SuperMegaAnna's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/supermegaanna en-US Walter Dean Myers 1937-2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/walter-dean-myers-1937-2014 <img width="128" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/walt.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" /> <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/X?SEARCH=myers%2C+walter+dean">Walter Dean Myers</a>, author of numerous young adult and children's books, died after a short illness at the age of 76.  His books mostly featured inner city youth and dealt with tough issues.  His career spanned nearly 46 years, and produced 100 books. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/walter-dean-myers-1937-2014#comments Teens Adults Books Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:51:46 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 72487 at https://www.cantonpl.org John Green Read Alikes https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/john-green-read-alikes If you just can't get enough of John Green's books you may want to try some of these similar titles:<br /><br />If you love <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1536425~S2">The Fault in Our Stars</a> try:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1469804"><span class="jacket"></span>If I stay: a novel</a> by Gayle Forman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1551263"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551263.jpg" /></span>Me and Earl and the dying girl: a novel</a> by Jesse Andrews</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1079302"><span class="jacket"></span>Bitter sweet</a> by LaVyrle Spencer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1422683"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1422683.jpg" /></span>Deadline</a> by Chris Crutcher</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1434366"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1434366.jpg" /><br /></span>Before I die</a> by Jenny Downham<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />If you love <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1349446~S2">Looking For Alaska</a> try:</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1435543"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1435543.jpg" /></span>Thirteen reasons why: a novel</a> by Jay Asher</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517183"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1517183.jpg" /></span>Please ignore Vera Dietz</a> by A.S. King</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1434375"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1434375.jpg" /></span>Buried</a> by Robin Merrow MacCready</p> <p><br />If you love <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1498987~S2">Will Grayson, Will Grayson</a> try:<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1169255"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1169255.jpg" /></span>The perks of being a wallflower</a> by Stephen Chbosky</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1542768"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542768.jpg" /></span>Why we broke up: novel</a> by Daniel Handler ; art by Maira Kalman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1282809"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1282809.jpg" /></span>Boy meets boy</a> by David Levithan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520525"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1520525.jpg" /></span>Love drugged</a> by James Klise</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/john-green-read-alikes#comments Teens Adults Fiction Connect Your Summer Love It: Super Bookworm Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:17:51 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 72418 at https://www.cantonpl.org NHS Homework Help Ends May 22nd https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-ends-may-22nd <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored: <ul><li>You must be in 3rd through 12th grade</li> <li>If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library</li> <li>You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials</li> </ul><h4>Days and Times</h4><ul><li>Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> </ul><p><strong>There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.  Tutoring ends May 22nd.</strong></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-ends-may-22nd#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs Tue, 13 May 2014 22:12:55 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 69164 at https://www.cantonpl.org Teen Tech Week Library Meme Contest https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-tech-week-library-meme-contest <h4>Teen Tech Week is March 9th-15th</h4> Celebrate Teen Tech Week with us by creating a library-themed meme to enter in our contest! Submit your meme between March 1st and March 14th for your chance to win a prize. <h4>How to Submit</h4> You can send your meme to us in several ways: <ul><li>Share it with us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CantonLibrary">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/CantonLibrary">Tweet it</a> to us using #TTW</li> <li><a href="mailto:slaughtera@cantonpl.org">Email it</a> to us</li> </ul> Here are a few library memes we found to get you started - but remember, you'll need to create your own original meme to enter the contest! <br /><br /><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/35hgvq.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/35hgvq.preview.jpg" /></a> <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/533597_425222220827021_1315851136_n.jpeg"><img style="width:161px;height:174px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/533597_425222220827021_1315851136_n.preview.jpeg" /></a> <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/tumblr_lvr2el8uQG1r7hwmvo1_1280.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/tumblr_lvr2el8uQG1r7hwmvo1_1280.preview.jpg" /></a> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-tech-week-library-meme-contest#comments Technology Teens Activities Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 67892 at https://www.cantonpl.org NHS Homework Help https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-7 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002977">NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help</a>. If you're interested in getting tutored: <ul><li>You must be in 3rd through 12th grade </li><li>If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library </li><li>You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials </li> </ul><h4>Days and Times</h4> <ul><li>Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li><li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li><li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at <a href="http://plymouthlibrary.org/">Plymouth District Library</a> </li><li>Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at <a href="http://plymouthlibrary.org/">Plymouth District Library</a> </li><li>Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li> </ul><p><strong>The last day for tutoring is May 22th.</strong></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-7#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Parents Programs Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:28:09 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 67895 at https://www.cantonpl.org March Madness NBA Jam - CANCELLED https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness-nba-jam-tournament <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nba-jam-xbox360-ps3.preview.jpg" width="200" height="114" style="float:left;" />Teens, celebrate March Madness by participating in our NBA Jam Tournament on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003751&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 29th from 2:00-4:00 pm</a>.  With high flying 2-on-2 basketball, this tournament won't disappoint!  Most importantly, there will be food and prizes. Registration is required. