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Election Thorndyke

Hey Kids,

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Independence Day. Did you know that it’s an election year? That means that citizens of voting age have the chance to make their voices heard. Some voters will also choose their governors, or vote on laws. Not everyone has always been able to vote, however. There are many stories of people who fought to have the right to vote. I’ve included a few below. During the summer you can make your voice heard at our Decision 2016 station in the Connect Your Summer command center. You can also see who currently represents you.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

Looks at the history of voting rights in the United States, examining the struggles of African Americans, Native Americans, and women to have the right to vote.

Sisters Abby and Julia Smith attract the attention of women's suffrage supporters across the country when they refuse to pay property taxes on their cows because they are not allowed to vote--a case they say is taxation without representation.

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Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Our first suspect, Marvin Mouse, can be found by searching the online catalog. Follow the clues to find the culprit, then find the missing cookies somewhere in the library. Once you've found the culprit, submit a ticket from the CYS Command Center spinner rack with your name and email for a chance to win a prize. (All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.) Don't forget to claim your Sleuth It badge online by Saturday, July 16.

This is a "wild badge", and will only be available from July 11 - July 16, so be sure to act quickly! And be on the lookout for other wild badges throughout the summer!

MeLCat, the Michigan Electronic Catalog, will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM, and is expected to be down for a couple of hours.

During this downtime:

  • You will be unable to search http://elibrary.mel.org or place new holds
  • You will be able to search at http://search.mel.org, but you will be unable to place new holds
  • Patrons trying to do renewals may get a "server unavailable" message
  • Library staff will be able to process holds and check out materials
  • The ability to log into a MeL database with your driver's license will be unavailable

All MeLCat services should be available after MeLCat has finished its maintenance project.

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A puzzle from the past-for this week only the Sleuth badge is back! From today through July 16th you can claim the Sleuth badge by investigating and solving puzzles.

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Elizabeth George, author of the Inspector Lyndsey series, winner of the Agatha Award for "Best First Novel" in 1988 and the 1989 Anthony Award for "Best First Novel" for A Great Deliverance, will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00PM.   

Pokémon GO Group Hunt

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Did you know that the Library and the areas surrounding it are always teeming with wild Pokémon, PokéStops, even 4 Pokémon GO gyms? Meet up with other Canton area Trainers for our Pokémon Group Hunt and help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) for new items and wild Pokémon!

No registration required! We'll start in the Community Room, and head out from there, so be on time (or come find us in the Library or park). This program is open to all ages. Can't make it this week? Keep an eye out for weekly Group Hunts! 

In the event of inclement or uncomfortably hot weather our Group Hunt will remain inside the library. We may even drop some lures :)  

*Participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Drop-in E-Book Help

Have you hit a snag with your e-reader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

A wide variety of events has been scheduled for Seniors interested in competing in the First Annual Canton Senior Games, which are scheduled to take place August 23-25.  Canton Club 55+ will offer a variety events in which seniors may compete in for a nominal fee for a chance to win in their age category.   
 
Events include:Sports Tournaments (Golf, Pickleball, Tennis, Billiards), Cards/Wii Games (Euchre, Pinochle, Will Bowling), and Field Games (Bean Bag Toss, Bocce Ball, Frisbee Toss, Softball Throw, Basketball Shot, Soccer Kick, Football Toss) 
 
Competitions will take place throughout Canton at:  Pheasant Run Golf Club, Summit on the Park, Heritage Park, Freedom Park and Griffin Park.  Registration begins online at www.cantonfun.org July 11, 2016 for Canton Residents and July 18, 2016 for non-residents.  For additional information, call the Canton Club 55+ front desk at 734.394.5485. 

 In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating.