Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn — Ideal couple, Nick and Amy will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. A lavish party at their McMansion is being planned when Amy disappears and Nick is the prime suspect. With only his twin sister Margo's support, Nick claims he's innocent. So where is Amy? A fast-paced, twisted thriller.
Let's celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman! Come to our awesome
program on Wednesday, July 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM where we will celebrate all things Batman. We'll have a batty birthday snack, make a craft, and watch an episode of the Batman cartoon show. Costumes welcome! This program is open to kids ages 5-9 years old with a caregiver. Registration opens May 26, 2014.
Rain date for this program will be Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Join us for our Around the World Storytime and Craft Program on Thursday, June 26 from 10:00-11:00 AM. We will read some travel tales and do a fun craft. This program is open to children ages 0 to 5 years old and their caregiver. Registration begins on Monday, May 26.
[Globe by www.clipartbest.com is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
On Wednesday, August 6 from 10:00-10:45 AM, you and your child, 0-5 years old, will love taking a musical trip to the Zoo together starting with a train ride with This Train, seeing different animals including Two Little Blackbirds, and cuddling together under the big night sky with Great Big Stars. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. This program will be presented by staff from the Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton.
[Detroit Zoo Train by WyanPhoto is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
This program is for kids ages 4-8 with their caregivers. Registration begins on May 26.
Parents and kids grades 4-8 (for 2014-15) are welcome and encouraged to attend an information and demonstration session about FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. East Middle School robotics teams and student built robots will be available for demonstration.
FIRST – For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is designed to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Come and learn how you can participate in these FIRST fun and educational activities.
Event Information: Thursday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Community Room
On July 26 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM we are welcoming Sr. Leonor J Esnard, Principal of Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute (http://www.admtei.org/) for an informative session covering a variety of important topics including:
- Ages and stages of a child's brain development and early cognitive development
- Building concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order
- Tenets of the Montessori philosophy
- Using the Montessori philosophy at home to encourage positive brain development
And much, much more.
There will also be a Q & A session with our esteemed presenter. This program is developed for parents, teachers and student teachers o ALL teaching philosophies. Register today!
This program is presented in cooperation with Banyan Montessori of Canton
The housekeeper and the professor by Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder — A beautiful story about family, memory, and math. Yes, math. Ever since a traumatic head injury, a brilliant math professor has had only eighty minutes of short-term memory. The housekeeper hired to care for the Professor returns to her job every morning to find that the Professor has forgotten her. Though he cannot create new memories, the Professor's mind is alive with elegant equations from his past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a new and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son.
The light between oceans: a novel by M.L. Stedman — After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and becomes the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings his young wife Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. Returning to the mainland when she is two, Tom and Isabel are reminded that there are other people in the world and discover that their choice has devastated one of them.
Cupcake by Federic Bisson (CC by 2.0)
- Saturday, July 12
- Saturday, July 26
Marshmallow icosahedron, part I by Todd Stadler (CC by 2.0)