Board Meeting: Mon. Nov 22; 7-8pm

Our monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be this upcoming Monday, November 27th at 7pm in the Village’s Council Chambers (1 floor below the library). The public is welcome to attend.

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Library Closing at 6pm Today (Wed. Nov 22nd)

We’re closing at 6pm today (Wed, Nov 22nd). We’ll re-open on Friday at 10am!

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Free Movie Showing “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947): Fri. Nov 25th; 3:30pm

Free movie on Friday, November 25th: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) at 3:30pm

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Local Cookbooks Available for Checkout

We have special collection of local Michigan and German cookbooks available for checkout. Maybe you’re in the mood for some Krautrouladen (The Best of My Grandmother’s German Cookery, p. 122), or your family would love some Oven-Fried Chicken with Honey Butter Sauce (Honey Recipes, p. 12) for dinner, or perhaps you’re hunting down your neighbor’s famous Strawberry Pie recipe (Sharon Church Cook Book, p 97).

We have those scrumptious recipes and many more! We welcome you to come in and take a look at our collection, featured in the Local History Room on the second floor. Check out a book, and take a delicious trip back in time…

Photo and text by Tamara Denby, Claire Reck Local History Room Volunteer

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Library Closing Early @ 6pm on Wed. Nov 22nd

The library will be closing at 6pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. Drop boxes will remain open, and the library will re-open on Friday, November 24th at 10am.

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Binoculars Available for Checkout!

by Tamara Denby

As the days grow shorter and the air crisp and fresh, countless varieties of birds make their way south from their summer breeding grounds to their warmer winter homes. Hummingbirds, red tailed hawks, eagles and, of course, geese gather in flocks, providing bird-lovers an opportunity to see our feathered friends in massive numbers. We are blessed to have many local gathering places for these flocks, not only in the fields surrounding our farms, homes, and businesses but also around our local lakes and rivers.

I have seen firsthand the awesome sight of thousands of geese soaring overhead, returning to the water after feeding in the fields. One of the best sites to see this wonder is Watkins Lake State Park, a designated waterfowl refuge and an autumnal home to a variety of ducks, herons, and other wildlife, this location is a nature lover’s paradise. Well worth the short drive. There are also opportunities for wildlife viewing at the Leonard Preserve, right in our village, as well as the Sharon Mills County Park, the Nan Weston Nature Preserve, and the Sharonville State Game Area.

Recently, the Manchester District Library has acquired a set of binoculars, which is available for checkout to patrons. With the birds gathering in our fields and lakes, as well as other wildlife scampering about, preparing for winter, I encourage you to take advantage of this service. Bundle up, and head out to your favorite park or nature preserve. And enjoy all the fantastic sights these last few weeks of fall deliver in our gorgeous state.

Some of the local parks offering wildlife viewing:

Leonard Preserve: N Union St, Manchester, MI 48158
Sharon Mills County Park: 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd Sharon Township
Nan Weston Nature Preserve: Easudes Rd, Manchester, MI 48158
Sharonville State Game Area: Rt3, 13578 Seymour Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240
Pinckney State Recreation Area: 8555 Silver Hill Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169
Waterloo State Recreation Area: 16345 McClure Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118
Hudson Mills Metropark: 8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
Matthaei Botanical Gardens: 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Leslie Science and Nature Center: 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Tour a Chocolate Factory with a MAP pass

The newest member to join the Michigan Activity Pass is the Sanders and Morley Candy Factory Tour in Clinton Township. Visit the MAP website for more information and to download your pass with your library card for a free tour:



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Book Discussion Group: Wed. Nov 15; 7pm

Meet on Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm in the library to discuss November’s selection “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.

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Staff Movie Review from Tamara: “Book of Henry”

“Before I give you my review of this film, I have to make a guilty confession. I am a Dance Moms fan. *Hangs head in shame* And so, of course, when I saw this movie, featuring Dance Moms star, Maddie Ziegler, I had to check it out.

Now, with my guilty confession out of the way, I give you my review.

To sum up the plot is hard. There’s a lot going on. But I would say this: the story is about a brilliant pre-teen boy who acts as parent to his single mother, big brother to his little brother, and protector to his neighbor’s step-daughter. There are some odd and unexpected twists and turns, which both make it hard to anticipate where the story is going and, yet, at the same time, also keep it from becoming predictable. There’s a touch of sadness, a bit of suspense, and a ticking-clock element, which all build gradually in the beginning but gain real momentum toward the end. The bigger movie review sites have been very critical of this film, but I would give it more credit than they did. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? No. But it is a genre-straddling teen-friendly, watchable family film.”



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Food For Fines: Nov 5-19


Nov. 5-19, 2017

$0.50 credit per item donated

$5.00 max total credit per card

No expired food please 

Help support our local families in need AND pay off your fines.

That’s a win-win!

Your shelf-stable food items will be

donated to the CRC.




  • Stuffing mix
  • Mixes for rice, pasta or potato side dishes
  • Pie filling/canned pumpkin and pie crust mixes
  • Canned gravy
  • Boxed Jell-o and pudding mixes


  • Flour, sugar, brown sugar & spices


  • Soups (esp. chicken noodle)
  • Boxed meal helpers
  • Rice
  • Dried beans for soup


  • Dried fruit, crackers, nuts (no peanuts)


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