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

Past Events

December 2017

Free

Snowy Night Holiday Cards

December 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make a lovely holiday card on Monday, December 11 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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KnitCroWits

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! This knitting, crocheting and crafting group meets on Wednesday, December 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. New and experienced members always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

Healthy Holidays with Chef Brad

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! On Monday, December 18 at 6 p.m. let chef Brad West show you how to make delicious, but still healthy treats for the holidays. Space and samples are limited, so registration is required. Intended for adults.

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January 2018

Free

Summit Evening Book Group

January 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Wednesday, January 3 at 6 p.m., join us as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Bouncy Ball Building Bonanza

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! Thursday, January 4 at 3 p.m., make your own bouncy ball and see how high it can bounce. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 6-12.

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Free

KnitCroWits

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2018

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

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Free

Love My Coffee Plaque

January 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Friday, January 12 at 5 p.m., make your own Love & Coffee plaque. All materials are provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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Free

Homemade Hand Warmers

January 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Stop by on Friday, January 26 at 5 p.m., to make your own adorable hand warmers, perfect for a chilly winter day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for adults.

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February 2018

Free

Preschool Storytime at Summit

February 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 19, 2018

Join us at the Summit Branch! Every Thursday at 11 a.m., starting February 1, join us for stories, crafts and more. Intended for ages 3-5.

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Free

Squishy Circuits

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! On Friday, February 2 at 5 p.m. to learn about electricity and experiment with building electrical circuits using conductive play dough. Intended for ages 8-18.

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Free

Summit Evening Book Group

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! Join us on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. as we discuss How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Intended for adults.

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Free

Heart String Art

February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Tuesday, February 13 at 5 p.m., make your own heart string art, just in time for Valentine’s Day. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for teens and adults.

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Free

Painted Inspiration Stones

February 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Friday, February 16 at 5 p.m., promote random acts of kindness by painting inspirational stones and leaving them around Jackson. All materials provided, but registration is required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot. Intended for ages 13+.

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Free

Scholarships 101

February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Presented by Brian Green from the College and Career Access Center Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m., learn about the scholarship process and get some tips to help your scholarship hunt. Intended for teens and adults.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month: Construction Take-Over!

March 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 26, 2018

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

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

Join us at the Summit Branch! Need we say more? Construction toys and building galore! Come by the Summit Branch any time during March. Intended for kids.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

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Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Stop by the Summit Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title. Intended for adults. Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Still Alice by Lisa Genova Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. Terror in Ypsilanti by Gregory Fournier

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Free

Easter Bunny Jars at Summit

March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Make an adorable Easter Bunny Jar, a perfect way to store your Easter sweets. Join us on Friday, March 9 at 5 p.m. Space is limited, so registration is required. Intended for adults.

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April 2018

Free

Lonnie & Clyde: An Evening of Poetry and Music

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Poetry, music, and more… don’t miss Lonnie & Clyde’s return to Summit! Join us on Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Intended for all ages.

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May 2018

Free

KnitCroWits

May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! This knitting, crocheting, and crafting group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. New and experienced members always welcome. Intended for adults.

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Free

StoryWalk® at Summit

May 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch! Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the library and read a book. This year’s book is In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming.    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered…

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June 2018

Mason Jar String Art

June 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate summer with this fun and flowery string art project. Space is limited. Registration required: Summit Branch (517-783-4030)

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Summit Summer Book Sale

June 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 8, 2018

Pick up some great summer reads at Summit’s Summer Book Sale! Fiction and more for all ages. Available during regular Branch hours.

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Science of Music

June 12, 2018 @ 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!   Tuesday, June 12 @ 11:00am in Summit (517-783-4030)

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July 2018

Free

Albion Slim Plays the Blues

July 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Join Albion Slim and guitarist Mike Crupi for an unforgettable musical tour through blues history.  Great music and great company you won’t want to miss.  Refreshments will be provided. Please call the Summit Branch @ (517) 783-4030 for more information!

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Parent and Me Art

July 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy an adult/child painting experience while creating a beautiful piece of art. The Jackson school of the Arts staff will guide adults and children through all the steps of painting a colorful pallet together. Registration Required, call 517-783-4030 to reserve your spot at the Summit Branch  

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September 2018

Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch Wednesday, September 5 to discuss… The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Intended for adults. Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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Free

Sensory Storytime

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

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

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations! Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. *While we welcome people of all abilities to this storytime, it is designed for people on the autism spectrum and others with sensory needs.

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Free

Preschool Storytime at Summit

September 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2018

It’s never too soon to start exploring and learning with your child! JDL storytimes offer age-appropriate books, music, and activities for babies, toddlers, families, and young children. Most importantly, they develop everyone’s imaginations! Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. No storytime November 22 due to holiday

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Free

Storybook Blocks

September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come on out to the Summit Branch to make a storybook block! Make your own one-of-a-kind storybook block from recycled book pages. It’s a perfect gift for a baby Reservations are required. Call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to reserve your spot! Intended for adults.

