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.
Don's Bread Lecture III
October 25, 6:30 PMBack once again by popular demand: Mr. Don Davenport returns to share with us more of his secret ways and tried-and-true methods of homemade bread baking. Join us for a deliciously educational evening!
Sit and Knit
October 12 and November 9, 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.
Banned Books Putt Putt Golf
September 28, 5:00 - 7:30 PMBanned Books Week is an annual week of awareness for books that have been banned or challenged around the world, sponsored by the American Library Association.
The First Amendment helps protect us from censorship here, and Banned Books Week is a reminder of this important right.
This year, we're setting up a Banned Books themed putt putt golf course: each hole will be themed after a banned or challenged book. Stop by to show off your golfing skills, celebrate your freedom to read, and learn about some great books all at the same time!
Taste of Autumn Tea
November 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PMHarvest season is coming to a close, and our Taste of Autumn Tea is a lovely way to enjoy the bounty. There will be dishes to share brimming with all the great goodness of fall: apples, squash, pumpkins, breads, and more!
Registration is required; please call 810-724-8043 to sign up. The Tea is open to adults 18 and older.
Painterly Pottery: Watercolor Basics & Techniques
September 25, 6:30 PMPainterly Pottery returns by popular demand! Learn the basics of watercolor painting with this make-and-take workshop, featuring a different subject from the summer's session.
Registration is required; please call 810-724-8043 to reserve your space and free materials. This workshop is open to adults 18 and older only.
Craft Shelf Clean Out Event
October 30, 6:30 PMHelp Ms. Diane clean up the craft shelves! We'll be sorting through the shelves full of Adult Craft Club projects from previous events, with a variety of crafts available to make and take. Bring a friend and see what surprises we find!
The Craft Shelf Clean Out Event is for adults 18 and older only.
Halloween Paper Crafts
October 26, 5:00 - 7:30 PMThe leaves are changing and the air has turned brisk: that means it's almost time for Halloween! To celebrate this "boo-tiful" holiday, drop by the library to make some spooky and silly paper crafts. It's sure to be a "spooktacular" good time!
International Games Day
November 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMIt may be November and chilly, but it's heating up here at the library with all the fantastic fun to be had at International Games Day! We'll be chock full of games to play, prizes to win, and fun to share. Join us along with people all around the globe who are uniting in board game merriment!
The fall 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!
September 6: Read a Book Day
September 9: Popcorn Day -- enjoy a bag of popcorn at the library
September 16: Eat an Apple Day -- pick up some new apple recipes
September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day -- pick up a free pirate eye patch
September 22: Hobbit Day -- get a hobbit button or bookmark
September 24 - 30: Banned Books Week