Looking for a story about a high-stakes game with drama on and off the field? Try one of these.

A mysterious musical instrument sends star quarterback Matt back in the past to 1907, where he must play football for coach Pop Warner, while his twin friends in the present Iris and Arky discover a cache of secrets that might bring Matt back.

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob. When his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 25 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Friendship Bracelets
Tuesday, October 2 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Notebook Decorating
Thursday, October 11 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Analog Audio Experience
Tuesday, October 23 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Jackbox Games
Thursday, October 25 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Jackbox Games

Chess Plus

Build your strategic thinking skills while enjoying fun gameplay with the classic board games chess, checkers, and mancala. Assistance about how to play will be provided, or just find a partner and get started playing. No registration required; just drop in! For ages 7 and up.

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 6 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 17 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by the 1st Saturday of each month for our Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games, sharpen you mental skills, and meet some new folks! No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 6 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 3 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 1 - 12:00 PM to 5:45 PM Community Room

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Battle

Join us for our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! club. Play the card game with some new folks who believe in the "heart of the cards" as much as you do. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. 11 & up. No Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, October 17 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 14 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

Did you enjoy Sealed With a Secret by Lisa Schroeder? You might like one of these:

Macarons at midnight by Suzanne Nelson

When Lise meets a boy at a bakery's midnight taste test, she becomes determined to find him again, but when they reconnect, he is not at all what she expected.

Switched at birthday by Natalie Standiford

Lavender sees herself as the miserable but tough outsider at school, while Scarlet knows she is talented and popular, but insecure on the inside--then, on their mutual thirteenth birthday, they wake up in each other's bodies and are forced to learn what it means to walk in someone else's shoes.

Enjoy John Green's books? Then, try one of these:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Every day by David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

If you enjoyed The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian  by Sherman Alexie, you might like one of these:

Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.

Ball don't lie by Matt de la Peña

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers-- including his own past-- that threaten his dream.

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