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
- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help desks.
- Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
- Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
- 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!
Don't forget about Building Bridges Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am-1:30pm at the Canton Mosque located at 40440 Palmer Rd. Face painting, sports activities, henna, mosque tours, ethnic food, Arab Calligraphy and Q and A with the Imam are some of the highlights of this day. Please RSVP by June 20th. Stop in to pick up a free flyer for more information.
[Scissor Kit by LollyKnit is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]
For more great cooking (and eating) inspiration, visit our Chow Down Pinterest page.
- Themed Apron: an apron that expresses a theme, like a holiday or flowers.
- Craziest Apron: Original and wacky-- that's what we are looking for here.
- My Story Apron: Submit a story or memory surrounding your apron, like baking cookies with Grandma.
To enter the contest, claim your Chow Down badge by uploading a photo of yourself wearing your apron (or just a photo of your apron if you are camera shy) and write the category in the comments. Or come in to the library on July 31 between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, fill out an entry form and get your picture taken. Photos will be posted online for public voting. May the best apron win!
[Photo by Kristen Valenti is licensed under CC BY 3.0]
Grub Crawl tickets are $35 and include a shuttle ride between restaurants. For a list of this year's participating restaurants and information on how to get your ticket, visit the Canton Chamber of Commerce website.
The complete book of home crafts: projects for adventurous beginners by edited by Carine Tracanelli
175 easy-to-do everyday crafts by edited by Sharon Dunn Umnik
The crafty diva's D.I.Y. stylebook: a grrrl's [sic] guide to cool creations you can make, show off, and share by Kathy Cano Murillo ; illustrated by Carrie Wheeler ; photography by John Samora
Scrapbooking made easy! by Jill A. Rinner
The joy of beading: more than 50 easy projects for jewelry, flowers, decor, accessories by Anna Borrelli ; translated by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia
Cuts fitness for men: the ultimate 30-minute workout by John Gennaro, with Myatt Murphy and Steven Haase
The FastDiet: lose weight, stay healthy, and live longer with the simple secret of intermittent fasting by Dr. Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
Join the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in
Building Bridges: Family Fun Day at the Canton Mosque
Please RSVP by June 20
Saturday June 22, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM at the Canton Mosque
40440 Palmer Rd. Canton, MI 48188
Free Admission, Interactive Activities, Food, Art, Sports
Join MCWS in their first active Family Day on June 22 — organized to foster dialog within our increasingly diverse communities. Families, adults, youth and children will be able to engage in team building activities and join conversations while enjoying great food, art displays and the company of the beautiful people around Canton.
Come back in the evening at 7:00 PM to hear the moving and amazing story of JoAnne Normile and how she started Canter, the racehorse rescue group, in Michigan. Normile's story is told through her book Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption. She will be available to sign copies of her starred Kirkus-reviewed book purchased at the event.
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy meets July 25
Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson meets August 22
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard meets September 26
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser meets October 24
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain meets November 21
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, September 26 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candace Millard. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard. The River of Doubt--it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. This is the true story of his journey.