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Free

StoryWalk® at Summit

September 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on September 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on September 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on September 27, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on September 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

Join us at the Summit Branch! Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! A story walk uses a laminated, deconstructed picture book, mounted onto poles and placed in an outdoor area where visitors stroll and read. This month’s book is Feathers For Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. The event takes place during Branch’s open hours. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and…

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October 2018

Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch Wednesday, October 3 to discuss… Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Intended for adults. Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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Free

Genealogy 101

October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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. Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 2 p.m.

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November 2018

Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on January 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch Wednesday, November 7 to discuss… Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel Intended for adults. Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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Free

Scrumptious Soups with Chef Brad

November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Join Chef Brad and learn how to make comfy, cozy, and delicious soups!  Free samples, but Registration is Required! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot. Henrietta Branch November 2nd @ 5:00 p.m. Summit Branch November 9th @ 6:00 p.m. Intended for Teens & Adults.  

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Free

It’s Slime Time!

November 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch for Slime Time! It’s not just slime, it’s the Ultimate Slime! Take slime to the next level with fun, new ingredients! All slimes are borax free! Reservations are required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot. Additional Slime Times will take place at the Henrietta and Brooklyn branches, so call either branch if those dates and times are more convenient. Intended for kids ages 6 and up.  

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December 2018

Free

Luscious Lip Balms

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Peppermint, citrus, and honey, oh my! Make your own luscious lip balm, a perfect stocking stuffer for that special someone. All materials provided. Two events, two chances! Summit Branch Dec. 3rd at 5pm Henrietta Branch Dec. 14th at 5pm Reservations required, so please call either the Summit Branch at  (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot today. Intended for Teens & Adults.

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Free

Vintage Paper Ornaments

December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Make a unique and lovely book page ornament! All materials provided. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

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Free

Pom Pom Pine Cones

December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Super cute Christmas ornaments that you’ll treasure for years! A perfect project for kids. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot! HENRIETTA BRANCH Wednesday, December 12th at 4 pm SUMMIT BRANCH Thursday, December 13th at 4 pm Intended for Kids ages 3+.

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January 2019

Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

January 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch Wednesday, January 2nd to discuss… Born A Crime by Trevor Noah Intended for adults. Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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Free

Snowman Crafts

January 3 @ 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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Hot Spiced Apple Cider

January 7 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Snuggle up with homemade hot spiced apple cider! Perfect as a gift, too. All materials provided. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot! Intended for Teens & Adults.

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February 2019

Free

Valentine’s Day Cards

February 5 @ 5:00 pm

Ditch commercial cards and make your own, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s card! All materials provided. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!    

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Free

Summit Evening Book Discussion Group

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Summit Branch Wednesday, February 6th to discuss… The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer Intended for adults. Visit your local branch to check out this title today!

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Free

Love-ly Valentine’s Book Art

February 11 @ 5:00 pm

Let your inner artist shine and make a Valentine’s masterpiece! All materials provided. Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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You’ve Been Zapped!

February 22 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on February 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Learn about static electricity and see how it is created. Try out a Van de Graaff generator and conduct some static electricity experiments.  See if you can make Science Bob’s tinsel orb levitate! Registration is required, so please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 or the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot! Intended for children ages 8 and older. Summit Branch Friday, February 22nd @ 5 pm Henrietta Branch Monday, February 25th @ 5 pm

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March 2019

Free

Mindful Yoga Storytime

March 14 @ 10:00 am
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 8, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on May 9, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on May 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on May 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

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Melted Crayon Masterpieces

March 18 @ 5:00 pm

Get creative with crayons in a whole new way! Use crayons, canvas and a little heat to create unique works of art. Registration required, so please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot! Intended for Teens & Adults.

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Exploring DNA

March 27 @ 5:00 pm

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

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April 2019

Absolutely Fabulous Earrings

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Make your own super cute, absolutely fabulous faux leather earrings! Please call to save your spot – 517.783.4030

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May 2019

Mother’s Day Tea

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a special tea party, just in time for Mother’s Day! Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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Flower Power for Your Shower

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season with these fragrant, homemade bath salts. Please call (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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Wild About Mushrooms with Chef Brad

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Chef Brad and learn how to make the most out of morel mushrooms and more! Free samples! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot.

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May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of this incredibly popular lecture series, presented by Adult Services. This time around we will cover how to really dig into records, through online databases, many of which are available through Jackson District Library. Start to shape the narrative of your family history by using the tools available just by having a library card. Presented by Anna Clark.

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June 2019

Summit Summer Book Sale

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 7, 2019

Pick up some great summer reads at Summit’s Summer Book Sale! Adult fiction, children’s fiction, and lots more! June 5-7 during branch open hours.

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Evening Book Group

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2019

June 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel August 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m. “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea” by Melissa Fleming

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Make It Mondays

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Stop by Brooklyn or Summit for summer science fun! Please call the Brooklyn Branch (517-905-1369) or the Summit Branch (517-783-4030) for more information. Mondays, June 10 – July 29.

