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"Sleuth It" Surprise Packages

Sleuth It 2What is inside these wrapped packages? It's a Connect Your Summer mystery (or maybe a romance or a graphic novel)! The package contains two unknown items for your delight. Look at the outside of the package for possible clues as to what is inside. To check out a package, simply place the package on the self-checkout machine (make sure two items show up on the screen and turn black) or take it to one of our friendly check-out staff for assistance. Read, listen, watch at least one of the items and you have completed a Sleuth It activity as part of Connect Your Summer!

Quilt Exhibition and Show

See the lovely display of quilts created by the Canton Poke and Stab quilt club. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorites and prizes qill be awarded based on your votes. Visit the display in the Community Room on:
  • Monday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 26 from 10:00-12:00 PM
  • Friday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Don't miss these beautiful works of art.

Build a Time Machine

Time machines provide a fun learning experience, a unique business opportunity, and a contrived way to manipulate your plot arc. Watch out, though — depending on the make and model you choose for your temporal vehicle, they can often be expensive to build and difficult to maintain. See below for several types of time machine, along with assembly instructions when available.

Hot Tub

The mechanism for how a hot tub can become a time machine isn't well-explained. However, if you acquire a hot tub and the chronological mechanism never works, at least you have a hot tub, right? For further instructions view:

Hot tub time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and United Artists present a New Crime production

Remote Control

If you're willing to brave Bed Bath & Beyond's 'Beyond' section and don't already have enough remote controls, a pre-built time machine may be as easy as a trip to the store:

Click [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios present a Happy Madison/Original Film

Lake House

We certainly don't want to see you leave Canton, especially for the summer, but renting a lake house in Wisconsin may be the way to temporal romance:

The lake house [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures ; Vertigo Entertainment ; Village Roadshow Pictures

A New Career

Time travel is often a happy accident rather than a predictable push of a button. If you want to increase your likelihood of being wisked through spacetime, a job in quantum physics is probably your best bet:

Quantum leap. the complete first season [videodisc] by Universal Studios

New Wheels

It's pretty simple, really: just get a DeLorean, build a flux capacitor, assemble the controls and connections, then figure out a way to juice the system with 1.21 Gigawatts of power.

Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment

Go Really Fast

Everyone knows that if you fly around the Sun near warp 10 that your Klingon bird-of-prey will go back in time. What's less obvious is how to procure a reasonably-priced warp-capable vehicle nowadays. Some believe that if we all pitch in, we could build a starship, which would be a good start.

Star trek IV [videodisc]: the voyage home by Paramount Pictures ; a Harve Bennett production ; a Leonard Nimoy film

Star trek [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present a Bad Robot production

Find an Island

This one is a bit tricky. If you can find an island and manage to survive on it, there's a possibility that you can harness it to mess with chronology. Be advised that a resistance to the effects of electromagnetism would be helpful in this pursuit.

Lost. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by Touchstone Television ; Bad Robot

Ask your Teacher

Depending on the school you attend, your Transfiguration professor may provide you with the necessary equipment on an as-needed basis:

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban [videodisc] by Warner Bros ; 1492 Pictures ; Heyday Films

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPre


It's complicated.

Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC

Further Reading

How to build a time machine by Paul Davies

Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles

The new time travelers: a journey to the frontiers of physics by David Toomey

Time: a traveler's guide by Clifford A. Pickover

Time travel and warp drives: a scientific guide to shortcuts through time and space by Allen Everett and Thomas Roman

Time travel in Einstein's universe: the physical possibilities of travel through time by J. Richard Gott III

Went to the opera

A friend told me that operas have subtitles. I never knew, so I always thought I would be lost the whole time. I went to my first opera, I Pagliacci, at the Detroit Opera House.

Family Lego Day: Space

Join us Friday, July 27, 2:00-3:00 PM. Space station, shuttle, terraforming colony. Help us build the best in the galaxy and later we’ll catalogue your entries online for future scientists — complete with your descriptions. Registration required.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, July 7 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Manga Drawing Contest 2012

Dear Sir/ Madam, Good day to you. The above mentioned title is referred. What is the requirement to take part in this contest? I am from Malaysia and am I entitled for it? Looking forward your prompt reply. Thanks and regards, Pun

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners are welcome. The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by “Library Chess Clubs.” For tournament information and registration, please email

CSI: Canton

Guy Nutter, forensic scientist at the Northville Michigan State Police Lab, will lead us to the scenes and ask our opinions on solving the crimes. Is it like watching CSI on TV? Come be the judge, follow the clues and have fun with forensic science. Teens and adults are welcome on Wednesday, June 20 at at 7:00 PM.

Books Teens Will Love

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Dreamland social club by Tara Altebrando

Close to famous by Joan Bauer

I am J by Cris Beam

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Red glove by Holly Black

Strings attached by Judy Blundell

Bronxwood by Coe Booth

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

Queen of hearts by Martha Brooks

Read a Book While Listening to Music

Read a book while listening to music to earn your Curtains Up badge. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to choose the perfect soundtrack for a book…

[inspire by Kassy.Miller is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Read a Tumblebook

Read a story in a new way. Tumblebooks is an online database that contains hundreds of well loved children's books told in an animated, interactive format. Many contain games, quizzes or other activities at the conclusion of the story. You can access it from your home computer or iPad or here in the library. If you are reading here in the library don't forget to bring your headphones so you'll be able to listen to the story.

