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Shared Experiences from 2013

The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see all the experiences and check out experience photos in a gallery.

saw liberty fest fireworks last year

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mitt the michigan mouse by cathy jo wargin

Yoga

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Yoga Science

Went to shelter and seeking to adopt a cat

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Seekers: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter

helped brother find his book by looking for clues

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Nate the great and the stolen base by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Read "Beyond Belief"

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Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Hill looks back on her life growing up as a Scientologist, and explains what led up to her leaving the Church at age 22.

I read Dan Brown's Inferno

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Inferno by Dan Brown
Filled with the proverbial twists and turns, the good guys chasing the bad guys trying to save the world from destruction, Inferno is a roller coaster ride through history down the streets of Florence, Venice and Turkey. A thoroughly enjoyable summer time read!

I read!

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Diary of a wimpy kid: Cabin Fever
It's a good book.

Read a book

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September Sisters by Jillian Cantor
This book was amazing. It's about this girl who's sister gets kidnapped and killed, and she tries to figure out who did it.

Watched a movie on the Holocaust

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The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
I read a book before the movie, which was quite sad. Then when we watched the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the whole class was in tears because it was so sad.

I read the book nate the great and lost book

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nate the great and lost book

Read a cook book

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Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone by Curtis Stone
I thought this book was interesting to look at because he had his explanations on why he names each section/chapter as he did. And the food looked delicious :)

Watched Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This book I thought was so amazing that I had to see it in theaters when it first came out, and I did! I loved it so much i got it as soon as it came out on dvd.

I read Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

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Animal Lover

Read the book, Secrets At Camp Nokomis

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Secret At Camp Nokomis, Dembar Greene, Jacqueline
Mystery about a girl who tries to find out the secrets of a mysterious summer camp

Read

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The Pilgrims of Rayne
I this book, a boy named Bobby Pendragon has to travel to different worlds to defeat the evil Saint Dane. Dangerous secrets are revealed.

Read a Biography of Marie Curie

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Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull

Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Boris Kulikov 










I found this biography to be full of interesting tidbits. For some reason, I have always thought that Marie Curie's place in history was more modern than it was. Her achievements are even more impressive to me now that I realize that she did so much before even the beginning of the twentieth century. It was fascinating to see how Marie Curie's timeline led to the development of the atomic bomb (having just read Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin, this was a great preface). Marie Curie's affair, her work during World War I, and the scientific and general success of her daughters and granddaughters were all great parts of this story.

I read Jeeves in the Offing

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Jeeves in the Offing by P,G. Wodehouse
I read Jeeves in the Offing by P.G. Wodehouse, the first of these distinctly British humor novels that I have read. Kind of reminded me of Are You Being Served. Jeeves

Read about a Royal Wedding

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Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Haught

Once upon a prince by Rachel Hauck — Sweet, clean romance with a good deal of creativity and depth.  Looks like the first in a series. Excited to read others by this author

Re-read a Favorite, then Discovered the Movie

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A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Ulrich
I love A Midwife's Tale - centered on a midwife's diary from the 18th century. It's amazing to read about daily life over 200 years ago. I was re-reading it when I discovered that CPL had a video adaptation:

A Midwife's tale [videodisc] by Blueberry Hill Productions

Succumbed to Peer Pressure

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A Game of Thrones by George Martin
After all the hype, the TV Series, and a zillion and a half people telling me I should at least give this a try, I started A Game of Thrones. It's a little dark, but the characters are fascinating. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin