Teens

Beginning August 21, our west parking lot will be closed for repavement. The lot will be blocked from the entrance at Civic Center Drive; no access will be allowed down the west driveway. We expect the project to be completed on August 28, however, it is weather dependent. In addition to fixing crumbling pavement, two additional handicapped spaces will be added to the lot. 

While the drive is closed, book donations can be dropped at the shelves placed at the front of the library. Overflow parking is available at the Canton Township Administration lot across Veterans Way. Please obey all posted traffic signs. 

Are you a teen that is just not that into YA books? Who says you have to read in the teen section? Luckily, libraries allow you to read whatever you like! Check out some of these "new adult" or NA novels that will appeal to older teens, 20 year olds and just about anyone else who wants something a bit more gritty with a teen narrator. 

Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Fifteen-year-old Yasmin is a major misfit: overweight, depressed, and shunned by her classmates. With her father dead and her mother remarried, Yasmin is uncomfortable in her own skin and feels like a visitor in her own home. One day she happens upon a man creepily watching popular girl Alice, the same classmate whom Yasmin has a crush on. She decides to befriend this stranger in the hopes of keeping him from harming Alice, with Yasmin becoming Alice's hero and friend as a result. But upon her initial meeting with awkward loner Samuel, Yasmin immediately recognizes a kindred spirit. This leads to her pursuing a friendship with him, to the point of forgetting her unspoken role as Alice's protector. Then Alice goes missing. 

A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi

Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily.

But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

The Map That Leads To You by Joseph Monninger

A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman's life: Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She's left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, ONE last summer to be free. Heather doesn't expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather's journal to various cities around Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart. And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.

Do you enjoy reading the book before watching the movie? Here is a list of books that are scheduled to hit the big screen! Pick up a copy today and read before you see it!

Flying together on a storm-ravaged night, a gifted surgeon facing a painful separation from his wife and a young magazine writer on her way to her wedding are plunged into a life-and-death ordeal. As the days turn into weeks on the unforgiving mountain, the two heal from their physical wounds even as they are forced to confront surprising and painful truths about their lives.

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video

On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among thirteen suspects with reasons to kill.

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

We've got board games and coloring sheets always available, or drop in for one of the following activities:

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, September 14 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing DIY Back To School Swag With Washi Tape
Friday, September 29 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Fidget Spinners Craft
Wednesday, October 11 - 3:30 AM to 5:00 AM East Wing Zine Making
Monday, October 30 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Heroscape

Today is National Book Lovers Day and, needless to say, we here at Canton Public Library are definitely book lovers! In honor of the day, here are some of our favorite books that have been turned into films.

Share your favorite book-into-movie in the comments!  

Holes by Louis Sachar
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video | large print
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Code

Technology Challenge Experience: Attend a coding program at the library or try coding at home. Record what you did on your challenge sheet. 

Technology Challenge Explore: Learn about coding by reading materials from the library.

Technology Challenge Engage: Share your coding experience by telling someone else (a friend, family member, or neighbor) or share your experience on social media with the hashtag #CYSStoryBox. 

Books About Coding for Kids

Coding with ScratchJr by Adrienne Matteson

"ScratchJr is a beginner's programming language that is fun and easy to use. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information."--.

Need help navigating the daily glut of information? These books offer useful strategies, quick tips, and funny stories to help you determine truth from falsehood, likely from unlikely, and serious from silly. 

Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, à la Aristotle).

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world. Seife seeks not to rail against the Internet, but to act as a guide for the skeptic [with] a handbook for those who wish to understand how digital information is affecting us. Readers of this disturbing but entirely convincing account need to remind themselves that the Internet is pretty useful, but they will not deny that it teems with garbage.  -Kirkus Reviews

Though the graphic format employed here is often playful and always reader friendly, this analysis of contemporary journalism is as incisive as it is entertaining, while offering a lesson on good citizenship through savvy media consumption. -Kirkus Reviews

If you love mythology, pick up one of these exciting novels in the Teen Space. 

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

When shy sixteen-year-old Helen Hamilton starts having vivid dreams about three ancient, hideous women and suddenly tries to kill a new student at her Nantucket high school, she discovers that she is playing out some version of an old tale involving Helen of Troy, the Three Furies, and a mythic battle.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish and after several encounters with her Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Check out some titles on this cool, summer treat!

Ripe seasonal fruits. Fragrant vanilla, toasted nuts, and spices. Heavy cream and bright liqueurs. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Every luscious flavor imaginable is grist for the chill in The Perfect Scoop, pastry chef David Lebovitz’s gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and more.

The Ultimate Ice Cream Book contains enough recipes to fill your summer days with delicious frozen desserts -- but after acquainting yourself with this book's hundreds of tempting concoctions, you'll want to use it every day of the year. With over 500 recipes, author Bruce Weinstein has put together the most comprehensive cookbook of its kind, covering just about every conceivable flavor of ice cream, sorbet, and granita; dozens of different recipes for shakes, malts, and other cold drinks; how to make your own ice cream cones; and toppings galore

Ice cream is more fun with friends, but also with cones, sprinkles, candied nuts, hot honey--you get where we're going. So the editors of Food52 brought together sixty well-tested recipes for frozen desserts of all styles and a billion (give or take a few) ideas for toppings and add-ons

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