Connect Your Summer
- 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:
Bad dog: a love story by Martin Kihn
The complete idiot's guide to positive dog training by Pamela Dennison
Memoirs About Dogs- Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:
A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock
Dog house: a love story by Carol Prisant
Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin
Origami for everyone: beginner, intermediate, advanced by Didier Boursin
Origami zoo: 25 fun paper animal creations by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan; illustrations by Paul Jackson; photographs by Avi Valdman
The new encyclopedia of origami and papercraft techniques by Ayako Brodek; edited by Claire Waite Brown
In love with paper crafts by [editor-in-chief, Jennifer Schaerer]
The complete book of home crafts: projects for adventurous beginners by edited by Carine Tracanelli
Fun family crafts by Kelly Doust
Connect Your Summer is back and better than ever, and with it are 12 new badges. Click on the badges below to see the reading, program, and activity recommendations from our staff experts for how to earn each badge. Once you've completed an experience, claim the badge online for a chance at some great prizes:
- Entries must be submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade. Winners will be chosen in three divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th
- Three additional winners will be chosen for drawings that best represent the theme of our Connect Your Summer Badges.
Being Erica. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] — Erica Strange is sent back in time by her therapist, Dr. Tom, to deal with the regrets of her life.
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC — The Doctor and his companion Rose travel around the universe - and through time - to battle Daleks and other evil aliens.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
From time to time: a novel by Jack Finney
The house on the strand by Du Maurier, Daphne, Dame, 1907-1989
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The bonfire: the siege and burning of Atlanta by Marc Wortman
Chancellorsville, 1863: the souls of the brave by Ernest B. Furgurson
Dissonance: the turbulent days between Fort Sumter and Bull Run by David Detzer
Donnybrook: the Battle of Bull Run, 1861 by David Detzer