Connect Your Summer
Extra lives: why video games matter by Tom Bissell
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
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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Yummi 'gurumi: over 60 gourmet crochet treats to make by Christen Haden & Mariarosa Sala
How to draw food by Rob Court
Cool snack food art: easy recipes that make food fun to eat! by Nancy Tuminelly
[Paper Airplanes by Stuck in Costoms is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
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
Active kids by Kathryn Smithyman & Bobbie Kalman ; photographs by Marc Crabtree
Be healthy! it's a girl thing: food fitness and feeling great by Mavis Jukes, Lilian Cheung
Exercising for good health by Shirley W.
Earn your Geek Out badge with one of these books from some of the Internet's most popular bloggers:
Let's pretend this never happened: (a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Sleep is for the weak: the best of the mommybloggers including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and more!: a blogHer book by edited by Rita Arens ; forward by Stacy Morrison
[Cat Studying by flickr user raider of gin is used under a CC BY 2.0 license]
Gym candy by Carl Deuker
Athletic shorts: six short stories by Chris Crutcher
Hoops of steel by John Foley
Kick by Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
See the lovely display of quilts created by the Canton Poke and Stab quilt club. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorites and prizes qill be awarded based on your votes. Visit the display in the Community Room on:
- Monday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM
- Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM
- Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM
- Thursday, July 26 from 10:00-12:00 PM
- Friday, July 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM
- Saturday, July 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Check out some of these fascinating stories that you probably never learned in history class:
American heroes: profiles of men and women who shaped early America by Edmund S. Morgan
July 18, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library. All ages. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.
From evil masterminds to enthusiastic minions, wicked plots and the ordinary people who fight against them, conquer one of these reads this summer.
Cold cereal by Adam Rex
Despicable me [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents a Chris Meledandri production
Whales on stilts by M.T. Anderson; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus