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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Who's Your Bond?

The votes are in and the winning James Bond is... Pierce Brosnan!

Watch your favorite Bond in any of these movies found here at Canton Public Library.

GoldenEye [videodisc] by Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation

Tomorrow never dies [videodisc] by Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation

The world is not enough [videodisc] by Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation ; [presented by] Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions

[Pierce Brosnan at Cannes in 2002. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons under a CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 license.]

Connect Your Summer Feedback

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

The surveys will remain available until August 26, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. As a token of our appreciation, there may even be something badge-y in it for you.

Sleuth It: Dead & Done VIII

Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.

Sweet poison by David Roberts

Christine Falls: a novel by Benjamin Black

The day the music died: a mystery by Ed Gorman

The hell screen by I.J. Parker

Shadow trade by Alan Furst

Get Creative With LEGO


LEGO recently released some fun new Summer Reading activities in connection with last year's Read! Play! Build! initiative. Here you'll find building plans for DUPLO blocks, and stories to go with them for ages 1 to 5 years old. There is also a parent activity guide with suggestions for fun family activities, and free music to jam to while you build. Check it out today!

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids,
Well I did it. I earned all 12 badges! Have you earned them all yet? And can I just say how impressed I am with how well you all are doing with CYS? Totallyawesome, I love reading about all the games you are playing (I may have to try RISK2210) and the sci-fi and LEGO books you are reading. You must totally be geeking out. Michelle 5128, I think it is so cool that you are doing CYS while you are on vacation! I love all the pictures you post. Ikumu_yumeko, I am soooo impressed with all the many books you are reading. And tjrapson, good job reading all those books yourself. You will be a great reader some day. Rileyann117, I see that you have earned quite a few badges by doing the library activities. That's a great, fun way to earn badges!
I can't wait to see what other CYS participants do to earn badges. You have just over 2 weeks to do so... before the big exciting, stupendous End of Summer Reading Celebration. What's going to happen at the big party? Let's just say you don't want to miss it. Keep up the good work
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #6

LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.

Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #6", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.

Clue #6: Sat on a bench in the very center of Canton watching cars go by.
LB and Clarke 6

Cookbooks for Kids

Kids, earn your Chow Down badge this summer by checking out a cookbook from the children's nonfiction collection. Here are some fun titles to consider:

Terrific veggies on the side by Kari Cornell ; photographs by Brie Cohen

Cook it


Kids' baking: 60 delicious recipes for children to make by Sara Lewis


Let's cook with cheese!: delicious & fun cheese dishes kids can make by Nancy Tuminelly

Midwestern recipes by Mary Boone

Easy breakfasts from around the world by Sheila Griffin Llanas

Shakespeare in the Park

Every summer, Waterworks Shakespeare Company takes over the Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak for a unique experience--Shakespeare in the Park. In the afternoons there is a family friendly show (this year it is Much Ado About Nothing) and the evenings are a full scale production (The Merry Wives of Windsor).

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 6 Semi-finals

As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.

Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, roses bloomed brighter than violets. This week, we are in the semi-finals! Daisy and lily-of-the-valley go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Daisy
29% (2 votes)
Lily-of-the-Valley
71% (5 votes)
Total votes: 7

Sleuth It: Dead & Done VII

Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.

Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean

Pride and prescience, or, A truth universally acknowledged by Carrie Bebris

Mute witness by Charles O'Brien

A beautiful blue death by Charles Finch

A conspiracy of paper by David Liss

Sleuth It! Mystery MeetUp

If you weren't able to attend Mystery MeetUp and earn your Sleuth It Badge as part of Connect Your Summer 2013, Canton Public Library's Summer Reading program for all ages, here is the list of books we talked about.

A cold day in paradise by Steve Hamilton

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger



Blood alone by James R. Benn

As if by magic by Dolores Gordon-Smith

The hell screen by I.J. Parker

A duty to the dead by Charles Todd

Murder on Nob Hill by Shirley Tallman

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #5

LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.

Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #5", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.

Clue #5: We visited the building where the business of Canton is conducted.
LB and Clarke 5

Cool Cult Classics for Hot Summer Nights

Cult classics: the good, the so-bad-they're-good, and the ugly-but-still-pretty-good. They are the films that inspire a dedicated following, line-quoting, group viewings and many a Halloween costume. They may not have done that well at the box office, but they're survived the ages with their special cult status.

Have you seen these cult classics? If not, beat the heat with a viewing of some of these unconventionally cool movies.

The princess bride [videodisc] by [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.]

Office space [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Mike Judge film

The Rocky Horror picture show [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Michael White-Lou Adler production

Labyrinth [videodisc] by the Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. presents a Jim Henson film

Raising Arizona [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox ; Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedasa/Ben Barenholtz production

Connect Your Summer Final CELEBRATION!

Come one - come all! We are celebrating the end of our Connect Your Summer reading program. We have something for everyone including:

We promise an afternoon of fun, food, games and prizes for all ages in our big back yard on Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Join us!!!

“Fun”damentals of Digital Photos

Join us Thursday, August 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Internet Lab and learn how to make digital photos from old snapshots so you can email them to family and friends or share them on your Facebook page. And if you have digital photos being held “hostage” inside your cell phone or digital camera, this class will show you how to set them free! Also, learn basic editing techniques to make your good pictures look great. Then explore a few of the endless creative possibilities for using and sharing your photos. This beginner-level class includes some hands-on computer training. Prerequisite: Basic computer, mouse and Internet skills.

Sleuth It: Mystery MeetUp

Are you a fan of mystery/suspense novels? Interested in sharing some of your favorite authors with other Mystery fans? Maybe it’s time to try a new mystery writer and you're looking for suggestions? Join us as we talk books on Saturday, July 27 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Purple Room.

Detroit History

This Special Collection was created as Detroit prepared to celebrate its 300th birthday, a year-long event that was marked by a host of festivities and events. The history of the city is broad enough and rich enough, though, to warrant a continual presence and periodic updating as one of the library's special online resource collections. As we celebrate the city's 313th birthday, check the books, websites and other materials listed here to discover more about the Motor City and its colorful past.

History of Detroit

Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking, 1701 to 2001 edited by Marguerite J. Humes: A "historical cookbook" presenting information about Detroit's social setting and cooking history from 1701 to 2001. Includes original recipes handed down by Native Americans and immigrants alike, as well as some developed by native Detroiters.

Detroit, 1860-1899 by David Lee Poremba: Venture back in time to Detroit in the mid to late 19th century with this fascinating book.

Detroit: A Motor City History by David Lee Poremba: A concise and highly readable history by the acting manager of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library.

Detroit: Across Three Centuries by Richard Bak: Bak introduces readers to some of the epic names and events from the city's past.

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 5 Semi-finals

As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.

Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, lily-of-the-valley beat apple blossom. This week, we start the semi-finals! Violet and rose go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Violet
43% (3 votes)
Rose
57% (4 votes)
Total votes: 7