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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

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 15th for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

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.

Even MORE New Zinio Titles!

Earlier this week we announced the addition of five new titles to our Zinio Digital Magazines collection. Today we are proud to announce seven more!  Zinio users can now also access GQ, Brides, Glamour, Self, Bon Appetit, Vogue and The New Yorker with their Canton Public Library card, bringing the number of available titles to more than 250!  Not using Zinio just yet?   Join us on Saturday, October 25th at 10:30 AM for a tour of our downloadable and streaming library materials, or check out our eMedia page for details on how to get started.

Five New Titles Added to Zinio

Are you a fan of Vanity Fair? Were you wondering how to get WIRED magazine on your tablet?  We are pleased to announce that five great titles have been added to our Zinio Digital Magazine collection. In addition to the over 200 titles already available for download, users can now use their Canton Library card to access the latest issues of Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, Vanity Fair and WIRED on their computer or mobile device. Check out our eMedia page for details on how to get started.

New Session of Gale Courses Starts October 15th

The Canton Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next round of classes is set to begin on October 15th. 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. Take advantage of the vast array of instructor-led courses soon!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Are you doing all you can to stay safe online? Visit the National Cyber Security Alliance's StaySafeOnline.org website to learn more about what you can do to keep your information, your computer, and your money safe as you use the internet. There are also great tips for parents and business owners on avoiding online threats.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Monday, October 20th for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

emedia Tour: Learn About Free Movies, Music and More from Your Library!

Movies and music and books, oh my! Stop in for a tour of our downloadable and streaming library services; from Zinio's digital magazine downloads to Hoopla, which offers streaming movies, music and more! We'll take a tour through our Library's emedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks. Join us Saturday October 25 at 10:30 AM. No Registration Required!

Hoopla and Internet Explorer 11

We hope you are using your Canton Library card to enjoy streaming music, movies, television and audiobooks through Hoopla!  However, we have recently learned that Hoopla does not fully support Internet Explorer 11. Hoopla does support earlier versions of this software (8, 9 or 10).  
Not sure if you have Internet Explorer 11?  Go to Hoopladigital.com and look at the bottom of your screen, if you see a bright blue bar, please consider using an alternative browser, such as Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for access to Hoopla.  

Ahoy! Let Mango Teach You to Talk Like A Pirate!

Are you prepared for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th? Mango Languages can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more, you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Check out Mango's course on talking like a Pirate!

Next Session of Gale Courses Begins September 17

The free Gale Courses that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on September 17. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the vast array of instructor-led courses soon.