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Red Wings vs. Penguins

vs.    penguins logoWelcome to Stanley Cup 2009 Hockey Fans!!! Can you believe our luck as we once again have a match-up between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. It may seem like a repeat of last year, but I expect some surprises are in our midst. Afterall, both teams have seen roster changes, the Pengs have had a coaching change, and both teams are out for blood. Who will reign this year and get the ultimate privilege of raising Lord Stanley over their heads? I know who I am betting on....Go Pengs!!! (I can hear the collective gasp out there in bloggerland!)

Shish Kebab Cafe

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45168 Ford Rd., Canton MI
"Healthy food at affordable prices."  Catering available. 

Creative Writing for Teens


In this course we'll explore ways to help you express the creative writer within. Leave everything you've learned in school so far about writing at the door and enter with a beginner's mind. This course doesn't give you more rules, it shows you how to let go of the limitations of rule based writing in order to free your creative voice. Our focus is on the creative side of writing; exercises, acceptance, constructive guidance, and encouragement are what you'll find here.

Please read the attached Introduction document below.

Exercises and Assignments

You may turn in your exercises using the submission form, via email, or in hard copy. I'll be posting documents to this section in the near future that will explain exercises and assignments for this course. I'll also post helpful information here.

Your assignments are listed in attachments below. I'll be posting these on a regular basis.

Check out the Writing Tips I put together and attached at the bottom of this page.  


We have forums set up for you to get to know each other and talk about the class. Be sure to check the forums often. Start by adding a brief introduction so we know a bit about who you are. You might include your thoughts on writing, and any writing that you've done so far. Have a web site? Add it to your introduction!

Your Instructor

Linda Papa is an Instructional Designer at the University of Detroit Mercy where she has worked since 2001. Before joining UDM, Linda worked as an Instructional Designer for Citicorp Data Systems, Inc., and as a Technical Writer for La Quinta Motor Inns. In addition to 20 years of writing experience, Linda is an avid artist and has been keeping a journal for the past 30 years.

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Fish News - How Many Kinds Of Fish Are There In The Sea?

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Question: How many species of fish are there in the world?

Aswer:  According to scientists, there are 20,000 - 40,000 species of fish swimming around out there!

Did you know that?  I sure have a lot of friends!!
To answer me just click on  add new comment at the bottom of the page. 

Your friend,

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

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One Stop Car Buying Information

Whether you're in the market for a new car or a used car, Autotropolis is a good place to begin your search. This new site is full of great features for both the first-time or experienced car shopper, including the latest car reviews, videos of the latest models, auto industry news, access to daily classified ads, and a list of the Top 10 used cars. Check it out!

Need a book suggestion?!

Are you going on a family vacation for the holiday weekend or just not doing anything at all?!  The Teens' Top Ten book nomination list is now available!  Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!  Teens from fifteen school and public libraries around the country nominate the titles and teens (you) choose the winner. Read the nominated titles now so you can vote online anytime between Aug. 25 and Sept. 18.

Don Pablos... What's it Going to Be?

Don Pablos on Ford Road has been closed for a while now.  Has anyone heard what might be going in there instead?


Shape Up With Your Library!

Get in shape, feel great and fit into that new bathing suit without spending a dime!  The library has many exercise dvd's including cardio, yoga, dance, and toning.  You can also find some of the most popular fitness instructors including Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin, Leslie Sansone and Bob Harper


O.k., so yes, it does borrow some elements from Twilight, but that being said, Carrie Jones' Need is still a sizzling, page turner. If you're looking for a quick, guilty pleasure to fill the gap after Twilight, give this a try. Well developed characters; clever chapter titles (each one is a different phobia); dangerous pixie king looking for a queen; mysterious, handsome werewolf. You get the idea. Need I go on; you're already hooked, I can tell.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that over a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States.  Since early detection and prevention saves lives, be sure to know your A, B, C's!  If you have a mole with any of the following: A - asymmetry, B - border irregularity, C - color irregularity or D - diameter greater than 6 mm (about the size of a pencil eraser) be sure to have it checked out. 

For more information read 100 Questions and Answers About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers by Edward F. McClay.  Photo courtesy of eLibrary

New Puppet Arrivals!

Our new shipment of Folkmanis puppets has arrived and these cute friends are ready to go home and play with you! Check out some of my personal favorites: Frog in a Spaceship or Frog Prince - they're awesome!

Cash for Clunkers Bill

President Obama and members of the United States House of Representatives have reached an agreement on a bill that could offer as many as one million vehicle buyers a voucher for up to $4,500. Designed to help the struggling automotive industry, these vouchers could be applied to passengers cars, trucks and work vehicles. Under this plan, old passenger cars and trucks being traded in would have to get less than 18 m.p.g. Stay tuned as details are hammered out. In the meantime stop by the library to look at the Car & Driver 2009 Buyers Guide take a peek at all of the new and exciting vehicles available.

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Originally published in 1979, Kindred is a story of a staggering depth and insight. Imagine this: It's 1976 and you're a twenty-six-year-old African-American woman who is suddenly transported to a plantation in antebellum Maryland during the year 1819. You've been sent to save the life of your white ancestor in a time when slavery is alive and well. What would you do? Dana, the main character, is both daring and strong. Her cunning and resilence coupled with Octavia Butler's gift of preparing the reader for the unexpected make this a wonderful choice for your next read.

Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was an American Science Fiction writer who won the Nebula Award, MacArthur Award and the Hugo Award during her lifetime. Check out other books by her here.


Pioneer New York trip

Russian Cultural Celebration

Come and enjoy music and stories from Russia! Join us in the Community Room on Saturday, May 9th at 2pm for sounds from the balalaika and other traditional instruments played by Aleksandr "Sasha" Chernyak. He promises to take us all on a trip through Russia with music. This program is open to the entire family. Registration is now open.

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Check Out These New CDs

If you've got a yen for Celtic folk music with a populist bent (think Ewan MacColl, Mick Moloney or Tommy Makem), two new CDs by famed area musician Terry Murphy will help satisfy your craving. You'll find Freeborn Man and Terry Murphy in the Folk & Ethnic section.