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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.

The Olympics on Film

Want to get into the Olympic Spirit?  Check out one of the many films that celebrate the dedication and passion of the athletes and the thrills of the Games. 

The first Olympics [videodisc]: Athens 1896 by a Larry White/Gary Allison production in association with Sony Pictures Television Inc.



Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production

Mysteries For Beginner Readers

If  you are just starting to read or love listening to stories, we have some mysteries just for you!

Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation by Mark Teague



The case of the missing monkey by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas



Nate the Great and the mushy valentine by Marjorie Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont

Sleuth Series for Kids

Have you exhausted Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and the Boxcar Children?  Here are some sleuths you'll find in several books. Maybe you'll discover a new favorite

Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione



Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the time capsule caper by Mary Blount Christian ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Mysteries for Upper Elementary

Looking for a mystery that will really challenge you?  Here are some popular reads that could really happen, solved by kids just like you.

The London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd



The Westing game by Ellen Raskin



Belly up: murder at FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs


Movie Challenge 2: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 2: watch two (or more) animated movies by Dreamworks 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.

Shrek [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures presents a PDI/ DreamWorks production


Spirit [videodisc]: stallion of the Cimarron by [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect your Summer Program join us Saturday June 30th 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, hats, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more than a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! Additional Saturday walk dates, weather permitting include July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th.

Tween Service Corps July 2012

Are you in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and looking for ways to fulfill your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department.Our next service date will be July 21 at 2:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!

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 1 Question: Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.

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!

Adult Fiction made into Movies

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids,
Have you signed up for Connect Your Summer yet? I have and I'm working on badges.   There are so many fun badges to earn that I had a hard time deciding where to start.  So I picked the Make Tracks badge.  Because I'm a bear.  And I make tracks.   See if you can find my shared experience.  Here's a hint.  Look for a picture of me and some furry friends.  What badges have you earned? 
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Time Travel to the Sinking of the Titanic

Video Games Unplugged

Overcoming Addiction

Check out these inspirational stories from people who have hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale.

Broken: my story of addiction and redemption by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham


Fall to pieces: a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland


Guts: the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster by Kristen Johnston

Family Storytime Picnic

Families with children ages five and under are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a storytime outside behind the library. All storytimes will be at Noon. Rain location will be in the Community Room. Program Dates:

Snack Tales

What happens when you combine great stories with an easy-to-make treat? You get "Snack Tales!" This program is for kids in grades K-4 with a caregiver. Join us Tuesday, June 26, from 7:00-7:45 PM to enjoy a story and make a fun, edible treat based on that story. Registration begins May 24 at 9:00 AM.

DIA Inside|Out


We are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi, on display at the library. The painting, circa 1612, depicts the patron saint of musicians, Cecelia.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.

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Food Art

Camp Out Overnight In Your Backyard

Can't go anywhere else? Camp out in your backyard. See old things as new. Maybe even read a book by flashlight under the stars.

Paper Airplanes and Jet Engines

On Friday, June 29 starting at 10:00 AM, join us in the Community Room to learn how to create a number of awesome paper airplanes, but it doesn't stop there. The kind folks at the Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology (MIAT) will discuss how and why we fly and fire up one of their real jet engines in the west side parking lot. How cool is that? This program is recommended for patrons aged eight and up. In case of rain, the program will remain in the Community Room.

[Paper Airplanes by Stuck in Costoms is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Steampunk for Teens

Enjoy steampunk? Try these books out:

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer

Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel