This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Below are some suggested materials on the topic provided by librarians at the Canton Public Library.
For additional YA/Teen books please follow this link
What is mental illness? by Richard J. McNally
Just like someone without mental illness only more so: a memoir by Mark Vonnegut
Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson
Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The first author tour is coming up this week, October 5, with events scheduled in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. For Emily St. John Mandel's full schedule please visit the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read website.
Tecumseh: a life by John Sugden
Sacajawea by [by] Harold P. Howard
Crazy Horse: a Lakota life by Kingsley M. Bray
Pocahontas by Grace Steele Woodward
In the meantime, you can use your library card to check out great music, movies and more on your tablet, smart phone or computer!
Sylvan is back Saturday, October 10 from 1:00-4:00PM. Teens can attend this session to partake in a full length ACT practice test. Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration required.
Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the ACT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time. As a result, any improvements in ACT score from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual ACT test.
Are you laboring over your college entrance essays? How about that writing assignment for class? Come to the library and get the assistance you need. Our writing tutor is a former college business writing teacher and has experience in helping high school students with their college essays and other reports. She will be here to help you by critiquing your writing and offering suggestions for improvement at the library on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM, beginning on October 7. Please bring a physical printed copy of your work for critique. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Time may be limited based on demand. Sessions will take place in Group Study Room C in the East Wing of the library.
The first part, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, pencilling, inking, and coloring.
The second part, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill demonstrates how to use computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and how to make money doing it.
Join us on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 for one or both parts of this smart and information workshop!
- Ms Carissa ROCKS - 10:00-10:45 AM
- Kevin Devine - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- LUNCH AND NAP BREAK
- Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic - 2:00-2:45 PM
- Bright Loritos - 3:15-4:00 PM
- Gustafer Yellowgold - 4:30-5:30 PM
Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.
Are you a tinkerer, maker, or hacker? Interested in learning? Or just want to find out what the "maker movement" is all about? Check out these books:
The art of tinkering: meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich
Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson
The kids' guide to duct tape projects by Sheri Bell- Rehwoldt
Making things move: DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists by Dustyn Roberts
The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, September 16. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!