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3125 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202 United States
(517) 788-4074 http://myjdl.com/eastern/

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January 2016

Preschool Storytime at Eastern

January 7, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 28, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for a fun storytime just for preschool-age children!

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Thursday Movie Matinees – Robin Williams Movies

January 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for late actor Robin Williams’ movies on our widescreen TV and comfy seating; and enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons.  NEW TIME – 2 p.m.! Movie synopses courtesy of imdb.com   January 7: Good Will Hunting (1997, R*) starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (*Please note the ‘R’…

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Cheddar the Reading Dog

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day First of the month, repeating until April 2, 2016

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 19, 2016

The Eastern Branch welcomes another dog to help reluctant readers! Children can take turns reading to Cheddar, a yellow lab and certified therapy dog and sharpen their reading skills in a non-threatening environment. Her owner, a veterinarian, will accompany her.

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Bottle Cap Magnets

January 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern 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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Rockhounding at the Eastern Branch!

January 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Stop by the Eastern Branch for a fun introduction to the world of rocks, presented by Michigan Gem and Mineral Society! Enjoy a brief presentation, questions and answers about all types of rocks, minerals and fossils, then check out the cool displays! Each participant will get a fossil and a mineral sample!

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February 2016

Blind Date with a Book at Eastern

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

Come in to the Eastern Branch and try your luck with one of our books – whose title and cover are covered – throughout the month of February! Choose a book based on the limited hints to their contents and open a whole new world of reading! Books will be displayed in front of the circulation desk. Intended for adults.

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Thursday Theater Matinees: Let’s Fall in Love

February 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 25, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for some great films on our widescreen TV and comfy seating; and enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults.  Movie synopses courtesy of imdb.com      Feb. 4: And So It Goes (2014, PG-13) starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.…

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Board Meeting

February 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Homemade Luminaries at Eastern

February 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern 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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March 2016

Thursday Theater Matinees: Maggie Smith Movies

March 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for some great films on our widescreen TV and comfy seating; and enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com      March 3:  Quartet (2012, PG-13) starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. March 10: My House…

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Eastern’s March is Reading Month Party

March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch for a celebration of reading month and Anna Dewdney’s book, “Llama Llama Red Pajama”! Enjoy storytime, goodies and crafts and more! Come in your pajamas and don’t forget a stuffed animal! Intended for children.

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Beading Class

March 6, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until February 26, 2017

Learn a variety of beading projects at the Eastern Branch every other Sunday! There is no charge except for cost of materials, which varies by project. Call the branch at 517-788-4074 for more details. Intended for adults.

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Scrapbooking Class

March 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 21, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Third Monday of the month Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?! Transform your memories into wonderful creations to share with the help of scrapbooking instructor Bonita Kothe. Materials charge applies. Please contact the branch at 517-788-4074 for more details. Intended for adults and young adults.

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Bookdori Workshop

March 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until March 23, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Learn how to make your own beautiful bookdori, styled after the popular Midori traveler’s journal from Japan. Registration is required; intended for adults. A $15 materials cost applies or patrons may bring their own materials (a list is available at the branch). Call 517-788-4074 to save your spot!

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April 2016

UFOs Over Michigan

April 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! William Konkolesky, the Director of Michigan UFO Network, will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session on the UFO phenomenon. Konkolesky will discuss sightings that have occurred in Michigan (but will not be limited to Michigan sightings). Intended for adults.

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Thursday Theater Matinee: Dustin Hoffman Movies

April 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 28, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com       April 7:  Midnight Cowboy (1969, R*) starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight and Sylvia Miles A naive hustler goes to New York to seek personal fortune but in the process finds himself a new friend. (*Please note rating, given for sexual content, some drug use and brief violence) April…

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Spring Gardening Techniques

April 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Members of the Jackson Area Master Gardeners will present a workshop on various gardening tips for the spring season. A question and answer session will follow. Topics will include: container gardening, smart trees and photographing flowers. Intended for adults.

