River Rapids District Library
227 E. Broad Street, Chesaning
Book Discussion Group: Our selection for the May book discussion is The Kept by James Scott. Stop by the library and pick up a copy then join us on Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. for discussion and refreshments!
Historian to Speak: On Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m., historian Larry Martin will be visiting to relay the story of Michigander Fred Bahlau., who was awarded two Silver Stars for his gallantry during combat as he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, 1944. Larry will also bring some of his own personal World War II artifacts!
DVD Rentals: Library patrons can rent movies for $1 for seven days.
Services Available: Faxing $2 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Copies are 15 cents for black and white and 50 cents for color copies. Laminating is available for $1 per page.
Family Movies: River Rapids Library hosts its Family Movie Day the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Patrons are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and bring their own pillows and blankets. Popcorn and drinks are provided.
Spring Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday closed, Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday closed, Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Charles District Library
104 W. Spruce Street, St. Charles
The Friends of the Library and the Library would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the spring book and bake sale. Also, thank you to everyone who made purchases to support the Friends of the Library. All proceeds will be used to help the library fund special programs and materials. Thank you to everyone who makes the sale a success!
The Hook and Needle Group will meet on Tuesday, April 25, at 1 p.m.
The adult coloring group will meet on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The book discussion group will meet on Monday, May 1, at 6 p.m. to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
The St. Charles District Library Board will meet on Sunday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
The Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, May 9, at 4 p.m. New Friends members are welcome.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday closed.
Montrose Jennings Memorial Library
241 Feher Drive, Montrose
(810) 639-6388 • www.thegdl.org
Writer’s Group – The Montrose-Jennings Writer’s Group will meet April 18 at 6 p.m. Come join this group of word-lovers that meets in the Community Room on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
Used Book Sale – Friends of the Montrose- Jennings Library will hold a used book sale on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come on out and find your next great read.
All Genesee District Libraries will be closed April 14, 15 and 16 for spring break.
Community District Library
(located in the Elementary School)
9387 Genesee St. New Lothrop
The New Lothrop Branch of the Community District Library will host a Dancing Crane Soaps and Sundries workshop on Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Teens and adults are invited to learn how to make their own scrubs, lip balms and bath salts from common household ingredients. All supplies will be provided for participants to make and take home their healthy skin care products.
Preregistration is required by calling (810) 638-7575 during library hours. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1-7 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 1-5 p.m.. The library is inside the New Lothrop Elementary School located at 9387 Genesee St.
Ashley District Library
104 N. New St., Ashley
(989) 847-4283, ext. 1007
The Ashley District Library is open to the public Monday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. We will be celebrating Money Smart Week on April 24 at 10 a.m. with a Pre- School Story Time and April 25 at 2 p.m. with a Kindergarten Story Time. This is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council. The children will receive the book, “A Dollar For Penny,” compliments of the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates. They will also make a piggy bank to take home.
The Lego Club will meet on Thursday April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. This is for children in grades first - sixth. Parents are welcome, too!
We have a Book Fair coming up May 8 - 12. Everything is buy-one-get-one-free. This is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading!
If you are interested in searching your family history, you can come in to the library and get free access to ancestry.com. Stop in and try it out!
Coming in May - E-magazines through Zinneo. You can access them from anywhere, but you do need a library card.
We serve Chapin and Marion Townships and Gratiot County.
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