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Played Giant Scrabble

Watched a basketball game

Played soccer outside

I played with my entire family

Played soccer with friends.

Played soccer with friends.

Played chess with my family

Played chess with my family

Craps Dice Control

I am working on mastering the technique of setting and throwing dice in the game of craps in a way that statistically provides the player with the edge. Practice at home is ongoing.

Played apples to apples and soccer.

playing chess with my daddy

I like to play chess with my daddy. Most the time I'm the winner. I know some times I'm not good at it, but I try my best.

Sports Fiction for Teens

Here's some great sports books for teens:

Gym candy by Carl Deuker

Athletic shorts: six short stories by Chris Crutcher

Hoops of steel by John Foley

Kick by Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman

Played Kickball with friends & then ran thru the sprinkler!

I won my school spelling bee.

Giant Scrabble

July 18, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library. All ages. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.

Great Outdoors Month

Did you know that June is the Great Outdoors Month. Blue skies, cool breezes and blue lakes abound in Michigan, so take advantage of this and take a long walk, ride a bike, or go swimming or golfing. The opportunities are endless. Share your experience on CYS and earn an appropriate badge.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, July 7 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play on the second and fourth Sundays of most months in the Community Room while providing instruction and pointers on improving your game. Beginners are welcome. The fourth Sunday of each month also includes a tournament by “Library Chess Clubs.” For tournament information and registration, please email

Road to the Olympics with the Shibutanis

Maia and Alex Shibutani are ice dancers with dreams of attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2011, the Shibutanis were the first ice dance team in U.S. history to win a medal (bronze) at the World Championships in their debut senior season. They also took the silver at the U.S. championships and at Four Continents Championships behind their training mates, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White. While we are all still steeped in the London Olympics, hear what dedication and drive are needed to aspire to the Olympics and perform at championship levels from brother and sister team, Maia (18) and Alex (21) on Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 PM.

I read "Calico Joe" by John Grisham

Calico Joe is about baseball, redemption and relationships. It's a quick, easy read you can polish off in a weekend and a great way to earn you Game On badge. Look for a copy on the Lucky Day shelf.

Sporty Romances


Hot property by Carly Phillips

Fireside by Susan Wiggs

Fireside by Susan Wiggs


Here I am by Rochelle Alers

Baseball Reads for Kids

Batter Up! We've got a whole roster full of great reads for kids about America's Favorite Pastime. Check one out today before they're loooong gone.

The boys by Jeff Newman; illustrated by Jeff Newman

Baseball hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson

Watch me throw the ball! by Mo Willems

Summer Reading with a Plymouth Whaler

All ages are welcome to gather and hear a Plymouth Whalers hockey team member read some stories.  Skate on in to the Purple Room on July 18 and August 1 from 3:00-3:30 PM.