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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.

Art of Emcee With DJ Turntables

On Saturday, July 14, from 2:00-3:30 PM, teens can learn the art of emcee from a talented artist. Enjoy a brief rap performance, learn about the background of Hip Hop and DJ, and finally write some rhymes of your own. Registration opens June 26.

Butterfly Wings and Musical Things

This unique program combines interactive storytelling, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments. From 2:00-3:00 PM on Friday, July 13, The Storytellers present music and instruments from the Caribbean, West Africa, North America, Brazil, Australia and other countries. Children will be invited to play various instruments at this memorable storytelling concert.

[BW music by buttons.butterflies is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0]

Foodie Fiction for Kids

The case of the mystery meat loaf by David Lewman

Sleepy time crime by Sarah Hines Stephens ; illustrated by Art Baltazar

Hold the pickles by Vicki Grant

The great turkey heist by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Robert Papp

Teens- Get A Free Book And Earn Your Love It Badge

Teens, we have copies of unpublished books by some of the top authors that you can preview.  All you have to do is stop by the east reference desk and pick-up a book.  Then you need to read it and post a review of the book as a comment to this blog letting us know if you LOVE IT or not.  The book is yours to keep so pass it on to a friend or read it over and over.  Don’t forget to claim your LOVE IT badge once you have completed the review.  Books are first come first served.

If You Liked the Mysterious Benedict Society

If you liked the Mysterious Benedict Society, then try one of these books:

The mysterious case of the Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley


Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett ; with artwork by Brett Helquist






The name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford

Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day

Celebrate the mid-season classic, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, by wearing your favorite jersey or team shirt to the library on July 10. You can claim your Game On badge, plus enter your name for a prize drawing. Look for the entry box at the Reception Desk.

The 83rd All Star game and surrounding festivities will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Representing the Detroit Tigers will be the American League starting pitcher Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera. For more information on the All-Star Game, check out this book:

The midsummer classic: the complete history of baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent, Lyle Spatz, and David W. Smith

Traditional Folk Dance

On Monday, July 9 from 7:00-8:00 PM, Jim McKinney of the Golden Griffon Stringtet will instruct us on and "call out" a litany of traditional folk dances. This lively, energetic and very fun program harks back to a different time when do-si-dos and sashays were the hot new thing. Costumes optional. Come join the fun!

[Austen folk dancing by Michael R Perry is used under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Wild Wear Wednesdays

three pigsAre you looking for a super fun way to earn your Go Wild Badge? Every Wednesday until the end of CYS on August 11, 2012, wear your favorite wild animal clothes! They can have animal prints, animal pictures, or animal sounds. It'll be a jungle in here!

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 14th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon for a half hour walk around the lake, more that a mile! Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, friends, family, sunscreen, etc. Additional Saturday walk dates, weather-permitting, include July 21st and July 28th.

Movie Challenge 4: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 4: watch two (or more) movies / tv shows either directed by or starring Ron Howard to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

A beautiful mind [videodisc] by Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Imagine Entertainment present a Brian Grazer production, a Ron Howard film

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 3 Question

What was the profession of John Haggerty, builder of the Haggerty Estate, located on the west side of Canton Center Road, just south of Palmer Road?

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Medical Word Search #1 Heart Health

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!

Michigan Pet Finders Community

Michigan Pet Finders Community is a great local resource that has links for posting about a lost pet, a found pet, tips for keeping pets safe in this extreme heat, and other great links. Be sure to check this site out and don't forget to give you pets plenty of water and keep them cool this summer!

Chalk CPL

Great art can happen in any medium and to prove that, artists from D&M Art Studio will be here on July 9 at 6:00 PM to create chalk art versions of our Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out masterpieces. See what they create, and then cover the CPL sidewalks with your own chalk work of art in this all-ages activity. Artists will also be at Cherry Hill Village so be sure to stop out there and see the Inside|Out art and chalk recreations.

Murder Will Out July 2012

Try something new, an author you haven't read or a genre you haven't tried.

Kill switch by Neal Baer, Jonathan Greene

50% off murder by Josie Belle

Death drops by Chrystle Fiedler

File M for murder by Miranda James

DIA Free Admission for Canton Residents

Now in its third year, Inside|Out brings reproductions of great treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts into the community.  After discovering these pieces around Canton, visit the real thing at the DIA on July 15 when Canton residents receive free museum admission. Present your driver’s license or state ID and receive four complimentary general admissions to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Does not include admission to special exhibitions.

Movie Challenge 3: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 3: watch two (or more) James Bond movies to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Die another day [videodisc] by [presented by] Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions Limited


Casino Royale [videodisc] by Famous Artist Productions

Medical Mystery #2

Clues

  1. A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin
  2. Its cause is unknown but it may result from either a viral infection or autoimmune reaction
  3. Occurs in all ages but most common among middle-age adults and school-age children
  4. Women are most frequently affected
  5. Actor Laurence Olivier suffered from this disease in 1974 and nearly died
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #2". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 2 Question:

What company is located at the Penney House (built 1856) at this time? Hint: It is located on Joy Road.

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Saturday Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, July 7 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM. Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have walks on these Saturdays, weather-permitting: July 14, July 21 and July 28.