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Ann Arbor Jackson Road Cruise

Date: May 16, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson Road Boulevard, Ann Arbor
This 1st annual car cruise is a great event for any vehicular enthusiasts. Jackson Road is the "Old" US-12, the route from the Motor City to Chicago during the 1920s through the 1950s. Multiple hubs along the Boulevard display vehicles and clubs. Green and hybrid vehicles are on exhibit at the main hub. Cars may cruise the Boulevard for the public to see at set times for each hub. Free admission.

More storytime hits

Here are a few more CDs that the children's librarians like to use in storytime.  They're easy on the ears and fun too!

Songs for Wiggleworms
Jim Gill's irrational anthem: and more salutes to nonsense
Singable songs for the very young
Wee sing for baby

Favorite Five Phrases From Our Collection

Thanks to Larry, a member of the libary's staff, for our latest Fave Five!

Most of us, Patrons and Library Staff alike, do a little "Window Shopping" as we pass
down the aisles between the shelves.  I'm no exception, and I admire the turn of a
phrase, be it printed or uttered, and there are many phrases that are part of the
American vocabulary as commonly understood ideas.  Some of my favorites are
obscure, and some are universal, but I feel they all offer language well used, and
ideas well presented.

They are, in ascending order of merit ( In my humble opinion):

#5."When the leader of the pack misses his kill, he is called the

While waiting for the next Percy Jackson and the Olympians...

why not try another mythological marvel! As Rick Riordan said in a recent interview, "Mythology is a natural draw for kids. It has magic, mystery, adventure - everything you could want." There are fictional stories based on Greek mythology, as well as books about the glorious gods and goddesses and traditional olympic myths. Riordan recommends a great Web site for mythology buffs: Theoi Greek Mythology

Kids Graphic Novel News - #10

"When Will Turner goes looking for Captain Jack Sparrow on a remote island, he has no idea what--or who--lies in wait.  Can the ever-crafty Jack escape certain death yet again?  Watch the hit film's swashbuckling action adventure unfold in the palm of your hand!"

Check it out in:
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest

Fish News - Do You See Crabby?!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

Where did Crabby the Hermit Crab go?  Sometimes he is so hard to find. 
Do you see him? Could you tell me where he is today?
 
To answer me just click on  add new comment at the bottom of the page. 

Thanks!
Your friend,
Nemo

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

The Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest 2009

What's the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest 2009 about? The EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., announce a poetry, essay, photo and dance contest "that best expresses the Sense of Wonder that you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to your eyes." Entries need to be by a team of at least 2 people from different generations. Teams can be of people who are related or not related to one another.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha"Memoirs of a Geisha" will be shown on Wednesday May 20th at 2 p.m. in our community room. This is the colorful story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha which spans the early 1930's through World War II and its aftermath. Come join us!

Writing is a craft

You can be a writer and compose amazing stories, too. Check out Gail Carson Levine's helpful book, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Stories by Celia Warren to find help with grammar, developing a plot, character development and much more. Happy writing!

Hickory Dickory Dock...

Kids like Nursery Rhymes a lot!
We’ve got them on video, Here at the library
Hickory Dickory Dock!

We get many requests for Nursery Rhymes videos. My favorites are Jim Henson’s Mother Goose Stories, but there are many others to choose from here at CPL!

Fun Crafts For The Kids!

Looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied? Or maybe something nice that they can make for a gift? Pack-o-fun magazine is the perfect craft magazine for parents and kids. It has craft projects that range from very simple to more complicated, from things that you can make with your kids, to projects that they can do on their own. Each issue is packed with so many crafts that there is seriously something for everyone. Check it out today and start crafting!

Boredom Busters For Summer

With summer fast approaching, you're probably trying to think of ways to keep busy during that long break from school. Of course, you should visit the library as often as possible (and read lots of books!), but on those non-library days, you'll need some other things to do. Try some of the ideas in this book: The Family Manager's Guide To Summer Survival. It has over 300 boredom-busting ideas to keep your summer fun and interesting!

Check Your Car Prices!

Before you buy or sell a car, find out its value by visiting the website of Kelley Blue Book, which includes reviews and ratings as well as information on financing and insurance. Another trusty source is the N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides . For over 70 years, it has been America's largest publisher of used vehicle values. The website includes pricing information for automobiles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and boats.

Pop Culture Universe

beatlesThe database "Pop Culture Universe" has overviews of every decade, from the 1960's to the 2000's and articles that cover cultural life from the 1870's "gilded age" to the present.  Anything concerning arts, film, fashion, food, drink, literature, politics, religion, sports, radio, television and technology from these decades are discussed.

What the World Eats

What the World EatsWhat the World Eats, photographed by Peter Menzel and written by Faith D'Aluisio, is a look at families from around the world and what they eat in a typical week. The menu varies widely, as you can imagine, and there is quite a bit of variety represented. Interspersed with the photos and interviews with the families are facts about nutrition, health, wealth, and a bunch of other topics that relate to what we eat.

Food Parisian Style

Clotilde Dusoulier writes one of the most charming food blogs around. Chocolate & Zucchini is a sprightly english language blog about French (mostly) food. She brings the same flair to Chocolate & Zucchini the cookbook, and Clotilde's edible adventures in Paris, a guide to groceries and restaurants in Paris.

I Heart Mom!


Because I Love HerMother's Day is this Sunday and Because I Love Her celebrates the deepest bonds between mothers and their daughters. This collection of the best female literary writers of our time reveals what their mothers taught them, what they want to impart to their daughters and what they learned as the bridge between the two.

Need

O.k., so yes, it does borrow some elements from Twilight, but that being said, Carrie Jones' Need is still a sizzling, page turner. If you're looking for a quick, guilty pleasure to fill the gap after Twilight, give this a try. Well developed characters; clever chapter titles (each one is a different phobia); dangerous pixie king looking for a queen; mysterious, handsome werewolf. You get the idea. Need I go on; you're already hooked, I can tell.

Business women meeting

The Canton Business & Professional Women (BPW) will hold their next monthly meeting Monday, May 11th, 6-8:30 at Palermo's  Pizzaria and Restaurant.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Connie Zielinski, author of It's In Your Hands.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to June Nicholas at junenicholas@comcast.net or (313) 610-2561. 

Find the cruise for you

 

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