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 Mad Scientists

            This year our Summer Reading Program has been all about science and invention. Miss Val has been busy assisting our young patrons with their experiments. Our Facebook page is filled with photos of our clever little scientists and their scientific adventures.

            Fortunately, our real life experiments have been largely successful. But sometimes an experiment goes awry and chaos ensues. Since Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel Frankenstein, readers have been fascinated by the dark side of science. This week we invite you to explore novels featuring mad scientists and their botched inventions. Experience the horror of man-made monsters and global terror from the safety of your armchair!

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 Summer Cookbooks

Once summer is in full swing, many of us alter our meal plans. Whether it is to beat the heat, to get outside, or just for the taste, grilling becomes a top priority for nearly 80% of the American population according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. In addition to grilling, summer is a time to explore new sides and salads, and perhaps something for the trails and canoe routes as well. Canton Free Library has you covered on all fronts, with plenty of new recipes in print format and online. Don’t let past BBQ disasters deter you! We have cookbooks and magazines for all skill levels, from novice cooks to grill masters.

            Experiment with new flavors with the latest issue of Cuisine at Home. This month’s issue features Brazilian Backyard BBQ, grilled flatbread, and summer salad recipes.  Coriander Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Achiote Shrimp and Zucchini Slaw are just a few of the mouthwatering recipes included.

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             School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean education has to come to a halt. Unfortunately, many children experience learning loss during their summer break. According to Julie L. Wood, Ed.D., “the few months of loss in reading skills compounds over the years; by the time children reach middle school, those who haven't read during the summers may have lost as much as two years’ worth of achievement.”

You can help your children and visiting grandchildren avoid summer setback by picking up some beach reads at the Canton Free Library! The best part is that extra reading time doesn’t mean children have to sacrifice their time outdoors. We encourage children and adults to bring your books outdoors during our gorgeous North Country summer.

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