• Yack & Yarn Group

    Selected Wednesdays @ 5:45 pm

     The Yack and Yarn Group meets every other Wednesday from 5:45 until 7:45 pm. Bring projects you are working on or those you are having trouble with: maybe we can help! Meeting dates are: June 5 & 19, July 3, 17, & 31; August 14 & 28. 
     
     
  • Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Pop Bottle Rockets

    June 24, 12:00 - 2:00 pm @ the Attica Branch

    We're getting Summer Reading started on a high flying note! The Longway Planetarium of Flint will be leading us through some rocket science as we build our own pop bottle rockets and launch them using the power of water and air. 
     
  • Solar Sun Catchers

    June 28 @ 1:00 pm

    We won't just be crafting out of the box, we'll be crafting out of this world as we paint sun catchers that look like the moon and sun. 

  • Magic with Cameron Zvara

    July 1 @ 6:00 pm


    Popular entertainer Cameron Zvara is sure to please everyone from the smallest child to the coolest teen with his family friendly show, jam packed with comedy, magic, juggling, stunts and music. 

     
  • Teddy Bear Picnic @ the Imlay Township Park

    July 10 @ 12:00 pm

    Feeding the bears is encouraged during this fun afternoon at the Imlay Township Park. Grab your teddy, pack a lunch, and get ready for songs, games, and crafts because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic!

    The Imlay Township Park is located at 682 N. Fairgrounds Road. 



     
  • Solar System Necklaces

    July 12 @ 1:00 pm


    We'll have the whole solar system hanging from our necks by the time our beaded necklace craft is completed at this stellar event!

     
  • Apollo Rocket Craft

    July 16

    50 years ago today at 8:32 am, history was made as the Apollo 11 rocket left Earth, heading towards the moon; it landed successfully on July 20. Today we mark this extraordinary moment with our own Apollo rockets: stop by any time during regular open hours to make your own launch-able spaceship!


     
  • Shark Week Activities

    July 22 - 27


    We're diving to the depths of the ocean to celebrate Shark Week!
    All selachimorphaphiles (pronounced sell-lack-key-more-fa-philes: that's the scientific name for shark enthusiasts) are invited to Shark Bingo on Friday July 26 at 1:00 pm.
    And all week long, swim on in anytime during normal open hours for our jawsome shark themed craft stations: we're sure you'll have a fin-tastic time!
  • ARK Animal Encounters

    August 1 @ 12:30 pm

    Earth may travel around the sun, but that's not the only planetary body that affects those of us who live here. Join us as we meet animals that are active in all different phases of sunshine and darkness, and learn what adaptations enable them to survive. 

  • Paleo Joe

    August 5 @ 6:00 pm


    Did you know that dinosaurs have been in space? Paleo Joe will tell us all about the Maiasauras who went to SpaceLab in 1985, and the Coelophysis dinosaur on the 1998 mission to the Mir Space Station. With cool stories, interesting facts, and lots of hands on experiences, this evening is going to be dino-mite!


     
  • Bilingual Storytime at the Park with Ice Cream

    August 7, 1:00 pm @ Imlay City Gazebo; August 13, 1:00 pm @ Attica Park Pavilion

    Your library has teamed up with the Imlay City DDA to bring you a special, bilingual storytime all about ice cream! We'll share stories and songs in English and Spanish and afterwards a sweet treat from Botanas El Paiza.

    The Imlay City Gazebo is located in Lamb Steele Park behind City Hall at 150 N. Main Street. The Attica Park Pavilion is in the Attica Township Park at 4350 Peppermill Road. Rain locations are the Ruth Hughes Library and Attica Library, respectively. 

  • Summer Reading Finale: Pizza Pies & Starry Skies

    August 9, 6:00 pm @ the Attica Branch

    This Summer Reading Program has been stellar and we have a star studded night planned for our finale, with pizza, crafts, and the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club!
    At 6:00 pm we'll serve pizza until it runs out; then between 6:30 and 7:00 pm we'll take advantage of the extended sunshine with Solar Telescopes and a sundial craft. From 7:30 to 8:30 pm we'll hear two presentations: one about the moon and its phases and another about star constellations. Attendees will be able to make a planisphere (it's the night sky, in your hands!) followed by evening telescopic observations as soon as it's dark. 

