OverDrive's Big Library Read, globally connects readers around the world who are reading the same eBook simultaneously. The 2020 summer selection is the mystery, The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason. A page turning Victorian-era thriller! An assassination attempt on Queen Victoria and the murder of a petty thief moments later leads Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field into an investigation that exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman.

The Big Library Read runs from August 3 -17, 2020 and offers unlimited access to the e-book and audiobook  and no waiting for holds.

Physical fitness can help you sleep, feel, think and manage your weight loss better. It can also energize your mind and body. Just a quick walk around the block can rejuvenate your body and mind. Get moving and inspired with these books, DVDs, e-media and other digital resources.

Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Hiking has many benefits. Along with the sun warming your face, the sound of the wind in the trees and the beauty of nature, hiking is good for your health. You not only get physical exercise but also emotional and mental relief enjoying the great outdoors. So lace up your hiking boots, gather your family and discover the abundance of trails and parks in Canton and the great state of Michigan.

For more ways to participate in the summer program head back to the 62 Ways to do 62 Days page. 

Trails

Canton Twp.Trails

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail

ITC Corridor Trail (Novi)

SEMCOG Michigan Trails

Michigan Trails

Michigan Trail Maps

Parks

Canton Parks

Canton Walking Paths

State Parks - Maybury, Isand Lake Recreation Area, Proud Lake Recreation Area, etc.

Metroparks - Dexter-Huron, Delhi, Hudson Mills, Kensington, etc. 

 

Kitchen gardening has been around since the early times. A small plot of land near the house can be used to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables for household use, according to the season. Growing your own food has many health benefits:

You eat more fresh fruits and vegetables,

You chose what pesticides and fertilizers to use
Harvest time is chosen by you.

It is good exercise and fun for the whole family.           

These books and other resources can help you get started on your kitchen garden today!  

For more ways to have the best possible summer head back to the 62 Ways to do 62 Days page!                      

 

Books

Growing your own garden is a great way to save money, provide family fun and get exercise. Community gardening, Farmer's Markets and eating local are all the rage now. Get help gardening, from learning the basics to more advance gardening, with these reads.

Jump back to the Garden to Table square or the 62 Ways to do 62 Days page for more ways to have the best possible summer!

OverDrive's Big Library Readglobally connects readers around the world who are reading the same eBook simultaneously. The 2020 spring selection is stand-up comic Michael Mcreary's memoir, Funny, You Don't Look Autistic. Like others on the autism spectrum, twenty something McCreary has been told he doesn't "look" autistic. 

The Big Library Read runs from March 23th - April 13th and offers unlimited access on the title and no waiting for holds.

This weekend  we spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time beginning Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks ahead one hour to gain that extra light during the early evening hours. In addition, take time to change smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Together We Read is a digital book club on OverDrive that connects readers from the U.S. with the same ebook title at the same time without any waitlists or holds! The inaugural title selection is Lean on Me by Pat Simmons. A poignant, emotional book that readers are saying is "The most empowering story line of a family tied together by the power of unconditional love."

The Together We Read runs from February 19th through March 4th.

This weekend we fall back to Eastern Standard Time, EST, as Daylight Saving Time, DST, ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks back one hour to gain an extra hour. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

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