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Middle-School Coloring and Craft

Get creative at the library! Drop in and try a notebook doodle coloring book, color and decorate stickers, and do a craft. Ages 11-13. Tuesday, December 22, from 3:00-4:00PM. No registration required. 

[Color Your Life by Capture Queen is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Celebrate the new Star Wars movie by learning to code on Tuesday, December 29, from 2:00-3:00PM. Use drag-drop blocks and JavaScript to help BB-8 navigate 15 different levels. Ages 9-12. Registration begins November 23.

STEM Books for Young Readers

The Cook Prize honors the best STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) picture books published for children each year. Check out the winner or one of the honor books today. 

Winner

Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George ; paintings by Wendell Minor


Honor Books

Behold the beautiful dung beetle by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Alan Marks


Mr. Ferris and his wheel by written by Kathryn Gibbs Davis ; illustrated by Gilbert Ford


Mysterious patterns: finding fractals in nature by Sarah C. Campbell ; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

National Book Award Finalists: Young People's Literature

Before the winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature is announced, check out one of the finalists:

The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby



Challenger deep by Neal Shusterman ; illustrations by Brendan Shusterman


Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

National Book Award Finalists: Fiction

The 2015 National Book Award winners will be announced Wednesday, November 18 at a special ceremony. Check out one of these titles on the shortlist for the Fiction award:

Refund: stories by Karen E. Bender



The Turner house by Angela Flournoy



Fates and furies by Lauren Groff



Fortune smiles: stories by Adam Johnson



A little life: a novel by Hanya Yanagihara

Read the Book Before the Movie

This fall will see many great books adapted for the big screen. Check these out before heading to the theater!

Brooklyn: a novel by Colm Tóibín - movie to open November 6.



Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue - movie to open November 6



Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - movie to open November 20.

A hologram for the king: a novel by Dave Eggers - movie to open November 25.

Unconventional Princess Picture Books

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Meg Hunt



Princess-in-training by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Joe Berger



The princess and the pony by Kate Beaton


Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole


The paper bag princess by story, Robert N. Munsch ; illus- trations, Michael Martchenko

Alice in Wonderland Celebration

November marks the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland's publication. Join us in the Community Room on Tuesday, November 3 from 2:00-3:00 PM as we play games, make crafts, and celebrate. This program is recommended for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Books for Makers

Are you a tinkerer, maker, or hacker? Interested in learning? Or just want to find out what the "maker movement" is all about? Check out these books:

Zero to maker: learn (just enough) to make (just about) anything by David Lang



The art of tinkering: meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich



Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson



The kids' guide to duct tape projects by Sheri Bell- Rehwoldt



Making things move: DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists by Dustyn Roberts

Raina Telgemeier Read Alikes

Have you already read all of Raina Telgemeier's books (Smile, Drama, Sisters)? Try out one of these graphic novels next.

Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson


Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang



The dumbest idea ever! by Jimmy Gownley

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September may be most associated with heading back to school, but did you know that it is also Library Card Sign-Up Month? First launched in 1988, Library Card Sign-Up Month serves as a reminder that a library card is the most important learning tool of all. So what are you waiting for? Head to the Canton Public Library today and sign up for your card!

View our borrowing information to learn everything you can do with a CPL card. 

Kids: Learn a New Language (Chinese)

Did you know that the Children's International Language section contains hundreds of items that will help you learn a new language? Here is a selection of books, DVDs, and multimedia materials to get you started with Chinese.

1,2,3 go! by Huy Voun Lee

Legend of the Chinese dragon by written by Marie Sellier ; illustrated by Catherine Louis ; calligraphy and chop marks by Wang Fei ; translated by Sibylle Kazeroid



Mandarin Chinese picture dictionary



Chinese for kids. Beginner level 1, volume 1 [videodisc]: the fun and easy way to learn Chinese by directed by Donovan Miller

What Will You Find in the Wild? Volcanoes!

Explore a volcano with Park Ranger Rebecca Carvalho and Volcanologist Dr. Don Swanson! You'll learn tons of facts about volcanoes, plus get a chance to snap virtual photos at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

Click here and let us know what you learned when you claim your Great Outdoors badge!

Camp Google: What's in My Backyard?

Learn what's hiding in your own backyard with Camp Google! You'll discover the magic of magnification and learn how to create a magnifying glass with your smartphone.

Click here to get started. Let us know what you discover when you claim your Great Outdoors badge!

Camp Google: What Are Constellations?

Join Google Expert Stephen Russell in exploring the cosmos at Camp Google. You'll learn how to study the stars, then create your own constellation projector to use at home!

Click here to begin your exploration. Don't forget to tell us your favorite constellation when you claim your Great Outdoors badge!