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Watched Madagascar 3 in 3D yesterday! Loved the circus stunts, very stunning.

Read two books and watched a movie from the library

I read two books about Justin Bieber and watched a movie borrowed from CPL.

listen to an Audiobook--Judy Moody

I love it! I listen to Judy Moody many times, and I still love to hear it when my mom's driving. She does silly things sometimes.

Saw The Intouchables movie

I would highly recommend this movie. Very touching and moving. Great acting. At the Main Art in Royal Oak.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Put On a Puppet Show

Put on a puppet show to earn your curtains up badge. You can use our puppets here at the library.

Tell Some Jokes to Your Family or Friends

Earn your badge by putting on a comedy performance. Read a joke book and then tell some jokes to your family or friends.

Listen to an Audiobook

Earn your Curtains Up badge by listening to one of these great audio book performances:

Bossypants [sound recording] by Tina Fey

Steve Jobs [sound recording] by Walter Isaacson

The Mark of Zorro [sound recording] by written by Johnston McCulley, produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear

Watch One of These Great Movies Based Off a Book

Watch a movie based off a book. Here's a list of the top 100 movies based off books. Take the next step and read the book to compare the two!

Teen Books Made Into Movies

Teen books made into movies:

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The princess diaries by Meg Cabot

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Write a Poem and Recite It

Write a short poem and recite it to someone to earn your Curtains Up Badge.

Fiction about Films and Filmmaking

The extra by Michael Shea

Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann

Adored by Tilly Bagshawe

Whitby vampyrrhic by Simon Clark

Holl

Fiction about Theater and Opera

Read a Book While Listening to Music

Read a book while listening to music to earn your Curtains Up badge. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to choose the perfect soundtrack for a book…

[inspire by Kassy.Miller is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Remembering Elvis

Elvis Presley was told he'd never make it as singer. He kept trying until one late night at the recording studio, it all came together like magic. The rest is history and he went on to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Stop by the display showcase and remember Elvis. Earn CYS badges too. If you fill out a quiz and correctly answer all the questions, your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 free tickets to the Michigan Elvis Fest, July 13 and 14 in historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti. The quiz is located next to the Michigan Elvis Fest poster on the large print shelf. Return quizzes to the Help Desk.

Curtains Up Books for Kids

Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:

Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)

Jim Gill: Music Play Family Party

PLEASE NOTE: This program has been relocated to the Community Room at CPL.

Jim Gill is an award winning, Internationally known, fantastically expressive, super fun, author and musician. He is also a superstar among many and is played often at CPL's Family Storytimes. Most importantly, however, Jim is a child development specialist and concentrated his graduate studies on the significant role of play in our lives. Jim understands the importance of those moments when young children “play at reading” with parents, teachers and caregivers that they love. Those moments play a crucial role in literacy development.

Jim Gill is unique in his ability to combine his artistry with advocacy for early literacy development. He shares both at each inspiring and joyous event.

Read About Pirate Radio

Pirate radio [videodisc] — I watched this movie some time ago, and since Radio Caroline was one of the pirate radio stations loosely depicted in the movie, I've had the following book on my reading list for awhile:

Shiprocked: [life on the waves with Radio Caroline] by Steve Conway — The story of Steve Conway's time with Radio Caroline doesn't include a lot of information about the context of pirate radio, but does include many entertaining anecdotes of his experiences on and off the Ross Revenge.

Screenplay Writers Workshop

Join award-winning screenplay writer Brian Webster as he helps you develop your clever ideas into actual screenplays. Learn about important contacts, the legal matters and so much more. Adults and teens are welcome on August 8 at 7:00 PM for this unique, fun opportunity.

Baseball! Monday Movie Madness

Join us on Monday, July 16, for an all day, baseball family movie extravaganza starting at 10:00 AM with a film for our youngest patrons and gradually getting more sophisticated, until the 6:30 PM showing of Moneyball.