The African-American century: how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Traverse City: from farmstead to lakeshore by Thomas Kachadurian
Maritime South Haven: 1900-1950 by Michigan Maritime Museum
Learn about the pioneers of the auto industry through visual and interactive exhibits at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. Located next door to the Henry Ford Museum, it opened in 1997. A fun and informative way to earn your My Mitten badge.
The Ford century: Ford Motor Company and the innovations that shaped the world by Russ Banham ; foreword by Paul Newman
The American auto factory by Byron Olsen and Joseph Cabadas ; foreword by Ben Hamper
Riding the roller coaster: a history of the Chrysler Corporation by Charles K. Hyde
Billy Durant: creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. Gustin
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Visit the new exhibit at the Cranbook Art Museum and earn your My Mitten badge! Opening June 14, Michigan Modern: design that shaped America celebrates our state's contributions to modern design, including the architects Albert Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and Minoru Yamasaki. The exhibit will be available until October 13. The Cranbrook Art Museum is also part of this year's Michigan Activity Pass program.
The big book of rules: board games, kids'games, card games, from backgammon and bocce to tiddlywinks and stickball by Stephanie Spadaccini ; illustrated by John Farnsworth
The New complete Hoyle: the authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance by Alfred H. Morehead, Richard L. Frey, Geoffrey Mott- Smith
Hoyle's modern encyclopedia of card games; rules of all the basic games and popular variations, by Walter B. Gibson by Gibson, Walter Brown, 1897-
Share the ways you've been able to combine reading with gaming or sports. Earn your badge by sharing a photo of you reading a baseball book at a Tigers Game, reading about improving your chess skills while playing a formidable opponent, or come up with your own way of creatively reading while playing.
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.
Do you love to read so much that you will read almost anywhere? Where are you reading this summer? On the golf course? In a tent? On a boat? On vacation in some exotic locale? Or in your own tree fort? When you claim your Love It badge, upload a picture of you (or your family) reading. Not only will you earn your Love It badge, you will be entered in a random drawing for a prize!
- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
Here at the Canton Public Library we love reading in any form—and for those of you with an eReader, smartphone or tablet computer we have a world of tech-savvy options! OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Our newest addition, Zinio, allows you to read new magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Once you finish, don't forget to log on and claim your Geek Out badge!