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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

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

Snow Globe Drop-In Craft

Looking for something to do during the holiday break or during the snowy days of January? Stop by the Napoleon Branch to make a DIY snowglobe!

All materials are provided. No registration required, so just drop in! Intended for Kids Ages 5+.

Stories for the Darkest Day: A Solstice Storytime

Did you know that the sun will set at 5:08 pm on December 21st making it the darkest and shortest day of the year? The sun will be so far away from the earth that its light only reaches us for a total of nine hours!

Join us as we settle in and celebrate the winter solstice with an especially cozy evening of live storytelling.

Intended for Adults.

Vintage Paper Ornaments

Make a unique and lovely book page ornament! 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!

Writer’s Group

Join us at the Spring Arbor Branch!

Stop in on 3rd Mondays from 7-9 p.m. for some tips on writing or share your advice with others. New members are always welcome.

Intended for adults.

* Group will meet the 4th Monday of January and February due to holidays.

 

Birdseed Ornaments

Fly out to the Meijer Branch to make some festive treats for our feathered friends! This craft is lots of fun for children and adults alike.

Please call the branch at (517) 788-4480 to register. Intended for ages 5 & up.

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