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Visited Greenfield Village

Today Greenfield Village had antique cars and bicycles from the 30s-70s on display.


Digital Scrapbooking

Create a beautiful scrapbook the digital way. Bring a flash drive with a few of your pictures to play with, or instructor Dawn Montagano will have plenty for you to do. This is cutting edge scrapping with beautiful results. Join us on June 30 at 7:00PM in the Internet Lab. Registration is required as space is limited.

Went to the Detroit Zoo

It was a hot day, so most of the animals at the Zoo were sleeping, but the highlights were the penguins, seals, giraffes and rhinos. Had a great time!

Baby Boy read Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! about (you guessed it!) penguins.

Mama is working on The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise about one of the live-in tour guides for the Tower of London. So far lots of fun bits about history and a little bit about animals.


Attended dog show

It was fun!


I went to the museum.


Giant Scrabble

November 21, 6:30-8:30 PM. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.

8 and up; enhancing writing skills

I notice that there is a creative writing program for teens. It would be great to have a simple writing program geared for children 8 years and up. It would be very basic and simple such as developing a book report, creating a simple book ( has ideas as well). Based on Michigan MEAP scores there appears to be a need for more emphasis on writing. Perhaps some student teachers from EMU and other schools might come in and help this (like you did with the Science programs.

Summer Reading Program

Can we still do the summer reading program if we do not have a computer?

Borrowing History

Is there somewhere you can view what you've borrowed before? Like a history of what you've borrowed from the library.

Summer reading program

Hi, Will the library have its summer reading program and, if so, when does registration start? Also--can some children's librarian recommend a good book about a foreign family to fulfill a Brownie requirement? It does not have to be long. A picture book would be fine. Thanks, Janet

Baby Storytime

Hello, I am interested in taking my baby to storytime classes at the library. Will there be any Baby Storytime classes offered this summer? Thanks! Jessica

Summer Reading Program

When does registration for the summer reading program begin?


do you have any dark secrets books in your library?

Lucky Day shelf -- What a fabulous idea

I've gotten lucky on more than one occasion. Thanks for having this available, it's always my first stop!

Suggestion: add 'Books only' as a search filter

In many cases, I'd like to limit my search results to just books, rather than have Audio or other media forms mixed into the list. Just a thought.

Become a Polyglot

pol·y·glot /ˈpäliˌglät/
Adjective: Knowing or using several languages.
Noun: A person who knows several languages.

Find Books, DVDs, and Periodicals in particular languages here at CPL on our Languages page. We also have multiple Language databases.

Selected Language Books

Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages by Andrew Dalby

Multicultural films: a reference guide by Janice R. Welsch and J.Q. Adams

Creating the multicultural organization: a strategy for capturing the power of diversity by Taylor Cox, Jr

Multicultural manners: new rules of etiquette for a changing society by Norine Dresser

The multicultural cookbook for students by Carole Lisa Albyn and Lois Sinaiko Webb

The healthy hedonist holidays: a year of multicultural, vegetarian-friendly holiday feasts by Myra Kornfeld; illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka

Come as you aren't!: feeling at home with multicultural celebrations by Norine Dresser

Tales alive!: ten multicultural folk tales with art, craft & creative experiences by Susan Milord

Celebrate the world: twenty tellable folktales for multicultural festivals by Margaret Read MacDonald; illustrations by Roxane Murphy Smith

A different mirror: a history of multicultural America by Ronald Takaki

Get started in Hindi by Rupert Snell

Materials By Language

Sports Books for Kids

Hockey hotshots: young stars of the NHL by Steele Filipek; with photographs

Hockey skills by James MacDonald

Hockey superstars 2009-2010: your complete guide to the 2009-2010 season, featuring action photos of your favorite players by Paul Romanuk

Girls' ice hockey: dominating the rink by Tami Johnson

Dino-hockey by Lisa Wheeler; illustrated by Barry Gott

How hockey works by Keltie Thomas; illustrations by Greg Hall

The Detroit Red Wings hockey team by Tim O'Shei

Frankenstein doesn't slam hockey pucks by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones; illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Wayne Gretzky, hockey great by Thomas R. Raber

Hat tricks count: a hockey number book by written by Matt Napier; illustrated by Melanie Rose

The Kingfisher soccer encyclopedia by Clive Gifford

Soccer: the ultimate guide by written by Martin Cloake ... [et al.]

