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Fun with Michigan Birds

Are you interested in learning more about the birds in our very own backyard?
 Join us formichigan birds a fun Michigan Bird Program on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM. We will learn about what birds live here in the Mitten state, make a Peanut Butter bird feeder, and have a wonderful snack. Registrations is required and begins April 27, 2015.  This program is open to children ages five years to twelve years old with a caregiver.

Spring Garden Party

Spring is in the air and with Spring comes flowers, birds, and warmer weather!
Come springcelebrate Spring at our Garden Party on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The party is from 2:00PM-3:00PM and is open to kids ages 4-8 years old and a Caregiver. Registration begins March 26, 2015. 

Target Family Fun Night--Dino-mite!

Grrrr! Do you love Dinosaurs? I know you do! Come to our Target Family Fun
Night Dino-mite Program on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  We will have a stomping good time learning about Dinosaurs. There will be fun activities, a story and snack. This program is open to kids ages four to eight years old with their caregiver. Registration required and begins on February 26, 2015. See you there!

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Good Morning! In the world of Children's Books, today is awesome! Among the many winners and honorees announced early this morning, we had the winners and honorees named for the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award. Be sure to check out these really well done non-fiction titles!

2015 Winner:

The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator




2015 Honorees:

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming


Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by words by Patricia Hruby Powell ; pictures by Christian Robinson


Neighborhood sharks: hunting with great whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Pinterest Live--Valentine's Card Party

Join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.

December Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Please Be Prompt!

Masterful Mysteries

Kindergarten

Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem by Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee


The case of the baffled bear by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas


Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut [kit] by Den[y]s Cazet


Who ate all the cookie dough? by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Eugene Yelchin


What really happened to Humpty?: (from the files of a hard-boiled detective) by Joe Humpty as told to Jeanie Franz Ransom ; illustrated by Stephen Axelsen




Need more suggestions?

Great Graphic Novels

Kindergarten

A day in the life of Doctor Bugspit by Elise Gravel


Mr. Ball makes a to-do list by Michael Townsend


Mr. Pants: it's go time! by words by Scott McCormick ; pictures by R.H. Lazzell


Mr. Men, Little Miss: Little Miss Daredevil: the Incredible Race! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Bryan Beach]


The Glorkian warrior delivers a pizza by James Kochalka






Need more suggestions?


First Grade

Chi's sweet home. Vol. 4 by Konami Kanata ; [translation, Ed Chavez]

Research Rocks!

Not sure how to begin that Science Fair Project Report? What is the Scientific Method anyway? Fear not! Come to our Research Rocks program on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the iLab. We will look at what makes good research and how to write up a basic report. This class is open to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. Registration begins October 27th.

November Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00- 3:00 PM.  Please Be Prompt!

Star Wars Reads Day Program

May the Force Be With You! Saturday, October 11, 2014 is Star Wars Reads Day
and my yoda2young Jedi, I hope to see you at our program from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on October 11th. We will read an intergalactic story, have a spacey snack, and enjoy a surprise from dear Master Yoda. Registration begins September 25, 2014 and is open to children ages 5 years to 9 years old with a caregiver.

October 2014 Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Please be Prompt!

Pinecone Birdfeeder Craft and Storytime Program

Fall is just around the corner, but our fine feathered friends are still around
and hoping forbirds a delicious snack! Join us for our Pinecone Birdfeeder Craft and Story program on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2:00-2:45 PM. We will read some delightful bird stories and have fun making pinecone birdfeeders using peanut butter and birdseed.  The program is open to children ages 4 to 8 years old and their caregivers. Registration starts August 25, 2014. There will be peanut butter at this program!

New Comic Book Rack

Kids, do you love reading comic books? We have an amazing
selection of comic books thatcomic book rack you can check out for 1 week.  Some of the titles we have include The Powerpuff Girls, Transformers, Star Wars, the Simpsons, Godzilla, and Archie. Be sure to check out our new rack and find some gems for you to read this summer! Enjoy!

eBooks for travelling Around the World

Are you looking for a way to earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge and your Around the World eLectrified badge? Check out this list for some great suggestions we have in our ebook collection on Overdrive. Enjoy!

Starcross, or The coming of the moobs!, or Our adventures in the fourth dimension! [electronic resource]: a stirring adventure of spies, time travel and curious hats by as narrated by Art Mumby, (& Miss Myrtle Mumby) to their amanuensis, Philip Reeve ; and illuminated throughout by David Wyatt


The freedom maze [electronic resource]: a novel by Delia Sherman


A crazy day with cobras [electronic resource] by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca


Car trouble [electronic resource]: a novel by Jeanne DuPrau


Going bovine [electronic resource] by Libba Bray