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Eastern Branch

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3125 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
(517) 788-4074 http://myjdl.com/eastern/

Upcoming Events

April 2019

Thursday Movies

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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Make a Mini Bird House

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Paint a decorate a mini birdhouse to get ready for spring. Please register – 517.788.4074

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Build It Club

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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May 2019

Eastern Friends’ Spring Book Sale

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

This sale, which is a multiple date event, offers fiction and non-fiction books, juvenile and young adult books, as well as movies and magazines.

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Thursday Movies

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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Eastern Friends’ Spring Book Sale

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This sale, which is a multiple date event, offers fiction and non-fiction books, juvenile and young adult books, as well as movies and magazines.

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Eastern Friends’ Spring Book Sale

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This sale, which is a multiple date event, offers fiction and non-fiction books, juvenile and young adult books, as well as movies and magazines.

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Spring Seed Bombs

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beautify your neighborhood and get your hands dirty! Create “Seed Bombs” from seed, compost, soil, and clay.

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Build It Club

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Wine Cork Jewelry Holder

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Need somewhere to hang all of your jewelry and don’t want to buy a fancy jewelry box? Create your own with your leftover wine corks! A few simple supplies and you can create your own cool wine cork jewelry holder!

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Llama Llama Red Pajama Party

May 9 @ 10:30 am

Wear your favorite pajamas and join the Eastern Branch in having a Llama Llama Red Pajama Party! There will be stories, snacks, crafts, and more! don’t miss out!

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Thursday Movies

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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East Jackson Community Schools Art Show

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check out the budding young artists in your community! East Jackson Community Schools will display artwork in the Knibloe room from May 10 – May 31. Stop in during branch hours to put an award winning ribbon on your favorite piece of art!

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Build It Club

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Free

Mindful Yoga Storytime

May 16 @ 10:30 am

Join us this spring at our series of mindful yoga storytimes! This storytime will incorporate mindful motion, stories, and activities that gently introduce mindfulness and yoga practice. SUMMIT BRANCH Thursday, March 14th @ 10:00 am CARNEGIE LIBRARY Saturday, March 23rd @ 2:00 pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Wednesday, May 8th @ 10:30 am MEIJER BRANCH Thursday, May 9th @ 11:00 am EASTERN BRANCH Thursday, May 16th @ 10:30 am HENRIETTA BRANCH Wednesday, May 22nd @ 11:00 am Intended for preschool-aged children.…

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Thursday Movies

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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Genealogy 102: Digging Deeper into Family History

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of this incredibly popular lecture series, presented by Adult Services. This time around we will cover how to really dig into records, through online databases, many of which are available through Jackson District Library. Start to shape the narrative of your family history by using the tools available just by having a library card. Presented by Anna Clark.

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Wine Bottle Citronella Candle

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s summertime in Michigan and that means lots of…BUGS! Keep them away with this simple yet elegant wine-bottle citronella candle!

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Free

The Eastside Page Turners

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

Come on over to the Eastern Branch Every 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m. as we read and discuss a book a month! Love it, loathe it, or couldn’t care less, all opinions are welcome! Call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 if interested in joining up with the Eastside Page Turners! Intended for adults. The first meeting will involve book selections.

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Build It Club

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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New Chapters: Self Care Sessions

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For Mental Health Awareness Month, drop in at the Eastern Branch for our first self-care session. Each month we will meet on the 3rd Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. In May, we will be exploring relaxation techniques. Calming essential oils will be diffused.

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New Chapters: Self-Care Sessions

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 22, 2019

Drop in at the Eastern Branch for our self-care sessions. Each month we will meet on the 4th Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. Calming essential oils will be infused.

Find out more »

Build It Club

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Thursday Movies at the Eastern starting at 2:00pm. All ages Welcome. March – Women’s History Month 21st – Zero Dark Thirty (R) 28th – The Iron Lady (PG 13) April – John Travolta 4th – Grease (PG 13) 11th- Saturday Night Fever (R) 18th – Wild Hogs (PG 13) 25th – Michael (PG) May – Musicals 2nd – NO MOVIE – BOOK SALE DAY! 9th – Mama Mia (PG 13) 16th – Into the Woods (PG) 23rd – The Greatest…

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June 2019

Scrapbooking Club

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

Come work on your projects with the Scrapbooking Club the first Saturday of every month. This is a great opportunity to socialize while creatively capturing your memories. This event is the first Saturday of each month.

