The summer months are usually the time we can go see all of  those blockbuster movies we look forward to all year. Think Jaws. The Dark Knight. E.T. Jurassic Park. And although our summer movie experience is different this year, there are still many ways to watch and appreciate our favorite films. Changes are coming to this year's film festivals as well. YouTube announced that they would feature a free online global film festival called We Are One which began May 29 and ran through June 7. Twenty of the world's most famous film festivals presented including the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. A full schedule of future events will be posted on the festival's YouTube page. Even the Oscars are in for some big changes this year. Although only a temporary change, streaming-only movies will be eligible for awards at the 2021 Academy Awards presentation for the first time. Theater closures have pushed many studios to either release movies online or delay them for months. But in the meantime there are lots of ways to enjoy the movies this summer! And don't forget the popcorn!

Emedia

  • Hoopla  Thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios are available for streaming, from anime to westerns - and everything in between! CPL Library card required.
  • Kanopy  Stream movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, including the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. CPL Library card required.
  • Kanopy Kids Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. CPL Library card required.
  • Crackle. An ad-supported streaming service that offers both movies and TV shows.  No account required.
  • IMDbTV. Ad-supported streaming movies and TV shows. Must create a free account.
  • Popcornflix Kids.  Ad-supported streaming service for family-friendly movies & TV shows.
  • Tubi TV. Access to thousands of free movies for all ages - not commercial free, however. No account required.​

Books About the Movies

Books For Kids

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Canton is home to a wide variety of dining choices. Whether your craving is for fast food or fine dining, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, or any of a vast number of delicious ethnic cuisines, you're bound to find it in Canton. And although our dining experience has been altered for the time being, you can still satisfy your hunger pangs by patronizing the many restaurants in Canton that are offering delivery and pick-up during this stressful time. But since, we're all spending a lot more time at home these days, its also a good time to learn some new recipes and practice some of our cooking skills. So whether you're choice is to "eat out" or stay in, we've got you covered.

Barbecuing is a great way to "eat out" and stay at home!

Or try some of these recipes especially compiled for "eating in."

For a variety of dining experiences, try some of of these resources:

Emedia 

  • cloudlibrary  Listen to this great selection of cook books for adults and kids.
  • Hoopla​  Streaming books, audio and video on all kinds of cooking, including cooking for kids
  • Overdrive  ebooks and audiobooks for all ages.

The Library's collection is full of great cookbooks. Here are a few to get you started:

Cookbooks for All Ages

Websites

  • AllRecipes  Thousands of recipes searchable by style, ingredients, and world cuisine.
  • Simply Recipes  Recipes with seasonal ingredients.  Includes an archives of over 30 years’ worth of old family recipes.
  • Yummly  Easy to follow recipes from breakfast to dinner.

Websites (Kids & Teens)

Podcasts

  • Burnt Toast  Host Michael Harlan Turkell explores a different aspect of food culture and community.
  • The Menu  Discusses everything from restaurants and chef culture to home cooking and more.
  • Radio Cherry Bombe  Host Kerry Diamond features interviews with the most creative women in the world of food.
  • The Splendid Table  Award-winning food writer Francis Lam hosts conversations about food culture, eating and cooking.
  • A Taste of the Past  A weekly journey through the history of food with culinary historian Linda Pelaccio.

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

“It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Robert H. Jackson  (U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1941-1954)

"The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1949

Fascism : a warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright
Also available in: e-book

June 4, 1989. In Beijing's Tiananmen Square, unarmed protestors are fired upon by soldiers on order from the Chinese government.

June 5, 1968. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in a  Los Angeles hotel shortly after winning California's Democratic presidential primary.

June 6, 1872.  Susan B. Anthony was fined for voting in a presidential election in Rochester, New York.

May 1, 1960.  An American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Central Russia. Powers was tried, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released in exchange for an imprisoned Soviet spy.

May 2, 2011.  Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces during a raid on his secret compound in Pakistan.

May 4, 1886.  The Haymarket Square Riot occurred in Chicago after 180 police officers advanced on 1,300 persons gathered in the square listening to speeches of labor activists and anarchists. An incendiary device  thrown by an unknown person caused police to open fire and led to the death of several people, including eight policemen.

If you're filing for unemployment for the first time, it can be stressful and confusing. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has received an unprecedented amount of filers in the last several weeks do to the Covid-19 crisis, but offers some helpful information to help you get started. To learn who is eligible to file, check here.

How do I File a Claim?

You have two options to file a claim - by phone or online. To file by phone call 1-866-500-0017 and choose Option 1 ("to inquire about and file a claim" ). The phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The agency also has a call-back feature if you are on hold so that you don't have to remain on the line.

To file online go to www.michigan.gov/uia and use the MiWAM (Michigan Web Account Manager) portal. Filing online should result in faster service, but although the website is open 24 hours a day, it is recommended to use it during off hours (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) as the site has been operating slowly during peak hours.

What do I Need to File?

  • Social Security number
  • Your address, phone number, and date of birth
  • Employment information for the past 18 months (including your employer's name and address; your first and last day worked; and your gross earnings)
  • Driver's license or State ID 
  • If applicable, your Alien Registration Card and the expiration date of your work authorization 

How do I Get Paid?

You have two options for payment: direct deposit or debit card, but you must certify your eligibility every two weeks. To make that report you can:

  • Go online (the preferred method) to access your MiWAM account which is accessible  seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 
  • Call MARVIN (Michigan Automated Response Voice Interactive Network) at 1-866-638-3993 Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More questions?

You can find more tools and resources at www.michigan/gov/uia, including video tutorials, a fact sheet, and a MiWAM toolkit with step-by-step instructions for creating an account. Additional information can also be found in the links provided here:

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