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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.

Multicultural Library Programs

Children's Programs

Tween Programs

Teen Programs

Teenage Drama

Library Programs for Foodies

Children's Programs

Teen Programs

Adult Programs

Adventurous Kids Reads

Picture Books

The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs

The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy

The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller

All aboard! by James Stevenson

World Literature for Adults

Classics

Aesop's fables by retold in verse by Tom Paxton; illustrated by Robert Rayevsky

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates

The good earth by Pearl S. Buck; introduced and edited by Peter Conn

Play Books

Teen Reading Adventures

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

Are we there yet? by David Levithan

Destination unexpected: short stories by edited by Donald R. Gallo

Rough Guide to Travel Books

Travel to These Library Programs

All Ages Programs

Children's Programs

Tween and Teen Programs

Bring Your Badges to Life!

All day on Friday, June 24, you can bring a white t-shirt or other article of clothing to the Community Room of the library to receive a real-life version of your online badges.

Play along at home by printing out iron-on badges on your inkjet printer. Then, as you earn badges, iron them onto a t-shirt, sash, tote bag, or whatever cloth apparel you'd like.

Another idea is to print them out onto regular paper and
tack/tape them to a corkboard, refrigerator, etc.

And, artists of any age can print out the Connect Your Summer coloring book. When you finish coloring it, bring your best page to the Reference Desk so we can show it off!

Life is an Adventure!

Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — A charming British thief and con man becomes a spy during World War II – and turns double agent

Beneath the sands of Egypt: adventures of an unconventional archaeologist by Donald P.

Family Storytime

Storytimes are half-hour programs of activities, songs and stories for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.
Program Dates and Times:
July 7, 22, 27 and August 1 from 10:00-10:30AM
July 12, 7:00-7:30PM

Adults Writing Children's Lit Group

The Adults Writing Children's Lit Group will meet on Saturday, July 16th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Purple Room. If you are interested in writing for children, join us as we share our work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. No registration required.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres? Join us on Thursday, July 28th from 6:00-7:00PM for our Adult Writers' Group.
Dave Richards, a library assistant and a freelance writer for the Eisner Award winning website, Comic Book Resources, moderates. Dave has completed an unpublished science fiction mystery novel and is currently writing a horror novel.

Destination College Savings

Destination College Savings is back! Twelve Michigan libraries and families have a chance to win $1,500 towards a child's future college education and $1,000 for their library. Entry forms are available at the library beginning June 20, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by August 12, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011. This summer reading program sweepstakes is sponsored by MESP, MET, and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

Bone-chilling Listens in the Summer Heat!

Nothing beats having a good bone-chilling, spine-tingling audiobook to listen to while you bask in the sun! If the warm temperature lulls you to sleep, the suspense of the book will keep you on edge!

The snowman by Jo Nesbø; translated by Don Bartlett

Last snow by Eric Van Lustbader

Before the frost by Henning Mankell; translated by Ebba Segerberg

Terminal freeze by Lincoln Child

Hello Yellow

Children, ages 3-6, with caregivers, are invited to a program where everything is yellow. We’ll make a sunny craft. Register online beginning July 16.

Program Date: July 30, 11:00AM

International Game Day

All ages can join us on July 26th at 1:00PM as we enjoy learning about different cultures through games played around the world. You could even earn your Multicultural badge! No registration required. Weather permitting, this program will take place outside.

Fruit Fun

Children, ages 5-9, with caregiver, are welcome to this program filled with fabulous fruit-filled tales. Register online beginning June 16.

Program Date: June 30, 1:00PM

Puppet Show and Craft @ Your Library

On Tuesday, August 2, from 10:00-10:45AM, Children, ages 2 to not yet in Kindergarten, and caregivers, may join us for a fun puppet show and craft.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00-10:45AM