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Brooklyn Branch

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207 N. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230 United States
(517) 905-1369 http://myjdl.com/brooklyn

Past Events

January 2016

Brooklyn Book Club

January 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. New members are always welcome!

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Family Storytime at Brooklyn

January 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2016

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a family storytime for ages 0-5 years with a parent or guardian.

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Valentine’s Heart Cut-Out Frame

January 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! You’ll fall in love with this heart cut-out frame! Join us to make one for yourself or to give as a Valentine’s Day gift! Materials provided; registration required, intended for adults.

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Community Playgroup at Brooklyn

January 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2016

An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2016

One event on October 24, 2016 at 10:30am

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for stories, snacks, and play for ages birth-5 years old! (With a parent or guardian.) This storytime is run by the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County.

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Homemade Luminaries

January 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Bring your family and create a beautiful homemade luminary using mason jars, tea lights and tissue paper! Intended as a craft for families with children ages 3-15 years old. Registration required.

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February 2016

Brooklyn Book Club

February 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass. New members are always welcome!

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DIY Photo Coasters

February 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Have photos you love but don’t know what to do with? Join us to make them into photo coasters! Please bring your own 4”x6” photos and we’ll provide the rest. Registration is required; intended for adults.

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Community Playgroup at Brooklyn

February 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for stories, snacks, and play for ages birth-5 years old! (With a parent or guardian.)

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Bottle Cap Magnets at Brooklyn – Rescheduled

February 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 2, 2016

Due to hazardous weather on Wednesday, Feb. 24, this program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Create a bottle cap magnet perfect for your locker, refrigerator or any other magnetic surface! Choose a decal of your choice and use modge podge acrylic to create your very own personalized bottle cap magnet. Space is limited, so please call the branch to save your spot! Intended for ages 8-18 years old.

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March 2016

March is Reading Month: Drop-In Craft at Brooklyn

March 1, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until March 29, 2016

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch all month long during our open hours to make your own Easter bunny or skunk mask and check out our featured book, “The Easter Bunny’s Assistant” by Jan Thomas! Intended for ages four and older. Open Hours: Monday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  …

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Brooklyn Book Club

March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2016

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of the following books:   March 2: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. April 6: TBD (title will be a book featured in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Pen to Palette tour: http://www.toledomuseum.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/pen-to-palette-2015.pdf ) New members are always welcome! Intended for adults.  

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Stenciled Bunny Burlap Plaque

March 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us the Brooklyn Branch! Easter is early this year! Get your home ready for the season with an adorable bunny burlap plaque. Registration required; intended for adults. Call 517-905-1369 to save your spot!

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Easter Bunny Craft

March 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Celebrate March is Reading Month and Jan Thomas’s book “The Easter Bunny’s Assistant” by making your own Easter bunny craft!  Registration required, call 517-905-1369 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages four and older.

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April 2016

Balloon Science

April 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for Spring Break fun! Polymers, centripetal force, and friction, oh my! Have a blast with balloons and learn about science at the same time! Reservations required; intended for ages eight year s old and older. Please call the branch at 517-905-1369 to save your spot!

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Spring Mason Jar Vases

April 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Welcome spring with a cheery vase! Make a spring-themed vase using mason jars, fabric and modge podge. Registration required; intended for adults. Call 517-905-1369 to save your spot!

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Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Brooklyn

April 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Come create an awesome folding card by gluing popsicle sticks together, drawing a picture or writing a note! Great for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion! Registration required; intended for ages 6 – 12.

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May 2016

Brooklyn Book Club

May 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2016

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. New members are always welcome! Intended for adults. Please contact the branch for more details. On Wednesday, June 1 bring your book club reading suggestions and join the group in selecting book s for the 2016-17 reading year.

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Steampunk Journals at Brooklyn

May 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Bring on the gears, gadgets and gizmos! Make your own outrageously cool steampunk journal. All materials provided, intended for teens and tweens; registration required. Please call your branch to save your spot!

