Yack & Yarn Group
Selected Wednesdays @ 5:45 pmThe 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! Fall meeting dates are: September 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 20.
D & D Nite for Teens and Adults
September 5, October 2, November 7 @ 5:00 PMWanted: 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.
Trick or Treating @ the Library
October 31, 6:00 - 8:00 pmDo you live way out in the "boonies"? Lost so far in the trees that trick or treaters pass you by? Well, here's your chance to enjoy the best part of Halloween with a little help from your library! We are offering space on our own lawn along the sidewalk for out of city residents to hand out treats and enjoy the night. Please bring your own candy and chairs and don't forget to dress for the weather. Space is limited so please stop in or call 810-724-8043 to reserve your spot.
The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull
September 30 @ 6:00 pmLifelong Michigan resident Doc Fletcher has written nine books about the joys of canoeing and kayaking rivers in our Great Lakes State. He moves to dry land for his latest work, The History of Tiger Stadium, which honors the "Cathedral at the Corner," the now lost and much beloved ballpark. Join us for this engaging talk about the special place from which we have cheered on our Detroit Tigers. While the structure is gone, the memories remain!
Adult Craft: Seasonal Blocks
October 28 @ 6:30 pmWe'll be making some seasonal decor this year, starting with a set of reversible blocks celebrating fall and winter. In the spring of 2020, we'll follow this up with a similar set for spring and summer. All supplies will be provided at this free craft, but space is limited so please stop by or call 810-724-8043 to sign up.
Holiday Charm Tea: Cookie Exchange
November 6 @ 3:00 pmOur Charm Tea series for adults offers delicious tea and treats in a lovely setting, with a special theme each time, and a chance to relax and visit with friends old and new. At each tea, guests receive a themed charm to add to the bracelet they are given at their first event.
In honor of the holidays fast approaching, we will be having a cookie exchange at this special Charm Tea. Details will be given to you at registration; please stop by or call 810-724-8043 to reserve your spot at this popular event.
Teen Craft: Halloween Earrings/Keychains
October 21 @ 4:00 pmHalloween is coming: let's get in the spirit by making some adorable perler bead earrings shaped like ghosts! Don't let the earring part turn you away; we can easily make them into a keychain too. Supplies are free but limited so save your spot by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.
Holiday Hair Help for Teens
November 21 @ 5:30 pmThe holidays are coming and that means parties, dances, and family get-togethers: are you sure your hair is photo ready? Grondin's College of Cosmetology is here to save the day! They will come packin' with the newest styles and the tools to do the job. There is no charge, but space is limited so please stop in or call 810-724-8043 to save your seat.
2nd Annual Hobbit Walk @ the Attica Township Park
September 21 @ 11:00 amLet's celebrate Hobbits, the merry, steadfast, short-statured characters created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In honor of the six month trek endured by Frodo and Samwise, wear your Hobbit finery and join us for a mile long meander around the paved pathway at the Attica Township Park. Afterward, we'll return to our library "Hobbit hole" for crafts and snacks, and we'll wrap up with a special sword demonstration by Brendon Kreiner of the MSU Extension Office at 12:30, to really get us in the battle spirit!
Home: Safe & Confident
September 28 @ 11:30 amStaying at home for the first time is a big milestone in a child's life, but sometimes there can be anxous moments about all the things that could happen. Well, set those fears aside! Your library is joining forces with the Lapeer County EMS and the Imlay City Fire and Police Departments to talk about some of these possibilities and give you the confidence to deal with things if the worst should happen. Kids in 4th, 5th, or 6th grades are welcome (parents are too) and lunch will be provided. Please sign up by stopping in or calling 810-724-8043.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
October 1 - 30Forget the mess, decorate it best: that's our thoughts on pumpkin decorating, here at the library! Stop by for your foam pumpkin entry, take it home, and decorate it however you want with anything you like (maybe glitter, paint, or stickers?) When it's perfect, bring it back to the library to be entered in the public voting from October 23 to 30. The winner gets a fresh baked pumpkin pie from the Achatz Pie Company in Armada, and will be notified on Halloween!
Halloween Story Nite
October 10 @ 6:00 pmThe air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it's time for wee ghosties and ghoulies to dress up for trick or treating! But before the big night gets here, join the fun as we share several great stories about Halloween and finish up with some spooky fun crafts.
Ruth Hughes' Birthday
October 24On this day in 1898 (that's 121 years ago!) our namesake and benefactress, Ms. Ruth E. Hughes, was born. Drop by the library all day for a sweet treat to celebrate this sweet lady!
Tree House Travels: Dinosaurs Before Dark
November 25, 6:00 pmLet's celebrate DiNovember with Jack and Annie on another adventure! We're going back to the Mesozoic Era to learn about dinosaurs through crafts, activities, and games. It's sure to be a dino-mite night!
StorytimeJoin 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.
Used Book Donations Temporarily on Hold
September 18 - October 16Thank you to everyone who has given us used book donations recently: we appreciate it! Our used book sales this year have done wonderfully well thanks to your generosity.
At this time however, we are bursting at the seams in our storage area and so we are putting book donations on hold for a few weeks. We will resume accepting book donations on October 17.
Some helpful reminders about used book donations:
- please be sure books are clean and in good condition, with no water damage or musty odors
- please no textbooks or encyclopedias
Thank you for your support!
Newsletter Event Date Change
Merchant Trick or TreatThe city has recently changed the date of Merchant Trick or Treat from October 26 to October 19. The time remains the same, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Please note that our newsletter has the original time, as it went to press before this change was made. We will participate on the new date of October 19, and we hope to see lots of trick or treaters then!
If you have any questions, please contact the Imlay City DDA at 810-724-2135, or the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce at 810-724-1361.