Brad B.'s Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/bachelorb en-US Teen Animanga Club http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-23 <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003788&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-23#comments Teens Programs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 68146 at http://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-21 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003757&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, April 5 between Noon and 5:45 PM</a> for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton Meetin<span style="text-decoration:underline;">g</span>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-21#comments Teens Adults Programs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 68145 at http://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-20 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, March 1 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003725">Board Gaming League of Canton meeting</a>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-20#comments Teens Adults Programs Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 67292 at http://www.cantonpl.org Teen Animanga Club http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-22 <p><img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003750&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-22#comments Teens Programs Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 67290 at http://www.cantonpl.org Great New Teen Sci-Fi http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-teen-sci-fi <p>Looking for a new teen Sci-Fi series with a bit of romance and mystery? Try one of these:</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574236"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574236.jpg" /></span>The eye of minds</a> by James Dashner</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581804"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581804.jpg" /></span>These broken stars</a> by Amie Kaufman &amp; Meagan Spooner</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562220"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562220.jpg" /></span>Slated</a> by Teri Terry</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1551254"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551254.jpg" /></span>For darkness shows the stars</a> by Diana Peterfreund</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562236"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562236.jpg" /></span>Legend</a> by Marie Lu</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543393"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543393.jpg" /></span>Under the never sky</a> by Veronica Rossi</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1596557"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1596557.jpg" /></span>Uninvited</a> by Sophie Jordan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574141"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574141.jpg" /></span>All our yesterdays</a> by Cristin Terrill</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1536952"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1536952.jpg" /></span>Shatter me</a> by Tahereh Mafi</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571270"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571270.jpg" /></span>Red Rising</a> by Brown, Pierce<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1536941"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1536941.jpg" /></span>The pledge</a> by Kimberly Derting</p> <p></p> <p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-teen-sci-fi#comments Teens Books May We Suggest Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:33:06 +0000 Brad B. 67764 at http://www.cantonpl.org 2014 Alex Awards Announced http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/alex-awards-announced The <a href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards">Alex Awards</a> are given yearly to the ten best adult books that appeal to teens:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1560925"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1560925.jpg" /></span>The death of bees: a novel</a> by Lisa O'Donnell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571678"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571678.jpg" /></span>Golden boy: a novel</a> by Abigail Tarttelin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568457"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568457.jpg" /></span>Help for the haunted</a> by John Searles</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567871"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567871.jpg" /></span>Lexicon</a> by Max Barry</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571881"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571881.jpg" /></span>The lives of Tao</a> by Wesley Chu</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577039"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577039.jpg" /></span>Mother, mother: a novel</a> by Koren Zailckas</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567645"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567645.jpg" /></span>Relish: my life in the kitchen</a> by Lucy Knisley</p> <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1114400"><span class="jacket"></span>Sea of tranquility</a> by Paul Russell</p> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><ul><li>“Brewster,” written by Mark Slouka and published by W. W. Norton &amp; Company</li> <li>“The Universe Versus Alex Woods,” written by Gavin Extence and published by Redhook Books, an imprint of Orbit, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/alex-awards-announced#comments Teens Books May We Suggest Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:48:55 +0000 Brad B. 67688 at http://www.cantonpl.org 2014 Teen Printz Award Winner Announced http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2014-teen-printz-award-announced The <a href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz">Michael L. Printz Award</a> honors the best books written for teens. <br /><h3>This Year's Winner:</h3><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570535"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570535.jpg" /><br /></span>Midwinterblood</a> by Marcus Sedgwick<br /><br /><br /><br /></p><h3>Honors:</h3><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567469"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567469.jpg" /></span>Eleanor &amp; Park</a> by Rainbow Rowell</p>  <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577232"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577232.jpg" /></span>The kingdom of little wounds</a> by Susann Cokal</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570519"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570519.jpg" /></span>Maggot moon</a> by Sally Gardner</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562810"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562810.jpg" /></span>Navigating Early</a> by Clare Vanderpool</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2014-teen-printz-award-announced#comments Teens Fiction Books May We Suggest Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:35:22 +0000 Brad B. 67686 at http://www.cantonpl.org Reinvented Fairy Tales For Teens http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/reinvented-fairy-tales-teens <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1522748"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1522748.jpg" /></span>Cloaked</a> by Alex Flinn</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568988"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568988.jpg" /></span>The fairest beauty</a> by Melanie Dickerson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1360366"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1360366.jpg" /></span>Anansi boys: a novel</a> by Neil