2017-12-10 / Library Lines


St. Charles District Library
104 W. Spruce Street, St. Charles
(989) 865-9451

Mid-Michigan Waste Authority Holiday Light Recycling Drive continues through Dec. 15. Don’t throw out your old holiday lights – recycle them! The St. Charles District Library is a collection drop-off site.

Come visit with Santa and his reindeer on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be gift bags for the children, make-and-take Christmas ornament, cookies and hot cocoa.

The Adult Coloring Club will meet on Friday, Dec. 15 and Dec.r 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants may bring their own coloring supplies or the use the supplies provided by the library. New members are encouraged to join the coloring group!

The Hook & Needle Group is cancelled for Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m.

K’NEX Build Day! Come to the St. Charles Library on Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. to build some amazing things with our K’NEX build kits! The K’NEX kit will be out all day for you to come and go as you please. So come and have fun building with us!

The library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in observance of New Year’s Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

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

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

Book Discussion Group: Our selection for the December book discussion is X by Ilyasha Shabazz. This book is the Michigan Humanities Council’s pick for the 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read program. Stop by the library and pick up a copy then join us on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. for discussion and refreshments!

In-Stitches Knitting Group: Our knitting group continues to meet on the second Saturday of each month.

Family Movies: River Rapids Library hosts its Family Movie Day the first Saturday of each month. Patrons are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and bring their own pillows and blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

January Workshop: Alternative to Adobe Photoshop on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. We will introduce you to free alternatives to Photoshop and show you how to repair old photos. Registration is required for this class.

Fall 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.

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

The Community District Library will have several free Christmas events and crafts activities highlighting the holiday season. Space is limited, so preregistration is required.

On Monday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m., the New Lothrop Branch will be hosting a Christmas cookie exchange. Participants are asked to bring two dozen of their favorite cookies or candy, along with the recipe, to share. They should also bring a container to take their goodies home in. They can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while socializing. For details, call (810) 638-7575.

On Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., there will be a special story hour featuring Santa Claus at the New Lothrop Branch. He will be reading and listening to Christmas wishes. There will be cookie decorating and a reindeer craft, too. For information, call (810) 638-7575.

The library is open on Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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

It is time for the annual Christmas drawing at the Taymouth Township Library. All proceeds from the $1 tickets will go toward the reading programs held for the community throughout the year. The grand prize will be a children’s sled full of gifts for the entire family. Second prize is a holiday gift set, and third prize is a birdfeeder with 50 pounds of sunflower seed. The tickets are available at the library and the Taymouth Township office. The drawing will be held on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Taymouth Township Library will have a cookie sale on Monday, Dec. 11 from 2 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop in and pick up some baked goods for your holiday parties. There are also still tickets available for the Christmas drawing that may be purchased for $1 at that time.

The library’s hours are Monday, 2–9 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 2–9 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. You may call (989) 770-4651 for additional details.

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