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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.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group 2012 Picks

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. In December we talked about our favorite reads:

The dry grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton

The passage of power by Robert A.

Year 2012 Top Non-Fiction Books Picks

Our favorite reads this year from the Adult and Children/Tweens/Teens Librarians:

Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo

We've got a job: the 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

The righteous mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain

Paris: a love story: a memoir by Kati Marton

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens ; foreword by Graydon Carter ; afterword by Carol Blue

Year 2012 Top Fiction Picks

Our favorite reads this year from the Adult and Children/Tweens/Teens Librarians:

The age of miracles: a novel by Karen Thompson Walker

The art forger: a novel by B.A. Shapiro

The dog stars by Peter Heller

Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson

City of thieves: a novel by David Benioff

Every day by David Levithan

The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone

2012 Lunch and a Book Picks

Every year CPL's Lunch and a Book Club picks our favorite reads of the year. These are our favorite reads for 2012. The picks are as eclectic as our group! Feel free to join us. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at noon in CPL's Community Room.

Fiction

Amadeus: a play by Peter Shaffer

Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay

The dog stars by Peter Heller

Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Fall of giants by Ken Follett

Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn

Heathcote House by Louise Carmichael Howe

The light between oceans: a novel by M.L.

Will Travel for Food

Connect Your Summer Feedback

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. This year Connect Your Summer returned its focus to the library, endeavoring to bring the community together online and in person, emphasizing the library as an increasingly important community resource.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

The surveys will remain available until September 7, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us.

Medical Mystery Answers

Thank you all for participating in our Connect Your Summer Medical Mysteries! Here are the answers to the four mysteries. The winner of the drawing will be contacted soon!

Medical Mystery #1

The 1918 Flu (Influenza) Pandemic or "Spanish flu"

Medical Mystery #2

Dermatomyositis

Medical Mystery #3

Obesity

Medical Mystery #4

Blueberries

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

A big thank you to all who participated in the Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz! The drawing winner will be contacted this week.

Week 1

Question

Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.

Answer

Rite Aid

Week 2

Question

What company is located at the Penney House (built 1856) at this time?

Survival Against All Odds

Check out these fantastic tales of surviving historic atrocities, crashes and the worst Mother Nature has to offer:

Between a rock and a hard place by Aron Ralston

Alive: sixteen men, seventy-two days, and insurmountable odds— the classic adventure of survival in the Andes by Piers Paul Read

Buried alive: the true story of the Chilean mining disaster and the extraordinary rescue at Camp Hope by Manuel Pino Toro; foreword by Natalie Morales

Movie Challenge 8: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 8: watch two (or more) movies directed by or starring Woody Allen to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Match point [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures

Woody Allen [videodisc]: a documentary by produced by Whyaduck Prods

Healthy Asian Food Expo

Would you like to learn about nutrition and taste traditional Asian food? Come to the Healthy Asian Food Expo presented by Asian Center — Southeast Michigan. This expo is the culmination of a recipe contest judged by dietitians. Recipe finalists will prepare their dishes and you will have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite.

Attend nutrition seminars and see exhibits from local restaurants and shops featuring healthy food. The kids can play with models of nutrient molecules and see examples of healthy lunchboxes.

Asian Center — SEMI is dedicated to health research and meeting the unique health needs of the SE Michigan Asian-American community.

The event is on Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital located at 6777 West Maple Road in West Bloomfield. Admission is free.

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 7 Question

Where was the original location of the Canton Public Library?

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 #5 Tips for a Healthy Mind

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!

50th Year Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's Death

On August 5th, 1962 the world lost an American beauty and legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

The Prince and the showgirl [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures

The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production

All about Eve [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox

Monkey business [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox

Are You Ready for VEXT-mail?

The phantom of the post office by Kate Klise — will bring you up to speed on this next generation of electronic communication if you are not. In book four of 43 Old Cemetery Road you will also meet a new, mysterious ghost and Seymour may actually find a human friend his age. Mystery, humor, intrigue, and heart-warming relationships fill every unusual page. Nothing is predictable in this story told with illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, diagrams, VEXT-mail recordings, and ghostly insights. Join Olive, Ignatius, and Seymour on their latest adventure and you will be swept away by a literary delight.

How to Earn Your Curtains Up Badge

DIA Summer Fun!

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Well, look no further than your own backyard (well, near your yard, anyway).  The Detroit Insitute of Arts has some great exhibits to see this summer and time is flying by. You won't want to miss the Five Spanish Masterpieces or the Pattie Smith Camera Solo exhibit! See you there!

Movie Challenge 7: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 7: watch two (or more) movies either directed by or starring Robert Redford 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.

Spy game [videodisc] by Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures present a Douglas Wick production, a film by Tony Scott