Danielle's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/danielle en-US Name That Sleuth https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/name-sleuth How well do you know your famous literary detectives? Pick up an activity sheet from the CYS Command Center and have fun matching up the sleuths with the clues given. Don't forget to go online and claim your <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/badge-14s/sleuth-it%3A-on-the-scene">Sleuth It - On the Scene</a> badge when you're done! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/name-sleuth#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Activities Connect Your Summer Sleuth It: On the Scene Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:30:03 +0000 Danielle 69739 at https://www.cantonpl.org Library I Spy https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-i-spy <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/images_3.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Stop by the Children's Help Desk and pick up your Library I Spy sheet! Walk around the library and check off each item as you spot it. Then turn your sheet back in to receive a sticker. Don't forget to go online and claim your Sleuth it badge! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-i-spy#comments Activities Connect Your Summer Sleuth It Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:18:40 +0000 Danielle 62966 at https://www.cantonpl.org Mystery Authors Word Search https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mystery-authors-word-search <p><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/300px-Wordsearch_svg.preview.png" width="200" height="139" style="float:right;" />Do you love word searches? Do you find yourself looking for more mystery authors to read? Earn your Sleuth It badge by completing either our adult or children's mystery author word search! Pick up your copy at either Help Desk. No need to turn it back in. Save it so you'll have a list of authors that you may have never read before. Once you finish it, make sure you visit our website and claim your badge!</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mystery-authors-word-search#comments Activities Connect Your Summer Sleuth It Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:58:00 +0000 Danielle 59480 at https://www.cantonpl.org World War II : A History Mystery Activity https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-war-ii-history-mystery-activity <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/world_war_ii_0.preview.jpg" width="200" height="58" style="float:right;" />By conducting research and using the fewest number of clues possible, solve a mystery related to World War II. Geared towards children in grades 3-8, this is a great way to earn your Sleuth It badge. Complete the <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/world-war-ii-history-mystery-activity">mystery</a> and then return to our website to claim your badge! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-war-ii-history-mystery-activity#comments Activities Connect Your Summer Sleuth It Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:58:00 +0000 Danielle 59478 at https://www.cantonpl.org Christmas Music https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/christmas-music <img src="/sites/default/files/images/Reindeer%20Thorndyke.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />With Christmas just around the corner, why not take a look through our extensive collection of <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dchristmas+music&amp;sortdropdown=r&amp;searchscope=6">Christmas CDs</a>? With so much variety, we make it easy to put together that perfect playlist for all of your holiday activities! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/christmas-music#comments Teens Adults Parents Music/CDs compact discs Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:20:03 +0000 Danielle 43597 at https://www.cantonpl.org Halloween Cooking https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/food-and-cooking/halloween-cooking <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Halloween.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />It's that time of year to start making plans for Halloween! Whether you're throwing a party, going trick-or-treating, or passing out candy, you can never have enough spooky treats around to snack on. Check out <a href="http://halloweencooking.org/">The Halloween Cooking Blog</a> and <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/halloween/package/index.html">Food Network's Halloween Cooking page</a> for some great recipes, as well as our own collection of <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dhalloween+cookery&amp;sortdropdown=r">Halloween cooking and idea books</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/food-and-cooking/halloween-cooking#comments Food and Cooking Teens Adults Parents Non-fiction Websites cookery Halloween Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:04:11 +0000 Danielle 29910 at https://www.cantonpl.org Library Jokes https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/teens/library-jokes Do you love jokes? How about jokes specifically related to libraries? Well, here's a great <a href="http://librarykvpattom.wordpress.com/category/library-jokes-cartoons/">website</a> that is full of library jokes and cartoons. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/teens/library-jokes#comments Teens Adults Websites Comedy comedy jokes Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:49:27 +0000 Danielle 28966 at https://www.cantonpl.org Rubber! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adults/rubber <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1528692"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/rubber.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" /></a>Do you enjoy keeping up with the films that play on the festival circuit? Do you like strange, art house thrillers? If so, you may just want to check out <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1528692">Rubber</a>. Rubber, originating from France, featured prominently during 2010, playing Cannes, Fantastic Fest, AFI, and others, and is finally getting a U.S. release! The story centers around Robert, an inanimate tire, who discovers that he has destructive telepathic powers. He soon sets his sights on a desert town and a beautiful woman who becomes the focus of his obsession. Creating a path of destruction, Robert may just be the most interesting movie villain yet. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adults/rubber#comments Adults Movies & Television Comedy Horror drama Feature Films tires Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:17:31 +0000 Danielle 26386 at https://www.cantonpl.org Louise Rennison Fans! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/teens/louise-rennison-fans <a href="http://yawesome.org/?p=188"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/WitheringTights.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" /></a>Are you a fan of <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/Xrennison+louise">Louise Rennison's</a> book series that began with <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1187018">Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging</a>? If you are, you may have been disappointed when she published her last book in the series in 2009. That is why I was so excited to hear that she is beginning a new series revolving around the misadventures of Georgia's younger cousin, Tallulah Casey! <a href="http://yawesome.org/?p=188">Withering Tights</a> is due to be released on June 28, 2011 and promises to be just as fun and hilarious as the previous books. And if you haven't read any of the books, and want to feel good and laugh out loud, give them a try! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/teens/louise-rennison-fans#comments Teens Adults Fiction Audiobook Books Comedy Georgia Nicolson Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:53:10 +0000 Danielle 25376 at https://www.cantonpl.org Library Lovers' Month! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/library-lovers-month <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/library-lovers.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Most people associate February with Valentine's Day, but did you know that February is also Library Lovers' Month? Check out this <a href="http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/">website</a> to print some great bookmarks, send some online postcards, get library-inspired ideas for things to do with kids, and even see a list of movies involving librarians. Then come visit the library to check them out! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/library-lovers-month#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Websites february holidays library Fri, 04 Feb 2011 18:06:02 +0000 Danielle 24027 at https://www.cantonpl.org Must-Read Fiction! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/must-read-fiction <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Nobodies%20Album.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />It has been quite a while since I read a book that impressed me as much as <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1503428">The Nobodies Album</a> by <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aparkhurst+carolyn+1971">Carolyn Parkhurst</a>. The story revolves around a best-selling author who has been estranged from her famous rock-singer son for the past four years, a residual effect of a past family tragedy. When her son is suddenly charged with the murder of his girlfriend, however, she desperately tries to make her way back into his life and piece together what actually happened. Interspersed throughout the novel are chapters of the newest book the main character is working on, which is a compilation of the endings of all of her previous books followed by new endings for each them. This gives us added insight into her thoughts and emotions and things in her life that she wishes she could change. It all comes together so perfectly, you won't be able to turn the pages fast enough! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/must-read-fiction#comments Teens Adults Fiction Books murder mysteries novelists Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:30:49 +0000 Danielle 22207 at https://www.cantonpl.org The Library Shop https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/library-shop <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/NYPL.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Do you often find yourself searching for places to buy unique, perhaps library-related, gifts for yourself or others? The <a href="http://www.thelibraryshop.org/">Library Shop</a> at the New York Public Library has a fantastic online store that fills this need! Purchase <a href="http://www.thelibraryshop.org/products2.cfm/ID/33136">author-inspired fragrance diffusers</a>, <a href="http://www.thelibraryshop.org/products2.cfm/ID/18153/c/shakespeare-gifts">Shakespeare action figures</a> and much more. Check it out today! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/library-shop#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Websites Gifts shopping Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:56:37 +0000 Danielle 21858 at https://www.cantonpl.org The Other Side of the Door https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/other-side-door <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/The%20Other%20Side%20of%20the%20Door.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />If you have never read a <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/afrench+nicci&amp;sortdropdown=r">Nicci French</a> 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. 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You can find more information on the <a href="http://www.hsus.org/wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/turtles_and_tortoises/celebrate_world_turtle_day.html">Humane Society of the United States website</a>, as well as checking out our <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dturtles&amp;sortdropdown=r">wide selection of turtle-related materials</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/education/world-turtle-day#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Books Websites animals tortoise turtles Mon, 03 May 2010 16:47:13 +0000 Danielle 18342 at https://www.cantonpl.org Hilarious British Fiction https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/hilarious-british-fiction <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Georgia.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />If you have never read any of the books in <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aRennison+Louise">Louise Rennison</a>'s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, now is the time to get caught up! The last book in the series, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1483180">Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?</a> has just been released and is more hilarious than ever. The books follow the humorous escapades of a British teenage girl through her diary entries and are guaranteed to have you laughing out loud at any age. If you're new to the series, get introduced to Georgia with <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1187018">Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/hilarious-british-fiction#comments Teens Adults Fiction Books teenagers Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:54:37 +0000 Danielle 14292 at https://www.cantonpl.org