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Apr
22

Earth Day Event: Community Document Shredding

Time: Tuesday, April 22 @ 9:00 am
Duration: 3 hours
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Protect your identity and the environment! Join us this Earth Day for our community shredding event. We have partnered with Michigan Paper Shredding to provide secure, environmentally-friendly disposal of your private documents. Do you have other, non-sensitive papers you need to get rid of? Drop them in the green and yellow bins in the corner of the library’s parking lot.

Apr
22

Earth Day Celebration Craft (3rd Grade & up)

Time: Tuesday, April 22 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Join us for an Earth Day Celebration! We will recycle glass bottles and use tissue paper to make a beautiful vase.  Everyone will be given a carnation to put in their vase.

Apr
23

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

Apr
24

Page Turners' Book Club: The Aviator's Wife

Time: Thursday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Page Turners Book Club Discussion

Thursday, April 24, 7:00-8:30 PM

Please RSVP!

Join us for our April book discussion! We will be talking about The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

New members are always welcome to join us for refreshments and a lively discussion! Books are available at least one month prior to the discussion for those who register

May
06

Local Author Meet & Greet: Jane Ellen Harris

Time: Tuesday, May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Come meet Jane Ellen Harris, a local author who just released a youth chapter book titled, The Spirit Within. She will be signing and selling her books at the Library. The book profiles the 13 year old son of a prairie farmer in 1960 Midwest, as he leaves on a long awaited journey into the mountains with his father. Along the way, his father reveals a long kept secret about the reason for the annual journey, leaving Ben feeling angry and betrayed. When things go horribly wrong, Ben finds himself alone in unfamiliar surroundings, facing life and death situations a young boy should never have to face alone.

May
06

Tuesday Night Needlecrafts

Time: Tuesday, May 6 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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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!

May
07

Container Gardening

Time: Wednesday, May 7 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Nick Zimmer, owner of Willow Greenhouse in Salem Township and MSU Graduate in Horticultural will be showing us how to create stunning container gardens just in time for Mother's Day.

He will answer questions, help you with your annual, perennial or vegetable garden and tell us what is new for 2014.

Refreshments and plant samples will be provided.

Sponsored by Sharing Salem: www.sharingsalem.com 

May
07

CANCELLED: Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Cancelled

Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

May
08

DIY Ladies' Night: Book It!

Time: Thursday, May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Grab your girlfriends and get crafty! This month we will be making upcycled eReader/tablet/iPad cases from vintage books. Don’t have a tablet/eReader? No problem! You can make a handy carrying case to keep your papers, pens, notebooks, etc. We will provide the supplies - you bring the imagination.  **Please be sure to bring your tablet or eReader to this class so you have the proper measurements.
 

May
12

Library eBooks for your Apple or Android Device

Time: Monday, May 12 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Did you know you can download ebooks to your tablet or ereader for FREE through your library? If plan to take your tablet or ereader on vacation with you this summer and you want learn how to access thousands of library ebooks, this is the class for you. Our librarians will explain how to use the Overdrive downloadable book system and demonstrate, step by step, how to download books to your device. Basic computer skills required. Please bring your tablet or ereader and valid SSLDL card to the class. You will also need to know your library card PIN number.
 

May
12

Flower Felt Fairy (3rd Grade & Up)

Time: Monday, May 12 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join us each month in 2014 to make a felt fairy appropriate to the month!  If you attend each month, you’ll have 12 fairies for your collection and in January 2015, we’ll make a Birthday fairy to wrap up the series.  This month we will make Flower Fairy for your collection.
 

May
14

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, May 14 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

May
15

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds-independently) (Thurs. April 24 - May 15: NO ST 5/1)

Time: Thursday, May 15 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
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Thursdays: April 24 - May 15:  NO STORYTIME MAY 1.

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

3 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.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!!  Children are easily distracted.  Late arrivals quickly become the focus of their attention.  Storytimes start PROMPTLY at the assigned times.  Arrive early to visit the bathroom, chat, and choose a seat!

May
15

4 & 5 Year Old Storytime Class (Independently) (Thurs. APRIL 24 - MAY 15: NO ST 5/1)

Time: Thursday, May 15 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
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Thursdays:  APRIL 24 - MAY 15:  NO STORYTIME 5/13

4 & 5 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.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!!  Children are easily distracted.  Late arrivals quickly become the focus of their attention.  Storytimes start PROMPTLY at the assigned times.  Arrive early to visit the bathroom, chat, and choose a seat!

