Mary Shelley's seminal horror novel Frankenstein was first published in 1818. Over the past 200 years countless filmmakers, authors, and scholars have explored and adapted the classic monster story. To celebrate the 200th anniversary, check out a film adaptation, biography, or homage found below!

About Mary Shelley

In search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson

Did you miss our Books and Stories Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a bookish storytime at home!

From Storytime

A child of books by Oliver Jeffers

Did you miss our Nature Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire an outdoorsy storytime you can do at home (bonus points if you do it outside!).

From Storytime

Markus Zusak, author of the international bestseller The Book Thiefreturns this October with his first novel since 2005. 

Bridge of Clay is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar, family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? 

Place your hold on the print or audio version below. 

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Print edition.

Bridge of Clay by Markus (NRT) Markus/ Zusak Zusak

Audio edition. 

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or game. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Parent Resource Night

As the new school year begins, allow us to connect you with tools and resources to enhance your child's educational experience! Discover library databases, e-media, and other materials supplemental to your school library's offerings. Parents will also have the opportunity to take a custom, librarian-led tour of the collections that will help your child have their best possible school year. 

Note: All patrons welcome; however, some electronic resources are only available to Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Did you love Tomi Adeyemi's debut novel Children of Blood and Bone? Find your next pick here with diverse fantasy fiction titles!

Akata witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.

Beasts made of night by Tochi Onyebuchi

After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.

International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Check out a title below to learn more about yoga, meditation, and their benefits for all ages. 

Stories

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo

When Bunny wakes up, he finds it is the perfect morning to do yoga and wishes his friends would join him.

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