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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

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 10:30 am 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 12:00 am, 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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Free

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 10:00 am 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 7:00 pm

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

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 10:00 am 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 10:00 am 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 7:00 pm

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

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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

StoryWalk® at Brooklyn

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

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

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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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Free

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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Free

Preschool Storytime at Brooklyn

September 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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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One event on January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Come on out to Brooklyn October 3rd as we discuss… Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier                           Intended for adults.

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Free

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on January 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

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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Free

Brooklyn Branch Book Club

January 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Come on out to Brooklyn January 2nd as we discuss… Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Intended for adults.

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Free

Snowman Mason Jars

January 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

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.

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Free

Snowman Crafts

January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Warm up with these wintery snowman crafts! Make a melted snowman sensory bottle and snowman snow measuring stick. Registration is required, so please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for kids 4 to 8 years old. Concord Branch 517-905-1379 Monday, Dec. 3rd at 4 pm Eastern Branch 517-788-4074 Thursday, Dec. 6th at 5 pm Hanover Branch 517-905-1399 Monday, Dec. 10th at 4 pm Parma Branch 517-531-4908 Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 12 pm (noon) Springport Branch 517-905-1459 Saturday, Dec.  22nd at 12 pm (noon)…

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February 2019

Free

Brooklyn Branch Book Club

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Come on out to Brooklyn February 6th as we discuss… Educated by Tara Westover Intended for adults.

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Free

Wine Cork Jewelry Rack

February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Did you resolve to get organized in the new year? Let us help you organize your jewelry with this DIY wine cork jewelry rack!  We’ll provide the supplies to make your own unique jewelry rack, however, participants are welcome to bring their own wine corks if they prefer. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save a spot. Intended for Adults.

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Free

Fortnite February: Tomato Squishy

February 14, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Infatuated with Fortnite?  Show off your Fortnite obsession with a DIY tomato head squishy!  We’ll provide the materials and you provide the creativity! Craft will be available while supplies last. Intended for Kids ages 8 & up.    

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Free

Fortnite February: Llama Bookmark

February 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Infatuated with Fortnite?  Take a break from the game and join us as we make this Fortnite llama bookmark! The craft will be available will supplies last. Intended for Kids 8 & up.

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Free

Fortnite February: VR Experience

February 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ever wonder what it would be like to be in your favorite video game?  Join us at the Brooklyn Branch we find out through virtual reality! Reservation required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save your VR time slot! Intended for Kids Ages 8 & up.

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April 2019

Free

Exploring DNA

April 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s History with science! Learn about Rosalind Franklin and her DNA discoveries, extract DNA from a strawberry, and make paper Origami DNA. Intended for tweens and teens age 10 and older. MEIJER BRANCH Saturday, March 16th @ 2:00 pm EASTERN BRANCH Thursday, March 21st @ 6:00 pm SUMMIT BRANCH Wednesday, March 27th @ 5:00 pm BROOKLYN BRANCH Tuesday, April 9th @ 4:00pm CARNEGIE LIBRARY Saturday, May 4th @ 2:00 pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Monday, May 13th @ 5:30 pm…

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Wine Glass Charms

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready for summer hosting with these adorable wine glass charms! We’ll provide the beads, embellishment and rings, and you provide the vision.

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Little Coders

April 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Coding is cool! Learn the basics of computer logic in this play-based, hands-on program. Registration required: 517.905.1369

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May 2019

Fairy Gardens

May 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

April showers bring May flowers or fairy gardens! Make your own miniature fairy garden to decorate your home, deck or patio this spring. All supplies are provided, however supplies and space are limited, so registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch to register.

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Popsicle Stick Fairy Door

May 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Invite the fairies into your garden or home with this adorable homemade fairy door! All supplies will be provided, however registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at (517) 905-1369 to save your child’s spot.

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June 2019

Little Gardeners

June 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Does your child love to play in the dirt and garden? Let your little one dig, water, plant, and harvest to their hearts content at our gardening-themed sensory experience.

