Teens

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 25 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Friendship Bracelets
Tuesday, October 2 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Notebook Decorating
Thursday, October 11 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Analog Audio Experience
Tuesday, October 23 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Jackbox Games
Thursday, October 25 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Jackbox Games

September 23rd is Bisexual Visibility Day. Check out one of these great teen books that feature bi characters.

How to make a wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Murder on the Orient Express: a Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie is one of the author's most famous mysteries. The story was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author's own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931.

In the book, the dapper detective Hercule Poirot, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise, agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive.

If you enjoy fast-paced mysteries like Murder on the Orient Express, then you may enjoy...

Also available in: audiobook

In 1914, a bold young American names Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper in the English countryside. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And though many years have passed since he astonished Watson by solving Scotland Yard's most baffling crimes, the Great Detective is no fool. He instantly spots a fellow intellect in Mary. When his greatest enemy returns with a fiendishly resourceful plan for revenge, Holmes knows he faces the case of his lifetime - and that he needs Mary's help to solve it.

Also available in: audiobook

Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers--Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist--are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease." In London's Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers' dying patients--wealthy Bryson Radnor--when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they've been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes. But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends--distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them--scour London's grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester's time, as well as the children's, is quickly draining away.

 

This year has been great for adaptations. Check out this list of new and upcoming movies and TV shows, then grab the book and get reading! 

Movies

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 20, 2018 (HBO)

Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Davis, Sofia Boutella

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist of Literature for Young People has been announced. The finalists will be announced on October 10th, so be sure to check back! See the full list of ten at the website or find the books to read from the library.

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by Eugene (ILT) Eugene/ Yelchin M. T./ Yelchin Anderson

Markus Zusak, author of the international bestseller The Book Thiefreturns this October with his first novel since 2005. 

Bridge of Clay is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar, family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? 

Place your hold on the print or audio version below. 

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Print edition.

Bridge of Clay by Markus (NRT) Markus/ Zusak Zusak

Audio edition. 

This day celebrates the sport of geocaching, a real life treasure hunting game which involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches in a variety of locations around the world.  Geocaching is a fun way to work with friends to find items while exploring the outdoors or other new locations.  According to the website www.geocaching.com, there are 4,479 geocaches around Canton.  Check out the resources below to learn how to geocache or to read stories in which geocaching plays a central role!

Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Get ready for a SCARY good time at Canton Public Library! On October 30th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, scary stories will be shared in a campfire like setting. The storyteller will read, IN THE DARK, a selection of stories from Alvin Schwartz's book, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Participants will also share their own scary stories as the flashlight gets passed around the circle. Make sure your register for this SCARY literature experience!

  • Registration Required
  • Ages 9 - 17
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00 pm to 8:00pm

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, October 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.
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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

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