Board Meeting: Mon. June 26, 7-8pm

The Library Board of Trustees’ monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, June 26th from 7-8pm in the Village of Manchester Council Chambers (1 floor below the Library). The public is welcome to attend.

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Free Showing of Film “The Last Word”: Fri. June 30, 3pm

The Library will be hosting a free showing of the comedy-drama film “The Last Word” (rated R) next Friday, June 30th starting at 3pm in the Village Room. Adults of all ages are welcome, no registration is required, and free popcorn will be provided.

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Top 10 Essential Oils Presentation: Mon. June 26, 7-8pm

Next Monday, June 26th from 7-8pm, stop by the Library to learn about the top 10 essential oils and their uses. Kammy Ostrander (Essentially Yours: Essential Oils and Vibrant Living) will be giving a presentation that answers the following questions: What are essential oils, how do you use them, and what types of issues would you use them for?

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Children’s Author Coming to Storytime: Tues. June 27, 10-11am

Join us next Tuesday for our children’s storytime at 10am. Author Karen Bunney will be making a special visit to read her new book “Bunnsville Buzz: The Adventures of Bessie Bunny!” which “is a heartwarming tale of a resilient bunny who tackles major obstacles without complaining while also facing her physical differences head-on” (Page Publishing). No registration required, open to children of all ages, free. 

Those who attend will be entered to win a free copy of this book (drawing takes place at end of storytime; must be present to win).

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Essential Oil Classes on Monday Nights Thru Summer

Between June 19th and August 28th, check out a demonstration/lecture about various topics concerning essential oils at the Library.  Kammy Ostrander, from Essentially Yours: Essential Oils and Vibrant Living, will be presenting these free classes on most Monday nights during the summer (no classes July 10-17th).  These free programs are open to adults of all ages and no registration is required.  The classes take place on the upper level of the Library.  For more information, call the Library at 734.428.8045.

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“Ocean Debris & Recycling” Presentation: Tues. June 20th, 11:30am-12:30pm

Attend a fun Amcor-sponsored presentation on recycling on Tuesday, June 20th, from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Village Room (1 floor below the Library), as part of the Library’s summer reading program’s set of “Build a Better World”-themed events.  Amcor’s Dennis Kittel will be presenting a recycling demonstration that will be of interest, and benefit, to all those who care about our environment and the world we live in.  Mr. Kittel, along with Amcor, is very focused on helping our community learn and participate in caring for our living space.  Come learn about ocean debris and recycling!  All ages are welcome to attend this free environmental learning program, and registration is not required.

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Registration for Summer Reading Program Still Open (thru end of program)

MDL’s summer reading program will run through Friday, July 28, 2017, and registration will remain open until July 21st.

The Manchester District Library can help your children maintain and even improve their reading skills over the summer. The 2017 program theme is Build a Better World and literacy programming will be based on a range of topics to support our world.

The Manchester District Library’s summer reading program is also open to teens and adults, both of whom will have available events, reading objectives, and prizes.  All summer reading program events are free and open to the public (no library card necessary). Some require reservations in advance, and some may be limited to certain age groups (see the events list for those details).

You can find a full list of future summer reading program events on MDL’s website, or by stopping by the library for a summer reading program flyer or events calendar. For more information about this summer reading program, please contact the Manchester District Library at 734.428.8045.

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Summer Reading Program Starts Friday, June 16th with an A2 Magician Show

The Manchester District Library’s summer reading program’s kickoff is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12pm; and the program will run through Friday, July 28, 2017.

Help your children maintain and even improve skills during the summer months. Kids make progress during the school year, but it’s summer where they fall behind.

Michigan’s public libraries provide free, voluntary reading programs throughout the summer for children and teens. The programs encourage reading through learning challenges, online games, events, contests and prizes. These activities engage children in their personal lives and interests, motivating them to read for their own directed learning.

Children become fluent readers through sustained reading and by seeing others choose reading. Libraries can give you information on family literacy skills and they provide developmentally appropriate programs for a wide range of ages to create fluent readers. The Manchester District Library can help your children maintain and even improve their reading skills over the summer. The 2017 program theme is Build a Better World and literacy programming will be based on a range of topics to support our world.

The first program starts on kickoff day (Friday, June 16, 2017) from  1-1:45pm in the Village Room (1 floor below the library). The A2 Magician will be performing his A2 Magic Build a Better Magic Show.  This program will include wonderful reading routines, amazing magic, and a bonus gift for the kids. The A2 Magician has perfected his hilarious routine, having performed over 15,000 live children’s and family performances nationwide, and is sure to be a hit.   This program is intended for all ages.

The Manchester District Library’s summer reading program is also open to teens and adults, both of whom will have available events, reading objectives, and prizes.  All summer reading program events are free and open to the public (no library card necessary). Some require reservations in advance, and some may be limited to certain age groups.  See the events list for details.

You can find a full list of future summer reading program events on MDL’s website, or by stopping by the library for a summer reading program flyer or events calendar. For more information about this summer reading program, please contact the Manchester District Library at 734.428.8045.

 

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MDL Accepting Non-perishable Food: June 11-17th

In honor of Flag Day, on June 14th, the Manchester Community Resource Center (CRC) is asking community members to consider donating non-perishable pantry items in red, white and/or blue packaging to the Community Resource Center during the week of June 11th – June 17th. Drop-off locations include the Community Resource Center located inside the Ackerson Building at 410 City Road, the shopping cart located in the entryway of the Manchester Market, the Manchester District Library, the Manchester Wellness Center, Sharon United Methodist Church, and Klager Elementary School.

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Michigan Activity Pass – Check One Out Today

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan’s cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can “check out” FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.  Visit here for more information and to check out a pass: http://www.plymouthrockets.com/map2016/
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