Iron Man

Iron Man is an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. When Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a diabolical weapon, he instead uses his intelligence and ingenuity to construct an indestructible suit of armor and escape his captors. Once free, Stark discovers a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize the entire globe, and dons his powerful new suit on a mission to stop the villains and save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow co-stars as his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts, while Terrence Howard fills the role of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, one of Stark's colleagues, whose military background leads him to help in the formation of the suit. Click on the link to watch the Iron Man Trailer and reserve your copy through our catalog.

3rd Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

If you are going into 3rd or 4th grade you may like to try:
Mystery Of The Missing Marquess sleuthed by Enola Holmes, 14 year old sister of Sherlock Holmes.
Little Klein and his brothers are adopted by a stray dog one summer.
A Crooked Kind Of Perfect results when Zoe's "perfect" plans go wrong.
If historical facts are fun try Artistry In Stone: Great Structures Of Ancient Egypt.
with new archeological conclusions of how pyramids were built.

2nd Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Summer Reading is under way.
All ages can sign-up and get a card.
If you were in 2nd or 3rd grade this year you might enjoy trying the following series.
For "silly" try Mercy Watson; or Geronimo Stilton.
For "everyday kids" try Hey Li'l D; or Clementine.
For "sports" try Winning Season; or Baseball Card Adventure.
Or ... ask a Librarian for suggestions.

Babysitting UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hey Kids! Need a Job?
TightenUp your babysitting skills with these NEW books.
Babysitting Safety;
Babysitting Activities; and
Babysitting Basics.
What's Next?
Prepare for your shift and bring 5 books to read with the kids.
Ask a Librarian for suggestions!

We are the Ship (the story of Negro League Baseball) by Kadir Nelson

"We are the Ship all else the sea", are the words of Andrew "Rube" Forster founder of the Negro Baseball League. He wanted Negroes to play in the professional leagues, and in order to do so, his teams would have to be faster, stronger and better. Kadir Nelson brings the reader into the story of the Negro Leagues from beginning to end using a personal narrative voice. His oil paintings illuminate the trials and triumphs of those brave men who played baseball simply for the love of the game.

For the Birds

As I drove home from work one day I saw a starling get struck by a vehicle. When I noticed that the bird was still alive and struggling to get out of the road...I had to help. After catching the bird I contemplated what to do next while I comforted the bird and marveled at her beautiful iridescent feathers. I remembered once hearing of a place in Washtenaw County to go for help with injured birds, so I drove back to the library to get more information. After some excellent work on behalf of the information desk I had the number for the Bird Center of Washtenaw County. What a relief when the bird center staff answered my call and quickly directed me to their location near central campus. They met me at the door and took the bird into care. There is no fee for the service but donations are welcome. We left our number with the center and asked them to keep us updated. Although the starling didn't make it, I was glad that her last hours were in a warm comfortable place with good care and no pain. What a good thing the bird center is! Although some folks might be happy about one less starling.

1st Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Summer Reading Is UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
All ages can join and get a game card.
If you were in 1st or 2nd grade,
you may enjoy these true stories of people in history.
Rough Tough Charlie; Women Dardeviles: Thrills, Chills, and Frills; Haym Salomon: American Patriot; or The Story of Charles Atlas, Strong Man.

Horse Bits - 2nd to 4th grades

Where are the Horse Stories?
A classic author is Marguerite Henry who wrote Justin Morgan Had A Horse and Misty Of Chincoteague, and more based on true stories.
For easier reading levels, try books on ponies in the
Animal Ark series like Pony At The Point; and the
The Pony Pals series with A Pony For Keeps.

For more difficult reading, try the
Lucky Foot Stable series including Lady's Big Surprise, or the
Heartland series with After The Storm and many more.

Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo & Diane Dillon

Step out for a toe tapping, hand clapping night with John Coltrane, Theonious Monk, Miles Davis and other jazz greats in Jazz on a Saturday Night. Complete with a short biography of seven of the world's greatest Jazz musicians and a CD that includes information about jazz and jazz instruments, children are sure to learn and groove with this book.

It's Summer Reading Time

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Are you ready for summer reading? We are! Register online or in person at any of our locations beginning Friday, June 13.

This year's theme is "Under Construction" and we have fun planned for all ages. Everyone is invited to come hear the exciting West African Sounds of Like Water Drum and Dance at the new Traverwood Branch, July 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adults who really want to stick to the theme can learn about Creating A Green Home in a presentation; by Michael Klement of Architectural Resource, LLC; on green building strategies, July 30, 7:00-8:30 at the Malletts Creek Branch. Children are invited on July 19, 2:00-3:00, to the Pittsfield Branch, to make their own monster trucks by re-using common household items. Or participate in our summer contests! Teens, come get your game on high tech and no tech throughout the summer.

Whether you want to learn; play; hang out; or find new books, magazines, movies and music; you can do it at AADL this summer.

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