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April 2014
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Family Storytime

April 17 @ 10:30 am - May 22 @ 11:30 am
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Weekly on Thursdays
Brooklyn Branch,
207 N. Main St., Brooklyn, MI 49230 United States
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Family storytime for ages birth-5 years old with a parent or guardian.

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Adult Computer Classes: Intro to Microsoft Publisher

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library,
244 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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The following class is offered at various times for your convenience. This class is FREE but SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Registration is required to reserve your spot.  Register for the following classes by calling Joyce Betz at (517) 788-4099 ext. 1303. Perquisites: Beginning Microsoft Word or equivalent experience, and basic knowledge of computers; mouse and Windows. Participants will gain an overview of MS publisher. Learn how to create your own greeting cards for Easter, birthdays, graduations, or any other occasion. Make a…

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Quilts from the Heart

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until April 30, 2014
Eastern Branch,
3125 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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All month of April, during open hours Quilts from the Heart (formerly known as the Irish Hills Quilters) will exhibit their beautiful handmade quilts in the Knibloe Room the entire month of April.

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Thursday Movie Matinees: Classical Musicals!

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays
Eastern Branch,
3125 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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Thursdays at 3:00 pm Movies will be shown on the widescreen TV with refreshments! (Synopses courtesy of imdb.com) April 3: South Pacific (1958) starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, and John Kerr. On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. April 10: My Fair Lady (1964) starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager…

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Cost-Cutting Couponing

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eastern Branch,
3125 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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Natalie Henson, experienced “couponer” and library assistant at Eastern, will teach a basic couponing class. This class will cover: Finding coupons Matching coupons with store sales Organizing your coupons Saving money with coupons There will also be ample time for questions!

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Celebrate Earth Day Movies

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week until April 25, 2014
Spring Arbor,
113 E. Main St., Spring Arbor, MI 49283 United States
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Fridays at 4:00 pm April 18: Brother Bear (G) starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, and Rick Moranis. When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back. April 25: Free Willy (PG) starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, and Michael Madsen. When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy…

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Great Michigan Read Book Discussion

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parma Branch,
102 Church St., Parma, MI 49269 United States
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Join us for a discussion of the Great Michigan Read Book Choice, Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg. Annie’s Ghosts is part memoir, part detective story, and part history. Employing his skills as a journalist while struggling to maintain his empathy as a son, author Steve Luxenberg pieces together the story of his mother’s motivations, his aunt’s unknown life, and the times in which they lived. His search takes him to Imperial Russia and Depression-era…

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Little Lands

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Branch,
207 N. Main St., Brooklyn, MI 49230 United States
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Participants will make their own miniature indoor fairy garden, complete with sparkling ponds, hidden grottos, and winding paths! All materials provided, including terra cotta saucers, foundation materials such as moss and sand, and embellishments such as glass beads, sea glass, pine cones, seashells, and more. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own special items to include in their gardens. Each participant will leave with a completed fairy garden and informational materials about how to create fairy gardens at home.

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Beading Class with Amy Babchook

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eastern Branch,
3125 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49202 United States
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Sundays at 1:30-4:30 pm Participants will be able to learn a variety of beading projects under the guidance of Amy Babchook, a beading craft specialist. Guarentee your spot today by calling the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074! April 13: Tattoo necklace April 27: Doves tail bracelet

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Spring Arbor Friends’ Book Sale

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Spring Arbor Branch,
113 E. Main St., Spring Arbor, 49283 United States
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Monday, April 28: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 30: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday, May 2: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm **During open hours Great titles for summer vacation!

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