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118 W. Main St.
Hanover, MI 49241 United States
(517) 905-1399 http://myjdl.com/hanover/

Past Events

April 2017

Free

Friends of the Hanover Library Spring Book Sale

April 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop in on Wednesday, April 26 from 1-6 p.m. Books for all ages, paperbacks, audiobooks and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Hanover Branch.

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Free

Paws to Read with Asher

April 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Our storytime has gone to the dogs! Come in on Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 4 p.m. and pause to read or visit with Asher (our furry K9 friend). Grab a book and cuddle up! For ages 10 years and younger.

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May 2017

Free

Circuit Bugs

May 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! On Wednesday, May 3, 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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Free

Spine Benders Book Club

May 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Join us on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Earrings for Mother’s Day

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Mother’s and their teens are invited to come make a pair of earrings for Mother’s Day on Monday, May 8, 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

Paws to Read with Asher

May 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Our storytime has gone to the dogs! Come in on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and pause to read or visit with Asher (our furry K9 friend). Grab a book and cuddle up! For ages 10 years and younger.

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June 2017

Free

Build it Mondays! at Hanover

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop in every Monday- starting June 12- during open hours to build a different craft. June 12th: Build with Clix June 19th: Building Challenge w. clothespins, craft sticks and binder clips June 26th: Art Bots (this event will take place at 1 p.m. on the day) Intended for kids.

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Free

Summer Science: Art Bots

June 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Calling all future scientists! On Monday, June 26 at 1 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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July 2017

Free

Fourth of July Book Sale

July 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop by the Hanover Branch on Tuesday, July 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for deals on paperback novels, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and more. Present by the Friends of the Hanover Library.

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Free

Build it Mondays! at Hanover

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 Hanover Branch! Stop in every Monday during open hours to build a different craft. July 10th: Sprout House (this event will take place at 2 p.m. on the day) July 17th: Straw Rockets Blast Off July 24th: LEGO Duplo & Pool Noodle Marble Run Intended for kids.

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Free

Sprout House

July 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! On Monday, July 10 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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$5.00

Summer Flower Bud Vases

July 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Come in on Monday, July 17 at 6 p.m. to paint a summer flower vase with Peggy Hill from Make It Yours: Paint Your Own Pottery. Registration is required because space and supplies are limited. $5 materials fee. Intended for adults.

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Free

Little Builders

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Wednesday, July 19 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

Growing Hearts-Sprouts

July 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Watch your child blossom, play and learn through music! Join us on Wednesday, July 26 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

LEGO Week Fun!

July 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop in during LEGO Week to make a… Zip Line on Monday Towers on Wednesday Marble Run on Friday Free Build on Saturday Intended for ages 6-12.

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August 2017

Free

Build a Better World End of Summer Reading Party

August 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop by on Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the end of another successful summer of reading. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts & activities. All attendees will get a coupon for the Hanover Market! Plus, a special, secret visitor. Intended for ages 3-10.

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Free

Summer Fun for Tweens & Teens: Steampunk Journals & Pizza Party

August 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring on the gears, gadgets, and gizmos. On Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m., make your own outrageously cool steampunk journal & enjoy some pizza. Registration is required because space & supplies are limited. Intended for tweens & teens ages 11+.

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Free

Paws to Read with Asher

August 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Our storytime has gone to the dogs! Come in on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and pause to read or visit with Asher (our furry K9 friend). Grab a book and cuddle up! For ages 10 years and younger.

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September 2017

Free

Spine Benders Book Club

September 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Spine Benders is back! Join us the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Magnetic Memo Board

September 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Cookie sheets aren’t just for baking! Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m., make a pretty and functional magnetic memo board. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Free

Twisted Stitchers

September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and join the Twisted Stitchers on Wednesday, September 20 at 11 a.m. Come share patterns and tips. Intended for adults.

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Free

D.I.Y Fidget Spinners

September 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Take part of the fidget spinner craze by stopping by the Hanover Branch on Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for tweens and teens ages 10-17.

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October 2017

Free

Spine Benders Book Club

October 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Spine Benders is back! Join us the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Twisted Stitchers

October 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and join the Twisted Stitchers on Wednesday, October 18 at 11 a.m. Come share patterns and tips. Intended for adults.

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Free

DIY Pumpkins Terracotta Pots

October 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop by on Monday, October 23 at 2 p.m. to make a festive terracotta pot pumpkin for all your Halloween goodies. Please wear or bring an old shirt for painting. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 8-12.

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November 2017

Free

Turkey Windsocks

November 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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Free

Friends Fall Book Sale at Hanover

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop by the Hanover Branch on Wednesday, November 8 from 12-6 p.m. for movies, hardcover & paperback books, children’s books and more. All ages welcome. Presented by the Friends of the Hanover Branch Library.

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Free

Twisted Stitchers

November 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and join the Twisted Stitchers on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. Come share patterns and tips. Intended for adults.

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December 2017

Free

Happy Holidays with Elvis

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Presented by Lee Piper Celebrate the holiday season on Friday, December 1 at 4 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

Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

December 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Don’t forget the birds this holiday season. On Wednesday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m., create a homemade birdseed ornament. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. All ages welcome.

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Free

Spine Benders Book Club

December 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Spine Benders is back! Come in on Monday, December 11 at 1 p.m. for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks

December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Monday, December 18 at 6 p.m., make a beaded wire bookmark as a beautiful gift for yourself or a friend. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Twisted Stitchers

December 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and join the Twisted Stitchers on Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m. Come share patterns and tips. Intended for adults.

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January 2018

Free

Bouncy Ball Building Bonanza

January 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Wednesday, January 3 at 4 p.m., make your own bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

Let It Snow

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Do you love snow? On Friday, January 5 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

Spine Benders Book Club

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Monday, January 8 at 1 p.m, join us for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Twisted Stitchers

January 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2018

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Bring a skein of yarn and a crochet hook and join the Twisted Stitchers on the third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. Come share patterns and tips. Intended for adults.

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Free

Herbal Hand Salve

January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m., make your own all-natural herbal hand salve. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

January 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Monday, January 29 at 4:30 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 Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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February 2018

Free

Heart String Art

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

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Monday, February 5 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 Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

Spine Benders Book Club

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Come in on Monday, February 12 at 1 p.m. for coffee and book discussion. Intended for adults.

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Free

Locked in the Library

February 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Friday, February 16 at 3 p.m., you are locked in the library. Your team has 35 minutes to solve puzzles to get out. Can you escape? Sponsored by Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 8-12.

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Free

Love My Coffee Plaque

February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m., make your own Love & Coffee plaque. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for and adults.

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March 2018

Free

Braided Rugs by Joann

March 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Presented by Joann Reed John will be showing us how to make braided rugs. These beautiful homemade rugs for your home will last for years. Please bring a size K or Q hook if you have one. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. Intended for adults.

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Free

Spine Benders Book Club

March 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on April 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Join us on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for a book discussion. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 for more details. Intended for adults.

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Free

March is Reading Month at the Hanover Branch

March 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Stop by for fun activities and crafts. Read Duckling Gets a Cookie? and decorate a cookie with frosting and sprinkles! Enter for a chance to win a copy of the book. Join us on Monday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. Intended for kids and families.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on Duckling Gets a Cookie? by Mo Willems.

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June 2018

Twisted Stichers

June 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

One event on August 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

Bring a skein of yarn and crochet hook and join us for “Twisted Stitches.”  Pick up where you are and visit with other crafters or learn as a beginner. Share patterns and helpful tips.

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Washi Tape Journals

June 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Libraries Rock! Make a washi tape journal to help you complete an activity badge for summer reading. Registration is required. Space is limited. Call 517-905-1399 to reserve your spot.

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July 2018

July 4th Book Sale

July 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

During all of the Hanover – Horton July 4th festivities do not forget tho stop in the Hanover Branch for our Annual July 4th Book Sale. Books for all ages, paper backs, DVD’s, Audio Books and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Hanover Branch

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Free

Beach Bottle Craft

July 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summer doesn’t last forever, but you can help it last by bringing some of the summer indoors with this Beach Bottle Craft at the Hanover Branch! Monday, July 23 @ 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so registration required. Call Hanover at 905-1399 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages teens (14+) and adults

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August 2018

Mason Jar Night Light

August 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Libraries Rock! Make a glittery mason jar night light. Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call: 517-905-1399

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September 2018

Free

Spine Benders Book Club

September 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Hanover Branch! Join us on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for a book discussion. Call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 for more details. Intended for adults.

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Free

Genealogy 101

September 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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, Sep. 12 @ 11 a.m.

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Free

Escape Room 4 Kids – “If You Take a Mouse to the Library”

September 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Solve the clues and make a craft! A Mouse broke into the Library overnight and locked up all the crayons! He has given us 45 minutes to free the crayons by following the clues. Good Luck! This Breakout is inspired by the book, “If You Take a Mouse to School,” by Laura Numeroff. Hosted by the Hanover Branch in cooperation with Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 5-9 years.

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Free

StoryWalk® at Hanover

September 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Calling families, students, teachers, and the Hanover Community! Join us at Hanover Elementary and Finish at the Hanover Branch! Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the community and read a book. You are invited to join the Hanover Branch for a special Hanover Community StoryWalk featuring the book, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Take a walk from Hanover Elementary to the Hanover Branch Library as you read the pages of…

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October 2018

Free

Escape Room 4 Kids – “Monster Mash Jr”

October 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Help! Who knew Igor’s Dance Dungeon was an actual Dungeon?! We just wanted to learn the Monster Mash. Now we have 45 minutes to escape before the monsters return from lunch. This Breakout is inspired by the song, “Monster Mash,” performed by Bobby Pickett. Hosted by the Hanover Branch in cooperation with Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 3-9 years.

