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Parma Branch

102 Church St.
Parma, MI 49269 United States
(517) 531-4908

Past Events

January 2016

Parma Story Time

January 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2016

Join us at the Parma Branch for a special storytime for children of all ages!

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Homemade Luminaries

January 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Parma 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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February 2016

Bottle Cap Magnets at Parma

February 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Parma 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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March 2016

Spotlight on books by Shirley Hughes

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

An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 19, 2016

An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until March 30, 2016

Join us at the Parma Branch throughout the month for a scavenger hunt, book displays and giveaways highlighting the books by author Shirley Hughes! Also join us for storytimes and crafts on Saturday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 30 at 12 – 2 p.m. Intended for preschool and elementary students. Open Hours: Monday: 1 – 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday: 1- 6 p.m. Saturday: 10:a.m. – 2 p.m.

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April 2016

Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Parma

April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Parma 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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Me and Poetry?

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch to discuss this art form – from sonnets to rap. Bring your favorite poems or your own creations! Intended for teens and adults; refreshments provided.

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June 2016

Bats of the World at Parma

June 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Parma Branch for this summer reading program! Explore the fascinating world of bats, and meet some real ones, in this fun program presented by Cranbrook Institute’s Organization for Bat Conservation. Intended for ages eight and older.

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July 2016

Fun with Sun at Parma

July 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Parma 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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Colors Animal Magic Show at Parma

July 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am

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

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Parachute Playtime at Parma

July 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Parma Branch Branch for this summer reading program! Get ready to shake the chute and move your body at Parachute Playtime! Enjoy 30 activity-filled minutes that include music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute! For kids ages 4 and younger with an adult. Registration required.

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September 2016

Friends of the Library Book Sale

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 1, 2016

Stop by the Parma Branch during the Parma Days village celebration for the Friends of the Library book sale! Or stop by Sept 26 – Oct. 1 during open hours. Branch Hours: Monday: 1 – 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday: 1 – 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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October 2016

Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Parma

October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am

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

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Book Lovers Book Club

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2016

Read and discuss a variety of book genres at the Parma Branch! Please call the branch for this month’s book choice. Intended for teens and adults.

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 24, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 29, 2016

Stop in at the Parma Branch, Oct. 24-29 during open hours, and search for all the items on the list! Get a Halloween treat and be entered into a drawing for a Halloween basket of goodies! Intended for children.

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November 2016

International Games Day

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Help us celebrate International Games Day! Try a new board game or online game, or create a game of your own to take home! All materials provided, intended for all ages.

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December 2016

Friends of the Library Holiday Open House

December 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch for refreshments, displays and a special holiday basket drawing! Presented by the Friends of the Library.  

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January 2017

Parma Story Time

January 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Enjoy a fun storytime for ages 3 – 8 at the Parma Branch!

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Book Club Meeting

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! We’re looking to combine our Parma and Springport Book Groups. Let’s meet to talk about how best to consolidate these two groups. Intended for teens and adults.

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February 2017

Free

Parma/Springport Book Club

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us for the first meeting of the Springport/Parma Book Club! Held at the Parma branch on Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., we will be discuss Whistling in the Graveyard by Susan Crandall. Intended for adults.

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Free

Snowy Science

February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Come on in on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. for the Snowy Science experiment and craft. Make your very own Styrofoam Snowflake out of packing peanuts. Kids will also make a snowstorm 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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March 2017

Free

March is Reading Month at Parma

March 6, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Join us at the Parma Branch! Stop by during the week of March 6-11, 2017 during open hours to hear stories by featured author Keven Henkes. See displays, make crafts, complete a scavenger hunt and more! Intended for children.

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Free

Book Lover’s Book Club

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Springport and Parma have combined book clubs! Join us on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. Please call either the Parma or Springport Branch for the March book title. Intended for adults.

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Free

Jewelry Smorgasboard

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. create your own piece of jewelry from a variety of beads and fasteners. Materials provided, but registration is required. Intended for teens and adults.

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April 2017

Free

Jerry Hoag and Harvey Klassen

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Jerry Hoag and Harvey Klassen play “Down Home Country Music”. All ages welcome!

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Free

Book Lover’s Book Club

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! We will be meeting on Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Please call the Parma/Springport Branch to find out this month’s title. Intended for adults.

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Free

Money Smart Week at the Parma Branch

April 24, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Join us at the Parma Branch! Stop in during open hours the week of April 24-29, 2017 to learn the basics of money, savings and budget. Earn some branch bucks and spend them in the branch store! Intended for children and teens.

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Free

Money Smart Week Special Storytime at Parma

April 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Celebrate Money Smart Week and help your child understand the importance of saving. Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 12 p.m. for a story and a free copy of A Dollar for Penny by Julie Glass. Intended for ages 3-6.    

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May 2017

Free

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

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

Join us at the Parma 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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Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

May 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. Please call either the Parma or Springport Branch for the March book title. Intended for adults.

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June 2017

Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

June 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

Join us on the Second Friday of the month from 2-3 p.m. Please call either the Parma or Springport Branch for the May book title. Intended for adults.

