Local libraries offer events and programs for all ages. Here’s a look at what’s planned at libraries in the Anchor Bay area.
Chesterfield Township Library
The Chesterfield Township Library is open regular hours at full capacity. All services have resumed. There are no restrictions.
The following free programs are scheduled:
• Books and Babies will take place on Wednesdays through April 27 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Bring little ones to listen to lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes, and simple storybooks followed by games with toys. For children from 6 to 24 months accompanied by an accompanying adult.
• Money Management: A Guide to Finances for Caregivers will be held virtually on April 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn tips on managing finances from someone else , how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of Planning. Registration with email required. Virtual.
• The non-fiction book discussion group, Real Reads, meets April 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join the discussion and share your observations, praises and reviews of biographies and books on culture, current affairs, politics and history. The group is always welcoming new members to join the discussion. The book selection is “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law”, by Mary Roach.
• The Friends of the Library will organize a sale of used books on April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. Adults seeking volunteer opportunities are encouraged to become Friends members.
• The Teen Advisory Council will meet on April 23 from 2-3 pm. TAB is a group of teenagers who live or go to school in Chesterfield Township who participate in and influence the teen programs at the library. TAB is a forum for voicing opinions and suggestions. TAB is also an opportunity to perform overtime volunteer and community service.
• Toddler Hour will meet on April 25 from 10:15 to 11:00 am. Toddlers accompanied by a favorite adult will enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.
• Teen and Tween RPG Night will take place April 25 from 6-7:30 pm Teens and tweens are invited to join in for an evening of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing.
• Mr. Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom premieres April 26 from 6-7 p.m. Join Kevin Wood, a professional Abraham Lincoln presenter who looks remarkably like “The Great Emancipator” as he presents Birth of freedom. Enjoy hearing a first-hand account from Abraham Lincoln himself of the history of the United States of America from his childhood on the frontier to the turbulent twelve years from 1854 to 1865 that nearly destroyed our young nation , but which ultimately resulted in a “new birth of freedom. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
• How to Keep your Keepsakes will take place April 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm Celebrate Preservation Week with the Chesterfield Township Library. Bring a treasured heirloom or two and share their story. Then, the expert archivist of the Library will give advice on the maintenance of the objects.
The Library Board will meet on April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Download or stream free emagazines, ebooks, eaudiobooks, TV shows, movies, music, comics and more at chelibrary.org.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Avenue. For more information, call 586-598-4900 or visit chelibrary.org.
MacDonald Public Library
The following programs are programmed:
• Make It Mondays meets from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Mondays at the library. Come DIY Monday for tips and tricks on DIY projects and crafts.
• Sit & Knit meets from 10 am to noon on Mondays at the library.
• Smart Money Kids Story Time will take place on April 21 from 10:00-10:30 am. Join in for a special story hour with representatives from the Christian Financial Credit Union. They will share a money-themed story with everyone. All participants will receive a free book offered by the Smart Money Kids program. Registration is mandatory.
• Teen Free Paint is scheduled for April 20 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Come in and paint a canvas.
• Books on Tap will meet on April 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, choose any book to complete the challenge. This month’s “challenge” is to read a book that has been recommended.
• The Nonfiction Book Club will take place on April 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Find the next read in the Nonfiction Book Club. Join other customers to read and discuss a book each month.
• Story time for toddlers and preschoolers will take place on April 28 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am Join Mrs. Kelly at the library for stories, songs and fun. Registration is requested. Walk-ins will be accommodated depending on the space available.
• Science Showcase with Miss Gigi is scheduled for May 3 from 5-6 pm Join our youth and teen library assistant Miss Gigi for an exciting science activity around a monthly theme.
A meeting of the library board will be held on April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays. The MacDonald Public Library is located at 36480 Main St. in New Baltimore. For more information, call 586-725-0273 or visit macdonaldlibrary.org or facebook.com/mplnewbaltimore.
Lenox Township Library
• Pre-kindergarten story time is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join the library for stories and songs at the library. The program is aimed at small children, but all children and families are welcome.
• Crafts for Adults – Plastic Spoon Flower will take place April 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm Create a beautiful sunflower out of plastic spoons with tips from resident artist Ms. Dawn. This program is intended for people over the age of 21. Places are limited and registration is compulsory. Please register each person individually. The registration form will be closed once the maximum capacity of the program has been reached or before April 16, whichever comes first.
• Crochet Meetup will take place on April 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. The library will provide the necessary crochet tools. Feel free to bring supplies or projects from home.
A library board meeting will be held on April 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The library has mobile hotspots available for payment.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Lenox Township Library is located at 58976 Main Street in New Haven. For more information, call the library at 586-749-3430, or visit lenoxlibrary.org or facebook.com/lenoxtwplibrary.
Ira Canton Library
• Lakeshore Legal Aid Virtual Series – End Of Emergency Rental Assistance And Housing will be held on April 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., then enter meeting ID: 95234909080.
• Eat healthy, be active, stress less will be available on April 18 and 25. Register by visiting https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rceCqrj8vEtf3ZF1vjFTrwd5EnvXZKUOr. Once registered, a link to the class will be emailed to you.
The Ira Township Library is located at 7013 Meldrum Road in Ira Township. For more information, call the library at 586-725-9081 or visit stclaircountylibrary.org or facebook.com/stclaircountylibrarysystem.