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Steampunk for Teens

Enjoy steampunk? Try these books out:

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer

Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Quick, Upbeat Reads

Looking for something quick that'll make you smile? Check these out:

Worst enemies/best friends by Annie Bryant


Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman


The case of the missing marquess by Nancy Springer

Sports Fiction for Teens

Here's some great sports books for teens:

Gym candy by Carl Deuker


Athletic shorts: six short stories by Chris Crutcher


Hoops of steel by John Foley


Kick by Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman

Family Lego Day: Space

Join us Friday, July 27, 2:00-3:00 PM. Space station, shuttle, terraforming colony. Help us build the best in the galaxy and later we’ll catalogue your entries online for future scientists — complete with your descriptions. Registration required.

Giant Scrabble


July 18, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library. All ages. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:45 PM 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.

Movie Challenge 1: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 1: watch two (or more) movies/tv shows involving… Robin Hood. There have been a gazillion remakes. Make a comment to this post ranking what you watched to earn a secret badge besides your Curtains Up (see comment example below).

The story of Robin Hood [videodisc] by Walt Disney

Robin Hood [videodisc]: men in tights by Twentieth Century Fox ; a Brooksfilms production ; in association with Gaumont

The adventures of Robin Hood [videodisc] by a First National picture

Wishbone [videodisc]: Paw prints of thieves by written by Adam Felber ; produced by Betty Buckley ; directed by Ben Vaughn

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, July 7 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Put On a Puppet Show

Put on a puppet show to earn your curtains up badge. You can use our puppets here at the library.

Tell Some Jokes to Your Family or Friends

Earn your badge by putting on a comedy performance. Read a joke book and then tell some jokes to your family or friends.

Listen to an Audiobook

Earn your Curtains Up badge by listening to one of these great audio book performances:

Bossypants [sound recording] by Tina Fey

Steve Jobs [sound recording] by Walter Isaacson

The Mark of Zorro [sound recording] by written by Johnston McCulley, produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear

Watch One of These Great Movies Based Off a Book

Watch a movie based off a book. Here's a list of the top 100 movies based off books. Take the next step and read the book to compare the two!

Teen Books Made Into Movies

Teen books made into movies:

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The princess diaries by Meg Cabot

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Write a Poem and Recite It

Write a short poem and recite it to someone to earn your Curtains Up Badge.

Read a Book While Listening to Music

Read a book while listening to music to earn your Curtains Up badge. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to choose the perfect soundtrack for a book…

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