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Watched an interesting video about summer

The video was good and a little bit quirky. It told me about how Connect Your Summer is really cool.

Credit Card Use

As much as I appreciate the library, one thing constantly seems to be my undoing. Whenever I need to use the printer/scanner, I need cash to reload my card. I use plastic everywhere, at all times, and while it may be smart to carry around a few singles, I can never manage to do it. Are there any credit card capable machines (either for the printer or the card loading service) on the market? And if so, would the library consider investing in them? Obviously long term thinking here but I would much appreciate you guys considering it. Thanks, Chris

Watched an interesting video about summer

It told me about how Connect Your Summer is really cool.

Watched the First Season of Doctor Who

After being surrounded by Doctor Who references for years, I'm finally clued in. The first episode in this season didn't hook me, but a friend recommended watching "Blink" and "Silence in the Library" from Seasons Three and Four. Those sucked me in and then I went back to the first season and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

Ahoy There "Chips"

This summer I adopted a squirrel who lives in the Preserve at Fellows Creek, and I recently conducted a test to determine whether he prefers chocolate chip cookies to apple cores.  His new nickname, "Chips" and the attached picture indicate the answer to that perennial question.


Hello I have some questions to ask about the liberty fest. Did the fest tent till going to be there tomorrow and what time it will start and end.

Medical Mystery #3


  1. Michigan's number 1 public health crisis with 32% of the population being affected
  2. Root cause for most chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases
  3. Can be prevented or intervened by maintaining a healthy diet
  4. Regular physical activities or exercises is a key component to not getting this problem
  5. An annual physical exam which checks for the Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is a good way to inform you of where you stand in this crisis
Send your guess to with the subject line "Medical Mystery #3". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Screenplay Writers Workshop

Join award-winning screenplay writer Brian Webster as he helps you develop your clever ideas into actual screenplays. Learn about important contacts, the legal matters and so much more. Adults and teens are welcome on August 8 at 7:00 PM for this unique opportunity.

Remembering Elvis

Elvis Presley was told he'd never make it as singer. He kept trying until one late night at the recording studio, it all came together like magic. The rest is history and he went on to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Stop by the display showcase and remember Elvis. Earn CYS badges too. If you fill out a quiz and correctly answer all the questions, your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 free tickets to the Michigan Elvis Fest, July 13 and 14 in historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti. The quiz is located next to the Michigan Elvis Fest poster on the large print shelf. Return quizzes to the Help Desk.

Teen Books Made Into Movies

Teen books made into movies:

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The princess diaries by Meg Cabot

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Scott Pilgrim. Vol. 1. Scott Pilgrim's precious little life by Bryan Lee O'Malley

The sisterhood of the traveling pants by Ann Brashares

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

The fellowship of the ring: being the first part of The lord of the rings by with a new foreword by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Essential Avengers. Vol. 4 by [writer[s], Roy Thomas, Harlan Ellison; penciler[s], Sal Buscema ... [et al.]; inker[s], Sam Grainger ... [et al.]; letterer[s], Artie Simek ... [et al.]]

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones


I really love Canton Library, the staff are so welcoming. I feel like I am at home. I would pick this library over any other. My daughter loves the kid's place, too. Thanks again.


Why can't we go on iTunes?

"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