learn how to geocache or to read stories in which geocaching plays a central role!

Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.

The United Nations designated July 30th the International Day of Friendship starting in 2011.  This day is meant to foster friendships and solidarity between individuals around the world in order to address the root causes of human suffering, such as war, poverty, and disease.  According to the UN, building friendships creates trust and can help create peace and social harmony among people of the world.  Check out some classic children's books and DVDs about the value of friendship in all forms.

A selection of cartoons from the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes," in which Calvin goes to the beach, watches a sunset with his father, and seeks revenge on his baby-sitter.  Hobbes the stuffed tiger is Calvin's best friend, with whom he shares in many adventures.

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.