Thursday, May 13 (All day)

May is Mental Health Awareness month and to celebrate we have assembled a Self Care Grab and Go Kit. Each kit will contain specially selected items to help you find calm and take care of YOU. Kits are for patrons 18 and older and will be available while supplies last. Registration to receive a kit begins on April 22 and ends May 6. Kits will be available for pick up starting May 13. Registered recipients will be notified by email with pick up instructions. 

Thursday, May 13 - 10:00 AM — cancelled
Monarch Butterfly

**Due to the increase of COVID cases in the area we've decided to close the library to in person programming for the time being. As a result, we cannot hold the spring sessions of the Wings of Wonder Storytime in the butterfly garden. We will, however, broadcast the storytimes via Facebook live on a week by week basis at the scheduled time. We will see you online beginning April 15, 10:00AM!** (edited 4/14)

Families with young children ages 0-5 looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for outdoor Wings of Wonder Storytime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories and connection. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the back of the library so bring a blanket for the dewy morning grass and bring some bug spray if you desire to keep the mosquitos at bay. In case of inclement weather, storytime will be cancelled. Please note that the storytime will be between 20-30 minutes and WILL NOT be followed by an open play time.

Due to an abundance of caution and continued physical distancing, this program REQUIRES REGISTRATION and space is limited. Registering one person from your family secures a "family circle" for up to 4 people - please register using the card of your child aged 0-5. Due to MDHHS guidelines updated since our last storytime session, masks WILL be required for all attendees over 5 years of age in the family circles. Registration for all sessions begins two weeks in advance. Registration dates for all sessions are listed below. If you are unable to attend or secure a spot, we will be live streaming this event on our Facebook page.

In addition to physical distancing measures during the program, we are asking that families remain at least 6 feet apart when walking to the programming space.

Together we can follow these guidelines and have a wonderful storytime experience.

 

Thursday, May 13 - 12:00 PM

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom video conference as Lunch and a Book discusses:

Also available in: e-book

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction-a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted-no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape-she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance. "What the peacock can do," she tells us, "is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life." The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world's gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.

These books are immediately available on Hoopla in e-books format. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available. 

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to the discussion. To help make the most of your virtual program experience, we have compiled some tips and resources.

Registration Required

Friday, May 14 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, May 14 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. We discuss single titles every other week over the course of multiple meetings. The weeks between book discussions, we have a general conversation group. It generally takes us three to five book discussion meetings to finish a title, but new members are welcome at all times. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, May 14 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Saturday, May 15 - 10:00 AM
Hat shadow and underwear shadow with blue to red background.

**Registration is now closed. Participants have been emailed instructions on how to pick up their kits. See you virtually on May 15th!**

Who will win? Hats vs. Underwear in this Virtual Storytime Battle! Come join us for a special edition of family storytime and cheer for your favorite! Participants ages 0-5 will; listen to stories, sing songs, and dance to music. Registrants will also receive a kit with activities to complete and share during the Zoom event. 

 

Note: please schedule your curbside appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

Saturday, May 15 - 10:00 AM

Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable-making us predictably irrational.

This book is immediately available on Hoopla in e-book format. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email two days before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Monday, May 17 - 7:00 PM
Young Jane Young : a novel by Gabrielle Zevin
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her (married) boss. When the affair comes to light, the popular congressman doesn't take the fall. But Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins: slut-shamed, she becomes a late-night talk show punch line, anathema to politics. She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, Aviva decides to run for public office, that long-ago mistake trails her via the Internet and catches up--an inescapable scarlet A. In the digital age, the past is never, ever, truly past. And it's only a matter of time until Ruby finds out who her mother was and is forced to reconcile that person with the one she knows. Young Jane Young is a smart, funny, serious, and moving novel about the myriad ways in which roles are still circumscribed for women, whether they are young and ambitious interns; mothers attempting to steer their daughters through a male-dominated world; political wives facing an age-old knowledge that fidelity isn't always honored; or young girls feeling bold about their many choices before they realize the gender restrictions all around them. Gabrielle Zevin captures not only the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women but also the mood of our recent highly charged political season.

Monday, May 17 - 7:30 PM

Join Sam Breitmeyer from Reset Brain & Body as she explores The Cycle of Stress. In this series of workshops, Sam will help you identify and explore individual tendencies and unconscious responses to stress. You will learn and practice mindful interventions to break the ongoing cycle. This program will take place via Zoom and will include meditation and visualization as well as a bit of self observation and reflection. 

This workshop series includes two sessions and individual registration is required for each session. Registration will begin April 22.

Thursday, May 20 - 10:00 AM

Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 10:00 AM as Michigan genealogist Kris Rzepczynski presents "Stuck? Research Strategies for Those Brick Wall Ancestors".  This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required and will begin April 22, 2021. 

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience.  

Thursday, May 20 - 7:30 PM

CPL is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees of community members elected quadrennially on a nonpartisan ballot. The Board meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. You are invited to attend.

See the Board blog for the latest agendas, minutes, and other news. The Board Archive lists all records available online. Minutes for previous years are available in hard copy format on request.

 

Friday, May 21 - 10:00 AM

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers online. Currently, we're meeting every Friday at 10am on Zoom, and breaking out to smaller Zoom tables. Please see the English Language Learner Program FAQ for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, May 21 - 1:00 PM

Beginning or Intermediate English Language Learners are invited to read together and discuss short articles, etc., in English with a tutor.  Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

Friday, May 21 - 1:00 PM

Advanced English Language Learners read and discuss books in English virtually. We discuss single titles every other week over the course of multiple meetings. The weeks between book discussions, we have a general conversation group. It generally takes us three to five book discussion meetings to finish a title, but new members are welcome at all times. Currently, we're meeting at 1pm on Fridays.  Please see the English Language Learner Program page for more information, and sign up to get the Zoom link here.

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