Tweens

Laugh It Up with Gordon Russ

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Hold onto your hats and don't blink an eye! Gordon Russ, magician to the world is coming to your library! Gordon and his trusty sidekick, George the Raccoon, have traveled the globe in search of smiles, laughs, and fun and they are coming to see you.  A master at audience involvement, Gordon "invents" magic on the spot, using the most ordinary items imaginable. Couple this with a limitless array of tried and true tricks of the trade, and you have a performance that is second to none. "Magic is serious business, but the main idea is fun. I want everybody smiling and saying, 'How'd he do that?'" Gordon says. Come along with Gordon on his fantastic adventure and see magic the way it was meant to be--for the fun of it!

AND do not forget to make and bring a "PICK ME" sign to the show. When Gordon needs a volunteer, be sure to hold that sign and wave it around so he will know who really wants to help.

 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, July 26 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room

Pokémon GO Group Hunt

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Did you know that the Library and the areas surrounding it are always teeming with wild Pokémon, PokéStops, even 4 Pokémon GO gyms? Meet up with other Canton area Trainers for our Pokémon Group Hunt and help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) for new items and wild Pokémon!

No registration required! We'll start in the Community Room, and head out from there, so be on time (or come find us in the Library or park). This program is open to all ages. 

In the event of inclement or uncomfortably hot weather our Group Hunt will remain inside the library. We may even drop some lures :)  

*Participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 28 -
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Thursday, August 4 -
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room
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The special Dreamer Badge for our Connect Your Summer program is now active through June 25th. Here are some suggestions for movies you can watch to claim your badge.

Barbie magically comes to life in this modern adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann classic. The tale begins when Barbie, playing the role of Clara, receives a beautiful wooden Nutcracker as a gift from her favorite aunt. That night, while Clara sleeps, the Nutcracker springs to life to ward off the evil Mouse King who has invaded Clara's parlor. She awakes and aids the Nutcracker, but the Mouse King shrinks her by casting an evil spell.

Marty Bronson raises his son and daughter on his own. He has to sell his homey motel to Barry Nottingham who promises to make Marty's son manager. But, Nottingham pulls down the motel and builds a pricey hotel. Now grown up, Marty's son, Skeeter, works as a janitor and general servant. He still dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new hotel, built on an existing school's property, he makes his future son-in-law, Kendall, manager. Skeeter's sister Wendy, has to leave town for a job interview and asks him to alternate looking after her two children Patrick and Bobbi, with Wendy's colleague, Jill. He doesn't get along with either Jill or the children, but his easy-going attitude loosens them all up. He starts telling the children bedtime stories and the children grow fond of him. They make suggestions about how the stories should go. When the stories become true in real life, Skeeter tries to maneuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, too.

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When Abigail Iris finally gets the new kitten she has been wanting, she learns about the responsibilities that come with pet ownership, as well as the impact a kitten can have on a large family like hers.

Amelia Bedelia goes wild! by Herman Parish

"Amelia Bedelia is sick the day her class goes to visit the zoo. She doesn't want to be left out, so she comes up with a brilliant idea--she'll create a zoo in her backyard, using all her classmates' pets. But she doesn't know exactly how to tell her parents about her great plan"--.

Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

Canary in the coal mine by Madelyn Rosenberg

Tired of his twelve-hour shifts and facing danger daily, Bitty, a canary whose courage more than makes up for his small size, treks to the state capital to try to improve working conditions in coal mines.

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Make something new out of something old! These books feature earth-friendly crafts made out of recycled materials.

Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for nine eco-friendly craft projects that can be made from old wrappers, cans, and bottles, including picture frames, origami cranes, a ring, and others.

Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for nine eco-friendly craft projects that can be made from old t-shirts, including dog toys, a bag, a rug, and others.

Step-by-step instructions for crafts made from old jeans and information about reusing and recycling.

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When a valuable painting is stolen from a local art museum, fourth-grade super-sleuth Joe Sherlock investigates, aided by his sister, Hailey.

Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New York and audition for the role of Elliot in the musical version of "E.T".

The Blackhope enigma by Teresa Flavin

Fourteeen-year-old Sunni, her stepbrother Dean, and an art-student friend trace the footsteps of a labyrinth built in Blackhope Tower by a mysterious and brilliant sixteenth-century artist, and suddenly find themselves trapped inside his enchanted painting, trying desperately to get out.

Charlotte in New York by Joan Knight

In 1894, Charlotte records in a journal her impressions of a family trip from Giverney, France to New York, where her father's paintings will be featured in an exhibition. Includes biographical sketches of painters and reproductions of artworks.

Ten-year-old Aldo Zelnick chronicles his life and adventures over the course of his summer vacation through journaling and sketches in his diary.

Middle school student, Jamie Kelly, writes all the strange and sometimes not so wonderful things that happens to her or she sees during school in her diary and promises that everything she writes is as true as she wants it to be.

Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renee Russell

Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes and sketches in her diary about her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, and about giving up on being part of the elite group, before figuring out a way to simply be herself.

The first year of middle school can be exciting, or scary, just ask Ginny.

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Love chess? Want to learn? Check out ChessKid to learn the rules, practice your skills, and play games for free! ChessKid provides a safe, fun, pressure-free environment for kids of all ages to enjoy chess.

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Surf the web Dewey-style! On #DeweyBrowse, thousands of fun and educational web sites are organized based on the Dewey Decimal System. Explore everything from technology to history with this awesome resource and don't forget to claim your Geek Out badge when you're done!

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How did Detroit grow from frontier to factory town? Explore an interactive timeline of the city's history OR play the game Building Detroit on this site created by the Detroit Historical Society

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