Teens

National S'mores Day

Today is National S'Mores Day! Did you know S'mores were invented by the Girl Scouts of America? When marshmallows became popular early in the 20th Century, enterprising Girl Scouts created an easy to assemble (marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers) dessert to enjoy over the campfire.
[Photo courtesy of What's Cooking America]

Accel­er­ate Michi­gan Inno­va­tion Competition

The Accelate Michigan Innovation Competition is an international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity.

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled for at least 2 classes in a Michigan public or private university or college for the fall 2011 semester are eligible. The deadline date for students' entries is September 30, 2011.

(Photo Credit: Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service. 08 Jul. 2004. eLibrary. Web. 10 Aug. 2011.)

Language Learning Resources

Thinking of learning a new language or brushing up on a language that you learned in the past but haven't used in a while? Or, are you an English language learner that is looking for help improving your English? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the language learning tools that the CPL has to offer are going to help you out! Come to the library and check out some of our materials for a variety of different languages:

501 Spanish verbs: fully conjugated in all the tenses in a new, easy-to-learn format, alphabetically arranged by Christopher Kendris and Theodore Kendris

Japanese language learning DVD game [videodisc] by TOPICS Entertainment, Inc.; Euro Talk Interactive

Chinese language learning DVD game [videodisc] by TOPICS Entertainment, Inc.; Euro Talk Interactive

J300-399—Come Visit Us

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to read? Well, look no more, have we got the section for you. Check out the J Nonfiction 300 to 399 section for all sorts of great reads including folktales, fairytales, environmental topics, career books, government books, Boy Scout badge books, Girl Scout books, and so much more. See you there!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read Alikes

If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then try some of these titles:

Let's pretend this never happened: by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton

Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renee Russell

Middle school is worse than meatloaf: a year told through stuff by Jennifer L. Holm; pictures by Elicia Castaldi

Prince of Underwhere by Bruce Hale; illustrated by Shane Hillman

Miss Daisy is crazy! by Dan Gutman; pictures by Jim Paillot

Dress Funny to Connect Your Summer


Kathie getting ready for Crazy Hat Day.

All next week, join the CPL staff in dressing fun, and earn badges during the last week of Connect Your Summer too! Just come to the library in spirit-appropriate attire on the following days:

Day Theme Badge
Monday, August 8 Animal Clothing Animal Lover
Tuesday, August 9 Crazy Hat Entertainent
Wednesday, August 10 Pajamas Dreamer
Thursday, August 11 Mis-match Artist
Friday, August 12 Dress Like a Tourist Traveler

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