This Summer, Teen Creative Writing students were asked to write a story based on a selected list of genres. Each story developed over the course of the six week class, beginning with gathering ideas, a rough draft, and the final product represented in the audio recordings of the finished products below.
The Mirror Worldby Arsh Kaiser
Synopsis: When his parents purchase a strange mirror as a gift for his sister, Sam discovers that there's more to a reflection than he ever imagined.
The Normal Ghost Tracerby Kriya Shah
Synopsis: A young girl befriends an interesting boy who teaches her how to understand ghosts. Together they begin a quest to help the dead and the living understand and accept each other.
Clown Maniaby Nabeel Baig
Synopsis: Imagine a world run exclusively by clowns. This funny account of a world gone crazy offers a silly overview of a year in the life of President Daffy the Clown.
They Wouldn't Believe Meby Abdulhafeez Peracha
Synopsis: An out-of-this-world visit to Canton Public Library
Ghost Keeperby Sravya Emmadi
Synopsis: A teenage girl alone in an old house discovers the unexpected and goes on an adventure.
Willard Library in Battle Creek is pleased to present An Evening with Carol Higgins Clark, Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at the Burnham Brook Community Center.
Mobbed: a Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark — Best-selling mystery author Carol Higgins Clark will talk about her Regan Reilly detective series, take questions, and sign books. The program is free of charge and all are welcome! Burhnam Brook Community Center is located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please call 269-968-8166 with any questions.
Get ready for Halloween with some easy-to-read titles. These spook-tacular books are shelved in the Readers section in the Children's Department. A CPL librarian can show you just where to find them. Happy Halloween!
A fairy-tale fall by Apple Jordan; illustrated by Francesco Legramandi
Monster parade: a sticker rerader by Shana Corey; illustrated by Will Terry
Pooh's Halloween pumpkin by Isabel Gaines; illustrated by Josie Yee
[Image Source: Google/Purple Moon Press]
Northwest Angle: a novel by William Kent Krueger — Meet William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM at Aunt Agatha's in Ann Arbor. Mr. Krueger will discuss and sign his new Cork O'Connor novel, Northwest Angle.
If you missed our Book Gems program last night, you can still take a peek at the titles we highlighted:
Not all tarts are apple by Pip Granger — This charming book set in 1953 London focuses on Rosie, the 7-year-old narrator, and the colorful characters in her Soho neighborhood. Try this if you like cozy British mysteries — especially if you care more about the setting and characters than the mystery itself.
Then she found me by Elinor Lipman — Restrained high school Latin teacher April Epner is dismayed when her extroverted birth mother finds her in this wry, unsentimental comedy of manners. A good choice for readers of Anne Tyler or Elizabeth Berg.
This may even inspire you to read about more talented animals!
Register and join us for wine and a mystery book discussion on Tuesday, October 18th from 7:00-8:00 PM at Vintners Canton Winery. Drop by the Main Reference Desk to pick up a copy of this month's book:
The night inspector : a novel by Frederick Busch — William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns from the battlefields to New York City a hardened man, bent on reversing his fortunes. This is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war, of the desolation of a people searching for hope in a new age, and of one man's attempts at recapturing a lust for his own life.
The arrival of fall also means the arrival of apples! Whether they're baked into a pie, dipped in caramel, pressed into cider, or simply enjoyed plain, apples are always a wonderful autumn treat. Why not read some stories about apples, too? Listed below are some easy books all about this fabulous fruit. You can find them in the Readers section in the Children's Department.
Ten apples up on top! by Theo. leSieg; illustrated by Roy McKie
Big red apple by Tony Johnston; illustrated by Judith Hoffman Corwin
October 4, 4:00-5:30 PM
A talk with author Merrie Haskell Fuller
The princess curse by Merrie Haskell — Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling—and downright silly—curse. Ridiculous though the curse may be, whoever breaks it will win a handsome reward. Sharp-witted Reveka, an herbalist’s apprentice, has little use for princesses, with their snooty attitudes and impractical clothing. She does, however, have use for the reward money that could buy her a position as a master herbalist.
The week-by-week vegetable gardener's handbook by Ron Kujawski and Jennifer Kujawski
Want action? Want mystery? Try these books out:
Sure fire by Jack Higgins; with Justin Richards
The last thing I remember by Andrew Klavan
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
Evil genius by Catherine Jinks
Join us Thursday, September 29, from 7:00-8:00 PM for Book Gems. Our staff will explore some great hidden-in-plain-sight reads in Canton Public Library's fiction and nonfiction collections. Discover new and interesting titles for your book group or reading stack.
"Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them."
The stranger you seek: a novel by Amanda Kyle Williams
Where the shadows lie by Michael Ridpath
World War Two will not take place by Bill James
Has your book group tried our Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide with book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. A complete list of kits is available at: Book Club in a Bag. Questions? Call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999.
The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will not meet in December. Copies of the January 25, 2012 selection, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon will be available after November 16, 2011. Request a copy at the Adult Reference Desk.