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104 W. Bird Street
Jackson, MI 49203 United States
(517) 783-4030 http://myjdl.com/summit

Past Events

January 2016

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

January 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 3, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for our evening book group. We will be discussing the following titles: Jan. 6: The Book of Unknown Americans  by Cristina Henriquez Feb. 3: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  

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Bottle Cap Magnets

January 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit 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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Make Your Own Bookdori

January 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until January 14, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch! Learn how to make your own beautiful bookdori, styled after the popular Midori traveler’s journal from Japan. Reservations required; a cost of $15 per person to be paid in advance will cover most materials. Intended for adults. Please call the branch for more details and to save your spot!

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

January 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 13, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for family storytime for children ages 3-5 years old!

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Tea Blending

January 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate National Hot Tea Month! Learn about the benefits of tea and make a personalized blend to take home with you. Reservations required; intended for teens and adults.

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Bananarama Science

January 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Play with your food at the library! Learn how to extract banana DNA and try your hand at making banana tattoos. Intended for ages eight and older; please call the branch for more information!

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February 2016

A Card to Remember

February 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make a special card that’s sure to be treasured for years to come! Intended for teens and adults; registration required. Please call the branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Monday Night at the Movies

February 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   Feb. 8: Amadeus (1984, R*) starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce and Elizabeth Berridge The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum. (*Please note the ‘R’ rating, given for brief nudity) Feb. 22:  Charade (1963) starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau Romance and suspense in Paris, as…

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Candy Sushi

February 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Not ready to try real sushi? Try candy sushi instead! Learn the basics of sushi-making and create your own delicious masterpiece! Reservations are required; intended for teens and kids ages 10 and older. Please call the branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!  

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Homemade Luminaries at Summit

February 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit 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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Honey Bee Mine

February 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Learn all about honey and sustainable beekeeping with Jackson’s own extraordinary beekeepers, Jessica and Keith Stellar. Intended for teens and adults.

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March 2016

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

March 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for our evening book group. We will be discussing the following titles: March 2: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin April 6: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson New members are welcome! Intended for adults.  

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I Want Candy (Science)!

March 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Science and candy – a sweet combination! Conduct cool experiments with all sorts of candy! Intended for ages eight and older; reservations required. Please call the branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Summit Branch Celebrates JDL

March 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for a celebration our Citation of Excellence Award from the State Librarian. It will be at the branch March 7-11. Enjoy refreshments, prizes and more!

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

March 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for March is Reading Month! Everyone five and older are invited to a viewing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G, 1971) starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson and Peter Ostrum A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

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Essential Oils 101

March 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Everyone’s talking about essential oils! Come to the branch to learn the ins and outs of essential oils with Candy Sweeney. Intended for adults; reservations required. Call the branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Ladder Yarn Necklaces

March 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make your own oh-so-chic ladder yarn necklace! Intended for adults and teens ages 13 years an older; reservations required. Call 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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April 2016

Monday Night at the Movies

April 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 18, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   April 4: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, PG-13) starring Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe and  Michelle Yeoh Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha. April 18:  Moneyball (2011, PG-13) starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by…

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Steampunk Journals at Summit

April 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Bring on the gears, gadgets and gizmos! Make your own outrageously cool steampunk journal. All materials provided, intended for teens and tweens; registration required. Please call your branch to save your spot!

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Eggcellent Science

April 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Eggs aren’t just for eating! Use eggs to learn about air pressure, osmosis and more. These eggs-periments are sure to amaze! Intended for ages eight and older; reservations required – call the branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Lonnie & Clyde: An Evening of Poetry and Music

April 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Poetry, music and more…don’t miss Lonnie & Clyde’s return to the Summit Branch! Intended for teens, adults and ages 12 and older.

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Alcohol Ink Coasters

April 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! These coasters are absolutely stunning! Come by to make a set of your own. Intended for adults and teens ages 13 and older; reservations required. Call 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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May 2016

Monday Night at the Movies

May 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 16, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   May 2: In the Heart of the Sea (2015, PG-13) starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson A recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.   May 16:  Enough Said (2013, PG-13) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener A divorced woman who decides to…

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Popsicle Stick Folding Card at Summit

May 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit 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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Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

May 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2016 at 6:00pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for our evening book group. We will be discussing the following titles: May 4: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline June 1: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner New members are welcome! Intended for adults.  

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Mother-Daughter Tea

May 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Join us at the Summit Branch for a special mother-daughter tea, just in time for Mother’s Day! Intended for ages five and older, with an adult. Reservations required, please call 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Spring Book Sale

May 18, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 20, 2016

Pick up some great beach reads at the Summit Branch’s Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on:  Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Titles include adult fiction, children’s fiction and more!

