Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions. Getting ready for college is a complicated and confusing process -- how do you know when to take the SAT? When do you start applying to schools? What classes should you be taking to help prepare you for college-level work? Is there anything you should do before high school? Fiske Countdown to College is a comprehensive collection of simple, easy-to-use checklists that spell out your road map for each year of high school and make preparation for college a breeze. There are 28 "to-do" lists for parents and students, ten "don't" lists, three "top 10" lists, and two glossaries, divided by year, that walk you through high school to college. Quotes from students, parents, and counselors offer advice and support from people who've been through all of this before.

Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for 35 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully updated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland--so you can find the best fits for you

The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

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Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs. Sign up and start streaming today!

Visit cantonpl.kanopy.com to watch indie hits, film classics, or award-winning documentaries from any computer, television, or mobile device by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Anne Frank : the biography by Melissa Müller

August 1, 1944.  Anne Frank wrote her last entry into her diary. Three days later, Anne and her family were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Columbus : the four voyages by Laurence Bergreen

August 3, 1492.  Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain, with three ships, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

August 6, 1945.  The first atomic bomb was dropped on the city  of Hiroshima, Japan  by the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay.

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Kanopy Kids is a brand-new source of educational and entertaining children’s programming, and it’s free to watch with your Canton Public Library card! Stream the videos that leave your little ones entertained and help them learn and grow! Kanopy Kids features hundreds of educational and enriching videos that spark children’s imaginations.

Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age ratings to help you decide what to watch. Visit cantonpl.kanopy.com/kids to start streaming or contact the library for more information.

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July's Open Lego Build challenge was to build the ideal Summer Getaway Vehicle. Lego engineers had to solve the following problems:

  • How does your vehicle get around?
  • What kinds of entertainment does your vehicle have?
  • Is there food and drink on your vehicle? If so, what kind(s)?
  • Where will your Summer Getaway Vehicle take you?

Hover your mouse over each picture to get information about the Lego Engineer, the title of their creation, and information about their creation. 

Hasini built "Rocket" with a flower on top
Ryliegh built "Get Away Bluebird" with mini tacos and Hawaii as her destination

The United Nations designated July 30th the International Day of Friendship starting in 2011.  This day is meant to foster friendships and solidarity between individuals around the world in order to address the root causes of human suffering, such as war, poverty, and disease.  According to the UN, building friendships creates trust and can help create peace and social harmony among people of the world.  Check out some classic children's books and DVDs about the value of friendship in all forms.

A selection of cartoons from the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes," in which Calvin goes to the beach, watches a sunset with his father, and seeks revenge on his baby-sitter.  Hobbes the stuffed tiger is Calvin's best friend, with whom he shares in many adventures.

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

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Keeping it Real: How to Spot Fake News

Have you ever shared something on social media only to learn that it's not 100% accurate? Or, worse still, wholly untrue? If so, you're not alone. In today's hyper-connected world we're inundated with information and it's not always clear where that information comes from. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction in such an environment - but we can help!

Join us on Saturday, September 29, 10-11:30 am to learn how to identify common types of digital information, as well as tips and tricks for sorting fact from fiction. Don't be embarrassed - identify bias, bluster, and baloney before you share!   

Ages 18+.  Registration is required. 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, September 29 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Internet Lab Registration required.

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