August 6, 2011 | Brad Czerniak
August 5, 2011 | mebbitt
Congratulations to Natalia, Lauren and Kylie, champions of the first Amazing Dewey Race! They were the first team to complete all 10 tasks and check in at the Pit Stop. If you'd like to join us for our next edition of The Amazing Dewey Race, check back here soon! Maybe you will be the next Champion!
August 4, 2011 | Cwikla
If you are considering modifying your home to accommodate a family member with limited physcical capabilities the Hartford offers several guidebooks on the subject. Modern Ideas discusses in-home design alterations and Simple Solutions reviews products that help with vision or hearing loss conditions. Download these guidebooks free at www.thehartford.com/lifetime.
August 3, 2011 | Michelle
Guess what kids? Registration for the First and Second Grade Book discussion starts Thursday, August 4, 2011! Seats are limited so be sure to sign up. This month we are reading Uh-oh Cleo by Jessica Harper. Don't forget to pick up your book at the Children's Reference Desk after you register. Book group will meet on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
August 3, 2011 | baluchr
If you had a mean old principal, what would you do? George and Harold take matters into their own hands, and the results is the Epic Novels of Captain Underpants. On August 17th at 2:00PM, third and fourth graders are invited to join us as we read and discuss The Adventures of Captain Underpants. And probably laugh a lot too. Registration begins August 3rd. Don't forget to pick up your book at the Children's Reference Desk!
July 31, 2011 | madame librarian
Book groups: Tried Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits? Each kit has 8 books and a resource guide containing book discussion questions, author information, and articles relating to the book. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 734-397-0999 ext. 1180.
Cutting for Stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [kit] by Mark Twain; with an introduction by John Seelye; notes by Guy Cardwell
Case Histories: a novel [kit] by Kate Atkinson
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship [kit] by Ann Patchett
July 31, 2011 | madame librarian
August 17 marks the 225th birthday of American legend Davy Crockett. Although much lore surrounds the life of the coonskin-capped frontiersman, the truth is actually a different story–and just as interesting. History buffs will find Michael Wallis' new biography, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, a compelling portrait of the man.
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot
Augustine's Confessions: A Biography by Garry Wills
July 28, 2011 | Michelle
Summer is passing us by ever so quickly! Be sure to spend some time in an air conditioned movie theater watching Captain America: The First Avenger. Get sucked into the mythic world of Captain America and hold on during all the edge-of-your seat action. While you are waiting to see the flick, be sure to check out our graphic novel titles involving Captain America.
July 28, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are in Willems' trademark deceptively simple style and will draw you in no matter what your age. Don't miss this one!
July 27, 2011 | Brad B.