Yes You Can at the Library Special Events 2017

Adult Services
​Register for Events at the Reference Desk or by calling 837-3449.
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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK TEA
Wednesday, April 12
2:00 PM
Mezzanine
Tickets are $7 and will be available beginning March 13 at the Check-Out Desk.
Please join us for our annual National Library Week Tea. 
Our guest speaker is Tom Trombley, Deputy Director of the Castle Museum, who will explore Saginaw’s rich history of ornamental gardening through photos and remembrances of the 1921 Saginaw Women’s Club.
Writer
​WRITERS WORKSHOP:
Research & Exposition in Fiction Writing

Wednesday, April 12 
7:00 PM
Community Room
Registration is required.

Jeff Vande Zande, author of Detroit Muscle, will discuss the importance of research when writing works of fiction. He will touch upon the topic of exposition to help writers understand that fiction does not operate like an essay.

 
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SHINING STARS TALENT SHOW
Saturday, April 22
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MCTV studio


It's your time to shine! Sign up for the Friends of MCTV Shining Stars Talent Show to be recorded in MCTV's studio. Sing, play guitar, dance, recite poetry, juggle, or do whatever else shows off your talent. You get five minutes to show your stuff.  Email: shiningstars@gmail.com or call 837-3476.
adult battle of the books
ADULT BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Saturday, April 22
7:00 PM
Mezzanine
Register your team by Monday, April 3.
$10 per person.

Ten teams of 3–5 readers/players will compete, answering trivia questions from this year’s stellar reading list. Visit our website, click on programs for a description of the competition.
There’s still time to register your team! 

Titles this year are:

Neil Smith
Boo


Kanae Minato
Confessions


Chaim Potok
The Chosen


Angela Flournoy
The Turner House


Colson Whitehead
Zone One

 
DNA
INTRO TO AncestryDNA™
Saturday, May 6
10:00am–1:00pm
Community Room
T
he cost is $100, payable at the Check-out Desk.
Registration is due by March 31. Test kits will be distributed at the program on May 6.

Local genealogist Bob Snyder discusses what you can learn from your DNA results. Library staff will help you activate your AncestryDNA test kit and review Library genealogy resources.




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Youth Services
Register for events at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 837-3466.
BubbleGumMichiganReads
MICHIGAN READS!
STORY TIME
Wednesday, March 29
2:00 PM
Story Room
For families with
children ages 2–7

Author Lisa Wheeler will present a special story time with her award winning book Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum. Join us for this fun, interactive event that will include finger plays, songs, and a puppet. A book sale and signing will follow.
Michigan Reads! is presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Michigan and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

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Keva
KEVA FUNstruction
Grades 7–12:
Wednesday, April 12
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Grades 4–6:
Friday, April 28
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Auditorium
Registration is required.

Are you ready to get your build on? We’re looking for aspiring architects, engineers, artists, and designers to join in the KEVA plank challenge! Use your imagination and creativity to build structures, sculptures, or your own personal masterpiece! Work with teams for the Tower Building Challenge, Spiral Challenge, Impossible Structure Challenge, and more! If you’re looking for some hands-on fun, this program is for you!

 
Parachute
PARACHUTE PLAY
For Newborn–Walking:
Tuesday, April 18,
1:00 PM
For Walking–24 months:
Tuesday, April 18
9:45am, 10:15am,
10:45am, 11:15am
Story Room
Registration is required.

A new playtime is coming to the Library for April. Songs and activities using a colorful eye-catching parachute will thrill your little one. Register today to enjoy this engaging sensory experience. Adults will be active participants in this program.



BubbleGumMichiganReads
MICHIGAN READS!
Bubbly Bubblegum Fun
Tuesday, April 18,
7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19
9:45 AM or 10:45 AM
Thursday, April 20
9:45 AM or 10:45 AM
Story Room
Ages 2–4
Registration is required.

Enjoy the 2017 Michigan Reads winner, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, by Lisa Wheeler, and have fun with a flannel board, bubble gum craft and parachute play.



 
Disco
UNDERGROUND DISCO
Friday, April 21
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Youth Services Area
6 months–7 years
(older siblings are welcome)

Get your groove on at the Library! Grab the kids and boogie on down to the Youth Services Department for an evening of dyn-o-mite dancing. Disco lights, group dances, limbo and contests all to some funky beats. Take a break from getting down and enjoy games as well as refreshments. Feel tha funk at the Library!


 
BookTasting
BOOK TASTING
Monday, April 24
4:15 PM–5:00 PM or
6:30 PM–7:15 PM
Community Room
Grades 2–3
Registration is required
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Looking for something new to read? Come have a “taste” of a wide variety of chapter books. You’ll mix reading & snacking with discussions & fun, and leave with a great list of books you’ll look forward to reading.

 
Canvas
CANVAS & CUPCAKES
Tuesday, April 25
4:15 PM–5:15 PM or
6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Story Room
Age 5–Grade 1
Registration is required.

Calling all Kindergartners and 1st graders! Get artsy and try your hand at painting a masterpiece inspired by a famous artist. Enjoy fun art-related stories and activities, plus…a yummy cupcake!