Teens

The 2016 Youth Media Awards were announced today. To explore the latest in distinguished children's and teen literature, and to see what we have in our collection, check out our posts on the Newbery Award, Caldecott Award, Geisel Award, and the Printz Award.

For more information on these and other awards, check the ALA Website.

Additional 2016 award winners in our catalog are listed below.

 

Coretta Scott King Awards and Honor Books

If you're looking for a recommended teen book, try one of these. The Michael L. Printz Award is bestowed yearly on books that demonstrate excellence in young adult literature. For more information on this and other awards, check the YALSA Website

2016 Michael L. Printz Winner

 

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

 

2016 Michael L. Printz Honor Books

 

Start 2016 off right by learning something new: be it a new computer skill, better ways to invest your money, or how to use that new camera. Gale Courses offers 6-week classes on a variety of topics to usher in a new you in the new year!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, January 13. 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!

Due to popular demand, we are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center on Sunday, January 17 from 1:00-4:00PM to administer a full length SAT practice test. This test has been added to accommodate the patrons who were unable to register for the January 9 session and is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the SAT 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 SAT score from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual SAT test.

This is the year to check out a new language with Mango

It is a New Year so why not learn a new language for free with your Canton Public Library card?

Mango Languages offers interactive lessons and applications for PC, MAC, Android, and iOS devices. Take a moment to check out Mango today!

Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, held from March 15 - July 12, 2015, celebrating the famous Mexican artist couple Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo during the year they spent in Detroit while he completed the "Detroit Industry Murals.".

Garden for the blind by Kelly Fordon

Captivating linked stories that follow a group of characters from an upscale suburb of detroit over several decades.

Enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars or Eleanor & Park and you're looking for the next great thing? Try one of these:

All the bright places by Jennifer Niven

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school-- both teetering on the edge-- it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

Saint Anything : a novel by Sarah Dessen

Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.

Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.

For kids ages 8-16 years old: Monday, January 18, from 1:00-2:30 PM in the Computer iLab

For kids ages 11 years old and up: CANCELLED

Sylvan is back Saturday, January 9 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Teens aged 14-17 can attend this session to partake in a full length redesigned SAT practice test.  SATs will now be the accepted test scores by universities across the state of Michigan. Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and begins December 23.

 

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, January 30 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

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