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Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. GET REOPENING DETAILS HERE.
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EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, mask are required to be worn to enter the library.
Masks are available, if needed.
 

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Any teens looking for a Challenge? Try MI Library Quest!

From July 1-30 Teens across the state of Michigan can participate in the MI Library Quest.  Calling all teen adventurers! His Majesty King Thaddeus Brockwright the Third is seeking brave souls to rid his kingdom of the dreaded bronze dragon. Prepare yourself for a daring virtual quest tha...

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Grab and Go Crafts Now Available for Kids and Teens!

Children and teens can now get grab & go craft kits! A new craft comes out every Monday through August 17th and is available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis at all of our locations. Our branches that are closed on Mondays will put new crafts out on Tuesdays...

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Dads of All Kinds

Literature is full of great father figures: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol, Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series, Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Mathew Cuthbert from the Anne of Green Gables series, and Horton the Elephant from Horton Hatch...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Register to reserve your pack of supplies and Zoom code to attend this Teen-only Dragon Skull Sculpting class. Supplies can be picked up starting July 16. Make sure to indicate which branch is your preferred pick-up destination. If the day/time...

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Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Free Book Book Club: Dragon Pearl

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Follow this link for the book description https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34966859-dragon-pearl Pick up your FREE (Donated by the Gleaner Life Insurance Society of Mid Michigan Arbor #789 so you...

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Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Follow this link for the book description https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3980.From_the_Mixed_Up_Files_of_Mrs_Basil_E_Frankweiler Pick up your FREE (Don...

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Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Imagine You're King with the Acting Up Theatre Company! Join the Knights of the Brown Table as they quest for the Excalibook! They'll bring fun, fast moving characters, pop culture references, and best of all - audience participation (even ...

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Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Follow this link for the book description  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89716.Al_Capone_Does_My_Shirts Pick up your FREE (Donated by the Gleaner Life Insurance So...

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Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo Follow this link for the book description  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16052012-flora-ulysses Pick up your FREE (Donated by the Gleaner Life I...

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Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Who is Stevie Wonder? by Jim Gigliotti Follow this link for the book description  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28687168-who-is-stevie-wonder Pick up your FREE (Donated by the Gleaner Life Insurance Society of Mid M...

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