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Tamil Storytime

All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.
Program Dates: Thursday, September 1, 7:00-7:45 PM

Reading Assistance Dogs

Kids and Tweens going into grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up for a 10 minute session. Space is limited, on a first come, first serve basis, beginning at 6:25PM.
Program Date: August 10, 6:30-8:30PM

Welcome to Kindergarten

Are you going to kindergarten in September? Are you a little nervous about going to school for the first time? Come to this special storytime, just for you and your caregiver! This fun Welcome to Kindergarten programming will take place on Augut 24, 2011 from 2:00 to 2:45PM. Registration starts August 10, 2011 for children going into Kindergarten and their Caregivers.

Storytime at Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, August 14, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host a storytimes and crafts. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Storytimes are at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. For all ages.

Family Storytime

Storytimes are half-hour programs of activities, songs and stories for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.

Storytime at the Canton Farmer's Market

The library will host a storytime with crafts at the Canton Farmers Market on Sunday, July 10. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Preservation Park.
Storytimes will be at 11:00AM and 1:00PM.

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

Third and Fourth Grade Book Group

Guess what! Do you love book groups? Come to the 3rd/4th Grade Book Group on July 13, 2011 from 2:00-2:45PM. July's book is Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look. Registration starts June 29. Be sure to pick your book up at the Children's Reference Desk after you register. See you there!

CoverSpy

If you watched, and liked, the viral Youtube video Hey You! What Song are you Listening to? NEW YORK, you might be interested to find out that a Tumblr has been doing the same thing with New Yorkers, but for books; and they've been at it for a long time. CoverSpy is "A team of publishing nerds hits the subways, streets, parks & bars to find out what New Yorkers are reading right now." Here are some spied covers from the site, linked here to the CPL catalog:

Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder — At CoverSpy — (F, 20s, circle-patterned dress, C train)

The fountainhead by Ayn Rand, with an afterword by Leonard Peikoff — At CoverSpy — (M, 20s, ordered iced coffee w/ just a tiny bit of milk, Grey Dog on Carmine)

Fire and rain: the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the lost story of 1970 by David Browne — At CoverSpy — (F, 30s, brown hair in ponytail, orange laptop bag, Swedish Hasbeens, L train)

Summer Reading with the Plymouth Whalers

All ages can see the Whalers mascot Shooter and hear a special story.
Program Date: Monday, June 27, 2:00-2:30PM

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.

For those who like Percy Jackson…

Here's a list of books for those who like Percy Jackson and are looking for another good series to read:

The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The merchant of death by D.J. MacHale

Magyk by Angie Sage; illustrations by Mark Zug

Here Come The Babies

Babies, birth-18 months with caregiver, may join us for this special program focusing on books, literacy and interactive play. Register online beginning June 21.

Program Date: July 5, 10:00AM

The Guardian's 100 Greatest Nonfiction Reads

If you're looking for a great read — a really great read — and enjoy non-fiction titles, May We Suggest these books from the Guardian's The 100 greatest non-fiction books:

The shock of the new by Robert Hughes

The story of art by E.H. Gombrich

First and Second Grade Book Group

Attention kids going into First or Second Grade! Join us for our book group on August 18, 2011. This month's book selection is Uh-Oh Cleo by Jessica Harper. Registration begins on August 4, 2011. After you register, be sure to stop at the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your copy of the book.

Believe it or Not! CPL Has Programs for Readers

Children's Programs

Tween Programs

Book-club-in-a-bag Kits for All Ages

Book-Club-in-a-Bag is designed to help you hold your own book discussion with friends or colleagues. Each kit contains:
  • 8 copies of a particular book
  • Material to facilitate conversations

Kits can be checked out for 8 weeks, and cannot be renewed. The library has book-club-in-a-bag kits for adults and children, such as:

Adults

Mennonite in a little black dress: a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen

Local Bookstores and Summer Author Talks

Local Bookstores

Summer Author Talks

More events to come.

Ann Patchett will be promoting State of Wonder at McLean & Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey on Monday, June 20 at Noon.

New Books for Kids

Picture Books

The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail

Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath

New and Different Teen Books

Shelter by Coben, Harlan

Wanted by Shepard, Sara

Ambitious by Mckayhan, Monica

Mayhem by Arthur, Artist