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Weathered Beach Flag

May 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Give your home that beachy feel with this weathered beach flag craft! Participants will make their own rustic flag to take home. Registration required; intended for adults. Call 517-905-1369 to save your spot!

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June 2016

Design and Make Your Own Earrings

June 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Want to learn how to design and make your own jewelry? Join us at the Brooklyn Branch to learn how! Intended for adults; registration is required. All materials provided.

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Music & Movement for Wee Ones

June 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for this summer reading program! Introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age! Join us for this program led by Kindermusik certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Intended for ages four and younger with an adult caregiver; registration is required.

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July 2016

Parachute Playtime at Brooklyn

July 7, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for this summer reading program! Get ready to shake the chute and move your body at Parachute Playtime! Enjoy 30 activity-filled minutes that include music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! For kids ages 4 and younger with an adult. Registration required.

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Fun with Sun at Brooklyn

July 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for this summer reading program! Come learn how UV rays work and how they affect us. Create a shadow image, learn about the sunscreen and why we need it and make a bracelet that glows thanks to the sun. Registration is required; intended for ages 8 – 12.

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Melt It! Sandpaper Printed T-Shirts

July 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Design your own T-Shirt using crayons, sandpaper and an iron! Please bring your own white or light-colored T-Shirt, all other supplies will be provided. Intended for ages 11 – 18; registration is required. Please call the branch to save your spot!    

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Germs are Gross!

July 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for this summer reading program! Pathogens, viruses, pestilence, oh my! Up your grossology quotient and learn how to beat bacteria and bad habits! Intended for ages 8 and older; reservations are required.

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August 2016

Brooklyn Book Club Wine & Poetry Night

August 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Brooklyn Branch’s book club for an evening of wine, food and poetry! Bring an appetizer or bottle of wine to pass along with a poem of your choice. Please call the Brooklyn Branch for the location.

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Melt It! Chihuly Inspired Art

August 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Join us as we use plastic cups, Sharpie markers and a toaster oven to create art inspired by the glass artist Chihuly . Registration is required; please call the branch to register. Intended for ages 12-18.

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September 2016

Paper Bead Earrings

September 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Want to learn how to make paper beads and use them to create earrings? Join us and learn how to make your own! Intended for adults; all supplies included but registration is required.

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Brooklyn Book Club

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. New members are always welcome! Intended for adults. Please contact the branch for more details.

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Family Storytime at Brooklyn

September 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 17, 2016

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a fun storytime for ages five and younger! (with a parent or guardian)

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October 2016

Brooklyn Book Club

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for a discussion of Brighton by Michael Harvey. New members are always welcome! Intended for adults. Please contact the branch for more details.

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Pumpkin Pancakes to Flip For!

October 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! You’ll flip for these pumpkin pancakes! Make a pumpkin pancake recipe in a mason jar for yourself or as a gift. Space is limited; please call the branch to save your spot! Intended for adults.

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November 2016

Brooklyn Book Club

November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch to discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Intended for adults.

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Steampunk Journals

November 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Bring on the gears, gadgets and gizmos! Make your own outrageously cool steampunk journal! All materials provided. Intended for adults; registration is required – please call the branch to save your spot.

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Melted Crayon Canvas Art

November 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Get creative with crayons in a whole new way! Use crayons, canvas and a little heat to create unique works of art. All materials provided; registration required. Intended for ages 11-17 – please call the branch to save your spot!

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December 2016

Christmas Gift Tags

December 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Get ready for the holidays and personalize your gift giving this season! Make your own Christmas gift tags by dropping in at the branch from 5 – 6:30 p.m., while supplies last. Intended for kids and families. Please call the branch for more details.

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Tea Light Snowman

December 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Looking for something to do over winter break? Join us at the Brooklyn Branch for some indoor fun as we make a tea light snowman. Intended for ages 10-17; registration is required. (Image featured may not reflect actual craft made at program).

