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Sep
03

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Group

Time: Wednesday, September 3 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30pm in Study Room #4

Fall dates: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5

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!

Sep
03

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, September 3 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Meets Wednesdays 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Meeting Room

Fall dates: September 3, 10, 24

Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.


 

Sep
06

Community Document Shredding Event

Time: Saturday, September 6 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 3 hours
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Protect your identity and the environment! Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting a community shredding event. We have partnered with Michigan Paper Shredding to provide secure, environmentally-friendly disposal of your private documents. This event is intended for residential customers only (please no non-profits or businesses). Limit of 4 boxes per vehicle.

Sep
06

Tabletop Adventurers (teens & Adults welcome)

Time: Saturday, September 6 @ 12:00 pm
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NO TICKET REQUIRED!

Drop in anytime between noon and 4:30 PM or stay the whole time!

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!

Sep
06

Author Meet & Greet: Beverly Jenkins

Time: Saturday, September 6 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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NO TICKET REQUIRED!

Beverly Jenkins is a prolific Michigan writer and inspirational speaker who has been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People, the Dallas Morning News and Vibe.

Ms. Jenkins grew up in Detroit and majored in journalism and English literature at Michigan State University. With 30 published novels to date, she is widely recognized as the nation's premier writer of African American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th-century African American life.

Please join us to hear more about Beverly Jenkins' work, her fascinating journey, and don't miss the chance to mingle with other local writers. Light refreshments will be served.

Sep
10

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, September 10 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Meets Wednesdays 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Meeting Room

Fall dates: September 3, 10, 24

Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

Sep
11

DIY Ladies' Night: Frame it!

Time: Thursday, September 11 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Get framed at the library! Join us and decorate your own wooden picture frame with paint, wooden cutouts and new Mod Podge Melts.  The only thing you’ll be guilty of in this class is having a good time. 

Sep
13

Crafternoons: Rock Your Locker

Time: Saturday, September 13 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
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Start off a new school year with the most creative locker in the hall. Join us to create your own personalized decorations for inside your locker, including marble image magnets and colorful picture holders.

Sep
17

Animal Communication with the Pet Psychic

Time: Wednesday, September 17 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Want to find out what your pet is thinking and feeling? Want to receive a message from your furry friend on the other side? Join Rev. Kathleena for an intriguing evening of animal communication. Participants are asked to bring a picture of their pet, living or deceased, to help facilitate communication. Everyone will have a chance to ask Rev. Kathleena one question about their pet. Entrance into this event closes promptly at 6:30 PM.

Sep
18

Teen Movie Night: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Time: Thursday, September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Head over to the library for an evening at the movies! Captain America: The Winter Soldier, rated PG-13, will be playing in HD on our big screen complete with surround sound. We will be serving popcorn!

Sep
20

Community Reads Event: Exotic Animal Education with The Detroit Zoo

Time: Saturday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Domestic animals – such as dogs and cats – are the best pets.  Unfortunately, millions of exotic animals become victims of the pet trade each year.  Well-meaning individuals often purchase exotic animals with good intentions.  Tragically, they do not understand the specialized physical and psychological needs of these creatures.  Animals suffer and many stories are reported about the dangerous and frequently deadly outcomes when people keep exotic animals as pets.

Sep
22

Blossom Baby Felt Fairy (grades 3 and up)

Time: Monday, September 22 @ 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 a blossom baby to add to your collection.

Sep
23

4th & 5th Grade Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

Time: Tuesday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
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The Battle of the Books is designed to encourage reading and to recognize young people who like to read.  We are looking for 4th and 5th grade teams of five or less students. We will announce the five books for each grade level and explain the rules. The Battle of the Books will take place on Saturday, December 6. The 4th Grade Battle will be from 10:30-11:30 AM and the 5th Grade Battle will be from 12:30-1:30 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the first place team in each grade.  At least one member of each team and an Adult Coach must be present at the Informational Meeting.  The coaches keep their teams motivated and make sure members are reading their books.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, but are interested in participating, please see the youth librarians for more information.

Sep
24

Tai Chi

Time: Wednesday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Meets Wednesdays 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Meeting Room

Fall dates: September 3, 10, 24

Everyone is invited to take part in this gentle exercise.

Sep
25

Page Turners' Book Club: Me Before You

Time: Thursday, September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join us for our September book discussion! We will be talking about Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

New members are always welcome to join us for refreshments and 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.

Sep
29

Lord of the Gourd (all ages)

Time: Monday, September 29 @ 4:00 pm
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Drop in and watch the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison, do a pumpkin carving demonstration. There will be a Pumpkin bounce house outside for the kids! Lord of the Gourd has done 26 TV appearances, a recent episode of 'Destination Michigan' on WCMU, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Check out his carvings on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/lordofthegourd/boards/ or on YouTube by searching "Lord of the Gourd Pat Harrison".

Sep
30

Cultured Food for Beginners

Time: Tuesday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Learn the history and health benefits of fermented vegetables and nutrient-rich kefir, and learn how you can make your own cultured foods at home.  This class will be taught by Cheryl Geraty, owner of Cultured Life.  Cheryl teaches one-on-one Cultured Foods classes and will be passing out recipes and information.

Oct
01

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Group

Time: Wednesday, October 1 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30pm in Study Room #4

Fall dates: Oct. 1, Nov. 5

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!

Oct
09

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, October 9 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
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Thursdays:  10:00 -10:30 AM 
September 18 - October 9

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.

Oct
09

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, October 9 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
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Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM
September 18 - October 9

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.


 

Oct
10

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, October 10 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
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Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.


 

Oct
10

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

Time: Friday, October 10 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
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Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.


 

Oct
30

It's the Great Pumpkin Contest Charlie Brown!

Time: Thursday, October 30 @ 9:00 pm
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It’s the Great Pumpkin Contest Charlie Brown!

All ages, Cast your ballot 10/20-10/30, Winner will be announced on Halloween!

The staff at the Salem-South Lyon District Library is having a no-holds-barred pumpkin decorating contest!  How can you help?  Take a peek at our entries and cast your vote for your favorite pumpkin! Each library department will submit their best, scariest, craziest, funniest, wackiest pumpkin and you will decide the winner. Visit the fireplace area from 10/20 through 10/30 to cast your ballot. We will announce the winner on Halloween day.

Nov
05

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Group

Time: Wednesday, November 5 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Reminder: To receive a reminder, login to your events web account.

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

Fall dates:  Nov. 5

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!

Dec
01

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Time: Monday, December 1 @ 9:00 pm
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All Ages, Ends 12/1/14

Share the joy of the season by sending holiday greetings to military service members around the globe. SSLDL is once again helping the community to participate in the Red Cross’s “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Once a year, the Red Cross delivers holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. The cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans, provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season. Stop by the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” card station and write a message or sign a card. SSLDL will be mailing them to the Red Cross by 12/1/2014 so they can be delivered by the December holidays.