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Go Green!

Did you get a hoot out of Hoot? Then check out some of these other great 'green' reads!

Spring Break Fever?

Running out of things to do on Spring Break? Besides your favorite programs at the library, there are many places to go and things to see in the Metro Detroit Area. You can access many attractions through the library’s Museum Adventure Pass program, explore Michigan recreation online, sift through Everything Canton for fun activities, or find books filled with things to do!

May Tween Book & Pizza Club

Hey 5th & 6th graders – I hope you can join us for our next Tween Book and Pizza Club on Saturday, May 2, from 1-2pm. This month we’re reading Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. Registration begins this Saturday (April 18) at 9am, so sign up and come pick up a copy of the book at the main children’s reference desk. Hope to see you soon!

Solar Power: Get it While it's Hot

Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:

Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler

Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker

Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen

New Green Videos for Kids

Even children's television is getting their green on.   Familiar characters like Handy Manny,  Elmo, and the Schoolhouse Rock gang are helping kids learn to be environmentally conscious.  Check one out today!

Duck Readers

With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:

Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies

Kids Graphic Novel News - #6

"Summer vacation has only just begun when 4th grader Akiko is whisked off to a distant galaxy and put in charge of a perilous mission on the planet Smoo, where she soon gets a crash course in adventure that will dazzle and delight readers of all ages."
#6 Akiko on the Planet Smoo

Fish News -- Around and Around I Go!

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Sometimes I get dizzy going around and around my new house.
Do you ever get dizzy?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

Spring Break Fun!

Have fun at the library during Spring Break! 
Spring Crafts: Children, ages 4-8, are invited to make some fun crafts to take home. 
Program Date: Tuesday, 4/14 from 10 - noon (No Registration Required)
Teen MarioKart Wii Tournament: Are you ready to race? Seventh through Twelfth graders can take to the track. Top three win prizes; food provided. All players must be there at 1 p.m. to compete.

Hockey Season Winding Down

Well, hockey fans, the time is drawing near. Regular season play for our Detroit Red Wings ends this Sunday night! Time does fly! However, buckle down, sports fans, as the playoffs are upon us. Enjoy these great books on the Stanley Cup while you wait on the edge of your seats for the playoffs to begin!

Earth Day for Little Ones

Want to introduce Earth Day and green living to your preschooler?  Check out some of these picture books that help introduce the concepts of gardening, recycling and loving the earth. 

Bonsai Trees

Spring is here and I am getting out my Bonsai. The Library is a good source for books on how create and take care of these miniature trees. The Bonsai Workshop by Herb L. Gustafson has an excellant section on pruning. It not only describes how to do it but why and when.

Tweens 3-D Movie Night!

Tweens in grades 5 and 6 can join us for the 3-D movie Journey to the Center of the Earth on the big screen in the Community Room on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 pm. We'll have nifty 3-d glasses for everyone.  Online registration is open.

Do-It-Yourself Book Discussion

Do you love coming to Book Discussions at the library? Do you wish we offered more? There’s good news: you can take matters into your own hands and start your own book club. We have a collection of kits that include multiple copies of a book as well as discussion questions. Just ask at the Children’s Desk for the kit you’re looking for. So grab a kit, nine buddies, maybe a snack and you’ll be ready to have your own Book Discussion!

Closed this Sunday

Just a reminder: The library will be closed this Sunday, April 12 for the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday, April 13th at 9:00 am.

Somewhere in Baseball Time

Travel back in time and meet some of baseball's all-time greats. Nine incredible adventures await you now, but more are sure to follow.

Puppet Bath Time

Here at CPL, we strive to ensure that our circulating puppets get cleaned frequently. If you notice any puppets in desperate need of a "bath," please let a staff member know so we can take care of them right away. We want our puppet area to continue serving as a fun play space and we thank you for your help in keeping our fuzzy friends fresh and clean!

Fish News -- Where Have You Traveled?

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I was thinking about my new house today here at CPL. It sure is a long way from the ocean where I come from! Where is the farthest place you have been away from home? Why did you go there?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!
Blubbbb. Blubbbb.