Love scary movies? Use one to earn your eLectrified badge this summer! These horror flicks are available on DVD at the library or streaming through Hoopla

Animal Lover

How did Detroit grow from frontier to factory town? Explore an interactive timeline of the city's history OR play the game Building Detroit on this site created by the Detroit Historical Society

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter decreed that the month of June would be a celebration of African-American music. Continue the tradition by exploring CDs, books, and movies by and about African-American artists. 

Books

The American Library Association recognizes June as GLBT Book Month. Check out a picture book that explores the lives of the GLBT community.  

Red : a crayon's story by Michael Hall

Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective.

Stella brings the family by Miriam B Schiffer

Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

Describes how to plant and grow a variety of colorful vegetables, including red corn, yellow watermelons, and multicolored radishes.

Provides step-by-step instructions for twenty-eight indoor or outdoor gardening adventures, including a salad garden window box, a spiral flower garden, and a butterfly paradise in a patio pot.

An introduction to gardening for children aged three to six that features fifty activities with simple instructions and easy-to-find materials.

These picture books featuring budding artists will get your creative juices flowing!

A piece of chalk by Jennifer A Ericsson

A little girl creates a colored chalk drawing on her driveway.

Emily's blue period by Cathleen Daly

After her parents get divorced, Emily finds comfort in making and learning about art.

Cooking the Australian way by Elizabeth Germaine

An introduction to the cooking of Australia, featuring such recipes as egg and bacon pie, Anzac biscuits, pumpkin soup, and glazed kiwi tart. Also includes information on the history, geography, customs and people of the "land down under.".

The cooking of Brazil by Matthew Locricchio

"Introduces the different culinary regions of Brazil and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Brazilian dishes"--Provided by publisher.

A Chinese cookbook for kids by Rosemary Hankin

Shows children how to cook a variety of simple dishes and desserts. Features characters from the Disney PIXAR film Ratatouille.

Sesame Street let's cook! by Susan McQuillan

Provides ideas and instructions for do-it-yourself home decorating projects, and includes photographs of finished projects.

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