Connect Your Summer
Michigan's lumbering days & camp life [videodisc]: when the big trees fell by Program Source International
The Kellogg brothers [videodisc]: corn flake kings by A & E Television Networks
Mackinac Island [videodisc]: a 600 year history by Program Source International
Model T [videodisc] by The History Channel ; Motor Car Co. Inc
The city of Magic [videodisc] by Equity Studios
Borderline [videodisc]: the story of 8 Mile Road by an Urban Garlic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation and Oakland County Cable Communications Corporation
Tennis: steps to success by Jim Brown, Camille Soulier
Table tennis: steps to success by Richard McAfee
Field hockey: steps to success by Elizabeth Anders with Sue Myers
Softball: steps to success by Diane Potter, Lynn V. Johnson
Archery: steps to success by Kathleen M. Haywood, Catherine F. Lewis
Swimming: steps to success by David Thomas
Basketball: steps to success by Hal Wissel
Many new books have been written to help spark creativity.
Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson
365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett
The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy Peel
I'm bored!: inspiring and imaginative ideas for hours of fun by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard ; illustrated by Sam Holland
Fun on the run: 324 instant family activities by Cynthia L. Copeland ; illustrations by Sanford Hoffman
1001 more things to do with your kids by Caryl Waller Krueger
Earn your Geek Out badge with one of these books from some of the Internet's most popular bloggers:
Let's pretend this never happened: (a mostly true memoir) by Jenny Lawson
Sleep is for the weak: the best of the mommybloggers including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and more!: a blogHer book by edited by Rita Arens ; forward by Stacy Morrison
Sparkly green earrings: catching the light at every turn by Melanie Shankle
Heaven is here: an incredible story of hope, triumph, and everyday joy by Stephanie Nielson ; with Amy Ferguson Hackworth
Carry on, warrior: thoughts on life unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton
Fables. Vol. 1. Legends in exile by Bill Willingham, writer ; Lan Medina, penciler ; Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, inkers ; Sherilyn van Valkenburgh, colorist ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Fables created by Bill Willingham
Blacksad by written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Maus: a survivor's tale. Vol. 1. My father bleeds history by Art Spiegelman
Batman: the killing joke by Alan Moore, writer ; Brian Bolland, art and colors ; Richard Starkings, letterer ; introduction by Tim Sale ; afterword by Brian Bolland ; Batman created by Bob Kane
Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.
Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson — Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. An assassin known as a "Looper" must kill his future self, who has been sent back 30 years in time by mobsters.
Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!
Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson
Record collecting for girls: unleashing your inner music nerd, one album at a time by Courtney E. Smith
Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins
American nerd: the story of my people by Benjamin Nugent
The elfish gene: dungeons, dragons and growing up strange by Mark Barrowcliffe
Take part in a truly unique experience by joining the International Bridge Walk in Sault Ste. Marie on June 29. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, walkers from both the Michigan and Ontario side will get a fantastic view of the Soo Locks along the way. Earn your My Mitten badge and see some beautiful scenery at the same time.
The border at Sault Ste. Marie by Graeme S. Mount, John Abbott, Michael J. Mulloy
Do you love word searches? Do you find yourself looking for more mystery authors to read? Earn your Sleuth It badge by completing either our adult or children's mystery author word search! Pick up your copy at either Help Desk. No need to turn it back in. Save it so you'll have a list of authors that you may have never read before. Once you finish it, make sure you visit our website and claim your badge!
War under heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd
The French and Indian War: deciding the fate of North America by Walter R. Borneman
Empires at war: the French & Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763 by William M. Fowler, Jr
Crucible of war: the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
The fall and recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: in defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik
The African-American century: how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Find out what life was like growing up in bygone days:
Big Russ and me: father and son: lessons of life by Tim Russert — South Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1950s
Defending Baltimore against enemy attack: a boyhood year during World War II by Charles Osgood — Baltimore in the 1940s
A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel — Mooreland, Indiana in the 1960s
Hotel kid: a Times Square childhood by Stephen Lewis — New York City in the 1930s
The life and times of the last kid picked by David Benjamin — Small-town Wisconsin in the 1950s
Watch history as it really happened:
America over there [videodisc]: the United States in World War I, 1917-18 by United States of America War Office, United States of America Navy Department
The lost JFK tapes [videodisc]: the assassination by National Geographic ; produced by Tom Jennings Productions for National Geographic Channel
The 1964 World's Fair [videodisc]: relive the wonder by Connecticut Public Television, Janson Video, Inc