Geeked about books and reading? For the most interested, a nonfiction selection of stories about authors or the inspiration for their work.
The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef
The trouble begins at 8: a life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild West by Sid Fleischman
Marooned: the strange but true adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
C.S. Lewis: the man behind Narnia by Beatrice Gormley
Bones never lie: how forensics helps solve history's mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod
The mystery of Darwin's frog by Marty Crump ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez
Forensics and modern disasters by written by Rebecca Stefoff
The discovery and mystery of a dinosaur named Jane by Judith Williams
The case of the vanishing golden frogs: a scientific mystery by Sandra Markle
Enigmatic events by Gary L. Blackwood
When is a planet not a planet?: the story of Pluto by Elaine Scott
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin
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
Come test your puzzle solving skills with (and against) others in Portal 2 co-op mode on Friday June 28 from 1:00 - 3:00PM. We'll supply the teams; you bring your raw talent. Only the cleverest will survive. Ages 9-17.