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January 2017

Make Your Own Snow

January 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Who says snow must be cold and outside? Join us indoors to learn how to make your own snow and have fun playing in it! Intended for kids 8 and up. Registration is required.

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Brooklyn Book Club

January 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Brooklyn Branch for discussion of Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.

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Let It Snow Pallet Painting (Note Location Change)

January 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Join us  and make your own one-of-a-kind winter wall hanging! All materials are provided. Registration is required.  Intended for adults.

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Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

January 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2017

Join us for a fun story hour for children 3 – 5 years of age! Enjoy snacks and craft activities after hearing a new story every week!

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Painted Canvases

January 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Like art and want to create your own masterpiece? Let your inner artist shine with painter’s tape, paint and canvas at this fun, free event.  All supplies provided but registration is required. Teens and tweens only, please!

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February 2017

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

February 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Join the Brooklyn Branch’s book club on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of Marriage that Made a President by Betty Boyd Caroli. Intended for adults.

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Free

Rustic Valentine’s Banner

February 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Cheer up your décor and get ready for Valentine’s Day with this rustic banner. Stop by the Brooklyn Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. to make a no-sew heart banner using felt, twine and jute webbing. Materials provided. Registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Free

Fired Ink Art

February 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! What do you get when you combine ink, rubbing alcohol and fire? Art! Come down to the Brooklyn Branch on Monday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. to learn how to make your own art piece using these simple materials. All supplies provided. Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

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March 2017

Free

March is Reading Month: Build Your Own Pig House

March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating indefinitely

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Celebrate March is Reading Month and “The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale” by creating your own pig house to take home. This event lasts the entire month of March 2017 during open hours. Intended for preschool through elementary ages and their families.

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March is Reading Month: Construction Center Challenge

March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Celebrate March is Reading Month and “The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale” by constructing a house that will stand up to the Big Bad Wolf. This event lasts the entire month of March 2017 during open hours. Intended for preschool through elementary ages and their families.

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Free

LEGO Book Report

March 1, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Help celebrate March is Reading Month by re-creating a scene from your favorite book using LEGOs! Bring your re-creation to the Brooklyn Branch between March 1-25, 2017 to be displayed and entered into our grand prize drawing. All entries must be in by March 25, 2017 to be part of the drawing. Intended for ages 3-18.

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Free

Brooklyn Book Club

March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. we will be discussing Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. Intended for adults.

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Free

St. Patrick’s Day Tulle Wreath

March 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Stop by on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and bring a wee bit of Irish luck to your home this spring with a festive tulle wreath. Materials provided, but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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April 2017

Free

Witch “Craft” Your Own Wand

April 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Don’t miss your chance to let the wand choose you! On Wednesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. make your own wand at Ollivanders. Please call to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Intended for ages 8-18.

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Free

Brooklyn Book Club

April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., we will be discussing Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic & Immortal Life of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan and The Shadow Catcher: a Novel by Marianne Wiggins. Intended for adults.

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Free

Hippogriff Quill Pens

April 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m., come right in and make your own quill pen. This magic quill will sure spell fun. Please call to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Intended for ages 8-18.

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Free

Brandon McCoy

April 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Brandon McCoy is a talented guitar player based in Charlotte, Michigan and has been making music for over ten years. All ages welcome!

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Free

Hand Dotted Tumblers

April 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Think spring on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and create a colorful dotted tumbler. All materials provided, but registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. Intended for adults.

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Free

Circuit Bugs

April 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4 p.m., learn the basics of circuitry while making your own circuit bug. Registration is require. Space and materials are limited. Intended for ages 10 and up.

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Free

Money Smart Week Special Storytime at Brooklyn

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Celebrate Money Smart Week and help your child understand the importance of saving. Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. for a story and a free copy of A Dollar for Penny by Julie Glass. Intended for ages 3-6.

