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Upcoming Events...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Math can be fun! It really can be when it involves estimating, weighing, measuring and scooping pumpkins guts! We'll do a fun pumpkin art activity, too.

Registration required.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.



Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Friday, October 27, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

Learn how to make body scrubs, lip balms and bath salts at this mini seminar about hand-made skincare products.
Patrons will learn which oils are best for different skin types and all materials will be provided!

Come get healthy, wealthy and wise at this event.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Learn how to make body lotions that are good for your body at this mini seminar on hand-made skincare products.
Patrons will learn which oils are best for different skin types and all materials will be provided!



Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

The Chippewa River District Library and WCMU Public Media will host Vietnam Veteran David Lee. Lee served in the U.S. Army from 1965 - 1969 as a Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot and will tell of his experiences in Vietnam.

Library staff will be on hand to scan letters and photos that were sent home during the Vietnam War. The material will be featured in WCMU's "Letters Home" traveling exhibit.

Video from Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War" will be presented as well.



Monday, October 30, 2017 9:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Monday, October 30, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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


Monday, October 30, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

This fall Chippewa River District Library is hosting PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME. PRIME TIME is designed to help families help their children improve their reading skills by involving the whole family in making reading fun. PRIME TIME shows families how reading together and openly discussing books can help children want to read and become better readers as a result. PRIME TIME doesn't just help to improve reading skills; it also has been proven to positively impact student achievement by enhancing critical thinking and reasoning skills. PRIME TIME is a unique program that includes storytelling, reading, and discussion for parents and children aged 6 to 10. The programs are free and include a small dinner, door prizes and a gift book each week. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register by calling the CRDL Help Desk at Veterans Memorial Library (989.773.3242 ext 11) and tell them you would like to register for Prime Time. If you would like to register on your own, please enter a parent's name only, and you will be contacted by a library staff member.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

Trick or Treat the stay for a spell. SCL will have Halloween themed make and take crafts for trick or treaters.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us Halloween night for a  party! Plenty of candy, competitions, monster make-up tutorials and more. Costumes encouraged! Don't forget to bring a friend.

Grades 6 -12.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.



Thursday, November 02, 2017 11:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us as we explore the force of magnetism! We will start the program with a story and move to some music before we get hands on with science! This program is designed for children and caregivers to participate in together.

Registration required.


Thursday, November 02, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Friday, November 03, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Use sticks, cups, clothespins, and cubes to build the tallest tower, use magnets to sort hardware, follow a blue print to build structures with blocks, along with other construction-themed hands-on STEM activities.  Make a "Building Box" with building materials to take home.  Audience: 4-8 years old.


Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Use sticks, cups, clothespins, and cubes to build the tallest tower, use magnets to sort hardware, follow a blue print to build structures with blocks, along with other construction-themed hands-on STEM activities.  Make a "Building Box" with building materials to take home.  Audience: 4-8 years old.


Saturday, November 04, 2017 2:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Harry Potter fans!  Wear your house colors and measure, pour, and mix potions to take home.  Preserve dragon blood, make some skeleton polish, and set off a bubbling, color-changing reaction. 


Best for ages 8 - 12


Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Harry Potter fans!  Wear your house colors and measure, pour, and mix potions to take home.  Preserve dragon blood, make some skeleton polish, and set off a bubbling, color-changing reaction. 


Best for ages 8 - 12


Sunday, November 05, 2017 1:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

The Boss Baby


Enjoy the featured food with us before the movie begins, then pay attention throughout the movie.

Free for the whole family!

This movie is rated PG.


