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NPR Lists Best Video Games for 2011

Batman Arkam City tops the list with The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim and Minecraft. To view the entire list check out NPR. Is there anything the reviewers missed?

Etta James 1938-2012

Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, died January 20 at age 73 after a long battle with leukemia. The fiery Blues singer is best known for her ballad "At Last." James was one of the first women inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Starkweather Bookclub Pick: Notes From the Midnight Driver

I have the pleasure of working with a fantastic group of young adults at the Starkweather Alternative High School. The Canton Public Library in cooperation with Starkweather was awarded an ALA Great Stories Club Grant a couple years ago. The book club was such a success we decided to continue meeting.

Notes from the midnight driver by Jordan Sonnenblick — A teen is sentenced to community service at a nursing home after a drunk driving arrest.

NHS Homework Help

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you are interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times: *Tutors will not be here during snow days or the holiday breaks, they need a break too!

The Hunger Games Trailer is Here!

If you loved the The Hunger Games as much as I did, you may be wondering about the movie. The official Hunger Games movie trailer has been released and you can watch it on the Hunger Games website. The movie will be in theaters beginning March 23rd. Will you be there?

No Homework Help October 31st

National Honor Society Homework Help will not be available Monday, October 31st. They will, however, return Tuesday, November 1st.

Starkweather Book Club Pick: Stitches

Stitches : a memoir -- by David Small — I have the pleasure of working with a fantastic group of young adults at the Starkweather Alternative High School. The Canton Public Library in cooperation with Starkweather was awarded an ALA Great Stories Club Grant a couple years ago. The book club was such a success we decided to continue meeting.

Sylvan Saturdays: Writer's Workshop

Saturday December 3, from 1:00-2:00 PM, Sylvan teachers will help teens become more comfortable using the steps of the writing process. Brighten up your writing and engage your audience by learning the techniques used by successful writers. Registration required.

Sylvan Saturdays: ACT Test Prep

Sylvan Saturdays are back Saturday November 19th, from 1:00-5:30 PM. Teens can attend this workshop, an introductory ACT Prep course that will give student some tips and strategies for scoring higher on the ACT. It will also include a full length practice test with scoring. You must attend the entire session. Registration required.

Tween and Teen Halloween Fun

Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM, Tweens and Teens are invited to join us for fun activities, games, and food!

No Homework Help Monday October 10th

National Honor Society Homework Help will not be available Monday, October 10th due to their monthly meeting. They will, however, return Tuesday, October 11th.

Fabulous Fractions with Sylvan

Saturday October 8th from 1:00-2:00 PM, teens can join Sylvan teachers for a hands-on workshop using manipulatives to help improve your pre-algebra skills. Math can be a lot of fun! Registration opens September 24th.

NHS Tutoring Returns September 26th!

It's that time of year again! School has started up and help is on the way. Monday, September 26th, will be the first day for free NHS tutoring. If you are interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in third through twelfth grade
  • If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment, textbooks, calculators, and any other materials you need
Starting September 26th, Days and Times:
  • Monday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM Plymouth District Library in the Teen Zone
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM Canton Public Library by the Teen Reference Desk
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM Plymouth District Library in the Teen Zone
*Tutors will not be here during snow days or the holiday breaks, they need a break too!

Back to School with Sylvan

September 17th at 1:00 PM (to 2:00 PM) the staff from Sylvan Learning Center will  help teens get the school year off to a strong start.  Attendees will learn to use a planner, establish an after school study time, and become familiar with several techniques that help build long term retention of information for test success.  Registration opens September 3rd.