There will be no NHS tutoring Monday, January 18 due to the school closure for Martin Luther King Jr Day.  Tutors will return Tuesday, January 19.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


*Also note there will be no tutoring Friday January 29 or Monday February 8.

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Audiobooks are awesome. They allow you to relax while you listen to a story unfold. Road trips are great for audiobooks too. Here are some audiobooks for you to enjoy:

A retelling of Star wars stories the style of Shakespeare.

Also available in: e-audiobook | large print

When their reckless cousin runs off with a guy she met online to avoid going to boarding school, long-suffering Richard and renegade Wild Skink brave storms, wildlife, and violence in a swampy region of Florida to find her.

We were liars by E Lockhart
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

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Make sure to check out these kid family video games for a night of fun with the kids. 

Explore a whole new world! Make your way to the goal pole on your own or with friends!.

Go undercover as officer Chase McCain using the Wii U GamePad controller, your ultimate detective tool..

Also available in: e-book

"The wildly popular 'Zoo Tycoon' series is fully reimagined and set to crank up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Packed with a huge variety of visually stunning animals and incredibly detailed zoo environments. Create the zoo of your dreams with intuitive yet powerful controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages." --. 


Also available for Nintendo DS and Xbox One 

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Tired of boring nonfiction? Try one of these titles:

"The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"--.

Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.

An account of the Siege of Leningrad reveals the role played by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony in rallying and commemorating their fellow citizens.

Our popular Pinterest Live series is back. This time around we will beat the winter blues as we try to recreate some beach themed crafts from Pinterest. This program is for ages 12 and up and registration is required. Join us February 16 at 6:30 PM.

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

A series of awards that recognize African American authors and illustrators.

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


Out of darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez

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!


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