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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.

Murder Will Out: If you like Agatha Christie...

If you enjoy Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple you should try...

Death with reservations by Kate Kingsbury

The man with a load of mischief by Martha Grimes

As if by magic by Dolores Gordon-Smith

Whose body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

Cocaine blues: a Phryne Fisher mystery by Kerry Greenwood

Agatha Raisin and the case of the curious curate by M.C. Beaton

A nice class of corpse: a Mrs. Pargeter mystery by Simon Brett

Sleuth It: Dead and Done IV

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.

The Germanicus mosaic by Rosemary Rowe

Mark of the lion by Suzanne M. Arruda

One for sorrow by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Some welcome home: an Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen mystery by Sharon Wildwind

Callander Square: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Anne Perry

Time Capsule Unearthed!

We have unearthed a time capsule containing artifacts from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The capsule and all the items are on display in the library showcase! Use your keen eyesight, brain power, and research ability to answer questions related to these antiquated objects. Give yourself a chance to win a prize by returning the answer sheet to the Help Desk! The lucky winner will be notified.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids, It's time for a Connect Your Summer Recap. I am so impressed at all the hard work you are doing! In the first month of Connect Your Summer, We have 2 participants who have earned over 300 badges! And we have 250 badge earners over all. That's a lot of badges! Keep up the super good work. I'm thinking I'd better start doing some catch up. You can see from my badge page that so far I've read 5 books and earned one of the SECRET badges (have you earned one of those yet?). That's one book a week, which isn't bad. My favorite read so far has been Wash-a-Bye Bear by Thomas Dochery. But watch out! I just checked out a nice big stack of books. I'll be earning badges left and right before you know it. My goal is to collect all the badges. What's your goal for the summer?
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Look What's In Large Print July 2013

In celebration of our nation's 237th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg...

American creation [Large print]: triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis

Benjamin Franklin [large print] by Edmund S. Morgan

Bunker Hill [large print]: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

The killer angels [Large print] by Michael Shaara

Samuel Adams [Large print]: a life by Ira Stoll

More Books to Love

Wondering what to read next? Always looking for new authors to pile on to your to-be-read list? Go to CPL's May We Suggest on Facebook on Thursday, July 18th. Give us the name of your favorite author and we will give you three new authors you might also love. Librarians will be standing by from 9 AM to 9 PM. Then go to CYS--you have earned your Love It badge!

Battle of Gettysburg for Tweens and Teens

150 Years ago, the battle of Gettyburg was just ending today. Learn more about this historic and bloody battle while earning badges for Connect Your Summer.

You wouldn't want to be a Civil War soldier!: a war you'd rather not fight by written by Thomas Ratliff ; illustrated by David Antram ; created and designed by David Salariya

The Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Carin T. Ford

The Battle of Gettysburg: would you lead the fight? by Elaine Landau

Tillie Pierce: teen eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson

Two miserable presidents: everything your schoolbooks didn't tell you about the Civil War by Steve Sheinkin ; illustrated by Tim Robinson

Find more fiction and nonfiction in our catalog.

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #2

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 #2", 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 #2 - Found a very colorful rock. Maybe we should take a class in geology.

Easy Fiction to Love

Here is a list of Easy Fiction for kids to Love this summer. Many of them have other books in a series:

Clara Lee and the apple pie dream by Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo

Mallory on the move by Laurie B. Friedman ; illustrations by Tamara Schmitz

EllRay Jakes is not a chicken by Sally Warner ; illustrated by Jamie Harper

Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates

Horrible Harry and the stolen cookie by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Amy Wummer

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins ; illustrations by Harry Bliss

Canton 2013 Sounds of Summer

Attend a free concert!  Canton Leisure Services has a concert at three times a week.  Times and Locations are on their website.

CPL Loves May We Suggest on Facebook...Do You?

Are you always looking for a new book to read? Do you enjoy fun quotes about books? Like our May We Suggest Page on Facebook. Earn your Love It badge--and enhance your Faceboook feed with our librarians' suggestions for that all-important question: What do I read next?

Find the Geocache

Gone are the days of the wrinkled map marked with an X but treasures can still be found using the modern-day method of geocaching. Like the old-fashioned treasure hunt, participants seek out hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS devices or smart phone applications, then report their experiences online. In fact, there are two active caches right here at the library (one inside and one outside)! According to Geocaching.com, there are 1,188,372 active caches and between 4-5 million geocachers worldwide. For more information on geocaching in Michigan, visit the MiGo website and look for a hunt in your area.

New to geocaching? These books will help!

The geocaching handbook by Layne Cameron ; with a foreword by Dave Ulmer

The complete idiot's guide to geocaching by the editors and staff of Geocaching.com

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 2

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, dandelions couldn't tough it out against violets. This week, roses and carnations go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Rose
75% (6 votes)
Carnation
25% (2 votes)
Total votes: 8

Sleuth It: Dead & Done III

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.

Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon

The Bughouse affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

What angels fear by C.S. Harris

The inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell

Venus in copper by Lindsey Davis

Go West [Michigan], Young Man!

When your family is debating their upcoming summer vacation, don't forget to consider the often overlooked Michigan beachtowns along the southwest Michigan shoreline. The areas along this shoreline offer many amenities and family fun, are quite affordable and travel-friendly. Follow the link above for additional information on these possible vacation spots.

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!

Pudding Food Art For Teens

Pudding, fruit, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate. Combine it all together to create an artistic display you can eat. For Teens. August 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Registration required.

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

Chow Down at One of Canton's International Restaurants

Make this an adventuresome summer. Earn your Chow Down badge by dining at one of the dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants in Canton:

Chinese: Best China
Canton China
Chin Express
China Garden
China Gold
China House
Chopstick House

Starfish Family Services: Kitchen Art Fun

Parents, grand parents, preschool teachers and daycare providers, come to Starfish Family Services workshop, Kitchen Art Fun. On July 18 from 9:30-11:30 AM, Starfish's trained presenters will describe art development in young children and strategies to talk children's art. Bring your children as free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare professionals.