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Summit Spring Plant Sale

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Perk up your garden with some fresh plants for spring! All plants donated by the Summit Branch’s Friends of the Library. For more information, please call 517-783-4030

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Patriotic Wreaths

May 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch to make your own patriotic wreath, perfect from Memorial Day through Fourth of July! Intended for adults; reservations required. Please call 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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June 2016

Dryer Balls

June 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for this summer reading program! Don’t spend your money on costly chemicals! Make your own reusable dryer balls at the branch! Intended for adults; registration required.

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Monday Night at the Movies

June 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 27, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   June 13: The Lady in the Van (2015, PG-13) starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings and Jim Broadbent A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that’s parked in his driveway. June 27: Saving Mr. Banks (2013, PG-13) starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Colin Farrell Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney,…

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Fun with Sun at Summit

June 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit 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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Healthy Homes

June 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for this summer reading program! Ditch the chemicals and toxins! Candy Sweeney will share tips and tricks for keeping a clean and healthy home. Intended for adults, reservations are required.

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Garden Potions and Brews

June 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for this summer reading program! Keep bugs and diseases at bay the natural way. Get tips, tricks and recipes galore! Intended for adults; reservations are required.

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Music & Movement for Wee Ones

June 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit Branch for this summer reading program! Introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age! Join us for this program led by Kindermusik certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Intended for ages four and younger with an adult caregiver; registration is required.

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July 2016

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

July 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 3, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for our evening book group and a discussion of the following titles: July 6: Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link Aug. 3: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway  

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Paul McCormack & His Amazing Animals

July 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Paul McCormack is back again with animals from around the world! Come learn, view and touch! Space is limited and registration is required. Call the branch to save your spot! Intended for ages four and older. Event held at the Vandercook Lion’s Club, 4628 Francis St., Jackson MI 49203

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Monday Night at the Movies

July 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 25, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   July 11: Joy (2015, PG-13) starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. July 25: Julie & Julia (2009, PG-13) starring Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s…

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Parachute Playtime at Summit

July 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit 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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Watercolor Coffee Mugs

July 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Wow, that’s some mug! Come create your own watercolor coffee mug; reservations required. Intended for adults and teens ages 13 and older. Call the branch to save your spot!

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Soapmaking for Kids

July 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Make fun and colorful soaps with Candy Sweeney! Intended for ages five and older (with an adult). All materials provided; registration is required. Call the branch to save your spot!

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August 2016

Mini Lightsabers

August 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit Branch! Small, but mighty; make your own mini lightsaber! Intended for ages 5 and older; reservations are required. Call the branch to save your spot!

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Monday Night at the Movies

August 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until August 22, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com     Aug. 8: The Finest Hours (2016, PG-13) starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Aug. 22: Bell, Book and Candle (1958, NR) starring James Steweart, Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon A modern-day witch…

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Gardener’s Lotion Bars

August 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Soothe your work-weary hands with a homemade lotion bar! Reservations required; program intended for adults and teens ages 13 and older. Call the branch to save your spot!

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Kids No-Bake Cooking

August 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us at the Summit Branch for this Summer Reading Program! Calling all junior Master Chefs! Learn how to make delicious goodies, from desserts to snacks, and more. No oven required! Intended for ages five and older; registration is required. Call the branch to save your spot!  

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September 2016

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

September 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for our evening book group! Intended for adults. Sept. 7: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Oct. 5: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff  

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Pumpkin Pancakes to Flip For!

September 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! You’ll flip for these pumpkin pancakes! Make a pumpkin pancake recipe in a mason jar for yourself or as a gift. Space is limited; please call the branch to save your spot! Intended for adults.

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Monday Night at the Movies

September 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until September 26, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com     Sept. 12: Concussion (2015, PG-13) starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Sept. 26: Big Stone Gap (2014, PG-13) starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia,…

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Pine Cone Owls and Fall Leaf Print at Summit

September 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit 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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Knitcrowits

September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until February 8, 2017

Join us at the Summit Branch! New and experienced knitters and crocheters are always welcome! Intended for adults. Please call the branch for more details!

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Art Bots at Summit

September 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Calling all future scientists! Join us as we build simple artistic robots with pool noodles and electric toothbrushes. Intended for ages 8 and older; registration is required.

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Duelin’ Basses at Summit

September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Let Mark Mathias and Jerry Jacoby entertain you with musical gems from Bach to Tin Pan Alley!  Great for all ages. Please call the branch for more information!

