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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.

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

New Olympic Reads

Plymouth Whalers Collecting Food at Their Saturday, August 4, 2012 Game

Come on out and see your Plymouth Whalers play some awesome hockey on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Not only is this their Alumni skate game, with players coming in from teams all over the country, but the Whalers are collecting canned goods for Gleaners. There are two ways to see the game:  you can pay $10 for a ticket at the door or you can bring 10 cans of food to donate to a wonderful group. For more information, see the Plymouth Whalers website.

Movie Challenge 5: Earn a Secret Badge

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

Medical Mystery #3

Clues

  1. Michigan's number 1 public health crisis with 32% of the population being affected
  2. Root cause for most chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases
  3. Can be prevented or intervened by maintaining a healthy diet
  4. Regular physical activities or exercises is a key component to not getting this problem
  5. An annual physical exam which checks for the Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is a good way to inform you of where you stand in this crisis
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #3". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Medical Word Search #2 Exercises

This is Week 2 for our Medical Word Search game. 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.

Saturday Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, July 21 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM. Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have our last walk next Saturday, weather-permitting: July 28

Geek Out With eBooks

Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge.  With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device.  Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!

Amazing Astronomy

Are you dazzled by all the wonders in the night sky? Do all the wonders and mysteries of the universe(s) intrigue you? Then take advantage of Jack Brisbin's wonderful presentation for young astronomers, kids going into 5th - 8th grade. Join us on July 18, from 7:00 - 7:45 PM. 

Get inspired, Go Wild

Have you earned your Go Wild badge yet? If not, summer isn't over yet--so you still have time. Now that the weather has gotten better, be sure to get out and Go Wild by taking a walk in the woods or at a park, enjoying Art in the Park this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 in Downtown Plymouth, or run through the sprinkler to cool off. No matter what you choose to do, Go Wild and have fun!