Local libraries are offering 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 be held on Wednesdays now through April 27 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am Bring little ones to enjoy lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes and simple story books followed by playtime with toys. For children 6 to 24 months old with a caregiver.
• Preschool and Kindergarten Drawing Class will be held April 9 from 10:15 am to 11 am Children who have coloring experience are invited to have fun learning how to draw.
• Elementary Drawing Class will be held April 9 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
• Teen Art Club will meet April 9 from 1 pm to 3 pm Teens who have learned the basics can sharpen their drawing skills. Hang out with fellow artists to share ideas while practicing figure drawing, storytelling and advanced techniques.
• Toddler Time will meet April 18 from 10: 15-11 am Toddlers with a favorite adult will enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.
• Internet Basics training will be held April 11 from 11 am to 1 pm Learn how to use web browsers and search engines to navigate the Internet. Ability to use a computer mouse is a requirement for this class. Computers will be provided.
• Tech Help will be provided April 13 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm Learn how to download audiobooks on a phone, eBooks on a tablet, use Microsoft Office and Word, Internet basics, computer basics, social media, email and more. Bring your tech questions to the library.
• Family Storytime will be held April 13 from 6: 30-7: 15 pm Family Storytime is a quiet 30-minute storytime where children can unwind with books, rhymes, songs and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas. Recommended for kids 5 years old and younger but families are welcome.
• Teen Night Movie Night will be held on Monday, April 18, from 6 – 7:30 pm Teens in Grades 6-12 can join us for movie night. Movie will be selected from a list of titles. In person.
• Crazy 8s Math Club will meet April 19 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Crazy 8s is nothing like your usual math club. Kids are encouraged to play with math in the most outlandish ways, like yelling in the library, flinging marshmallows and tossing dozens of bouncy dice into the air. This eight-week series is for children in kindergarten through second grade.
• Yarn Tales Knitting and Crochet Group will meet April 19 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the library’s knitting and crochet group for an evening of crafting and socializing. Come and meet new people and work on projects. Bring hooks or needles from home.
• Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances will be held virtually April 20 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs, and the benefits of planning. Registration with email required. Virtual.
• The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, Real Reads, meets April 21 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Join the discussion and share observations, praise and criticism of biographies and books on culture, current events, politics and history. The group always welcomes 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 host a used book sale April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm Adults seeking volunteer opportunities are encouraged to become a member of the Friends.
• Teen Advisory Board will meet April 23 from 2 pm to 3 pm TAB is a group of teens who live or go to school in Chesterfield Township and participate in and influence teen programming at the library. TAB is a forum to have opinions and suggestions heard. TAB is also an opportunity to complete additional volunteer and community service hours.
The Library Board of Trustees will meet April 20 at 6:30 pm
The library will be closed April 15 and 16 for Easter and Passover.
Download or stream free emagazines, ebooks, eaudiobooks, TV shows, movies, music, comics and more at chelibrary.org.
Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday. The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Ave. For more information, call 586-598-4900 or go to chelibrary.org.
MacDonald Public Library
The following programs are scheduled:
• Make It Mondays meets 10 am to 5:30 pm on Mondays at the library. Come craft on Mondays for tips and tricks on DIY projects and creative hobbies.
• Sit & Knit meets from 10 am to noon on Mondays at the library.
• Smart Money Kids Storytime will be held April 14 and 21 from 10 am to 10:30 am Join for a special storytime with representatives of Christian Financial Credit Union. They will share a money themed story with everyone. All who attend will receive a free book courtesy of the Smart Money Kids program. Registration is required.
• A Concert with Jackie and Gary: Singing The Good Old Songs Again will take place April 14 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm Join for a fun night of classic folk songs with Jackie and Gary. Find more information about the artists by visiting jackieandgary.com.
• Egg Drop Science is set for April 15 from 11 am to noon. Kids can come to the library to build a device for dropping an egg from a ladder. Registration is required.
• Anchor Bay Quilters Guild will meet April 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm Join a group of friendly quilters who craft, learn and create. Quilts made often go to benefit charities.
• A Teen Advisory Council meeting will be held April 19 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Join and help the library with creating and preparing for programs while making new friends. Free pizza is provided.
• Teen Free Paint is set for April 20 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Come in and paint a canvas.
• Books on Tap will meet April 21 from 7 pm to 8 pm This month pick any book to fit the challenge. This month’s “challenge” is to read a book that has been recommended.
• Nonfiction Book Club will be held April 26 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Find the next read in the Nonfiction Book Club. Join other patrons to read and discuss a book each month.
A library board meeting will take place April 27 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday and 11 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays. 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-K Storytime is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Join the library for stories and songs at the library. The program is geared towards little kids but all children and families are welcome.
• An Easter party is set for April 9 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, do a fun craft, play some games, and participate in an egg hunt. Also, participate in the Easter basket raffle listed on the events page of the library website. The winners will be announced at the party and additional notifications will be sent out to any winner not in attendance.
• Seed Bomb Craft is available April 12 from 6 pm to 7 pm Children 7 years old and older can create their own seed bombs at the library. Filling out the registration form is required for a child to participate. Register at lenoxlibrary.org.
• Movies and Munchies is set for April 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm Join for a family friendly movie and snack at the library. The program is geared towards children up to 10 years old but all children and families are welcome.
• Adult Craft – Plastic Spoon Flower will take place April 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Create a beautiful sunflower out of plastic spoons with guidance from resident artist Ms. Dawn. This program is designated for individuals who are over the age of 21. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Please register each person individually. The registration form will be closed once the maximum capacity for the program has been reached or by April 16, whichever occurs first.
• Crochet Meetup will be held April 27 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm All crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. The library will provide the crochet tools necessary.Feel free to bring supplies or projects from home.
A library board meeting will be held April 22 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
The library has mobile hotspots available for checkout.
Library hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 5 pm Friday and 10 am to 4 pm Saturday. The Lenox Township Library is located at 58976 Main St. in New Haven. For more information, call the library at 586-749-3430, or go to lenoxlibrary.org or facebook.com/lenoxtwplibrary.
Ira Township Library
• Silk Scarf Dying will take place April 16 from 11 am to noon. Dye a silk scarf using spectra art tissue. Learn how to make these beautiful and elegant scarves. Materials provided. There is a limit of 15 participants. Registration required. Best suitable for kids 10 years old and older but all ages are welcome.
• Eat Healthy, Be Active, Stress Less will be available April 18 and 25. Register by visiting https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rceCqrj8vEtf3ZF1vjFTrwd5EnvXZKUOr. Once registered a link to the class will be emailed.
The Ira Township Library is located at 7013 Meldrum Road in Ira Township. For more information, call the library at 586-725-9081, or go to stclaircountylibrary.org or facebook.com/stclaircountylibrarysystem.