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Where in the World?

Hey kids! Are you curious about the world around you? What are some of those crazy landmarks we have? Come to our Where in the World program on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 7:00 to 7:45PM and have a fun time learning about landmarks both here and in other countries. We'll do some trivia, eat a tasty snack, and make some creative crafts. Registration starts June 29 and is open to Children ages 5 years to 8 years-old with a Caregiver. See you there!

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

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)

Learn About Fly Fishing

Flyfisher's guide to Michigan by Jim Bedford

Trout streams of Michigan: a fly-angler's guide by Bob Linsenman and Steve Nevala; foreword by Ernest Schwiebert

Beginner's guide to fly fishing by Jim Casada

Vogue Knitting Knitopedia

Vogue knitting knitopedia : the ultimate A to Z for knitters — Looking for information related to pretty much any aspect of knitting? Look no further, as this knitopedia has brief entries on just about everything, from Aran knitting to yak fiber, from bobbles to traveling stitches. This is one of those books that is both fun to flip through and useful when you need to look up something specific.

J100 — Some Weird Stuff!

The J100-199 section of Children's Non-fiction has a lot going on! We have a wide range of topics including the Supernatural (witches, ghosts), Optical Illusions, Feelings, Friendship, and Death. Stop on by and enjoy!

Honey Bee Hobbyist

Honey bee hobbyist : the care and keeping of bees by Norman Gary — Have you ever thought about keeping your own bees? If you'd like to, this book is a terrific overview of the basics of what a home beekeeper needs to know and might wonder about. The book even starts with a section that will help you decide whether beekeeping is right for you.

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

Books About Animals for Adults

Adventurous Kids Reads

Picture Books

The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs

The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy

The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller

All aboard! by James Stevenson

Teen Reading Adventures

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

Are we there yet? by David Levithan

Destination unexpected: short stories by edited by Donald R. Gallo

Books for Adventurers

Cookbooks and More

Cookbooks for Kids

Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz

Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum

Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Reading a Teenage Dream Tonight

Dream girl by Lauren Mechling

Dream factory by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler

Dream journal by Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Dream spinner by Bonnie Dobkin

Dream Books That Won’t Put you to Sleep


If you're looking for books and more about dreaming, check out the following:

Active dreaming: journeying beyond self-limitation to a life of wild freedom by Robert Moss

The secret history of dreaming by Robert Moss

Dreaming souls: sleep, dreams, and the evolution of the conscious mind by Owen Flanagan

Sports Books for Kids

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

Become a Polyglot

pol·y·glot /ˈpäliˌglät/
Adjective: Knowing or using several languages.
Noun: A person who knows several languages.

Find Books, DVDs, and Periodicals in particular languages here at CPL on our Languages page. We also have multiple Language databases.

Selected Language Books

Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages by Andrew Dalby

Sports Books for Teens

Dairy queen: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Front and center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Girl overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Books for Artists