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Went to Plymouth's Art in the Park festival

...and saw the living mural!

Watched Singin' in the Rain on the Big Screen *swoon*

I went with some family to what used to be Canton Cinema 6 to see Singin' in the Rain on the big screen. It was fabulous. Clearly sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, one of the best parts was the introduction, when host Robert Osborne interviewed Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, among others, about the making of the movie. It was a great experience. My favorite dance number was Moses Supposes, followed closely by Good Mornin'. If you missed it:

Other movies with Gene Kelly

Singin' in the rain [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Hollywood singing and dancing. The 1950s [videodisc]: the golden era of the musical

I watched Back to the Future

Made my own popsicles

Strawberry-raspberry-yogurt pops.

read cookbook

read about this hot smore cereal and pizza crosaints.

I read the A to Z Mysteries Series

Made a lego from the future

Built and Stained a Birdhouse

My dad helped while I built and stained a birdhouse. He also helped while I sounded out the instructions.

Made Hobo Chicken for dinner with friends

Hobo Chicken is a family favorite at our house,

Put chicken, potatoes, onions, Brussels sprouts, carrots and parsnips in a sealed foil package and bake at 450 degrees for 2 hours.  The house smells good, the chicken and veggies come out perfect and it's a treat for any palate!

Practiced Baseball

Listen to why dis kolaveri di

Ate Healthy Food

Growing My Own Plants!

Planted a garden for the first time this spring. The edibles are growing and we ate our first Golden Swiss Chard leaves - sauteed and then on burgers. Yum! Used the following references to get started:

All new square foot gardening: grow more in less space! by Mel Bartholomew — Reads like an infomercial, but is chock full of great information to get started.

The food lover's garden by Mark Diacono ; photography by Mark Diacono ; recipe photography by Laura Hynd ; recipe development by Debora Robertson — Made my mouth water.

The beginner's guide to growing heirloom vegetables: the 100 easiest-to-grow, tastiest vegetables for your garden by Marie Iannotti — Love heirloom varieties.

Perennial vegetables: from artichoke to zuiki taro, a gardener's guide to over 100 delicious, easy-to-grow edibles by Eric Toensmeir [sic] — Perennials are always appealing to me, since they return year after year.

Homegrown vegetables, fruits, and herbs: a bountiful, healthful garden for lean times by Jim Wilson ; photography by Walter Chandoha

I played "Wall Ball" with my brother.

I won every time except for the last round.

Show Off Your Pets

Bring photos of your pets to any of the library help desks, email them to, or use the form below, and we'll showcase your pets on our flatscreen TVs, computer monitors in the library, and elsewhere in the library!

[Cat Studying by flickr user raider of gin is used under a CC BY 2.0 license]

Summer Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, June 23 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have walks on these Saturdays, weather-permitting: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.

Medical Mystery #1

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the first of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to with the subject line "Medical Mystery #1". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Good Luck!


  1. I was a deadly virus
  2. During my outbreak, between 50-130 million people died
  3. Soldiers, sailors and other travelers helped me spread across the world
  4. The first case in the U.S. was reported in the state of Kansas
  5. Most of my victims were young, healthy adults

Ultimate Contraption

On Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8:00 PM help build a giant Rube Goldberg machine and film it. Don't know what one is? Take a look here. We'll have tons of wacky supplies. You bring your imagination.  This program is recommended for people aged ten and up.

[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Watch One of These Great Movies Based Off a Book

Watch a movie based off a book. Here's a list of the top 100 movies based off books. Take the next step and read the book to compare the two!

Hunger Games Book Discussion

Join us on July 16 from 7:00-8:30 PM for a discussion of:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.