Create Your Own Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating Native American traditions. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. Join us for a DIY event honoring this tradition. Connect with other craft enthusiasts while creating a dream catcher of your very own. All supplies will be provide. Ages 12 and up. Registration begins July 25.  

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, August 1 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

Movie Madness: Harry Potter Celebration Day!

On June 26, 1997, a little known title by an unknown author was released into the world. This book was called Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. In no time at all, J.K. Rowling's wonderful book about an orphaned wizard finding out who he truly is, changed the face of youth literature, and launched a series chock full of fascinating creatures, amazing places, beloved characters and, most importantly, tons and tons of heart. Twenty years later, the Harry Potter series has millions and millions of fans around the globe and continues to inspire the next generation of young readers. In celebration of Harry Potter join us for a screening of the film adaptation of Harry Potter the Sorcerer's Stone [rated PG] as well as the most recent film set in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [rated PG 13].

Films will start promptly at 10:00AM amd 2:00PM respectively. You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up, just don't forget to make room for your neighbor :)

 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, June 26 -
10:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Community Room Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Monday, June 26 -
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Community Room Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Are you obsessed with Sarah J. Maas and the worlds of Prythian and Erilea? Wondering what to do after you've finished reading A Court of Wings and Ruin? Don't despair, check out some of these adventure fantasy novels that contain just the right amount of romance, intrigue, action and strong female heroines.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Seventeen-year-old Ismae avoids an arranged marriage by making a place for herself at the convent of St. Martin, where she learns of her unique gifts and must determine whether she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Betrothed to the demon who rules her country, Nyx must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife. She hopes to use her skills to thwart Ingnifex's power and save her homeland from his control. Yet when the time comes, she cannot shake the desire she develops for him.

A recent PEW study indicates older Americans (65+) are embracing technology; approximately two-thirds of them go online regularly and many now own smartphones. Not surprising that usage is greater among adults with higher income ($75,000) and are college educated.  Interestingly though, is some 34% of older internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks, while 48% of seniors say that this statement describes them very well: “When I get a new electronic device, I usually need someone else to set it up or show me how to use it.” 

Flying Aces: Frisbee Masters

For 30 years the Flying Aces have been wowing audiences with their amazing frisbee feats, tricks and plain ol' good humor. Join us in welcoming the Aces as they share their active and exciting demonstrations with us. This program is fun for all ages.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 22 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room

Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of The Cambridge Spies--Maclean, Philby, Blunt--brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers.

Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip

Join us for an entertaining night out and come learn about a Detroit snack legend, the Better Maid potato chip. Local writer Karen Dybis will present highlights from her book Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip. We will cap the evening off with a tasting of some of these delicious snacks. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 29 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Summer is a time for memory making and what better place to preserve those precious memories than in scrapbook you make yourself. Join other craft enthusiasts for a fun, DIY evening where we will tackle this project and learn together. Your finished book could make a nice addition to your CYS StoryBox!

Bring your creativity and sense of adventure and we will supply everything else!

This program is for ages 12 and up. Registration is required and begins May 25.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 20 -
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

 

In case you missed our Duck storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own quacking storytime at home.

From Storytime

When Mama Duck's eggs hatch, revealing Feather, Flap, and Spike she feels like the luckiest duck in the pond.

 

IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT

          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

          If you're happy and you know it, flap your wings.

          (repeat with: quack quack, waddle waddle, and other ducky actions)

 

This is the story of the political battles that have taken place in the court of Vladimir Putin since his rise to power, and a chronicle of friendship and hatred between the Russian leader and his foreign partners and opponents.

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant work provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia.

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