Learn some new skills at the Ruth Hughes Library this fall! Join classes such as Beginning Microsoft Word, Using Overdrive & Libby (eMaterials Apps), Hoopla 101, Beginning Microsoft Excel, using the Michigan Activity Pass program (MAP) and Beginning Computer. Call 810-724-8043 to register. Click here to see more information.
Sit and Knit
December 14, January 11, February 8, 4:00 pmSit and Knit is a wonderful opportunity for everyone who loves to do needlecrafts to come together to give aid, chat, swap patterns, and connect with other crafters. Knitting is NOT required; if you crochet, cross stitch, or do any other kind of stitching, join us! Everyone from the seasoned pro to the wobbly beginner is welcome.
Lindy Harley Book Signing
December 2, 11:00 amLocal author Lindy Harley will be at the library reading from two of her children's books, Magic Monster Drink and Vince and Leopold. Lindy grew up in the Imlay City area and she enjoys writing stories based on the adventures of her grandchildren and their pets.
Read 2 a Dog
December 4, January 8, February 5, 6:00 pm
Prepare for a 'tail wagging' reading extravaganza as Rein the Dog and her dad help us 'paw' our way to becoming better readers. It's not 'ruff!' All you have to do is sign up for one of the 15 minute sessions, grab a book, cuddle up and read! Reading to Rein can help your child gain more confidence in his or her reading ability and change reading from a chore to a delight!
Call 810-724-8043 to register.
Kids' Ornamental Evening
December 14, 5:00 - 7:30 pmIt's never easier to get in the spirit of the holidays than with a little bit of Christmas crafting! Join the fun at the library as we get our crafty on with several easy yet beautiful ornaments to make and take, while supplies last.
Martial Arts Demo
December 28, 6:00 pm
Prepare to be inspired and amazed as your library hosts the incredible talents of Connor and Hayley Schuh, two local kids who are cooler than fiction! Though they are young, they have already achieved two black belts apiece (in the Korean style of martial arts and Isshinryu.) Both also hold numerous state and national titles in different forms. Stop by to catch their jaw dropping performance!
Hot Cocoa Hullabaloo
December 1, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
While you're in town at Winter Playground, sponsored by the Imlay City DDA, drop in to warm up and get a sweet tooth fix at Hot Cocoa Hullabaloo! There will be hot hot cocoa, cold hot cocoa (chocolate milk), a make-your-own custom cocoa mix station, cocoa crafts and games. This will surely be a chocoholic's delight and a great night for family fun!
November 23 & 24Both branches of the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. We will reopen at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 25.
We wish all our patrons a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Big Basement Book Sale
December 2, 4, 5, 6Stock up on some good reads for the winter season at our December book sale, and find some great gifts too! In addition to the regular book sale, special book bundles will be all ready for gift giving, and shoppers can pick from our Christmas tree full of handmade paper ornaments crafted from old book pages.
Fines Forgiveness Day
January 4We want to help you start fresh in 2018! Call or stop in anytime during regular hours on January 4 to clear overdue fines from your account. Please note: items must be returned first, and fines forgiveness does not cover fees for lost or damaged items, nor does it cover the non-refundable $10 collection agency fee.
Love Your Library Fundraising Auction
February 7 - 13Our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser will take place February 7 - 13. It's a great opportunity to find a perfect gift for someone special while also sharing your love of the library. We are currently accepting donations of new items, antiques, themed baskets, gift certificates, or services. Please consider a donation to help support the library, and stop by often to bid. The auction ends at 5:00 pm on February 13, and winners will be notified the following day.
The winter features a variety of fun and interesting things to do at the library. Click here to see the seasonal newsletter for all the details, or pick up a copy at the front desk.
Mark Your Calendar for These Important Dates!
December 4 National Sock Day: wear your crazy socks!
December 12 National Cocoa Day: pick up some new cocoa recipes
December 19 Ugly Sweater Day: show off your ugly Christmas sweater
January 9 National Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 16 Nothing Day: just do nothing today!
February 1 Change Your Password Day
February 3 National Bubble Gum Day: free bubble gum at the library today!