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Happy Holidays from Mango Languages

Wondering what to do with your winter break? How about learning another language?  Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons. Learn about Arab etiquette, Russian slang, or how to talk about wine and cheese in French!

December Session of Gale Courses Begins Soon

The Canton Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, December 10th. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Holiday Music on Hoopla

Looking for some music to perk up your holidays?  You can use your Canton Public Library card to stream/download great holiday music to your phone, tablet or computer with Hoopla!  
The great thing about Hoopla is that there are no holds. All items are always available, so you can sign in to Hoopla and stream the new Idina Menzel holiday album today!

Watch Your Language (Literally)

Sit back, relax and learn a language. Say bonjour to Canton Public Library's favorite language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™, the first and only language learning resource to teach through film. Visit the Mango Languages link on the Databases page to get started.

Native American Fiction

November is Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate by enjoying these books by Native American authors!

The round house by Louise Erdrich


Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko


Skeleton man [electronic resource] by Joseph Bruchac


War dances by Sherman Alexie


Killing Custer by James Welch with Paul Stekler


No Name by Tim Tingle

Gone Girl Read-alikes

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn began as a wildly popular book, and is now a wildly popular movie. If you liked either, try these read-alikes!

The wicked girls by Alex Marwood

Abroad by Katie Crouch

Broken Harbor by Tana French


And when she was good by Laura Lippman


The silent wife: a novel by A.S.A. Harrison


Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French


Under a silent moon: a novel by Elizabeth Haynes

Suggested Reads for 12th Grade

Here are some great books for 12th grade, complete with fiction and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!

Fiction

The fall by Bethany Griffin

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

We were liars by E. Lockhart

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Sex and violence: a novel by Carrie Mesrobian

Suggested Reads for 11th Grade

Here are some great books for 11th grade, complete with fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!

Fiction

The diviners by Libba Bray

The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Why we broke up: novel by Daniel Handler ; art by Maira Kalman

Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets by Evan Roskos

September girls by Bennett Madison

The coldest girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Nonfiction

Suggested Reads for Tenth Grade

Here are some suggested reads for tenth grade, with fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels and everything in between. make sure to also check out our other high school lists!

Fiction

The story of Owen: dragon slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston

The midnight dress by Karen Foxlee

The summer prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

If I ever get out of here: a novel with paintings by Eric Gansworth

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Historical Fiction

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Suggested Reads for 9th Grade

There are a ton of great books for ninth grade readers; here are a few from the last several years that really stand out.

Fiction

Dodger by Terry Pratchett


Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac


A brief history of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper


The fault in our stars by John Green


Reality Boy by a novel by A.S. King

Nonfiction

Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Hole in my life by Jack Gantos

Suggested Reads for 8th Grade

There are so many great books out there for eight graders! Below are some particularly good ones from recent years, spanning fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and everything in between.

Fiction

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

Far far away by Tom McNeal, a sinister take on Hansel and Gretel


Akata witch by Nnedi Okorafor, essentially Harry Potter set in Nigeria

Eat, brains, love by Jeff Hart


Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Historical Fiction

How I became a ghost: a Choctaw trail of tears story by Tim Tingle

Nonfiction

New Gale Courses Begin on November 12th

The Canton Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, November 12th. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. The goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month, and November brings brand-new offerings in health care, business, technology and more!

Consumer Reports Online now available!

If you're looking to buy a new appliance, or wondering how to pick a new smoke detector for your home, Consumer Reports is a great resource.  The Canton Public Library always has a copy on hand and now, in addition to this great magazine, we are able to offer access to Consumer Reports Online which allows you to search, compare, and print reviews and buying guides for the items you need (or just want).
You can access it from any computer in the library, or on our Databases page (with your Canton Public Library card).

Weekly eBook Drop-In Help

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required

Intermediate Excel 2010

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel. Join us Thursday, November 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.