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May 2017

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. we will discuss From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, the War and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman. Intended for adults.

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Free

Summer Storytime at Brooklyn!

May 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 15, 2017

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Unlock your imagination at our special spring storytime session at the Brooklyn Branch! Every Thursday starting in May, 2017 at 10 a.m., we’ll share stories, sing songs, and enjoy playtime and art. Intended for ages 0-5.

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June 2017

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch on Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. as we select our reading list for the 2017-2018 reading year. Intended for adults.

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Free

Dictionary Art

June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Let your inner artist shine on Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. and create your own book page masterpiece. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for adults.

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Free

Shaving Cream Paint Bookmarks

June 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Try painting using a fun medium you make yourself! On Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. create your own paint and decorate a bookmark. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for ages 10+.

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Free

Growing Hearts-Sprouts

June 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Watch your child blossom, play and learn through music! Join us to sing, chant, play instruments and explore while being led by a certified music therapist. Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5 and under. Presented by Harmony Gardens Music Therapy.

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Free

Little Builders

June 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. (no hard hats needed) Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5+ and families.

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July 2017

Free

Spray Bottle Art

July 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Create a one-of-a-kind art piece on Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. with a spray bottle and a little imagination. Registration is required because space and supplies are limited. Intended for ages 10+.

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Free

Sprout House

July 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. create your own building and plant seeds to make your own chia house. Intended for ages 6-10. This program is part of the Build a Better World through STEM.

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Free

Dictionary Art: Teen Edition

July 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Let your inner artist shine on Thursday, July 27 at 11 a.m. and create your own book page masterpiece. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for tweens & teens.

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August 2017

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

August 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a celebration at the Brooklyn Branch! On Wednesday, August 2 at 6 p.m., join us for our annual wine & poetry gathering. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 for location and details. Intended for adults.

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Free

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

August 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Like chalk art? On Wednesday, August 16 at 2 p.m., learn how to make your own sidewalk chalk and chalk paint. Then, create some art. Registration is required because space and supplies are limited. Intended for age 10+.

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September 2017

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on November 1, 2017 at 7:00pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., join us to discuss this month’s book club selection. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 for titles and details. Intended for adults.

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Free

Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

September 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2017

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Come by the Brooklyn Branch every Thursday at 10 a.m. for stories, crafts, and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Wine Cork Pumpkins

September 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m., celebrate fall by making your own wine cork pumpkin. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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October 2017

Free

Magnetic Memo Board

October 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Cookie sheets aren’t just for baking! Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m., make a pretty and functional magnetic memo board. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Free

Movable Mummies

October 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Bend it and shape it, this mummy is made to move. Wednesday, October 18 at 4 p.m., come by the Brooklyn Branch to make your own movable mummy. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 5-17.

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November 2017

Free

Card Making with Cathy

November 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m., put a special touch in your holiday greetings this year with a handmade holiday card. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for adults & seniors. Presented by Cathy Grimm.

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December 2017

Free

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Make your home look and smell great this holiday season with adorable cinnamon stick ornaments. Drop in on Wednesday, December 6 between 4-6:30 p.m., while supplies last. All ages welcome.

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Free

Brooklyn Book Club

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m., join us to discuss The Christmas Train by David Baldacci. Intended for adults.

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Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks

December 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Tuesday, December 19 at 5 p.m., make a beaded wire bookmark as a beautiful gift for yourself or a friend. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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January 2018

Free

Bouncy Ball Building Bonanza

January 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, January 3 at 2 p.m., make your own bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

Brooklyn Book Club

January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, January 3 at 7 p.m., join us to discuss The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Intended for adults.

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Free

Homemade Hand Warmers

January 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Stop by on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m., to make your own adorable hand warmers, perfect for a chilly winter day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

January 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 29, 2018

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Every Thursday at 10 a.m., starting January 11, we enjoy stories, crafts and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

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February 2018

Free

Brooklyn Book Club

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m., join us to discuss Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Intended for adults.