  • Painterly Pottery

    July 8 @ 6:30 pm


    This program for teens and adults offers a selection of plates, dishes, and decorative wall plaques with pre-pressed designs. Participants will learn optional techniques for painting these textured designs that include moon and space themes. 
    Supplies are limited and this program fills fast, so registration is required. Sign up by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.


     
  • Egg Rolls with Ming the Magnificent

    July 15 @ 6:00 pm

    Professional magician Ming Louie has also been a chef for over 30 years. At this special event for teens and adults, he will be teaching us how to make egg rolls like the ones that were served in his restaurant. Space is limited so please register by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.





     
  • Adult Craft Night: Altered Books

    August 26 @ 5:30 pm

    Artist Sandra Wilcox will guide us through the process of making altered books. This is a great way to show your creative side with the use of paper, paint, and a variety of craft items to transform books into works of art. All supplies are provided but space is limited, so please register by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.
     

     
  • The Secret Lives of Skunks: An Animal Event for Adults

    July 29 @ 6:30 pm


    Finally, an animal program just for adults!

    Skunks are much more than just their notorious smell. Naturalist Laurel Zoet will share fun facts about this misunderstood mammal and help us learn how to minimize conflicts between skunks and humans. We'll also have a visit from a live, de-scented skunk! 
    Registration is required; sign up by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043. Please note: by request from the presenter, this program is limited to adults only. 


     
  • Summer Storytimes at the Park

    Selected Dates @ 1:00 pm


    Summer + Storytime = great fun! Back by popular demand, Storytime will be held at the historic Imlay City Gazebo and (new this year) also at the pavilion at the Attica Township Park. We won't let the rain get in the way of our Storytime fun; if sprinkles start to fall we'll relocate to the Imlay or Attica branch libraries, respectively. 

    Imlay City Gazebo Storytimes: 1:00 on selected Wednesdays 
    June 26: Space
    July 17: Sharks
    August 7: Ice Cream (bilingual English/Spanish storytime)

    Attica Pavilion Storytimes: 1:00 on selected Tuesdays
    July 2: Space
    July 23: Sharks
    August 13: Ice Cream (bilingual English/Spanish storytime)

    The Imlay City Gazebo is located in Lamb Steele Park behind City Hall at 150 N. Main Street. The Attica Park Pavilion is in the Attica Township Park at 4350 Peppermill Road. 

     
  • D & D Nite for Teens and Adults

    Thursday, July 11th @ 5:00 PM

    Wanted: brave souls to embark on a Dungeon Quest, no experience required!

    Those fearless few who choose to join will follow the careful guidance of our DM (Dungeon Master) as he skillfully leads us through a simple, fast paced dungeon filled with obstacles, dangers, and adventures galore. Previous attendance is not required! Space is limited so reserve your spot today by stopping in or calling 810 724-8043.


Fines Forgiveness Day

June 20

You forgot, we forgive! Your library fines, that is! On this special day you can have your fines waived and get yourself ready for Summer Reading by stopping in or contacting either Ruth Hughes Library location. Reach the Imlay City branch by calling 810-724-8043 (from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM), or reach the Attica branch by calling 810-724-2007 (from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM). **Amnesty applies only to late fines not to lost/damaged materials or the $10 non-refundable debt collection fee.
 
 

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program

June 24 - August 9

Blast off to the library to join the Summer Reading Program:
there's a Universe of Stories just waiting to be read!


Listeners, Readers, Teens and Adults each have their own program (and prizes!) This year we've issued a new challenge: the astronauts of Apollo 11 spent just over 21 hours on the moon's surface; can you read for 21 hours over the course of the Summer Reading Program? Don't delay, sign up today, and help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with this special Summer Reading Program!

Book Sale

August 19 - 24

Don't be left without a good book on your summer vacation! Join us for our basement book sale and stock up on some great reads for the sunny season. Monday through Wednesday will be regular book sale prices; while Thursday through Saturday you can fill a bag with books for just $5.00. 
 

Seasonal Newsletter


The summer newsletter is now available online and at the front desks. Click here for all the details!