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Popsicle Folding Card at Eastern

April 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Eastern 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

Eastern Friends’ Book Sale

May 5, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 7, 2016

Stop by during the dates below for the Eastern Branch Friends of the Library book sale. Open to all! Saturday will feature the $1 a bag sale. Titles include all genres: fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen and children’s; audiobooks, magazines and movies! Date and Times: Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, May 6 at 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Bookdori 201

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

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Have you already taken bookdori classes at Eastern but want to learn more? Join us to learn other ways of using your bookdori and share ideas with fellow crafters! Learn and talk about additional insert and accessory types for your bookdori – patrons are encouraged to bring their bookdori with them. Participants may bring supplies or pay a $10 materials fee. Registration is required; intended for adults. Please call 517-788-4074 to register or for…

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Thursday Movie Matinees: Julia Roberts Movies

May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com     May 12: My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997, PG-13) starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz When a woman’s long-time friend says he’s engaged, she realizes she loves him herself… and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding. May 19: Erin Brockovich (2000, R*) starring Julia…

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June 2016

Thursday Movie Matinees – Tom Hanks Films

June 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com      June 2: Big (1988, PG) starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. June 9: You’ve Got Mail (1998, PG) starring Tom Hanks,…

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Sport Science at Eastern

June 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern 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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Minecraft Mondays at Eastern

June 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 25, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for an open play Minecraft event for ages 6-15. There will be crafts and coloring sheets available for those waiting to play and plenty of snacks!  

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Sport Stacking at Eastern

June 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern 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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July 2016

Thursday Movie Matinees – Robert De Niro Films

July 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com     July 7: Being Flynn (2012, R*) starring Paul Dano, Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his…

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Family Magic Show at Eastern

July 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern 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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Bubblemania at Eastern!

July 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Ron Lloyd, otherwise known as Bubbleman Ron, will enthrall kids of all ages with all sorts of fun bubblemaking, as well as a hands-on even for children!

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Community Playgroup at Eastern

July 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am

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

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Fun with Sun at Eastern

July 28, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern 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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August 2016

Healthy Animals at the Zoo

August 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Learn how the staff at Binder Park Zoo keeps various animals healthy and fit in the zoo environment. Visit with amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals; learn about animal nutrition habitats and exercise  among other topics! This program is intended for children.  

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Thursday Movie Matinees: Shirley MacLaine Flims

August 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com     Aug. 4: Elsa & Fred (2014, PG-13) starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer and Marcia Gay Harden The story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true.   Aug. 11: Being There (1979, PG) starring Peter…

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JDL Lego Camp

August 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 11, 2016

Love LEGOs? Love science? Join us at the Eastern Branch for the first ever JDL LEGO Camp! Explore simple and motored machines while having fun with LEGOs! Intended for ages 10 – 15 years old; registration required. Please call the Eastern Branch to register.

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September 2016

Thursday Theater Matinee: Gregory Peck Films

September 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com      Sept. 1: Spellbound (1945, Unrated) starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and Michael Chekhov A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.   Sept. 8: Gentleman’s Agreement (1947, Approved) starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield A reporter pretends to be Jewish…

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Sit n’ Stitch

September 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 24, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This weekly craft group meets Fridays at 1:00 p.m. They are self-directed, have a great sense of humor and are definitely open to new members! Intended for adults.

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Storytime with Stella

September 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until February 11, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab that all children love!

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Preschool Story Hour at Eastern

September 8, 2016 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch on Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Apr. 27 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun story hour!

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Genealogy 101: Finding Your Past at the Eastern Branch

September 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2016 at 1:00pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Come join us for a fascinating presentation on how to successfully start researching your family tree. Bring names, dates, locations an any other information you have on family members for help. Whether you are new to genealogy research or are stuck at a certain generation, learn how to get beyond barriers.

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Community Playgroup at Eastern

September 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2017

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 19, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch for stories, snacks, and play for ages birth-5 years old! (With a parent or guardian) The Jan 16 program will be on Jan 23 as JDL is closed for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Presented by the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County.

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October 2016

Thursday Movie Matinees: Nicole Kidman Films

October 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com     Oct. 6: The Railway Man (2013, R*) starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgård A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still…

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Event

October 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Trained health insurance navigators from the Center for Family Health will be at the Eastern Branch to assist people looking to enroll or re-enroll in health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. They will also answer questions related to the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid. Intended for adults. Please call the Center for Family Health at 517-748-5500 ext. 5876 for more information.

