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Get Creative With LEGO


LEGO recently released some fun new Summer Reading activities in connection with last year's Read! Play! Build! initiative. Here you'll find building plans for DUPLO blocks, and stories to go with them for ages 1 to 5 years old. There is also a parent activity guide with suggestions for fun family activities, and free music to jam to while you build. Check it out today!

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #6

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 sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #6", 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 #6: Sat on a bench in the very center of Canton watching cars go by.
LB and Clarke 6

Shakespeare in the Park

Every summer, Waterworks Shakespeare Company takes over the Starr Jaycee Park in Royal Oak for a unique experience--Shakespeare in the Park. In the afternoons there is a family friendly show (this year it is Much Ado About Nothing) and the evenings are a full scale production (The Merry Wives of Windsor).

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 6 Semi-finals

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. Last week, roses bloomed brighter than violets. This week, we are in the semi-finals! Daisy and lily-of-the-valley go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Daisy
29% (2 votes)
Lily-of-the-Valley
71% (5 votes)
Total votes: 7

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #5

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 sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #5", 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 #5: We visited the building where the business of Canton is conducted.
LB and Clarke 5

National Senior Games 2013

The 2013 National Senior Games opened in Cleveland on Friday, July 19. Competitors will meet July 19 through August 1. The Games, a 19-sport, biennial competition for men and women 50 and over, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Individuals and teams will compete over the next 12 days in Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, etc. NSGA Member Organizations hold annual games with qualifying competitions in the year preceding The Games. Athletes that meet specific criteria while participating in the State Senior Games qualify to participate. This year, three Michigan Male Volleyball Teams are competing.

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 5 Semi-finals

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. Last week, lily-of-the-valley beat apple blossom. This week, we start the semi-finals! Violet and rose go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Violet
43% (3 votes)
Rose
57% (4 votes)
Total votes: 7

Library I Spy

Stop by the Children's Help Desk and pick up your Library I Spy sheet! Walk around the library and check off each item as you spot it. Then turn your sheet back in to receive a sticker. Don't forget to go online and claim your Sleuth it badge!

Farmer's Market w/guest author Shanda Trent

As you may know, we hold storytimes at the Canton Farmer's Market on various Sundays throughout the summer. What you may not know is that on Sunday, August 4 at 10:30 AM we will host local Ann Arbor author Shanda Trent as she presents her book Farmer's Market Day. This book follows a little girl as she explores the wonders of the local Farmer's Market searching for the perfect treat. Join us in welcoming Ms Trent to the Canton Farmer's Market!

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #4

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 sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #4", 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 #4 - The play's the thing. We want tickets!
LB and Clarke 5

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 4

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. Last week, sunflowers wilted to daisies. This week, lily-of-the-valley and apple blossom go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Lily-of-the-Valley
57% (4 votes)
Apple Blossom
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7

Learn About Protecting Animals

Would you like to learn more about protecting and rescuing 
animals? Be sure to visit the library July 15-21 and see the 
display case featuring various animal welfare agencies including World Wildlife Foundation, Stiggy's Dogs, The Humane Society of Huron Valley, The Humane Society Berman Center for Animal Care - Westland, Best Friends Animal Society, and Rescued Greyhounds as Pets.  Please visit any of these organization's websites, read one of the library's many books or watch a movie about animals to earn a badge. Blog about something you've learned if you like!

Back in time Word Search Game

This is the third game of our "Back in Time Word Search" series challenge. Throughout the course of six weeks, we feature three games. They focus on different aspects of going back in time. The Back in Time: Gadgets is for this week and the next (until July 30.) Pick one up from the Help Desk, and have fun figuring out the word puzzle. Return it to the Help Desk to earn yourself a chance for prize drawing!

At Home Story Fun

Are you looking for something to do this summer to earn your badges for CYS? For a fun activity, have an at home storytime! Here are some great books and songs that will be fun and festive:

Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance by Hap Palmer

Go back to bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrations by James Bernardin

Open very carefully by Nicola O'Byrne ; with words by Nick Bromley

The day Louis got eaten by John Fardell

Have fun!

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

This year's Ann Arbor Street Art Fair takes place from July 17 -20. This original fair is part of four separate art fairs that take place in Ann Arbor during these four days. The others are The State Street Area Art Fair, The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor's South University Art Fair. Combined, the fairs average over 50,000 attendees from across the nation. Earn your My Mitten badge and see - or buy - some great art all at the same time!

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 3

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. Last week, carnations wilted to roses. This week, sunflowers and daisies go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Sunflower
40% (2 votes)
Daisy
60% (3 votes)
Total votes: 5

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #3

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 sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #3", 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 #3 - Lots of places to shop and eat along the very busy street. Had to stop to rest on this unusual, artsy bench.
LB and Clarke 3

CPL Loves Zinio...Do You?

Zinio is a fantastic new service at CPL for online magazines. Sign up for it to earn your Love It badge-- and have digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines. Consumer Reports, Elle Decor, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Hockey News, Rolling Stone, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just some of the titles to pick from.

Time Capsule Unearthed!

We have unearthed a time capsule containing artifacts from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The capsule and all the items are on display in the library showcase! Use your keen eyesight, brain power, and research ability to answer questions related to these antiquated objects. Give yourself a chance to win a prize by returning the answer sheet to the Help Desk! The lucky winner will be notified.

More Books to Love

Wondering what to read next? Always looking for new authors to pile on to your to-be-read list? Go to CPL's May We Suggest on Facebook on Thursday, July 18th. Give us the name of your favorite author and we will give you three new authors you might also love. Librarians will be standing by from 9 AM to 9 PM. Then go to CYS--you have earned your Love It badge!