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Create, Make & Take Crafts
Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, July 31, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Teen Lock In
Friday, July 31, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Twelve hours of fun at the library!

Teens can join us for this national teen lock-in. "Masquerade Madness" will feature a virtual author visit, national contest, crafts, gaming and more! Lots of pizza and snacks will be available to keep you fueled for fun all night long.

Permission slips are required for registration. Program is for teens in grades 7-12.

Teen Lock In
Saturday, August 01, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
Twelve hours of fun at the library!

Teens can join us for this national teen lock-in. "Masquerade Madness" will feature a virtual author visit, national contest, crafts, gaming and more! Lots of pizza and snacks will be available to keep you fueled for fun all night long.

Permission slips are required for registration. Program is for teens in grades 7-12.


Toddler Time
Monday, August 03, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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 Storytime
Monday, August 03, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
For ages 2-3

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.


Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Thornapple Woodlands Beekeeping
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Join Don Snoeyink of Thornapple Woodlands as he presents an entertaining look at honey bees.

Participants will learn about the types of bees and how they find nectar and make it into honey. They will also learn about the benefits of honey and sample fresh honey from the hive.


Storytime
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 05, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 06, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 06, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 07, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

NRU Night Out with Community Heroes!
Saturday, August 08, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Meet the Community Heroes at the NRU Night Out! Visit all of the Community Hero Stations at the Mount Pleasant City Hall Parking lot. Pick up free goodies, make some crafts, learn home improvements and much more family fun.

Catch The LEGO Movie on the outdoor screen beginning at 9 p.m.

CRDL Cinema: Finding Nemo
Sunday, August 09, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     We'll pop the popcorn and you can enjoy "Walt Disney's Finding Nemo" on the big screen.

This movie is rated G.

Toddler Time
Monday, August 10, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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 Storytime
Monday, August 10, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
For ages 2-3

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.


Drop-in Bubble Fun & Sidewalk Art
Monday, August 10, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Drop in for some outside fun at the library!

Create your own bubble wand and mix your own bubbles for some bubble fun. If you just want to borrow a wand and use bubble solution, that's fine, too. If you are having a more creative urge, create a masterpiece on the sidewalk with chalk!

Stop in at the connector between Veterans Memorial Library and the Library Annex for the festivities.

This program is for all ages.

Teen Tuesday: Cupcake Wars
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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 7-12.

Arts and Crafts Fun for Adults
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Why should kids have all the fun?

Come relieve some stress though coloring, painting, origami and more. There's something for everyone at all skill levels and all abilities.


Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Storytime
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 12, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 13, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 13, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Teddy Bear Sleepover
Friday, August 14, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Sometimes your favorite toy needs an adventure!

Bring them to the library for the Teddy Bear Sleepover. They will have tons of fun as they meet new friends, enjoy story time, read books and play before bedtime. In the morning they will get breakfast before they head back home. Each toy will receive a photo book of their library adventure to show you when you get them home.

Toys may be dropped off Thursday or Friday during regular library hours and picked up on Saturday or Monday.

Registration is required.

Music & Movement
Friday, August 14, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Cinema Under the Stars
Friday, August 14, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and make yourself comfortable as we watch a movie under the stars.

Free refreshments and prizes for those who attend. Bring your families, your friends and your neighbors to see Walt Disney's Big Hero 6 (PG).

Toddler Time
Monday, August 17, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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 Storytime
Monday, August 17, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
For ages 2-3

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.


iPad Workshop at the Commission on Aging
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Tech Help - Are you having an issue with your iPad? Do you want to know how to do something in an app? Stop in and the CRDL staff will assist you as much as we can.

Make sure your iPad is charged and ready to go and that you have all passwords to access the device and accounts.

Teen Tuesday: Teen Iron Chef
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Do you have what it takes?

Come prepared to create an original culinary creation. Teens will be challenged to create the supreme cuisine with a list of ingredients provided, plus the "secret ingredient" to make it extra challenging!

Who will be awarded the "Iron Chef" for this challenge? Join us and find out.

Registration required. Program is for those in grades 6-12.

Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Storytime
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 19, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
Pack your lunch and join us at noon at Veterans Memorial Library. This month's discussion will be over the book "And the Dark Sacred Night" by Julia Glass.


Create, Make & Take Crafts
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 20, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 20, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 21, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Connecting with the "Wild" Life!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Unplug and reconnect with nature at Deerfield County Park. Everyone in the whole family can bring their curiosity and imaginations to watch birds, take a hike, create some crafts and so much more.

There will be FREE admission to the park this day. Just let the attendant know you are attending the event.

In partnership with The MSU Extension Isabella County, Isabella Conservation District, Isabella County Parks & Recreation and the Chippewa River District Library System.

CRDL Cinema: Strange Magic
Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     We'll pop the popcorn and you can enjoy "Strange Magic" on the big screen.

This movie is rated PG.

Toddler Time
Monday, August 24, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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 Storytime
Monday, August 24, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
For ages 2-3

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.


The Top 10 Ways to Save Money on your Vacation
Monday, August 24, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     Cynthia Drake, author of Budget Travel for the GENIUS, will visit Veterans Memorial Library to share her top ten ways to save money on vacation.

Join us for an evening of learning to travel well on a small budget. There will also be the opportunity to purchase her book.

Tales & Tunes
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

Storytime
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 26, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 27, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     
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, August 27, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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, August 28, 2015 2:08:41 PM

     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.

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