Who says you shouldn't write in a book? Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations. Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.
See sights from a galaxy far, far away when Chris Trevas -- an official Star Wars artist who has provided illustrations for a variety of books, games, guidebooks and other products -- drops out of hyper-space and into CPL on May 4, 7:00-8:00 PM. No registration is required.
Boba Fett by Chris Trevas
Hot on the heels of the theatrical release of "Into the Woods" and the current release of "Cinderella", this show is made up of short scenes from many popular musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and more. Please join us in watching the magic unfold on Friday, May 1 from 4:30-5:30PM in the Community Room...Be Our Guest!
[Devin & Hayato by SeanMolln is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
General STEAM sitesCareer Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field? Explore career opportunities here.
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY sitesCode.org
(Elementary - High School) Gain coding skills through guided activities.
The children will showcase their talent and hard work to their loved ones with a final performance on Friday, May 1, at 4:30 PM!
[colored pencils by Mark Lehigh is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM Plymouth film maker and CEO of At Risk Entertainment, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. Locked in a Room has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer here and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up.
The goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Loving Frank: a novel by Nancy Horan
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier
Frida: a novel by Bárbara Mujica
Lust for life by Irving Stone
The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay: a novel by Michael Chabon
Sons and lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex
Art Deco in Detroit by Rebecca Binno Savage and Greg Kowalski
Art in Detroit public places by text by Dennis Nawrocki ; photographs by David Clements
Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert
Artists of early Michigan: a biographical dictionary of artists native to or active in Michigan, 1701-1900 by compiled by Arthur Hopkin Gibson ; research assistants, Beverly Bassett and Jean Spang
ALL ABOUT ME
Bread comes to life: a garden of wheat and a loaf to eat by George Levenson ; photography by Shmuel Thaler
Eyes, nose, fingers and toes: a first book about you by Judy Hindley ; illustrated by Brita Granström
Families by Ann Morris
The little brainwaves investigate— human body by [written and edited by Caroline Bingham] ; illustrated by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
The Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles
On Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8 PM, discover lesser-known features built right into your iPhone as well as several apps that can do some pretty amazing and useful things. This program is appropriate for users of the iPhone 4 or later models (running iOS 7 or 7.1) Join us for this fun and informative class and earn a Geek Out Badge!
(NOTE: Android-based phones will not be covered during the session.)
NOTE: Support will be available only for photo editing applications installed on the library's public computers (such as MS Office, Paint and Paint.net, but NOT Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) or programs and services accessible from the internet. Come prepared to start or continue your own digital photo project. If you’re starting with printed snapshots, bring them with you. If you have digital photos, bring them on a portable device such as a USB drive or a camera memory card (such as an SD card).