Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. The ruse broke up their marriage and led to a divorce and a dramatic courtroom battle to prove authorship of the paintings.
17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.
A young couple hoping to improve both their health and their marriage, visits the spa/hospital founded and run by the inventor of corn flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. He may know his breakfast food, but some of his ideas about physical fitness are a little strange.Set in Battle Creek.
1970s, Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon is a former pop sensation who somehow made enough money from a couple of hit records to buy Flint's semi-pro basketball team, the Tropics. The team consists of a bunch of disorganized losers with one genuine talent named Coffee Black. Despite knowing little about the game, Jackie is the Tropics' coach as well as a player. His greater love involves coming up with bizarre marketing stunts to draw in an audience. His stunts include wrestling a bear and attempting a motorcycle jump over a line of cheerleaders. When the league plans to merge with the NBA and in order to survive, the Tropics must do the seemingly impossible - win. Set in Flint.
In addition to the 52 standard badges you can earn all summer long by participating in Connect Your Summer, we will be featuring 5 "wild badges" which will be available for a limited time only. Be sure to check back throughout the summer, or else you might miss one!
The first wild badge of the summer is the Early Bird badge, which you earn by claiming any badge prior to the CYS Kickoff party on Monday, June 20th. That's right-claim a badge between June 1st and June 19th, and you'll get an addition chance to win a prize with the Early Bird badge.
If you're looking to earn your eLectrified My Mitten badge, look no further than our databases page, which features a lengthy list of amazing online resources. Some require a Canton library card to access from home, but all can be explored here at the library. Check out the Canton resources for local information, or try the Seeking Michigan database for Michigan history.
Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge.
Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or bringing a lightsaber to hold while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #CYSreturnofthefun hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area. (Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)
All prize drawing winners will be notified by email. The last day to claim badges is Wednesday, August 17. Visit www.cantonpl.org/connect-your-summer to find more badges to earn through the summer.