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130 W. Michigan Ave
Grass Lake, MI 49240 United States
(517) 522-8211 http://myjdl.com/grass-lake/

Past Events

March 2017

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Science in the Stacks: Eggcellent Science

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Eggs aren’t just for eating! On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. use eggs to learn air pressure, liquid density, osmosis and more. These e(gg)xperiments are amazing! Registration is required. Intended for ages 8-16.

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April 2017

Free

The Fabulous Heftones

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

Join us at the Grass Lake 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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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! On Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m., we will be discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Money Smart Week Special Storytime at Grass Lake

April 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Celebrate Money Smart Week and help your child understand the importance of saving. Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 11 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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Grass Lake Spring Book Sale

May 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until May 5, 2017

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Stop by the Grass Lake Branch on May 1-5, 2017 between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for our spring book sale. Adult and children’s books, DVDs, Hot Picks and more! All ages welcome. This event is presented by the Friends of the Grass Lake Library.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

May 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Circuit Bugs

May 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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June 2017

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

June 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Fractured by Catherine McKenzie. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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July 2017

Free

Sprout House

July 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! On Thursday, July 6 at 4 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

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, July 10 at 6 p.m. as we discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Music & Movement for Wee Ones

July 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! On Wednesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. introduce your child to the joy of music and movement! Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5 and under. Led by Kindermusik’s Candy Sweeney.

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Free

Little Builders

July 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Wednesday, July 26 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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Free

J.D.L. LEGO Camp: Fly Wheeler & Dragster

July 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Love LEGOs? Join us on Monday, July 31 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 July & August. Make it to at least three branches and enter to win a prize.

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August 2017

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

August 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, August 14 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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September 2017

Free

Heritage Day Book Sale

September 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Time to stock up for the cooler weather. Stop by the Grass Lake Branch on Friday, September 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for adult and children’s books, DVDs, Hot Picks and more. Material for all ages.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

September 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us Monday, September 11 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Pax by Sarah Pennypacker. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Preschool Storytime at Grass Lake

September 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 29, 2017

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. join us for stories, crafts and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Pallet Painting

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 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

D.I.Y Fidget Spinners

September 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Take part of the fidget spinner craze by stopping by the Grass Lake Branch on Thursday, September 21 at 4 p.m. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for tweens and teens ages 10-17.

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October 2017

Free

Movable Mummies

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Bend it and shape it, this mummy is made to move. Thursday, October 12 at 4 p.m., come by the Grass Lake Branch to make your own movable mummy. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 5-17.

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Free

Magnetic Memo Board

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Cookie sheets aren’t just for baking! Monday, October 30 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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November 2017

Free

Earring Design with Marcy & Julie

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Make your own personalized earrings on Monday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. All materials provided, but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, November 13 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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December 2017

Free

Festival of Lights

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Celebrate Grass Lake village’s Festival of Lights at the library. On Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., make an ornament to hang on our tree and make a variety of holiday crafts. All ages welcome.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

December 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Jane Steele: A Confession by Lyndsay Faye. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

December 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Monday, December 18 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 Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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January 2018

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, January 8 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Preschool Storytime at Grass Lake

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Every Wednesday, starting January 10, at 11 a.m., join us for stories, crafts and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks – FULL

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

**The registration for this event is full. You may still call the hosting branch to be put on the waiting list.** Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Wednesday, January 10 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 Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Bouncy Ball Building Bonanza

January 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Thursday, January 25 at 4 p.m., make your own bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

Heart String Art

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Wednesday, January 31 at 6 p.m., make your own heart string art, just in time for Valentine’s Day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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February 2018

Free

Love My Coffee Plaque

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Monday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m., make your own Love & Coffee plaque. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Get your sweet tooth ready and join us on Monday, February 12 at 6 p.m. as we discuss our favorite memoirs. New members are always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Scholarships 101

February 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Presented by Brian Green from the College and Career Access Center Monday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m., learn about the scholarship process and get some tips to help your scholarship hunt. Intended for teens and adults.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month: Adventures in Paper

March 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Create beautiful origami items for March is Reading Month. Lots of cool paper and designs, from simple animals to intricate flowers. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. Intended for kids (ages 8+).   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society: Special Guest Jonathan Bruce Brown

March 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! JDL welcomes author Jonathan Bruce Brown! Discuss Brown’s book Dissonance with the Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society Book Club and then meet the author. Stop by the Grass Lake Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults.

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Free

March is Reading Month: Rock On!

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

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Dab some paint on some plain old rocks and make some colorful stones in honor of March is Reading Month. Leave the rocks around the community to enjoy! Join us on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Intended for kids (ages 8+).   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt.

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April 2018

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Stop by the Grass Lake Branch to check out a title. Intended for adults. Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Any book by Louise Penny Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hasimi

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Free

Titanic Time!

April 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Experience a real-life trip on the Titanic. Have a virtual-reality experience aboard that ill-fated ship. Space is limited, so registration is required. Join us on Thursday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intended for kids (ages 8+).

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Free

StoryWalk® at Grass Lake New Date

April 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! This event postponed from April 11 due to weather. Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the library and read a book. This year’s book is Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker.    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in…

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Free

Money Smart Week Storytime at Grass Lake

April 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Celebrate Money Smart Week with the book Lots and Lots of Coins by Margarette S. Reid. Each child will receive their own copy of the book while supplies last. Even little kids can be money smart. Join us on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Intended for kids (ages 3-5).

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May 2018

Free

Beaded Bracelets

May 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Making jewelry is easy with some help from designers Marcy and Julie. Create a custom-designed bracelet. It makes a great Mother’s Day gift! Space is limited, so registration is required. Join us on Monday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. Intended for adults.

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June 2018

Parent and Me Art

June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy an adult/child painting experience while creating a beautiful piece of art. The Jackson school of the Arts staff will guide adults and children through all the steps of painting a colorful pallet together. Registration Required, call 517-788-4087 to reserve your spot! CAR Great Starts Playgroup only this date

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The Science of Music

June 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get ready to get noisy and learn about sound! Explore the science behind music and sound with lots of fun, hands-on experiences. There will even be special guests from the JSO!   Monday, June 25 at 1:00pm in Grass Lake (517-522-8211)

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July 2018

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

July 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of “Terror in Ypsilanti” by Greg Fournier. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome!

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August 2018

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

August 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome! Call the Grass Lake Branch for more information.

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5H Summer Reunion with Elvis

August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate a reunion of the 5 Healthy Town Eating Classes!  Chef Brad West cooks up some of his best summer time favorites. Enjoy the live music of Elvis Presley performed by impersonator Lee Piper. Made possible in part by a grant from the 5 Healthy Towns Foundation

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September 2018

Free

Heritage Day Book Sale

September 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

Time to stock up for the cooler weather! Adult and children’s books will for sale, along with DVDs, used Hot Picks, and more! September 7 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  September 8 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 for details.  

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Free

September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome! Call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 for more information.

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Free

Preschool Storytime

September 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 29, 2018

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations! Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

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October 2018

Free

EVENT FULL – String Art Pumpkins at Grass Lake

October 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Create your own piece of pumpkin string art at the Grass Lake Branch! Create a beautiful string-art leaf on an artificial pumpkin. Christy Broderick will walk you through the design process. This event’s registration is full. Please please call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 for more information. Intended for adults.

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Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

October 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of hate u give by Angie Thomas. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome! Call the Grass Lake Branch for more information. Intended for adults.

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Free

Genealogy 101

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to do genealogy research. Explore your family’s past using the Ancestry and HeritageQuest websites. In addition, find out about the library’s local history collection housed in the Minter-VanOrman Room. Registration Required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 5:30 p.m.

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Free

REGISTRATION FULL – Leaf Mason Jars

October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Grass Lake Branch in creating beautiful Leaf Mason Jars! Create a beautiful candlelight project using mason jars and leaves. A fun craft idea to brighten up those cool, autumn evenings. This event’s registration is full. Please please call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 for more information. Intended for adults.

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November 2018

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

November 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on January 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome! Call the Grass Lake Branch for more information. Intended for adults.

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December 2018

Free

Festival of Lights

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Jingle all the way to the Grass Lake Branch for a Reindeer craft and celebrate the Festival of Lights!                 Intended for All Ages!

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Free

Snowman Wreath

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Sue Huggins and the Spring Arbor Branch to create a fun snowman for the winter season! Registration required, so please call the Spring Arbor Branch at (517) 750-2030 to reserve your spot. Intended for Adults.  

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Free

CANCELED – Handmade Beaded Ornaments

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Create a colorful ornament using a melted beads and cookies cutters. Great as a tree decoration or give as a gift! Registration required, so please call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 to save your spot. Intended for Ages 5 & up.

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January 2019

Free

Grass Lake Literary & Chocolate Society

January 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Join the book club discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Enjoy great company, chocolate goodies, and some spirited conversation. New members welcome! Call the Grass Lake Branch for more information. Intended for adults.

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Free

Comic Book Magnets

January 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Make fun magnets to decorate the fridge using favorite comic book characters. Registration required. Call the Grass Lake Branch at 517.522.8211 to reserve a spot. Intended for Ages 8 & Up.

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Free

Snowman Crafts

January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

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

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Free

DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

January 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Simple ingredients come together to make an organic lip balm and bath bombs. Makes a great gift! Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Locations/Times: NAPOLEON BRANCH Thursday,  12/13 @ 4pm CARNEGIE BRANCH Wednesday, 1/9 @ 6pm EASTERN BRANCH Saturday, 1/26 @ 3pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Wednesday, 1/30 @ 5:30pm CONCORD BRANCH Monday, 2/4 @ 5:30pm HANOVER BRANCH Wednesday, 2/6 @ 5:30pm SPRING ARBOR BRANCH Monday, 2/11 @ 5:30pm MEIJER BRANCH Saturday, 2/16 @ 3pm  

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February 2019

Free

Nebula Slime

February 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for Kids Ages 6-14. Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times: Spring Arbor Branch Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am Carnegie Library Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm Concord Branch Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm Parma Branch Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm Hanover Branch Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm…

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A Day at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizadry

February 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Attention Harry Potter fans: Spend some time at Hogwarts School attending classes featuring Potions, Charms, Astronomy, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Put on the Sorting Hat and discover what House is yours. Registration required. Call the Grass Lake Branch at 517.522.8211 to reserve a spot. Intended for Ages 8 & Up.  

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April 2019

Bunny String Art

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

– Bunny String Art  – Hop along the bunny trail with us as we wind up for spring and create your own decorative bunny shaped piece of string art. All materials provided.

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Lee Piper’s Elvis Tribute

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get ready for an evening of flashback fun with this Vega-style show as Lee Piper presents a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

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Moon Sand

April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Bored with Play-doh? Try something from out of this world. come learn how to make Moon Sand. Moon Sand has a silky smooth texture and can be molded into shapes and reused with ease. Please call Grass Lake to save your spot – 517.522.8211

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May 2019

Made With Love Mother’s Day Crafts

May 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

This is a two-part Mother’s Day Gift Program: Part 1 Decorated Jewelry Box, Part II Charm Bracelet. Join us at Henrietta Branch on May 3 from 5:00 – 5:45 pm to create a one of a kind jewelry box just for Mom. However, no jewelry box is complete without jewelry to go with it. Join us at Grass Lake Branch on May 6 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm to make a special Mother’s Day charm bracelet.

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Mindful Yoga Storytime

May 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Join us this spring at our series of mindful yoga storytimes! This storytime will incorporate mindful motion, stories, and activities that gently introduce mindfulness and yoga practice. SUMMIT BRANCH Thursday, March 14th @ 10:00 am CARNEGIE LIBRARY Saturday, March 23rd @ 2:00 pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Wednesday, May 8th @ 10:30 am MEIJER BRANCH Thursday, May 9th @ 11:00 am EASTERN BRANCH Thursday, May 16th @ 10:30 am HENRIETTA BRANCH Wednesday, May 22nd @ 11:00 am Intended for preschool-aged children.…

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Exploring DNA

May 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

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

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Mason Jar Luminaries

May 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

DIY Mason Jar Luminaries – patrons will decorate glass mason jars with glass gems and place tea lights inside to create a pretty glow.

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June 2019

Father’s Day DIY Sports Coasters

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

Does your father have a favorite sports team or college? If so, then we will show you how to make personalized coasters with your father’s favorite team or alma mater so that you can give them to him as a gift. Materials provided. Henrietta: June 12, 5:30 p.m. Grass Lake: June 13 at 4:00 p.m.  

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Cameron Zvara, Magician and Entertainer

June 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cameron Zvara will make SURE your guests leave with a memory they will NEVER forget. Cameron’s show is JAM PACKED with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and TONS of audience participation! His show is designed for the entire family to enjoy, keeping everything 100% squeaky clean at all times.