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Free

Go Green! With Michigan Science Center

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Learn about energy, engineering, sustainability and more with these large-scale demonstrations. Who: Family program for all ages When: Friday, June 16 at 1 p.m.

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Free

Jeff Wawrzaszek Magic Show

June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Parma 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: Friday, June 23 at 1 p.m.

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Free

Howell Conference & Nature Center: Creatures of the Night

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

Join us at the Parma 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: Friday, June 30 at 1 p.m.

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July 2017

Free

Sports Stacking with Jim Merrills

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Travel around the world and build replicas like the Pyramids of Eygpt, castles of Europe, the Great Wall of China, India’s Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower of Paris, with nothing but cups! Who: Hands-on family program for all ages When: Friday, July 7 at 1 p.m.

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Free

Music & Movement for Wee Ones

July 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! On Friday, July 14 at 1 p.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

Sprout House

July 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! On Friday, July 14 at 1 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

Little Builders

July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Friday, July 21 at 1 p.m. (no hard hats needed) Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5+ and families.

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September 2017

Free

Story + Crafts = Fun Storytime at Parma

September 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

Join us at the Parma Branch! Every Wednesday at 12 p.m. join us for stories, crafts, and fun. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

September 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on November 10, 2017 at 2:00pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us the second Friday of the month from 2-3 p.m. for a book discussion. Please call either the Parma or Springport Branch for this month’s book title. Intended for teens & adults.

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Free

Pallet Painting

September 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Saturday, September 9 at 11 a.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

Friends of the Parma Library Book Sale

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on October 4, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 6, 2017 at 10:00am

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us on Saturday, September 30 through Friday, October 6, during open hours for our annual book sale. Everything is $0.25! Materials for all ages. Presented by the Friends of the Parma Branch Library

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October 2017

Free

Movable Mummies

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Bend it and shape it, this mummy is made to move. Friday, October 6 at 4 p.m., come by the Parma Branch to make your own movable mummy. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 5-17.

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November 2017

Free

Celebrate World Peace Day

November 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Celebrate World Peace Day with the Parma Branch. Friday, November 17 from 3-4 p.m., create a special poster to remind you of the ways that we can all promote a peaceful world. All ages welcome.

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December 2017

Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

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

Join us at the Parma Branch! Wednesday, December 6 at 12 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 Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

December 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 9, 2018

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us the second Friday of the month from 2-3 p.m. for a book discussion. Please call either the Parma or Springport Branch for this month’s book title. Intended for teens & adults.

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Free

Herbal Hand Salve

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m., make your own all-natural herbal hand salve. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

December 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Don’t forget the birds this holiday season. On Wednesday, December 20 at 12 p.m., create a homemade birdseed ornament. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 to reserve your spot. All ages welcome.

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Free

Holiday Open House

December 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Stop by the Parma Branch on Friday, December 22 from 2-4 p.m. for delicious treats and a drawing for a holiday goodie basket. All ages welcome.

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January 2018

Free

Story + Crafts = Fun Storytime at Parma

January 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 23, 2018

Join us at the Parma Branch! Every Wednesday at 12 p.m., starting January 3, join us for stories, crafts, and fun. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Saturday, January 20 at 12 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 Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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February 2018

Free

Heart String Art

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Saturday, February 10 at 12 p.m., make your own heart string art, just in time for Valentine’s Day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month at Parma

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday and Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Join us at the Parma Branch! Stop by during the month of March during open hours for displays, readings, and activities inspired by Arthur Writes a Story. Intended for kids.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown.

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Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on May 11, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us on the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for a book discussion. Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 for this month’s title. Intended for teens and adults.

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May 2018

Free

Book Lovers’ Book Club

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on July 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on August 10, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join us at the Parma Branch! Join us on the second Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for a book discussion. Call the Parma Branch at (517) 531-4908 for this month’s title. Intended for teens and adults.

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June 2018

The Science of Music

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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!   Friday June 8 @ 2 pm – Parma (517-531-4908)  

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Paleo Joe – Libraries Rock!… and So Do Dinosaurs!

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about fossils and dinosaurs with Paleo Joe.  He brings casts, models and fossils to show that include a Utah Raptor foot, an Archaeopteryx, and a raptor egg.  hand puppets, fuzzy feet and Pterodactyl wings encourage volunteers to come up and don the items.  Learn about the new discovery in 2017 of a dinosaur in ALASKA – yes Alaska and named in honor of the Inuit. Paleo Joe will be at the following branches: Friday June 29 @ 2:00 pm…

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July 2018

Cameron Zvarra – Comedy, Magic & Balloon Sculpting

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This show is JAM PACKED with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and TONS of audience participation! Cameron will be at the following branches: Friday July 13 at 2:00pm – Parma Branch

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September 2018

Free

Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt

September 3 - September 15

Get a free pencil when you complete our Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt and be entered in a drawing for a Back-to-School Goodie Basket! Intended for ages 3-12  years. Visit branch during regular open hours.

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