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Knitcrowits

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 14, 2019

New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. Note: this is a recurring program, scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 6 pm.

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Little Gardeners

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Phase of the Moon Cups

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Paul McCormack and His Amazing Animals

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Paul McCormack is back again with animals from around the world. Come learn, view, and touch! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Summit Branch to save your spot – 517-783-4030.

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Cameron Zvara, Magician and Entertainer

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

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101 Things That Happened on the Mackinac Bridge

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for an entertaining, informative presentation by Mike Fornes about Michigan’s iconic five-mile span. Hear the stories, see the photos, and meet the people who made this engineering wonder a symbol of Michigan. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information.

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The Storytellers

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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July 2019

Intro Ozobots

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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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Bee Amazed at the Amazing Life of the Honeybee

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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ABC Sisters

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch for a summer performance with the ever popular ABC Sisters. The ABC Sisters are an Andrew Sisters Tribute Act. Performing in the Midwest, they bring the old favorite scat classics home with perfect three-part harmony, 40’s dancing style, and sisterly fun, making audiences laugh, cry, clap and sing along. For the whole family. Please call the Summit Branch for more information (517-783-4030).

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Music and Movement for Wee Ones

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Barks & Bites

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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Bubbleology

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Exotic Zoo

July 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

The Egg Has Landed

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kick up your engineering skills by designing a NASA-inspired egg drop lander to protect your egg from a fall. Please call the Summit Branch (517) 783-4030 or the Brooklyn Branch (517) 905-1369 to save your spot. This program will be presented on the following dates: Brooklyn Branch – Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. Summit Branch – Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.

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Blast Off!

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Raise the roof with your own homemade rockets! Please call the branch to save your spot!

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Back to School Bingo

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Compete with your friends and family to win school supplies! Please call the Summit Branch to save your spot! 517-783-4030

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Botanical Bookmarks

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

Make your own bookmark with lovely pressed flowers and botanicals. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

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September 2019

Evening Book Group

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 6, 2019

Join us as we discover and discuss these compelling reads! SEPTEMBER 4 Radium Girls by Kate Moore OCTOBER 2 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut NOVEMBER 6 Beartown by Fredrik Backman

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Knitcrowits

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2019

New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! 2nd Wednesday of the month For more information, call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030.

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Outsiders on the Inside Track

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch and learn about the immigrants who helped to shape Jackson’s history. Presented by local historian, Sue Weible. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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T-Shirt Necklaces

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Waste not, want not! Transform a tired t-shirt into a cool necklace. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Book Tasting

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come taste some books at the Summit Branch! Get ideas about what to read next and share your favorite books with others. Prizes and refreshments! For more information, call the Summit Branch at 517-788-4030

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Wild About Mushrooms with Chef Brad

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Chef Brad and learn more about Michigan’s marvelous mushrooms! Free samples! Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot. All ages welcome.

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October 2019

Fizzy Faygo: Fun and Facts

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Summit Branch and learn about all things Faygo – the story of a pop, a people, and a place. These stories will tickle the taste buds and memories of Detroiters and Faygo lovers everywhere. Refreshments served, including a “pop” quiz! All ages welcome. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot.

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Denim Door Hangers

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dress up your door with this festive fall door hanger! Please call 517-783-4030 to save your spot.

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Summit Fall Book Sale

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 25, 2019

Pick up some great reads at Summit’s Fall Book Sale! Items include adult fiction, children’s fiction, and more!

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November 2019

Got Candy?

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Celebrate National Candy Day with a good old-fashioned candy contest! Stop by the Summit Branch during open hours and vote for your favorites – we won’t tell the dentist! Call 517-783-4030 for more information

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Evening Book Group

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 6, 2019

Join us as we discover and discuss these compelling reads! SEPTEMBER 4 Radium Girls by Kate Moore OCTOBER 2 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut NOVEMBER 6 Beartown by Fredrik Backman

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Paper Bead Earrings with Marcy

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make beautiful paper bead earrings with Marcy Brown. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Supplies included, but space is limited. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 to save your spot!

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Knitcrowits

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2019

New and experienced knitters and crocheters always welcome! 2nd Wednesday of the month For more information, call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030.

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Give Thanks Luminaries

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the season with these lovely Thanksgiving luminaries. Please call 517-783-4030 to save your spot! For teens and adults.

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December 2019

Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 2
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 3
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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Evening Book Group

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Join us as we discover and discuss these compelling reads! December 4: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles January 8: Becoming by Michelle Obama February 5: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

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Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 5
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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Preschool Storytime at Summit

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

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Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 6
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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Pine Cone Christmas Trees

December 7
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Stop by Summit during open hours and make this adorable pine cone Christmas tree! All materials provided, available while supplies last. For teens and adults. Please call the Summit Branch at 517-783-4030 for more information.

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