Michigan Activity Pass

Discover Michigan using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's premiere cultural attractions! Click on the balloon below for more details. Program runs from May 24, 2015 thru May 23, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

6/8/2015 - 3:00 PM

6/9/2015 - 6:30 PM
Adult Coloring Club

6/11/2015 - 4:00 PM
Sit & Knit

6/16/2015 - 10:30 AM

6/18/2015 - 1:00 PM
Visit Us at the Imlay City Farmers Market

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MAP - Michigan Activity Pass
May 24, 2015 - May 23, 2016

Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Wherever and whatever, MAP is for you!

With MAP, you can find places to pet a sea urchin, go underground and explore a mine, climb to the top of a lighthouse, and much, much more!

MAP is the place to obtain free or reduced cost passes to Michigan's state parks, state recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, and state historic sites, along with museums, art centers, zoos, aquariums, farms, nature centers, parks, planetariums, and many more cultural attractions across our great state. Over 370 sites participate in MAP, giving you a different place to explore every day of the year.

Click here to see a brochure listing all the participating sites, then click on the MAP hot air balloon on the left side of our webpage and get started on your travels today!

Book Sales at the Farmer's Market
June 18, July 16, August 20: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Stop by the library table at the Imlay City Farmer's Market and browse our used book sale. We're there  from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month, May - October. Donations help fund library programs and special purchases. Thank you for your support!

New Computer Classes

We're introducing a whole series of new computer classes this summer, including sessions on Facebook, Safe Online Shopping, Cooking Sites, Smart Phones, Identity Theft, Vacation Sites, Crafting Sites, a MeL Tour, and a Senior Computer Club. Pick up a flier at the information desk for the complete schedule and more details. All classes are free but registration is required to reserve a space.

Adult Coloring Club
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6:30 pm

This is not your kids' coloring club!  We'll provide coloring pages, colored pencils, and markers, you provide the inspiration.  Relax and enjoy a fun, creative stress relief evening.  This group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Call 810-724-8043 to sign up.

Securing Your Retirement: A Seminar on Social Security
Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Financial planners explain the role Social Security benefits play in your retirement. Learn how the system works, discover the best time to start receiving benefits, and get tips on how to increase your Social Security income.  Space is limited: reserve a spot by calling 810-724-8043.

Painterly Pottery
Monday, June 29, 6:30 pm

Unmask your inner artist!  Get inspiration from a presentation on artists like Dali, Picasso, and Miro before painting your own ceramic pottery.  All supplies are provided but space is limited at this adult event:  Call 810-724-8043 to reserve a spot

Summer in the City
Summer Reading for Kids and Teens


Summer Reading kicks off on June 29.

Visit the library for your first badge and start your reading adventure! When you earn a new badge you can put your name on the Summer in the City board and let everyone know what you’ve been up to!

See all the badges at the library or by clicking the badge list here.

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There's lots going on at the library! Get all the details from our newsletter.

Click here to see the Summer newsletter for June, July and August.

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Chilton Repair Manuals Online

Vehicle enthusiasts have long used print versions of Chilton Repair Manuals to do their own auto repairs, and now, electronic versions of hundreds of these manuals are available in the MeL database Chilton Library.  Labor estimating, bulletins/recalls, maintenance, and repair are included as are wiring and vacuum diagrams, close-up photographs, and more.  Start out by selecting the year, make and model to see what is available for your vehicle.  Model years 1940 (select makes) to the present, trucks, SUVs, imports and domestic, are all included. 

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