Check out these inspirational stories from people who have hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale.
Broken: my story of addiction and redemption by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham
Fall to pieces: a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland
Guts: the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster by Kristen Johnston
Drinking: a love story by Caroline Knapp
The heroin diaries: a year in the life of a shattered rock star by Nikki Sixx ; with Ian Gittins
Long past stopping: a memoir by Oran Canfield
The art of video games: from Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O'Rourke
Extra lives: why video games matter by Tom Bissell
Super Mario: how Nintendo conquered America by Jeff Ryan
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to help you geek out.
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Star Wars head to head by Pablo Hidalgo
Lego Star wars: character encyclopedia by written by Hannah Dolan with Elizabeth Dowsett, Shari Last, and Victoria Taylor
The Lego ideas book: unlock your imagination by author, Daniel Lipkowitz
Crazy concoctions: a mad scientist's guide to messy mixtures by Jordan D. Brown; illustrated by Anthony Owsley
Discovery Channel young scientist challenge: taking science to the extreme! by Rosanna Hansen and Sherry Gerstein
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Program by Suzanne Young
Pulse by Patrick Carman
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Are you a tech-savvy dad looking to Geek Out with your kids by sharing your love of science and technology. Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site has a fun series of books filled with activities for all ages.
Geek dad: awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share by Ken Denmead ; foreword by Chris Anderson
And for Moms who want to get in on the fun—geek out with your kids over science experiments, super heroes, and fun crafts!
The world of steampunk literature imagines a different historical path-a world run on iron and steam, where the preferred method of travel is the dirigible and everything that moves is run on clockworks.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Dead iron by Devon Monk
The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The diamond age ; or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson
Mainspring by Jay Lake
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The half-made world by Felix Gilman
Need something to fill that X-Files-shaped hole in your TV viewing? These TV series feature investigations into the spooky and strange. (Warning: May contain aliens.)
Torchwood. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation
Supernatural. Season 1. Disc 1 & 2 [videodisc] by Kripke Enterprises, Inc. ; Wonderland Sound and Vision ; Warner Bros. Television
Eureka. Season 1. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Studios ; Sci Fi Channel
Warehouse 13. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Media Studios
- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
Enjoy steampunk? Try these books out:
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer
Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
The hunchback assignments by Arthur Slade
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Etiquette & espionage by Gail Carriger
Here at the Canton Public Library we love reading in any form—and for those of you with an eReader, smartphone or tablet computer we have a world of tech-savvy options! OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Our newest addition, Zinio, allows you to read new magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Once you finish, don't forget to log on and claim your Geek Out badge!
The first step to geeking out about comics is to read some. The second step is to read all about them. Check out these great histories and analyses of modern comics.
Comic book nation: the transformation of youth culture in America by Bradford W. Wright
Understanding comics: the invisible art by [Scott McCloud]
DC Comics: sixty years of the world's favorite comic book heroes by Les Daniels ; introduction by Jenette Kahn
And don't forget to stop by the Geek Out table during the CYS kickoff and complete a Nerd Knowledge quiz! Completed quizzes can be put into a drawing for summer movie passes from Goodrich Theaters. We'll select and announce the winner just before the movie starts! Join us in the Community Room on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 PM for the first in our Movie Mondays summer film series!