Pets/Animals

Scrapper by Matt Bell

For fans of The Dog Stars and Station Eleven , Scrapper traces one man's desperate quest for redemption in a devastated Detroit. "Has the feel of Cormac McCarthy's The Road set in present-day Motor City... powerful." -- Publishers Weekly Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as "the zone," an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy's unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas. The second novel from the acclaimed author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods , Scrapper is a devastating reimagining of one of America's greatest cities, its beautiful architecture, its lost houses, shuttered factories, boxing gyms, and storefront churches. With precise, powerful prose, it asks: What do we owe for our crimes, even those we've committed to protect the people we love?

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

In New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice...or revenge. When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father's name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents as well as the scheme's other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a stone cold killer.

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Underdogs: Two dogs with behavioral problems are taken in hand by a trainer and given a second chance at success.

This personal odyssey takes a surprising and revealing look at the magnificent giraffe.

Ducks are true originals. There are more than 120 different species of ducks in all, a fantastical group of complex characters. Ducks have a talent for survival, and life stories filled with personality and charm.

The story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions from their origins in ancient times to the almost unknown drama of their rescue in 1945.

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Birds of Detroit by Chris Fisher

Organized by family, an illustrated guide to Michigan fishes includes facts on range, preferred habitat, and migrations..

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Girl with Fish

Show your love for all animals by stopping by to say hello to our fish. If you're really into showing your love, you might share your favorite book with them. The fish are great listeners.

Don’t forget to claim your Animal Lover On-the-Scene badge online to be eligible for a prize drawing. 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.

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Test your knowledge of animals in books, movies, and song with our Animal Lover Bingo. Pick up a handout in the Connect Your Summer Command Center, and fill out your bingo sheet. When you've gotten five across, up and down, or diagonally, drop your completed sheet in our drop box. Don't forget to include your email. All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.

Check www.cantonpl.org/connect-your-summer to find more ways to earn badges. The last day to earn badges is Wednesday, August 17.

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Celebrate the great outdoors with a visit to the Friends' Wings of Wonder butterfly garden behind the library. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet from the Connect Your Summer command center and look for the plants and landmarks pictured. If you want to try your hand at identifying the plants or animals you see, resources for identifying Michigan species are listed below.

Claim your Great Outdoors On-the-Scene badge online and don't forget to submit your completed scavenger hunt sheet in the drop box. All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.

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A handbook which features a black-and-white sketch of 40-50 animal tracks on a right-hand page, with information about the animal on the facing page.

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Audiobooks come in many forms, both physical and electronic. If you have any questions about which is which, please stop and ask a Librarian.

Alex and Irene stayed together through thick and thin-despite sneers from experts, extraordinary financial sacrifices, and a nomadic existence from one university to another. The story of their thirty-year adventure is equally a landmark of scientific achievement and of an unforgettable human-animal bond.

Also available in: e-book

A species-by-species tour of the interactions that have occurred between scientists and animal subjects explains what is being discovered about animal communication and awareness and how new findings are raising related moral and ethical issues.

Marine biologist Nate Quinn is in love with the majestic ocean-dwelling behemoths who have been singing their haunting song for twenty million years. But why do the humpback whales sing? That's the question that has Nate and his crew filming, charting, and recording every whale that crosses their path. Until one day when a whale lifts its tail to display a message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite Me.... 

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Zinio for Libraries offers access over 250 popular magazines online. You can check out full issues of magazines and enjoy them cover-to-cover on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Check out some of these magazines to fulfill your Animal Lover badge.

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