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The Storytellers

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A Universe of Music & Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, a short interactive poem, a hilarious musical skit, and when time permits, post-show activities. As always, live musical accompaniment will feature unique music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries/continents. The Storytellers engage little ones as they enter, even before the actual show beings. The hands-on activities also begin immediately–during the first…

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Phase of the Moon Cups

June 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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July 2019

Blast Off with Books Magic Show

July 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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Painted Garden Rocks

July 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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Ice Cream Sundaes

July 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Let’s Celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Come to the library where you will make and enjoy your own homemade ice cream. All materials provided.  

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Music and Movement for Wee Ones

July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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August 2019

Exotic Zoo

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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Mess Free Finger Painting

August 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sounds unlikely, but it is true! This art activity is a perfect way for children to explore paints and color mixing while keeping the mess to a minimum. Children can create a finger painting masterpiece to take home, and grownups will appreciate taking the art home without the messy child.

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Barks & Bites

August 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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September 2019

Preschool Storytime at Grass Lake

September 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

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Lightbot Hour of Coding

September 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lightbot is an education game for kids that introduces several principles of programming. Children will practice concepts like sequence, conditions, and loops without typing or coding. To register call the Grass Lake Branch at 517-522-8211

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Autumn Denim Decorations

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Create your own fall-themed decoration using the pockets from denim jeans. All materials provided. Teens & Adults. Please call the Grass Lake Branch at 517-522-8211 to save your spot.

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October 2019

Yarn Pumpkins

October 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Create your own yarn pumpkin decorations. All materials provided. Teens & Adults. Please call the Grass Lake Branch at 517-522-8211 to register.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a Wonderland Tea Party with the Mad Hatter. Participants will decorate their own mad hats, play games, and enjoy refreshments. Don’t be late for this very important date!

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Mason Jar Sugar Skulls

October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In honor of Dia de los Muertos, create your own sugar skull mason jar that glows in the dark! Call the Grass Lake Branch at 517-522-8211 to register.

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November 2019

Reindeer Antlers Craft

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come to the Grass Lake Branch to make festive Reindeer Antlers!

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December 2019

Reindeer Rendezvous at the Grass Lake Branch

December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Help us welcome Santa and his reindeer as they visit the library! You will have the chance to see and pet live reindeer – you can also feed the reindeer for a quarter. Then warm up inside the library with some hot cocoa and enjoy some fun reindeer-themed crafts, create your own letter to Santa, and put it in the mailbox to the North Pole! Reindeer will be located at the Whistlestop Park Depot, near the library.

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Danish Paper Cone Ornament

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Grass Lake Branch to make your own Danish Paper Cone! These ornaments are traditionally made out of paper and are often filled with treats such as candy or small cookies. They are then hung on the Christmas tree and are a classic favorite ornament! Please call 517-522-8211 to register.

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January 2020

Raising Readers Roundup

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

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You’ve Been Zapped!

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you ready for an electrifying experience? In honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, join us as we learn about static electricity and see how it’s created. Try out a Van de Graaff generator and conduct some experiments using household materials. It will be a hair-raising event! Call 517-522-8211 to register.

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Yarn Snowman Craft

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

Kids will create their own decorative yarn snowman! Call 517-522-8211 to register.

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March 2020

Paws to Read

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take a moment to “paws” to read to therapy dog Macy, who loves a good story! Did you know that sharing books with furry supporters helps children to: Sustain concentration and focus Maintain a higher level of awareness Improve attitudes toward school Increase reading comprehension and fluency Expand their use of vocabulary and language Boost confidence and pride in their reading skills Cultivate a higher motivation for reading and learning

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April 2020

Paper Bead Earrings

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to make your very own paper beads and then turn them into earrings with Marcy Brown! Please call 517-522-8211 to register.

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Earth Day Mini Gardens

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In celebration of Earth Day, we will be recycling orange juice containers by using them to create mini gardens. Please call 517-522-8211 to register.

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Blackout Poetry

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come create your own piece of blackout poetry for National Poetry Month! Call 517-522-8211 to register.

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Ojo de Dios

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Children will learn the history of the Ojo de Dios and create their own! Call 517-522-8211 to register.

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