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Free

Holiday Silent Auction at Hanover

October 29, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Stop by the Hanover Branch for the Friends of the Library Holiday Silent Auction! This is a perfect opportunity to get your shopping done early and acquire some wonderful, creative gifts for everyone on your list. The auction is during the Branch’s open hours: Monday: 1 to 6pm Wednesday: 10 to 7pm Friday: 1 to 6pm Saturday: 10 to 2pm For more information, please contact the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399. Intended for Adults.

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November 2018

Free

Getting Ready for Winter with Essential Oils

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Hanover Branch to learn how to stay healthy this winter with Essential Oils! Koleen will share what essential oils can do to promote wellness and support a healthy lifestyle. You can even take home a roller bottle, but you have to make it first. Registration required, so please call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to save your spot. Intended for Adults.

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Free

Escape Room 4 Kids: “Run, Turkey, Run”

November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Gobble, Gobble! Oh, no! Turkey’s idea to change Farmer’s mind about dinner was locked in a box. You have 45 minutes to unlock the box before Farmer catches Turkey. Based on the book, “Run, Turkey, Run,” by Diane Mayr.                   Hanover Branch in cooperation with BreakoutEDU.

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December 2018

Free

Holiday Scavenger Hunt & Crafts

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on December 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

Join the Hanover Branch December 1st thru December 22nd for a Holiday Scavenger Hunt and Crafts! During Open Hours Monday 1 pm – 6 pm Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm Friday 1 pm – 6 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm Intended for Kids 3 to 9.

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Free

Holiday Gifts

December 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Looking for that special gift? Look no further! Make this snow globe topper and fill the jar with chocolate mug cake mix. It’s a great gift for a friend or a child’s teacher. Registration is required, so please call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to save your spot. Intended for ages 14 & up.

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Free

Snowman Crafts

December 10, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Free

Braided Rugs by Johan

January 9 @ 11:00 am

Join Johan for a tutorial in making braided rugs.  You will need your crochet hook size and strips of material 5/8” wide (old sheets torn into strips work great).  These are beautiful homemade rugs for your home that will last for years! Intended for Adults. Registration required. Please call the Hanover Branch at (517) 905-1399 to save a spot.

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Free

Nebula Slime

January 14 @ 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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February 2019

Free

DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

February 6 @ 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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Free

Valentine’s Cookies Mix Gift

February 11 @ 5:30 pm

Follow your heart to the Hanover Branch to make a special Valentine gift: Valentine’s Chocolate Chip M & M Cookies mix. Registration required, so please call the Hanover Branch at 517-905-1399 to save a spot. Intended for Ages 14 & up.

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March 2019

Free

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

March 20 @ 5:30 pm

We are bombarded daily with toxins, but in this class, Koleen O’Connor will show you how to easily detox your home and various ways to clean with Essentials Oils! Intended for Adults. Call the Hanover Branch at 517.905.1399 for more information.

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May 2019

Squishy Circuits

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn about electricity in a fun and safe way, all while playing with play dough! We’ll use conductive and non-conductive play dough, LEDs and batteries to learn about circuits and then we’ll use what we’ve learned to light up our play dough creations.   https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/squishy-circuits  

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June 2019

Summer Reading Fun!

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 10, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

June 1 through June 15 come join the summer reading fun! Sign up for summer reading and play library bingo!

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Friends Summer Book Sale

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friends Summer Outdoor Tent Book Sale. Books and movies for all ages! Rain date is June 14.  

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Little Gardeners

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Bubbleology

June 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

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July 2019

Phase of the Moon Cups

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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The Storytellers

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 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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Intro to Ozobots

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Eat Smart, Live Strong

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 5, 2019

In partnership with the MSU Extension, Jackson District Library’s concord Branch will host Eat Smart, Live Strong. This class is geared towards individuals 50+ but everyone is welcome to attend! Call the Hanover Branch to register (517-905-1399). Join Angela Maniaci for a fun class on how to improve your health and well-being. Topics include increasing fruit and vegetables in tasty ways, and engaging in safe physical activity. Participate in discussions with your community on topics such as how to budget your food…

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Blast Off with Books Magic Show

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

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Little Coders

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Coding is cool! Learn the basics of computer logic in this play-based, hands-on program. Please call the Hanover Branch (517) 905-1399 or the Concord Branch (517) 905-1379 to save your spot! Hanover: Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. Concord: Wednesday, August 7, 2:00 p.m.

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Exotic Zoo

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

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August 2019

Back to School @ the Library

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 16, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 12, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Back to school @ the library! Come in August 2 through August 17 during open hours to make a rainbow troll hair pencil topper. Add this cute pencil topper to your back to school supplies.

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Mess Free Finger Painting

August 12 @ 1:00 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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September 2019

DIY Library Card Holder

September 3
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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September 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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September 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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September 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Hanover Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder! All ages welcome!

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October 2019

Fun With Pumpkins!

October 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Come in every Wednesday during open hours in October for pumpkins crafts, activities and more!

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Fun With Pumpkins!

October 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Come in every Wednesday during open hours in October for pumpkins crafts, activities and more!

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Fun With Pumpkins!

October 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Come in every Wednesday during open hours in October for pumpkins crafts, activities and more!

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