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Back In Time

I read The Time Machine

Back in Time Word Search Game

This is the second game of our "Back in Time Word Search" series challenge. Throughout the course of six weeks, we'll feature three games. They focus on different aspects of going back in time. The Back in Time: Entertainment is for this week and the next (until July 15.) Pick one up from the Help Desk, and have fun figuring out the word puzzle. Return it to the Help Desk and you earn yourself a chance for prize drawing!

I read three different books about the Mackinac Straits area :)

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The three books were: "Wish You Were Here An Album of Vintage Mackinac Postcards" by Steven C. Brisson; "Images of America Mackinac Island" by: Tom North; and my favorite "Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region" by: M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

who knew vhs

VHS (Video Home System) is a widely-adopted videocassette recording ( VCR ) technology that was developed by Japan Victor Company (JVC) and put on the market in 1976. It uses magnetic tape 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) in width. Originally, the abbreviation VHS stood for Vertical Helical Scan, and was later changed as the technology gained in popularity.

read a series of books

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the manga series Emma by Kaoru Mori.
I am interlibrary loaning a series of manga about a maid in late nineteenth-early twentieth centry London and her relationship with a gentleman who used to be the student of the woman Emma worked for. A delightful series that I am really enjoying.

talked to my mom about her childhood

Read Curious George Dinosaur Tracks

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Read "Curious George Dinosaur Tracks" by Tibbott and Akiyama
"Fun to read if you like dinosaurs a lot." Wes 8

Read "The Missing Boat"

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Read "The Missing Boat" by Chinsang and Shady
Chose Back in Time badge "because it's sort of like Noah's Ark only funnier." Wes 8

Read the book "The Snow Goose"

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"Snow Goose" by Paul Allico
This book--both written during WWII and set in WWII--is about a reclusive artist who lived at a lighthouse on England's coastline. He cares for an injured Snow Goose and befriends the local girl who brought the goose to him. He breaks out of seclusion to help save his fellow countrymen--soldiers trapped by Germans on the shores of Dunkirk. A short but remarkable story.

Watched the movie "Hyde Park on Hudson"

The movie takes place not long before the U.S. sent its troops to Europe during WWII, and FDR is hosting King Albert and Queen Elizabeth at his retreat home he called Hyde Park on Hudson. Much of the movie centers on FDR's relationship with his mistress Daisy.

Watched the movie "Cloud Atlas"

Back in time, forward in time and other times in between! Stay alert while watching this movie or you'll be lost!

i went to fort meigs

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The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank


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Stanley in space by Jeff Brown

I went to Fort Mackinac

we learned about the history of Fort Mackinac

Read a Fantastic Book about the Civil War

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Two Miserable Presidents by Steve Sheinkin

Two miserable presidents: everything your schoolbooks didn't tell you about the Civil War by Steve Sheinkin ; illustrated by Tim Robinson — Seriously, put this book on hold, because you'll want it as soon as I return it. Loved this book about the Civil War (we're still in the midst of its 150th anniversary, by the way). Sheinkin manages to hit all the high points I remember learning about, while also filling in much more interesting details. He adds personal information about the more famous folks involved in the war in addition to telling stories about ordinary people. I'm really digging this author, who also wrote Bomb, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, and others (seriously - none of these should show available in the library catalog - check them out now).

Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin

read little house in the woods

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little house in the woods by laura ingalls wilder

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July 25, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group meets on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Pat Conroy's South of Broad. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.

South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy

I read a book.

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Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
I like this book and it was kind of like time traveling because in a second, the boy went from one age to another.