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Sep
19

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, September 19 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Sep
19

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

Time: Friday, September 19 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Sep
20

CANCELLED: Community Reads Event: Exotic Animal Education with The Detroit Zoo

Time: Saturday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Cancelled

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, September 25 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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.

Sep
25

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

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

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.

Sep
25

Page Turners' Book Club: Me Before You

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

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
26

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, September 26 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Sep
26

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

Time: Friday, September 26 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.


 

Sep
29

Lord of the Gourd (all ages)

Time: Monday, September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
29

Candidate Meet & Greet Forum

Time: Monday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

There are six people seeking positions on our library board for the November 4th election. As an aid to voters, we are holding a "Meet the Candidates" forum on Monday, September 29th at 7:00 PM. We will be video recording the event so anyone unable to attend can view it online.

Sep
30

Cultured Food for Beginners

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

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
02

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, October 2 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
02

Preschool Storytime Class (Ages 4-5 independently)

Time: Thursday, October 2 @ 1:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
02

DIY Ladies Night: Creeptastically Creative

Time: Thursday, October 2 @ 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Something wicked this way comes… and JUST in time for Halloween!  Join us and make an adorable crystal ball* candlestick that will be sure to add a hint of spooky sophistication to your normal Halloween decor.

*Disclaimer: These crystal balls cannot predict the future.

Oct
03

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

Time: Friday, October 3 @ 10:30 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  10:30 - 10:50 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.

Oct
03

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

Time: Friday, October 3 @ 11:00 am
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

Oct
04

Tabletop Adventurers

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

DROP-IN anytime between Noon and 4:30 PM.

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.  (We will be taking the month of December off for the holidays.)  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!


 

Oct
07

It's a Sign! (Grades 6-12)

Time: Tuesday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Get into the Halloween spirit by customizing your own spooky décor. Paint and paste your way to the perfect Halloween sign.

Oct
07

Story Dice Workshop (2nd grade and up)

Time: Tuesday, October 7 @ 6:30 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Throw the dice and tell a story! Join us as we decorate wooden dice that can be used to create your own stories. All you need to bring is your imagination! We will provide the materials.

Oct
09

Three Year Old Storytime Class (3 year olds independently)

Time: Thursday, October 9 @ 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
09

History of the Detroit's Woodmere Cemetery

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

Join author Gail Hershenzon as she discusses Woodmere Cemetery, one of Detroit’s oldest and most historic cemeteries. Founded in 1867, Woodmere has remained one of Detroit's most beautiful treasures, where visitors can take a historical step back into time. From the very rich to the very poor, many thousands have chosen Woodmere Cemetery to be their final resting place. Through stories and archival images, the author will take a look at the movers and shakers of Detroit found in these bucolic grounds, as well as the ordinary citizens who have lived and died through extraordinary circumstances. The author will be selling copies of her book, Detroit’s Woodmere Cemetery, at this event for $20.

Oct
10

Baby Bounce Class (Ages 0-2 with caregiver)

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

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Fridays:  11:00 - 11:20 AM  
September 19 - October 10

Drop in for fingerplays, stories, and songs.


 

Oct
11

Food Party! Deathly Decadent Desserts

Time: Saturday, October 11 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Death by chocolate?  Yes please!  Show off your culinary artistry by baking up a decadent dessert of your choice. Bring in a fully cooked, baked or frozen dessert and we’ll have a tasting right in the library. We’ll also have a vote for our favorite desserts - top three winners will receive prizes! Library will provide plates, napkins, utensils and beverages.

Email your recipe to us in advance and we will print recipe cards to share!  jhesselgrave@ssldl.info


 

Oct
14

Pumpkin Felt Fairy (Grade 3 and up)

Time: Tuesday, October 14 @ 6:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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 pumpkin fairy to add to your collection.

Oct
16

Wicked Washtenaw County: Strange Tales of the Grisly and Unexplained

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

Washtenaw County has a dark and sordid history, filled with unexplained murders and vicious crimes. Venture into the dead of night with medical students from the University of Michigan as they snatch bodies from fresh graves. Discover how Irene Walling Smith, born and raised in Ypsilanti, became known as the "Bandit Queen" of the despicable Kozak Gang. Head back to Ann Arbor in 1878, when Howard Williams was found dead in his home with an empty bottle of morphine by his side--was it murder, suicide or overdose? Revisit the puzzling details of the unsolved 1913 murder of seventy-three-year-old Elizabeth Stapish, something of an eccentric in Chelsea, who was strangled and buried under a pile of cornhusks in her barn. Join local history author and columnist James Mann as he reveals the enigmatic history of this Michigan county. Copies of his book, Wicked Washtenaw County can be purchased at this event for $20.

Oct
18

Crafternoons: Doctor Who Adipose Plushie (Grades 6-12)

Time: Saturday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

Calling all Whovians! Celebrate your Dr. Who fandom by making your own adipose plushie!


 

Oct
30

It's the Great Pumpkin Contest Charlie Brown!

Time: Thursday, October 30 @ 9:00 pm
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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
Duration: See Description
Status: Open for Registration. To register, click here.

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.