Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting Monday, January 6 through Friday, February 14. Registration is online and begins Monday, December 23. We welcome you at one of the following sessions:
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4, therefore there will be no Preschool Storytime on February 3. The Children's Library and Purple Room will be closed from Feb 3 through February 15. Remaining Preschool Storytimes are as follows:
Friday, February 7 in Community Room
Monday, February 10 in Community Room WITH Family Storytime participants
Friday, February 14 in Community Room
ABC Activity Times, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room) and 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no ABC Activity Time on these days. ABC Activity Time will resume on February 5.
The Children's Library and Purple Room will be closed from February 3 through February 15. All ABC Activity Times will be held in the Community Room during this time.
Session begins Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM.
Due to renovations the library will be closed on Tuesday, February 4. Therefore there will be no Baby Storytime on that day. Baby storytime will resume on February 11 in the Community Room.
Family Storytimes begin the week of January 6. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Weekday sessions are held in the Community Room. Saturday sessions are in the Purple Room.
Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no storytime on these days. Storytimes will resume on February 5. Saturday Family Storytimes will be held in the Community Room.
Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a Canine Good Citizen. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM at the Children's Desk and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions start at 10 minutes per sitting.
Date: January 27
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Place: Purple Room
Melissa Banks, the Blogger Bargain Shopper Mom can show you all the tricks for saving when at the grocery store and preparing your meals. Please join us on January 16 at 7:00 PM in the library Community Room for helpful hints and super savings.
Attorney Ruby Robinson and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center will provide information and access to materials to get the process started for you. Come hear how you can become a citizen of the United States of America. Join us on Wednesday, January 15 at 7 PM to get answers and help.
The storyteller: a novel by Jodi Picoult — Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined-- to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
- Saturday, January 11
- Saturday, January 25
On Thursday January 9 at noon, we will be discussing:
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. People who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's Sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM in the Purple Room to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.
December 28 — New years resolutions
January 4 — New Beginnings
January 11 — Healing through meditation
January 18 — Positive thinking
January 25 — The real you
*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing email@example.com
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.
Session: January 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
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