SpongeBob, soccer star! by David Lewman; illustrated by Stephen Reed

Soccer shootout by Jake Maddox; illustrated by Sean Tiffany; text by Bob Temple

How soccer works by Keltie Thomas; illustrations by Stephen MacEachern

The everything kids' soccer book: rules, techniques, and more about your favorite sport! by Deborah W. Crisfield

Ultimate guide to football by James Buckley, Jr

NCAA football 09: Prima official game guide by Mojo Media

National football league behind the scenes by Joe Layden

Scooby-doo! football fright by Gail Herman; illustrated by Duendes del Sur

The Michigan Wolverines football team by David Aretha

T is for touchdown: a football alphabet by written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Mark Braught

Quacky baseball by Peter Abrahams; illustrated by Frank Morrison

Ultimate guide to baseball by James Buckley, Jr

Dino-baseball by Lisa Wheeler; illustrations by Barry Gott

Baseball by written by James Kelley

Just a baseball game by Gina and Mercer Mayer

The everything kids' baseball book: star players, great teams, baseball legends, and tips on playing like a pro by Rich Mintzer

Baseball ballerina strikes out by Kathryn Cristaldi; illustrated by Abby Carter

Basketball by Tracy Nelson Maurer

Brittany the Basketball Fairy by Daisy Meadows

The greatest basketball records by Matt Doeden; consultant, Craig R. Coenen

Basketball arenas by Thomas S. Owens

Swimming by Tracy Nelson Maurer

Swimming, diving, and other water sports by Jason Page

Tennis trouble by Jake Maddox; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning; text by Chris Kreie

How to improve at tennis by Jim Drewett

Tennis, anyone? by Shane McG

How to improve at cricket by Jim Kerr

Cricket by Rebecca Hunter

Extreme surfing by John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman

How to improve at golf by Peter Parks

Golf for fun! by Sandra Will

Carnival Games [electronic resource (video game)]: mini golf

Adventurous Kids Reads

Picture Books

The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs

The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy

The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller

All aboard! by James Stevenson

An anaconda ate my homework by Alice Schertle; pictures by Aaron Renier

Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier

Ben's big dig by Daniel Wakeman, Dirk van Stralen

Captain Sky Blue by Richard Egielski

Fortunately, unfortunately by Michael Foreman

The great White House breakout by Helen Thomas and [pictures by] Chip Bok

The legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base

Mr. Katapat's incredible adventures by Barroux

Mungo and the spiders from space by Timothy Knapman; illustrated by Adam Stower

Fiction Books

Unsinkable by Gordon Korman

Raiders' ransom by Emily Diamand

Into the wild by Erin Hunter

The billionaire's curse by Richard Newsome; illustrated by Jonny Duddle

Flight of the phoenix by R.L. LaFevers; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Happenstance found by P. W. Catanese

Trundle's quest by Allan Jones; illustrated by Gary Chalk

Travel Books for Kids

The adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Wiesmüller; translated from the German by Beate Peter

All aboard!: a traveling alphabet by concept by Chris L. Demarest; illustrated by Bill Mayer

Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier

How to travel with grownups by Elizabeth Bridgman; pictures by Eleanor Hazard

The mystery of the third Lucretia by Susan Runholt

So B. It: a novel by Sarah Weeks

Where will Nana go next?: an illustrated tour of 19 places to go and things to do across America and the world by written by D.J. Frienz; illustrated by Sean Garber

The Berenstain Bears and too much car trip by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain bears and too much vacation by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 by a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis

Walk two moons by Sharon Creech

P is for passport: a world alphabet by Devin Scillian

London by Neil Morris

This is Rome by Miroslav Sasek

African animal alphabet by Beverly Joubert and Dereck Joubert

Hello, Europe! by April Pulley Sayre

Seven wonders of Ancient Asia by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods

G'day, Australia! by April Pulley Sayre

South America, surprise! by April Pulley Sayre

Art Exhibits to Visit

Art on Display at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill — Art Exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Ford Road Art Sculptures — Public Art on Ford Road

Belle Isle Public Art Exhibit — June 18-24 on Belle Isle

Pure Michigan's Art Galleries Listing — hundreds of galleries, fairs, and exhibits

Detroit Institute of Arts — A world-class art museum in Detroit

Museum Adventure Pass — The Museum Adventure Pass program is sponsored by Macy's and it allows you to check out a pass for free admision to participating organizations.