Connect Your Summer
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Battle of the Cupcakes challenge. Pictured from left to right; Elise, Morgan, Jada, Dagan, and Amanda.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are being held in London beginning July 27 and concluding on August 12. Officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, the games will comprise 32 sports and 302 events. Locally, you can catch all of the exciting coverage on NBC. In the mean time, however, you can catch up on the stories of past Summer Olympians at the Library:
Rome 1960: the Olympics that changed the world by David Maraniss
Berlin Games: how the Nazis stole the Olympic dream by Guy Walters
Movie Challenge 6: watch two or more Film Noir movies to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badger too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.
Crossfire [videodisc] an RKO Radio picture
The third man [videodisc] by Janus Films
L.A. confidential [videodisc] by Regency Enterprises
Week 5 QuestionWhat is the name of the cemetery located at Gyde and Ridge Roads?
- 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!
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock will captivate readers, even if they have not read the first four cases in the award winnning The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Actually, Sherlock is an astute teen, not boy, in these books and in addition to solving crimes Scotland Yard cannot, he is dealing with male teen coming-of-age issues. Malicious magicians, affairs d'amour gone awry, a missing body, terrifying creatures, and hidden identities keep Sherlock and readers searching for clues that will illuminate what is really going on behind the scenes of The Egyptian Hall. Adding to Sherlock's agony, is his conviction that a female's guiles has spurred him to win the freedom of a wizard who really is the murderer.
Check out these great reads about the creepiest, crawliest creatures around!
Incredible arachnids by John Townsend
Ant lions and lacewings by text by Elaine Pascoe; photographs by Dwight Kuhn
Goliath bird-eating spiders and other extreme bugs by Deirdre A.
The bat house builder's handbook by Merlin D. Tuttle & Donna L. Hensley
Well, the votes are in and the winning badge of the "What Badge Should Thorndyke Earn Next" poll is the Love It badge. I filled out a heart with my favorite book and then I shared it with LB. Since I am a Big Bear, my favorite books is, of course, a book with a Big Bear in it.
Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup — The only difference between the bear in this book and me is that I am NOT smelly. But you should read it. It has everything. Humor. Adventure. Drama. And dare I say it, a little bit of Romance?
Artemis the loyal by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
The first Olympic games: a gruesome Greek myth with a happy ending by retold by Jean Richards ; illustrated by Kat Thacker
Geronimo and the gold medal mystery by Geronimo Stilton
Gold medal murder by Carolyn Keene, Franklin W. Dixon
Great moments in the summer Olympics by Matt Christopher
G is for gold medal: an Olympics alphabet by written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Doug Bowles
Great Olympic moments by Michael Hurley
Inside the Olympics by Nick Hunter
The complete book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky
Gold by Chris Cleave
How to watch the Olympics: the essential guide to the rules, statistics, heroes, and zeroes of every sport by David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton ; diagrams by Belinda Evans
Movie Challenge 5: watch two (or more) movies about a musician 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.
The bodyguard [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures
Ray [videodisc] by Universal Pictures
Amadeus [videodisc] by the Saul Zaentz Company
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