Concord Branch

Chinese New Year Drum

Celebrate Chinese New Year with JDL! This craft recreates a traditional Chinese instrument called the Bolang Gu, or pellet drum. This instrument is used in Chinese ritual music and as a children’s toy.

Dates & Locations:

Carnegie: January 4, 2 PM

Eastern: January 10, 10:30 PM

Spring Arbor: January 15, 3 PM

Concord: January 18, 11 AM

Hanover: January 22, Open Hours (10 AM – 6 PM)

Summit: January 22 5 PM

Grass Lake: January 30, 5 PM

Henrietta; February 5 , 5 PM

Pull String Art

Make pulled string art with watercolors and string. The process is captivating and the results are beautiful!

Dates and Locations:

Summit: December 16, 5 PM

Carnegie: December 22, 2 PM

Hanover: December 30, 4 pm

Spring Arbor: January 7, 11 AM

Concord: January 14, 4 PM

Grass Lake: February 6, 6 PM

Brooklyn: February 14, 2 PM

Concord Holiday Open House

Get into the holiday season with caroling and music! Come listen or join in and be sure to stick around for a special visit from Santa!

“Light Up Concord” winners will be announced. Christmas cookies and beverages provided.

Sneaky Snow Snatcher!

It’s winter and someone has snatched all of the snow! You found a note, now solve the clues to restore winter fun!

Dates & Locations:

Concord: December 10, 4 PM

Hanover: December 16, 4 PM

Summit: February 3, 4 PM

STEM Storytime with Robots!

Robot-themed storytime that incorporates coding and computational thinking. This program will include interactive storytelling and an activity.

Dates & Locations:

Carnegie: December 5, 10:30 AM

Grass Lake: January 8, 11:00 AM

Concord: January 13, 11:00 AM

Brooklyn: January 30, 10:30 AM

Meijer: February 13, 9:30 AM

Spring Arbor: February 18, 11:30 AM

Eastern: February 21, 10:30 AM

Hanover: February 26, 11:00 AM

Make & Take Mondays

Every Monday in November, stop by the Concord Branch during open hours for Make & Take Monday!

Make the project here or take it with you – there’s something for all ages.

“I Spy” Picture Book Month

November is National Picture Book Month! Stop by the Hanover Branch during open hours in November and see if you can spy all of your favorite book covers and characters on our wall size “I Spy” page.
If you find them all, put your name in our drawing for a special picture book and other cool prizes!

Teen Read Week Author Visit Livestream

Join us as author Malaka Gharib discusses her novel I Was Their American Dream. This event will be livestreamed at the Carnegie Library, Meijer Branch, Grass Lake Branch and Concord Branch.

About the Book: I Was Their American Dream is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family’s rich heritage, and a love letter to American immigrant freedom. It is at once a journal of growing up and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search of a better life for themselves and their children. Check out a copy at the Jackson District Library today!

About the Author: Malaka Gharib is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington D.C. She reports on topics such as the humanitarian aid sector, gender equality, and innovation in the developing world.

Creepy Campout

Let’s tell some spooky campfire stories! This spooky story has a mystery to solve. Help your team solve the clues to unlock the mystery. You will have 45 minutes to use all of the clues to unlock the Breakout EDU box.

Dates and Locations:

  • Concord Branch: October 14, 4:00 PM (Call 517-905-1379 to register)
  • Hanover Branch: October 21, 5:30 PM (Call 517-905-1399 to register)
  • Meijer Branch: October 30, 6:00 PM (Call 517-788-4480 to register)
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