Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean tells the powerful tale of Rin Tin Tin's journey from an orphaned pup to a Hollywood celebrity and international icon. It begins on a battlefield in France in World War I, when a young American soldier discovers a German Shepherd puppy among the ruins of a bombed out dog kennel. Not only did he see a survivor, but something very special that also captured the attention of Warner Brothers in Hollywood. The rest is Hollywood history, but if you want to know more, come join our group for an interesting discussion!
October is National Book Group Month. In celebration, enter your group in a drawing for 10 copies of the Everyone's Reading book, The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce S. Feiler. Drop off a photo of your book group at the Library Help Desk, or send a .jpg attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below. Please identify members of your group (first names are okay) from left to right.
Photos become the property of Canton Public Library and may be displayed in the library, on the library's webpage and social media.
Entry Deadline: September 20, 2013.
David Crockett: the Lion of the West by Michael Wallis
Davy Crockett [videodisc] by A & E Television Network
The Alamo: an illustrated history by Edwin P. Hoyt
- Canton Historical Museum. Corner of Canton Center and Heritage Park Rd
- The rock in front of Salem High School
- Morning Glory Whisper bench in front of Family Christian Bookstore, Ford and Sheldon
- Cherry Hill Village Theater
- Canton Township Administration Building
- Center of Canton at intersection of Canton Center & Cherry Hill roads
- Front of Canton Public Library
Hey Kids. Last time LB reported on his travels, he said he was off to earn his Back In Time Badge next. He did it by traveling to Pennsylvania (a state he's never visited before, yay!) to see Gettysburg, a battlefield from the Civil War. This is doubly interesting because the Battle of Gettysburg was fought 150 years ago, this past July. Want to learn more? There are lots of nonfiction books you can read, or you can check out:
I survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson — This is a series that is super popular at the library right now!
You might have to be put on hold for it. If you don't know how to do that, don't be afraid to ask one of my super helpful librarian friends. They love to help kids do that.Bear Hugs!
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
The empty mirror: a Viennese mystery by J. Sydney Jones
Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark
Some danger involved: a novel by Will Thomas
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
The janissary tree by Jason Goodwin
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 email@example.com with the subject line "Where in Canton #7", 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.
*If you missed any pictures, you can still submit an entry for them until noon on Friday, August 16. Just look under the Sleuth it! badge Activities.*
Clue #7: Home again!
Love me to death: a novel of suspense by Allison Brennan
Trust me by Brenda Novak
Show no mercy by Cindy Gerard
Shiver by Karen Robards
Die for me by Karen Rose
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo
Live to tell by Wendy Corsi Staub
Hey Kids, Can you find LB in this picture? Those are some BIG chairs. And you know how much I like big stuff. They might even be too big for me. LB just got back from joining Mrs. Rebecca on a family golf trip up north. Hey--why do golfers wear 2 pairs of pants? Just in case they get a hole in one! Hee hee! I crack me up. Now LB's gotten me to be a bit of a golf geek. I am reading up on my game and biographies on famous golfers like Michelle Wie, Annika Sorenstam, and of course Tiger Woods. I've even practiced my game with a couple of Wii games. What does your family like to do for fun?
LB is off on another adventure. This time, he tells me, he is working on his Back in Time Badge. Wonder where he's headed?
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers a very informative blog, Next Avenue, for individuals 50 years and older featuring articles about health, finances, work, and lifestyle. A recent article, Five Abilities You Need to Master After 50, cited the need for baby-boomers to be flexible and adaptable, to accept living in a world of constant change and turmoil, and stated are likely to live longer than any previous generation. Watch Next Avenue programs on dptv.org.