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
Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
The Cater Street hangman by Anne Perry
Sweet poison by David Roberts
I'm super excited because I just earned my very first Connect Your Summer Badge! I told you that LB and I signed up as team, right? Well. We just got our very first badge... the Multicultural Badge. And it came with a nifty little star on it because we shared what we did with all of you! I read a book called Zoo-Ology by Joelle Jolivet. It's a big huge book (you can see it in my last blog post) with really neat pictures in it. And I learned a little bit about all the different animal cultures that are different than me. LB decided he would study People Culture, so he visited the Canton Historical Society. They have lots of neat stuff there. And LB got to sign his name in the guestbook (he has very nice handwriting) and put a pin on the map where he lives. He brought back lots of pictures to show me, and it sure looks like he had fun!
Boy we both had super lots of fun. We can't wait to earn our next badge! I need some ideas though... What have you done to earn yours? Can't wait to hear all about it!
Did you sign up for Connect Your Summer yet? LB and I did today! We are going to tackle it as a team. As you can see, I'm getting a start on my reading for my Multicultural Badge. And LB is off on a little adventure to fulfill another criteria for the badge. That's how we split it up. I really like to read, so I'm going to do all the reading. But I can't really leave the library. That's where LB comes in. He's going to take care of all the off-library-campus activities for me so we can earn badges. It's going to be so much fun! and I've already learned a lot! I can't wait to log into my account and read about all the fun and exciting books you've read and the activities you've participated in too! So don't forget to tell me all about what you're doing over on the Connect Your Summer page!
Aesop's fables by retold in verse by Tom Paxton; illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
The good earth by Pearl S. Buck; introduced and edited by Peter Conn
Donna Kooler's encyclopedia of quilting by Kooler, Donna
Water, paper, paint: exploring creativity with watercolor and mixed media by Heather Smith Jones
Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
In a sunburned country by Bill Bryson
Tender: a cook and his vegetable patch by Nigel Slater
Cooks' house: the art and soul of local, sustainable cuisine by Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee; photography by Thomas Kachadurian
Play the scene: the ultimate collection of contemporary and classic scenes and monologues by Michael Schulman and Eva Mekler
The collected plays of Neil Simon, volume IV by Neil Simon
It's a slippery slope by Spalding Gray
Laura Rider's masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
The tower, the zoo, and the tortoise by Julia Stuart
Skippy dies by Paul Murray
Dancing with bears: the postutopian adventures of Darger & surplus by Michael Swanwick
Wild Africa by Alex Bernasconi
Planet Arctic: life at the top of the world by Wayne Lynch
Every dog has a gift: true stories of dogs who bring hope & healing into our lives by Rachel McPherson ; with Deborah Mitchell