• Yack & Yarn Group

    Selected Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm

     The Yack and Yarn Group meets every other Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Bring projects you are working on or those you are having trouble with: maybe we can help! Remaining fall meeting dates are November 6 & 20. Winter dates are December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, and February 5 & 19. 
    A photograph of skeins of yarn, many colors.
  • Beginner D&D Nite

    February 13 & 27 @ 5:00 pm

    Elves, Orcs, Barbarians, and Bards, answer the call! Have you ever wanted to give Dungeons & Dragons a try but didn't know where to start? Then this is the group for you! Our DM (Dungeon Master) will skillfully lead us through a map teeming with surprises and adventures alike! Whether you are a teen or an adult, sign up is required so stop in or call 810-724-8043 to reserve your spot today. 
    Illustration of red dragon standing ominously over three fantasy warriors
  • Storytime

    Join us for Storytime, our beloved times of the week where stories are shared, songs are sung, ASL is learned, friendships are made, and silliness happens! Check the calendar or the Children's tab on the website for dates, times, and themes.

    An illustration of an open book with letters of the alphabet flying out and around it.
  • Adult Craft Night: Glammed Up Birdhouses

    February 24 @ 6:30 pm

    We're looking forward to spring at this late winter adult craft night! Join us as we glam up birdhouses with jewels, paint, and whatever else Diane can find in her bag of tricks. All supplies are provided but space is limited, so registration is required. Registration will be open starting February 1: please call 810-724-8043 or stop by to sign up. 
    A cartoon of a bird feeder/house and two birds with cartoon flowers.

  • Advanced D& D Nite

    February 6 & 20 @ 5:00 pm

    An illustration of a dragon fighting three armored fantasy characters.
    Dirt under our nails, a few scars, with wild stories and the thrill of victory in our hearts; we are the experienced Dungeon Questers and we're looking for a few seasoned gamers to join our ranks! Whether you are a teen or an adult, past D&D experience is encouraged and sign up is required so stop in or call 810-724-8043 to reserve your spot today.

  • Shimmy, Shake & Sing

    February 24 @ 10:30 am

    A black and white illustration of children jumping and dancing.
    Parents and little ones are invited to feel the groove and beat cabin fever at this all new Music and Movement program! We'll shake our sillies out with a mad mix of singing, dancing, fingerplays, fun and games. Comfy clothes are suggested, bottled water will be provided. 
  • Leap Day All Day Crafternoon

    February 29, all day

    A cartoon of a green frog.

    Little Orphan Annie may have exclaimed "Leaping Lizards," but we're all about frogs at this fabulous Leap Day event. Hop on down for some fun frog crafts to celebrate a day that only comes around every 4 years!


  • Patricia Waugh Book Signing

    Saturday March 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Image of book cover "Annie Pearl" little girl with long brown braids
    After 3 years of hard work and revision, longtime resident and local author, Patricia Waugh, has published her first book for children entitled “Annie Pearl”! The idea for the book came to her when she dreamed of a hectic day her mother (the books namesake) might have experienced if she was left home alone in charge of eleven siblings. Both author and illustrator, Patsy Isenberg, will be at the library to give a special reading of the book, followed by a meet and greet where copies of this lovely book will be available for purchase.

Thank You Auction Supporters

The Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library would like to thank everyone who contributed to our “Love Your Library” Silent Auction Fundraiser this February.

A heartfelt thank you to the following donors of auction items:
Crystal Long, Stu Davis, Lisa Super, Tricia Thompson, Erica Romska, Cheryl Du Fresne, Wes Messing, Ryan King, Willene Tanis, Marilyn Seidell, Catherine Yezak, Janet DeLine, Judy Vandenberg, The Pincushion, Peaceful Moon Yoga, Karen Groll, The Imlay City Post Office, Lou Betka, Tammy Harris, Mandy Summers, Doug Halabicky State Farm, Grondin’s, NAPA, TSC, Werner’s Hallmark, Lucky’s Steakhouse, Anytime Fitness, Pizza Machine, Tri County Bank, Kelly O’Connell, Jack Bostian, Thibodeau Physical Therapy, Wendy Gottschalk, Backyard Creations, Jessica Bostian, Andrea Daniels, Diane Martindale, Whiskey Mountain, Linda Lewis, Jenny Matson, Kelly’s Pet Salon, Next Level Tattoo, Tom Youatt, Susan Iaderosa, Cynthia Stroebel, Jim Sillers, Miriam Marcus, Luke Shaulis, Timmer’s Maryland Chicken, Diane Willick, The Imlay City Historical Society, Silver Grill, Gem & Diamond, CC’s Computer Services, La Baron’s, La Fonda, Stevo’s, Big Boy, Deb Stallings, Tri City Times, Woods n’ Water, Goike’s Gardens, Don’s Auto, Milnes Chevrolet, Indigo Lavender Farm, Dee Greenwald, Connie Frank, Bonnie Aikman, Evelyn Rathjen, Gary Bowlsby, Kay Hendricksen, Tracy Aldrich, Lake Nepessing Golfland, Jeanie Bowlsby, Mortimer Lumber, Imlay City Hardware, Woodchips BBQ, Comic Explosion, 123 Escape, Nacho’s, Jump City, Shear Hair, Hungry Howie’s, Kempf’s Imlay City Florist, The Print Shop, Kristie Torres, Tish Stroebel, Jennie Fick, Kathy Harnish, and The Happy Little Quilt Shop.

There were several anonymous donors, and we thank them as well as anyone we may have inadvertently missed.

Much gratitude is due to our very generous bidders, who donated almost $4,400 to the library through this event. We hope everyone enjoyed bidding and participating.

Extra special thanks are reserved for library trustee Cynthia Stroebel, who makes our auction the success it is through all her hard work tracking down donations, coordinating auction set up, making all the phone calls to winners, and writing countless thank you cards. We couldn’t do it without her!

And last but not least, a big thank you to all the staff of the library for their dedication to our patrons during this very busy event.

Tracy Aldrich
Library Director

Tax Forms/Instructions

As of this afternoon, the library has the following tax forms/instructions:
Federal 1040/1040-SR Forms & Instructions
MI 1040 Forms & Instructions
MI 1040CR Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim Form
MI 1040CR-7 Home Heating Credit Claim Forms & Instructions 
Library staff can print any other forms/instructions for .10¢ a page, but we ask that you please have the names/titles ready upon request.
We will keep updating via Facebook and our website as other forms arrive.

Michigan tax information can be accessed on the state website here.
Federal tax information can be accessed on the IRS website here.

Seasonal Newsletter

December 2019 - February 2020

Click here to see the winter newsletter, for December, January, and February. 
An illustration of an old fashioned typewriter with a paper coming out of it with with the word 'newspaper' written in red.