March 23, 2019 at CPL

The State of Michigan MI-1040 tax forms/instructions booklet and MI-1040CR-7 Home Heating Credit booklet are now available in the lobby of the library. Click here for more information on Michigan taxes. (updated 2/8/19)

The Federal 1040 tax forms booklet and instruction booklet are now available in the lobby of the library. New this year, the 1040 tax form booklet includes Schedules 1-6 and the instruction booklet applies to all these forms. For additional tax materials, speak with one of our librarians or click here for the IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications.

 

 

The challenge for the builders this month was to create the ultimate superhero or super villain hideout!

  • Genghis Khan was made by two young ladies that wanted to make a villain hideout.
  • I'm Watching You was made by Alexandria. This villain hideout captures people and has a siren alarm for anyone who tries to escape or come in.
  • Sharigan was made by Saif and Ali. This villain hideout has cars, a flag, and guards.
  • Superhero Base was made by Fatima. This hero hideout included instruments, four people, and a flag.
  • Villain Base was made by Khalid. This hideout had several moving traps, an airplane, and car.
  • Dragonfly was also made by Fatima. This hideout had a roof, flags, and a guard.
  • The Breeeze was made by Courtney. This villain hideout had an elephant trunk, a watering can for the villains plants, a satellite dish for an umbrella, and a pet spider.
  • Villain Boat was created by Khole. This villain hideout had a portal and an event-able excite-a-boat. 
  • Something was created by Teja. It is so secret, that we only know it does.....something!
  • Hero Base was created by David. This hideout includes an archer, a launcher, guards with swords, gold, and a boss.
  • DC Villain Hideout was created by Kavin. This hideout has a flag, an eye that scans everyone who enters, a lava pool that you have to wear a red mask so you can swim in, a secret watch parrot, and an octopus for a pet. 

Every year on March 21 since 2012, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's a global call to action to help raise awareness for those with Down Syndrome. For special needs parents, it becomes a life-long quest to advocate for acceptance and to make world a more inclusive and accessible place. To learn more, this article by a mom whose son has Down Syndrome is very illuminating. Here's some resources to peruse from our collection.

Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems 'abnormal': a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime.

As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with Ds with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood. Each page teaches you ways to support your child through major milestones; nurture their development; and ensure that they succeed behaviorally, socially, and cognitively. You'll also find valuable information on:

  • Sharing the news with loved ones
  • Transitioning into primary school
  • Developing your child's social skills
  • Discussing future opportunities, including employment and housing options

With The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome, you will have the tools you need to raise a happy, healthy, and thriving child.

We currently have a job opening for the Building Monitor (a.k.a Hospitality Monitor) position. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

Count Me In! Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons of all ages with special needs and their families and/or caregivers. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literary Foundation

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, March 23 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 20 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 18 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, June 22 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 21 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 14 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room

Lit Lab Productions

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Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.

For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, March 26 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room If You Give a Moose a Muffin Register
Monday, April 29 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Children's Book Week Register