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Springport Branch

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116 Mechanic St.
Springport, MI 49284 United States
(517) 905-1459 http://myjdl.com/springport

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January 2016

Storytime at Springport

January 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until May 23, 2016

Join us at the Springport Branch for fun crafts and stories for young children!

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Bottle Cap Magnets

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Springport 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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February 2016

Homemade Luminaries at Springport

February 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Bring your family and create a beautiful homemade luminary using mason jars, tea lights and tissue paper! Intended as a craft for families with children ages 3-15 years old. Registration required.

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March 2016

Spotlight on books by Tomie DePaola

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

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

Join us at the Springport Branch throughout the month for a scavenger hunt, book displays and giveaways highlighting the books by author Tomie dePaola! Also join us for storytimes and crafts on Saturday, March 12 and Monday, March 28 at 2-4 p.m. Intended for preschool and elementary students.

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April 2016

Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Springport

April 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Springport 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 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Springport 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

Family Magic Show at Springport

June 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

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

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Sport Stacking at Springport

June 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

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

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July 2016

Fun with Sun at Springport

July 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Springport 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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Parachute Playtime at Springport

July 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Springport 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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Comedic Performer Tim Salisbury

July 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch for this Summer Reading Program! A variety show that mixes world class juggling – even with bowling balls, feats of strength and balancing plus odd stuff that defies description. The variety in this show creates a fast moving performance that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats wondering what is going to happen next. This program in ideal for families!

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September 2016

Read in America Day Open House

September 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Reacquaint yourself with your branch and enjoy special storytimes, displays, prizes and refreshments!

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Springport Book Club

September 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 26, 2016

Join us at the Springport Branch! Share your love of reading; discover new authors and titles; and discuss your current and favorite reads. For adults and teens.  

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October 2016

Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Springport

October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Springport 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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Second Annual Village Scarecrow Contest

October 12, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 26, 2016

Create your own scarecrow to decorate the Springport Village Main Street! T-posts and ideas can be picked up at the Springport Branch after Monday, Oct. 10 and all entries are due Monday, Oct. 17 between 1-6 p.m. This contest is open to individuals, families, classrooms and organizations! Winners will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 29. Please call the branch for more details and with questions.

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November 2016

Citizenship – Could You Pass the Test?

November 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Could you pass the official test to become a U.S. Citizen? Stop in and try to take the test yourself! Participants will win a prize for entering and the winners will also receive a prize. Refreshments will be provided. Intended for teens and adults. Call the branch for more details.  

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December 2016

Friends of the Library Holiday Open House

December 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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January 2017

Springport Story Time

January 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until May 22, 2017

Join us at the Springport Branch for fun stories for ages 3 – 8 years old.  

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Snowy Science

January 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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March 2017

Free

March is Reading Month at Springport

March 6, 2017 - March 11, 2017

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

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Free

Jewelry Smorgasboard

March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! On Wednesday, March 20, 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

Tim Griffith

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

Join us at the Springport Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Springport’s own Tim Griffith plays music on his banjo. All ages welcome!

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Free

Money Smart Week at the Springport Branch

April 24, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Join us at the Springport 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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May 2017

Free

Jewelry Making Part 2

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Couldn’t make it to our March Jewelry making class? No problem. Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. and create a bracelet, necklace, pin or earrings. Registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. Intended for teens & adults.

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June 2017

Free

Sports Stacking with Jim Merrills

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

Join us at the Springport 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: Monday, June 12 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Jeff Wawrzaszek Magic Show

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

Join us at the Springport 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: Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Howell Conference & Nature Center: Creatures of the Night

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

Join us at the Springport 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: Monday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

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July 2017

Free

Sprout House

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

Join us at the Springport Branch! On Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m. create your own building and plant seeds to make your own chia house. Intended for ages 6-10. This program is part of the Build a Better World through STEM.

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Free

Little Builders

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

Join us at the Springport Branch! Does your child love to build? Let your little one hammer, dig, doze, construct and destruct on Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m. (no hard hats needed) Registration is required since space is limited. Intended for ages 5+ and families.

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Free

Richard Paul Variety Show

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

Join us at the Springport Branch! This variety show includes magic, audience participation, humor and different ventriloquist characters. Richard promotes reading by inspiring children to look at the many joke books and stories that the library has to offer. Who: Family program for all ages When: Monday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

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Free

Music & Movement for Wee Ones

July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! On Monday, July 24 at 2 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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September 2017

Free

“Stained Glass” Fall Wreath

September 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Stop by on Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to make a “stained glass” (tissue paper) wreath to brighten your home this fall. Intended for children.

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Free

Story + Crafts = Fun Storytime at Springport

September 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Join us at the Springport Branch! Every Monday at 9 a.m. join us for stories, crafts, and fun. Intended for ages 3-5.

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October 2017

Free

Annual Scarecrow Contest

October 1, 2017 - October 16, 2017

Join us at the Springport Branch! Create your own scarecrow and enter to win the Annual Springport Scarecrow Contest. Stop by the Springport Branch to register and pick up your T-hanger. Bring your finished entry in by October 16. Scarecrows will be displayed along Main Street and judged after October 31. All families welcome to participate. Winners will be notified after judging.

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Free

Movable Mummies

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Bend it and shape it, this mummy is made to move. Saturday, October 7 at 11 a.m., come to the Springport Branch to make your own movable mummy. All materials provided but registration is required. Intended for ages 5-17.

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Free

Pallet Painting

October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Saturday, October 14 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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November 2017

Free

Holiday Cards for Our Service Men & Women

November 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on November 11, 2017 at 10:00am

Join us at the Springport Branch! Stop by the Springport Branch between November 6-11 during open hours to decorate a card for those in the Armed Forces and Veterans at home. All materials provided. All families welcome.

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December 2017

Free

Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Don’t forget the birds this holiday season. On Saturday, December 16 at 12 p.m., create a homemade birdseed ornament. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459 to reserve your spot. All ages welcome.

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Free

Holiday Open House

December 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Stop by the Springport Branch on Monday, December 18 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 Springport

January 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until May 21, 2018

Join us at the Springport Branch! Every Monday at 9 a.m., starting January 8, join us for stories, crafts, and fun. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us at the Springport Branch! Monday, January 22 at 9 a.m., promote random acts of kindness by painting inspirational stones and leaving them around Jackson. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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Free

Heart String Art

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Saturday, January 27 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 Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

Beaded Wire Bookmarks

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Presented by Marcy Brown and Julie McCourtie Monday, January 29 at 7 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 Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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February 2018

Free

Herbal Hand Salve

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Saturday, February 3 at 12 p.m., make your own all-natural herbal hand salve. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month at Springport

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 Springport Branch! Stop by during the month of March during open hours for displays, readings, and activities inspired by The Knight and the Dragon. Intended for kids.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola.

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Free

Spring Wreath

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Springport Branch! Make a colorful lightweight Spring Wreath using recycled materials. Perfect for inside or outside your house. Join us on Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Intended for all ages.

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June 2018

Stevens Puppets

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Founded in 1933, this renowned troupe has produced unforgettable and one of a kind productions for over 74 years. Our hand-carved, wooden marionettes have been touring the world for decades, bringing laughter and joy to families with heartwarming stories. They will be performing: Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin. Springport – Sleeping Beauty

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July 2018

The Storytellers – World Music & Stories

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

World 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 more.  The show features music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries/continents.  Steel drums, didgeridoo, balafone, cuica, m’bira, m’bwata and berimbau are a few of the unique instruments that are showcased. The Storytellers will be at the following branches: Monday, July 16 at 10:00am in…

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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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