Brooklyn Branch

Let’s Talk About: A Storytime for Tough Topics

Why can’t anyone say my name? Why is my friend’s skin darker than mine? Why are people standing in line for food?

Kids ask tough questions.
With all they see and hear in the media, as parents and caregivers, we often don’t have all the answers.
Beginning this fall, children ages 5-9 with parents and caregivers are invited to a Storytime for Tough Topics. Community experts will help foster and guide conversations on topics such as stereotypes, race and poverty through children’s literature in a safe, age-appropriate environment.

Welcoming Communities
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
September 7 Concord Branch, 10:30 AM
September 21 Carnegie Library, 2:00 PM

African American Experience
Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
October 5 Spring Arbor, 10:30 AM
October 19 Carnegie Library, 2:00 PM

Poverty
Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, illustrated by Vin Vogel
November 2 Brooklyn Branch, 10:30 AM
November 16 Carnegie Library, 2:00 PM

Questions? Contact the Carnegie Library at 517-788-4087 ext. 1309

Science Extravaganza!

Join Sloan Museum in exploring three amazing areas of science: electricity, astronomy, and fossils!

Dates and Locations:

  • Spring Arbor Branch: September 14, 11 AM
  • Eastern Branch: September 21, 2 PM
  • Summit Branch: September 28, 2 PM
  • Brooklyn Branch: October 26, 11 AM

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Marbled Mini Pumpkins

Let’s make the fall even more colorful with marbled mini pumpkins! We’ll provide the materials and you’ll bring the creativity to make the most colorful pumpkins fall has ever seen.

Space and supplies are limited, please call the Brooklyn Branch at 517-905-1369 to register.

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Black Out Poetry

Drop in for black out poetry! Similar to a treasure hunt, you’ll find hidden meaning and secret messages. Black out poetry uses newspapers, old book pages, scissors, and a black market to create original poetry! Scan the page for words/phrases that jump out at you, and look at those words as raw material to make your poem. Black out everything else on the page, and create something entirely new.

Napoleon: Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 10

Springport: Monday, October 7 – Saturday, October 12

Carnegie: Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19

Spring Arbor: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn: Monday, October 14 – Saturday, October 19

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