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Clifford Branch      

CLIFFORD BRANCH   (989) 761-7393

Creative Kids 

Mondays, June 17th - July 29th .... 3:00 pm
Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8.

Cameron Zvara 

Monday, July 15th .... 2:30 pm
A fun and interactive show JAM PACKED with magic, comedy, juggling, and stunts for the whole family to enjoy.

Loony Lunar Phases Cookie Project 

Wednesday, July 24th .... 1:00 pm
Learners hear a story, song or poem that celebrates the moon’s different phases.

Wildlife Wonders presented by Seven Ponds 

Saturday, August 17th .... 11:00 am
Call for information. This program will be presented off-site at Sutter’s Recreation Area in North Branch.

Music in the Park

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy some great music!
Thursday, 20th .... 5:45 - 8:00 pm   James Robert Band with Special Kids Activity
Thursday, June 27th .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Pete Folco
Thursday, July 11th .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Delaney Natke
Thursday, July 18th .... 5:45-8:00 pm   James Robert Band with Special Kids Activity
Thursday, July 25th .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Alter of Stone
Thursday, August 1st .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Copper Creek Band
Thursday, August 8th .... 5:45-8:00 pm   James Robert Band with Special Kids Activity
Thursday, August 15th .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Butch & Jen Cryderman
Thursday, August 22nd .... 6:00-8:00 pm   Alter of Stone

Please call for more information about the following programs:
Burlington Township Fire Department Fire Safety Program
Grow It, Try It, Love It 
Pesto 101
Flavorful Salad Dressings
Sidewalk Chalk Art

COLUMBIAVILLE BRANCH   (810) 793-6100

Creative Kids 

Mondays, June 17th - July 29th .... 1:00 pm
Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8.

Squish-Painted Sun Craft

Wednesday, June 19th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Sun Window Catcher Craft

Friday, June 21st .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Exotic Zoo 

Monday, June 24th .... 4:00pm
See and touch exotic animals and learn about their habitats, diet, and more in this fun and educational show for all ages.

Marble Painting Sun & Stars

Wednesday, June 26th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Cupcake Liner Sun Craft

Friday, June 28th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Ziplock Solar System I Spy Craft

Wednesday, July 3rd .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Cardboard Tube Rocket Ship Craft

Friday, July 5th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Coffee Filter Planet Earth Craft

Wednesday, July 10th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Solar System Flipbook Craft

Friday, July 12th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Foil Printed Moon Craft

Wednesday, July 17th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Goodnight Moon Sensory Bottle

Friday, July 19th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Alien Craft

Wednesday, July 24th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Tin Foil Moon Craft

Friday, July 26th .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

End of Summer Party 

Monday, July 29th .... 2:00 pm  Pizza, games, crafts and sidewalk chalk.

Galaxy Glitter Bottle Craft

Wednesday, July 31st .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

Shooting Star Painting

Friday, August 2nd .... 1:00 - 6:00 pm   Drop in make and take craft.

ELBA BRANCH   (810) 653-7200

Creative Kids  

Mondays, June 17th - July 29th .... 11:30 am
Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8.

Make and Take Craft

Thursdays, June 20th - August 3rd .... 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Stop in each week for a new space-themed make-and-take craft!

Animal Adventure Show- Space Tales 

Thursday, June 27th .... 2:00 pm
Enjoy traditional folk tales and live animals to launch the story off the page! Explore the vast space of imagination and learn how even small things can have a big impact.

HADLEY BRANCH   (810) 797-4101

Creative Kids 

Wednesdays, June 19th - July 31st .... 2:00 pm

Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8. This program will NOT take place on 7/3.

UFO Craft

Starting Monday, July 8th @3:00 pm through Saturday, July 13th

Alien Craft

Starting Monday, July 15th @3:00 pm through Saturday, July 20th

Solar System Craft

Starting Monday, July 22nd @3:00 pm through Saturday, July 27th

Exotic Zoo 

Tuesday, July 23rd .... 4:00 pm
See and touch exotic animals and learn about their habitats, diet, and more in this fun and educational show for all ages. Program will be held at the Old Hadley Town Hall.