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Make It Mondays

June 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Painted Garden Rocks

June 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Is this plant basil, spinach, or kale? You will never forget which plant is which with these colorful painted rock markers in your garden! These markers withstand the elements and will last for seasons to come.

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The Egg Has Landed

June 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Kick up your engineering skills by designing a NASA-inspired egg drop lander to protect your egg from a fall. Please call the Summit Branch (517) 783-4030 or the Brooklyn Branch (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. This program will be presented on the following dates: Brooklyn Branch – Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. Summit Branch – Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.

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Galaxy Globes

June 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring a piece of a galaxy far, far away to your own bedroom with a galaxy globe! We’ll show you how to use simple ingredients to make a spectacular galaxy globe. Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required. For ages 8-17.  

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Blast Off!

June 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Raise the roof with your own homemade rockets! Please call the branch to save your spot!

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July 2019

Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This educational program is presented by Thornapple Woodlands (Don and Karen Snoeyink). Through an entertaining honey bee educational seminar, the audience will: Learn about the three types of bees in a hive and their respective roles. Understand how bees find nectar and process it into honey. Realize how honey is harvested. Learn the nutritional and medicinal qualities of honey. Discover the uses for beeswax. Participate in a question and answer session. After the presentation, at three stations, the audience will:…

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Phase of the Moon Cups

July 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This DIY toy helps kids understand and track the changing phases of the moon! As the cup turns, the child will see the moon change throughout the lunar phases.

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Blast Off with Books Magic Show

July 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Blast off with Baffling Bill into a universe of magic and wonder! See a portable black hole transport objects back in time! See Gus the Bunny launch a magic wand into space! This 40-minute show encourages summer reading through magic, audience participation and laughter!!

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Music and Movement for Wee Ones

July 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age! Join us for Music and Movement for Wee Ones, led by Kindermusik certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Registration is required, please register at the branch where you plan to attend. For kids 5 and under with an adult.

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Intro to Ozobots

July 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have fun with our Ozobots robots, which move in patterns, play games, and dance! A fun and easy introduction to coding and robotics. Please call the individual branch to save your spot. Summit: Monday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Hanover: Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. Napoleon: Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn: Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m. Concord: Monday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.

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Design with Perler Beads

July 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Perler beads (melty beads) are an awesome way to bring your favorite characters to life. Create your own superhero, space creation or emoji, the pssibilities are endless! Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required. Please call the Brooklyn Branch at 517-905-1369 to register.

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Bubbleology

July 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ron Loyd “The Bubbleman” and Gloria Loyd “The Bubblewoman” have performed their bubble magic for over 30 years. During this 45-minutes program, they use ordinary soap bubble solution to create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles, kaleidoscope bubbles, square bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles and much more. Their program is filled with ideas to be tried at home, involves audience participation and is designed to teach children and adults the joy of exploring science by playing with the simple bubble.

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Exotic Zoo

July 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Live Animal Presentation Exotic Zoo is an Educational Wildlife Program. They are a traveling zoo that will bring exotic animals for a hands-on learning experience. They will educate everyone on topics such as the animal’s natural habitat, diet, and more! In addition, there is a question and answer session. Lastly, everyone can see and touch the animals as the show is 80% hands-on. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is fun and educational for all ages!

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August 2019

Barks & Bites

August 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate your K-9 furry family members! We will be making easy and healthy dog treats for participants to take home to their K-9 friends. Fun for all ages of humans, but please leave your pets at home.

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September 2019

Fall Framed Chalkboard

September 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

You’ll fall for this fall-themed framed chalkboard! We’ll use a picture frame, chalk paint, and fall decor to make a one of a kind wall hanging or note keeper. Space and supplies are limited, please call the Brooklyn Branch at 517-905-1369 to register

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November 2019

Let’s Talk About: A Storytime for Tough Topics

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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…

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