Spring Bird Feeders

Wednesday April 5, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade K-adult

As the world starts to warm and spring to life, it's a great time to put out a feast for the songbirds!

Bring the entire family and join us as we use a cardboard tube, vegetable shortening, and birdseed to create a hanging feeder complete with a resting ledge for little bird feet!

Halloween Costume Drop Off

Now through October 22, 2017 -- All Branches

This event is intended for all ages.

Starting October 1st, drop off your gently used, clean Halloween costumes to any Library Branch.

Then, on October 22, come pick out a new costume for the year at our Halloween Costume Swap.

This is a wonderful chance to save money, clear your closet, and pick out something snazzy for the year. Costumes for all ages and sizes are appreciated.

Pioneer Paper Doll Craft

Saturday February 25, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2-5

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday by using fabric scraps to dress a pair of pioneer paper dolls!

DIY Wrapped Yarn Vases

Sunday December 11, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

It’s easy to make beautiful wrapped yarn vases. They’re great for display or to give as gifts.

This project will require patience and will take the entire hour.

Needle-Laced Fall Leaves

Wednesday November 2, 2016: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn the basics of needle lacing, and make some fall leaves while you're at it! These delicate looking creations are perfect for scrap-booking and other paper crafts.

We will be using sewing needles, embroidery floss, and paper—and we'll provide all the supplies. All levels are welcome and experienced crafters are encouraged to come and share their skills!

This program will require patience and focus, so plan on staying the entire time to finish your project!

Science Fun with FEMMES

Saturday October 15, 2016: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 2 - 6

The University of Michigan student group FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) will bring a variety of hands-on, engaging activities for young students interested in learning more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics.

During this event, common household items will be used to demonstrate experiments such as making licorice DNA, sorting rocks, and playing hospital simulation games to learn about biology, geology, industrial engineering, and much more.

FEMMES is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying various areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and who want to encourage younger girls who might be interested in one day doing the same.

Sign Language Storybook Craft

Saturday September 24, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-3

Create your very own booklet of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and learn the signs to tell the story with your hands!

Learn About Bees with Bee Present Honey!

Saturday November 12, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades 2-5

Join us for a presentation about beekeeping and make some Bee-utiful crafts.

Mini Clay Figures: Pokemon!

Saturday October 1, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grades K-5

Love everything Pokemon, from Pikachu to Squirtle?

Make some cool mini clay figurines of popular characters!

Paint a Watercolor Leaf

Wednesday October 26, 2016: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade K - 5

Blend red, orange, yellow, and green watercolors to paint a vibrant fall leaf.

Paper and paint are provided!

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