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness-nba-jam-tournament#comments Teens Programs Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:26:09 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 67894 at https://www.cantonpl.org No NHS Tutoring January 13 - January 24 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/no-nhs-tutoring-january-13-january24 <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" width="150" height="200" style="float:right;" />The NHS students are taking some time off to study for finals.  They will return on Monday January 27th.  We apologize for any inconvenience. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/no-nhs-tutoring-january-13-january24#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:56:53 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 67411 at https://www.cantonpl.org Tutoring Returns October 7th https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/tutoring-returns-october-7th <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored: <ul><li>You must be in 3rd through 12th grade</li> <li>If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library</li> <li>You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials</li> </ul><h4>Days and Times</h4><ul><li>Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> </ul><p><strong>There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.</strong></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/tutoring-returns-october-7th#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:39:25 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 66165 at https://www.cantonpl.org ApocOlympics- CANCELLED https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/apocolympics-win-tickets-catching-fire <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/catchingfire.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />The countdown to the ApocOlympics begins! In tribute to The Hunger Games and Divergent, CPL announces the ApocOlympics! Test your wits, skills and precision against your peers in a duel to the death. Okay, so not to the death, BUT the winners will get bragging rights AND 2 movie gift certificates that can be used for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming to the theaters November 22, 2013. Contests will include Nerf archery, shelter building, survival skill tests and relay races. No experience is necessary. Teens join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003543">Saturday, October 19 from 1-3PM</a>. Registration is required. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/apocolympics-win-tickets-catching-fire#comments Teens Programs Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 65824 at https://www.cantonpl.org Children's Video Games Have Moved https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/childrens-video-games-have-moved All the Children's Video Games that used to be shelved along the purple wall have been moved to row 22. If you have any questions, stop by the help desk and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this last phase of this change-over project. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/childrens-video-games-have-moved#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Video Games Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:28:07 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 65630 at https://www.cantonpl.org Tutoring Will Return in September https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/tutoring-will-return-september <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />A big giant <strong>Thank You</strong> to all the National Honor Society students who made our <em>Homework Help</em> tutoring program a big success again this year. We are also thankful for all who participated and used this service. We were so happy to be able to partner with NHS to provide the service! Look for <em>Homework Help</em> again next school year! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/tutoring-will-return-september#comments Education Listeners Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs Sat, 01 Jun 2013 18:58:49 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 59294 at https://www.cantonpl.org The ApocOlympics - POSTPONED https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/apocalympics <p>This program has been POSTPONED until the fall...stay tuned!!!<br /><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/4005544-vintage-compass.preview.jpg" width="200" height="141" style="float:right;" />First there was The Hunger Games, next there came Divergent, now the ApocOlympics! Test your wits, skills and precision against your peers in a duel to the death in the ApocOlympics. Okay, so not to the death, BUT the winner will get bragging rights AND win a cool prize. No experience is necessary. Teens join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003400">Saturday, June 29 from 1:00-3:00 PM</a> for a fun filled challenge. Registration opens May 29.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/apocalympics#comments Teens Programs Connect Your Summer Curtains Up Game On Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 58781 at https://www.cantonpl.org Lin the Face Reader https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lin-face-reader <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/face.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />By focusing on your face for a few seconds, <a href="http://www.facereadingbylin.com/">Lin Klaassen</a> can tell your personality traits, habits, likes, tendencies, needs, expectations, and more. Lin will teach 10 facial traits that you can begin to read immediately. She will take questions and read random faces from the audience. Teens in grades 7-12, join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003421">Thursday, August 1 from 7:00-8:00 PM</a> for an interesting and fun filled event. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lin-face-reader#comments Teens Programs Connect Your Summer Be Well Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 59109 at https://www.cantonpl.org Zombie Survival Boot Camp https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zombie-survival-boot-camp-0 <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/zombie.jpg" height="75" width="75" style="float:right;" />What would you do if zombies were everywhere? Would you know how to stay alive and save your family? You will be well equipped after participating in the Zombie Survival Boot Camp. You will learn real first aid skills that can be applied to everyday life, or a zombie take over. Teens, join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003391">July 29 from 2:00-3:30 PM</a> for a thrilling first aid lesson. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zombie-survival-boot-camp-0#comments Education Teens Programs Connect Your Summer Be Well Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 58786 at https://www.cantonpl.org NHS Homework Help https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-6 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/nhs.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003265">NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help</a>. If you're interested in getting tutored: <ul><li>You must be in 3rd through 12th grade </li> <li>If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library </li> <li>You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials </li> </ul><h4>Days and Times</h4> <ul><li>Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li> <li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li> <li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at <a href="http://plymouthlibrary.org/">Plymouth District Library</a> </li> <li>Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at <a href="http://plymouthlibrary.org/">Plymouth District Library</a> </li> <li>Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the Teen Desk </li> </ul> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nhs-homework-help-6#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Parents Programs Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 58344 at https://www.cantonpl.org