Connect Your Summer
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.
A free man of color by Barbara Hambly
A test of wills by Charles Todd
Crocodile on the sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Hawkwood: a Regency crime thriller by James McGee
Murphy's law: a Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen
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. This week, we're pitting dandelions against violets!
Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:
[Sunflower by Kyle Rush, Lily of the Valley by Leo-setä, and Apple Blossoms by Richard Wood are licensed under CC BY 2.0. Dandelion by Hilbert 1958, African Violet by hyper7pro, and Carnation by Shawn Han are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it by Parvin and Daisy by Peter Pearson are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #1", 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 #1 - Didn't go far to have a lesson about Canton's past.
This one is for all the guys who love to barbeque and the women who love to watch! You can also earn your Chow Down badge.
Eight men out: the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
Shoeless Joe [sound recording] by W.P. Kinsella
- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help Desks.
- Locate the animal tracks and photos on the window of the Purple room in the Children’s department or along the bottom part of the New Book shelf in the Adult department.
- Look at an animal track and read the attached hint. Do you know which animal made the track or can you recognize the animal from the added description?
- Now look at all the animal photos displayed. Do you see the animal you think was described and could have made the track? If so...
- Find the letter next to the track. Write that letter next to the correct animal on the activity log.
- Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!
1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.
2. Toast [videodisc] by W2 Media Inc, BBC, and Screen WM present ; produced by Faye Ward ; written by Lee Hall ; directed by SJ Clarkson:
England's reputation for terrible food may be deserved if this film, based on food writer Nigel Slater's memoirs, can be believed. Nigel's mum may have served meals from boiled tins, but he and his dad adored her. When she dies and her place in his father's affections is threatened by their gastronomically adept cleaning lady, Nigel enters into an unofficial culinary contest with his late mother's rival.
Zita the spacegirl. book one, Far from home by Ben Hatke
Hercules: the twelve labors by story by Paul Storrie ; pencils by Steve Kurth ; inks by Barbara Schulz
Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green]
Giants beware! by written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre ; colors by John Novak, Matthew Schenk
Phineas and Ferb: it's about time! by adapted by John Green
Feed by Mira Grant
The walking dead: rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Zombies vs. unicorns by Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
The reapers are the angels: a novel by Alden Bell
Follow all the library's Pinterest boards, or click for badge-specific boards. Check back often as we'll be adding content all summer long.
Back in Time
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex
Art Deco in Detroit by Rebecca Binno Savage and Greg Kowalski
Art in Detroit public places by text by Dennis Nawrocki ; photographs by David Clements
Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert
Artists of early Michigan: a biographical dictionary of artists native to or active in Michigan, 1701-1900 by compiled by Arthur Hopkin Gibson ; research assistants, Beverly Bassett and Jean Spang
Marshall M. Fredericks, sculptor by edited by Suzanne P. Fredericks ; introductory essay by Edgar P. Richardson ; foreword by Sammuel Sachs II ; researched and compiled by Marcy Heller Fisher ; with contributions by Barbara Heller ... [et al.]
Enslaved by ducks by Bob Tarte
Birds of Detroit by Chris C. Fisher, Allen T. Chartier
Michigan turtles and lizards: a field guide and pocket reference by James H. Harding and J. Alan Holman ; photography and illustrations by James H. Harding, except where otherwise credited
Fish of Michign field guide by David Bosanko
The wolves of Isle Royale: a broken balance by Rolf O. Peterson
Fowl weather by Bob Tarte
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson — Detroit, 1912.
The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson — Detroit, 1910.
The expeditions: a novel by Karl Iagnemma — Michigan Territory, 1844.
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer — Detroit, 1967.
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick — Detroit, mid-1970s.
The mercy killers: a novel by Lisa Reardon — Ypsilanti, 1967.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides — Detroit, from Prohibition to the present.
The burning of Rachael Hayes by Doug Allyn
Company man: a novel by Joseph Finder
Eden Springs: a novella by Laura Kasischke
Freshwater boys by Adam Schuitema
The river swimmer: novellas by Jim Harrison
Ford Road by Amy Kenyon
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer
Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels
See what I see by Gloria Whelan
The dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson
Of woods and water: a photographic journey across Michigan by Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan ; foreword by Dave Dempsey
The paddler's guide to Michigan by Jeff Counts
Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel
Belle Isle to 8 Mile: an insider's guide to Detroit by edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn and Rob Linn
Twelve classic trout streams in Michigan: a handbook for fly anglers by Gerth E. Hendrickson ; fully revised by Jim DuFresne