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October 2016

Support for Senior Caregivers

October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Caring for an aging parent or relative? You’re not alone! Jennifer Guthrie from Jackson County Department on Aging provide information about services, programs and education that can help. Please call the branch for more information.

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LEGO My Car!

October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! This is one tough car! Make a LEGO powered car and see how it handles our obstacle course. Registration is required; intended for ages 8 and older. Please call the branch to save your spot.

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Summit Friends’ Fall Book Sale

October 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 14, 2016

Pick up some great fall reads at the Summit Branch Friends of the Library’s fall book sale on Thursday, Oct 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Browse adult fiction, children’s fiction and much more!

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Crows a Callin’ Halloween Pumpkins

October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate Halloween in style with your own spookily elegant pumpkin. Reservations are required. Intended for adults.

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Monday Night at the Movies

October 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   Oct. 24: Hocus Pocus (1993, PG) starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.  

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My Pet Ghost

October 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Make your own pet ghost – spooky or sweet, you decide – at the Summit Branch, just in time for Halloween! Intended for ages 8 and older; registration is required. Please call branch to save your spot!

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November 2016

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 1, 2017

Join us at the Summit Branch for a discussion of the following titles: Jan. 4: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg Feb. 1: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Intended for adults.

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Summit Holiday Pallet Painting

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make your own one-of-a-kind holiday plaque! Registration fee of $30 includes a $5 donation to the Friends of the Summit Branch. Refreshments provided! Intended for adults, please call the branch to register.

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Scrubby Pumpkins

November 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Make a set of scrubby pumpkins – cute and useful too – at the Summit Branch! Intended for adults, reservations are required. Please call the branch to save your spot.

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Monday Night at the Movies

November 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 28, 2016

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday nights! Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com   Nov. 14: Bringing Up Baby (1938, Not Rated) starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Charles Ruggles While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.   Nov. 28: About Schmidt (2002 R*) starring Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis and Dermot Mulroney A man upon…

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Meet Me at the Regent

November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Reminisce about Jackson’s favorite restaurant, the Regent Café. Hear about its history and why it reigns as the region’s most loved eating place. Some of its classic recipes will be shared! Intended for adults; reservations are suggested.

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December 2016

Holiday New Book Sale

December 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 3, 2016

Hosted at the Summit Branch! Browse through new books, collections and gift sets for all ages, just in time for Christmas! This event sponsored by The Cottage Book Store and the Friends of the Summit Branch.

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Jewelry with Marcy & Julie

December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come create beautiful handmade jewelry at the Summit Branch (all materials provided)! Intended for teens and adults; space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the branch to save your spot!

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Three days of Christmas Crafts at Summit

December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

One event on December 16, 2016 at 5:00pm

Make some awesome gifts for your friends and family during the Three Days of Christmas Crafts at the Summit Branch! All materials supplied, but registration is required. Intended for teens and adults. Please call the branch for more details! Dec. 8: Cinnamon Stick Ribbon Tree – Make your own pretty, fragrant ornament. A special treat for the Christmas tree! Dec. 13: Merry Little Clipboards – A fun, festive way to keep your Christmas lists! Dec. 16: Paper Straw Wreaths – Dress up…

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Monday Night at the Movies

December 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for movies on Monday night! Intended for teens and adults. Summary via imdb.com Dec. 12: The Bishop’s Wife (1947, NR) starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

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Let it Glow Holiday Cards

December 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make a glowing holiday card that will dazzle your friends at family! Intended for teens and kids ages eight and older; registration is required. Call the branch to save your spot!

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January 2017

Snowflake Burlap Banners

January 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch to make a one-of-a-kind snowflake burlap banner. Registration is required. Intended for adults.

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Lee Piper’s Tribute to Elvis

January 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate Elvis’ birthday with this dynamic Vegas-style show for all ages. Lee Piper will sing many of Elvis’s biggest hit songs, performing in costume and even including the audience in the fun.  Refreshments provided. Intended for all ages.

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

January 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 12, 2017

Join us at the Summit Branch for a fun storytime for children ages 3 – 5 years!  

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Snowy Science

January 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit 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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CANCELED – Kit Kat & Lucy: Author Reading

January 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Due to illness, Kit Kat & Lucy has been canceled.

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February 2017

Free

Chocolate Truffle Extravaganza

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join Chef Brad West Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. and learn how to make easy, delicious truffles. Free Samples! Registration is required. Intended for adults and teens.

