These books feature GLBTQIA characters and are for adult readers. 

Adam by Ariel Schrag

"When Adam Freedman--a skinny, immature, and lackluster high school student from Piedmont, California--is sent by his parents to join his older sister Casey in New York City, he is hopeful that his life is about to change. And it sure does. It is the Summer of 2006--the year of gay marriage demonstrations and the rise of transgender rights--and Casey has thrust herself into New York's fringe lesbian, sexual, and political scene. Accustomed to being a social misfit, Adam now finds himself part of a wild subculture complete with underground clubs, drinking, and friendly women who take a surprisingly intense interest in him. It takes some time for him to realize many in this new crowd assume he is transgendered--a boy who was born a girl--or else why would he always be around? But then he meets Gillian, the girl of his dreams. If only she weren't a lesbian! And if only she didn't believe he was really (sort of) a girl. Ariel Schrag's scathingly funny and poignant debut novel puts a fresh spin on questions of love, attraction, self-definition, and what it takes to be at home in your own skin"--.

The paying guests by Sarah Waters

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

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Awfully Ancient

Examines the world of sanitation and the ways people have dealt with human waste from prehistoric times to the present, and discusses possible future developments.

Are you in need of a great quick read? Check out a few of these popular YA/Teen reads featuring 200 pages or less!

The last execution by Jesper Wung-Sung

Based on the true story of the last execution in Denmark's history, this novel asks a question that plagues a small Danish town in 1853: does a fifteen-year-old boy deserve to be put to death?.

Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

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

Geek Out Crafts: Create an Upcycled Planter

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Join us as we design and decorate planters made from vintage floppy disks. Registration is required and begins July 20 for patrons aged 11 years old and up.

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Join us for another trivia night on Thursday August 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Friends' activity room. Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams. 

Let's Play Steam: Tales from the Borderlands

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Join us July 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Community Room while we play the Steam version of the Tell Tale game Tales from the Borderlands. Program is open to patrons 18 and older.

 

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Explore Travel Apps with CPL

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Are you planning a vacation this summer? Whether by land, air, or sea we have some suggestions of tested applications for your smart devices that can help to minimize stress, prepare you, and help you spend more time enjoying your vacation. 

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Learn a new language this month with your Canton Public Library card and Mango Languages. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play or use your computer to access it by clicking here

Sleuth It: Murder Mystery Night at CPL

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Come test your sleuthing skills and solve a library mystery. Interact with characters and search the stacks for clues. Ages 12 & Up.  Registration is required.  Join us July 12 at 7:00 PM

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