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Congratulate Allison Schmitt

Canton is very proud of Olympic Gold Medal Winner Allison Schmitt, who won gold, silver and bronze medals in swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. If you would like to help celebrate this hometown champion there will be a celebration rally on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM at Heritage Park Amphitheater. Congratulations Allison!
[Allison Schmitt by Jdalasica is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Local Swimmer Goes for Gold!

Canton native Allison Schmitt will compete in four swimming events at the Summer Olympics in London. Considered one of the best middle distance swimmers in the country, Schmitt is a member of Team USA for the second time. She won a bronze in the 800m freestyle relay in Beijing in 2008. Allison will begin competiton on Saturday July 28th and continue everyday until Wednesday if she makes the finals in each of her events; 200m and 400m freestyle and the 400m and 800m freestyle relays. Tune in to cheer her on and claim your Game On Badge!

Olympic Fiction for Kids

Artemis the loyal by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

The first Olympic games: a gruesome Greek myth with a happy ending by retold by Jean Richards ; illustrated by Kat Thacker

Geronimo and the gold medal mystery by Geronimo Stilton

Gold medal murder by Carolyn Keene, Franklin W. Dixon

Olympic Reads for Kids

Great moments in the summer Olympics by Matt Christopher

G is for gold medal: an Olympics alphabet by written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Doug Bowles

Great Olympic moments by Michael Hurley

Inside the Olympics by Nick Hunter

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off 21st Winter Olympics

Billions will watch tonight's top-secret Opening Ceremony for the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia. This is the first Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony to take place indoors at Vancouver's BC Place. NBC begins coverage at 7:30PM. Who will light the cauldron officially marking the opening of the games? Athletes from across the globe will come to compete in 86 separate events running through February 28th. Want to know more?

Michigan Students Head to Olympics

Michigan Olympian SkatersUniversity of Michigan students and Ice Dancing couples are competing in the Olympics! One pair trains locally in Canton at the Arctic Edge and the other pair trains in Ann Arbor at The Cube. The University of Michigan has an article concerning them: Wolverines Garner Spots in Winter Olympics

I'm Feeling Very Olympic Today

The 2010 Winter Olympics begin on Friday in Vancouver, Canada. While I can't imagine you'd have time to squeeze in a movie with all those exciting sports events on, there are several family films with an Olympic bent.

Cool Runnings tells the story of the very first Jamaican Bobsled team. A Caribbean country in the Winter Olympics? They'd have to be the ultimate underdog.

D2: The Mighty Ducks continues the story of a peewee hockey team and their Lawyer turned Minor League Hockey Player Coach as they compete in the Junior Goodwill Games. Of course, the Ducks employ their signature "slapstick" to win games and learn life lessons

Olympic Fever!

Registration is now open for the very first Canton Public Library Winter Olympics. Children in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade can join us as we celebrate the Vancouver Olympics. We'll have an opening ceremony and several events. Every participant will take home a medal! Register online today!
Program Date: Thursday, February 4th at 7:00PM

Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics starts February 12 in Vancouver, BC and it's not too early to get enthused! Here are a list of websites pertaining to scheduled events, current news, Winter Olympics history and more. For an overview of the Winter Olympics, see "The Winter Olympics: An Insiders Guide to the Legends, the Lore and the Game" in Canton Library's collection. For other books on the Olympics for all ages, see the subject "Olympics" in our catalog.

Let the Olympics Begin! Almost...

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will be running through Windsor Wednesday December 23, 2009. Come share the excitement and fun with our Canadian neighbors for the Olympic Torch Community Celebration! The evening will be filled with musical entertainment, children's activites and will finish off with a fireworks display. The Windsor Star also reports that Red Wings and Canadian Team hockey coach Mike Babcock will be in attendance.  View map for Windsor Torch Relay details.
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