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Free

Monday Night at the Movies

February 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on February 20, 2017 at 5:30pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Intended for teens and adults. Summaries via imdb.com Feb. 6: Eddie the Eagle (2016, PG13) starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Feb. 20: Dead Poet’s Society (1989, PG) starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of…

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Free

Candy Bar Sliders

February 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Come make a sweet candy bar slider, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Intended for adults and teens

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Free

Science in the Stacks: Polymers, Diapers, and Goo

February 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join us on Friday Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. for this fun STEM program at the Summit Branch! Learn about the property of polymers by playing with diapers (it’s not as gross as you might think)! And see polymers at work by making glow-in-the-dark goo. For ages 8-12.

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March 2017

Free

Summit Evening Book Group

March 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. we will be discussing Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. Intended for adults.

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Free

Galaxy Jars

March 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate March is Reading Month on Monday, March 16, 2017 at 5 p.m. to make a galaxy jar. Super easy but also spectacular. Materials provide, but registration is required. Intended for ages 6-18.

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Free

KnitCroWits

March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! New and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome to join us on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. Intended for adults.

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Free

Rocket Ship Perler Beads

March 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make a cool perler beaded rocket ship on Friday, March 13, 2017 at 5 p.m. Materials provided, but registration is required. Intended for ages 7-18.

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Book Tasting

March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Come taste some books on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. Get ideas about what to read next and share your favorite books with others. Prizes and refreshments too. All ages welcome.

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April 2017

Free

Summit Evening Book Group

April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! On Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m., we will be discussing And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Intended for adults.

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Free

Askin’ For Trouble

April 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate National Library Week with music. Askin for Trouble is an old time music band that has been playing throughout Mid-Michigan for contra dances and private events for several years. Members include Fred Johnson (bass guitar), Sarah Tyriver (fiddle), Mary Ross (fiddle), Steve Rohs (banjo and mandolin) and John Suppnick (guitar). All ages welcome!

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Burlap Bunny Flags

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make an adorable burlap bunny flag on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. Just in time for Easter. All materials provided, but registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

KnitCroWits

April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! This knitting, crocheting and crafting group meets the second Wednesday -April 12, 2017- from 6-7:30 p.m. New and experienced members always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Lonnie & Clyde: An Evening of Poetry and Music

April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. for an evening of poetry, music and more. All ages welcome.

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May 2017

Free

Summit Evening Book Group

May 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join us on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6 p.m. as we discuss Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Intended for adults.

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Free

Slim Nichols and the History of the Blues

May 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Come on down on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. for some unforgettable music with band Slim Nichols featuring guitarists Mike Crupi and Kevin Nichols. Learn about the blues and hear some truly fine music. All ages welcome.

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Free

Mother’s Day Bracelets

May 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Treat your mom on Mother’s Day with a beautiful bracelet. Join us on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.

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Free

Summit Spring Book Sale

May 17, 2017 - May 19, 2017

Join us at the Summit Branch! Stop by between May 17-19, 2017 during open hours to pick up some great reads, including fiction, children’s fiction and more. This event is presented by the Friends of the Summit Library. Material for all ages.

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Free

Seed Bombs

May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Get a jump on summer by making super cute seed bombs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Space and supplies are limited. Intended for ages 5-17.

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June 2017

Free

Fabulous Father’s Day Cards

June 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Stop by on Monday, June 5 at 5 p.m. to make a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day card. Registration is required since space and supplies are limited. Intended for ages 11+.

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Free

Summit Evening Book Group

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

Join us on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. as we discuss When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi. Intended for adults.

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Free

Paul McCormack & His Amazing Animals

June 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Summit! Paul McCormack is back again; with animals from around the world. Registration is required since space is limited. Who: Families (Children ages 4+) When: Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

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Free

Paul McCormack & His Amazing Animals

June 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Paul McCormack is back again; with animals from around the world. Registration is required since space is limited. Who: Families (Children ages 4+) When: Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

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Free

Go Green! With Michigan Science Center

June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Learn about energy, engineering, sustainability and more with these large-scale demonstrations. Who: Family program for all ages When: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 p.m.

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Free

Jeff Wawrzaszek Magic Show

June 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Summit! 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: Tuesday, June 27 at 3 p.m.

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July 2017

Free

Christmas in July

July 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Join us at the Summit Branch! Celebrate Christmas in July at the Summit Branch! Stop in during open hours on July 3-July 14 and make some gift tags, decorate cookies, participate in a coloring contest and more. All ages welcome.

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Summit Evening Book Group

July 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join us on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. as we discuss When Evil Came to Good Heart by Mardi Jo Link. Intended for adults.

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