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Snowman Mason Jars

This mason jar snowman will melt your heart!  We’ll use mason jars, yarn and glue to make an adorable snowman candle holder or vase.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save a spot.

Intended for Adults.

 Christmas DIY Ideas

Mock Caldecott Awards

Visit the Meijer Branch throughout the month of January to read some of the best picture books from the past year and vote on your favorites in our Mock Caldecott Awards! Voting ends January 25th.

On Wednesday afternoons in January, at  4:30 pm, join us for stories and snacks as we read aloud some of our favorites from 2018.

Votes from for your favorite books will be accepted through Friday, January 25th, when finally our Mock Caldecott winners will be revealed.

Intended for Children. Please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 for more information.

Nebula Slime

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for Kids Ages 6-14.

Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times:

Spring Arbor Branch
Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am

Carnegie Library
Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm

Concord Branch
Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm

Parma Branch
Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm

Hanover Branch
Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm

Eastern Branch
Monday, January 31st @ 2pm

Grass Lake Branch
Thursday, February 2nd @ 4 pm

Springport Branch
Saturday, February 2nd @ 12 pm

Napoleon Branch
Thursday, February 14th @ 4 pm

Meijer Branch
Wednesday,  February 20th @ 5:30pm

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Snuggle up with homemade hot spiced apple cider! Perfect as a gift, too.

All materials provided. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

Intended for Teens & Adults.

Nebula Slime

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for Kids Ages 6-14.

Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times:

Spring Arbor Branch
Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am

Carnegie Library
Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm

Concord Branch
Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm

Parma Branch
Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm

Hanover Branch
Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm

Eastern Branch
Monday, January 31st @ 2pm

Grass Lake Branch
Thursday, February 2nd @ 4 pm

Springport Branch
Saturday, February 2nd @ 12 pm

Napoleon Branch
Thursday, February 14th @ 4 pm

Meijer Branch
Wednesday,  February 20th @ 5:30pm

Nebula Slime

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for Kids Ages 6-14.

Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times:

Spring Arbor Branch
Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am

Carnegie Library
Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm

Concord Branch
Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm

Parma Branch
Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm

Hanover Branch
Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm

Eastern Branch
Monday, January 31st @ 2pm

Grass Lake Branch
Thursday, February 2nd @ 4 pm

Springport Branch
Saturday, February 2nd @ 12 pm

Napoleon Branch
Thursday, February 14th @ 4 pm

Meijer Branch
Wednesday,  February 20th @ 5:30pm

Teen Game Night

Tweens and Teens are invited to join us for a night of fun!  Nerf wars, minute to win it, virtual reality, games, and pizza!  Bring a friend!

Intended for Teen and Tweens (ages 9+).

 

Meijer Book Group

Join us at the Meijer Branch on the 1st Friday of the month for Meijer Book Group!

Stop by the Meijer Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults.

Friday, January 7 at 10 a.m.
For January’s meeting:  Readers’ Choice

Friday, February 1st at 10 a.m.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Eastern Movie Matinee: “Black & White”

Stop into the Eastern Branch as we ring in the New Year with some Old Movies as part of our Thursday Movie Matinees!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from imdb.com.

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

January 3: Some Like It Hot (1959, NR) starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Books & Brews Book Club

Join us at the 127 Brewing Company! 

To join, contact the Reference Dept. at 517-905-1339 or visit (and join) the Books & Brews Book Club Facebook group!

Stop by the Carnegie Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults (ages 21+).

This group meets at 127 Brewing Co. at 3090 Shirley Drive, Jackson.

Wednesday, December 5th at 6 p.m.
No discussion. Group member potluck instead.

Wednesday, January 2nd at 6 p.m.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, February 6th at 6 p.m.
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

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