Today is a great day to love the planet! Respecting the Earth today ensures that we have a beautiful place to call home in the future. Use the resources and ideas below to learn about ways to enjoy nature, lower your environmental impact, and more!
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." That quote isn't credited by anyone famous. If there's one thing we need in the world right now, is more kindness. Kindness is a quality we learn early in life by treating others with empathy, fairness, compassion and respectfulness without expecting praise in return. At the heart of any act of kindness, is selflessness. When we put another's comfort or well-being ahead of our own, we feel good. By giving or practicing kindness, it lifts our spirit and our mood. The stress hormone in our body decreases, boosting the levels of serotonin and dopamine in our brains giving us the warm feeling of well-being. Where focus grows, energy flows. When we practice kindness, we create connections with others and that helps build stronger communities. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Now that quote is by a famous person, the Dalai Lama. Start your day by asking yourself, "How am I going to practice kindness today?" We got some ideas to help you put kindness on repeat.
Start with an inspiring book list donated by Citizens for Peace whose mission is to facilitate practices and principles of non-violence in the world.
In the Summer of 2021 you can finally drop your tablet and go back to the movie theater. But that doesn't mean you can't still stream videos or rent DVDs from the library too. Here is a bevy of options for your movie enjoyment for this Summer.
So much of what we do every day has moved online because of the pandemic. It is easy to become exhausted by spending so much time looking at screens and being constantly connected. Set aside a few minutes, an hour, or a day to put away the screens and do something analog.
We have got you covered on some music to groove to this summer! Whether you are having a social distancing or virtual block party this summer, or your family is enjoying a backyard cookout, we want to provide you with some options for a summer soundtrack. We have two playlists to choose from on multiple platforms to stream or download for later. We also have provided some links below to our in house music collection as well as digital titles for you to download for free with your Canton Public Library card!
Looking for more musical things to engage with this summer?
Whether you have been here for decades, years, weeks, or days this summer, be a tourist in your town by completing these activities and following links to find out facts about Canton that you might not know.
Are you ready to GET YOUR GAME ON? Gaming has many different formats, plays styles, genres, and are for ALL AGES! Below are resources for all ages and abilities. What kind of gamer are you? Share your gaming adventures with us by using the hashtag #howdoyou62.