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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

The year 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a seminal literary work that, since its appearance, has influenced millions of people across the globe. To commemorate the bicentennial of the novel and also to harness its power to generate and inspire communities of readers, the Keats-Shelley Association of America in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities is launching "Frankenreads."

CMU English Professor, JoEllen DeLucia, and her students will host a book discussion of this popular book. Everyone who attends the program will be entered into a prize drawing. Teens also welcome at this discussion.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 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 24, 2018 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 24, 2018 2:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Class is limited to 10 attendees. Registration required.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 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, October 24, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us for the showing of James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) at CMU's Park Library Auditorium. There will be a discussion after the film of this classic title.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Used wisely, smartphones and tablets can be powerful tools in the outdoors. From identifying birds and trees, mapping hikes or kayak trips, connecting to citizen science projects and much more, apps and other smartphone features can be used to investigate and connect with the natural world. Join CNC Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier for this indoor program as she shares her favorite naturalist-approved apps, some of which are even free! If you love nature and also love your smartphone, this program is for you!


Thursday, October 25, 2018 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 25, 2018 11:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Everyone knows about the three little pigs, but what about the science behind those houses they built? Why was the wolf able to huff and puff down the house of straw? And what made the house of brick so strong? Find out at this STEAM based event for preschooler children. The answers might just shock the hair right off your chinny chin, chin!


Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Learn how to protect yourself and your computer when online. Class is limited to 10 attendees. Registration required.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 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 26, 2018 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, October 26, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Create a root beer float in your own stein, then have fun playing a game of Spoons - the game of card grabbin' and spoon snaggin' fun!

Registration required. Please register each person attending.


Monday, October 29, 2018 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 29, 2018 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


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 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 31, 2018 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 31, 2018 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 01, 2018 9:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Come relax with us and enjoy some adult time and support with fellow parents and caregivers as your child meets and plays with other children. Refreshments provided.


Thursday, November 01, 2018 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 01, 2018 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 02, 2018 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.


Monday, November 05, 2018 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 05, 2018 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


Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Kris from RedBloom Yoga will be on hand to teach a few winning yoga moves, perfect for every body and every age. Practicing yoga promotes better health, flexibility, and relaxation.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

Join us for an opportunity to kick back and relax with your friends! We'll provide the snacks and activities for a fun evening.


Wednesday, November 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 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 07, 2018 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 08, 2018 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 08, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us for a monthly book club lead by students for students!  Attendees can enjoy pizza served by Domino's during the discussion. Please contact Christie Folsom, Children's Programming Associate, to reserve a copy of this month's book.

Registration required.


Thursday, November 08, 2018 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 09, 2018 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, November 10, 2018 10:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us at the library for a unique mini-golf experience! McDonald's will supply refreshments to all participants along the fairway. It will be buckets of fun!

Registration required. Please register one member of your group for your "tee time."


Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us at the library for a unique mini-golf experience! McDonald's will supply refreshments to all participants along the fairway. It will be buckets of fun!

Registration required. Please register one member of your group for your "tee time."


Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us at the library for a unique mini-golf experience! McDonald's will supply refreshments to all participants along the fairway. It will be buckets of fun!

Registration required. Please register one member of your group for your "tee time."


Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:30 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Join us at the library for a unique mini-golf experience! McDonald's will supply refreshments to all participants along the fairway. It will be buckets of fun!

Registration required. Please register one member of your group for your "tee time."


Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:00 PM

CRDL - Faith Johnston Memorial Library

Join us at the library for a free movie and free refreshments. Check our Sunday Cinema page for details. See you at the movies!


Monday, November 12, 2018 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 12, 2018 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 12, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

An escape room adventure! Help us break open a box of goodies by solving puzzles and find shape-themed clues. The puzzles in this breakout room are set to a challenge level perfect for families with preschool and early elementary children!

Registration required. Please register each member of the family participating.


Monday, November 12, 2018 5:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

An escape room adventure! Help us break open a box of goodies by solving puzzles and find shape-themed clues. The puzzles in this breakout room are set to a challenge level perfect for families with preschool and early elementary children!

Registration required. Please register each member of the family participating.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Run, Mr. Gooblestein, Run! Turkey dinner is on the lam. Solve the clues to find the turkey in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Registration required. Please register each person attending.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Monthly TAB Meeting


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Run, Mr. Gooblestein, Run! Turkey dinner is on the lam. Solve the clues to find the turkey in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Registration required. Please register each person attending.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Michelle from the Painted Turtle is going to bring some clay and a small oven. Teens will be able to make whatever they would like with clay, fire it on site and leave with an awesome finished piece!

Registration required.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

Join us for the opportunity to connect with your creative side! In collaboration with The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at CMU, kids have a chance to try a different activity, technique or technology. Whether we are engineering a new contraption, coding, needle felting or weaving, you're sure to have a good time!

Registration required. Please register each child attending.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 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 14, 2018 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 14, 2018 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 14, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Run, Mr. Gooblestein, Run! Turkey dinner is on the lam. Solve the clues to find the turkey in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Registration required. Please register each person attending.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Run, Mr. Gooblestein, Run! Turkey dinner is on the lam. Solve the clues to find the turkey in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Registration required. Please register each person attending.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Kyle Bagnall, program manager of Whiting Forest in Midland, will provide an overview of this amazing project. The Canopy Walk rises to 40 feet and is the longest in the U.s. Other components of the project include a forest classroom, apple orchard, creek restoration and more.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 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 15, 2018 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 15, 2018 4:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

An escape room adventure! Help us break open a box of goodies by solving puzzles and find shape-themed clues. The puzzles in this breakout room are set to a challenge level perfect for families with preschool and early elementary children!

Registration required. Please register each member of the family participating.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 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 15, 2018 5:30 PM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

An escape room adventure! Help us break open a box of goodies by solving puzzles and find shape-themed clues. The puzzles in this breakout room are set to a challenge level perfect for families with preschool and early elementary children!

Registration required. Please register each member of the family participating.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 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 all ages.


Friday, November 16, 2018 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.


Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:00 PM

CRDL - Fremont Township Library

Join us at the library for a free movie and free refreshments. Check our Sunday Cinema page for details. See you at the movies!


Monday, November 19, 2018 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 19, 2018 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


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 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 21, 2018 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 21, 2018 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 Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers and their Muses by Terri-Lynne DeFino.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 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 21, 2018 5:00 PM

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