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Concord Branch

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108 S. Main St.
Concord, MI 49237 United States
(517) 905-1379 http://myjdl.com/concord/

Past Events

February 2016

iPad Interactive Storytime

February 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for an interactive storytime using iPads; enjoy activities and more! For families with children ages 10 and younger.

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March 2016

Teen READ Poster Contest

March 2, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 30, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch! Throughout March, teens are invited to create their own READ poster to encourage teens to read by being creative!  Posters should be created using 16 x 20 poster board. The winning poster will be framed and hung in the Concord Branch and the winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.  Second place will win an ITunes gift card and third place will receive a cool book bag filled with items. Open Hours Monday: 1 – 6 p.m. Wednesday:…

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Feel the Beat! Family Storytime

March 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for a special music family story hour! Listen to stories and music, learn about instruments and play along! Make your own drum, too! For families with children ages 10 years and younger.  

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Science Fair Days

March 7, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 28, 2016

Head to the Concord Branch throughout March to watch science happen with ongoing science observations and interactive drop in experiments – part of March is Reading Month! See what cola can do to an egg or what dye can do to a flower; bend water with static electricity; and create a color symphony with milk, food coloring and soap! Don’t forget to check out more cool science books from our display. Read the book and fill out an entry to…

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Family Storytime

March 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Listen to our March is Reading Month book, “Oh No (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)” by Marc Barnett before getting hands on with science experiments including Mentos and diet cola; pop rocks and cola; and even a volcano experiment! Intended for ages 3 – 10.

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Get Creative! Family Storytime

March 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for a special art family story hour! Listen to stories, do activities and create a painter’s tape masterpiece! For families with children ages 10 years and younger.

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April 2016

National Library Week at Concord

April 11, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 16, 2016

Love the library? Show it off at the Concord Branch April 11 – 16 during open hours. Tweens and teens can make a Sharpie bookmark; kids of all ages can make a paper heart quilt display with a list of their favorite books and the adults can share a six-word story about libraries (which will be posted on the Jackson District Library’s Facebook page). Enter for a chance to win prizes! Branch Hours: Monday: 1 pm – 6 pm Wednesday:…

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Steampunk Journals at Concord

April 11, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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Bunny Family Storytime

April 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Meet “Snow” our cute bunny visitor and join us for a family storytime full of fun bunny stories, activities and a craft.  Intended for families with children 10 years and younger.

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Lasagna Gardening

April 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Learn about lasagna gardening – an organic, no-till gardening method also known as sheet composting –  from Master Gardeners Laurie Carson and Carolyn Fox. Intended for adults.

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Let’s Garden Storytime

April 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Join us for a special garden family story hour! Listen to stories, fingerplays and learn signs.  Visit our activity tables and make a craft, garden in our sensory garden, and play your own seeds! Intended for families with children 10 years and younger.

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May 2016

Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Concord

May 4, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

May 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Our final Winter/Spring family storytime will inspire you and your children to continue reading together throughout the summer! Explore the upcoming summer reading theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” while listening to stories and participating in activities. Intended for families with children 10 years and younger.  

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Little Lands: Create Your Own Fairy Garden at Concord

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Create your own fairy garden at the Concord Branch! Intended for ages 10 and older with an adult. Registration required. Please call 517-905-1379 to save your spot!

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June 2016

Germs are Gross!

June 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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Sport Science at Concord

June 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for this summer reading program! What is sport science? A creative new way to teach physical science by using sports! Do curve balls really curve? What keeps a Frisbee in the air? The combination of athletics and physical science make this a unique program with much audience interaction. Intended for families.  

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Dragonfly Suncatcher

June 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Create a beautiful dragonfly suncatcher! Materials provided. Intended for adults; registration is required.

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Friends Summer Book Sale

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come to our book sale during Concord Classic Weekend for a book sale sponsored by the Concord Branch’s Friends of the Library. Browse books for all ages, paperbacks, DVDS, audiobooks and more!

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Family Magic Show at Concord

June 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for this summer reading program! Jason Abbott brings an action-packed family magic show, complete with a real live bunny that kids can pet at the end of the show. His award winning straitjacket escape is hilarious!

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July 2016

Music & Movement for Wee Ones at Concord

July 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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Colors Animal Magic Show at Concord

July 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Colors Animal Magic Show is a one-of-a-kind experience loaded with audience participation. Colors the Clown and her animal friends are sure to keep you at the edge of your seat! The animals perform silly, fun tricks and that’s what fuels the magical surprises!

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Sport Stacking at Concord

July 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for this summer reading program! Sport stacking is colorful, fun and furiously fast! It begins on the floor, creating an even playing field for all participants. Kids then up and down stack a series of pyramids at amazing speeds! And the excitement grows as they develop partnerships and utilize teamwork. It all adds up to fun!

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Third Annual Teen Lock In – GAME ON!

July 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Get your game on and join us for life-size games, Minecraft, Nerf wars, crafts, food and more at our third annual National Teen Lock-In. For teens and tweens ages 9 and older. Registration/permission slip and photo/video release forms are required by Monday, July 18. Contact the branch for more details!

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August 2016

LEGO Week Activities at Concord

August 8, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 14, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch during open hours to participate in LEGO crafts, activities, challenges and more! Don’t forget to enter the LEGO Week Contest to win prizes! This year’s theme is: Exercise Your Mind. Intended for ages 18 and younger!  

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Parachute Playtime at Concord

August 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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A New Perspective on Healthy Lifestyle Choices

August 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch for “A New Perspective on Healthy Lifestyle Choices” with Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach Deborah Curtis, Beth Bradford PT DPT and Marie Stewart RDH, BSM. Summer is almost over and it’s back to your busy schedules. Learn ways to take yourself within your busy lives with this event! Intended for adults.

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September 2016

Concord Community StoryWalk

September 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Join the Concord Branch for a special Concord Community StoryWalk, featuring the book “I Went Walking” by Sue Williams. Start at the Concord Elementary School and take a walk through Concord as you read pages of the book. Enjoy discussing the delightful story with others and end the walk at the library, and participate in a group book discussion and activities. This is a great opportunity to join the community, library, school and families together to encourage literacy in a…

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Duelin’ Basses

September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Let Mark Mathias and Jerry Jacoby entertain you with musical gems from Bach to Tin Pan Alley! Great for all ages. Please call the branch for more information!

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Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Concord

September 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Fall is here! Create an awesome pine cone owl and a beautiful fall leaf print. They’re perfect for display or to give as gifts. Intended for ages 6-12; registration is required.

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Mommy & Me Playdate

September 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2016

One event on November 16, 2016 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

Join us at the Concord Branch! Moms and children ages six months to six years can stop by for activities, stories and fun! It’s a chance for moms to meet moms, share information, ideas, books and more! Come help us build a new way to support children and moms. Please call the branch for more information at 517-905-1379.

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October 2016

Pumpkin Pancakes to Flip For!

October 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord 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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Poseable Mummies

October 24, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2016

Teens and tweens can stop by the Concord Branch during open hours Monday, Oct. 24 – Monday, Oct. 31 to make a fun, poseable mummy! Get creative and add a sign for the mummy to hold! Intended for ages nine and older.

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Storybook Lanterns

October 24, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2016

Join us at the Concord Branch for some Halloween fun during open hours Monday, Oct. 24 – Monday, Oct. 31 and make a storybook lantern! Intended for ages 3 – 9 years.

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November 2016

Meet Me at the Regent

November 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Reminisce about Jackson’s favorite restaurant, the Regent Café. Hear about its history and why it reigns as the region’s most loved eating place. Some of its classic recipes will be shared! Intended for adults; reservations are suggested.  

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Operation Holiday Joy

November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

The Concord Branch welcomes back Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach Deborah Curtis, Beth Bradford PT DPT and Marie Stewart RDH, BSM for Operation Holiday Joy. Being busy, stressed and joyful are all choices – you get to choose so choose well! These women will teach attendees how to do that during the most wonderful time of the year! Intended for adults.

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December 2016

Season II of Secret Santa Stories

December 2, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2016

Stop by the Concord Branch during open hours Dec. 2 – 19 and check out a wrapped book (one book per visit! Take them home, read them and return them to fill out an entry for a chance to win a Secret Santa gift! Personalize an ornament to hang in the branch and receive a candy cane for participating. Intended for ages 3 – 10.

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DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament

December 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! The holidays are here! Let’s get crafty with a DIY vintage Christmas ornament; intended for ages 10 and older (with adult) registration is required. (Picture may not reflect exact finished project)

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Concord Branch & Friends Holiday Open House and Book Sale

December 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Concord Branch and Friends of the Library welcome you to our Holiday Open house and Book Sale! And at 5 p.m. join us for holiday music by pianist Holly Phillips. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and holiday refreshments.

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January 2017

Snowman Fun!

January 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Create some snowman art! You can also make a cute, edible snowman!

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A New year State of Mind

January 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come to the Concord Branch for our next session with Higher Healing Health Services.  Deborah Curtis, Marie Stewart & Beth Bradford PT, DPT. LIM17LESS:  Discover how to evolve your state of mind to live limitless in 2017 and beyond! Intended for adults.

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Warm Up with Cocoa, Cookies & Coloring Fun!

January 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come into the Concord Branch to warm up !  Make your own Cocoa mix (in a jar), enjoy some with cookies and color a wintry scene!  Registration required. Intended for adults.

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Snowy Science

January 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come on in  for the Snowy Science experiment and craft. Make your very own Styrofoam Snowflake out of packing peanuts. Also, kids will make a snow storm in a jar, which will teach them about chemical reactions, density, and forces of attraction.  Registration is required.  Intended for children 6-12.

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February 2017

Free

Yoga with Amy Reamer

February 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 22, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your yoga mat and join us in the Opera House Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation.

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Free

Winter Cookies for the Birds

February 6, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop in during open hours on Monday, Feb. 6 to make a winter cookie to hang in your yard. This is a great way to feed the winter birds. Warning: This project contains peanut butter. Ages 3-9. Materials provided.

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Free

DIY Winter Bird Feeder

February 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Make your own DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration is required. Intended for adults.

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March 2017

Free

March is Reading Month: “Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping”

March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Celebrate March is Reading Month by completing paper activities from Kids Can Press, as well as making camping bookmarks and a pair of binoculars. Check out our Camp Read-A-Lot pup tent and pretend fire. Participate in Scaredy Squirrel’s obstacle course. This event lasts the entire month of March 2017 during open hours. Intended for ages 3-9.

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Yoga at Concord

March 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Held Wednesdays in March 2017 from 10-11 a.m. Taught by Amy Reamer. Suggested donation $5. Intended for adults.

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Free

DIY Memo Board

March 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Make a memo board for your room or office on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Choose from pre-painted frames and embellishments, or create your own. Materials provided, but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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April 2017

Free

Yoga at Concord

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 24, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday, April 3-24, 2017 at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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Free

Spring Break Family Movie: Moana

April 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Enjoy the family movie Moana (2016, PG) and popcorn on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. Families welcome.

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Free

Askin’ For Trouble

April 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Askin for Trouble is an old time music band that has been playing throughout Mid-Michigan for contra dances and private events for several years. Members include Fred Johnson (bass guitar), Sarah Tyriver (fiddle), Mary Ross (fiddle), Steve Rohs (banjo and mandolin) and John Suppnick (guitar). All ages welcome!

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Free

Seed Bombing

April 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Master Gardener Laurie Carson presents this workshop on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. to show you how to make your own seed bombs. All materials provided, but registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. Intended for adults.

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May 2017

Free

Earrings for Mother’s Day

May 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Mother’s and their teens are invited to come make a pair of earrings for Mother’s Day on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Great way to celebrate the day together. Registration is required. Space and materials are limited.

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Free

Circuit Bugs

May 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:30 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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Yoga at Concord

May 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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June 2017

Free

Build it Mondays! at Concord

June 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop in every Monday- starting June 12- during open hours to build a different craft. June 12th: Straw Rockets Blast Off June 19th: STEM Building Challenge: LEGO Duplo & Pool Noodle Marble Run June 26th: Art Bots (this event will take place at 3 p.m. on the day) Intended for kids.

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Free

Animals & the Environment with Dynamic West

June 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Learn about how animals function in their habitats and how greatly the environment affects them. Get a good look at how animals and humans share the planet. Who: Family program for all ages When: Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Saturdays at the Mann House

June 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

One event on July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

Join us at the Mann House & the Concord Branch! This summer the Concord Branch of the Jackson District Library and the historic Mann House, 205 Hanover Street, will collaborate in a four-part summer reading program for children. The topic will be building a better community. Books for the series will focus on building community relationships and architecture. Starting on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m., site historian, Laurie Perkins, will read the first part of a story. Following the…

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Free

Little Builders

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. (no hard hats needed) Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5+ and families.

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Summer Science: Art Bots

June 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Calling all future scientists! On Monday, June 26 at 3 p.m., build your own robot using a toothbrush motor and pool noodle. Then, watch your robot create art. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for ages 8-18.

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Free

Sports Stacking with Jim Merrills

June 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Travel around the world and build replicas like the Pyramids of Eygpt, castles of Europe, the Great Wall of China, India’s Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower of Paris, with nothing but cups! Who: Hands-on family program for all ages When: Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Tea & Conversations with the Mann Sisters

June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Mann House in Concord! The Mann House, located at 205 Hanover Street in Concord, was built for the Daniel Mann family in 1883. Owned by siblings Mary Ida and Jessie Mann until the late 1960s, the house is a time capsule of late nineteenth century life in Concord. In 2014, the Michigan History Center partnered with graduate students in the Historic Perseveration Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Over a number of years these graduate…

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July 2017

Free

Build it Mondays! at Concord

July 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 24, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop in every Monday during open hours to build a different craft. July 10th: Build with Clix July 17th: Sprout House (this event will take place at 2 p.m. on the day) June 26th: Building Challenge with clothes pins, craft sticks & binder clips Intended for kids.

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Post-It Note Art Project

July 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Help us create a Post-It Note mural on Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Team up to design & assemble a mural entirely out of Post-It Notes. Enjoy treats while you build. Intended for tweens & teens ages 10+.

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Free

Growing Hearts-Sprouts

July 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Watch your child blossom, play and learn through music! Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. 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

DIY Summer Mason Jar Solar Lights

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Want something unique to light up your porch this summer? Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. to make your own mason jar solar light. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for adults.

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Free

Tea & Conversations with the Mann Sisters

July 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 28, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch & the Mann House! The Mann House, located at 205 Hanover Street in Concord, was built for the Daniel Mann family in 1883. Owned by siblings Mary Ida and Jessie Mann until the late 1960s, the house is a time capsule of late nineteenth-century life in Concord. In 2014, the Michigan History Center partnered with graduate students in the Historic Perseveration Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Over a number of years, these…

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Free

Sprout House

July 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! On Monday, July 17 at 2 p.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

Go Green! With Michigan Science Center

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Learn about energy, engineering, sustainability and more with these large-scale demonstrations. Who: Family program for all ages When: Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Zeemo

July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! See amazing yo-yo tricks, juggling stunts and astonishing magic tricks that will thrill audiences young and old. Who: Family program for all ages What: Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

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August 2017

Free

J.D.L. LEGO Camp: Freewheeler & Power Car

August 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Love LEGOs? Join us on Friday, August 4 from 2-3:30 p.m. to explore simple and motorized machines while having fun with LEGOs. Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 10-15. This is an on-going event in August. Make it to at least three branches and enter to win a prize.

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Free

Tea & Conversations with the Mann Sisters

August 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch & the Mann House! The Mann House, located at 205 Hanover Street in Concord, was built for the Daniel Mann family in 1883. Owned by siblings Mary Ida and Jessie Mann until the late 1960s, the house is a time capsule of late nineteenth-century life in Concord. In 2014, the Michigan History Center partnered with graduate students in the Historic Perseveration Program at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Over a number of years, these…

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September 2017

Free

Yoga at Concord

September 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 29, 2017

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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Free

D.I.Y Fidget Spinners

September 11, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Take part of the fidget spinner craze by stopping by the Concord Branch on Monday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for tweens and teens ages 10-17.

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Free

Be a ChangeMaker: Teen Meetup

September 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to change the world? Do you have service-learning requirements? Be a ChangeMaker Meetups will empower you with the confidence and knowledge you need to effect real change. Join us on Monday, September 11 & 18 at 5 p.m. to become a ChangeMaker. Snacks provided. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for details and registration. Intended for teens ages 12-18.