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Eastern Branch Book Club

October 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 8, 2017

Join the Eastern Branch’s book group, which reads and discusses a variety of books! Intended for adults.

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Fall Gardening Workshop

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

The Jackson Area Master Gardeners will return to the Eastern Branch to offer several fall gardening tips to keep things in tip-top shape! Intended for adults.  

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November 2016

Thursday Movie Matinees: Thanksgiving Films

November 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 17, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com   Nov. 10: A Family Thanksgiving (2010, TV-G) starring Daphne Zuniga, Dan Payne, Gina Holden and Faye Dunaway A lawyer trying to make partner is shown the joys of living a more balanced life.   Nov. 17: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, R*) starring Steve Martin, John Candy and…

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Scrapbooking Class

November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Third Monday of the month Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?! Transform your memories into wonderful creations to share with the help of scrapbooking instructor Bonita Kothe. Materials charge applies. Intended for adults and young adults. Please contact the branch at 517-788-4074 to register – limit of 10 participants per class.

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December 2016

Eastern Movie Matinees – Christmas Films

December 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 29, 2016

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com        Dec. 1: Noel (2004, PG) starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. Dec. 8: Nine Lives of…

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Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Eastern Branch

December 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Christmas party! Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Eastern Branch to read stories, hear gift request and sing along with the kids in what is sure to be a great time for all! There will be refreshments and gifts for the kids and plenty of photo ops.

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LEGOS and Family Board Games

December 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until February 26, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Come join in the fun and play a wide variety of board games or build LEGOS. This is family-oriented activity time where families and kids can set their own agenda: board games, LEGO competitions, etc.

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January 2017

Eastern Movie Matinees – Robin Williams

January 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 26, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com                     Jan. 5: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993, PG-13) starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Jan. 12: Dead Poets Society (1989,…

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Build a Better Body with Zumba

January 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until February 24, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Build a better body for the new year with Zumba instructor Gayle Hyde. Kick off your new year’s resolution and take the “work” out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise! It’s the perfect way to fit some fitness into your lunch hour! Intended for adults.

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Snowy Science

January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern 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

Thursday Theater Matinee: February Matinees with Gene Wilder

February 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Thursdays at 2 p.m. Join us for great films on a widescreen TV and comfy seating; enjoy refreshments (popcorn and pop) on Thursday afternoons. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com Feb. 2: Blazing Saddles (1974, R) starring Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. Feb. 9: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, G) starring Gene Wilder,…

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Free

Storytime with Stella

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11-1 pm! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab all the children love!

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Storytime with Stella

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch!  Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab that all children love!

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March 2017
Free

Eastern Movie Matinees: Women’s History Month

March 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Every Thursday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com.   March 2: Erin Brokovich (2000, R) starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and David Brisbin An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.   March 9: A League of Their Own (1992, PG) starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Lori Petty Two sisters join the…

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Sit N’ Stitch

March 3, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until March 31, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This weekly craft group meets on Fridays in March 2017 at 12:30-4 p.m. If you knit, crochet, embroider or weave, this group welcomes you! Intended for adults.

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Scrapbooking Club

March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 3, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on July 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on August 5, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on September 2, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on December 9, 2017 at 10:00am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop by on the first Saturday of every month for some scrapbook making and socializing. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

Beading Classes

March 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 19, 2017 at 1:30pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! On Sunday March 5 & 19, 2017 from 1:30-3 p.m. learn a variety of beading projects. This event is free, but there is a materials cost that vary by project. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

2nd Wednesday of the Month Book Group

March 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This is an ongoing book group that will be meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. They are mostly fiction-oriented. New faces are always welcome! Intended for adults.

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Free

Storytime with Stella

March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog on Saturday, March 11 from 11-1 pm! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab all the children love!

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Free

Irish Traditions with the Milesians

March 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Eastern Branch Friends of the Library invite you to come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Milesians on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The Milesians are a mid-Michigan trio that perform the dance music and ballads of Ireland. Their music will provide some of the background that informs the music: the history of Ireland over the last few hundred years. All ages welcome.

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Free

Olivia’s Reading (But Mostly Playing) Party

March 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Olivia wants to party- and read- but mostly party, and paint, and have snacks, and play and find missing toys. Join the party on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Intended for kids.