25 Time Travel Movies

Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — StarringMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.

Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.

Brother Future [videodisc] by Laneuville/Morris Entertainment Inc. Production — Starring Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly. An inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.

The fountain [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures; Regency Enterprises; Epsilon Motion Pictures; New Regency Pictures; Protozoa Pictures — Starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz. A time-bending tale of a man's thousand-year journey to save the woman he loves.

Frequency [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents — Starring Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel. A man discovers the ability to talk to his father...who's been dead for 30 years.

Galaxy Quest [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures presents a Mark Johnson production — Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver. The cast of a mid-70s television show must go back in time to save their lives.

Groundhog Day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Trevor Albert production; a Harold Ramis film — Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell. A weatherman is caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

Hot tub time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and United Artists present a New Crime production — Starring John Cusack, Carl C orddry. When a group of middle-aged men travel to a ski resort seeking a temporary escape from their failed, miserable lives, a drunken accident in a hot tub sends them back to 1986, where they get a chance to relive a night from the past and possibly change their futures forever.

The jacket [videodisc] by Warner Independent Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present, in association with 2929 Entertainment, a VIP Medienfonds 2/VIP Medienfonds 3/MP Pictures co-production, in association with Rising Star, a Section Eight production; a film by John Maybury — Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley. A Gulf War veteran has returned home only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is mysteriously transported to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.

Kate & Leopold [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents a Konrad Pictures production of a James Mangold film — Starring Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman. A man finds a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time so he returns to the 19th century to take pictures - then is followed back to New York by Leopold, the "Third Duke of Albany."

The lake house [videodisc] by Warner Bros. — Starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock. A former resident of an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident. When they discocer that they're living two years apart they try to unravel the mystery.

The love letter [videodisc] by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. — Starring Campbell Scott, Jennifer Jason Leigh. A love letter found in a secret compartment of an antique desk magicaly seals the fate of two young people linked by destiny yet separated by more than one hundred years.

Midnight in Paris [videodisc] by Sony Pictures Classics presents; produced by Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum, Letty Aronson; written and directed by Woody Allen — Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams. While in Paris on vacation, a writer travels back in time each night at midnight and discovers what he truly wants from life.

Peggy Sue got married [videodisc] by Tri-Star Pictures and Rostar present: a Paul Gurion/Zoetrope Studios Production — Starring Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage. Peggy Sue attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.

The Philadelphia experiment [videodisc] by New World Pictures; Cinema Group; A John Carpenter Production; produced by Joel B. Michaels, Douglas Curtis; written by William Gray, Michael Janover; directed by Stewart Raffill — Starring Michael Pare, Nancy Allen. In a 1943 experiment designed to make U.S. Navy ships invisible to enemy radar, a battleship disappears, transporting two sailors to the year 1984.

Pleasantville [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Larger Than Life production — Starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon. Two teens from the 1990's are transported back in time through their television to live the life of the 1950's sitcom "Pleasantville."

Premonition [videodisc] by Hyde Park Films; Offspring Entertainment; Brass Hat Films; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; TriStar Pictures — Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon. A housewife's life is shattered when she finds out the her husband Jim is killed in a gruesome car accident, but when she awakes the next morning, he is still alive and well.

Primer [videodisc] by Thinkfilm presents an ERBP Production of a Shane Carruth film — Starring Shane Carruth, David Sullivan. Two young engineers invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.

Slaughterhouse-five [videodisc] by Universal Pictures — Starring Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman. A man has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next.

Somewhere in time [videodisc] by Universal City Studios; a Rastar/Stephen Deutsch production — Starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour. A young writer sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him.

Source code [videodisc] by Seville Pictures; director, Duncan Jones — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michele Monaghan. When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a government experiment called Source Code, a program that enables him to cross into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

Time after time [videodisc] by Warner Bros.; Orion Pictures — Starring Malcom McDowell, David Warner. H.G. Wells - whose time-travel pursuit of Jack the Ripper delivers him to a modern-day San Francisco - discovers a society far different from the utopia he had envisioned.

Time bandits [videodisc] — Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery. A young boy is swept into a group of time traveling dwarves whohave stolen a map to holes in the space-time continuum in order to loot the past of its riches.

The time machine [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; George Pal production ; directed by George Pal — Starring Rod Taylor, Alan Young. In 1899, a young scientist invents a time machine that takes him into the future of the 20th century and beyond.

The time traveler's wife [videodisc] by produced by Dede Gardener, Nick Wechsler; screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin; directed by Robert Schwentke — Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. A librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time without warning, tries to build a stable and strong relationship with the woman he loves.

new books

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Target Family Reading Night — Outer Space Adventure

Our last Target Family Reading Night for the school year will be Monday, June 11, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We'll have fun on an Outer Space Adventure. Registration will begin May 24 and this program is open to children four to nine years old and their caregiver. Get ready to blast off with us!

[Star-forming region NGC 3603 is by NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI) as licensed under this notice.]