2013-02-24 / Library Lines


River Rapids District Library 227 E. Broad Street Chesaning (989) 845-3211 www.riverrapidslibrary.org

Free tax preparation is available thanks to the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and amazing community volunteers to Saginaw County residents who cannot afford to have their taxes prepared for them. The River Rapids District Library will again be a VITA site this year. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at (989) 845-3211 to make an appointment.

Winter Computer Classes have been scheduled. Check www.riverrapidslibrary.org for dates/times or call the library at (989) 845-3211.

Book Discussion Group is reading Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok for our March book.

“When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family’s future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition- Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

Through Kimberly’s story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.” We will be meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Stop in and pick up a copy to enjoy. Bring a friend; there will be yummy refreshments!

The Adult Winter Reading Program has begun and will run through March 16. Read (or listen to) books and win great prizes! No sign up required, one prize entry per book.

Winter 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 noon – 4 p.m.; Sunday Closed.

St. Charles District Library 104 W. Spruce Street St. Charles (989) 865-9451 www.stcharlesdistrictlibrary.org

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Program Winners: Isabel Kutz, Rebekah Scott, Elizabeth Scott, Benjamin Schroeder, Abby Dinninger, Ciara Dusek, James Harder, Gary Orr, Pam Harder, Sally Morey, Lynelle Welsh, and Patricia Brcik. Congratulations!

Federal and State Tax Forms are now available at the library and online. Visit the library’s homepage and follow the direct links to IRS and State of Michigan forms and publications.

Do you have E-reader questions? If so, the library will have two sessions for individual e-reader questions you may need answered and help setting up your device. The library will hold the two ereader sessions: Wednesday, March 6 at 1 p.m., and Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. Please bring in your questions and your device, if you wish. No registration required, just stop in.

The St. Charles District Library Board will meet on Sunday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. The 2013-2014 operating budget will be discussed. The public is invited to attend.

The book discussion group will meet on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book Sleepwalker by Karen Robards.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ashley District Library 104 N. New St., Ashley (989) 847-4283, ext. 1007


Story time continues every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Basic Computer Lessons continue every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Stop in and see our American Girl display!

If Ashley schools are closed due to weather conditions, the library is also closed.

School Year Hours: Monday, 8–11 a.m., noon–4 p.m.; Tuesday, 8–11 a.m., noon–5 p.m.; Thursday, 8–11 a.m., noon–5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon.

Taymouth Township Library 2361 E. Burt Road (989) 770-4651

February is Amnesty Month at the Taymouth Township Library. This is the perfect time to bring back all those old library books that have been sitting around your house. Your fine will be waived when you return the book. If the library is closed, feel free to put them in the drop box.

Montrose Jennings Memorial Library 241 Feher Drive Montrose (810) 639-6388

The Friends of the Montrose- Jennings Library is currently accepting donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs in preparation of their upcoming book sale in April! Drop-offs may be made only during the branch’s regular operating hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Friday and Sunday.

Please note that at this time, we are not accepting magazines, textbooks, and encyclopedias.

Community District Library - New Lothrop (locatedin the Elementary School) 9387 Genesee St. New Lothrop (810) 638-7575

On March 4 at 5:30 p.m., the New Lothrop Branch of the Community District Library will host a Michigan Couponing Club workshop. This very popular 90 minute workshop includes an instruction booklet, helpful tips and ideas and a coupon packet. The library is inside the New Lothrop Elementary School located at 9387 Genesee St. Call the branch manager at 810-638-7575 to reserve a seat.

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