Connect Your Summer
Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon
Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker
From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums
The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation
Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
Nom nom paleo [electronic resource]: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
Consider the fork [electronic resource]: a history of how we cook and eat by Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee
Midwest sweet baking history [electronic resource]: delectable classics around Lake Michigan by Jenny Lewis CCE, CHE
Secret pizza party [electronic resource] — How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course!
The wiggles: yummy, yummy [electronic resource] — Sing along to funny tunes about numbers, food and favorite animal friends.
Noodle and doodle: all aboard with noodle and doodle [electronic resource] — Make delicious recipes and kid friendly creations to remember a special vacation using materials from around the home.
Noodle and doodle: noodly doodly things to make [electronic resource] — Encourage your child's sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can make together.
In the night kitchen [electronic resource] — Sendak's classic comic fantasy of Mickey's adventures in the night kitchen tells us how we get our morning cake.
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
The nut job [videodisc] by Open Road Films presents ; a Redrover Co. Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures film ; produced by Wookyung Jung, Graham Moloy ; screenplay by Lorne Cameron, Peter Lepeniotis ; directed by Peter Lepeniotis
Fizzy's lunch lab. Fresh food 101 [videodisc] by created by Evan Sussman, Dave Schlafman ; directed by Mike Annear, Evan Sussman
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
In our Chow Down activity you find the food words missing from book titles. Stop by the library to get one of these activity sheets and start hunting! We've made one for kids and one for older folks. Find all the words and turn the sheet back in to us, and your will be entered in a prize drawing.
Gingersnap [sound recording] by Patricia Reilly Giff
The cazuela that the farm maiden stirred [kit] by Samantha R. Vamos ; illustrated by Rafael López
Feast for 10 [kit] by Cathryn Falwell
Granny Torrelli makes soup [sound recording] by Sharon Creech
The Prince's breakfast [kit] by written by Joanne Oppenheim ; illustrated by Miriam Latimer
The great cake mystery [sound recording]: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop [sound recording] by Kate Saunders
The recipe box [sound recording] by Sandra Lee
Angelina's bachelors [sound recording]: a novel, with food by Brian O'Reilly ; recipes by Virginia O'Reilly
The school of essential ingredients [sound recording] by Erica Bauermeister
Eat cake [sound recording] by Jeanne Ray
Twinkie, deconstructed [electronic resource] by Steve Ettlinger
Yes, chef [sound recording]: a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
Dead is just a rumor [electronic resource] by Marlene Perez
The cupcake queen [electronic resource] by Heather Hepler
Sweetly [electronic resource] by Jackson Pearce
Stay with me [electronic resource] by Paul Griffin
Carnivores [electronic resource] by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Candy bomber [electronic resource]: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
Little Pea [electronic resource] by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by Jen Corace
Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff [electronic resource]: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis
Mr. Putter & Tabby stir the soup [electronic resource] by Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Arthur Howard
The rule of three [electronic resource] by Megan McDonald
Delicious!: a novel by Ruth Reichl
The recipe box by Sandra Lee
The girls' guide to love and supper clubs by Dana Bate
John Saturnall's feast by Lawrence Norfolk
How to eat a cupcake: a novel by Meg Donohue
A place at the table by Susan Rebecca White
Currant Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne
Hot under pressure by Louisa Edwards
A Madaris bride for Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
You're the one by Robin Kaye
Burning down the spouse by Dakota Cassidy
Harvest moon by Robyn Carr