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Super Science Site!

Check out this awesome website: Jefferson Lab.
It has all a lot of great information for students and teachers. Those elusive and puzzling particles (atoms, molecules, quarks, electrons, etc. ) will never seem quite so daunting. Explanations are clear and come with super graphics helping you to 'finally get the picture' about what matter is all about. You can also enjoy some fun games an puzzles dealing with the nature of science reality. Practice tests are there for the brave of heart. Teachers and parents will also be thrilled with what is available on science site. Don't delay...check it all out today!

Fourth Grade Book Discussion

Get together with other fourth grade readers to talk about one of Beverly Cleary's most awesome books, Ramona the Pest. Read this book and you will enjoy the upcoming movie, Beezus and Ramona, even more.
When: Tuesday, July 27 from 2:00-2:45PM
Where: Purple Room
Register now!

Dog Daze

Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Dog Lovers! Gather with other doggie lovers to share some great dog stories, learn something new about dogs, make a dog craft, enjoy a doggie snack, and play a dog bone game.
When: Monday, July 26th from 7:00-7:45PM
Where: Purple Room
Registration Begins Monday, July 12th

Take a Reading Road Trip to Michigan!

Looking for a great book about Michigan to read this summer? Check out some of the books listed on this Take a Reading Trip to Michigan reading list on The Michigan Department of Education website.

Magic Tree House Goes Digital!

If you can't find the Magic Tree House book you are dying to read in the Series aisle here at the library, you can now read it in electronic format. Check out any of the 43 titles now available in the United States and Canada wherever Random House e-books are sold. A fun-filled Magic Tree House website is also a great place to visit online this summer.
FYI - Over 70 million copies of the books in this beloved have been sold since it was first published in 1992. It has been translated into 31 languages and is sold in 31 countries. Kids, parents, and teachers all know that the adventures of Jack and Annie instill of a love of reading in young readers everywhere.

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.

Snicket + Bronte + Meyer =

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, a new series by Maryrose Wood. At the end of Book I, The Mysterious Howling, the reader is left with a myriad of questions and hanging on the proverbial cliff. So what's the story?? Basically this: Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children (Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia) who appear to have been raised by wolves in the forests of Ashton Place. But Penelope is sage, intrepid and a bit of a miracle worker. Within a few months she has these 'wild children' civilized enough to eat cooked meat, albeit rare and with gobs of ketchup, listen to music, and compose poetry, although they still are wont to give chase to squirrels.

Attention all Second Graders!

Register now for the next book discussion on May 18th at 5:00PM. My Father's Dragon is a Newbery Honor book about a boy, Elmer Elevator, determined to rescue a baby dragon being held captive on Wild Island. He puts important supplies in his knapsack, like bubble gum, lollipops, and rubber bands, and sneaks aboard a ship headed for the island. Elmer meets many weird animals along the way who try to sidetrack him, but he is prepared for their tricks, or thinks he is. Will Elmer be able to rescue the poor baby dragon? Read and find out!

Grab a Great New Graphic Novel

Graphic Novels aren't what they used to be! Some really awesome, innovative works have arrived at the library this year and more are on the way. Meanwhile by Jason Shiga is one example. As one review says, "In this graphic-novel mind boggler, Shiga blows the choose-your-own-adventure concept out of the water." Readers like you play the role of Jimmy. On page one you must decide whether to order a vanilla or chocolate ice-cream cone. This may seem like a simple decision, but your choice can lead to a simply idiotic ending, or a really horrific one. You stumble into a bizarre science lab with 3 machines: a time-travel machine, a mind-melding machine, and a contraption that can control entropy. Tubes connect panels in all directions and veer off into tabs on other pages.

Free Comic Book Day, May 1st 2010!

Come to the library on May 1st and pick out a FREE comic book from Comic City. They will be available at the Children's and Teen information desks. Comic City and Mad World Radio are also teaming up for Free Comic Book Day. Music, fun, and prizes are also awaiting you at Comic City in Canton on May 1st beginning at 11:00AM as MWR broadcasts live in the store.

Pepins and their Problems

The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath
Whether it's waking up to find toads in their shoes, becoming trapped on their roof, or searching for cheese when their cow starts producing lemonade instead of milk, the Pepins always seem to get into bizarre scrapes. Get together with other third graders to share your ideas on how to help the Pepins solve their problems.

Register now for this Third Grade Book Discussion held Monday, April 12th at 7:00PM

Win a Wimpy Kid Movie Screening...or try anyway

by entering the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Sweepstakes. IF you win (which you may not if you are at all like the Wimpy Kid...or if you do....something will go awry) you will win a special advance screening of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie with the film's cast AND the Jeff Kinney himself for your entire school on March 18th. Learn more by going to the movie sweepstakes website. Also check out fun and factual stuff at the official Diary of a Wimpy Kid website. The library has many copies of these terrific books, and will soon have one about the making of the upcoming movie as well. Let's hear it for the Wimpy Kid!

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) is considered the first African American woman to become a millionaire. She was orphaned at age 7 and raised by her older brother. She was widowed in 1887 with one daughter after 6 years of marriage and began working as a washerwoman in St. Louis, Missouri. It was here that she developed and started selling a line of hair care products. In 1905 she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she met and married Charles J. Walker, a newspaper man. Walker demonstated and sold her products door-to-door in African American communities. She trained women to establish their own businesses for selling her hair care products and other cosmetics. The "Walker Agents" were soon well-known in the United States and the Caribbean.

George Washington Carver

Carver was born about 1864 and lived until 1943. His work as a scientist won him international fame for his agricultural research. He was especially noted for his work with peanuts. He made more than 300 products from peanuts, including a milk subsitute, face powder, ink, and soap. Carver also created more than 75 products from pecans and over 100 products from sweet potatoes. In addition, he developed a synthetic marble from wood shaving along with many other products. His achivements enabled poor Southern farmers to grow crops that would sustain them instead of just cotton. In 1910, he became head of Tuskegee's Department of Research and gave his life savings to this institute.