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Summer Reading 2010

Summer Reading is now in full swing! Canton Public Library has programs for babies, listeners, readers, tweens, teens, and adults, so everyone can join in the fun. At each age group we have great prizes and activities, so if you like reading and/or winning things, you'll really like what we have in store.

Come in to the library any time this week and join us in the Community Room to register and find out about the program. We'll also have special events and some extra-special visitors, so coming to the library could be a wonderful surprise! If you can't make it, registration will be available at any reference desk until Wednesday, August 11.

New this year is our online Summer Reading version. You can log in to your account or create a new one and instantly register and participate in the festivities.

Along with colorful, interactive online logs, you're also provided with targeted suggestions for many of the activities. These blogs posts are available all in one place and at our Summer Reading Blog [RSS feed].

To Participate Online

It's easy! After you log in, just hit the 'yes' button in the Summer Reading box at the top of your account page. If you don't see the box, you may be in your Patron Record. We have website accounts, which is where you want to be.

When you hit the button you'll go to a page where you can guess the number of seashells in our guessing case. Guess the number of shells for a chance at a great prize!

After that you'll go to your log. There's a drop-down menu for age level. Select your age group and then save your log. You'll now see custom graphics for your log as well as the specific suggestions for your activities.

If you wish to view or edit your log at any time, a link is available on your "My Account" page. It's that easy!

Check back often for blog posts and other Summer Reading updates here on the Canton Public Library website.

New Cookbooks

Looking for some quick and easy snack recipes? Interested in the finest culinary delights? Check out this list for some great cooking inspiration.

Real food has curves : how to get off processed food, lose weight, and love what you eat with more than 100 recipes by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough ; photographs by Nisha Sondhe

Ribs, chops, steaks, & wings : irresistible recipes for the grill, stovetop, and oven by Ray Lampe ; photographs by Leigh Beisch

Not-Boring Documentaries

Anything can be boring if you let it, but these documentaries may be a little less likely to put you to sleep.

Super size me

Spellbound

The elegant universe

New Teen Audiobooks

Here are some great audiobooks that can be found in our Teen Room. Find all new teen audiobooks in the catalog or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Max [sound recording] : a Maximum Ride novel by James Patterson

Once was lost [sound recording] by Sara Zarr

What's New in Teen Nonfiction

A little bit of everything, all available on the shelves of the CPL Teen Room. Enjoy!

Biography

Joe Biden by Michael V. Uschan

Eli Manning by John F. Wukovits

Cesar Millan by Gail B. Stewart

Teen Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some movies that were adapted from books.

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy — [Also, the book]

Holes — [Also, the book]

New Graphic Novels and Manga

The newest graphic novels and manga to arrive in the Teen Room. Find all new teen graphic novels and manga in the catalog or subscribe to the graphic novel or manga RSS feeds.

Graphic Novels

The Flash. Rebirth by Geoff Johns, writer ; Ethan Van Sciver, artist ; Brian Miller of Hi-Fi, Alex Sinclair, colorists ; Rob Leigh, letterer

Solomon's thieves. Vol. 1 by Jordan Mechner ; artwork by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland ; color by Hilary Sycamore

The stuff of legend. Vol. 1. The dark by story by Mike Raicht & Brian Smith ; illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III ; design & color by Jon Conkling & Michael DeVito

Project SNAP Mural Unveiling

Hey Friends! Join us Monday, June 21, 2010 at 7:00PM for the unveiling of our mural created by Project S.N.A.P. from all the artwork created by students and families in PCCS. I'm so excited to see how it all came together and can't wait to have the black cloth of secrecy lifted. See you at 7:00! Oh and immediately following we have a small reception in the Purple Room in the Children's Department, so don't forget to stop in, say "Hi," and make a fun animal-shaped bookmark.

World Cup Soccer 2010

Let's get our cleats on and root for Team USA! Right now we are standing strong having tied our game with England over the weekend. Root our boys on as they kick, pass, and score their way to the top. For all the latest FIFA information check out their website www.fifa.com and be sure to click on the page for Team USA. Also, be sure to check out our books on soccer so you can hone your skills and maybe someday be playing for Team USA!

