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Board Game League of Canton

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

Harry Potter Costume Party

Join us October 27 2:00-5:00 PM for our Harry Potter Costume Party. Come as your favorite Harry Potter character, ghost, creature, or prop! We'll have prizes, snacks, and a showing of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Plus, see the Harry Potter's World Exhibition, brought to you by the National Library of Medicine. For patrons 8 to 80. Registration required.

Board Gaming League of Canton

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

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, September 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.

Manga Drawing Contest 2012 Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2012 Manga Drawing Contest! We had some fantastic submissions, and some great CYS Badge representations too! Without further ado, here's our winners. You can see all this years entries in our 2012 gallery.

Manga Contest 2012 Badge Winners


1st Place — Mechaman (Geek Out Badge) by Franky Hang, grade 12


2nd Place — Jungle Emperor (Go Wild Badge) by Elaine J Teslak, grade 10


3rd Place — Street Ball (Game On Badge) by Sarah Deng, grade 10


4th Place — Cheers to Summer! (Chow Down Badge) by Jia Hui Ren, grade 12

Movie Challenge 8: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 8: watch two (or more) movies directed by or starring Woody Allen to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Match point [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures

Woody Allen [videodisc]: a documentary by produced by Whyaduck Prods

Family Lego Day: Space

Also, check out the descriptions for these LEGO creations on Flickr.

Movie Challenge 7: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 7: watch two (or more) movies either directed by or starring Robert Redford to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Spy game [videodisc] by Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures present a Douglas Wick production, a film by Tony Scott

Clique Read-Alikes

Like the Clique series? Try one of these:

The earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn Mackler


Ttyl by Lauren Myracle





The daughters by Joanna Philbin

Great Non-Fiction Books About Animals for Kids

Here's some great non-fiction books about animals for kids:

Sharks! by Anne Schreiber


Backyard detective: critters up close by Nic Bishop


Monster hunt: exploring mysterious creatures by with Jim Arnosky

Funny and Frightening

Do you like Michigan Chillers, or R.L. Stine? Want something funny and frightening? Try one of these:

Invasion of the road weenies: and other warped and creepy tales by David Lubar


The name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford

Movie Challenge 6: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 6: watch two or more Film Noir movies to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badger too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Crossfire [videodisc] an RKO Radio picture

The third man [videodisc] by Janus Films

L.A. confidential [videodisc] by Regency Enterprises

Else Holmelund Minarik Passes Away

Beloved children's author Else Holmelund Minarik passed away July 12, 2012 at the age of 91. She is perhaps best known for her Little Bear stories, the first of which was published in 1957. In 1997 New York Times named Little Bear as one of the best children's books of the previous half-century.

Movie Challenge 5: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 5: watch two (or more) movies about a musician to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

The bodyguard [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures

Ray [videodisc] by Universal Pictures

Amadeus [videodisc] by the Saul Zaentz Company