Programs

Lunch and a Book meets the second Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00 PM.  No registration required, participation encouraged.

January 11

Persuasion by Jane Austen
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family is on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart.

Genealogy @ Your Library: FamilySearch.org

FamilySearch.org is a free searchable genealogical resource sponsored by the Church of Latter Day Saints. In addition to having billions of searchable records, it also has a vast amount of educational information regarding genealogy.  Join us as we explore this free family history treasure trove.

No registration is necessary.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

 

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

Monday, April 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 17 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

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

Saturday, March 17 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Thursday, March 8 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Community Room

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

Wednesday, February 21 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, February 24 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, February 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, March 3 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, March 7 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, March 10 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, March 14 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, March 17 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, March 21 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, March 24 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, March 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, March 31 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, April 4 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk
Saturday, April 7 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Wednesday, April 11 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Information Desk

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