Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the "Oscars" of the comics world. Check below to access eBook or borrow print copies of many award nominees. Visit the San Diego Comic-Con site for the complete list of nominees.
This has definitely been an eventful year, and what a way to process everything that has happened than your own hand-made "junk journal"? Junk journals are perfect for recording memories and thoughts in a creative way. Make your own junk journal with papers and items you probably already have at home. We have invited Emily of Fineberg Art Studio to walk you through materials, simple binding techniques, and fun ideas that you can add to your pages. This is a fun and low-stress beginner bookbinding project, and once you make one, you will want to make more!
You will need:
Variety of papers and paper ephemera, old magazines, pictures, envelopes, book pages, etc.
Thin cardboard for the cover (cereal box)
Pen or pencil
Glue (glue stick recommended)
Needle and thread (embroidery floss or thin yarn)
Awl or push pin
Any other art making supplies like paint, markers, washi tape, stickers, etc.
Stretchy cord or elastic
A few clothespins or binder clips
Old hardcover book
X-Acto knife or box cutter
Once the video is released, no registration is required to complete the project; however, the first 15 people to register by 9AM on July 09 can also claim a special grab-n-go kit of recycled book pages and covers at the library through our contact-free holds pickup! Kit Pick Up for the Journal Program will begin July 9th and end July 16th. You will receive an email with instructions once your kit is available.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out the thousands of craft videos available on Creativebug to get started today!
Thursday, July 16 (All day) —
Register for Kit —
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!
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.
The world's oldest known postcard was first sent in 1840. Since then, postcards have been flying around the world. Possessing brief messages and requiring cheaper postage than a standard letter, postcards are ideal for sharing a quick note of something funny, delightful, and heartfelt.
Creating and sending postcards can also be wonderful opportunities for creativity and expression. The links and ideas below can help you perfect your postcard message, look, and learn more about where to send it.