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Mar
04

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Group

Time: Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30pm in Study Room #4

If you want to learn to knit or crochet, or if you're an experienced knitter/crocheter who would like to have company while you craft, this is the group for you! All skill levels are welcome. In fact, we have advanced knitters and crocheters who are more than delighted to help out those getting started. Join us for a fun evening of needlecrafts!

Mar
05

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, March 5 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  10:00 - 10:30 AM  

March 5 - March 26

Three Year Old Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
05

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, March 5 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM  

March 5 - March 26

Preschool Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
05

DIY Ladies' Night: Tick Tock Book Clock

Time: Thursday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

4th grade and up

Spring forward into Daylight Savings Time in style with a charming book clock! Join us for a night of fun and crafts. This month we will be turning old books into dapper timepieces by slapping clock kits into them.  We’ll bring the supplies, you simply bring yourself.  And maybe a friend.  Seriously, these clocks are so cute that you won’t even mind losing an hour of sleep.

Mar
06

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 6 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM   

March 6 - March 27

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Mar
06

Two-rrific Storytime Class (2 year olds with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 6 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  

March 6 - March 27

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Mar
07

Inside the World of Publishing

Time: Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Hosted by: The South Lyon Writers' Group!

Join Jennifer Baum, publisher and editorial director of Scribe (Royal Oak), as she discusses how and why she started Scribe Publishing Company, what she's learned about marketing books and growing an author platform, and what publishers expect from an author and why they expect it. Scribe publishes select fiction and nonfiction from fresh new authors, and its books have been featured in the San Francisco Book Review, the Midwest Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The Detroit News and more. For those interested in joining the writer's group at the SSLDL or finding out more about the local writing scene, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with other local writers. You do not have to be a member of the Writers' Group to attend this program.

Mar
07

Tabletop Adventurers

Time: Saturday, March 7 @ 12:00 pm
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Meets the 1st Saturday of every month 12:00-4:00 in Study Room #4

Have you been playing Dungeons and Dragons for years or are you new to role playing games and want to learn? SSLDL will be hosting an RPG club called Tabletop Adventurers on the first Saturday of every month. Teens and Adults are welcome to join us for an afternoon of D&D, among other RPG systems. Feel free to bring a snack and the library will provide the rest!

Mar
07

Sweeten Up Your Spring: Maple Sugaring

Time: Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

From tapping to tools to tasting, discover one of Michigan’s sweetest treasures! Educators from the MSU Tollgate Center will be visiting the library to teach you all about Maple Sugaring. They will be bringing some of the tools of the trade with them and maple syrup samples for you to try. Join us for a fun afternoon of learning how syrup gets from the tree to your pancakes!

Mar
09

Moving Ahead with S.T.E.A.M (K-Grade 2)

Time: Monday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

The Flying Toasters, South Lyon's FIRST Robotics Team 3641, is hosting an evening of fun with activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Participants will rotate through interactive stations lead by South Lyon Robotics mentor and high school FRC team members.

Mar
09

Moving Ahead with S.T.E.A.M (Grades 3-5)

Time: Monday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

The Flying Toasters, South Lyon's FIRST Robotics Team 3641, is hosting an evening of fun with activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Participants will rotate through interactive stations lead by South Lyon Robotics mentor and high school FRC team members.

Mar
12

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, March 12 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  10:00 - 10:30 AM  

March 5 - March 26

Three Year Old Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
12

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, March 12 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM  

March 5 - March 26

Preschool Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
12

Michigan Mysteries & Oddities

Time: Thursday, March 12 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Join author Ron Rademacher for an entertaining and educational presentation about unique finds from the back roads of Michigan. He will discuss rare and unexplained artifacts from small towns across Michigan including, an unexplained artifact from the old Superior mine in Rockland, the Phoenician artifact in Nahma, the Tomb of the Cow and more. This presentation will also include details about side trips, history and just plain fun stuff. Ron Rademacher is the author of four books about road trips to out of the way places and small towns in Michigan. Signed copies of the author’s books will be available for purchase at this event for $10.

Mar
13

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 13 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM   

March 6 - March 27

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Mar
13

Two-rrific Storytime Class (2 year olds with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 13 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  

March 6 - March 27

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Mar
14

U of M Museum of Natural History Presents: Mixed Signals

Time: Saturday, March 14 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History 2015 Family Reading & Science Workshops:  The Brain

Ages 6 - 11:  The child’s “Tall” person must also attend!

The workshops are presented by University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.  Please register for each individual workshop.

Workshop 3: Mixed Signals
We will explore ways to trick the brain and how to keep our mind sharp. Even though the brain works harder than any computer, it can still be fooled by bad inputs or even damaged.  Families will have fun tricking their brains and learn more about keeping it healthy and safe.

Mar
17

St. Patrick's Day Story & Craft

Time: Tuesday, March 17 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

I hope you’re wearing your green today, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Join us while we ready a story, make a craft and enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day snack!

