Connect Your Summer
The fault in our stars by John Green — Sixteen-year old cancer patient Hazel's constant companion is an oxygen mask and a tank that she drags behind her in a backpack. Her parents force her to attend a kids-with-cancer support group where she meets Gus, a seventeen-year old high school basketball player and amputee who's there to support mutual friend, Isaac, suffering from eye cancer. They bond over their experiences with coping with cancer and they agree to read each other's favorite novels. And there, their journey begins. The book, The Fault in our Stars, will be in theaters starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in June.
Pure joy [electronic resource] by Danielle Steel
The puppy diaries [electronic resource]: [raising a dog named Scout] by Jill Abramson
A lion called Christian [electronic resource] by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall ; foreword by George Adamson
Oogy [electronic resource]: the dog only a family could love by Larry Levin
Inside of a dog [electronic resource] by Alexandra Horowitz
Koko and Yum Yum mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
Cat in the stacks mystery by Miranda James
Pru Marlowe pet noir series by Clea Simon
Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries by Clea Simon
No cooperation from the cat: a mystery by Marian Babson
Cats in trouble mysteries by Leann Sweeney
Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
Gardening, hiking, and nature! Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to over 200 current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet.
Here are a few titles to get you started!
Console wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation by Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
The art of video games: from Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O'Rourke
Extra lives: why video games matter by Tom Bissell
Do you love summertime in northern Michigan? Can't get enough of Detroit Rock City? Pining for that Pinconning cheese? Show us where you've vacationed in the Wolverine state. Come in to the library and place a star sticker on your latest destination on our Michigan map and earn your My Mitten On the Scene badge. Haven't had time to venture out this summer? Stick a star on your all-time favorite spot in the mitten.
After you've stuck your sticker log on to the CYS home page and claim your badge to be entered in a prize drawing!
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
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.
Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums
The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation
Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul
The gallery of regrettable food by James Lileks
The year of eating dangerously: a global adventure in search of culinary extremes by Tom Parker Bowles
The book of salt [electronic resource] by Monique Truong
The recipe box [electronic resource] by Sandra Lee
A taste for murder [electronic resource] by Claudia Bishop
The sweet life in paris [electronic resource] by David Lebovitz
Life, on the line [electronic resource]: [a chef''s story of chasing greatness, facing death, and redefining the way we eat] by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
Cooked [electronic resource] [a natural history of transformation] by Michael Pollan
Secret pizza party [electronic resource] — How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course!
The wiggles: yummy, yummy [electronic resource] — Sing along to funny tunes about numbers, food and favorite animal friends.
Noodle and doodle: all aboard with noodle and doodle [electronic resource] — Make delicious recipes and kid friendly creations to remember a special vacation using materials from around the home.
Noodle and doodle: noodly doodly things to make [electronic resource] — Encourage your child's sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can make together.
In the night kitchen [electronic resource] — Sendak's classic comic fantasy of Mickey's adventures in the night kitchen tells us how we get our morning cake.
Nom nom paleo [electronic resource]: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
Consider the fork [electronic resource]: a history of how we cook and eat by Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee
Midwest sweet baking history [electronic resource]: delectable classics around Lake Michigan by Jenny Lewis CCE, CHE
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
The nut job [videodisc] by Open Road Films presents ; a Redrover Co. Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures film ; produced by Wookyung Jung, Graham Moloy ; screenplay by Lorne Cameron, Peter Lepeniotis ; directed by Peter Lepeniotis
Fizzy's lunch lab. Fresh food 101 [videodisc] by created by Evan Sussman, Dave Schlafman ; directed by Mike Annear, Evan Sussman
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.