Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Read about some of Detroit's greatest hits!
Brewed in Detroit: breweries and beers since 1830 by Peter H. Blum
The Vernor's story: from gnomes to now by Lawrence L. Rouch
TV land—Detroit by Gordon Castelnero
The birth of the Detroit sound: 1940-1964 by Marilyn Bond and S.R. Boland
Fired magic: Detroit's Pewabic pottery treasures by Marcy Heller Fisher ; illustrated by Marjorie Hecht Simon
100 years of Ford: a centennial celebration of the Ford Motor Company by David L. Lewis and the auto editors of Consumer Guide
The story of Motown by Peter Benjaminson
At the crossroads: Michilimackinac during the American Revolution by David A. Armour and Keith R. Widder
War under heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd
The French and Indian War: deciding the fate of North America by Walter R. Borneman
Empires at war: the French & Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763 by William M. Fowler, Jr
Crucible of war: the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
The fall and recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: in defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik
Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.
Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman
Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg
Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault
The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library
Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson
Dearborn, Michigan by Craig Hutchison and Kimberly Rising ; Dearborn Historical Museum, City of Dearborn
Bet me by Jennifer Crusie
Born in fire by Nora Roberts
A countess below stairs by Eva Ibbotson
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
How to marry a marquis by Julia Quinn
It had to be you by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Mine till midnight by Lisa Kleypas
The big book of rules: board games, kids'games, card games, from backgammon and bocce to tiddlywinks and stickball by Stephanie Spadaccini ; illustrated by John Farnsworth
The New complete Hoyle: the authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance by Alfred H. Morehead, Richard L. Frey, Geoffrey Mott- Smith
Hoyle's modern encyclopedia of card games; rules of all the basic games and popular variations, by Walter B. Gibson by Gibson, Walter Brown, 1897-
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.
Here at the Canton Public Library we love reading in any form—and for those of you with an eReader, smartphone or tablet computer we have a world of tech-savvy options! OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Our newest addition, Zinio, allows you to read new magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Once you finish, don't forget to log on and claim your Geek Out badge!
Whose body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
A murder is announced: a Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie
Death comes as epiphany by Sharan Newman
Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
A cold day in paradise by Steve Hamilton
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
Blood alone by James R.
Penelope [videodisc] by Summit Entertainment and Stone Village Pictures present a Type A Films ; Tatira Active Film production in association with Grosvenor Park Productions
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day [videodisc] by Keylight Entertainment Group ; Kudos Productions Ltd.
I could never be your woman [videodisc] by I Could Never Ltd. ; Bauer Martinez Studios ; Scott Rudin Productions
Four weddings and a funeral [videodisc] by Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Channel Four Films [present] ; a Working Title production
The proposal [videodisc] by Touchstone Pictures presents a Mandeville Films production, an Anne Fletcher film
50 first dates [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Happy Madison/Anonymous Content and Flower Films production, a film by Peter Segal
- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
Do you love to read so much that you will read almost anywhere? Where are you reading this summer? On the golf course? In a tent? On a boat? On vacation in some exotic locale? Or in your own tree fort? When you claim your Love It badge, upload a picture of you (or your family) reading. Not only will you earn your Love It badge, you will be entered in a random drawing for a prize!