MARGUERITE DEANGELI BRANCH   (810) 664-6971

Teen Library Council

Thursdays, June 13th, July 11th, & August 8th .... 6:00 pm
TLC helps make the library a better place for teens. Join the fun and hang out with friends! New members always welcome.

Children’s Kickoff Party with EXOTIC ZOO

Friday, June 14th .... 4:00 pm
Join us after school for a summer reading kickoff! Get your summer reading materials and have a dance party! Exotic Zoo joins us at 4:30: see and touch exotic animals and learn about their habitats, diet, and more in this fun and HANDS-ON show for all ages!

Lunch on the Lawn 

Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 18th - July 30th .... 12:00 pm
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a FREE lunch (ages 0-18)! Please call the Children’s Room to RSVP for lunch. Stay after for free, fun children’s programming! Please note that lunch will not be served on the following dates (you are welcome to bring a bag lunch instead!): 6/18, 6/20, and 7/2.

Joel Tacey’s Astro Reader Magical Comedy Show

Tuesday, June 18th .... 12:30 pm
3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF into reading with Spaceman Joel Tacey as he brings out-of-this-world books, magical surprises, & wacky stunts to life!

Sun & Sun Catcher (12 and Up) 

Wednesday, June 19th .... 6:00 pm
Create your own paper sun and learn how to make a simple sun catcher with us. This little sun catcher is so colorful hanging in a window or from the ceiling. The best part is, they are really easy and fun to make!

Meet Up, Eat Up, and READ Up @ Chatfield School 

Wednesdays, June 19th - July 31st .... 10:00 am
Join Chatfield School for a special book swap, activities for K-8 students, and a free lunch for ages 0-18. Students in 5th to 8th grade will join Janelle, our Teen Librarian, in the Chatfield Commons for fun reading and writing activities! Open t o the public -- families do not need to be enrolled at Chatfield to participate. Will not meet on 7/3.

Farmer’s Market Storytime

Wednesdays, June 19th - July 31st .... 10:30 am
Join us each Wednesday for an outdoor storytime at the Historic Lapeer Farmer’s Market! Weather permitting, storytime will be held outside. In the event of inclement weather (rain or high heat index), storytime may be canceled. Best for ages 0-5.

STEAM Club

Thursdays, June 20th - August 1st .... 12:30 pm
Drop-in STEAM activities will be available inside the library’s meeting room after lunch on Thursdays. Please visit our online calendar for a complete list of activities.

Sunshine Storytime

Fridays, June 21st - August 2nd .... 10:30 am
Join us each Friday for stories, songs, and rhymes. Weather permitting, storytime will be held outside. In the event of inclement weather (rain or high heat index), storytime may be canceled. Best for ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Child and Babysitting Safety Course 

Saturday, June 22nd .... 10:00 am
Everything you need to know to start your own babysitting business, including a certification card! Ages 10-18. Registration required. This program is located offsite at the LCEMS Administrative offices (3565 Genesee Road, Lapeer).

Seven Ponds Astronomy Club

Saturday, June 22nd .... 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 27th .... 1:00 pm
We are excited to welcome members of the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club for two hands-on presentations for the whole family. On June 22, learn about the phases of the moon, and on July 27, learn about binocular astronomy. Both sessions will include a make-andtake space craft, as well as outdoor observation of the sun through solar telescopes (weather permitting). Registration is not required, but space will be limited. This program is open to patrons of all ages. Tickets will be available to pick up at the Children’s Desk to the first 45 patrons. Tickets will not be required for the outdoor solar observation portion.

STEAMing Through Space with Jen Strauss

Tuesday, June 25th .... 12:30 pm
Orbit the moon, visit the sun and stars, and launch into space with intergalactic stories, songs, & DIY ideas for young space explorers.

Tween Tuesdays: Escape Room

Tueday, June 25th .... 6:00 pm
Our meeting room transforms into an Escape Room mystery you get to solve! Space is very limited. Registration is required.

Summer Sky Gazing Globe (12 and Up) 

Thursday, June 27th .... 5:00 pm
Make a beautiful gazing globe with glass cabochons for display indoors or out.

Family Film Fridays 

Fridays, July 5th - July 26th .... 2:00 pm
Join us each Friday afternoon in July for a free family movie! All ages are welcome to attend. Please call or visit the library for a list of titles.

Galaxy Shirt or T-shirt Bag (12 and Up) 

Monday, July 8th .... 6:00 pm
Capture the Galaxy and take it with you! With a little bleach, paint and creativity we will be making our own galaxy shirts or bags. Bring a black or dark colored shirt and we will supply the rest.

The Music Lady

Tuesday, July 9th .... 12:30 pm
Take off in a rocket ship, and dance your way through the universe! An interactive exploration of space and sounds for children and families.

Planet Cake Pops (12 and Up) 

Thursday, July 11th .... 5:00 pm
Learn to make planet cake pops in this yummy, hands-on class.

Moon Phase Wall Hanging (12 and Up) 

Wednesday, July 17th .... 6:00 pm
Bring the moon’s magic into your home as we blend science and art to create a Moon Phase wall hanging. It’s a great way to decorate your home with a bit of the night sky, and a fun project to make!

Gemini Family Concert

Tuesday, July 16th .... 12:30 pm
Traditional storytelling and music combine in an interactive singand-move-along show for children of all ages!

Build a Lunar Rover Vehicle

Tuesday, July 16th .... 6:00 pm
Make and take a lunar roving vehicle that can race and go. All materials are recycled from foam rubber auto manufacturing castoffs. Best for ages 3-12.

Moon String Art (12 and Up) 

Saturday, July 20th .... 2:00 pm
Tell someone special “I Love you to the moon and back” with this string-art sign. All participants must be able to use a hammer.

Acting Up Theatre Company

Tuesday, July 23rd .... 12:30 pm
A high-energy, interactive performance featuring all your favorite space themes, from Buzz Aldrin and the first moon landing to Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy!

Indoor Family Star Party 

Tuesday, July 23rd .... 6:00 pm
An indoor star party for families with children of all ages! Build a blanket fort, have a s’more, and look for constellations projected on the meeting room ceiling.

Teen Space Cadets with Jenifer Strauss 

Thursday, July 25th .... 5:30 pm
Teen Space Cadets: Rocket Launch Lab - Innovative workshop for space-geek teens! Make and launch three DIY rockets and engage in an “Apollo 13 Style” Maker-Space Launching Competition for PRIZES!

Doctor Who Party 

Friday, July 26th .... 6:00 pm
Do you love all things Doctor Who? Join fellow Whovians for trivia, food, and fun! We’ll provide Doctor Who inspired food and crafts, just come ready with your knowledge of the Doctor. Costumes–of your favorite incarnation or otherwise–are welcome!

Constellation Catcher (12 and Up) 

Monday, July 29th .... 6:00 pm
Bring the stars to you and learn about the amazing night sky by creating your own mini-constellation jar that can light up. We will also be making a jar holder out of a t-shirt!

Night Sky Painting Party (12 and Up) 

Tuesday, July 30th .... 5:00 pm
Paint your own night sky masterpiece in this step-by-step class.

Bubbleman

Tuesday, July 30th .... 12:30 pm
Enjoy the science and magic of bubbles with this hands-on program with The Bubbleman!

Longway Planetarium: R2K Rockets 

Friday, August 2nd .... 4:30 pm
Our finale event for tweens! Build and launch an air-powered rocket that soars to impressive heights using a bike tire pump. Limited to 25 participants.

Tween Tuesdays: Tie-Dye Party 

Tuesday, August 6th .... 6:00 pm
Tie-dye party! Please bring a white, 100% cotton shirt or other item.

METAMORA BRANCH   (810) 678-2991

Not Just a Movie 

Mondays, June 17th - August 5th .... 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Families are invited to enjoy a movie and themed activity or project.

Creative Kids 

Wednesdays, June 19th - July 31st .... 11:00 am
Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8.

Read to Mocha the Therapy Dog

Wednesday, June 19th .... 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday, July 5th .... 10:30 am
Wednesday, July 17th .... 4:00- 5:00 pm
Young readers are invited to come read to our therapy dog.

Handiwork Club

Thursdays, beginning June 20th .... 11:00 am
Bring a crochet, hand sewing, or knitting project and enjoy each other’s company. This program is for adults ages 18+ only.

Canvas Galaxy Painting 

Thursday, June 20th .... 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Young artists ages 10 to 18 can come paint galaxies on canvas. Limited to 6 participants.

June Crafternoon

June 24th through June 28th   Kids will be making space critters with pom-poms.

“Love You to the Moon” Jar Craft 

Thursday, June 27th .... 2:00 - 4:00 pm
For ages 16 and up. Limited to 12 participants.

All About the Sun 

Friday, June 28th .... 10:00 - 11:00 am
Kids are invited to come learn about the sun through fun crafts and activities. Limited to 10 participants.

Picture Frame Kids Painting Party 

Wednesday, July 10th .... 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Young artists ages 10 to 18 are welcome to paint a wooden picture frame. Limited to 6 participants.

Drop-in Crafternoon

July 8th through July 12th   Kids of all ages will be constructing their own name rocket art out of construction paper.

All About the Planets 

Friday, July 12th .... 10:00 - 11:00 am
Kids are invited to come learn about the planets through fun crafts and activities. Limited to 10 participants.

Galaxy Wine Glass Painting 

Wednesday, July 17th .... 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Teens and adults, come uncork your creativity by painting galaxies on wine glasses. Limited to 8 participants. There will be two sessions of this class offered, on 7/17 and 7/29. Each participant may only sign up for ONE session of the class.

TED Talk - The Power of Vulnerability

Wednesday, July 24th .... 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Adults are invited to attend this informative video and discussion time.

Terra Cotta Planters Paint Party 

Thursday, July 25th .... 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Young artists ages 10 to 18, come learn how to drip paint on terra cotta planters. Limited to 8 participants.

All About the Moon 

Friday, July 26th .... 10:00 - 11:00 am
Kids are invited to come learn about the moon through fun crafts and activities. Limited to 10 participants.

Galaxy Wine Glass Painting 

Monday, July 29th .... 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Teens and adults, come uncork your creativity by painting galaxies on wine glasses. Limited to 8 participants. There will be two sessions of this class offered, on 7/17 and 7/29. Each participant may only sign up for ONE session of the class.

End of Summer Pizza Party 

Saturday, August 3rd .... 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Families are invited to celebrate the end of summer reading with a pizza party and a SPECIAL visit from The Bubble Man. Explore the science and magic of bubbles by creating tornados volcanos kaleidoscopic and square bubbles -- all with ordinary soap bubble solution! Limited to 40 participants.

OTTER LAKE BRANCH   (810) 793-6300

Creative Kids 

Tuesdays, June 18th - July 30th .... 3:00 pm
Join Ms Kathy and Blast off into Summer Literacy with stories, art activities, music and more. Best for children ages 4-8. This program will NOT take place on 6/25.

Outer Space Stencil Tote Bag Craft 

Thursday, June 20th .... 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Stencil some really neat outerspace designs on a small tote bag. Space is limited to 15.

Painterly Pottery Mosiac Painting 

Tuesday, June 25th .... 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Choose from dozens of colorful tiles to design your own spacethemed hanging wall plaque. Limited to 25 teen and adult participants.

Painting Sheets

Thursday, June 27th .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Stop in and with water and a q-tip paint a cool space scene.

Color Your Own Fuzzy Magnet

Monday, July 1st .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Make and take a fuzzy space magnet. Limited supply.

Color Your Own Space Poster

Thursday, July 11th .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Make and take a space poster. Limited supply.

50th Anniversary Moon Landing Straw Rocket Craft

Thursday, July 18th .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Make your own straw rocket from NASA engineers.

Sun Moon & Earth Craft

Thursday, July 25th .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Make a craft to see how the moon orbits the earth and the earth orbits the sun.

Marshmallow Constellation Craft

Thursday, August 1st .... 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Make a craft of the constellations using toothpicks and marshmallows.