Have you seen these cult classics? If not, beat the heat with a viewing of some of these unconventionally cool movies.
The princess bride [videodisc] by [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.]
Office space [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Mike Judge film
The Rocky Horror picture show [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Michael White-Lou Adler production
Labyrinth [videodisc] by the Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. presents a Jim Henson film
Raising Arizona [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox ; Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedasa/Ben Barenholtz production
Get a personalized introduction to the world of computers and technology. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. We'll start with the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and prepare you for more advanced uses such as word processing and Internet browsing. No experience required!
Registration is required! There are limited appointments available from 1-3pm on August 19th - August 21st in the I-Lab. To register, please visit the Canton Leisure Services Seniors Program, located in the Parkview Room of Summit on the Park or call 734-394-5485.
- The Gratitude Steel Band
- In-a-Booth Photography photobooth
- Kona Ice truck
- Winks and Lotsa Dots, the clowns with balloon animals
- D&M Art Studio students doing face painting
- Carousel Acres live farm animals
- Canton Leisure Services bouncy house
- Hugh Irwin, the kilted magician
- University of Michigan Museum of Natural History activity table and more.
- A Jedi, Tuskan Raider, Stormtrooper and more from the 501st Great Lakes Garrison and Rebel Legion Great Lakes Base will be roaming about to keep the peace and for possible photo ops.
- Cruisin' Custom Coneys by Gary Marks
We promise an afternoon of fun, food, games and prizes for all ages in our big back yard on Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Join us!!!
[Sweet music... by Elisa R Baralt is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]
[Birdhouses in Hongdae by Adam_Inglis is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0]
The children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
The princes in the tower by Alison Weir
Princesses: the six daughters of George III by Flora Fraser
Victoria's daughters by Jerrold M. Packard
This Special Collection was created as Detroit prepared to celebrate its 300th birthday, a year-long event that was marked by a host of festivities and events. The history of the city is broad enough and rich enough, though, to warrant a continual presence and periodic updating as one of the library's special online resource collections. As we celebrate the city's 312th birthday, check the books, websites and other materials listed here to discover more about the Motor City and its colorful past.
History of Detroit
Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking, 1701 to 2001 edited by Marguerite J. Humes: A "historical cookbook" presenting information about Detroit's social setting and cooking history from 1701 to 2001. Includes original recipes handed down by Native Americans and immigrants alike, as well as some developed by native Detroiters.
Detroit, 1860-1899 by David Lee Poremba: Venture back in time to Detroit in the mid to late 19th century with this fascinating book.
Detroit: A Motor City History by David Lee Poremba: A concise and highly readable history by the acting manager of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library.
Detroit: Across Three Centuries by Richard Bak: Bak introduces readers to some of the epic names and events from the city's past.
The Vice-Chair, J. Fausone, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett
Absent:S. Foster, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
E. Davis extended an invitation to the board for the annual staff picnic on August 21; reminder invitations will be issued by K. Gladden.
Additional revenues were received from both Wayne County (approximately $118,000 in delinquent property taxes) and Canton Township (approximately $68,000 reimbursement for excess DDA tax captures.) Income from both penal fines and state aid is expected in August.
Davis spoke in more depth about the Canton Township Community Survey, which she had touched on in her written report and, at the request of Vice-Chair Fausone, explained to the newer board members what the MetroNet consortium is and what her role on that body's board entails.
Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg — After careful selection by a statewide selection committee, the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read title has been chosen. Please join the Michigan Humanities Council and Canton Public Library in reading Annie's Ghosts, a 2010 Michigan Notable Book written by Washington Post Associate Editor and Detroit native Steve Luxenberg.
Annie's Ghosts is part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mom's reasons for hiding her sister's existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother's world of the 1930s and '40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
Annie's Ghosts is a story about family secrets, personal journeys, genealogy, mental disability and illness, poverty, and immigration. It is a story of re-framing one's self-understanding once a family secret is revealed, providing insight into how our identities are shaped by learning something shockingly new about our family history.
As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.
Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, lily-of-the-valley beat apple blossom. This week, we start the semi-finals! Violet and rose go leaf to leaf!
Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:
[Sunflower by Kyle Rush, Lily of the Valley by Leo-setä, and Apple Blossoms by Richard Wood are licensed under CC BY 2.0. Dandelion by Hilbert 1958, African Violet by hyper7pro, and Carnation by Shawn Han are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it by Parvin and Daisy by Peter Pearson are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]
American Prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Degrees Kelvin: a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy by David Lindley
Edward Teller: the real Dr. Strangelove by Peter Goodchild