Connect Your Summer

Bubbly Birthday Bash: Vernors 150th Anniversary

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Drop in for live jazz from the Keith Gamble Jazz Quartet, a little history, and some [nonalcoholic] mixology with Michigan's famous pop, Vernors Ginger Ale. 

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Learn about your food - where it comes from, how it's made, and the history of how and why we started to eat what we eat - with some of these informative documentaries.

This film shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history by exploring the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food."

Discusses the enduring appeal of soul food, and presents an overview of its history, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community.

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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Beyond Cable: Internet Streaming TV and Movies

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Have you heard of Netflix, Hulu, or Hoopla? There is a whole world of On-Demand programming outside the cable box available through web-based services. This class will cover options for streaming video over the internet alongside or as an alternative to cable packages and provide an overview of some of the most popular services and necessary technology. This program is free and open to the public. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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Wings of Wonder Storytime

Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for outdoor summer storytimes. All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket (in case of inclement weather storytime will be in the Community Room).

No registration is required. For more information about Connect Your Summer ask at any information desk.

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Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

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A taste of the outdoors inside the library! Join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to select the right gear, pack a backpack, set up a tent, and organize a camp site. We will also discuss trail etiquette and review some of the best locations around the state and the country for enjoying the great outdoors. 

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Join us for another trivia night on Thursday August 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Friends' activity room. Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams. 

Let's Play Steam: Tales from the Borderlands

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Join us July 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Community Room while we play the Steam version of the Tell Tale game Tales from the Borderlands. Program is open to patrons 18 and older.

 

© 2015 Telltale, Inc. Telltale, Telltale Games and the Telltale Games logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Telltale, Inc. All rights reserved. 

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ABC Sensory Time

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This walk-in program will feature learning toys and puzzles for children to play with, along with our NEW "sensory play" additions. These additions will feature themed sensory bins for children to explore. Sensory play encourages cognitive, social, physical and creative processes for young children.

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Animal Lover Yoga: All Ages

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Exercise like an animal! Stretch out like a puppy or relax like a butterfly in this 1-hour family-friendly yoga session, led by certified instructor Alyssa Beesley of West End Yoga. No experience necessary. Bring a mat or towel and join us in the Community Room for an all-ages tour through the animal kingdom! No Registration Required!

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