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LEGO Video Games

Revisit some of your favorite characters in the world of LEGO! Here are a select few LEGO video games you can play, but there are also many more LEGO video games to check out.

The Lego movie — Available on PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, and Wii U

Lego. The hobbit — Available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and 3DS

Foodie Fiction

Taste test by Kelly Fiore

The secret ingredient by Stewart Lewis

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Close to famous by Joan Bauer

Hot lunch by Alex Bradley

The fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti

A la carte by Tanita S. Davis

The cupcake queen by Heather Hepler

Show Me the Cookbook: TV Programs and Chefs

Wacky Food Books

Culinary Arts Collection Database

The Culinary Arts Collection is a searchable database which includes major cooking and nutrition magazines and culinary journals. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Discover great reads for Chow Down.

Chow Down eBooks for Teens

Foodie Films and TV Shows

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.

Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.

Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours -  and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.

Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.

Book Bundles

Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme.  Convenient and fun--pick one up today!

All About Cats

Fiction for Cat Lovers

The guest cat by Takahashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland

Family affair by Debbie Macomber

Cupid Cats by Katie MacAlister, Vicki Lewis Thompson & Connie Brockway

Tails of wonder and imagination by edited by Ellen Datlow

The cat's meow by Emily Carmichael

The nine lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts

What the cat saw by Carolyn Hart

Teen Fiction About Cats and Dogs

Parched by Melanie Crowder

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Rotten by Michael Northrop

Wisdom's Kiss: a thrilling and romantic adventure, incorporating magic, villany, and a cat by written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Cat Girl's day off by Kimberly Pauley

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari

All About Dogs

Dog Memoirs

Books About Animal-Human Relationships

Healthy Pets

Around the World with Teen Fiction

Looking for a way to earn your Around the World Badge? Here are some great Teen titles to get you on your way!

A bride's story. Vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori ; [translation, William Flanagan ; lettering, Abigail Blackman]

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Ruby red by Kerstin Gier ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Chains [sound recording] by Lauri Halse Anderson

Rules of the road by Joan Bauer

Son of fortune by Victoria McKernan

Creative Inspiration

True stories of creative people and inspirations for sparking your own creativity.

How I discovered poetry by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrations by Hadley Hooper

Creative Sites for Summer

Explore your creativity online.

The Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles
Learn about elements of art and try your hand at creating some art of your own.

Create shapes and patterns that mingle with sound (see image at right).

See how fierce you can make your own roller coaster. Links to other activities.

Get creative with items from your pantry and make some concoctions that have nothing to do with food.

Try your hand at different puzzles.

Mysterious Michigan

Teen Fiction Set in Michigan

Queen of secrets by Jenny Meyerhoff

The goddess test by Aimée Carter

The morgue and me by John C. Ford

Belle by Beverly Jenkins

Chasing tail lights by Patrick Jones

The batboy by Mike Lupica

Josephine by Beverly Jenkins