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Virtual Reality Exploration

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

Explore the world in virtual reality! Travel to prehistoric times, scenic national parks, and outer space from the comfort of your local library. 15 minute time slots are by registration only. This event will be held on June 3, July 1, and August 5. Note: this event is intended for ages 8+ for safety reasons.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

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Build It Club

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Learn to Knit – Basics

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the basics of how to start knitting. During this class you will learn how to make a pot holder. Supplies provided.

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Thursday Movies

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Sit n Stitch

June 7 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Dungeons & Dragons

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 10, 2019

Create your own character and band together with other stalwart adventurers in a 5th Edition D&D campaign. Battle hordes of creatures. Loot all the gold. Bask in the glory as the bards sing your praises. Courtesy of the Eastern Branch, your Dungeon Master, and your imagination! Beginners welcome! June 8, July 13, and August 10

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Livability at Eastern Branch

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

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Ukulele Jam Session

June 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

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Build It Club

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Papercrafting

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

Make creative cards, celebrate with scrapbook pages, and create other papercraft projects. Each class a different project is presented and supplies are provided. Registration required.

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Thursday Movies

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Geek Out with Science

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 8, 2019

Drop in for an exciting STEM project! Supplies provided. June 13, July 11, August 8

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Sit n Stitch

June 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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“No Sew” Tote Bag

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Want to make something old “new” again? Bring a favorite old T-Shirt or choose from one of ours to create a “no sew” tote bag.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

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Page Turners Book Club

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Come on over to the Eastern Branch as we read and discuss a book a month. Love it, loathe it, or couldn’t care less, all opinions are welcome! Call eastern Branch if you’re interested in joining: 517-788-4074. This group meets on the third Monday of each month.

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T3 with AARP

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 20, 2019

The Third Tuesday of each month, AARP will host an informational workshop on issues important to older adults and their families. Topics to include avoiding fraud, resources for family caregivers, how to save on utilities, brain health, things you can do to stay in your home safely, and more. Call 877-926-8300 to register. June 18: A Taste of AARP June 16 August 20

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Build It Club

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Make a Misfit Toy

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Let the little one in your life get creative by creating their own misfit toy. Piece together parts from worn toys to create your own creative toy. All supplies provided.

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Sit n Stitch

June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

Find out more »

Livability at Eastern Branch

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Find out more »

Ukulele Jam Session

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

Find out more »

Alex Thomas & Friends Puppet Show

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alex Thomas & Friends provides interactive shows for children & families, bringing jokes, prizes, stories, silliness, and all around fun to the library through the art of puppetry. Interactive Puppet Shows allow volunteers and audience members to play along and become a part of the act. Zany Muppet-style puppets, who have made video appearances for the Michigan Activity Pass, are sure to bring your imagination to life. The audience is invited to stay for our “Meet and Greet” session after…

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Build It Club

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

Find out more »

Thursday Movies

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Find out more »

New Chapters: Self-Care Sessions

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 22, 2019

Drop in at the Eastern Branch for our self-care sessions. Each month we will meet on the 4th Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. Calming essential oils will be infused.

Find out more »

Sit n Stitch

June 28 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

Find out more »

July 2019

Virtual Reality Exploration

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

Explore the world in virtual reality! Travel to prehistoric times, scenic national parks, and outer space from the comfort of your local library. 15 minute time slots are by registration only. This event will be held on June 3, July 1, and August 5. Note: this event is intended for ages 8+ for safety reasons.

Find out more »

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

Find out more »

Build It Club

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

Find out more »

Yoga at Eastern

July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

Find out more »

Sit n Stitch

July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

Find out more »

Scrapbooking Club

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

Come work on your projects with the Scrapbooking Club the first Saturday of every month. This is a great opportunity to socialize while creatively capturing your memories. This event is the first Saturday of each month.

Find out more »

Livability at Eastern Branch

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Find out more »

Ukulele Jam Session

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

Find out more »

Build It Club

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Thursday Movies

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Geek Out with Science

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 8, 2019

Drop in for an exciting STEM project! Supplies provided. June 13, July 11, August 8

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Sit n Stitch

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Dungeons & Dragons

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 10, 2019

Create your own character and band together with other stalwart adventurers in a 5th Edition D&D campaign. Battle hordes of creatures. Loot all the gold. Bask in the glory as the bards sing your praises. Courtesy of the Eastern Branch, your Dungeon Master, and your imagination! Beginners welcome! June 8, July 13, and August 10

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 5, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Reading to a dog is a great opportunity for kids who are not so sure about reading! Borrow one of our books or bring your own! Note: This event runs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays June – August.

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Page Turners Book Club

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2019

Come on over to the Eastern Branch as we read and discuss a book a month. Love it, loathe it, or couldn’t care less, all opinions are welcome! Call eastern Branch if you’re interested in joining: 517-788-4074. This group meets on the third Monday of each month.