May
16

Two-rrific Storytime Class (2 year olds with caregiver) (Fridays: April 25-May 16 NO ST ON MAY 2)

Time: Friday, May 16 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
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Fridays:  April 25 - May 16 (NO STORYTIME ON MAY 2)

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

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!! Children are easily distracted.  Late arrivals quickly become the focus of their attention.  Storytimes start PROMPTLY at the assigned times.  Arrive early to visit the bathroom, chat, and chose a seat!

May
16

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver) (Fridays: April 25 - May 16 NO ST ON MAY 2)

Time: Friday, May 16 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
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Fridays:  April 25 - May 16 (NO STORYTIME ON MAY 2)

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

 Drop in for fingerplays, stories and songs

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!!  Children are easily distracted.  Late arrivals quickly become the focus of their attention.  Storytimes start PROMPTLY at the assigned times.  Arrive early to visit the bathroom, chat, and choose a seat!

May
19

2nd Grade Chapter Book Club

Time: Monday, May 19 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
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This month, we will continue reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. Books and a snack will be provided.
 

May
22

Page Turners' Book Club: Gone Girl

Time: Thursday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Page Turners Book Club Discussion

Thursday, May 22, 7:00-8:30 PM

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Join us for our May book discussion! We will be talking about Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

New members are always welcome to join us for refreshments and a lively discussion! Books are available at least one month prior to the discussion for those who register.

May
27

Long-Term Care Options

Time: Tuesday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Join the Area Agency on Aging  1-B (a non-profit organization) for a presentation on the limited long-term benefits through Medicare. Their knowledgeable presenters will discuss long-term care financing options, as well as long-term care insurance and VA benefits.

May
28

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

Jun
02

Protect Yourself from Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Time: Monday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Did you know the Medicare program and beneficiaries lose an estimated $60-$80 billion each year to health care fraud as older adults are increasingly targeted by scam artists? The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will provide you with the information you need to  protect yourself from Medicare errors, fraud and abuse. They will teach you how to detect  and report potential errors and fraud.
 

Jun
03

Tuesday Night Needlecrafts

Time: Tuesday, June 3 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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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!

Jun
03

Ladybug Felt Fairy (3rd Grade & Up)

Time: Tuesday, June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Login to RSVP (4 seats left)

Join us each month in 2014 to make a felt fairy appropriate to the month!  If you attend each month, you’ll have 12 fairies for your collection and in January 2015, we’ll make a Birthday fairy to wrap up the series.  This month we will make Ladybug Fairy for your collection.

Jun
07

Furry Friends Pet Adoption

Time: Saturday, June 7 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 2 hours
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The Furry Friends animal rescue will be at the library with lots of animals available for adoption. Stop by the library’s meeting room to meet and adopt your new best friend. Furry Friends will also be accepting pet food donations at this event.

Jun
10

Make Your Own Stepping Stone with Marie King

Time: Tuesday, June 10 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Get crafty with Marie King!  Back by popular demand, everyone will have the opportunity to make their own concrete garden stepping stone.

Jun
12

Author Event: Farm Girl in a Feed Sack Dress

Time: Thursday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Join local author Dorothy Kapp Shear as she discusses her book, Farm Girl in a Feed Sack Dress, a delightfully detailed recollection of growing up on a southeastern Michigan farm, just outside Ann Arbor, in the 1940’s and 1950’s. She will share her 20-plus years of memories and provide an intimate look at farm life. The one-room schoolhouse, childhood games, farm chores, church and a rich community of friends and family are all vividly described in this charming memoir. Signed copies of her memoir will be available for purchase at this event for $12.00.

Jun
23

Make Your Own Stepping Stone with Marie King

Time: Monday, June 23 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Get crafty with Marie King!  Back by popular demand, everyone will have the opportunity to make their own concrete garden stepping stone.

Jun
26

Page Turners' Book Club: The Chaperone

Time: Thursday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Page Turners Book Club Discussion

Thursday, June 24, 7:00-8:30 PM

Please RSVP!

Join us for our June book discussion! We will be talking about The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.

New members are always welcome to join us for refreshments and a lively discussion! Books are available at least one month prior to the discussion for those who register