Monday, November 06, 2017 9:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Monday, November 06, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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


Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

This fall Chippewa River District Library is hosting PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME. PRIME TIME is designed to help families help their children improve their reading skills by involving the whole family in making reading fun. PRIME TIME shows families how reading together and openly discussing books can help children want to read and become better readers as a result. PRIME TIME doesn't just help to improve reading skills; it also has been proven to positively impact student achievement by enhancing critical thinking and reasoning skills. PRIME TIME is a unique program that includes storytelling, reading, and discussion for parents and children aged 6 to 10. The programs are free and include a small dinner, door prizes and a gift book each week. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register by calling the CRDL Help Desk at Veterans Memorial Library (989.773.3242 ext 11) and tell them you would like to register for Prime Time. If you would like to register on your own, please enter a parent's name only, and you will be contacted by a library staff member.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us for this free credit class being put on in collaboration between EightCAP, Inc and Mercantile Bank. Come learn how to establish, or reestablish, your credit in a smart way and get your questions answered from the experts.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

Ever wonder how to make a duct tape wallet? What about flip flops, or a tie? You can learn these things and so much more when we get together to create duct tape crafts! We'll supply the craft books and duct tape, you bring yourself...and a friend.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Create a unique centerpiece this holiday season! Join us in utilizing old books and upcycling them into something better. Learn the step by step process in making your own turkey center piece from a book to display at your home. Books provided.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library


Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.



Thursday, November 09, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Visit our Facebook page for updates. lead coordinator: Joe Remenar, Email: jremenar66@yahoo.com. New Members Welcome! 


Friday, November 10, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Friday, November 10, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Participants will receive a bag of items that will help them feel like a part of the movie. When prompted, the items will be used to give an extra sensory movie experience.


Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Joan Puffer Kotcher is a former American Red Cross Donut Dolly. These women supported our troops overseas, and in Joann's case, actually ended up in fox holes during the fighting in Viet Nam! She will speak of her experiences in Korea and Viet Nam as well as share pictures and memorabilia. Her book will be available for purchase at the end of the program.


Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

Despicable Me 3


Enjoy the featured food with us before the movie begins, then pay attention throughout the movie.

Free for the whole family!

This movie is rated PG.


Monday, November 13, 2017 9:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Monday, November 13, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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


Monday, November 13, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

This fall Chippewa River District Library is hosting PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME. PRIME TIME is designed to help families help their children improve their reading skills by involving the whole family in making reading fun. PRIME TIME shows families how reading together and openly discussing books can help children want to read and become better readers as a result. PRIME TIME doesn't just help to improve reading skills; it also has been proven to positively impact student achievement by enhancing critical thinking and reasoning skills. PRIME TIME is a unique program that includes storytelling, reading, and discussion for parents and children aged 6 to 10. The programs are free and include a small dinner, door prizes and a gift book each week. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register by calling the CRDL Help Desk at Veterans Memorial Library (989.773.3242 ext 11) and tell them you would like to register for Prime Time. If you would like to register on your own, please enter a parent's name only, and you will be contacted by a library staff member.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

TAB is fun, friendly and full of new experiences. It provides opportunities to hang out with friends, while helping the community.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Do you have mad cupcake decorating skills? It's time to show them off during the Cupcake Wars at the library. We'll have the cupcakes ready for you to fill and/or top. Try to make the tastiest treat with ingredient challenges and a time limit. Finished cupcakes will be judged on taste, presentation and creativity.


Registration required. For students in grades 6-12.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Pack your lunch and join us for our monthly book club. This month's discussion will be over the book My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.



Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

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.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join us for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks or bring your own. Each month will have a theme challenge to spark your creativity.

For ages 2 - 12.


Friday, November 17, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Veterans Memorial Library will be transformed into a gaming playground!

Attendees can play life-sized games, board games and games from different cultures. There will also be activities and crafts, refreshments and prizes.

Come out for a great family fun day!


Monday, November 20, 2017 9:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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.


Monday, November 20, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

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


Monday, November 20, 2017 6:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

All of the members of the Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library are invited to attend the annual meeting.  Agenda items include approving the 2018 budget and voting for board members.

Sherry Sponseller will also be doing a program on the History of Veterans Memorial Library!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Help Desk at COA - We will have an IT staff member available to address any problems you may have with a device or app.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:00 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

Do you have mad cupcake decorating skills? It's time to show them off during the Cupcake Wars at the library. We'll have the cupcakes ready for you to fill and/or top. Try to make the tastiest treat with ingredient challenges and a time limit. Finished cupcakes will be judged on taste, presentation and creativity.


Registration required. For students in grades 6-12.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:15 AM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:30 AM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

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.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:30 PM

CRDL - Shepherd Community Library

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.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:00 PM

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