Connect Your Summer

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Shows children how to cook a variety of simple dishes and desserts. Features characters from the Disney PIXAR film Ratatouille.

Sesame Street let's cook! by Susan McQuillan
Meaty main dishes by Jennifer S. Larson

A children's cookbook featuring recipes for meat dishes, including Asian shrimp stir fry, chicken kebabs, and taco meatballs.

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Provides ideas and instructions for do-it-yourself home decorating projects, and includes photographs of finished projects.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: Super Bookworm badge.
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"From the author of the incredibly original Knitting Mochimochi comes a delightful collection of supersized, quick-and-easy knitted toy creations sure to please knitters of all ages. Bigger sometimes does mean better. In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Anna Hrachovec charmed knitters with her adorable miniature Mochimochi Land creatures. In Huge + Huggable Mochimochi she gives us knitted toys with even more to love. With 20 large-scale projects, from a massive monster truck to a pirate pillow pal and a super-cute bag buddy that converts from knapsack to shoulder bag, these playful knits make wonderful gifts and whimsical decorations. Anna also explains how to size the projects up or down so the knitter can customize each piece as desired"--.

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Field & Stream editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens has fished, paddled, backpacked, hunted, and camped from the rainforest to the Arctic Sea. Winner of more than two dozen national writing awards, he is TV host for the Total Outdoorsman Challenge.

A well-illustrated and highly entertaining sequel to the author's The Happy Camper, this book is a practical, informative and comic look at all aspects of wilderness camping: from planning to companions, wildlife to martinis.

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Touching the void by Joe Simpson

Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.

Nonfiction Book Group June 2016

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The Wright brothers by David G McCullough
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of courage, determination and ceaseless curiosity.

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Lunch and a Book June 2016

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Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England--a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? 

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Dance Your Fanny Off

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Shake a tailfeather with your little one at Dance Your Fanny Off. We'll play thirty minutes of songs to get you movin' and groovin' to the beat. Each session will feature themed music so you can claim one of your Connect Your Summer On-the-Scene badges.

No registration required.

 

[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

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National Dance Day Celebration

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Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can put on their dancing shoes. We're celebrating National Dance Day a day early with stories and a craft, followed by an open dance party. Stories will start at 3:00 and everyone will have a chance to make their own dance ribbon before we start our freestyle dance party at 3:30. Grownups should come ready to move and groove with the little ones and have a great time.

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