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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.

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

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 6 Question

What are the names of the businesses presently located in the the original Cherry Hill Inn (built in 1864)?

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 #4 Check Up

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!

Medical Mystery #4

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the last of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #4". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawying for a prize.
Good Luck!
  1. They call me a superfood and rightly so
  2. A serving of a 1/2 cup of me is ideal
  3. My dark color ensures that I'm packed with antioxidents
  4. I'm also high in potassium and vitamin C
  5. My native origin in North America

Brewing Beer with George

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" is falsely attributed to Ben Franklin. Franklin was actually talking about rain. However, the popular phrase will be highlighted as local homebrewer, George Hotelling, shares his brewing expertise and shows us how to brew up a batch of his finest beer. Join us onSunday, July 29 at 1:00 PM. You must be 21 to attend.

Battle of the Cupcakes Winners

The Battle of the Cupcakes was a scrumptious success. Thanks to all of our bakers that presented delicious and beautifully decorated cupcakes and to our panel of judges.

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.

Summer Olympians

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

Something in the air: American passion and defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics by Richard Hoffer

Berlin Games: how the Nazis stole the Olympic dream by Guy Walters

Dream team: how Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the greatest team of all time conquered the world and changed the game of basketball forever by Jack McCallum

Help the Library Win LEGOs

Love your library? Here's a way to show it. LEGO Duplo and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have joined together to support local libraries. Please go to the Read! Play! Build! project and nominate Canton Public Library. The most nominated library receives $5,000 for books and supplies. The top 200 libraries recieve a special LEGO Duplo toolkit that would be used in our early literacy area. You can nominate once per day, so vote often! Nominations close October 1st, 2012.

Local Swimmer Goes for Gold!

Canton native Allison Schmitt will compete in four swimming events at the Summer Olympics in London. Considered one of the best middle distance swimmers in the country, Schmitt is a member of Team USA for the second time. She won a bronze in the 800m freestyle relay in Beijing in 2008. Allison will begin competiton on Saturday July 28th and continue everyday until Wednesday if she makes the finals in each of her events; 200m and 400m freestyle and the 400m and 800m freestyle relays. Tune in to cheer her on and claim your Game On Badge!

Be Well Badge Word Search #3

The Be Well Badge Word Search #3 is now available at the Help Desks! Take the challenge and successfully complete all five Word Searches and be entered into a prize drawing. Grab one, complete and return when done. It's that easy!

Movie Challenge 6: Earn a Secret Badge

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

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 28th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more that a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! This is the last walking date for the Connect Your Summer Program but keep on trekking...

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 5 Question

What is the name of the cemetery located at Gyde and Ridge Roads?

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!

Spine-tingling Sherlock Case

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.

Conquer Your Fear of the Creepy Crawlies

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.

Outdoor DIY Projects

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hi Kids!
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?

Olympic Fiction for Kids

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

Hot Summer, Cool Kids

There are lots of fun ways to keep cool this summer and earn your Connect Your Summer Badges too. Read a book about an animal under a shady tree and earn your Make Tracks Badge. Or make a cool treat, and earn your Chow Down Badge. Go see a movie in a chilly theatre and earn your Curtains Up Badge. You can even go swimming in a lake or pool for your Go Wild badge, and read a favorite book on a raft.

Olympic Reads for Kids

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