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Geek Out With eBooks

Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge.  With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device.  Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!

Older Adults July 2012

Looking for activities to do with your grandchildren? You could…
  1. Sign up for Canton Public Library's Connect Your Summer reading program
  2. Bring your grandchildren to one of the many activities Canton Public Library offers for children
  3. Start a book club for grandparents and grandkids
There are probably other grandparents taking care of their grandchildren this summer in your neighborhood who would be interested. Canton Public Library offers CTT Book Discussion Kits for children, tweens, and teens.

Get inspired, Go Wild

Have you earned your Go Wild badge yet? If not, summer isn't over yet--so you still have time. Now that the weather has gotten better, be sure to get out and Go Wild by taking a walk in the woods or at a park, enjoying Art in the Park this weekend, July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 in Downtown Plymouth, or run through the sprinkler to cool off. No matter what you choose to do, Go Wild and have fun!

Challenge Yourself to Hula Hoop!

Stop by the library and challenge yourself with a hula hoop! Besides conquering your coordination, hula hooping is great physical activity, too.

Bubble gum and hula hoops: the origins of objects in our everyday lives by Harry Oliver

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids,
I hope you are having as much fun earning badges for Connect Your Summer as I am. I've earned some by reading really good books, a couple more for doing some fun things here at the library, and few by coming up with some creative ideas all by myself. I'm sharing my badges so you can see all the things I've done. I love reading all the things that you have done to earn badges too. Keep up the great work!
I'm trying to decide what badge I should earn next, and I need your help. Find the poll and vote for what badge I should earn. If you do, you can claim Geek Out Badge. Thanks for your help. Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

Teens- Get A Free Book And Earn Your Love It Badge

Teens, we have copies of unpublished books by some of the top authors that you can preview.  All you have to do is stop by the east reference desk and pick-up a book.  Then you need to read it and post a review of the book as a comment to this blog letting us know if you LOVE IT or not.  The book is yours to keep so pass it on to a friend or read it over and over.  Don’t forget to claim your LOVE IT badge once you have completed the review.  Books are first come first served.

Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day

Celebrate the mid-season classic, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, by wearing your favorite jersey or team shirt to the library on July 10. You can claim your Game On badge, plus enter your name for a prize drawing. Look for the entry box at the Reception Desk.

The 83rd All Star game and surrounding festivities will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Representing the Detroit Tigers will be the American League starting pitcher Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera. For more information on the All-Star Game, check out this book:

The midsummer classic: the complete history of baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent, Lyle Spatz, and David W. Smith

Wild Wear Wednesdays

three pigsAre you looking for a super fun way to earn your Go Wild Badge? Every Wednesday until the end of CYS on August 11, 2012, wear your favorite wild animal clothes! They can have animal prints, animal pictures, or animal sounds. It'll be a jungle in here!

Movie Challenge 4: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 4: watch two (or more) movies / tv shows either directed by or starring Ron Howard to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

A beautiful mind [videodisc] by Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Imagine Entertainment present a Brian Grazer production, a Ron Howard film

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 14th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon for a half hour walk around the lake, more that a mile! Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, friends, family, sunscreen, etc. Additional Saturday walk dates, weather-permitting, include July 21st and July 28th.

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 3 Question

What was the profession of John Haggerty, builder of the Haggerty Estate, located on the west side of Canton Center Road, just south of Palmer Road?

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Medical Word Search #1 Heart Health

Do you like word searches? For the Be Well badge, the challenge is to successfully complete all 5 Medical Word Searches to be in the prize drawing. The Medical Word Searches are available at the Help Desk. Take one, have fun, return when done! It's that easy!

Chalk CPL

Great art can happen in any medium and to prove that, artists from D&M Art Studio will be here on July 9 at 6:00 PM to create chalk art versions of our Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out masterpieces. See what they create, and then cover the CPL sidewalks with your own chalk work of art in this all-ages activity. Artists will also be at Cherry Hill Village so be sure to stop out there and see the Inside|Out art and chalk recreations.

Movie Challenge 3: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 3: watch two (or more) James Bond movies to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Die another day [videodisc] by [presented by] Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions Limited


Casino Royale [videodisc] by Famous Artist Productions

Medical Mystery #2

Clues

  1. A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin
  2. Its cause is unknown but it may result from either a viral infection or autoimmune reaction
  3. Occurs in all ages but most common among middle-age adults and school-age children
  4. Women are most frequently affected
  5. Actor Laurence Olivier suffered from this disease in 1974 and nearly died
Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #2". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Time Travel to Historic Canton Quiz

Take the Time Travel To Historic Canton Quiz! A new question will be posted every week, so check back often.

Week 2 Question:

What company is located at the Penney House (built 1856) at this time? Hint: It is located on Joy Road.

Rules

  • A new question will be posted every week
  • Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
  • Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
  • Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!

Saturday Walking Club

Join us on Saturday, July 7 for a power walk around the lake adjacent to the library in Heritage Park from Noon-12:30 PM. Meet at the "clock" and kick your summer off on the right foot. Bring your walking buddy, whether it's a 2-legged or 4-legged friend. We'll also have walks on these Saturdays, weather-permitting: July 14, July 21 and July 28.

Restaurant Review


Have you been out to a great dinner lately? Did you experience excelent service? Maybe you tried a new restaurant? We want to know. 

Grab a bite at a local Canton restaurant, share your experiences with us and earn your Chow Down badge. Post a restaurant review with the name of the restaurant, when you visited and a breif description of your experience. Include comments about the food, service and ambiance. 

Happy Chowing!

New Meeting day for Canton Seniors Book Discussion

New Day. Year round. The Canton Seniors Book Discussion will now meet every month on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning on Thursday, July 26. We will continue to meet at Canton Public Library in Group Study Room A from 2:00-3:00 PM. Every month copies of the upcoming selection will be distributed following the book discussion. If you can't attend the discussion, ask an Adult Reference Librarian at the Help Desk for a copy. Learn more about the upcoming selections at the Book Clubs page for this group and other Canton Public Library book discussion groups.

Movie Challenge 2: Earn a Secret Badge

Movie Challenge 2: watch two (or more) animated movies by Dreamworks to earn your Curtains Up Badge. To earn a super secret badge too, make a comment to this very post here ranking what you watched.

Shrek [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures presents a PDI/ DreamWorks production


Spirit [videodisc]: stallion of the Cimarron by [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures