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Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, December 16, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Adult Writers' Group December 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, December 12

Easy Robotics: Brushbots

Monday, December 21, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Make your own robot out of a toothbrush and motor, then build a track to race it on. For Tweens and Teens. Registration required.

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 


[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in December

DiceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is December 28, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma. Stop by our display and check out All Things Austen!

Emma: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

The Jane Austen Quilt Club: a novel by Ann Hazelwood

Jane Austen's first love by Syrie James

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins

Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos

Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ; foreword by Cathleen Schine

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig


First snow by Peter McCarty


Snow by Sam Usher


The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker


If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff


Outside by Deirdre Gill

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

Share a Story: Counting Storytime

Did you miss our counting storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own 1-2-3 storytime.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
   There were 10 in the bed 
   And the Little One said: "Roll Over, Roll Over" 
   So they all rolled over and 1 fell out. 
   There were 9 in the bed
   And the Little One said... 
   Continue until... There was 1 in the bed 
   And the Little One said: "Good Night!"

Counting crows by Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

Let's count goats! by words by Mem Fox ; goats by Jan Thomas

Bear counts by Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman

1-2-3 peas by Keith Baker

More Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-alikes

Do you like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but have read all the books ?  Try some of the suggestions below for fun stories with crazy antics and creative kid characters.

The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger



The terrible two by Mac Barnett, Jory John ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell



Kate the great: except when she's not by Suzy Becker



The phantom bully by New York times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown



Gossip from the girls' room: a Blogtastic! novel by Rose Cooper



Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading by Tom Greenwald

Picture Books on Thankfulness and Family

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell


Don't let Auntie Mabel bless the table by Vanessa Brantley Newton


Three scoops and a fig by written by Sara Laux Akin ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung



Everybody serves soup by Norah Dooley ; illustrations by Peter J. Thornton

Learn to speak Bengali or English with Mango and Pronunciator

Did you know that with your Canton Public Library card you have free access to two language learning programs Mango and Pronunciator?

If you would like to learn English (or just improve your skills), or learn Bengali or any other non English language please check out Mango Languages or Pronunciator!

If you have questions please check out this link or see a librarian for help.

Share a Story: A Fine Dessert

We had a great time reading A Fine Dessert and making the delicious Blackberry Fool that went with it. We looked at how making this simple dessert has changed over 300 years and then tried out some of the different technologies used.

If you missed it, create your own culinary adventure at home with some of the following stories. 

 More Stories About Food (with recipes!)

Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis

Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: a story about Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley

Once upon a time in the kitchen: recipes and tales from classic childrens stories by Carol Odell, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

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

Pinterest Live - Homemade Gift Edition

Our popular Pinterest Live series is back. This time around we will work on handmade gifts suitable for the holiday season. This program is for ages 12 and up and registration is required. Join us Tuesday December 1 at 6:30 PM.

Beat Holiday Stress Adult Coloring Party

Adult coloring is the hottest trend in stress relief so take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and come color with us. Enjoy a cup of herbal tea and a holiday cookie as the tension melts away. You must be 18 years or older to attend this program. Join us December 17 at 7:00 PM.