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Springtime and Monet

Welcome to Spring, everyone! One artist who embodies the feeling of floating on a springtime breeze in the sunshine, at least for me, is Claude Monet.  His impressionistic works capture the way subtle changes begin to take place with flowers blooming, light breezes blowing, and the days getting ever so slightly longer.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hi Kids!  Thorndyke here!  Did you know that today—March 19th –is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?   And since all the kids who come to the Canton Public Library are absolutely incredible, it’s a very important day to celebrate.   My favorite way?  With a song!  Maybe "Skinnamarink" by Sharon, Lois, and Bram. Another great way is with ice cream!  May I suggest the flavor Bear Claw?  It’s my favorite!   Have a great week, kids! 

Bear Hugs! 

March is Reading Month Celebration

On Thursday, March 12th, local celebrities shared some of the favorite stories with families in the community.  We would like to thank Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy, State Represetative Marc Corriveau and Rachael Hunter from WYCD for helping us celebrate March is Reading Month.

Who was Buckminster Fuller?

R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was the architect, mathematician and inventor who popularized geodesic domes. Chosen by many today for energy efficiency, domes can be a fun do-it-yourself project. Want to build your own clubhouse? Check out Domes by David MacCaulay then make your own geodesic dome with these instructions.

If You Liked Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time . . .

. . . why not try reading the other books in this popular Lisa Yee series? Read about Stanford's love interest Emily Ebers or his super-genius tutor Millicent Min. They're really funny stories, and let you keep up with all of Stanford's adventures!

Craving a Candy Apple???

It is now easier than ever for you to grab a Candy Apple Book when you get the urge to read one. They are shelved in the J SERIES Collection (aisle 19) under "C" for Candy Apple.

Kids Graphic Novel News - #2


Nancy Drew
is also available in graphic novels.
Suspense, mystery & always a good story.

You can find them in the Children's Department by the comics!

Fish News - Why Haven't The Fish Moved Yet?

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

You're probably wondering why I haven't moved yet.
Well, the answer is that the water isn't "conditioned" enough for us.
It will be soon and then I can swim and swim and swim.

Do you like to swim?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo
P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

Getting To Know Margaret Hillert

Did you know that Margaret Hillert, the author of more than 80 books for beginning readers, is a Michigan native? It's true! Margaret Hillert was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1920, and today lives in southeast Michigan.

My First Garden

myfirstgardenMy First Garden is a site for kids, parents, and teachers to learn more about gardening and the things we grow in our gardens. You can find out more about veggies, flowers, how to plan your garden and more.

Langston Hughes

One of my favorite poets is Langston Hughes. I love the way his words weave pictures of Jazz, big cities, and the roaring 20s.

You Must Have Read My Mind

Jane GoodallJane Goodall is acclaimed for her work with chimpanzees, but her new video, When Animals Talk, looks at cross-species communication with a range of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, elephants and even rats.  The program explores some fascinating research on telepathy, and the mutual benefits that accrue when humans bond and partner 

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

"I think so, Brain, but if they called them 'sad meals' no one would buy them." If this quote brings a smile to your face, chances are you grew up watching Pinky and the Brain.

Happy Birthday, Carl Hiaasen!

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Yes, I know it’s over a month away. But if you’re looking for some great environmental reads in the meantime, try checking out a book by Carl Hiaasen in honor of his birthday today!

If you want to learn even more about the environment, take a look at our April programming for upcoming earth day activities, or look in our collection for more stories and information about protecting the environment!

Some Luck o' the Irish!

There's a pot o' golden Irish books at the end of the library's rainbow just waiting for you! Some awesome stories take place in Ireland. Facts abound about Ireland.

If it's going to keep raining...

...might as well listen to some watery tunes.  Johnette Downing has a pleasant alto voice combined with fun lyrics and real instruments to keep your spirits up, even in this rainy weather!  Check out her album, Fins and Grins and learn about some crazy creatures of the deep while you rock and wiggle along.  Like her sound?  Why not try some of her other fun kids CDs?

Now for Kids: Inspiring Books from "Three Cups of Tea"

Three Cups of Tea has been on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list for 108 weeks running (currently in the #1 slot) for good reason: Greg Mortenson, who is carrying out his mission to build schools — and peace — in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, is living proof of how one person can truly make a difference in the world. Now, Mortenson’s story is accessible to young children through the newly published picture book Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. A Young Readers’ version of Three Cups of Tea has also just been published. My 8-yr-old son and I saw Mortenson in late January when he spoke to a packed auditorium (800+ people) at Ann Arbor’s Huron High School.

New Puppet Kits Have Arrived!

A couple new puppet kits, such as Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway, have arrived to the children's puppet collection! Bring one home today and share storytime fun with your family.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

shamroap.jpgWhy should you never iron a 4 leaf clover?
Because you don't want to press your luck!
Find more fun riddles like this as well as games, recipes and craft projects to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th.

Fun with Recycling

Celebrate the spring equinox on March 20th by making a craft with natural materials. Make a bird feeder, wind vanes and herb dolls with the help of Nature Smart: Awesome Projects to Make with Mother Nature's Help or learn how to make paper-bag puppets, clothespin cowboys and a space station with