Avast, scallywags and scurvy bilge rats! The Pirate Reading Challenge begins June 12, 2007 and lasts until September 19, 2007. There be significance to these dates: durin' the week o' June 10 in 1718 Blackbeard ran aground his ship Queen Anne's Revenge. September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The goal be to read books about pirates. Set your own goal for how many pirate books you'd like to read. Cast your eyes on the official Pirate Reading Challenge Code O' Rules and get started by learnin' your pirate name.
Today is opening day for summer reading. Stop in and sign up for a summer's worth of fun. We have programs for kids, tweens, teens and adult. You're never too old to read.
With Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer hitting theaters today you might think that I as a fan of Marvel Comics' First Family would be excited. There's a reason why I'm not. It's because I'm a fan of the comic adventures of the FF and I saw the first film, which granted children loved but it seemed like if you were over 6 or liked even a little dose of intelligence in your movies was not for you. This latest incarnation appears to be more of the same. I hope I'm wrong and I hope it's good but unless I can see it for free I don't plan on seeing it.
Get your library card and get ready to register for Listeners, Readers, Tween, Teen and Adult Summer Reading. Registration starts June 18! Sign up the whole family.
With so much happening at Heritage Park for Liberty Festival, the Canton Public Library will be closed Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. You can still use many of the library's services on our Internet Branch, www.cantonpl.org, including renewing your library materials, checking databases and subject pages and registering for classes. When we open on Monday, we'll expect to see all of you coming in to sign up for summer reading. It kicks off on Monday, June 18 for children, tweens, teens and adults.
Michigan Children's Book Award Winner Announced Michigan Library Association names the best children's book of the year June 14, 2007, Lansing, MI The Children's Services Division of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce that RULES by Cynthia Lord, published by Scholastic Press, is the winner of the 2006 Mitten Award. RULES is a funny, poignant, thoughtful look at sibling relationships and the intrinsic value of a person. Twelve-year-old Catherine has created a list of rules to help her younger brother, David, navigate the world. David has autism, and Catherine experiences a range of emotions with him, from frustration to protectiveness to a wry appreciation for his point of view.
ACCLAIMED CHILDREN'S WRITER SARAH STEWART WINS 2007 MICHIGAN AUTHOR AWARD The Michigan Center for the Book today announced Sarah Stewart, author of such beloved children's books as The Gardener and The Library, as the winner of the 2007 Michigan Author Award. Sponsored jointly by the Michigan Center for the Book (a program of the Library of Michigan) and the Michigan Library Association, this annual award honors a Michigan writer for his or her contributions to literature, based on an outstanding published body of work. Sarah Stewart has written five children's books - The Money Tree, The Library, The Gardener, The Journey, and The Friend - all illustrated by her husband David Small.
Michigan Teen Book Award Winner Announced Michigan Library Association names the best teen book of the year June 13, 2007, Lansing, MI The Teen Services Division of the Michigan Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce that Rash by Pete Hautman, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, is the winner of the 2007 Thumbs Up! Award. In Rash, Hautman has crafted a chilling satire which tells the story of Bo, a struggling teenager. In the year 2076 it's illegal to litter or verbally assault another person in the Safer States of America.
Before you close the books on your high school or college years, check out these movies portraying teachers who have influenced and inspired their students' successes in school and life: Akeelah and the Bee Blackboard Jungle The Browning Version Coach Carter Dead Poets Society The Emperor's Club Finding Forrester Freedom Writers Goodbye, Mr. Chips Half Nelson The History Boys The Hobart Shakespeareans Hoosiers Invincible Lean on Me Mad Hot Ballroom The Miracle Worker Mr. Holland's Opus Mona Lisa Smile October Sky The Paper Chase Paper Clips Pay It Forward The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Remember the Titans The Ron Clark Story Spellbound Stand and Deliver Take the Lead To Sir, With Love We are Marshall
Let me introduce you to an interesting database! Contrary to its name, articles in the Religion Virtual Collection are not just about religion. It also contains the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which has articles about classical philosophy, (examples are Aristotelianism, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato) theological philosophy (atheism, mysticism), psychological philosophy (Freud, psychoanalysis, behaviorism), sociological philosophy (racism, feminism), and political philosophy (communism, socialism, terrorism).
The Compuware Sports Arena Drive-in opens this Friday at dusk and will run seven days a week through Sept. 4. There are three screens the parking lot lot of the arena., with each screen showing family-oriented films. To hear the movies, families listen through their car radios at either 106.3 FM, 95.9 FM or 97.5 FM. Pricing is: 13-and older - $8. Ages 4-12 - $6. Students (Sunday-Thursday) - $6. Children 3 and under - Free. The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. The Drive-in is excellent for families and it can also work for group outings or corporate events. For more information about group sales, please call Karyl at 734-453-8400. The Movie Hotline is 734-927-3284.
Monday, June 18 is the first day to sign up for summer reading. The Children's Department has invited some special guests to help us kick off the summer sign up. Dean Gilbert will share his magic, Eli Echevarria will create unique balloon art, and both Ronald McDonald and PAWS from the Detroit Tigers will make special appearances. You don't have to be a kid to take part. Our summer reading program has activities for tweens, teens and adults. Stop in and enjoy the festivities!
Madonna University's Livonia campus will host a free seminar entitled "Tools for Your Job Search" on Saturday, June 16th from 9a.m. until noon. Participants in this class will learn what elements go into a resume that attracts attention. They will also gain interviewing tips, learn how to prepare for answering "tough" questions and important follow-up steps to take after the interview. To enroll or for more information contact Madonna University at (734) 432-5804.
With Spider-Man swinging his way to millions at the box office and the sequel to the Fantastic Four ready to surf onto the silver screen next week It's easy to see why some people might think comic book films are solely about people dressing up in colored spandex and battling crime. But this isn't the case. Sure there are a large number of superhero films but there's been quite a few comic book films that don't involve costumed crime fighters.
The latest album by Joan Armatrading is a bit of a step in a different direction. As the title indicates, this highly talented singer/songwriter is venturing into the blues on what must be something like her 20th album. I've found her early work - all the way back to the 1970s - to be the most enjoyable period in her career, with many of the later albums somewhat lackluster. On first listen, "Into the Blues" sounds refreshing and worthy of further exploration.
You may have heard about Wizard Rock, the phenomenon of young people inspired by the Harry Potter books to create original music. These bands are getting noticed by MTV, Nashville Scene, and many others. The phenomenon comes to Canton as CPL welcomes international Wizard Rock superstars Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls with special guests Tom Riddle & Friends on July 21st, the day the final book in the Harry Potter series is released.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
June Teisan was named 2007-2008 Michigan Teacher of the Year. She is a seventh grade teacher at Harper Woods Secondary School with more than 20 years of classroom experience, was selected from 18 regional semifinalists statewide. Her message as Michigan Teacher of the Year will be: "Quality teaching makes a difference in the lives of children." She'll carry on the valued tradition of Michigan Teachers of the Year who have shared their teaching knowledge, expertise, and skills with educators across the state.