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Jan
31

CANCELLED: Author Event: Images of America - Lyon Township

Time: Saturday, January 31 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Cancelled

Lyon Township and the unincorporated hamlet of New Hudson are nestled in the southwest corner of Oakland County. They have a rich history of agricultural production. Early 20th-century records show that farmers and families socialized closely with their neighbors in the nearby village of South Lyon when the hard work of the day was done. New Hudson supported two general stores, a tavern, a post office, schools, and churches. However, the start of the I-96 expressway in the 1950s took commuters off the streets and away from local businesses, causing some to close. By the 21st century, the tides turned again, when the proximity to the expressway brought attention to the community and heralded in a new construction boom, earning Lyon Township the distinction in 2012 as one of Michigan’s fastest-growing communities. Join local authors John Bell and Diane Andreassi as they discuss their new book, Lyon Township, part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Signed copies of their book can be purchased at this event for $20.

Feb
02

Groundhog Day the Movie, Groundhog Day the Movie, Groundhog Day the Movie...

Time: Monday, February 2 @ 9:00 am
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

We will have the movie on repeat all day in the meeting room, so stop in at any time!

Phil? Phil Connors?!
Okay, campers, rise and shine, and come on down to the library to watch Groundhog Day (rated PG)!   The film stars the cutest ‘rat’ you’ll ever see (Punxsutawny Phil, groundhog extraordinaire), and Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors, who is stuck living the same day over and over again.  We will have the movie on repeat in the meeting room, so stop in at any time!

Feb
03

Get Crafty with Marie King: Valentine's Day Tree (Grades 2-5)

Time: Tuesday, February 3 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Join Marie King to make a Valentine’s Day Tree!  You can decorate it with pictures, hearts, etc. It will make a great decoration or a wonderful gift.

(“Tall” person must attend with children to assist. Please wear old clothes. Paint and hot glue guns will be used.)
 

Feb
04

Drop-in Knitting & Crochet Group

Time: Wednesday, February 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

Upcoming dates: Feb. 4, March 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!

Feb
05

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

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

Thursdays:  10:00 -10:30 AM

January 15 - February 12

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.

Feb
05

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

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

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM

January 15 - February 12

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.

Feb
05

DIY Ladies' Night: Throwin' Down the Gauntlet

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

4th grade and up!

Don’t worry - we’re not going to duel, we’re making gloves!  Fingerless gloves, that is (I know… fancy!) Join us for another fabulous night of crafting and make your very own pair of fingerless gloves out of old sweaters and socks!  We’ll cover the supplies, you just bring some creative ideas, and a friend.  If you have a particular sweater or long pair of sock you would like to bring you can - just know that we will be cutting them up.

Feb
06

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

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

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM

January 16 - February 13
(NO CLASS ON JANUARY 23)

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Feb
06

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

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

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM

January 16 - February 13
(NO CLASS ON JANUARY 23)

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Feb
07

Tabletop Adventurers

Time: Saturday, February 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

Upcoming dates: Feb. 7, Mar. 7

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!

Feb
07

Author Event: Growing Up in the D

Time: Saturday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

In her personal memoir, Growing Up in the D: My Grandfather, My Mother and Me, Cynthia Williams vividly describes how she faced the immense challenges of her youth, including a parent with mental illness, grief, loss and an ill-fated marriage at a young age. Her memoir also describes the joys of childhood, particularly her memories of growing up in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s, its wonder and excitement, as seen through the eyes of an awestruck child. This is her true story about courage, devotion and love. Join local author Cynthia Williams as she shares stories and pictures of growing up in Detroit. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at this event for $16.

Feb
09

Introduction to Essential Oils

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

Learn about the power of plants in this fun class all about essential oils.You will learn what essential oils are, what they can do for you and 3 different methods to utilize them. Specific oils and their uses will be shared.


 

Feb
12

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

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

Thursdays:  10:00 -10:30 AM

January 15 - February 12

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.

Feb
12

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

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

Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:00 PM

January 15 - February 12

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.

Feb
13

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

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

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM

January 16 - February 13
(NO CLASS ON JANUARY 23)

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Feb
13

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

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

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM

January 16 - February 13
(NO CLASS ON JANUARY 23)

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Feb
14

U of M Museum of Natural History Presents: Mind Over Matter

Time: Saturday, February 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 2: Mind Over Matter
We will explore how our brain helps us interpret the world.  Participants will explore the senses and how they help the brain make sense of the world.

Feb
16

Fairypalooza!! (3rd grade & up)

Time: Monday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Make your own unique felt fairy with the leftover supplies from our previous fairy programs!
 

Feb
17

Family Movie Night: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Time: Tuesday, February 17 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Grab your comfy clothes, blankets, and pillows to watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, rated PG, in HD on our big screen complete with surround sound. Popcorn and juice provided.  A “Tall Person” must attend with children.

Feb
19

Block Party: Legos in the Library (Grades K-5)

Time: Thursday, February 19 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Block Party! We’ll provide the Legos, you bring your imagination. Creations will be photographed for the Lego photo album and then dismantled for our next Block Party.

Feb
19

Novels at Night Book Club: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Time: Thursday, February 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 7:00-8:00 PM for a group discussion. We will have books available one month ahead of time at the ‘Ask Us’ desk.

Thursday, February 19: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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

Feb
21

DIA Presentation: Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit

Time: Saturday, February 21 @ 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Explore the tumultuous and highly productive year that renowned Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit, a pivotal turning point in each artist’s career. Between April 1932 and March 1933, Rivera created one of his most accomplished mural cycles - Detroit Industry - on the four walls of the DIA courtyard. At the same time, largely unnoticed, Kahlo developed her now celebrated artistic identity. From March 15 - July12, 2015 the DIA will be showcasing a special exhibition of the works Rivera and Kahlo created before, during and after this time. Join us for preview of this new exhibit and the evolution of each artist’s career. Presented by the Detroit Institute of Art.
 

Feb
26

Page Turners' Book Club: Shadow of the Wind

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

This month we will be discussing Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron.

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.

Feb
28

Teen Winter Photography Contest (Grades 6 & Up)

Time: Saturday, February 28 @ 9:00 pm
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Friday, January 2 - Saturday, February 28

Take a winter photo and submit it to the Library by Saturday, February 28.  The photos can be dropped off at the Library to the attention of Caryn Bartone or emailed to cbartone@ssldl.info.  Along with the photo, please provide your name, grade, and telephone number or email address.  We will post the photos in the Library and on FaceBook from Monday, March 2 - Saturday, March 7 and have the community vote for their favorite.  We will announce the winner on Monday, March 9.  A prize will be awarded to the first place winner.  (Adult entries will not be accepted in the contest.)

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
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
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
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
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.