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Find Teen Books on Your iPhone

Looking for suggestions for what YA book to read next? Try out the YALSA app for iTouch, iPhone, or iPad. It's got tons of lists, the ability to search by genre and/or award, and helps you find the book in your nearest library. You can even create your own personalized favorites list.

Ultimate Contraption

On Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8:00 PM help build a giant Rube Goldberg machine and film it. Don't know what one is? Take a look here. We'll have tons of wacky supplies. You bring your imagination.  This program is recommended for people aged ten and up.

[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, August 4 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!

Wonder Woman Reinvented

Wonder Woman Vol. 1 Blood (The New 52) — is a bold reimagining. Greek gods with odd, new looks (Hades has a candle for a head), scenes out of a horror movie (centaurs sprout from decapitated horses), and lots of butt kicking by one of the most iconic heroines. Brian Azzarrello has taken this comic in a new direction, and it's never been more exciting. If you love Greek mythology then check it out.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, June 2 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!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, June 13, 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.

Pokemon Black and White Tournament

Join us Saturday, June 23 from 2:00-5:00 PM for our Pokemon Black and White Tournament. Bring your Nintendo DS and your copy of Pokemon Black or White for an epic style poke-throwdown!

Giant Scrabble


June 19, 2:00-4:00 PM. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.

Storytime at Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, June 24, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host a storytimes and crafts. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Storytimes are at 10:00 AM and Noon. For all ages.

Young People's Citizenship Seminar

Are you a high school junior or senior interested in government? The Young People's Citizenship Seminar, June 25-28, is a four day camp with mock elections, rallies, inspirational speakers, and other activities to teach you about government! The Wayne County Farm Bureau is even giving four scholarships, so contact them if you're interested.

Avengers Assemble

Hyped for the Avengers Movie? Want a little backstory? Try out some of these excellent titles to increase your superhero education:

The Avengers. Vol.1

Essential Avengers. Vol. 4

The New Avengers. Vol. 1. Breakout

The Adventures of Tintin: Movie and Comic

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, we'll show the movie The Adventures of Tintin (PG) on Saturday, May 5th, 1:00-3:30 PM.  Bring your popcorn!  Plus, get a quick 10 minute (beginner's) lesson on how to draw your very own Tintin to celebrate the beloved comic.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, May 5 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!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, May 16, 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.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day!  That's right, free comics at the library, courtesy of Comic City.  Starting at 9:00 AM, pick up a comic (one per person) at Children's and East (Teen) Desk.  Supplies are limited, so get 'em while they last.