Neighborhood Talks
Nov
14
4:30 PM16:30

Neighborhood Talks

Our theme this week will be: Stereotypes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The premise of these talks is this; since we took over the Canterbury Book Store we have had so many interesting and inspiring conversations, meeting everyday people with remarkable lives and interests. Rebecca read the recent biography of Fred Rogers and was moved to ask, “how can we be good neighbors?”

For the next several Wednesdays we are going to lure you in with coffee and snacks. Some discussion will be based on The Good Neighbor (available in-store, but under no obligation), and we hope to grow into a small group series based on the interests of our community. Consider yourself invited!

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Kindermusik
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Kindermusik

Cheryl Muensey will be holding Kindermusik classes with games, songs, rhymes, poems, and simple percussion instruments for the next several weeks. This program engages toddlers 18 months to 4 years old while cultivating musical abilities and expressive skills.

There is a $12 drop in rate or $10/session for a longer term commitment. Please RSVP to Cheryl or the Canterbury Book Store.

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The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers

On December 4th at 6:30 p.m. the Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers, a production that celebrates the life and impact of Fred Rogers.

Created and produced by Rebecca Bender of Canterbury Bookstore and Phil Lynch of The Red House, the event is a unique and fun way to look back at one of the most influential Americans who worked on television. The program is a mixture of live music and spoken word and is a free event with no registration required.

The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington St in Downtown Escanaba. Call 906-789-7323 with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Ken Bloom at the Canterbury

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Author Ken Bloom will be in residence here at the Canterbury Book Store tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 3, as part of the Bonifas Art Center’s Holiday Art Walk! We will be opening at 10am tomorrow in honor of the event, so please do stop in and chat with Bloom and buy his latest novel. Then visit the many other downtown businesses and artists taking part in the event, as well as the Bonifas Center itself for a bake sale and art raffle!

More information can be found at the Bonifas’s website.

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Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30

Neighborhood Talk - Oct. 31 at 4:30pm

Hello all! Despite the spooky Halloween happenings, we are still holding the scariest of all events at the bookstore tomorrow: open discussion! Come join us at 4:30pm tomorrow at the Canterbury for a discussion open to the public. The loose topic for discussion will be fear - what scares us, what fear prevents us from doing, and what it spurs us onward to do.

Feel free to come dressed in costume. :)

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Kindermusik
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Kindermusik

Cheryl Muensey will be holding Kindermusik classes with games, songs, rhymes, poems, and simple percussion instruments for the next several weeks. This program engages toddlers 18 months to 4 years old while cultivating musical abilities and expressive skills.

There is a $12 drop in rate or $10/session for a longer term commitment. Please RSVP to Cheryl or the Canterbury Book Store.

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Neighborhood Talks
Oct
24
4:30 PM16:30

Neighborhood Talks

Our theme this week will be: Why do we do what we are doing? Maintaining motivation

The premise of these talks is this; since we took over the Canterbury Book Store we have had so many interesting and inspiring conversations, meeting everyday people with remarkable lives and interests. Rebecca read the recent biography of Fred Rogers and was moved to ask, “how can we be good neighbors?”

For the next several Wednesdays we are going to open our second floor and lure you in with coffee and snacks. Some discussion will be based on The Good Neighbor (available in-store, but under no obligation), and we hope to grow into a small group series based on the interests of our community. Consider yourself invited!

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Reading and book signing with children's author Michael Leannah
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Reading and book signing with children's author Michael Leannah

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Come join us at the Canterbury on Saturday, Sept. 1 for a special morning event with children's book author Michael Leannah! The event will run from 11am-12pm, and Michael will read his latest book Goodnight Whispers, about the positive effect a father's encouraging words has on his daughter's life and development. Bring your children - the book is an absolute treat that they won't want to miss.

Afterwards, Leannah will be on hand to sell and sign both Goodnight Whispers and his previous critically-acclaimed debut book Most People. Come on by and say hi to Leannah and us!

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Amazing Race for Child Advocacy
Aug
11
7:30 AM07:30

Amazing Race for Child Advocacy

Come out and participate in Escanaba's own version of the Amazing Race! Go around downtown to various businesses (including the Canterbury!) collecting clues to lead you to the finish line!

All proceeds go towards funding the Delta County Regional Child Advocacy Center (2820 College Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829). For more information and to sign up as a participant or business, send an email to amazingracecac@gmail.com

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Local Authors Day and book signing!
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Local Authors Day and book signing!

Come join us at the store on Saturday, July 21st from 11am-2pm, as we host 7+ local authors. You will have the chance to talk with local authors, buy their latest books, and get them signed on the spot! Authors who will be here include:

James Nelson

Ken Bloom

Nino Green

Naomi Love

Loren Veeser

Mollie Larsen

John King

Gail Gallata

Please stop by the store or give us a call if you are a local author who would like to join in!

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Friends of the Library Ice Cream Social
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Friends of the Library Ice Cream Social

The Friends of the Library are hosting their annual Ice Cream Social tonight! We will be celebrating 30 years of the Friends, including the retirement of founding board member and long time advocate Lee Ann Messimer.

The Escanaba City Band will be there to kick off their performance season, and a good time will be had by all. This free event is a great way to start summer.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Grand (Keep)-Opening!

This Saturday, June 2, from 11am-4pm, come help us celebrate 50+ years of Canterbury Book Store and its continuation under the latest owners (us)! We kick things off at 11am with music by Red House Ramblers. At noon, we'll have cake and coffee on offer for celebrants, followed by a couple hours of face painting available for kids. At 2pm, Bay de Noc Strings will play us some more sweet tunes.

So come check out the new inventory, the new renovations, and the new owners!

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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If you're going to be in downtown Escanaba at noon, come join us for a small ribbon cutting ceremony organized by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce! It won't be a big to-do (we're saving that for the day after!), but it should be a nice welcoming into the downtown community.

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Author talk with Kekla Magoon
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Author talk with Kekla Magoon

Ms. Magoon wil present an author talk that is interactive and will integrate some audience members in a reader's theatre experience.

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Hunanities Counil's Great Michigan Read, a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book --- X: A novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon. We are not (yet) a sponsor, but we are looking forward to participating!

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Family Games *Escanaba Public Library*
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Family Games *Escanaba Public Library*

First Saturday of the Month

Parents/adults are encouraged to come with family members to play board games just for fun. Young people also may attend with a group of friends to enjoy board games provided by the Library, or you may bring your own game. A drawing for a gift card is held at the end of the game playing.

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