Make this an adventuresome summer. Earn your Chow Down badge by dining at one of the dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants in Canton:
Chinese: Best China
As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.
Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. This week, we're pitting dandelions against violets!
Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:
[Sunflower by Kyle Rush, Lily of the Valley by Leo-setä, and Apple Blossoms by Richard Wood are licensed under CC BY 2.0. Dandelion by Hilbert 1958, African Violet by hyper7pro, and Carnation by Shawn Han are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it by Parvin and Daisy by Peter Pearson are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]
LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.
Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #1", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.
Clue #1 - Didn't go far to have a lesson about Canton's past.
Eight men out: the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
Shoeless Joe [sound recording] by W.P. Kinsella
- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help Desks.
- Locate the animal tracks and photos on the window of the Purple room in the Children’s department or along the bottom part of the New Book shelf in the Adult department.
- Look at an animal track and read the attached hint. Do you know which animal made the track or can you recognize the animal from the added description?
- Now look at all the animal photos displayed. Do you see the animal you think was described and could have made the track? If so...
- Find the letter next to the track. Write that letter next to the correct animal on the activity log.
- Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!
1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.
2. Toast [videodisc] by W2 Media Inc, BBC, and Screen WM present ; produced by Faye Ward ; written by Lee Hall ; directed by SJ Clarkson:
England's reputation for terrible food may be deserved if this film, based on food writer Nigel Slater's memoirs, can be believed. Nigel's mum may have served meals from boiled tins, but he and his dad adored her. When she dies and her place in his father's affections is threatened by their gastronomically adept cleaning lady, Nigel enters into an unofficial culinary contest with his late mother's rival.
Zita the spacegirl. book one, Far from home by Ben Hatke
Hercules: the twelve labors by story by Paul Storrie ; pencils by Steve Kurth ; inks by Barbara Schulz
Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green]
Giants beware! by written by Jorge Aguirre ; art by Rafael Rosado ; story by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre ; colors by John Novak, Matthew Schenk
Phineas and Ferb: it's about time! by adapted by John Green
Follow all the library's Pinterest boards, or click for badge-specific boards. Check back often as we'll be adding content all summer long.
Back in Time
Visit the Pure Michigan site and earn your My Mitten badge by visiting or exploring one of the numerous vacation spots in our great state. From bike trails to museums to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, you're sure to find something to do this summer!
Some of the most spectacular sand dunes in the nation are right here in Michigan. In fact, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was recently voted as the most beautiful place in America by viewers of Good Morning America. Take in some awe-inspiring scenery and earn you My Mitten badge at the same time by visiting some of these natural wonders.
Sleeping Bear, yesterday and today: including ghost towns, lighthouses, and shipwrecks of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore by George Weeks ; preface by James Ridenour
Sand dunes of the Great Lakes by photographs by C.J. Elfont ; text by Edna A. Elfont
The legend of sleeping bear by text by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Pewabic Pottery in Detroit was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Founded in 1903 at the height of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, the pottery is known nationally for its unique iridescent glazes. Take a trip downtown and earn your My Mitten badge at the same time!
The arts & crafts movement in Europe & America: design for the modern world by Wendy Kaplan ; with contributions by Alan Crawford ... [et al.]
Fired magic: Detroit's Pewabic pottery treasures by Marcy Heller Fisher ; illustrated by Marjorie Hecht Simon
Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel
Tennis: steps to success by Jim Brown, Camille Soulier
Table tennis: steps to success by Richard McAfee
Field hockey: steps to success by Elizabeth Anders with Sue Myers
Softball: steps to success by Diane Potter, Lynn V. Johnson
Archery: steps to success by Kathleen M. Haywood, Catherine F. Lewis
Swimming: steps to success by David Thomas
Basketball: steps to success by Hal Wissel