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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.

Book-club-in-a-bag Kits for All Ages

Book-Club-in-a-Bag is designed to help you hold your own book discussion with friends or colleagues. Each kit contains:
  • 8 copies of a particular book
  • Material to facilitate conversations

Kits can be checked out for 8 weeks, and cannot be renewed. The library has book-club-in-a-bag kits for adults and children, such as:

Adults

Mennonite in a little black dress: a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen

Sporting Library Programs

All-Ages Programs

Tween programs

Local Bookstores and Summer Author Talks

Local Bookstores

Summer Author Talks

More events to come.

Ann Patchett will be promoting State of Wonder at McLean & Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey on Monday, June 20 at Noon.

Community Sports and Recreation

Sports can help us remain fit and stay in shape our entire life. Canton has a wide variety of sport related activities throughout the community:

New Books for Kids

Picture Books

The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail

Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath

Cookbooks and More

Cookbooks for Kids

Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz

Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum

Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Sports Books for Kids

New and Different Teen Books

Shelter by Coben, Harlan

Wanted by Shepard, Sara

Ambitious by Mckayhan, Monica

Mayhem by Arthur, Artist

Sports Books for Teens

Dairy queen: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Front and center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Girl overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Art Exhibits to Visit

Art on Display at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill — Art Exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Ford Road Art Sculptures — Public Art on Ford Road

Belle Isle Public Art Exhibit — June 18-24 on Belle Isle

Pure Michigan's Art Galleries Listing — hundreds of galleries, fairs, and exhibits

Detroit Institute of Arts — A world-class art museum in Detroit

World Literature for Kids

Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott

Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler

New and Different Books for Adults

Sports Books

Some of the newest books for each sport. Read about the game, the personalities, and the drama, then go out and play!

Cricket — Featured Sport

The art and science of cricket by Bob Woolmer

Cricket by Ralph Dellor

Cricket explained by Robert Eastaway: Illustrations by Mark Stevens

Become a Polyglot

pol·y·glot /ˈpäliˌglät/
Adjective: Knowing or using several languages.
Noun: A person who knows several languages.

Find Books, DVDs, and Periodicals in particular languages here at CPL on our Languages page. We also have multiple Language databases.

Selected Language Books

Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages by Andrew Dalby

Books for Teen Artists

How to draw animation by Christopher Hart

How to draw comics the marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema

Scared!: how to draw fantastic horror comic characters by Steve Miller and Bryan Baugh

Sources to Find Local Restaurants

There are a lot of options for going out to eat in Canton; from local favorites to international fare. If you're interested in what's available and what other foodies think about establishments, check out the following links:

Summer Library Programs About Animals

Children's programs

Tween programs

Adult programs

Multicultural Books for Teens

Born confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

The first part last by Angela Johnson

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien

Books for Artists

Cookbooks for Teens

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Real food, real fast by Sam Stern and Susan Stern

Cake pops: tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats by Bakerella; by Angie Dudley