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Toddler Time
Monday, August 31, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
Toddler Time is a developmentally appropriate, rich language, rhyming and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for all language and music!

Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.

For children 10 months to 2 years old.

Wigglers Story Time
Monday, August 31, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     CRDL Story times will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Story times your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.

For ages 2-3

Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Tales & Tunes is a developmentally appropriate, rich language and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for music! Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.

For children up to 5 years old.

Family Storytime
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 0-5.
CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.


Create, Make & Take Crafts
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Shepherd Community Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Family Storytime
Thursday, September 03, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children up to 5 years old.

CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.



Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, September 03, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Faith Johnston Memorial Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

CLOSED - Labor Day
Monday, September 07, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     

Teen Tuesday: Get Your Game On
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Get your game on! Tonight is the night to celebrate all things gaming. Join us for snacks, board games and Super Smash Brothers on a big screen.

Michigan Reads! Special Storytime
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Do Unto Otters, the 2015 Michigan Reads! book, is our featured book today! We will also include more stories, songs and movement activities and a craft. Great fun for the little ones!


Michigan Reads! Special Storytime
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Do Unto Otters, the 2015 Michigan Reads! book, is our featured book today! We will also include more stories, songs and movement activities and a craft. Great fun for the little ones!


Computer Security
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Learn about the different threats to your computer such as spyware and viruses. Different ways of protecting your computer will be presented.

Participants MUST have basic knowledge in how to use a computer.

Create, Make & Take Crafts
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Shepherd Community Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Faith Johnston Memorial Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Michigan Reads! Author Visit with Laura Keller
Friday, September 11, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
Ages 3-5.
Help your children learn about manners when Laurie Keller visits the library. Keller, the author of the Michigan One Preschool Book for 2015, will present her book Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners during this fun program. This program is aimed at 3-5 year olds and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase from local bookstore The Book Shelf.  Cash only please.


Charlotte's Web Down on the Farm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Don't miss this opportunity to come on down to the farm!

Watch the Broadway Playhouse Kids break into song to entertain and delight the audience. Enjoy ponies, goats, chickens and all the other farm activities. Find the blue ribbon and win a prize. Don't forget to sample the fresh free doughnuts and more!

The festivities take place at Papa's Pumpkin Patch, 3909 S. Summerton Rd, Mt. Pleasant.

Celebrating Summer Reading Program CMU Football Event
Saturday, September 12, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Get recognized for finishing the Summer Reading Program!

All readers who finished SRP, the winners of the Recognition on the Field drawing and the winners of the "Ball Girl" and "Ball Boy" for the game will be celebrated.

If you would like to be a part of the tunnel the players run through out to the field, meet inside the gates at the Northeast corner of the stadium by 2:15 p.m for the 3 p.m. kickoff of CMU vs. Monmouth College.

Ticket vouchers are available at Veterans Memorial Library until kick off on game day, September 12. Must present the prize card issued in the Summer Reading Program Prize bags to all youth who finished the program in order to receive vouchers.

Food & Flicks for Families
Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Cake with Monsters University!

Enjoy the featured food with us before the movie begins, then pay attention throughout the movie. If you can tell us what scene the food was in you could win a prize!

Free for the whole family!

This movie is rated PG.

Toddler Time
Monday, September 14, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 10 months to 2 years old.

Toddler Time is a developmentally appropriate, rich language, rhyming and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for all language and music!

Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.

Wigglers Story Time
Monday, September 14, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     CRDL Story times will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Story times your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.

For ages 2-3

iPad Workshop at the Commission on Aging
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     

Have a new iPad or simply need a refresher?  Join us for iPad basics at the Commission on Aging.  Common basic functions will be covered.  We will discuss initiating a search on Safari, creating and sending email, accessing the tool bar, adjusting settings, and how to save battery power and prolong battery life.


Teen Tuesday: Sushi Delight
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Some people love sushi.some people hate it. It doesn't matter which category you fall into. Come in for a unique and delicious culinary experience as we create sushi out of candy. Registration is required so we know how many sushi rolls to have on hand.

Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     For children up to 5 years old.
Tales & Tunes is a developmentally appropriate, rich language and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for music! Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.


Family Storytime
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 0-5.
CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.


Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
Pack your lunch and join us at noon at Veterans Memorial Library. This month's discussion will be over the book The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh.


Create, Make & Take Crafts
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Shepherd Community Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 1
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers have worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors.

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 2
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers hve worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 3
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers hve worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Family Storytime
Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children up to 5 years old.

CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.



Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Fremont Township Library invites kids of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.


Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, September 17, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Faith Johnston Memorial Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Music & Movement
Friday, September 18, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Sing and dance with your child! Wave some ribbons, play with scarves, tap some rhythm sticks, and shake some shaker eggs.

For children up to 5 years old.

Star Gazing @ the CMU Observatory (session 1)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Dr. Glen Williams from Central Michigan University will show us stars, planets and the night sky. Participants will also get a tour of the Observatory and take a look through the 16-inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope.  All participants must register.

Participants should park in Commuter Lot 27 by the Park Library on Preston Street. No parking pass is required.

Star Gazing @ the CMU Observatory (session 2)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Dr. Glen Williams from Central Michigan University will show us stars, planets and the night sky. Participants will also get a tour of the Observatory and take a look through the 16-inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope.  All participants must register.

Participants should park in Commuter Lot 27 by the Park Library on Preston Street. No parking pass is required.

Toddler Time
Monday, September 21, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 10 months to 2 years old.

Toddler Time is a developmentally appropriate, rich language, rhyming and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for all language and music!

Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Monday, September 21, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Wigglers Story Time
Monday, September 21, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     CRDL Story times will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Story times your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.

For ages 2-3

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     For children up to 5 years old.
Tales & Tunes is a developmentally appropriate, rich language and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for music! Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.


Family Storytime
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 0-5.
CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.


Create, Make & Take Crafts
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Shepherd Community Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 1
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers have worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors.

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 2
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers hve worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Reading with the Tale Waggers: Session 3
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Tale Waggers are bringing their 4 legged friends to the library and they're eager to hear a good story.

Sign your children up for a chance to read their favorite book(s) to some of the cuddliest dogs around.

Reading sessions are limited. Registration is required.

Experts have found that children who read at a level below their peers are often intimidated by reading aloud in a classroom setting. Thus reading becomes a chore. Children find that reading to an animal is less intimidating and less stressful than reading aloud in front of peers, teachers or parents.

The Tale-Waggers hve worked for more than 9 years to improve the literacy skills of the children in our community through the use of certified therapy dogs as literacy mentors

Any child who wants to have fun reading with the dogs is accepted, as well as those who are struggling with reading skills and self-confidence. After all, it's fun to go to the library; it's fun to read for pleasure; and it's especially great to share this fun with a furry friend.


Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Family Storytime
Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children up to 5 years old.

CRDL Storytimes will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Storytimes your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.



Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Join us for Create, Make and Take Crafts. Faith Johnston Memorial Library invites children of all ages to come to the library to make crafts. The library will provide all the materials and directions to create your crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Friday, September 25, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

8th Annual Art From Our Park
Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     The Isabella County Parks & Rec. Department is joining forces with a wide array of local groups and talent for the 8th Annual Art From Our Park.

Enjoy free admission to Deerfield Park, live music, dance performances, poetry reading, nature inspired art, a creation station, face painting, storytelling and more! Made possible with help from Isabella County Parks & Rec., Art Reach, Off-Broadway Performing Arts Studio, Chippewa Watershed Conservatory and CMU Poets.

Please remember that this event will be at Deerfield Park and NOT at the library. This event is appropriate for all ages.

Food & Flicks for Families
Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Pizza with Toy Story!

Enjoy the featured food with us before the movie begins, then pay attention throughout the movie. If you can tell us what scene the food was in you could win a prize!

Free for the whole family!

This movie is rated G.

Toddler Time
Monday, September 28, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     
For children 10 months to 2 years old.

Toddler Time is a developmentally appropriate, rich language, rhyming and musical environment where all children can develop a disposition toward becoming life-long readers while developing an appreciation for all language and music!

Parents, caregivers and children will interact with and respond to the best in children's literature through musical play. Through engaged, adult participation, our goal is to immerse children in a rich environment filled with the joy of story, music and movement.

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Monday, September 28, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Wigglers Story Time
Monday, September 28, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     CRDL Story times will help your you and your child communicate better by developing their ability to describe things and events and tell stories. By attending CRDL Story times your child will gain an interest and enjoyment for books and reading. Your child will be able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words and learn the difference between letters, their names and their sounds. Your child will also recognize print, learn how to handle a book and how to follow the words on a page.

For ages 2-3

Book Sale Collection and Drop Off
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Drop off your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs in good condition for the Friends of Veterans Memorial Library Annual Book Sale.

Teen Tuesday: You're not too Old for This
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:49:15 AM

     Why should little kids have all the fun? Celebrate the best of your childhood by joining us for a night of playful fun. We will have play-dough, finger paints, LEGO bricks and more. And if you get hungry there will be Goldfish crackers for snacking among other great snacks from your earlier days. Be sure to register to be a kid again.

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