Summer Ready Manis & Pedis

June 30th from 2:00-3:00PM Teens in grades 7-12 and Tweens in grades 5-6 can get your hands and feet ready for your summer sandals with manis and pedis. For more information, or to register, click here.

Creative Writing: Discover Your Inner Voice

Teens in grades 7-12, hone your creative writing skills with this five-week course taught by Linda Weatherford Papa, Instructional Designer at the University of Detroit Mercy. To register for this program, click here.

Evangelion for the 21st Century

The anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion has gotten a remake, and it's stunning. Evangleion 1.11 is the first of three planned movies set to 'retell' the original. The major difference this time around is that it has improved animation and a slightly streamlined plotline. It looks sleeker than ever, and with the quicker pace the beginning of this classic has only gotten better. Check out this old series remade new.

Nebula Awards 2010

...and the winner of the 2010 Nebula Awards for best novel is: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Nominees include:

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
Well, LB just got back from another fabulous adventure! And now, you can see all the fun he's having on the library's Flickr account! Thanks Miss Laurie for showing me how that program works! I'm getting to be quite a tech-savvy bear.
LB just got back from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City! It sounds like such a neat hotel — there's a pool, and the Aerie Restaurant that has a revolving floor so you can see all the pretty scenery!
LB also got to see the Bay (too cold to go swimming) and climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes! Have you read the legend about those dunes? We have it here at CPL. You should check it out. But bring kleenex. It always makes me cry. I'm such a softie.
And then he "checked out" the Petoskey District Library. (Get it? Checked out? Just a little library humor.) That library's been around a long time! The original building was built way back in 1909 and funded by Andrew Carnegie. He's a rich guy from a long time ago that funded lots of libraries across the United States. Anyway, it's a very neat library. But no cool bears like Your's Truly! They did have a special exhibit on Lewis and Clark. Now there's some interesting history. And we have lots of information about those guys here at our library too!
So that's what LB's been up to. Of course, he wasn't home long! He left on Wednesday for another fun place! So keep watching and see where LB goes next. I'll give you one hint...It's Historical, and in a state named after a ruler of another country! Where do you think he's going? tell me your guesses! Let's see if you get it right!
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Looking for a Fun Fantasy-Mystery Series?

Try the highly recommended (by teen and tween Amazon reviewers) Grim Hill series. It is a fast, fun, clean urban fantasy series that is now up to Book #4. The first book, The Secret of Grim Hill, introduces you to Cat Peters who hates her new life after her parents' divorce. She gets detention at school for silly things such as wearing blue jeans. Things seem to be take a wondrous turn for the better when she wins a soccer scholarship to an exclusive school over the hill, Grimoire, and gains celebrity status as the whole town becomes crazed about soccer games. Her little sister, Sookie, and Jasper, their nerdy neighbor, however, sense that things are "all wrong." In fact, terrible things soon start happening.

The Other Side of the Door

If you have never read a Nicci French novel, now is the time to give it a try! This husband-wife team consistently write such fantastic British suspense fiction that as soon as you read the first page, you can barely put the book down until you reach the last. In this newest novel, The Other Side of the Door, a young woman finds her summer fling boyfriend dead and proceeds to do everything that she can to hide the body and remove all traces of evidence. As the story moves quickly along, you'll find yourself thinking that you know what's happened only to reach the twists at the end of the novel that always manage to surprise. This is definitely not a book to be missed.

Feisty Teen Fantasy

Do you like fantasy with lots of action and strong female characters, then here's a list for you:

Science Fiction for the Fiction Reader

If you're a fiction reader and prefer books with character development and believable plots, these science fiction titles may be just the choice for you.

Anime Fandom Rewarded!


Funimation has come up with a new contest this summer: make a video proving you're the biggest Fullmetal Alchemist fan and you could win a free ride to Comic-Con International (San Diego)! Check out how to enter. Also, this summer, Tokyopop is touring across america to find "America's Greatest Otaku," which they will be filming reality-tv style. If you think you might be that "greatest otaku" and want to get on film then check it out!

Make A Tasty Father's Day Treat

Saturday June 12th from 1:00-2:00PM, teens in grades 7-12 join us to make a delicious gift for your dad. Register here to attend.