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Cookbooks for Teens

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Real food, real fast by Sam Stern and Susan Stern

Cake pops: tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats by Bakerella; by Angie Dudley

Manga Drawing Contest 2011

Enter CPL’s Manga Drawing Contest and you could win one of three great prizes. Last day to enter is July 31; winners will be announced at the Connect Your Summer Celebration on August 13. Check out last year's entries and winners for inspiration.

Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade. Winners will be chosen in 3 divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, 10th-12th
  2. All art must be your own, but the drawings can be of anything: a copy of your favorite character, an original character you’ve made up, or a story in comic strip form. You may get inspiration or instruction from a book, but please do not copy the images inside exactly
  3. Limit of 2 art entries per person
  4. All drawings must fit on an 8½ by 11 piece of paper. You may use any medium to create your artwork
  5. This year, bonus points will be awarded to artwork that showcases a unique world culture or mix of cultures. To do this, you may use any time period and/or place. Here’s some examples:
    • A girl in a traditional Japanese kimono
    • Naruto dressed as a German soldier during WWI
    • a boy with a beret sitting at a French cafe
    • Rukia from Bleach dressed as an American 50’s rock musician
    • Someone piloting a mecha in future 2280 Japan
    • An 1800s Native American girl chasing down a giant anime buffalo
    This element is not necessary to enter, nor to win, but it could earn you extra points
  6. All participants' entries, with consent, will be displayed on the Canton Public Library website. Note: if you are under 18, it is assumed that you have your parents' permission to have your artwork displayed online
  7. The deadline for all entries is July 31, 2011. Paper entries will be available for pick up after August 13. Last day to retrieve artwork is September 1
  8. You can submit your artwork using the paper entry form here (if so, please drop off your artwork in a manila envelope with your name on it at the library), or the form below

Teenage Drama

Teen Travel Books

Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

The enchanted quest by Frewin Jones

Crash into me by Albert Borris

Car trouble: a novel by Jeanne DuPrau

New and Different Teen Books

Shelter by Coben, Harlan

Wanted by Shepard, Sara

Ambitious by Mckayhan, Monica

Mayhem by Arthur, Artist

Life is an Adventure!

Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — A charming British thief and con man becomes a spy during World War II – and turns double agent

Beneath the sands of Egypt: adventures of an unconventional archaeologist by Donald P.

Green Lantern Movie Release Party at Comic City

Friday June 17, 6:30-8:00PM. Join us as we travel to Comic City for Green Lantern trivia, video games, HeroClix battles, animated shorts (watch Emerald Knights), and prizes. Celebrate in style, and go to the movie afterwards as a group!

Destination College Savings

Destination College Savings is back! Twelve Michigan libraries and families have a chance to win $1,500 towards a child's future college education and $1,000 for their library. Entry forms are available at the library beginning June 20, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by August 12, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011. This summer reading program sweepstakes is sponsored by MESP, MET, and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

National Fudge Day

The Ultimate Candy Book: More than 700 Quick and Easy, Soft and Chewy, Hard and Crunchy Sweets and Treats by Bruce Weinstein — Celebrate National Fudge Day on June 16 and try one of the 700 recipes in Bruce Weinstein's cookbook. The story is in 1866 a female student at Vassar College adapted the English recipe, added chocolate, and began selling fudge for 40 cents a pound at Baltimore, MD confectioneries.

Kids Read Comics

Kids Read Comics is June 18-19 at the Chelsea District Library. Kids Read Comics Convention is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields.

International Game Day

All ages can join us on July 26th at 1:00PM as we enjoy learning about different cultures through games played around the world. You could even earn your Multicultural badge! No registration required. Weather permitting, this program will take place outside.

Pokemon Tournament

Join us Saturday, July 23 between 1:00 and 5:00PM for our Pokemon Tournament. Bring your Nintendo DS and your copy of Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver for a tournament-style poke-throwdown! No registration required.

Family Karaoke

Can your family out-perform the Jonas Brothers? Does your family have better moves than the Jackson 5? Show us at the Family Karaoke night at the library on July 26 at 7:00PM. There may even be prizes for the best of the best. No registration needed.

Family PJ Storytime

Get out your PJ's, robes and slippers and join us for a family-friendly storytime. We want the entire family in PJ's for this fun evening. Pillows and pillow pets are welcome on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00PM in the Purple Room. No registration needed.

Dear Dumb, Dork and Wimpy Diaries

Kids, Tweens, ages 7-11, are you fans of the Dork Diaries, Dear Dumb Diary, or Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? Get together with other fans and share your opinions about your favorite diary series. You will also have a chance to get a start on your own personal diary.

When: Thursday, July, 7th, 2:00-2:45PM
Where: Purple Room
Registration begins June 23rd

Zombie Cupcakes

Zombie cupcakes by Zilly Rosen — Cupcakes are all the rage these days, and zombies never go out of style, so why not combine the two? The sixteen cupcake designs included here are mostly zombie-focused but extend to other horror themes, including vampires and one that might have been inspired by the classic film The Birds. All of these cupcakes are fun and spooky, and hopefully also delicious.

Great Paper Airplane Contest of 2011

July 21, 11:00AM-Noon. Compete in contests from distance to tricks and win some prizes. Plus, learn some wicked new designs from our experts. Bring your own plane(s), or use our paper to create some.

Murder Will Out: Nero Wolfe Awards 2011 Nominees Announced

The New York based organization, The Wolfe Pack, announced the nominees for this year's Nero Wolfe Award.   The winner will be announced at the Thirty-Fourth Annual Black Orchid Banquet held the weekend of December 2 -4 in New York City.  The finalists are:

Creative Writing: Discover Your Inner Voice

Teens going into grades 7-12 can hone their creative writing skills with this five-week course taught by Linda Weatherford Papa, Instructional Designer at The University Of Detroit Mercy. Register for this program beginning June 11th.

Michigan in the Civil War

More than 90,000 Michigan men — nearly a quarter of the state's male population in 1860 — served in the United States Civil War. Over 14,000 Michigan soldiers died in the service of their country — roughly 1 of every 6 who served. Michigan supplied a large number of troops and several generals, including George Armstrong Custer's Michigan Wolverine Cavalry. In all, Michigan fielded 31 Regiments of Infantry, 11 Regiments of Cavalry, 14 batteries of Artillery, 1 regiment of Sharpshooters, and 1 regiment of Engineers.