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Free

Genealogy: The Elusive Female Line

March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Are you struggling with finding the surname of one of your female ancestors? As part of Women’s History Month, join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. for this genealogy workshop. Share ideas, suggestions and tips for helping solve this genealogical puzzle. Presented by Marge Herman. Intended for adults.

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April 2017
Free

Beading Classes

April 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 16, 2017 at 1:30pm

One event on April 30, 2017 at 1:30pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! On Sunday April 2, 6 & 30, 2017 from 1:30-3 p.m., and learn a variety of beading projects. This event is free, but there is a materials cost that vary by project. Intended for teens and adults.

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Eastern Movie Matinees: Johnny Depp

April 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Intended for adults.   April 6: Edward Scissorhands (1990, PG-13) starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.   April 13: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, PG) starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore and David Kelly A young boy wins…

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Sit N’ Stitch

April 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 28, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This weekly craft group meets on Fridays in April 2017 at 12:30-4 p.m. If you knit, crochet, embroider or weave, this group welcomes you! Intended for adults.

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Storytime with Stella

April 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog on Saturday, Apr. 8 from 11-1 pm! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab all the children love!

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The Fabulous Heftones

April 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. The Fabulous Heftones play the tunes and ditties of the 1920s and more. The Fabulous Heftones are Lansing area musicians Brain Hefferan (ukulele) and Lynn Hershberger (heftone). All ages welcome!

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The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful: Bees, Bugs and Flower Beds

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

Join us at the Eastern Branch! On Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6 p.m., join the Michigan State Master Gardeners as they discuss how the declining bee population affects what we garden, what bugs a gardener should want and not want and tips for garden beds for every season. Intended for adults.

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2nd Wednesday of the Month Book Group

April 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! We will be meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. This is a (most;y fiction-based) reader’s choice boom group. New faces welcome. Intended for adults.

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J.D.L. Media Sale (Extended Hours!)

April 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until April 22, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop in during the week of April 17-22, 2017 from 12-5 p.m. 12 – 7:30 p.m. for our annual media sale. DVDs, Audiobooks and CDs are available.

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J.D.L. Media Sale

April 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop in during the week of April 17-22, 2017 from 12-5 p.m. for our annual media sale. DVDs, Audiobooks and CDs are available.

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J.D.L. Media Sale

April 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop in during the week of April 17-22, 2017 from 12-5 p.m. for our annual media sale. DVDs, Audiobooks and CDs are available.

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J.D.L. Media Sale (Extended Hours!)

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop in during the week of April 17-22, 2017 from 12-5 p.m. 12 – 7:30 p.m. for our annual media sale. DVDs, Audiobooks and CDs are available.

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Money Smart Week Special Storytime at Eastern

April 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Celebrate Money Smart Week and help your child understand the importance of saving. Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 10:30 a.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
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Eastern Branch Book Sale

May 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 5, 2017

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 6, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Stop by May 4-6, 2017. for our Friend’s book sale! Materials include adult, teen, and children’s books, DVDs, CDs and more. Thursday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 5 from 12 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Saturday, May 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $1 bag sale on Saturday! This event is brought to you by the Friends of the Eastern Library.

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Sit N’ Stitch

May 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This weekly craft group meets on Fridays in May 2017 at 12:30-4 p.m. If you knit, crochet, embroider or weave, this group welcomes you! Intended for adults.

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Preschool Storytime at East

May 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 6, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on July 27, 2017 at 10:30am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Miss Laura will explore a new theme every week through books, snacks, crafts and coloring sheets. Thursday, May 11, 18 & 25, June 8 and July 6 & 27. Intended for ages 2-5.

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Eastern Movie Matinees: Bill Paxton

May 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Intended for adults. Movie synopses from imdb.com.   May 11: Tombstone (1993, R) starring Bill Paxton, Kurt Russell, and Val Kilmer A successful lawman’s plan to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.   May 18: Mighty Joe Young (1998, PG) starring Bill…

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Storytime with Stella

May 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2017 at 11:00am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Visit with Stella, a certified therapy dog on Saturday from 11-1 pm! Children, especially reluctant readers, can take turns reading to her in a non-threatening environment. She is a beautiful lab all the children love!

