Programs

 

Did you miss our Robot Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a storytime you can do at home.

 

From Storytime

And the robot went ... by Michelle Robinson

In this cumulative and noisy tale, a group of animals assembles a robot.

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

American Girl Club

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Join us as we learn about a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting through crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, July 18 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room American Girl Mystery Party Registration required.
Wednesday, August 15 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Historic Games

Most of the critical naval fighting during the War of 1812 took place, not on the high seas, but on the inland lakes of North America: the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Carrying between 12 and 22 cannon, the British and American sloops-of-war were ship-rigged, brig-rigged or schooner-rigged vessels with their guns on a single deck. Actions often involved two ships facing each other broadside to broadside, the best example of which was the battle of Lake Erie in 1813 where HMS Detroit led a Royal Navy squadron against the USS Lawrence-led US Navy.

 

Did you miss our Home Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a storytime you can do at home.

 

From Storytime

In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all, but there's still reason to celebrate.

 

Did you miss our Garden Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a can't-wait-for-spring storytime you can do at home.

 

From Storytime

Plants can't sit still by Rebecca E Hirsch

Nonfiction Book Group March 2018

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group to discuss:

Also available in: e-book

May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Lunch and a Book March 2018

Please join Lunch and a Book to discuss the 2017-18 Great Michigan Read. 

X : a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
Also available in: e-book

 No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. Losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Computer Skills Help for Beginners

Are you looking to build a foundation of strong computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account? Every public computer in the library now has self-guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more, with trusted experts on hand every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning to answer any questions you may have or connect you to additional resources. Computer Skills Help for Beginners provides a safe space to build confidence and learn the things you need to feel “computer savvy” in the Digital Age.

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM - Web Express computers
  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, June 23 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, June 27 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, June 30 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, July 4 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, July 7 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, July 11 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, July 14 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, July 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, July 21 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, July 25 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, July 28 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, August 1 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, August 4 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, August 8 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, August 11 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing

 

Did you miss our Construction Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a mighty storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

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