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T3 with AARP

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 20, 2019

The Third Tuesday of each month, AARP will host an informational workshop on issues important to older adults and their families. Topics to include avoiding fraud, resources for family caregivers, how to save on utilities, brain health, things you can do to stay in your home safely, and more. Call 877-926-8300 to register. June 18: A Taste of AARP June 16 August 20

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The Storytellers

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Universe of Music & Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, a short interactive poem, a hilarious musical skit, and when time permits, post-show activities. As always, live musical accompaniment will feature unique music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries/continents. The Storytellers engage little ones as they enter, even before the actual show beings. The hands-on activities also begin immediately–during the first…

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Build It Club

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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A.R.K. Animal Encounters

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Most animals on Earth, including humans, are affected by the light and dark cycle. Let’s meet Diurnal, Nocturnal, and Crepuscular animals, and discover how they’ve adapted to live during different periods of the light and dark cycle, as the Earth turns from day to night, and back again. A.R.K. Animal Encounters is a company providing education, hands-on animal encounters and presentations.

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Thursday Movies

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This educational program is presented by Thornapple Woodlands (Don and Karen Snoeyink). Through an entertaining honey bee educational seminar, the audience will: Learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. Understand how bees find nectar and process it into honey. Realize how honey is harvested. Learn the nutritional and medicinal qualities of honey. Discover the uses for beeswax. Participate in a question and answer session. After the presentation, at three stations, the audience will:…

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Sit n Stitch

July 19 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Galaxy Tie Dye

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create a stellar galaxy tie dye t-shirt. All supplies provided.

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Livability at Eastern Branch

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Eastern Branch will be hosting programs on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month for all ages and abilities. The library will provide the supplies for different crafts, activities, and games. This program is intended for special needs adults and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

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Ukulele Jam Session

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

The Jacktown Ukes meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and are happy to have others jam with them. If you are a newbie, we will have an extra ukulele on hand. Resources on how to play provided, however, we would not be able to provide lessons.

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Build It Club

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Mess Free Finger Painting

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sounds unlikely, but it is true! This art activity is a perfect way for children to explore paints and color mixing while keeping the mess to a minimum. Children can create a finger painting masterpiece to take home, and grownups will appreciate taking the art home without the messy child.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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Thursday Movies

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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New Chapters: Self-Care Sessions

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 22, 2019

Drop in at the Eastern Branch for our self-care sessions. Each month we will meet on the 4th Thursday to explore a new mindfulness technique. Calming essential oils will be infused.

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Sit n Stitch

July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Barks & Bites

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate your K-9 furry family members! We will be making easy and healthy dog treats for participants to take home to their K-9 friends. Fun for all ages of humans, but please leave your pets at home.

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Build It Club

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Drop in with your friends and make all kinds of cool creations using the library’s building sets. We have Legos, building blocks, and more! This program is every Tuesday.

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Little Gardeners

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Does your child love to play in the dirt and garden? Let your little one dig, water, plant, and harvest to their hearts content at our gardening-themed sensory experience.

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Yoga at Eastern

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Come relax, unwind, and take care of your body with the slow and gentle flow of yoga! Bring your own mat; if you do not have one, a limited number may be available. $3.00 suggested donation. This event runs every Wednesday.

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August 2019

Exotic Zoo

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Live Animal Presentation Exotic Zoo is an Educational Wildlife Program. They are a traveling zoo that will bring exotic animals for a hands-on learning experience. They will educate everyone on topics such as the animal’s natural habitat, diet, and more! In addition, there is a question and answer session. Lastly, everyone can see and touch the animals as the show is 80% hands-on. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is fun and educational for all ages!

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Thursday Movies

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

This event runs every Thursday. June: Musicals June 6: Hairspray June 13: La La Land June 20: Les Miserables June 27: Mary Poppins Returns July: Great Summer Movies July 11: Soul Surfer July 18: Stand by Me July 25: Christopher Robin August: Dog Days of Summer August 1: A Dog’s Purpose August 8: The Secret Life of Pets August 15: My Dog Skip August 22: Bolto August 29: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Sit n Stitch

August 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 12:30 pm. If you knit, crochet, embroider, or weave, this group welcomes you to stop in, and sit ‘n stitch with them! They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are open to all! Intended for adults. This program is every Friday.

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Scrapbooking Club

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2019

Come work on your projects with the Scrapbooking Club the first Saturday of every month. This is a great opportunity to socialize while creatively capturing your memories. This event is the first Saturday of each month.

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