Gaiman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1548817"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1548817.jpg" /></span>Enchanted</a> by Alethea Kontis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532513"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532513.jpg" /></span>Sweetly</a> by Jackson Pearce</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562189"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562189.jpg" /></span>Splintered: a novel</a> by A.G. Howard</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571619"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571619.jpg" /></span>Far far away</a> by Tom McNeal</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543375"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543375.jpg" /></span>Cinder</a> by written by Marissa Meyer</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1483134"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1483134.jpg" /></span>Ash</a> by Malinda Lo</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1282802"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282802.jpg" /></span>The goose girl</a> by Shannon Hale<br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1524308"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1524308.jpg" /></span>Entwined</a> by Heather Dixon</p> <p></p> <br /><p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/reinvented-fairy-tales-teens#comments Teens Fiction May We Suggest Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:38:35 +0000 Brad B. 67645 at http://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-19 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, February 1 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003695&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Board Gaming League of Canton</a> meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-19#comments Teens Adults Programs Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 67291 at http://www.cantonpl.org Teen Animanga Club http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-21 <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003685&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-21#comments Teens Programs Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 67289 at http://www.cantonpl.org Teen Animanga Club http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-20 <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003662">Wednesday, January 29, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-20#comments Teens Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 66892 at http://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-18 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003637">Saturday, January 4 between Noon and 5:45 PM</a> for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-18#comments Teens Adults Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 66891 at http://www.cantonpl.org Teen Realistic Fiction http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-realistic-fiction <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567469"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567469.jpg" /></span>Eleanor &amp; Park</a> by Rainbow Rowell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567456"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567456.jpg" /></span>This is what happy looks like</a> by Jennifer E. Smith</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1422680"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1422680.jpg" /></span>The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian</a> by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562242"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562242.jpg" /></span>Out of the Easy</a> by Ruta Sepetys</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517183"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1517183.jpg" /></span>Please ignore Vera Dietz</a> by A.S. King</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1496490"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1496490.jpg" /></span>Out of my mind</a> by Sharon M. Draper</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1542794"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542794.jpg" /></span>Lola and the boy next door</a> by Stephanie Perkins<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569189"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569189.jpg" /></span>Golden</a> by Jessi Kirby</p> <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1349446"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1349446.jpg" /></span>Looking for Alaska</a> by John Green</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570459"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570459.jpg" /></span>The moon and more</a> by Sarah Dessen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570486"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570486.jpg" /></span>The beginning of everything</a> by Robyn Schneider</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1406941"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1406941.jpg" /></span>The Wednesday wars</a> by Gary D. Schmidt</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574208"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574208.jpg" /></span>45 pounds (more or less)</a> by K.A. Barson</p> <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1533623"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1533623.jpg" /></span>Everybody sees the ants: a novel</a> by A.S. King</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1432720"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1432720.jpg" /></span>The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks: a novel</a> by E. Lockhart</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-realistic-fiction#comments Teens Fiction May We Suggest Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:00:45 +0000 Brad B. 67047 at http://www.cantonpl.org Teen Lock-In http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-lock <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Lock.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Register for our special, after-hours, teen only lock-in at the library December 14 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Or come to one of our planning sessions, and help decide what we'll do (you can even get volunteer hours for doing it!). Planning will be held in the Purple Room. <ul><li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003583&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Dec. 2 7-8 PM</a> Planning Session</li> <li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003626&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Dec. 9 7-8 PM</a> Planning Session</li> <li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003627&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Dec. 14 6-9 PM</a> Lock In</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-lock#comments Teens Programs Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 66683 at http://www.cantonpl.org iPad Minis Available to Check Out http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ipad-minis-available-check-out <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ipad%20mini.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Thanks to the generosity of the <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/friends">Friends of the Library</a>, starting December 1 we will have <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577172">11 iPad Mini eReaders</a> to check out (for Canton/Plymouth residents only). Besides a few preloaded classics and apps, each eReader has the Overdrive app which allows you to download your favorite library ebooks. An iPad Mini checks out for 3 weeks (and, yes, you can renew it if no one else is on hold), but you must return it to a staffed desk, and it's $5 per day overdue (so remember to return it on time). http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ipad-minis-available-check-out#comments Kids Teens Adults eBooks Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 66680 at http://www.cantonpl.org