Connect Your Summer
Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)
Snatched by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue
Dawn undercover by Anna Dale
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
And then everything unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been relocated to the Community Room at CPL.
Jim Gill is an award winning, Internationally known, fantastically expressive, super fun, author and musician. He is also a superstar among many and is played often at CPL's Family Storytimes. Most importantly, however, Jim is a child development specialist and concentrated his graduate studies on the significant role of play in our lives. Jim understands the importance of those moments when young children “play at reading” with parents, teachers and caregivers that they love. Those moments play a crucial role in literacy development.
Jim Gill is unique in his ability to combine his artistry with advocacy for early literacy development. He shares both at each inspiring and joyous event.
The knight at dawn by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle
Honus & me by Dan Gutman
OnTuesday, July 17 at 10:00 AM, join acclaimed photographer, Rick Lieder, as he treks around the library grounds in search of creatures to "capture" on film. The library will provide disposable cameras or you may bring your own. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn to "capture" images of your own. This program is geared to patrons aged 9 and up. Space is limited, so register today.
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge
The new policeman by Kate Thompson
Ruby red by Kerstin Gier ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
The last enemy by Grace Brophy
Join us on Monday, July 23 for an evening of mystery and suspense. We will 'visit' Italy, Sweden, Ireland, France, Japan and more with Adult Librarian Joyce Simowski as she talks about some of her favorite non-American mystery authors. Book talk begins at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room.
Fill out one of our LOVE IT hearts with your favorite book, movie, music, or program. You can pick up a heart at the the Children's Help Desk and the Adult Help Desk. After you fill out your heart, don't forget to claim your LOVE IT badge online.
The burning edge by Rick Mofina
Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva
A dark anatomy: a mystery by Robin Blake
Death's door by Jim Kelly
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo. Meet Linda Castillo author of the award winning Amish thriller series featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Ms. Castillo will talk about her series set in an Ohio Amish community on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor.
[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]