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What We're Reading: November 2015

Star Trek fans will want to read The Autobiography of James T. Kirk...  Highly recommend is both a reassuring and disconcerting look at our political history.   A. D. Scott weaves a mystery throughout this novel about of a small Scottish Highland village in 1956.

HeroScape Gaming

heroscapeBring your imagination and your strategic mind when you play HeroScape, a table-top strategy game, at the Library on Monday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 PM.  This program is for ages 9-12 and their families, and no registration is required.

heroscape by Ronald Villaver (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016

Canton Public Library in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors. 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

Time Traveling Adventurers

Honus & me by Dan Gutman

Secret in the tower: a tale of the American Revolution by Candice Ransom ; illustrated by Greg Call

Dinosaurs before dark by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

2095 by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

Time Travel

Teen Time Travelers

The here and now by Ann Brashares

Time between us by Tamara Ireland Stone

The Devil's intern by Donna Hosie

Summer of yesterday by Gaby Triana

Loop by Karen Akins

Backward glass by David Lomax

Time Traveling

Groundhog Day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents ; a Trevor Albert production ; a Harold Ramis film ; story by Danny Rubin ; screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis ; produced by Trevor Albert and Harold Ramis ; directed by Harold Ramis

About time [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; a Working Title production ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes ; written and directed by Richard Curtis

Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson

Star trek IV [videodisc]: the voyage home by Paramount Pictures ; a Harve Bennett production ; a Leonard Nimoy film

Audie Award-Winning Audiobooks

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

May the 4th Be With You

Boba FettSee sights from a galaxy far, far away when Chris Trevas -- an official Star Wars artist who has provided illustrations for a variety of books, games, guidebooks and other products -- drops out of hyper-space and into CPL on May 4, 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration is required.

Boba Fett by Chris Trevas

Super-Hero Reads for 6th Graders

Sidekicked by John David Anderson

The ascension: a Super human clash by Michael Carroll

Geeks, girls, and secret identities by Mike Jung ; with illustrations by Mike Maihack

The cloak society by Jeramey Kraatz

H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden

Super-Hero Reads for 5th Graders

The Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell ; illustrated by Chris Battle

Super by Matthew Cody

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis ; illustrated by Douglas Holgate

Archvillain by Barry Lyga

Villain school: hero in disguise by Stephanie S. Sanders

Super-Hero Reads for 4th Graders

The cheerleaders of doom by Michael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers

Captain Awesome and the ultimate spelling bee by Stan Kirby ; illustrated by George O'Connor

Chews your destiny by Rhode Montijo

Shifty business by Greg Trine ; art by Frank W. Dormer

Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell by Gary Urey ; pictures by Ethan Long

Super-Hero Reads for 3rd Graders

Gorilla warfare by Laurie Sutton ; illustrated by Erik Doescher, Mike DeCarlo, and Lee Loughridge

Battle of the Blue Lanterns by Michael Vincent Acampora ; illustrated by Dan Schoening

Bok! Bok! Boom! by Cyndi Marko

The shrinking city by Michael Dahl ; illustrated by Gregg Schigiel and Lee Loughridge ; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Attack of the cheetah by Jane B. Mason ; illustrated by Dan Schoening ; Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

Super-Hero Reads for 2nd Graders

Batman: dawn of the dynamic duo by John Sazaklis ; pictures by Steven E. Gordon ; colors by Eric A. Gordon

The Crimson Dynamo returns!  adapted by D.R. Shealy ; based on the episode "Iron Man vs. the Crimson Dynamo" by Brandon Auman ; illustrated by Patrick Spaziante

The story of the Guardians by Tomas Palacios ; illustrated by Ron Lim and Marcelo Pinto

The biggest little hero by John Sazaklis ; illustrated by Art Baltazar

The amazing mini-mutts by Donald Lemke ; illustrated by Art Baltazar

Super-Hero Reads for 1st Graders

Aliens attack! by Lisa Shea ; illustrated by Dario Brizuela ; coloring by Franco Riesco

These are the Avengers by Thomas Macri ; illustrated by Mike Norton and Hi-Fi Design

Super hero showdown! by Lucy Rosen ; illustrated by Dario Brizuela ; inks by Andres Ponce ; coloring by Franco Riesco

Spider-sense Spider-Man: Spider-man versus the Green Goblin by Susan Hill ; pictures by Andie Tong ; colors by Jeremy Roberts

Superman: attack of the Toyman by John Sazaklis ; with John Farley ; illustrated by Andy Smith

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 5th Graders

Half magic by Edward Eager ; illustrated by N.M. Bodecker

Horten's miraculous mechanisms: magic, mystery & a very strange adventure by Lissa Evans

My dad the dragon by Jackie French ; illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Where the mountain meets the moon by Grace Lin

Alien in a bottle by Kathy Mackel

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 4th Graders

Attack of the fluffy bunnies by Andrea Beaty

Green boy by Susan Cooper

The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes; illustrated by Laura Carlin

Urchin of the riding stars by M.I. McAllister

The adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris ; illustrated by Aaron Renier