Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2-3 PM.
Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Families and kids in grades K-4 can practice engineering and architectural skills building
an edible gingerbread house. Add your imagination and artistic skills to our big cardboard gingerbread house
too. All supplies will be provided. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00-8:00 PM. Registration is required.
Gingerbread House by White 77 under CC0 1.0 Universal
Looking for fascinating stories about real people? Explore the following list for some suggestions.
Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter — The story of how Henri Matisse changed from sketching to making cut-out creations.
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson — A lesser-known singer from the Harlem Renaissance, Florence Mills' story is told here.
Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy — Looking for more variety in your stories about achievements in aviation?
The quite contrary man: a true American tale by Patricia Rusch Hyatt ; illustrated by Kathryn Brown — Breaking the law by growing a beard? A contrary (and interesting) man, indeed!
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian — A Caldecott-winning biography about a curious nature photographer.
Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! by Grace Lin — Look for more Ling and Ting in J READER LIN.
The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats — A young boy enjoys the magic of a wintry day in this Caldecott-winning picture book.
Lucy rescued by Harriet Ziefert ; paintings by Barroux — Lots of opportunities for howling, this is the story of a new dog adjusting to her new home.
I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by David Catrow — For those with messy artists at home, a rhyming, color-filled story.
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts]
Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper
Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton
Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl by Rosenstiehl, Agnès
Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs
The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti
Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles
Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci
M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe
Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee
Registration begins October 27
Session begins Tuesday, November 11, 10:00 AM
If you're looking for some Halloween flair without all the gory stuff (maybe a little bit), check out these creepy but silly DVDs from the Canton collection. Less violence, more fun!
An American werewolf in London [videodisc] by Polygram Pictures presents a Lycanthrope Films Limited Production
Arachnophobia [videodisc] by Hollywood Pictures Company and Amblin Entertainment present a Frank Marshall film
The cabin in the woods [videodisc] by a Lionsgate release and presentation of a Mutant Enemy production ; produced by Joss Whedon ; directed by Drew Goddard ; screenplay, Joss Whedon, Goddard
Evolution [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Montecito Picture Company production
The frighteners [videodisc] by Wingnut Films
Please join us on Friday, November 14 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.
Imogene's antlers by David Small
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash by Sarah Weeks ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
The silly book by Babette Cole
Big chickens by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Henry Cole
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by written by Judi Barrett ; and drawn by Ron Barrett
Reversing dyslexia: improving learning & behavior without drugs by Phyllis Books, DC, CCN
Embracing dyslexia [videodisc] by directed by Luis Macias
The little book of dyslexia: both sides of the classroom by Joe Beech ; edited by Ian Gilbert
Square peg: my story and what it means for raising innovators, visionaries, and out-of-the-box thinkers by L. Todd Rose with Katherine Ellison
Mix up a little
science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get? A fun way for families and children in grades
K-4 to learn new things. Join us as we use the scientific method to ask
a question, do a little research, make a guess, do an experiment, and discuss the results. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM. Registration