- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help Desks.
- Locate the animal tracks and photos on the window of the Purple room in the Children’s department or along the bottom part of the New Book shelf in the Adult department.
- Look at an animal track and read the attached hint. Do you know which animal made the track or can you recognize the animal from the added description?
- Now look at all the animal photos displayed. Do you see the animal you think was described and could have made the track? If so...
- Find the letter next to the track. Write that letter next to the correct animal on the activity log.
- Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!
1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.
2. Toast [videodisc] by W2 Media Inc, BBC, and Screen WM present ; produced by Faye Ward ; written by Lee Hall ; directed by SJ Clarkson:
England's reputation for terrible food may be deserved if this film, based on food writer Nigel Slater's memoirs, can be believed. Nigel's mum may have served meals from boiled tins, but he and his dad adored her. When she dies and her place in his father's affections is threatened by their gastronomically adept cleaning lady, Nigel enters into an unofficial culinary contest with his late mother's rival.
Zita the spacegirl. book one, Far from home by Ben Hatke
Hercules: the twelve labors by story by Paul Storrie ; pencils by Steve Kurth ; inks by Barbara Schulz
Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green]
Giants beware! by written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre ; colors by John Novak, Matthew Schenk
Phineas and Ferb: it's about time! by adapted by John Green
Feed by Mira Grant
The walking dead: rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Zombies vs. unicorns by Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
The reapers are the angels: a novel by Alden Bell
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex
Art Deco in Detroit by Rebecca Binno Savage and Greg Kowalski
Art in Detroit public places by text by Dennis Nawrocki ; photographs by David Clements
Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert
Artists of early Michigan: a biographical dictionary of artists native to or active in Michigan, 1701-1900 by compiled by Arthur Hopkin Gibson ; research assistants, Beverly Bassett and Jean Spang
Marshall M. Fredericks, sculptor by edited by Suzanne P. Fredericks ; introductory essay by Edgar P. Richardson ; foreword by Sammuel Sachs II ; researched and compiled by Marcy Heller Fisher ; with contributions by Barbara Heller ... [et al.]
Enslaved by ducks by Bob Tarte
Birds of Detroit by Chris C. Fisher, Allen T. Chartier
Michigan turtles and lizards: a field guide and pocket reference by James H. Harding and J. Alan Holman ; photography and illustrations by James H. Harding, except where otherwise credited
Fish of Michign field guide by David Bosanko
The wolves of Isle Royale: a broken balance by Rolf O. Peterson
Fowl weather by Bob Tarte
Michigan haunts and hauntings by Marion Kuclo, the green witch Gundella
When Michigan was young: the story of its beginnings, early legends, and folklore by Ethel Rowan Fasquelle
Weird Michigan: your travel guide to Michigan's local legends and best kept secrets by Linda S. Godfrey ; Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, executive editors
Myths and legends of the Mackinacs and the Lake Region by Grace F. Kane
Ghost stories from Canton by Virginia Bailey Parker ; illustrated by Sharon Lee Dillenbeck and Roy Rinke
Michigan herb cookbook by Suzanne Breckenridge & Marjorie Snyder
Guide to Michigan vegetable gardening by James A. Fizzell
The Midwest fruit and vegetable book by James A. Fizzell
Our Michigan: ethnic tales & recipes by edited by Carole Eberly ; cover by Toni Gorkin, ill. by Beverly Woodard
The history of Michigan wines: 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes by Lorri Hathaway & Sharon Kegerreis
Center field by Robert Lipsyte
Heat by Mike Lupica
Curveball: the year I lost my grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
The boy who saved baseball by John H. Ritter
Alex Rodriguez by Michael V. Uschan
The big field by Mike Lupica
Center field by Robert Lipsyte
Tennis: steps to success by Jim Brown, Camille Soulier
Table tennis: steps to success by Richard McAfee
Field hockey: steps to success by Elizabeth Anders with Sue Myers
Softball: steps to success by Diane Potter, Lynn V. Johnson
Archery: steps to success by Kathleen M. Haywood, Catherine F. Lewis
Swimming: steps to success by David Thomas
Basketball: steps to success by Hal Wissel
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson
365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett
The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy Peel
I'm bored!: inspiring and imaginative ideas for hours of fun by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard ; illustrated by Sam Holland
Fun on the run: 324 instant family activities by Cynthia L. Copeland ; illustrations by Sanford Hoffman
1001 more things to do with your kids by Caryl Waller Krueger
Looking for a novel that takes place in our very own great state? Check out these novels set throughout Michigan, from Detroit to Flint to the shores of Lake Michigan.
Albatross by Josie Bloss
Queen of secrets by Jenny Meyerhoff
Cheated by Patrick Jones
The goddess test by Aimée Carter
The morgue and me by John C. Ford
Belle by Beverly Jenkins
Chasing tail lights by Patrick Jones
Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!
Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson
Record collecting for girls: unleashing your inner music nerd, one album at a time by Courtney E. Smith
Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins
American nerd: the story of my people by Benjamin Nugent
The elfish gene: dungeons, dragons and growing up strange by Mark Barrowcliffe
Do you geek out about technology, fantasy and science fiction? Each of these books features a healthy dose of nerd-culture reference and hidden humor for readers in-the-know.
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd by edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
JPod: a novel by Douglas Coupland