Connect Your Summer
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
Three weeks with my brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks — Nicholas Sparks chronicles his life-affirming journey with his brother, Micah, on a three-week trip around the world in this memoir. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the brothers recall their rambunctious childhoods and tragedies that tested their faith.
Leo Papa, head of Information Technology, tells us about what we can expect from this year's engaging summer program at CPL.
Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, June 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. This month we are discussing:
Old friends by Tracy Kidder — What is it like to grow old in America? Two men, strangers to each other, are assigned to share a room upon moving into a western Massachusetts nursing home. Kidder spotlights the friendship that blooms between Joe, an irascible 72-year-old stroke victim, and gentle Lou, 90 and almost blind, who grieves for his deceased wife, tells rambling stories about his past and worries about Joe. Author Tracy Kidder has won Pulitzer Prizes for both his fiction and non-fiction works.
This Summer, Teen Creative Writing students were asked to write a story based on a selected list of genres. Each story developed over the course of the six week class, beginning with gathering ideas, a rough draft, and the final product represented in the audio recordings of the finished products below.
The Mirror Worldby Arsh Kaiser
Synopsis: When his parents purchase a strange mirror as a gift for his sister, Sam discovers that there's more to a reflection than he ever imagined.
The Normal Ghost Tracerby Kriya Shah
Synopsis: A young girl befriends an interesting boy who teaches her how to understand ghosts. Together they begin a quest to help the dead and the living understand and accept each other.
Clown Maniaby Nabeel Baig
Synopsis: Imagine a world run exclusively by clowns. This funny account of a world gone crazy offers a silly overview of a year in the life of President Daffy the Clown.
They Wouldn't Believe Meby Abdulhafeez Peracha
Synopsis: An out-of-this-world visit to Canton Public Library
Ghost Keeperby Sravya Emmadi
Synopsis: A teenage girl alone in an old house discovers the unexpected and goes on an adventure.
Want action? Want mystery? Try these books out:
Sure fire by Jack Higgins; with Justin Richards
The last thing I remember by Andrew Klavan
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
Evil genius by Catherine Jinks
Program Dates: Thursday, September 1, 7:00-7:45 PM
Our new Connect Your Summer program reinvented the Canton Public Library's traditional summer reading program. Connect Your Summer simplified and streamlined participation by creating one program for all ages that could be completed singly or as a group, team, or family. While we continue to offer a paper-based format, Connect Your Summer was primarily designed to be completed online—so you could complete your log at anytime, from anywhere—and allowed library staff to provide more meaningful interactions with you through our increased programming and events. Badges could be earned by reading as well as other means. Our overarching mission is "Connecting Your Community," and Connect Your Summer focused on community partners, community events, and shared experiences, with the library serving as the hub.
Because Connect Your Summer is a new approach to summer library programming, we are asking you to provide feedback to help us learn from and improve it:
- If you participated in Connect Your Summer, Share your feedback
- If you did not participate, Share your feedback
Eva Davis, Director
Program Date: Tuesday, August 16 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Program Date: Saturday, August 13, Noon-2:00 PM
Program Date: August 10, 6:30-8:30PM
LB's had a busy couple of weeks. Not only was he traversing around Cape Cod, but he just back from a trip in the Northern Michigan visiting one of our relatives, Uncle Smokey the Bear! Uncle Smokey has the very important job of reminding people of the dangers of forest fires. And he gets to wear a cool Park Ranger's Hat. He even has his own website! Uncle Smokey's a pretty tech-savvy bear! Of course, I'm pretty tech-savvy myself. I just don't have a website that's all my own. Check out LB's adventure over on flickr! And don't forget you just have one more week to earn badges in Connect Your Summer!
LB earned us another badge from Connect Your Summer. Here's some pictures of him earning the Traveler Badge! He traveled to Massachusetts and, apparently, back in time! He visited Plymouth and saw the Plymouth Rock. Funny. LB says it's in a great big cage. I think they think it may try to run away! And then he got to tour the Mayflower II. It's not the original ship, but is a full-scale replica that sailed from Great Britain to Plymouth in 1957 just like the real Mayflower did! LB says he would have visited Plimoth Plantation as well, but it was over 100 degrees (a little warm for a fur coat!) so he settled on visiting the beach instead.
This has got me wanting to learn more about the Pilgrims, so I checked what we had to offer here at CPL. Found a lot of great books! I didn't really check them out (because I never leave the library) so, if YOU want to, they are all still here! Happy Reading!
The Best in Show Dog Show was a lot of fun! We took a lot more pictures than just these, which we'll put up soon; but for now, enjoy these snaps of our canine friends and their families as they entered or exited the show.