Beginning Readers

On this day, in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from England to the New World with 102 passengers on board. Bad weather and navigational errors meant that this journey took 66 days (History)! Read more about the pilgrims and their journey in these titles at the library. 

 

Mayflower Compact by Christine Honders

The Documents of American Democracy series homes in on several of the important foundation papers that are central to U.S. history. Though the Mayflower Compact is often neglected, the series wisely includes the first document of the U.S. government. Written aboard the Mayflower, it not only laid out rules for the Plymouth Colony but it was used as a blueprint for future American governments.

An illustrated account of the life of John Howland, the young servant who was indentured to Pilgrim John Carver, describes how he embarked on the Mayflower and survived a fall off the ship before helping his ill shipmates by scouting out a safe harbor.

2017 Family Music Fest!

Research has shown that music improves our health and bonds us together. Music is magical in all of its forms and there are few things better in life than enjoying live music with the ones you love. With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the line up for our 3rd annual Family Music Fest on Saturday, October 14.

10:00AM - Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady: Beverly Meyer has been creating music for over twenty years. Thru her craft, “The Music Lady” has been capturing the attention and imagination of young people by creating engaging and interactive songs and inspiring kids to be a part of their musical world. For younger patrons and their families.

11:30AM - To Sangana: Out of the Black Theater and Dance program at Wayne State University, To Sangana (meaning “coming together”) celebrates the rich cultural traditions from African heritage as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Expect a visually stunning performance of a constant rhythmical journey featuring dance, music and vocals. For all ages!

2:00PM - The Old Adage: Siblings Mimi and Nino have been playing music together for a long time. In 2012, they made in official by naming The Old Adage. This DIY-pop group out of Detroit blends radio pop with electronic music to create interesting, infectious and dancey pop songs. For all ages!

4: 00PM - The Moxie Strings: This awesome band offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments (violin and electronic cello) through a young, progressive lens. Backed up by their musical degrees, Diane Ladio and Alison Lynn, compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. For all ages!

Come on in for the hottest FREE show in town.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Community Room Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady
Saturday, October 14 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM Community Room To Sangana
Saturday, October 14 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Community Room The Old Adage
Saturday, October 14 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Community Room The Moxie Strings

Longway Planetarium's Traveling Sky Dome

In preparation for the Solar Eclipse on August 21 we are inviting you to cast your eyes upward. Flint's Longway Planetarium's traveling program is bringing an inflatable dome of state-of-the-art video technology to our library, immersing the viewer in a dark, cloudless night sky during the daytime. Participants will experience the wonder of scientific exploration as the inflatable dome is rendered in a realistic model of the night sky over Michigan. With the aid of video images and simulations, students will get an up-close look at some of the most distant objects that can be seen from Earth.

There will be one show, repeated three times according to the schedule below. Each show is approximately 30-40 minutes. Please sign up for only one of the time slots. Registration is required for ALL participants. The program is appropriate for patrons aged 5 and up.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The country of Mexico has a rich and extensive cultural history. Learn about its traditions and customs with fiction and non-fiction titles featuring Mexican and Mexican-American characters.

Picture Books

Just in case by Yuyi Morales

As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

The well-known author of the Paddington Bear books has passed away at 91.

"A chance encounter with a toy bear in a London shop spawned a long line of books, a BBC TV series, a feature film and a lot of merchandise. A prolific writer, he also created The Herbs, featuring Parsley the Lion, which became a successful TV series and the tale-telling guinea pig, Olga da Polga. And for adults there was Monsieur Pamplemousse, the retired detective turned restaurant critic and his bloodhound, Pommes Frites (BBC Obituary)"

Check out some of the books we have here at the library!

Paddington by Michael Bond
Also available in: video

While waiting for their daughter to arrive at Paddington Station, Mr. and Mrs. Brown spot a small bear, recently arrived from darkest Peru, and take him home to join their family.

Paddington here and now by Michael Bond
Also available in: e-book

With trouble apparently following him everywhere he roams, lovable Paddington Bear must use his charm and wit to straighten out dilemmas involving a grouchy neighbor and a strange mishap that lands him center stage at a concert.

Whether you are celebrating Ramadan this season or simply want to teach your children more about this Muslim holiday, CPL has a number of wonderful books for you to take home. 

Ramandan is celebrated in the ninth month in the calendar used for Muslim holidays. This year Ramadan falls during summer which is the most challenging season to fast. The days are very long and hot. Muslims fast from sun up to sun down in order to understand how the poor feel when they go hungry. The beginning and ending of Ramadan is marked by the crescent moon, and this is why many children's books feature moons on the cover or in the title! 

Lailah's Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi

Now that she is ten, Lailah is delighted that she can fast during the month of Ramadan like her family and her friends in Abu Dhabi, but finding a way to explain to her teacher and classmates in Atlanta is a challenge until she gets some good advice from the librarian, Mrs. Scrabble.

Curious George celebrates Ramadan with his friend Kareem by sampling special treats, making baskets to donate to the needy, and searching for the crescent moon.

How does water get to us? How do we use it in our daily lives? Most importantly, how can we protect our most valuable resource? Check out a book or online resource about water to learn more. 

The Water Cycle

All the water in the world by George Ella Lyon

Love the movie and want more? We've got Wonder Woman items for all ages!

Wonder Woman to the rescue! by Courtney Carbone

Introduces Wonder Woman, an Amazon gifted with powers from the gods to fight evil and save the day.

Born an Amazon princess on the island of Themyscira, Diana leaves the island to become Wonder Woman, defender of Earth.

Not sure which superhero is the most awesome? Check out these great reads and have fun finding out!

At the airport, Eugene bumps into Fun E. Racer, disguised as a flight attendant, who intends to stop him from going on vacation.

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Books to Enjoy

Ducklings by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Introduces wood ducks, describing their life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Make way for ducklings by Robert McCloskey

A family of mallard ducks searches for a new home in Boston.

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