Connect Your Summer
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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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!
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.
Comic-Con 2012 is underway this weekend in San Diego, California. Your favorite books, movies, and TV shows are all present at this pop culture extravaganza. Get into the spirit by catching up on your favorites.
Friday, July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness day. It's a great day to proudly proclaim you are a geek. Remember, the definition of a geek can be "a person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest." Everyone has a little bit of geek in them. What are you totally interested in? Is it comic books? Technology? Sports? A particular TV show? Show your Geekness by visiting the library dressed like a geek and get entered into a special drawing.