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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

Teen Cooking Books

Teens cook dessert by Megan and Jill Carle, with Judi Carle

Teens cook: how to cook what you want to eat by Megan and Jill Carle ; with Judi Carle ; photography by Jessica Boone

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team ; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Deep in the Forest

The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure by the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman

Through the woods by stories by Emily Carroll

Into the forest by Jean Hegland

Journey into Mohawk Country by as written by H.M. van den Bogaert ; with artwork by George O'Connor ; and color by Hilary Sycamore

West of the moon by Margi Preus

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

Slimming Down

Michigan: Strange and Weird

Ghost stories from Canton by Virginia Bailey Parker ; illustrated by Sharon Lee Dillenbeck and Roy Rinke

Michigan songbag by compiled by Phyllis Rykala Nelson

Favorite Michigan folk songs by selected by Tina Lewis

The Michigan road guide to haunted locations by Chad Lewis & Terry Fisk ; foreword by Linda S. Godfrey

Road Trip Reads for Teens

Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

Paper towns by John Green

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Just one wish by Janette Rallison

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

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

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Be Well: Yoga

Yoga girl by Rachel Brathen

Yoga for dummies by Larry Payne, PhD, and Georg Feuerstein, PhD ; foreword by Felicia Tomasko, RN, editor in chief, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine

Yoga for warriors: basic training in strength, resilience, & peace of mind by Beryl Bender Birch

Gentle yoga arthritis by featuring contributions by Laurie Sanford and Nancy Forstbauer

Flat belly yoga!: the 4-week plan to strengthen your core: no crunches required by Kimberly Fowler with the editors of Prevention

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