Teens

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walking Dead comic, we will be giving out a limited amount of Dead swag. We will have the free goods on display in the Teen Space (right across from the graphic novels). So come by on Saturday 10/13 and remember the early biter gets the meat!

 

Death and grief can be a challenge to talk about at any age or time. The following titles might help to start those difficult conversations. Simpler books are at the top of the list, but might appeal to a wider audience. Books for older readers are toward the bottom.

For additional suggestions, or for resources specific to any given situation, please ask a Reference Librarian or use our May We Suggest service.

 

Ida, always by Caron Levis
The purple balloon by Christopher Raschka

Mary Shelley's seminal horror novel Frankenstein was first published in 1818. Over the past 200 years countless filmmakers, authors, and scholars have explored and adapted the classic monster story. To celebrate the 200th anniversary, check out a film adaptation, biography, or homage found below!

About Mary Shelley

In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

This year has been great for adaptations. Check out this list of new and upcoming movies and TV shows based on books, then grab one and get reading! 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 20, 2018 (HBO)

Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Davis, Sofia Boutella

August 10, 2018

Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman

If you're looking to fill the long wait until the next Star Wars movie is released, check out some of these great stories from the Star Wars Universe.

Last shot by Daniel José Older
Also available in: print

International Games Week

International Games Week logo

Celebrate International Games Week and enjoy a variety of gaming experiences at Canton Public Library during the week of November 4-10.  All events are free.  Offerings include:

  • Sunday Funday (Sunday, November 4, 2:00-4:00 PM): Drop in and try out board games.  Come as a group or find some new friends to bond with over a game board.  All ages.  No registration required.
  • Trivia Night @ the Library (Wednesday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 PM): Come solo or as a team to compete for prizes by answering a challenging range of questions on pop culture, sports, science, history, and more.  Ages 13+.  No registration required.
  • Special Edition Dungeons & Dragons  (Thursday, November 8, 7:00-8:30 PM): Roll up some fun in this dice-based role-playing game.  Ages 9-adult.  No registration required.
  • Pokemon Go Community Day (Saturday, November 10, 2:00-4:30 PM): Connect with other Pokemon Go players while enjoying refreshments and recharging stations.  All ages. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

September 23rd is Bisexual Visibility Day. Check out one of these great teen books that feature bi characters.

How to make a wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Murder on the Orient Express: a Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie is one of the author's most famous mysteries. The story was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author's own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931.

In the book, the dapper detective Hercule Poirot, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise, agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive.

If you enjoy fast-paced mysteries like Murder on the Orient Express, then you may enjoy...

Also available in: audiobook

In 1914, a bold young American names Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper in the English countryside. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And though many years have passed since he astonished Watson by solving Scotland Yard's most baffling crimes, the Great Detective is no fool. He instantly spots a fellow intellect in Mary. When his greatest enemy returns with a fiendishly resourceful plan for revenge, Holmes knows he faces the case of his lifetime - and that he needs Mary's help to solve it.

Also available in: audiobook

Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers--Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist--are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease." In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients--wealthy Bryson Radnor--when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends--distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them--scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away.

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist of Literature for Young People has been announced. The finalists will be announced on October 10th, so be sure to check back! See the full list of ten at the website or find the books to read from the library.

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by Eugene (ILT) Eugene/ Yelchin M. T./ Yelchin Anderson

Markus Zusak, author of the international bestseller The Book Thiefreturns this October with his first novel since 2005. 

Bridge of Clay is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar, family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? 

Place your hold on the print or audio version below. 

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Print edition.

Bridge of Clay by Markus (NRT) Markus/ Zusak Zusak

Audio edition. 

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