Connect Your Summer

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Sleuth It badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Our first suspect, Marvin Mouse, can be found by searching the online catalog. Follow the clues to find the culprit, then find the missing cookies somewhere in the library. Once you've found the culprit, submit a ticket from the CYS Command Center spinner rack with your name and email for a chance to win a prize. (All prize drawing winners will be notified by email.) Don't forget to claim your Sleuth It badge online by Saturday, July 16.

This is a "wild badge", and will only be available from July 11 - July 16, so be sure to act quickly! And be on the lookout for other wild badges throughout the summer!

Hamster Races

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Animal Lover: On the Scene and Game On: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Bring your small, furry friend in a sealed ball and compete against others for prizes. If it can fit in a hamster ball it can compete in the races (mice, gerbils, and hamsters are allowed). Find complete set of rules and waiver form below. All forms must be completed and brought to the event in order to participate.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, August 15 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room

Minecraft

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene, Game On: On the Scene, and Geek Out: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Participate in themed builds with your friends using Minecraft's Creative Mode. Collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. You never know when we may go survival mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server.

For ages 7 and up.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Explore History: Super Bookworm and Keep It Real: Super Bookworm badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

There are a number of books that deal with similar stories or events in history that have been adapted for younger audiences. Several other topics are covered by multiple ages for multiple age ranges. Pick one of these for yourself and one for your child, and discuss aspects of history as a family.

 

 

Extraordinary Zoo Stories During WWII

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw-- and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.

An elephant in the garden by Michael Morpurgo

Lizzie and Karl's mother, Mutti, working at a local zoo in Dresden, Germany, during World War II while their father is away fighting in France, brings home Marlene, a baby elephant that is slated to be destroyed as the Allied bombing grows closer, and when they are forced to flee, Mutti feels they must take Marlene with them, adding even more danger to their journey.

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):

Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster

The Avengers

Best Family Film Full of Fun

Inside Out

Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood

Tom & Jerry

Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film

Frozen

And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Connect Your Summer Feedback

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

The surveys will remain available until August 17, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. As a token of our appreciation, there may even be something badge-y in it for you.

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