Have you signed up for Connect Your Summer yet? I have and I'm working on badges. There are so many fun badges to earn that I had a hard time deciding where to start. So I picked the Make Tracks badge. Because I'm a bear. And I make tracks. See if you can find my shared experience. Here's a hint. Look for a picture of me and some furry friends. What badges have you earned?
We are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi, on display at the library. The painting, circa 1612, depicts the patron saint of musicians, Cecelia.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.
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[Paper Airplanes by Stuck in Costoms is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
Active kids by Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman ; photographs by Marc Crabtree
Be healthy! it's a girl thing: food fitness and feeling great by Mavis Jukes, Lilian Cheung
Exercising for good health by Shirley W.
[Cat Studying by flickr user raider of gin is used under a CC BY 2.0 license]
July 18, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library. All ages. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.
Movie Challenge 1: watch two (or more) movies/tv shows involving… Robin Hood. There have been a gazillion remakes. Make a comment to this post ranking what you watched to earn a secret badge besides your Curtains Up (see comment example below).
The story of Robin Hood [videodisc] by Walt Disney
Robin Hood [videodisc]: men in tights by Twentieth Century Fox ; a Brooksfilms production ; in association with Gaumont
The adventures of Robin Hood [videodisc] by a First National picture
Wishbone [videodisc]: Paw prints of thieves by written by Adam Felber ; produced by Betty Buckley ; directed by Ben Vaughn
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen Warwick; illustrated by Jane Kurisu
- An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to get you started.
The real spy's guide to becoming a spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper, in association with the Spy Museum
The big book of spy stuff by Bart King; illustrations by Russell Miller
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Places to Speak
- Canton Communicators Toastmasters club — Toastmasters is a great way to hone your speaking
- Speech classes at Wayne County Community College
- Spotlight Players — acting at the Village Theater
Books on Speaking
Speaking your way to success by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts
The mechanism for how a hot tub can become a time machine isn't well-explained. However, if you acquire a hot tub and the chronological mechanism never works, at least you have a hot tub, right? For further instructions view: