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Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. We had some great stories to read! The winners are:

Toys For Tots

We're collaborating with the Board Gaming League of Canton by collecting Toys for Tots all day on December 1 - 2. Help make someone's holiday special by donating a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl; just drop it off here at the library. They've asked for no stuffed animals, please, but any other toys would be great; especially gifts for 9 to 14 year old girls or boys.  The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will distrubute these toys to less fortunate children in the community.

Historical Fantasy

If you enjoyed A Great and Terrible Beauty, try one of these:

Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare

Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers

The diviners by Libba Bray

Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, December 12, 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 of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, December 1  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! Also, this month we're collecting for Toys for Tots. Drop off new toys December 1st or 2nd to help those in need.

Our New E-readers Are Here

Our new E-readers are here! We have 4 Sony Readers and 1 Kindle Touch. They each have 10 books preloaded on them so no messy downloading required. You can check out an e-reader 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).

New Circulating E-readers

Starting in November, we will have 4 Sony Readers and 1 Kindle Touch available for check out! They'll each have 10 books preloaded on them, so no messy downloading required. You can check out an e-reader 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). Look for these e-readers in our catalog (to place holds) starting November 1, 2012.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, November 3 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!

Animanga Cosplay Contest

Join us Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM for our Animanga Cosplay Contest! Dress as your favorite, stylish anime character and you could win a prize. Or, just come along to watch anime and support your friends!
[photo by magoexperto is licensed under CC by 2.0]

Giant Scrabble

Join us Monday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library to play on our insane 10ft x 10ft Scrabble board. Test your ultimate Scrabble skills on a team; you can either stop by for a word or two, or stay the entire time!

Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest

Love Harry Potter? Why not enter our Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest.  Write about your favorite characters, objects, spells or any other aspect from the wonderful Harry Potter series.  Prizes will be given for the top pieces in the following age categories: 6th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, 11th-12th grade, and even for adults.  We will begin taking submissions on November 1 and will receive entries no later than November 21. See rules and how to enter here.  One entry per person, please.  Join us on November 30 at 4:00 PM when we will host a Final Reception to announce the winners.

Teen Romance

Looking for teen romance books similar to those by Meg Cabot, then try one of these:

The summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han

The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen

Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging: confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

Ghibli Airlines

Japan Airlines just unveiled a stunning new Boeing 787 the other day. It's decorated by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and seven other winners of a chidlren's art contest. As part of the project, Japan Airlines will be screening some Miyazaki movies during flights. Check out some of our Studio Ghibli movies, on or off the ground.

One of the Best X-men Books Out

Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Huge revelations. Gut wrenching plot twists. And, characters you love that bite the dust... Equal parts philosophy, romance, and violence, this series -definitely  for older teens- has been touted as one of the best x-men books out, and it's no lie. Check it out.

Dark Knight Returns Gets The Animated Treatment

Batman: the Dark Knight returns — the classic graphic novel by Frank Miller is being adapted into two animated movies. We’ve got the first one coming to the library soon. This is edgy, dark and beautiful stuff, for you batman fans out there. See IGN's video review where they name it as one of the best DC animated movies to date.