Teens

The season undoubtedly looks different this year, but the Canton Public Library is here to ensure that your family stays safe at home for the holidays! CPL Librarians have compiled some of the best library resources for you to enjoy while cozied up with your loved ones.

A lovely way to enjoy the holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate is music. If you close your eyes, you can just hear the opening notes from a long familiar tune and it can take you back to your childhood or to yesterday.  Music is so powerful that it can make us laugh, cry, and relive memories long forgotten.  We hope these help you enjoy a safe and memorable holiday season.

From Our CD Collection

November has been celebrated as Native American Heritage Month since 1990. Check out a book by a Native American author in the YA section to learn more about the culture, history, and lives of Native teens. 

Fiction

Apple in the middle by 1970- Dawn Quigley

Winter Snow Spree Drive Around

The snow will go on! You're invited to join us for a special drive-through version of CPL's Winter Snow Spree. Slowly cruise through our outdoor winter wonderland! Roll down your windows to hear live music with Melissa Behring, peep the Detroit Zoo penguin cam on a huge screen, be amazed by the Detroit Circus fire performers, as well as pick up some take home activity kits! We will safely bring the goods right to your car. Goodies given while supplies last.

Please register for one of the time slots listed below (one registration per car).

To maximize traffic flow, please come at your assigned time and enter the library's west drive from Veteran's Parkway. 

​(Snowflake by Liz West is licensed under Creative Commons)

 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, December 16 - 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:15 PM to 7:30 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM Outdoors Register
Wednesday, December 16 - 7:45 PM to 8:00 PM Outdoors Register

From Ancient China to California in the 1990s, step back in time with these fantastic historical fiction titles. 

The black kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Also available in: e-audiobook

With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins to crumble.

Also available in: audiobook

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15-October 15. Celebrate with one of the following Young Adult titles featuring Hispanic main characters!

Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdoba

Did you know, K-12 students can receive live homework help via Brainfuse? And, it's free with a Canton Public Library card! Plus, Brainfuse has helpful study tools and test preparation materials to make learning that much easier. Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Watchmen and Schitt$ Creek slayed all the competition and rightfully so. But Baby Yoda definitely got robbed. Check out these shows and all the other great series' nominated for the 2020 Emmys!

2020 Emmy Winners

After a remarkable career in law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, only the second woman to join the Court. Much of Ginsburg's career was dedicated to gender equality and women's rights, as well as working as a volunteer attorney for the ACLU. In her later years, Ginsburg was well-known for her dissenting opinions and often wore elaborate collars when dissenting in Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant in the landscape of American law and will remain an icon for generations to come.

Celebrate the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with one of the many books and movies about her in CPL's collection.

Children's Materials

Creative Spotlight Program: Geometric Shadowboxes

Creativebug* boasts more than 1,000 arts and crafts videos. In October, the library is happy to highlight one specific Creativebug class for an October grab-and-go program: Geometric Shadowboxes. With step-by-step instructions provided by video, you will be able to experiment with different colors and papers to create geometric patterns in a lovely shadowbox for display.

Each kit will contain:

  1. 8 x 10" piece of smooth vellum Bristol paper
  2. Scraps of paper in a variety of colors and patterns
  3. 02 Micron pen and white paper (to create your own pattern)
  4. 1"-wide diamond template
  5. Neutral pH adhesive
  6. Paintbrush
  7. 8 x 10: shadowbox frame

You will need to supply at home:

  1. Pencil
  2. Eraser
  3. Scissors
  4. Dish
  5. Wet rag or papertowel

 

  • Registration for the grab-and-go kits will take place beginning September 24, while supplies last.
  • Once registration has closed on October 6, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up your kit at the library through our contact-free holds pick-up.
  • Kit pick-up will take place from October 9 to October 16.

 

Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug to get started today!

 

*a CPL Library card required in order to use Creativebug

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Love Kids Graphic Novels but feel like you are ready for a longer story? Here are some awesome Kids and Teen Graphic Novels to reignite your love of the format. Enjoy!

All together now by artist Hope Larson
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