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DIA Summer Fun!

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Well, look no further than your own backyard (well, near your yard, anyway).  The Detroit Insitute of Arts has some great exhibits to see this summer and time is flying by. You won't want to miss the Five Spanish Masterpieces or the Pattie Smith Camera Solo exhibit! See you there!

Movie Challenge 7: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 7: watch two (or more) movies either directed by or starring Robert Redford to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Spy game [videodisc] by Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures present a Douglas Wick production, a film by Tony Scott

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 6 Question

What are the names of the businesses presently located in the the original Cherry Hill Inn (built in 1864)?

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Medical Word Search #4 Check Up

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!

Medical Mystery #4

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the last of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #4". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawying for a prize.
Good Luck!
  1. They call me a superfood and rightly so
  2. A serving of a 1/2 cup of me is ideal
  3. My dark color ensures that I'm packed with antioxidents
  4. I'm also high in potassium and vitamin C
  5. My native origin in North America

Be Well Badge Word Search #3

The Be Well Badge Word Search #3 is now available at the Help Desks! Take the challenge and successfully complete all five Word Searches and be entered into a prize drawing. Grab one, complete and return when done. It's that easy!

Movie Challenge 6: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 6: watch two or more Film Noir movies to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badger too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Crossfire [videodisc] an RKO Radio picture

The third man [videodisc] by Janus Films

L.A. confidential [videodisc] by Regency Enterprises

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 28th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more that a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! This is the last walking date for the Connect Your Summer Program but keep on trekking...

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 5 Question

What is the name of the cemetery located at Gyde and Ridge Roads?

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Hot Summer, Cool Kids

There are lots of fun ways to keep cool this summer and earn your Connect Your Summer Badges too. Read a book about an animal under a shady tree and earn your Make Tracks Badge. Or make a cool treat, and earn your Chow Down Badge. Go see a movie in a chilly theatre and earn your Curtains Up Badge. You can even go swimming in a lake or pool for your Go Wild badge, and read a favorite book on a raft.

Movie Challenge 5: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 5: watch two (or more) movies about a musician to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

The bodyguard [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures

Ray [videodisc] by Universal Pictures

Amadeus [videodisc] by the Saul Zaentz Company

Medical Mystery #3

Clues

  1. Michigan's number 1 public health crisis with 32% of the population being affected
  2. Root cause for most chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart diseases
  3. Can be prevented or intervened by maintaining a healthy diet
  4. Regular physical activities or exercises is a key component to not getting this problem
  5. An annual physical exam which checks for the Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is a good way to inform you of where you stand in this crisis
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #3". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Medical Word Search #2 Exercises

This is Week 2 for our Medical Word Search game. For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy.

Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 4 Question

Which Canton Township bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Saturday Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, July 21 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM. Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have our last walk next Saturday, weather-permitting: July 28

Geek Out With eBooks

Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge.  With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device.  Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!

Older Adults July 2012

Looking for activities to do with your grandchildren? You could…
  1. Sign up for Canton Public Library's Connect Your Summer reading program
  2. Bring your grandchildren to one of the many activities Canton Public Library offers for children
  3. Start a book club for grandparents and grandkids
There are probably other grandparents taking care of their grandchildren this summer in your neighborhood who would be interested. Canton Public Library offers CTT Book Discussion Kits for children, tweens, and teens.

Get inspired, Go Wild

Have you earned your Go Wild badge yet? If not, summer isn't over yet--so you still have time. Now that the weather has gotten better, be sure to get out and Go Wild by taking a walk in the woods or at a park, enjoying Art in the Park this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 in Downtown Plymouth, or run through the sprinkler to cool off. No matter what you choose to do, Go Wild and have fun!

Challenge Yourself to Hula Hoop!

Stop by the library and challenge yourself with a hula hoop! Besides conquering your coordination, hula hooping is great physical activity, too.

Bubble gum and hula hoops: the origins of objects in our everyday lives by Harry Oliver

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids,
I hope you are having as much fun earning badges for Connect Your Summer as I am. I've earned some by reading really good books, a couple more for doing some fun things here at the library, and few by coming up with some creative ideas all by myself. I'm sharing my badges so you can see all the things I've done. I love reading all the things that you have done to earn badges too. Keep up the great work!
I'm trying to decide what badge I should earn next, and I need your help. Find the poll and vote for what badge I should earn. If you do, you can claim Geek Out Badge. Thanks for your help. Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke