Connect Your Summer
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen Warwick; illustrated by Jane Kurisu
The DASH diet for weight loss: lose weight and keep it off— the healthy way— with America's most respected diet by Thomas J. Moore, and Megan C. Murphy, and Mark Jenkins
American pandemic: the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic by Nancy K. Bristow
Bloom: a memoir by Kelle Hampton
Bombshell: explosive medical secrets that will redefine aging by Suzanne Somers
Earn your badge by putting on a comedy performance. Read a joke book and then tell some jokes to your family or friends.
From a challenge at work to your personal quirk, everyone has a goal to achieve to better their self or their life. Here are some books which address the issue of overcoming obstacles.
My boyfriends' dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King
Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi
Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari
Earn your Curtains Up badge by listening to one of these great audio book performances:
Bossypants [sound recording] by Tina Fey
Steve Jobs [sound recording] by Walter Isaacson
The Mark of Zorro [sound recording] by written by Johnston McCulley, produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear
- An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
Teen books made into movies:
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The princess diaries by Meg Cabot
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Sewing basics: all you need to know about machine and hand sewing by Sandra Bardwell
The sewing machine classroom: learning the ins and outs of your machine by Charlene Phillips
Sewing 101: a workshop in a book by [editors of Creative Publishing, International]
Quilting step by step by Maggi Gordon
File M for murder by Miranda James
Cats can't shoot: a Pru Marlowe pet noir by Clea Simon
Grey expectations by Clea Simon
No cooperation from the cat: a mystery by Marian Babson
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to get you started.
The real spy's guide to becoming a spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper, in association with the Spy Museum
The big book of spy stuff by Bart King; illustrations by Russell Miller
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Places to Speak
- Canton Communicators Toastmasters club — Toastmasters is a great way to hone your speaking
- Speech classes at Wayne County Community College
- Spotlight Players — acting at the Village Theater
Books on Speaking
Speaking your way to success by Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts
The mechanism for how a hot tub can become a time machine isn't well-explained. However, if you acquire a hot tub and the chronological mechanism never works, at least you have a hot tub, right? For further instructions view: