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Planning ahead? Check out your local library.

Planning your schedule for January 2018 and looking to try something new? The St. Clair County Library’s monthly press release, listed below, offers details on the upcoming events for each of its branches for the month of January. Check them out. There’s something for everyone.

Community Relations 810.987.READ ext. 126 or 135 or contact branch leads or program specialists at your local library. You can register online at: stclaircountylibrary.org/Calendar.aspx or by calling the individual branch library.

Algonac Branch-Clay Library – Scott Nichols, Branch Lead

2011 St. Clair River Dr., Algonac 48001 810.794.4471 Mon-Thurs 9:00-8:00; Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Tuesdays, January 2 & 16 and Mondays, January 8, 22 & 29 at 1:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Senior Scrabble. Seniors – join us weekly to play this popular game! Limited to 12 players. Registration recommended. All levels of skill welcome!

Tuesday, January 2 at 3:30 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Friends of the Algonac-Clay Library Meeting
“Get Involved – Be Among Friends!” Become a part of your community library and discuss plans for the future! All are welcome!!

Tuesday, January 2 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Genealogy Circle. Support fellow genealogy searchers in their quest to trace their family history. Share your knowledge, success, and pitfalls as you do
your research. Bring your laptop and log onto our WiFi or work on our computers. Free access to our in-house database, Ancestry
Library Edition. Ages 18+.

Tuesday, January 2 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Mom’s Night Out Book Club
Mom, do you need a night out? Join us as we read and discuss our favorite books! All ages of adults welcome. Registration
requested. The selection for January is “A House Without Windows: A Novel” by Nadia Hashimi.

Wednesday, January 3 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
A group of support, understanding, and shared information for those caring for loved ones experiencing dementia/Alzheimer’s.
Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. Registration requested.

Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 11:00 AM (Algonac-Clay)
Adult/Senior Chair Dancing
Join us for a unique concept in aerobic exercise performed to upbeat music while in the comfort of a chair! Registration requested.
Sponsored by: Friends of the Algonac-Clay Library.

Thursday, January 4 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Make-It @ the Library
Make-it programs gather children to create, invent, imagine and explore. Ages 3-12. Registration requested.

Saturdays, January 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 1:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Knitting, Crochet & Craft Circle
Do you need some “free time” to discover your creative side? Join us on Saturdays at 1:00 at the library to spread out and pursue
your own projects! Experienced and newbies welcomed. Learn from others who share your passion! Scrapbookers welcomed too!
You must bring your own project to work on. Donations of yarn and needles are always welcomed. Adults 18+.

Monday, January 8 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Christian Fiction Book Club
Meet kindred spirits as you share your thoughts on the Christian novel of the month. Adults. Registration requested. January’s
selection is “Just Above a Whisper (Tucker Mills Trilogy #2)” by Lori Wick.

Mondays, January 8 & 22 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
Palliative care and hospice care are terms we are hearing much more about when it comes to medical care for seriously ill
individuals. They sound very similar, but there are important differences in when they are appropriate and how they are covered.
Join us for two informational sessions to learn more about these services and when they might be appropriate. Registration
requested.

Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:00 AM (Algonac-Clay)
Family Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts with a mix of poems, puppets, finger plays and movement activities that promote literacy. Ages 0-5.

Tuesday, January 9 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Ladies’ Night Out Club
Ladies, join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for fun crafts and games with the ladies! Sponsored by the Friends of the AlgonacClay
Library. Registration is requested, as class size is limited to 10.

Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Grown-Up Coloring Club
Are you a “grown-up” seeking to “release your inner child” or do you just need a relaxing, creative way to burn off some stress? Join
us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month as we color for fun!! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring
books!!! Drop in anytime between 6:00-7:30. Come when you can – stay as long as you like! Ages 18+. Registration requested.

Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Literature & Libations Book Club
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Big River Grille for some lively discussion about our book of the month! Adults, ages
21+. Registration requested. The book for January is “An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales
Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny” by Laura Schroff.

 

Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Grief Support Group
For any adults in the community who are struggling with grief, and mourning a loss, who would like to talk to others who also find
themselves on the same journey. You are not alone! Join us and let us help support you through this difficult time. Group will meet
on the third Tuesday of each month. Registration requested.

Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Pet Loss Support Group
Coping with grief after the loss of a pet can be devastating. Give yourself permission to grieve in a supportive and understanding
group. Come join us! Registration requested.

Monday, January 22 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Cookbook Club
Here’s the chance to use your cookbooks that are sitting on the shelf! No cooking skills required – just an enthusiasm for cooking!
Join us on the 4th Monday of the month for lively conversations along with tasty dishes to sample! Bring your chosen monthly recipe
and a sample to taste test! Registration is requested. The theme for January is “Chili Cook-Off”.

Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM (Algonac-Clay)
Grown-Up Coloring Club
Are you a “grown-up” seeking to “release your inner child” or do you just need a relaxing, creative way to burn off some stress? Join
us on the last Tuesday of the month as we color for fun!! Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books!!!
Drop in anytime between 6:00-7:30. Come when you can – stay as long as you like! Ages 18+. Registration requested.

Burtchville Twp. Library – Jane Fortushniak, Branch Lead
7097 Second St., Lakeport 810.385.8550 Mon & Thurs 12:00-8:00; Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Thursday, January 4 at 6:30 PM (Burtchville Township)
Food For Thought
This group meets once a month to discuss a pre-determined book. Please call (810) 385-8550 for more details. Adults.

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:00 AM (Burtchville Township)
Family Storytime
For children ages 0-5 and caretakers. Stories, with a mix of poems, puppets, songs, finger plays, movement activities, and crafts that
promote literacy.

Wednesday, January 10 at 1:00 PM (Burtchville Township)
Financial Fitness Workshop
A service representative from the Blue Water Community Action Agency will provide a financial fitness workshop that includes a
Money Habitudes card game to help participants understand their relationship with money and how it can impact their relationships
and their finances. Seniors/adults welcome. Beverages will be provided. Registration requested.

Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 PM (Burtchville Township)
Family Movie Day
Bring the family and watch the PG-rated movie “Moana” and have fun! Popcorn and beverages provided. All ages welcome.
Registration requested.

Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM (Burtchville Township)
Adult Trivia Day
Come and have fun by trying to answer “The Golden Girls” T.V. show trivia questions in teams. You can form your own team, up to
four players, or come individually and we will place you on a team. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All ages of adults welcome.
Registration requested.

Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 PM (Burtchville Township)
Friends of the Burtchville Twp. Library Meeting
Join the Friends of the Library as they plan and organize for their upcoming events.

Happening at the Capac Library – Breezy Wallace, Branch Lead
111 N. Main, Capac MI 810.395.7000 Mon & Thurs 12:00-8:00; Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Fridays, January 5 & 12 at 10:00 AM (Capac)
Family Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts with a mix of poems, puppets, finger plays and movement activities that promote literacy.

Thursday, January 11 at 4:00 PM (Capac)
CRAZY 8’S – Three-Ring Circus
Discover just how unique you are! See what traits show up the most and least often, then jump right into a giant diagram to map the
coolest combinations.

Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 PM (Capac)
Snack & a Show: Despicable Me 3
Gru meets his long-lost, charming, cheerful and more successful twin brother, Dru, who wants to team up with him for one last
criminal heist. Rated PG. Library card access must reflect movie rating. Snacks and drinks provided.

Thursday, January 25 at 4:00 PM (Capac)
CRAZY 8’s – Daring Darts
We’ve supersized the fun in this giant game of floor darts! Once we learn how to keep score, we’ll use hacky sacks to play a few
rounds.

Taking Place at the G. Lynn Campbell/Kimball Township Library – Jenna Reed, Branch Lead
1955 N. Allen Rd., Kimball, MI 810.982.9171 Mon & Thurs 12:00-8:00; Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:30 AM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Family Storytime
For children ages 0-5 and caretakers. Stories, songs and crafts with a mix of poems, puppets, finger plays and movement activities
that promote literacy.

Tuesday, January 9 at 3:30 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Make-It @ the Library – Arctic Slime!
It’s simple and fun, and when you’re done you’ll have your own Arctic Slime to take home! Registration requested. Ages 3-12.

Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Crochet Club
Working on a project and need a little help? Bring your hook & thread for a relaxing afternoon and some expert guidance.

Thursday, January 18 at 1:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
G. Lynn Campbell Library Book Club
“1984” is a profound, terrifying, fascinating book, and George Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak
truth to power. Join us to discuss the book and watch the movie. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Thursday, January 18 at 5:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Teen Game Night
Hot new games, cool new friends, and all the popcorn you can eat! Ages 10-18. Registration requested.

Saturday, January 20 at 2:00-4:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Snacks & a Show – Born in China
Disneynature’s breathtaking footage and cuddly animals. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration requested. Rated G.

Tuesday, January 23 at 3:30 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Make-It @ the Library – Beaded Friendship Bracelets
Learn to bead and braid your own friendship bracelets to wear or trade! Registration requested. Ages 3-12.

Thursday, January 25 at 5:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Mandala Rock Painting
Back by popular demand and it’s for everyone! Learn patterns and techniques to paint a mandala rock, or design your own.
Registration requested.

Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM (G. Lynn Campbell)
Block Party – Legos at the Library
Build a Lego masterpiece to display at the library!

Ira Township Library – Gary Kupper, Branch Lead
7013 Meldrum Rd., Fair Haven 48023 586.725.9081 Mon & Thurs 12:00-8:00; Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:00 AM (Ira Township)
Family Story Time
Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregivers.

Monday, January 8 at 6:30 PM (Ira Township)
Friends of Ira Library Meeting
Become a part of your community library and discuss plans for the future. All are welcome.

Tuesdays, January 9 & 23 at 2:00 PM (Ira Township)
Hooks and Needles
Come and join as the Nifty Knitters get their creativity on at our amazing small-town library of Ira Twp. Bring your creative projects,
yarn, thread, crochet hooks, knitting needles, string art and needlepoint. Our gatherings are for both experienced and amateurs who
are looking to meet new friends. Come in, get warm and let’s have some fun beating those winter blues together. Ages 18+.

Check out the Main Library/Port Huron – 810.987.7323 Ext. 124

210 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060 Mon-Thurs 8:30-9:00; Fri & Sat 8:30-5:00

Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:00 AM (Main Library)
Rhythm and Rhyme for the Very Young
Introduce your little one to sounds and rhythm of language through short poems, stories, and music. Then stay for play. For children
0-3 & their caretakers. Registration requested.

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:00 AM (Main Library)
Preschool Story Time
A happy blend of stories, finger-plays and songs for preschool children. Class will support print and emerging phonics awareness,
vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Ages 2 1/2-5 with their caregivers. Registration requested.

Saturday, January 13 at 12:00 PM (Main Library)
Lego Lunch
Have fun with your friends creating and building with LEGO bricks. Enjoy yummy pizza and soda for lunch. Ages 4-12. Registration
required.

Friday, January 19 at 11:00 AM (Main Library)
Beyond the Book
Designed for home schooled students, but all are welcome. Join us for a librarian-led class that explores the historical and cultural
themes of each book. Snacks and lively discussion provided. Registration requested. Ages 9-14. January’s selection is “When Marian
Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson” by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Future selections include: 2/16: “The Tale of Despereaux”,
DiCamillo. 3/16: “White Fang”, London. 4/20: “A Visit to William Blake’s Inn”, Willard. 5/18: “The Sign of the Beaver”, Speare.

Monday, January 22 at 6:30 PM (Main Library)
Make it @ the Library: Magazine Silhouette
Create your own piece of art using recycled magazines. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Marine City Library – Andrew Webb, Branch Lead
300 S. Parker, Marine City 48039 810.765.5233 Mon-Thurs 9:00-8:00; Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Monday, January 8 at 6:00 PM (Marine City)
Friends of the Marine City Library
Become a part of your community library and discuss plans for the future.

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31 (Marine City)
Tutors For Kids
Could you use help with your homework? Your local library can help! Receive one-on-one free tutoring in the subject of your choice
with local high school National Honor Society students. Grades K-8. Call to register.

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 6:00 PM (Marine City)
Appliqué 101 with Joan
Join us, along with Joan of Quilting Dreams, as she shows us how to appliqué a springtime bouquet wall hanging! Call for details on
supplies needed. 765-5233.

Tuesday, January 16 at 3:00 PM (Marine City)
Anime Club
Do you like anime, manga, and other things Japanese? Are you in middle school or high school? Come hang out with fellow fans as
we watch the latest shows, discuss manga and cosplay, and learn some basic Japanese. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration
requested.

Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 PM (Marine City)
Cover 2 Cover Book Club
Spend a relaxing hour discussing great reads at your library! Call the library for details and book titles. 765-5233.

Monday, January 22 at 6:00 PM (Marine City)
Creative Cards
Join local hobbyist Adele, as she helps us create our own greeting cards. Sponsored by “Friends of the Library.” Please call to
register. 765-5233.

Monday, January 29 at 1:00 PM (Marine City)
Crossings Book Club
Join us for some lively conversation as we discuss Christian books. Call for titles.

Monday, January 29 at 1:00 PM (Marine City)
The Cast-Offs Knitting Group
Calling all knitters and crocheters! Whether you’re new or experienced, join us, along with Lydia, for learning and laughter!
Marysville Library- Nancy Gearhart, Branch Lead
1175 Delaware, Marysville 48040 810.364.9493 Mon-Thurs 9:00-8:00; Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 10:00 AM (Marysville)
Family Storytime
Stories, with a mix of poems, puppets, songs, finger plays, movement activities, and crafts that promote literacy. For children ages 0-
5 and their caretakers.

Visit the Memphis Library- Karyl Birkett, Branch Lead
34830 Potter St., Memphis 48041 810.392.2980 Mon & Thurs 12:00-8:00; Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Thursday, January 4 at 6:00 PM (Memphis)
Learn to Knit
Experienced knitter Cindy Haberichter will share her knitting skills for beginners. All materials supplied.

Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 AM (Memphis)
Learn to Knit Part 2
Part 2 of our knitting series for beginners.

Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 PM (Memphis)
Quilting Part 5
Part 5 of our Quilting series.

Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 PM (Memphis)
Dinner and a Movie
Now Showing: The Italian Job starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Edward Norton. Dinner provided by the Friends of the
Memphis Library.

St. Clair Library – Julie Alef, Branch Lead
310 S. Second St., St. Clair 48079 810.329.3951 Mon-Thurs 9:00-8:00; Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 10:30 AM (St. Clair)
Family Storytime
For children ages 0-5 and caretakers. Stories, songs and crafts with a mix of poems, puppets, finger plays and movement activities
that promote literacy.

Wednesdays, January 3, 10 & 24 at 11:30 AM (St. Clair)
The Almost Every Wednesday Knitting Group
A drop-in knitting/crochet needlework group. All are welcome!

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 1:00 PM (St. Clair)
Euchre
Come join us for Euchre/Pinochle. All Adults (17+) and Seniors welcome. 1-4PM. Refreshments will be provided.

Mondays, January 8, 22 & 29 at 10:30 AM (St. Clair)
Music Time!
Join us on Monday mornings for music time! Rooted in children’s literacy, we will explore music concepts such as BEAT, FAST, and
SLOW while enjoying classic children’s songs and stories.

Mondays, January 8, 22 & 29 at 1:00 PM (St. Clair)
Cribbage
Did you ever want to learn how to play cribbage? Come on in and learn. Adult/Senior program. 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be
provided.

Tuesday, January 9 at 5:30 PM (St. Clair)
Anime Club
Come join us for Anime Club! This is where we discuss and watch manga and anime. Snacks are provided so come out and have
some fun! Ages 13-18. Registration requested, but not required.

Thursday, January 11 at 5:00 PM (St. Clair)
Adult/Senior Dinner & A Movie
Come join us for Dinner and a Movie at the St. Clair library. Movie TBA. This is an Adult/Senior program. There is a limit of 35
participants. Please register by January 8, 2018.

Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 PM (St. Clair)
Altered Books
Learn how to create a pocket page, aged and damaged pages, and a hidden niche. All supplies provided. Ages 12-18, registration
requested.

Saturday, January 20 (St. Clair)
Third Saturday Knitting Group – St. Clair
A drop in knitting/crochet needlework group. All are welcome!

Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 PM (St. Clair)
Block Party: Legos at the Library
Stop by the library and work alongside new friends to create a Lego masterpiece. We supply the Legos. No registration required.

Wednesday, January 24 at 1:30 PM (St. Clair)
The Classic Book Club
Book for Discussion: “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes.

Happening at the Yale Library branch- Lori Herrington, Branch Lead
2 Jones St., Yale 48097 810.387.2940 Mon-Thurs 9:00-8:00; Fri & Sat 9:00-5:00

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 10:30 AM (Yale)
Family Storytime
Designed for little ones under five and their caregivers. Stories, songs, and crafts with a mix of poems, puppets, songs, finger plays,
movement activities, and crafts to promote literacy. Registration requested but not required.

Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 AM (Yale)
Block Party
Stop by the library and work alongside new friends to create a Lego masterpiece. Work individually or as a group. Lego creations will
be displayed at the library. Legos are provided by the Friends of the Yale Library. Ages 5-12. Registration requested but not required.

Monday, January 8 at 10:30 AM (Yale)
Senior Craft
Come and join us for a craft and lots of fun!! Registration requested but not required.

Monday, January 8 at 12:00 PM (Yale)
Eager Readers Book Club
Join us for a lively discussion of a new book each month. Adults.

Monday, January 8 at 2:30 PM (Yale)
Teen Craft Day
Teens! Join us for crafts, sharing, and snacks!

Tuesday, January 9 at 2:30 PM (Yale)
Teen/Adult RPG Day
Play a tabletop role-playing game with fellow role- playing gamers ages 13 & up. We’ll spend a few minutes setting up characters for
new players and then we will begin the campaign! Registration is requested, but not required.

Monday, January 22 at 10:00 AM (Yale)
Scrapping & Snacking
Attention scrappers!! Come and join us for scrapbooking fun and snacks. Bring your photos and creativity!! Adult 18 and over.

Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM (Yale)
Make-it @ the Library
Join us to create a CRAFT. Craft program for children ages 5-10. This is a drop in room program. Registration requested, but not
required.

Wednesday, January 31 at 10:00 AM (Yale)
Color Me Happy!
Come and join the adult coloring craze. We have coloring pages and supplies or you can bring your own. Drop in anytime between
10:00 a.m. and noon. Come when you are able and stay as long as you like. Refreshments will be provided. Ages 18+.

Community Relations 810.987.READ ext. 126 or 135 or contact branch leads or program specialists at your local library. You can register online at: stclaircountylibrary.org/Calendar.aspx or by calling the individual branch library.

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