Mar
19

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, March 19 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  10:00 - 10:30 AM  

March 5 - March 26

Three Year Old Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
19

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, March 19 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM  

March 5 - March 26

Preschool Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
19

Parent Workshop: Build Your Child's Reading Skills with Simple Techniques

Time: Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

(This program is intended for Parents of students in Grades K-4)

Join us for a one hour session where you will learn simple and easy ideas to help improve your child's current reading abilities. You will be provided with research based strategies that are known to help all learners. Celebrate March is Reading Month by learning simple methods that will benefit your child.  Program is presented by Lisa Rotenheber with Exceptional Teacher, LLC.


 

Mar
19

Novels at Night Book Club: Before I Fall

Time: Thursday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:00 PM at Java House Cafe.

Is YA fiction your guilty pleasure? It’s okay! You have our permission. The books we read are from the teen section but you can read them, even if you are not, by any stretch of the imagination, a teen. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Java House from 7:00-8:00pm for a group discussion. We will have books available one month ahead of time at the ‘Ask Us’ desk.

Thursday, March 19: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Java House Cafe is located at 11 mile and pontiac trail. The address is: 25840 West Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178



 

Mar
20

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 20 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM   

March 6 - March 27

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Mar
20

Two-rrific Storytime Class (2 year olds with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 20 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  

March 6 - March 27

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Mar
21

Author Event: Built in Detroit : A Story of the UAW, a Company and a Gangster

Time: Saturday, March 21 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Join author Bob Morris, son of UAW leader Ken Morris, as he discusses his book Built in Detroit. He will share his father’s story and that of the UAW's  - the battles with companies, the struggles within the union, the vicious attacks on Detroit labor leaders in the late 1940s and the assassination of UAW president Walter Reuther. Rich with personal and historical details, Built in Detroit narrates a story unique to Detroit. It tells of a thriving city, the factories that gave the city life, early auto industrialists, their companies, their henchmen and the gangsters they hired to destroy the labor movement. Signed copies of the author’s books will be available for purchase at this event for $25 (hardcover) and $20 (softcover).
 

Mar
23

Hop Into Spring! (Grades 3-12)

Time: Monday, March 23 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Make a felt bunny to keep or to give to one of your “Peeps”!

Mar
24

Bob the Gecko's 18th Birthday Party

Time: Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Bob is turning 18 today! We’ll make a special Gecko craft that you’ll take home, sing Happy Birthday and eat cupcakes to celebrate his big day.

Mar
26

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, March 26 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  10:00 - 10:30 AM  

March 5 - March 26

Three Year Old Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
26

Preschool Storytime Class (4-5 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, March 26 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM  

March 5 - March 26

Preschool Storytime Class is designed for independent listening. Caregivers are encouraged to join the children for a craft project at the end of each storytime.

Mar
26

Page Turners' Book Club: The Auschwtiz Escape

Time: Thursday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

This month we will be discussing The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenberg.

New members are always welcome to join us for a lively discussion!

Stop by the Adult Services Desk to pick up the book. Books are available at least one month prior to the discussion.

Mar
27

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 27 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM   

March 6 - March 27

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Mar
27

Two-rrific Storytime Class (2 year olds with caregiver)

Time: Friday, March 27 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Our Storytime Classes teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of early literacy.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  

March 6 - March 27

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Mar
28

Reading is Magic

Time: Saturday, March 28 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 45 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Reading is an essential part of life, but did you know reading is also FUN?

With comedy, magic, and audience participation, Dynamic West will demonstrate that reading is fun and interesting!  Everyone is invited to this family event!

Mar
28

Move Over Betty Crocker!: A Cooking Challenge

Time: Saturday, March 28 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Join us for our “Move Over Betty Crocker” event!

Choosing a Recipe: You pick a recipe that piques your interest (or taste buds). There’s a twist, of course - your recipe must also include one of the following ingredients in your dish: bacon, pineapple, or chocolate (but only one!)  Email a copy of the recipe to us* or bring it in on the day of the event so we can all take home a copy of the recipes that we enjoy. Prepare your recipe, then bring it to the tasting event on 3/28 to share with other participants. It's that simple!

How it works: The tasting portion of the event will take place on Saturday, March 28th at 1:30 PM here at the library.  Everyone will get to sample the recipes and vote for their favorite dish in each ingredient category. Awards will be given to the first place for the bacon, pineapple, and chocolate categories.You don't have to be a gourmet chef to participate -  this is the perfect opportunity for novices to challenge themselves and for experienced cooks to share their amazing skills.

Please Note: You should make and bring one regular-size recipe - enough that everyone gets a taste. There is no need to double or triple recipes. Recipes should be prepared at home prior to the event. The library has a microwave that can be used for re-heating if necessary.

*Email your recipes to Jess at jhesselgrave@ssldl.info

Apr
17

Coffee Hour with Senator Kowall

Time: Friday, April 17 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Everyone is welcome to come and ask questions and address any concerns, as well as hear an
update from Senator Kowall.

Mike Kowall is a State Senator in the 15th State Senate District. District 15 covers Lyon Township, Northville City, Novi, South Lyon City and more!