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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4 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 the Children's and East (Teen) Desk.  Supplies are limited, so get 'em while they last.

Eisner Award Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2013 Eisner Award have been announced. Named after acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, this is the 25th year of this award highlighting some of the best comics and graphic novels around.

WNBA YA Writers' Panel

The Women's National Book Association's third annual writers' panel is this April 24 at the Novi Public Library. The theme is young adult literature and how it spans generations of readers, with four award-winning Michigan YA authors on the panel. And, it's absolutely free!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, April 10, 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.

Board Gaming League

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, April 6 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!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Join us Wednesday, April 3, from 3:00-5:00 PM for our Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Battle against your friends for glory and fame, or just play a round for fun with your favorite characters.

Fantastic Fantasy for Tweens & Teens

Here's some great books for those who like fantasy with a little wonder and humor:

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen


The chaos code by Justin Richards


The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones


The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Board Gaming League

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

Preschool Picture Books

Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough


Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett


Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968


The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle


Freight train by Donald Crews


Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer


In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming

Pretty Little Liars Read-a-Likes

Looking for books similar to Pretty Little Liars? Try one of these:

Invitation only: a novel by Kate Brian


The A-list. 1 by Zoey Dean


L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad


Would I lie to you: a Gossip Girl novel by created by Cecily von Ziegesar


Jealous? by Melissa de la Cruz





Splendor: a Luxe novel by Anna Godbersen

iPads Available to Check Out

We now have two iPads that are available to check out! Each has 18 apps (including many educational games), though we've restricted web access (sadly, for  security reasons you won't be able to check your e-mail). You can check out an iPad for 3 weeks (and, yes, you can renew it if no one else is on hold for it), but you must return it to a staffed desk, and it's $5 per day overdue (so remember to return it on time).

Teen Paranormal Romance

Looking for some paranormal adventure mixed with a little romance? Try one of these books:

Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor

The Raven Boys [sound recording] by Maggie Stiefvater

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The iron king by Julie Kagawa

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop bySaturday, February 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!