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Dress Funny to Connect Your Summer


Kathie getting ready for Crazy Hat Day.
All next week, join the CPL staff in dressing fun, and earn badges during the last week of Connect Your Summer too! Just come to the library in spirit-appropriate attire on the following days:
DayThemeBadge
Monday, August 8Animal ClothingAnimal Lover
Tuesday, August 9Crazy HatEntertainent
Wednesday, August 10PajamasDreamer
Thursday, August 11 Mis-matchArtist
Friday, August 12Dress Like a TouristTraveler

Manga Drawing Contest, World Cultures Edition

This year’s Manga Drawing Contest theme is "world cultures". For a chance to win great prizes, visit the entry form and instructions. Last day to enter is July 31.

Adventures in Masks

Kids, have you ever seen a mask that made you laugh, or scared you, or made you think, "What is that?" Masks are a tradition in many cultures. They are used in ceremonies, for celebrations, or for decoration. Here's your chance to make your very own scary, funny or adventurous mask.

Who: Children, ages 5-9, with a caregiver
When: Monday, August 8, 1:00-1:45PM
Where: Library Community Room
Registration begins Monday, July 25.

Marshmallow Madness

Kids, Tweens, ages 7-11, bring your creativity, clever fingers and sense of fun to this program. Explore the many marvels and makings of marshmallows, play a game and enjoy a mallowy snack.

When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2:00-2:45PM
Where: Purple room
Registration begins July 20th

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
We're on a roll now! Thanks to the neat Three Cities Art Show here at the library this weekend, I earned another badge! The Artist Badge! First, I went and looked at all the art work and voted for my favorites. Then, I was feeling inspired, so I asked Miss Michelle to help me find some fun art books. And, Boy! Did she find me some! She even stopped to read a book with me! I like to read books by myself, but I really like to read books with people too. Three Badges down, seven to go. What Badge are you working on?
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Make Your Own Memory In A Box

There's still plenty of space available in our Make Your Own Memory In a Box program for tweens. Fifth and sixth graders — do you like scrapbooking? Then come and decorate a box to hold a special memory, just like a scrapbook page. Bring a few photos to glue on; we will provide boxes and crafting supplies. Register online beginning July 14th
Program Date: Thursday, July 28, 10:00-10:45AM
[Photo by Carissa Rogers, used under Creative Commons License.]

Teen International Cook-Off

Do you want to show off your culinary skills? Monday, July 18, at 2:00PM teens going into grades 7-12 can bring 25 samples of your best homemade cultural dish for our judges to sample and rate on creativity and taste. Dishes must be homemade and you must include the recipe. If you sign up as a cook, you may not sign up as a judge. Registration begins July 4th.
[photo courtesy of sxc.hu]

Duct Tape Mania

Wednesday, July 20, at 2:00PM tweens and teens going into grades 5-12 can make awesome creations out of duct tape. Registration opens July 6th.

Connect Your Summer Badges for reading Graphic Novels

Below are some ideas from our Adult and Teen Graphic Novel collections that can help you earn Connect Your Summer badges:

The original Johnson. Vol. 1 by Trevor Von Eeden

Laika by Nick Abadzis; color by Hilary Sycamore

The squirrel mother: stories by Megan Kelso

Movie and Craft @ Your Library

Children, ages 2 to not yet in kindergarten, and caregivers, may join us for a fun movie and craft.
Program Date: Wednesday, July 6, 10:00-10:45AM
Movie Title: Martha Speaks — Martha Says it with Flowers

Quilt Show

The CPL Quilt Group is having a Quilt Show July 6-9 in the Community Room. Come and vote for your favorite quilt in the People's Choice Award. Voting will take place during open hours. The Drawing for the Door prize will be at 4:00PM on Saturday. See the Program Calendar.

Hours

  • Wednesday, July 6, 7:00-8:30PM
  • Thursday, July 7, 3:00-8:00PM
  • Friday, July 8, 4:00-5:30PM
  • Saturday, July 9, 2:00-5:30PM

Digital Scrapbooking

Create a beautiful scrapbook the digital way. Bring a flash drive with a few of your pictures to play with, or instructor Dawn Montagano will have plenty for you to do. This is cutting edge scrapping with beautiful results. Join us on June 30 at 7:00PM in the Internet Lab. Registration is required as space is limited.

Fun in the Garden Storytime

Children, ages 5 and under, and caregivers, join us Monday, June 27 at 10:00AM for a family storytime all about gardens. We will share stories of vegetables and flowers outside by the library garden (weather permitting). We will also make a beautiful craft and enjoy a special treat. Registration begins Monday, June 13.

Library Programs for Artists

Children's Programs

Tween and Teen Programs

Art for Young Readers

The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi

How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley

Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss

Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Art Exhibits to Visit

Art on Display at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill — Art Exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Ford Road Art Sculptures — Public Art on Ford Road

Belle Isle Public Art Exhibit — June 18-24 on Belle Isle

Pure Michigan's Art Galleries Listing — hundreds of galleries, fairs, and exhibits

Detroit Institute of Arts — A world-class art museum in Detroit

Books for Teen Artists

How to draw animation by Christopher Hart

How to draw comics the marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema

Scared!: how to draw fantastic horror comic characters by Steve Miller and Bryan Baugh

Books for Artists

Hello Yellow

Children, ages 3-6, with caregivers, are invited to a program where everything is yellow. We’ll make a sunny craft. Register online beginning July 16.

Program Date: July 30, 11:00AM

Puppet Show and Craft @ Your Library

On Tuesday, August 2, from 10:00-10:45AM, Children, ages 2 to not yet in Kindergarten, and caregivers, may join us for a fun puppet show and craft.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00-10:45AM