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Dance themed books for teens

Bunheads: a novel by Sophie Flack


A company of swans by Eva Ibbotson


A time to dance by Padma Venkatraman


Dance of shadows by Yelena Black


A time for dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin


Off pointe by Leanne Lieberman

Artist Biographies

A life of Picasso. Volume 3, 1917-1932 by John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

Van Gogh: the life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum

Leonardo da Vinci: flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl

Michelangelo: a biography by George Bull

The unknown Matisse: a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling

Slimming Down

Parenting Around the World

Graphic novels for older girls!

The secret valley by Jeff Weigel

Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais

Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Ernest & Rebecca. [1], "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]

The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July-December 2015

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.


July 23  

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt







August 24   

The giver by Lois Lowry







September 24  

Honolulu: a novel by Alan Brennert







October 22   

No river too wide by Emilie Richards

Camp Storytime

Attention all campers! Camp Storytime is coming to the library. Come explore the forest and sit around the campfire to enjoy some stories and snacks, there will even be tents to hang out in! Join us Thursday June 25th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Community Room for some summer fun. Recommended for children aged 5 to 9 years old.
[campsite sweet campisite by Kirsten Jennings is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Battle Bunny Book Transformation

Battle Bunny coverWho says you shouldn't write in a book?  Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations.  This program is for ages 9-12.  Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 20  at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman — With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

Military Dogs

The grieving family who lost their son serving in Afghanistan adopts his military service dog, Max. Max opens nation-wide on June 26.

Navy SEAL dogs: my tale of training canines for combat by Mike Ritland

Stubby the war dog: the true story of World War I's bravest dog by Ann Bausum

Team dog: how to train your dog—the Navy SEAL way by Mike Ritland, with Gary Brozek

Tuesday tucks me in: the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog by Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, USA with Bret Witter ; photographs by Dan Dion

Until Tuesday: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván with Bret Witter

Sports Fiction For Fifth Graders

The batboy by Mike Lupica



Go long! by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell



Dunk under pressure by Rich Wallace

Sports Fiction For Fourth Graders

Double team by Amar'e Stoudemire ; illustrated by Tim Jessell


Baseball world series by Matt Christopher


Mia by Laurence Yep


Game-day jitters by Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Jimmy Holder


On your mark, get set, laugh! by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by John & Wendy

Sports Fiction For Third Graders

Softball surprise by Jake Maddox ; text by Leigh McDonald ; illustrated by Katie Wood


Kickoff to danger by Franklin W. Dixon


The soccer mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Charles Tang


Cam Jansen and the Sports Day mysteries: a super special by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Joy Allen


McKenna, ready to fly! by Mary Casanova ; [illustrations by Brian Hailes]

Sports Fiction For Second Graders

Hand-off by Michael Teitelbaum ; illustrated by Ron Zalme


Olympia the Games Fairy by Daisy Meadows


Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca


Scaredy-cat catcher by Betty Hicks ; illustrated by Adam McCauley


Sports Fiction For First Graders

Last one in is a rotten egg, by Leonard Kessler by Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-


Time for T-ball by written by Alyson Heller ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman


I can be a gymnast by Kristen L. Depken ; illustrated by Tino Santanach and Joaquin Canizares


Monster games by Melissa Lagonegro ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists


Soccer day by written by Alyson Heller ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Sports Fiction for Kindergartners

Young Cam Jansen and the baseball mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti


Joy in Mudville by written by Bob Raczka ; illustrations by Glin Dibley


Max the champion by written by Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick ; illustrated by Ros Asquith


Dino-basketball by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrations by Barry Gott


Henry Holton takes the ice by Sandra Bradley ; illustrated by Sara Palacios

Murder Will Out: Ruth Rendell Dies at 85

From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell — British author, Ruth Rendell passed away at the age of 85 on May 2.  Ms. Rendell may be best known for her Inspector Wexford series, but she also wrote several suspenseful stand-alone novels as Barbara Vine. She was named Grand Master of Mystery by the Mystery Writers of America in 1997 and the Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

Triple Crown Time


Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Murder Will Out: Edgar Award Winners 2015

Mystery Writers of America recently announced the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014.  

Best Novel

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King








Best First Novel by an American Author








The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award

The stranger you know by Jane Casey