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Free

Love My Coffee Plaque

February 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Wednesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m., make your own Love & Coffee plaque. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Squishy Circuits

February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! On Wednesday, February 21 at 4 p.m. to learn about electricity and experiment with building electrical circuits using conductive play dough. Intended for ages 8-18.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month: Unicorn Slime

March 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Slime + Unicorns = so much fun! Make your very own unicorn themed slime as part of March is Reading Month. Space is limited, so registration is required. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 at 4 p.m. Intended for kids (ages 6+).   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman.

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Free

Brooklyn Book Club

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Stop by the Brooklyn Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults. Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. TBD Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Three Junes by Julia Glass.

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March is Reading Month: Unicorn Bath Bombs

March 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Unicorns aren’t just for kids! Make some very grown-up unicorn horn bath bombs as part of March is Reading Month. All materials provided, but registration is required. Join us on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. Intended for adults.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman.

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March is Reading Month: Unicorn Notebooks

March 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! As part of March is Reading Month, jazz up a plain old journal and make it magical with unicorns! All materials provided, but registration is required. Join us on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 p.m. Intended for kids (ages 8+).   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on You Don’t Want a Unicorn by Ame Dyckman.

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May 2018

Free

Jackson District Library Brooklyn Branch 20th Anniversary Open House

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! In 1998, Jackson District Library added its 13th location when the Brooklyn Branch opened its doors. Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of that event with refreshments, activities, and memories.   History of the Brooklyn Branch The library formed in Brooklyn in 1918 later became part of the Jackson County Library. With the formation of the District, the Brooklyn Library decided to remain independent with some service and materials provided by Jackson…

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StoryWalk® at Brooklyn

May 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until June 8, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until June 6, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 9, 2018

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch! Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the library and read a book. This year’s book is In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming.    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered…

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August 2018

The Science of Music

August 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get ready to get noisy and learn about sound! Explore the science behind music and sound with lots of fun, hands-on experiences. There will even be special guests from the JSO!   Thursday, August 2 at 10:30am in Brooklyn (517-905-1369)

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September 2018

Free

Brooklyn Branch Book Club

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we discuss “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides    

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Glitter Glow Mason Jar Candles

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

As the days grow shorter, light up your home with a simple yet beautiful mason jar candle. Join the Brooklyn Branch to make one of your own! Supplies are limited and registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. Intended for Adults.

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Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

September 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2018

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations! Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. No Storytime November 22nd due to holiday.

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October 2018

Free

Brooklyn Branch Book Club

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Come on out to Brooklyn October 3rd as we discuss… Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier                           Intended for adults.

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It’s Slime Time!

October 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Brooklyn Branch for Slime Time! It’s not just slime, it’s the Ultimate Slime! Take slime to the next level with fun, new ingredients! All slimes are borax free! Reservations are required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. Additional Slime Times will take place at the Summit and Henrietta branches, so call either branch if those dates and times are more convenient. Intended for kids ages 6 and up.  

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November 2018

Free

Give Thanks Plaque

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Remind yourself to be thankful with this Give Thanks Plaque, a perfect piece of Thanksgiving Decor. Supplies are limited, so reservations are required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. Intended for Adults.

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December 2018

Free

Laminated Photo Snow Globe

December 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Get ready for the holidays with your very own personalized photo snow globe ornament!  Participants will need to bring a 4” x 6” photo of the person or pet they want to put into the ornament. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save a spot. Intended for Adults and Teens (13+)

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January 2019

Free

Drop-In Snow Crafts

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on January 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Bored during the break? Stop into the Brooklyn Branch library for some snazzy snow-themed crafts!  We’ll have the supplies to make a puzzle piece snowflake and a craft stick snowflake. Intended for Kids Ages 5+. During Branch Open Hours.

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