Connect Your Summer

Is there a song that changed your life? A song that made you feel happy or understood or saved? Check out a title that explores the effect of music in the lives of young people. 

The bad decisions playlist by Michael Rubens

"Sixteen-year-old Austin, a self-described screw-up, finds out that his allegedly dead father happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler. Austin--a talented musician himself--is sucked into his newfound father's alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his true love, Josephine, along with him"--.

Exile by Kevin Emerson

As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.

Sparks fly when Beatrix Adams, seventeen, who strives to be a medical illustrator, meets Jack, one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists, but even as Beatrix begins to uncover the secrets that have left Jack so wounded, her own family secrets threaten to tear them apart.

And we're off by Dana Schwartz

Offered a summer trip to Europe to study history's most famous artists, seventeen-year-old Nora is required to create a unique painting at each stop, but clashes with her mom who fears her daughter's optimism may prompt an insecure future.

Draw the line by Laurent Linn

"A teen boy survives a hate crime against another gay student through his art"--.

Mini Minecraft

For the littlest minecrafters, we offer a special session geared just for them! Participants ages 5-7 who already have a Minecraft PC account can participate in a themed building event in our private world. Children must have prior experience using a mouse and playing the game on a PC. Parents are encouraged to stay and assist on an as needed basis. Registration Required and begins June 23rd.

Image of Minecraft toys by Sergey Galyonkin is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Chocolate Around the World

Join us for a delicious night out and taste your way around the world with samples of everyone's favorite sweet treat. Join Tammy Coxen of Tammy's Tastings as she takes you on a guided tour of the world's best chocolate. Participants will have the opportunity to try 8 chocolate sample and explore the qualities making each variety unique. This program is for patrons 18 years and older. Registration begins June 23.  

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Create Your Own Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating Native American traditions. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. Join us for a DIY event honoring this tradition. Connect with other craft enthusiasts while creating a dream catcher of your very own. All supplies will be provide. Ages 12 and up. Registration begins July 25.  

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Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip

Join us for an entertaining night out and come learn about a Detroit snack legend, the Better Maid potato chip. Local writer Karen Dybis will present highlights from her book Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip. We will cap the evening off with a tasting of some of these delicious snacks. No registration required.

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Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Summer is a time for memory making and what better place to preserve those precious memories than in scrapbook you make yourself. Join other craft enthusiasts for a fun, DIY evening where we will tackle this project and learn together. Your finished book could make a nice addition to your CYS StoryBox!

Bring your creativity and sense of adventure and we will supply everything else!

This program is for ages 12 and up. Registration is required and begins May 25.

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In case you missed our Duck storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own quacking storytime at home.

From Storytime

When Mama Duck's eggs hatch, revealing Feather, Flap, and Spike she feels like the luckiest duck in the pond.

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