September 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PMDrop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 for some absolute beginner sewing projects and supplies to get your sewing skills started!
Banned Books Week
September 23 - 29Banned Books Week, the annual observance, sponsored by the American Library Association to raise awareness of books being banned across the glove. A book may be challenged or banned for reasons spanning from religion, to politics, to themes considered inappropriate. No matter the reason, what is boils down to is someone you don't know telling you what you can and cannot read. Your library and libraries across the country disagree with this, loudly and proudly, so join the 1st Amendment outpouring and read a banned book. Don't forget to take a look at our great Banned Books display, grab an activity book, and have a selfie taken at our banned books photo op!
Library Card Replacement Day
September 27th, All DayWe understand that sometimes life happens: those tricky library cards slip out of wallets, go through the dryer and become tasty treats for pups. But in celebration of September being National Library Card Signup Month, we are offering the opportunity to have your library card replaced FOR FREE! Please bring a valid form of photo ID for verification purposes.
Hobbit Walk @ ATTICA BRANCH
September 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMThankfully our trek won't be as long as the one experienced by either Bilbo or Frodo but the mile long, paved loop provided by the Attica Twp. Park should be the perfect ramble to get us in the spirit of the day! The walk will begin promptly at 11:10 but the Hobbit Day crafts, Shire Cider, and Rings of Power (donuts), will be available throughout. Walking shoes and comfortable clothes are strongly suggested; also don't forget your pocket handkerchief as we will not be turning back!
October 24 - 31200 years ago Mary Shelley put pen to paper and created one of the most iconic horror novels of all time, Frankenstein. Fast forward to now and you have Frankenreads, the worldwide celebration of this literary masterpiece. Everyone is encouraged to grab a copy of Frankenstein and weigh in on some related thought provoking questions. For more information on the global festivities please visit http://frankenreads.org and don't forget to use the tags #frankenreads and @frankenreads on social media!
October 22, 24 & 25 6:00 - 8:00 PMOur Reading Room turns into a screening room...or is it a screaming room? Get cozy in front of our fireplace for a showing of Frankenstein films. First up on October 22 is the spine tingling spook master Boris Karloff in his career defining role of Frankenstein. October 24 we'll be showing the acclaimed sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, and the screening party wraps up on October 25th with the classic Mel Brooks spoof, Young Frankenstein.
October 25, 5:00 - 7:00 PMPrepare to get charged over the literary world's first body builder, Frankenstein! Frankenfest is a party to celebrate all things Frankenstein, there will be lots of great things to go to pieces over like games, face painting, snacks, contests, and crafts, we're sure you'll have a monstrously good time!
Escape Room @ 123 ESCAPE
November 8, 12:00 - 6:00 PMYou find yourself locked in a room, with nothing but your savvy and skills to get your out. Can you solve the puzzles, conquor your fears and break out in less than an hour?! Well here is your chance to try! Your library has teamed with local business 123 Escape, to bring you a full day fo breakout thrills! Teams of no more than 8 can sign up for a session at the 123 Escape building, located on the corner of Almont Ave. and 3rd St. Get ready to test your mettle...if you dare! Space is limited so please come in or call 810 724-8043 to register.
Fantastic Buttons Crafternoon
November 15, 2:45 - 6:00 PMWe've waited patiently, watched the teaser trailers, and read every snippet we could find and finally the time has come! The second installment of the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is coming to theaters November 16th. But, before you see the film, stop by the library to make a great Fantastic Beasts button to show your pride!
T(w)een Crafternoon: Mystery Braid Bracelets
November 20 @ 2:45 PMThere are bound to be some twists and turns as we create stunningly simple leather braided bracelets!
Summer Reading Playlist for Teens is LIVE!
All songs contributed by Summer Reading 2018 participants!
Digital Media Zone for Teens
College Prep Center
MeL.org and Learning Express
Can't find a GED, SAT, or ACT book at the library? Go to Learning Express for practice tests and interactive tutorials.
for TeensClick the MeL logo for a ton of great stuff for teens! Homework help, life skills, and resources to help you prepare for college.
FAFSA informationhttp://studentaid.ed.gov/ Comprehensive, detailed information on federal student aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Free Application for Federal Student Aid site includes the application as well FAFSA4caster, an early eligibility estimator
http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ National Student Loan Data System allows financial aid recipient to view his or her federal student loan and grant data
http://www.youtube.com/FederalStudentAid Federal Student Aid YouTube channel