Tweens

Suggested biographies that fall between 100 and 150 pages.

The "Who was..." series.

The Wicked History series.

A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame.

Ada Lovelace by Gina Hagler

A computing pioneer.

Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.

Learn or brush up on forgotten Spanish language skills this month with Mango and your public library card. To see the over 70 languages you can learn with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages, click here

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Cooking the Australian way by Elizabeth Germaine

An introduction to the cooking of Australia, featuring such recipes as egg and bacon pie, Anzac biscuits, pumpkin soup, and glazed kiwi tart. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs and people of the "land down under.".

The cooking of Brazil by Matthew Locricchio

"Introduces the different culinary regions of Brazil and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Brazilian dishes"--Provided by publisher.

A Chinese cookbook for kids by Rosemary Hankin
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

A world without heroes by Brandon Mull

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.

The dragonet prophecy by Tui Sutherland

Clay and the other four MudWing dragonets were stolen from their homes while they were still in their eggs and hidden for years in order to fulfill a prophecy claiming that the dragonets would end the war between the dragon tribes, but not all of the dragonets want their destiny.

Scratch is a programming language used to create stories and games that can be shared with others all over the world. Join us in celebrating International Scratch Day on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:00pm with an introduction to Scratch. For coders ages 9-12. Registration begins on April 26

May 11, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Never played before? Doesn't matter. We'll supply the cards for you and teach you how to play. Come battle with monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! style. No Registration required. 11 & Up.

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the library and get a free comic. Only while supplies last, so come early! Brought to you by Comic City. 8 & up.

Drop into the Community Room from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, May 5 to make a Michigan-themed nature craft with mom. All ages welcome. 

William Shakespeare was born sometime in April (no one is really sure of the exact date) and died on April 23, 1616. During his prolific production of plays and poetry, he's responsible for creating many words and phrases still used in the English language today. In his honor, check out some of these works inspired by the bard, some of which may be better suited for younger readers.

Picture of Shakespeare is Public Domain

Non-Fiction Featuring Shakespeare

Ira's Shakespeare dream by Glenda Armand

"A biography chronicling the life of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who is considered to be one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century"--.

International Yoga Day Demo

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Help us celebrate International Yoga Day by learning the basics of this healthy, calming practice. Local certified yoga instructor, Thirupu Siva-Palani, will share the movements and breathing that can make yoga an important part of a daily routine. This program is geared for children 8 and up with their parents and caregivers. Tweens, Teens and Adults welcome! Don't forget to bring your own mat or towel and wear loose clothing.

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