Here in the Mitten State, we have so many wonderful things to do with your family over the summer! Check out these great websites and earn your My Mitten eLectrified Badge while having a good time too!
The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is back, and better than ever! In addition to providing free or discounted admission to cultural and historical attractions across the state, this year the MAP program has added access to Michigan State recreation areas, parks, historic sites and campgrounds as well!
Library patrons can use their card online to print a pass, either at home or the library, to one of the almost 400 participating institutions on the MAP website. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed.
Participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Howell Nature Center, Sea Life Aquarium, the Michigan Philharmonic, Yankee Air Museum and many others. For a complete list, visit the MAP website.
The killing game by Iris Johansen — If you are a fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and have access to Netflix, the Eve Duncan movie THE KILLING GAME starring ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Laura Prepon) is now available on Netflix streaming.
Sight reading: a novel by Daphne Kalotay
Learn the languages of love with the Mango speciality course on Romance Languages by enrolling in this specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card! Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.
The black echo by Michael Connelly
Click here to register.
Questions? Send a note to email@example.com. Looking for more information on local and online events for job seekers? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect's Career Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming job fairs and other events.
General STEAM sitesCareer Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field? Explore career opportunities here.
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY sitesCode.org
(Elementary - High School) Gain coding skills through guided activities.
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!
The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.
The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.
Shouting won't help: why I—and 50 million other Americans—can't hear you by Katherine Bouton
Mystery of the senses. Hearing [videodisc] by produced by Green Umbrella Ltd. for WETA/Washington, D.C., and WGBH /Boston in association with Gemini Productions, Germany
Discover tai chi for fitness [videodisc] by Created and produced by Scott Cole
How to stay fit as you age [videodisc] by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
Age of champions [videodisc] by Documentary Foundation presents a film by Christopher Rufo & Keith Ochwat
Gentle yoga arthritis by featuring contributions by Laurie Sanford and Nancy Forstbauer
Arthritis RX [videodisc]: exercises to keep you active and pain-free by director, Ernie Schultz
The complete guide to healing arthritis by Deborah Mitchell
Yoga for the rest of us [videodisc]: easy yoga for arthritis by Cappy, Peggy