Connect Your Summer

Muggle Quidditch

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Muggle Quidditch

Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting).  Participants should bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 9-17) for each session.  No registration needed for spectators.  Registration for the June 22 session begins May 24.  Registration for the August 9 session begins July 26.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on game days.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

Upcoming sessions

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Book Cover Make-Overs

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Imagine modern looks for classic book covers.  We'll be learning the basics of Microsoft Publisher to make-over book covers with more contemporary appearances.  This program is for ages 9-12 and registration is required, beginning June 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club: CYS Edition

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Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Come to the June or July session to earn your Game On: On the Scene badge for Connect Your Summer!  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo 3/52 - Dice Tower by Scott Akerman (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

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Nature Discovery Live Animal Exhibit

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Enjoy a zoo-like experience when you stroll past aquarium tanks for close-ups looks at Michigan reptiles and amphibians!  Nature Discovery will bring over a dozen tanks (filled with a variety of local species of frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles) for your viewing pleasure, plus they will answer questions and provide opportunities for feeding turtles and handling snakes.  Drop in any time during the exhibit hours.  All ages welcome!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Explore Travel Apps with CPL

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Are you planning a vacation this summer? Whether by land, air, or sea we have some suggestions of tested applications for your smart devices that can help to minimize stress, prepare you, and help you spend more time enjoying your vacation. 

Upcoming sessions

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Checkmate Chess

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Strengthen your strategy skills with a couple of classic tabletop games: chess and checkers.  We'll have how-to instruction followed by open play.  No registration required!  For ages 7 and up.

9/365 Surrounded by Nathan D (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

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Sleuth It: Murder Mystery Night at CPL

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Come test your sleuthing skills and solve a library mystery. Interact with characters and search the stacks for clues. Ages 12 & Up.  Registration is required.  Join us July 12 at 7:00 PM

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Mythology Mania

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Can't get enough of Zeus, Thor, and Osiris? Take a journey through the ancient world with games, activities, and crafts inspired by Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythology. You'll even have a chance to write your own myth!

Registration begins on July 22. For ages 7-12. 

Athena & Pegasus by Séb is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

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Baby Drive-In

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Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for a special drive in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kiddie friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!

Registration begins on May 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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