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Michigan Staycation Ideas

There are many things happening this Labor Day Weekend in the Metro Detroit Area! Get your groove on at the Detroit Jazz Festival or experience the new Great Lakes State Fair in Novi. Joust at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly or taste the season's first Cider at the Northville Cider Mill. Get nostalgic watching a movie at Plymouth's Compuware Arena Drive-In or get your fill at the Arts Beats & Eats Festival in Royal Oak. Don't forget the Museum Adventure Pass Program in it's fifth and final year!

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday October 23rd from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

Celebrate the Julia Child centennial cooking up some French cuisine or reading a dishy biography. Bon appetit!

Appetite for life: the biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch

As always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: food, friendship, and the making of a masterpiece by selected and edited by Joan Reardon

A covert affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant

Local Swimmer Goes for Gold!

Canton native Allison Schmitt will compete in four swimming events at the Summer Olympics in London. Considered one of the best middle distance swimmers in the country, Schmitt is a member of Team USA for the second time. She won a bronze in the 800m freestyle relay in Beijing in 2008. Allison will begin competiton on Saturday July 28th and continue everyday until Wednesday if she makes the finals in each of her events; 200m and 400m freestyle and the 400m and 800m freestyle relays. Tune in to cheer her on and claim your Game On Badge!

Be Well Badge Word Search #3

The Be Well Badge Word Search #3 is now available at the Help Desks! Take the challenge and successfully complete all five Word Searches and be entered into a prize drawing. Grab one, complete and return when done. It's that easy!

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 28th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more that a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! This is the last walking date for the Connect Your Summer Program but keep on trekking...

Olympic Fiction for Kids

Artemis the loyal by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

The first Olympic games: a gruesome Greek myth with a happy ending by retold by Jean Richards ; illustrated by Kat Thacker

Geronimo and the gold medal mystery by Geronimo Stilton

Gold medal murder by Carolyn Keene, Franklin W. Dixon

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 14th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon for a half hour walk around the lake, more that a mile! Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, friends, family, sunscreen, etc. Additional Saturday walk dates, weather-permitting, include July 21st and July 28th.

Medical Mystery #2

Clues

  1. A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin
  2. Its cause is unknown but it may result from either a viral infection or autoimmune reaction
  3. Occurs in all ages but most common among middle-age adults and school-age children
  4. Women are most frequently affected
  5. Actor Laurence Olivier suffered from this disease in 1974 and nearly died
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #2". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect your Summer Program join us Saturday June 30th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, hats, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more than a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! Additional Saturday walk dates, weather permitting include July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th.

Healthy Kids

Active kids by Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman ; photographs by Marc Crabtree

Be healthy! it's a girl thing: food fitness and feeling great by Mavis Jukes, Lilian Cheung

Exercising for good health by Shirley W.