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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
04

Tabletop Adventurers

Time: Saturday, April 4 @ 12:00 pm
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Meets the 1st Saturday of every month 12:00-4:30 in Study Room #4-- Drop in anytime!

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!

Apr
06

Fancy Nancy Storytime (Age 4-Grade 5)

Time: Monday, April 6 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fancy Nancy at our very own fancy storytime! Come dressed in your fancy clothes and we will be making a fabulous craft and enjoying a spectacular snack while we read some of your favorite Fancy Nancy stories!

Apr
09

DIY Ladies' Night: Rock Your Kasbah (Grade 4-Adult)

Time: Thursday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Looking to lively up your fortress?  Want to bring some (pretty) light to your life?  Join us for a night of crafts and make your own Moroccan-inspired lanterns!  You will create fabulous lanterns out of glass jars, gold paint, food coloring and school glue.  We’ll bring the supplies - you bring your mad skills.

Apr
11

Black Out Poetry (Grades 3-5)

Time: Saturday, April 11 @ 1:00 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

April is Poetry Month, celebrate by creating some poetry of your very own! Join us to make black out poetry: the poetry that is created when you strategically choose words from an existing piece of writing to create a poem.

Apr
11

Black Out Poetry (Grades 6-12)

Time: Saturday, April 11 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

April is Poetry Month, celebrate by creating some poetry of your very own! Join us to make black out poetry: the poetry that is created when you strategically choose words from an existing piece of writing to create a poem.

Apr
16

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, April 16 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
16

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, April 16 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
16

Author Event: From Flames to Freedom: A Refugee Girl's WWII Odyssey

Time: Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

The World War II memoir, based on a Latvian girl’s diaries, recounts experiences from her sunny childhood on the Baltic Sea to being catapulted into the turmoil of the Soviet and Nazi occupations. She is an eyewitness as people are deported in cattle cars to Siberia and Jewish children are marched to their graves by Hitler’s SS men. Her childhood is engulfed in flames when her home and dreams turn to ashes and she becomes a refugee riding freight trains to Displaced Persons’ camps in Austria. Disguised as gypsies, the family flees to the British Zone to escape deportation to Siberia. The unbiased account from a child’s perspective relates how her family’s faith, courage, love, and resiliency allows them to rise above despair, hunger, hard labor, and invading armies to start over again. With God as a traveling companion, their wanderings lead to a new homeland where new trials await. Join author Rita Sparks as she discusses her memoir From Flames to Freedom. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at this event for $20.

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!

Apr
17

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, April 17 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Apr
17

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

Time: Friday, April 17 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes.

Apr
21

Family Movie Night-- Disneynature: Bears

Time: Tuesday, April 21 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Celebrate Earth Day! Grab your comfy clothes, blankets, and pillows to watch Disneynature:  Bears rated G, in HD on our big screen complete with surround sound. Popcorn and juice provided.  A “Tall Person” must attend with children.

Apr
23

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, April 23 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
23

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, April 23 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
23

Page Turners' Book Club: Crossing to Safety

Time: Thursday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

This month we will be discussing Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

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.

Apr
24

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, April 24 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Apr
24

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

Time: Friday, April 24 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes.

Apr
25

Michigan in the Civil War (all ages)

Time: Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Did you know that nearly 89,000 Michigan troops served in the Union Army during the Civil War? Join historians and documentary filmmakers, Al and Dave Eicher, as they take you on a visual exploration of Michigan’s role in the Civil War. Their presentation includes visits to the many historic sites relating to Civil War events in Michigan and places where the recruits joined the Union cause. The will also discuss the many locations where Michigan troops were stationed and fought including, Harper’s Ferry Arsenal, Gettysburg battlefields, the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, the crossing of the Rappahannock River, Petersburg, Bull Run and Fredericksburg. Come learn the history and true stories of the brave Michigan men and women who supported the Union cause.

Apr
30

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, April 30 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
30

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 Independently)

Time: Thursday, April 30 @ 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   

April 16 - April 30

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.

Apr
30

Coffee Hour with Representative Kathy Crawford

Time: Thursday, April 30 @ 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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 on legislation at the state level.

Kathy Crawford is a State Representative in the 38th District House of Representatives. District 38 covers South Lyon, Lyon Township, Novi, part of Northville, and Walled Lake.

May
01

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, May 1 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

May
01

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

Time: Friday, May 1 @ 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   

April 17 - May 1

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes.

May
28

Page Turners' Book Club: The Orphan Train

Time: Thursday, May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

This month we will be discussing The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

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.

Jun
25

Page Turners' Book Club: The Paris Architect

Time: Thursday, June 25 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

This month we will be discussing The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure.

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.