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Badges from All Years

The following experiences were added by patrons like you as they participate in Connect Your Summer. You can also see experience photos in a gallery and check out what people are reading to earn their badges.

Read "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" by Mark Rosenthal

This book was the capstone of my summertime discoveries of Rivera and Kahlo, which started with a trip to the DIA to view the exhibition for which the book was published. I also watched the movie Frida, and in the process developed a deep appreciation for her, not only as an artist and a feminist but also as a survivor. Despite her afflictions of spina bifida and polio, and surviving a catastrophic bus accident that required multiple surgeries and left her in pain for most of the rest of her life, she persevered with her art and rose to great prominence in the art world. The story of their lives, of their 11 months in Detroit (while Rivera painted the Detroit Industry frescoes) and the reproductions of their works is presented masterfully in this book.

Drew picture

drew picture at table in library

Went to the CYS kick-off

Visting multiple webstites about cooking and recipes

ALL-Recipes is one of my favorite go-to sites because other people have posted reviews on the recipes and noted any changes they made to the recipe--which is helpful

COOKING-COOKING--COOKING.. love checking out cookbooks

CPL has a HUGE collection of cooking books

Watched Nat Geo Wild

Made the love it cootie catcher

I have really enjoyed the flood of recipes people post on Facebook.

There are so many recipes i've "clicked" on while browsing Facebook… cooking is such an "all age" activity… CPL should consider a member submitted recipe in the e-newsletters.

Read about lighthouses in Michigan's five lakes

I read the facts in a stamp collection book

I read the graphic memoir Relish

I read Relish, a graphic novel written by a life-long foodie. The illustrations were very cute and colorful, and I liked that the author included recipes throughout the book.

Read some facts about Michigan online

One of my biggest obsessions is cooking…i checked out a number of cookbooks

Fall is coming and i've enjoyed reading some new books on using my crock pot for meals.

Read an article in a magazine on DIY shoes

I read a Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

This book wasn't very short, so perhaps he should  have picked a different title!
This book went over a lot of the history behind some of science's greatest discoveries, including the dinosaurs, the age of the earth, fossils, DNA, and more. Since a lot of the science dealt with the outdoors, I read it for my Great Outdoors badge.

Using the website common sense to review books or other media my kids want to watch

They have GREAT parent reviews on every book i've ever looked up and the info other parents have posted has really given me insight into what I let my kids read or watch.

Watched videos for DIY t-shirts

Visited the Biodome

Visited habitats and read facts on different animals and species

I checked out the Getting to Know Michigan Coloring Book

I read and printed off some pages from the Getting to Know Michigan Coloring Book so that I could color them in. I picked the page about wolverines and the page about Petoskey stones.

Using an iPhone app and google to look up recipes for specific things i wanted to cook.

One of my favorites is All Recipes app & online website

I watched True Story

I watched the movie True Story (with Jonah Hill and James Franco).