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Beading Classes

May 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

One event on August 6, 2017 at 1:30pm

One event on August 20, 2017 at 1:30pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Come on over to the Eastern Branch on every other Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. and learn a variety of beading projects. This event is free, but there is a materials cost that vary by project. Intended for teens and adults.

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2nd Wednesday of the Month Book Group

May 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! This is an ongoing book group that will be meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. They are mostly fiction-oriented. New faces are always welcome! Intended for adults.

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“Terror in Ypsilanti” author Gregory A. Fournier: Author’s Reading & Book Signing

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

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Gregory A. Fournier was born in Trenton, Michigan in 1948. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Language Arts and sociology from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to Terror in Ypsilanti, Fournier wrote the fiction novel Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel and currently maintains a weekly blog at fornology.blogspot.com.   Terror in Ypsilanti abstract: “Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, before the term serial killer was coined, a predatory killer…

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June 2017
Free

Eastern Movie Matinees: Classic Disney

June 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Movie synopses from imdb.com.   June 1: Bambi (1942, G) A story of a young deer growing up in the forest.   June 8: Dumbo (1941, G) Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.   June 15:…

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Minecraft Gaming Day

June 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Build a better game with Minecraft! On Tuesday, June 13 from 1-4 p.m. create your own world. Intended for kids & teens.

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2nd Wednesday of the Month Book Group

June 14, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm

One event on August 9, 2017 at 1:30pm

This is an ongoing book group that will be meeting on Second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. They are mostly fiction-oriented. New faces are always welcome! Intended for adults.

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Papercraft Creations

June 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on August 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Make a creative card, celebrate with scrapbook pages & create other papercraft projects on Wednesday from 6-7:45 p.m. Registration is required because space and supplies are limited. Intended for adults.

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Go Green! With Michigan Science Center

June 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Learn about energy, engineering, sustainability and more with these large-scale demonstrations. Who: Family program for all ages When: Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

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Jeff Wawrzaszek Magic Show

June 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Join Jeff W. and his magic show filled with amazing magic, hilarious visual humor and phenomenal audience interaction. Who: Family program for all ages When: Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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Growing Hearts-Sprouts

June 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Watch your child blossom, play and learn through music! Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.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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Howell Conference & Nature Center: Creatures of the Night

June 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the night in your backyard? This after-dark themed program focuses on the adaptations and behaviors of our nocturnal neighbors. Live animals will be present. Who: Family program for all ages When: Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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July 2017
Free

Eastern Movie Matinees: Future Kid’s Classics

July 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 27, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Movie synopses from imdb.com.   July 6: Moana (2016, PG) starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answered the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things…

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Yoga at East

July 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until November 24, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Bring your own mat every Friday at 9 a.m. and let Elizabeth Hall show you how to relax, unwind, & take care of your body with the slow & gentle flow of yoga. This class is free, but there is a suggested donation of $2. Intended for adults & seniors.

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Sprout House

July 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! On Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 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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Little Builders

July 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m. (no hard hats needed) Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5+ and families.

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Tim Salisbury

July 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Eastern Branch! A variety show that mixes world class juggling with humor. This fast moving performance will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Who: Family program for all ages When: Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.

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Stop, Drop & Roll

July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Firefighter Jan Ganzel joins us on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. to talk about how to stay safe when there is a fire. Plus, get a tour of his fire truck! All ages welcome.

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Meet Officer Boulter & K9 Pyro

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Blackman-Leoni Township Police Officer Boulter & his dog Pyro will show you what a day-in-the-life is like for a cop & his dog. Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m. All Ages Welcome.

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August 2017
Free

Eastern Movie Matinees: Pixar

August 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Join us at the Eastern Branch! Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. All ages welcome. Movie synopses from imdb.com.    August 3: Wall-E (2008, G) starring the voices of Benjamin A. Burtt & Elissa Knight  August 10: Up (2009, PG) starring the voices of Ed Asner & Christopher Plummer  August 17: Monsters, Inc. (2001, G) starring the voices of John Goodman & Billy Crystal  August…

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LEGO Gaming

August 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Join us at the Eastern Branch! LEGO madness comes to the Eastern Branch on Tuesday, August 8 & 22 from 1-4 p.m. Play some LEGO games on the XBOX, as well as classic LEGOs. Intended for kids & teens.

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