Maybe you want to read Sisters. Or maybe you love her work on The Baby-Sitters Club. Maybe you have no idea who Raina Telgemeier is, but you want a bright and fun graphic novel, and the ones your friends talk about are always checked out. Here is a list of Telgemeier's books (including alternative formats to check out), the popular titles that are just like Telgemeier, and some other suggestions for when those aren't available. Good luck, and happy reading.

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

In a semi-autobiographical graphic novel, the author describes her childhood anxiety, in a story about growing up and gathering the courage to face and conquer her fears.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

For the past several years, the Canton Public Library has offered volunteer opportunities for tweens in grades 5-8 through our Tween Service Corps. Due to a lack of service opportunities, we will be suspending the Tween Service Corps at this time. If you need to fulfill volunteer hours, please consider PBJ Outreach and Open Door Food Ministry. These two organizations are local and accept volunteers of all ages. Thank you to all who have completed service hours at the library or who expressed interest in serving the CPL community.

Wonderbooks are an exciting new addition to the Canton Public Library's children's collection. Each book has an audio player bound to the inside of the front cover, allowing the reader to listen to the story, without the need for a CD player or other equipment. 

Search the list of Wonderbook titles in our catalog, or stop by the Children's New Book Shelf to browse available titles.

Wintertime Sign Painting w/ Cheryl Schian

Join us for the latest installment of our very popular sign painting series. Local artist Cheryl Schian will help you create a series of four smaller signs suitable for gift giving or festive home decor. This program is for ages 18 and older. All supplies will be provided Registration is required and begins November 21, 2019. 

This program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM, latecomers cannot be accomodated. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, December 3 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

Canton Leisure Services is partnering with the Canton Public Library to administer a community-wide survey to assess programs, services, and facilities, as well as gather information on a wide range of issues that will assist in short and long-range planning by both Canton organizations.  In early November 2,000 households will receive a survey packet that provides an option to complete the survey online. If you are one of the randomly-selected households chosen to participate in this statistically-valid survey, please reply by the due date. This survey will also be available online mid-November at for residents who did not receive a survey packet. Your responses will provide valuable insight into our community’s needs and top priorities. For additional information, call 734/394-5360. 

Please note that the November meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on the third Thursday of the month (November 21).

The December Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 PM.

The Witcher Netflix series is finally coming to Netflix on December 20th, 2019. The show will be based off the popular fantasy books, Saga o Wiedźminie, written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, has seven seasons planned in order to tell the story of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer. Check out the following today to get ready for season one of "The Witcher!"

Based on trailers and interviews, the first season will be focused on this book, "The Last Wish," which is a collection of short stories that takes place before the Witcher Saga. These stories introduce Gerlat and Yennefer. 

Sword of destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

"Sword of Destiny" is the second prequel book that has also been referenced in the trailers. This is another collection of short stories that explains Geralt's connection to Ciri. 


Did you miss our Grumpy Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own crabby storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell

Ruthie has a problem at school. It is the Snurtch. The Snurtch is a scribbly, grabby, rude monster who follows Ruthie around and gets her into all sorts of trouble. It seems Ruthie will never be rid of the Snurtch. But eventually, she realizes she's not the only one... George has one too.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Long way home by 1978- Cameron Douglas