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Free

Concord Community StoryWalk

September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

You are invited to join the Concord Branch for a special Concord Community StoryWalk! Wednesday, September 13 starting at 9 a.m. This year’s featured book is Over in the Forest, Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes. (Dover Publications) Take a walk through Concord as you read pages of the book. Enjoy discussing the delightful story with others. Start your walk at Concord Elementary School. End your walk at the Concord Branch Library. A great opportunity to join the community, library,…

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Free

Concord Book Club

September 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! This is a new book club and we are looking for attendees to help name and determine its direction. We will be meeting on the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for this month’s selection. Intended for adults.

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Magnetic Memo Board

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Cookie sheets aren’t just for baking! Wednesday, September 20 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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October 2017

Free

I Want Candy (Science)!

October 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Science and candy- a sweet combination. Monday, October 2 at 4:30 p.m., conduct cool experiments with all sorts of candy. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 8+.

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Free

Pallet Painting

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Wednesday, October 4 at 6 p.m., make your own one-of-a-kind fall wall hanging from recycled pallet wood. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for adults. Presented by Vicki Lange

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Free

Be a ChangeMaker: Teen Meetup

October 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to change the world? Do you have service-learning requirements? Be a ChangeMaker Meetups will empower you with the confidence and knowledge you need to effect real change. Join us on Monday, October 23 at 5 p.m. to become a ChangeMaker. Snacks provided. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for details and registration. Intended for teens ages 12-18.

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November 2017

Free

T-Shirt Necklaces for Teens

November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Waste not, want not. Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. come in and transform a tired old t-shirt into a cool, new necklace. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for teens age 14-17.

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Free

Turkey Windsocks

November 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey windsock on Wednesday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

Friends Fall Book Sale at Concord

November 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop by the Concord Branch on Friday, November 10 from 2-6 p.m. for movies, hardcover & paperback books, children’s books and more. All ages welcome. Presented by the Friends of the Concord Branch Library.

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Free

Be a ChangeMaker: Teen Meetup

November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to change the world? Do you have service-learning requirements? Be a ChangeMaker Meetups will empower you with the confidence and knowledge you need to effect real change. Join us on Monday, November 13 & 27 at 5 p.m. to become a ChangeMaker. Snacks provided. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for details and registration. Intended for teens ages 12-18.

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December 2017

Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks

December 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Monday, December 4 at 6 p.m., make a beaded wire bookmark as a beautiful gift for yourself or a friend. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Drop N’ Knit

December 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Drop into the Concord Branch every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for our new knitting group. Intended for adults.

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Free

Happy Holidays with Elvis

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Presented by Lee Piper Celebrate the holiday season on Wednesday, December 6 at 5 p.m. for this Vegas-style show for all ages. Lee Piper performs Elvis’s biggest hits. All ages welcome.

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Free

Homemade Hand Warmers

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Stop by on Wednesday, December 13 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 Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Concord Book Club

December 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Join us on Monday, December 18 at 1 p.m. for a book discussion and socializing. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for titles and details. Intended for adults.

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Free

Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

December 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Don’t forget the birds this holiday season. On Friday, December 22 at 2 p.m., create a homemade birdseed ornament. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. All ages welcome.

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January 2018

Free

Let It Snow

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Do you love snow? On Wednesday, January 3 at 2 p.m., learn how to make indoor snow… but, first, solve a series of puzzles to unlock the box with all the ingredients. Sponsored by Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 5-12.

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Free

Bouncy Ball Building Bonanza

January 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Friday, January 5 at 2 p.m., make your own bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

Herbal Hand Salve

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

Join us at the Concord Branch! Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m., make your own all-natural herbal hand salve. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

January 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Wednesday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m., promote random acts of kindness by painting inspirational stones and leaving them around Jackson. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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Free

Concord Book Jackets

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Monday, January 22 at 1 p.m., join us for a book discussion and socializing. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for titles and details. Intended for adults.

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February 2018

Free

Music on Main Street

February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Every Saturday from 12-2 p.m., join us for an impromptu music jam! The Concord Branch Opera House will be open to the public. Bring your instrument (piano provided) and practice some music. Intended for teens & adults.

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Free

Yoga at Concord

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Bring your mat and join us every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for yoga with Amy Reamer. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5. Intended for adults.

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Free

Heart String Art

February 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Wednesday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m., make your own heart string art, just in time for Valentine’s Day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

Love My Coffee Plaque

February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m., make your own Love & Coffee plaque. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 to reserve your spot. Intended for and adults.

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