Twilight garden : a guide to enjoying your garden in the evening hours by Lia Leendertz — Sorry, Twihards, this book isn't about Bella and Edward, though perhaps they might enjoy hanging out in a garden like this book describes: one that can be enjoyed at night as well as in the daytime. Covered here are techniques for using color, light, scent, and water to make your garden a sensory experience that is pleasing no matter what time of day. Many plants flower at night, and Leendertz focuses on those, as well as on those that stay in bloom overnight. Most of the flowers recommended are white or are especially pleasing under moonlight.
Mystery Readers International has announced this year's nominations for an Macavity Award. The winners will be announced at Boucheron 2011, the World Mystery Convention which will be held in St. Louis this September. Janet Rudolph's blog, Mystery Fanfare has the complete list of the nominations for Best Mystery, Best First Mystery, etc.
Below are some ideas from our Adult and Teen Graphic Novel collections that can help you earn Connect Your Summer badges:
The original Johnson. Vol. 1 by Trevor Von Eeden
Laika by Nick Abadzis; color by Hilary Sycamore
The squirrel mother: stories by Megan Kelso
Second sight by Amanda Quick
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
- Wednesday, July 6, 7:00-8:30PM
- Thursday, July 7, 3:00-8:00PM
- Friday, July 8, 4:00-5:30PM
- Saturday, July 9, 2:00-5:30PM
Boy! I've seen a lot of you here at the library the last couple of days. As you can see from this picture, I was working hard on my reading for Connect-Your-Summer today. I like to do my reading under a tree. It's a good thing we have one here in the library! Do you ever read under trees? I finally figured out what badge LB and I can earn next. It's called the Adventurer Badge! This badge is perfect for LB, because he's always having adventures! Based on the books I'm reading, can you figure out where his next adventure will be? You'll have to keep watching to see if you guess right! And don't forget to tell me what you're doing to earn your Connect Your Summer badges too! I love reading about them!
If you watched, and liked, the viral Youtube video Hey You! What Song are you Listening to? NEW YORK, you might be interested to find out that a Tumblr has been doing the same thing with New Yorkers, but for books; and they've been at it for a long time. CoverSpy is "A team of publishing nerds hits the subways, streets, parks & bars to find out what New Yorkers are reading right now." Here are some spied covers from the site, linked here to the CPL catalog:
Fire and rain: the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the lost story of 1970 by David Browne — At CoverSpy — (F, 30s, brown hair in ponytail, orange laptop bag, Swedish Hasbeens, L train)
Flyfisher's guide to Michigan by Jim Bedford
Trout streams of Michigan: a fly-angler's guide by Bob Linsenman and Steve Nevala; foreword by Ernest Schwiebert
Beginner's guide to fly fishing by Jim Casada
Note: This program has been canceled.Have you heard about Pecha Kucha (pronounced "pa-chok-cha")? From the Japanese word meaning "chit chat" — because it's quick. The phrase is the namesake for an interesting presentation style: slideshow presentations of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each (for a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds). See the Canton Public Library staff Pecha Kucha as an example.
On July 27th at 7:00PM, CPL will host a Pecha Kucha and you could be one of our 15 presenters! Just fill out the application below by 9:00PM on July 13th:
Vogue knitting knitopedia : the ultimate A to Z for knitters — Looking for information related to pretty much any aspect of knitting? Look no further, as this knitopedia has brief entries on just about everything, from Aran knitting to yak fiber, from bobbles to traveling stitches. This is one of those books that is both fun to flip through and useful when you need to look up something specific.
Honey bee hobbyist : the care and keeping of bees by Norman Gary — Have you ever thought about keeping your own bees? If you'd like to, this book is a terrific overview of the basics of what a home beekeeper needs to know and might wonder about. The book even starts with a section that will help you decide whether beekeeping is right for you.
This two-hour workshop, sponsored by BOOM! The New Economy, motivates and inspires baby boomers to take the next steps in starting a business.
Randal Charlton, executive director of TechTown and a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will lead the group in a discovery of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The program also includes one-on-one counseling sessions with TechTown business experts.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 8:30 to 11:00AM
Location: NextEnergy, 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit
This program is free, but you must register to attend.
If you are a fan of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, you might enjoy the following authors.
Shades of gray by Amanda Ashley
Dark prince by Christine Feehan
A quick bite by Lynsay Sands
Undead and unwed by MaryJanice Davidson