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.
• The preschool and kindergarten drawing class will take place on April 9 from 10:15 am to 11 am. Children who have coloring experience are encouraged to have fun learning to draw.
• The elementary drawing class will take place on April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• The Teen Art Club will meet on April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. Teenagers who have learned the basics can sharpen their drawing skills. Spend time with other artists to share ideas while practicing character drawing, storytelling, and advanced techniques.
• Toddler Time will meet on April 18 from 10:15 to 11:00. Toddlers accompanied by a favorite adult will enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills.
• The Internet Basics training will take place on April 11 from 11 am to 1 pm. Learn how to use web browsers and search engines to navigate the Internet. The ability to use a computer mouse is a requirement for this class. Computers will be provided.
• Technical help will be provided on April 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. computing, social media, email and more. Bring your technical questions to the library.
• Family Storytime will take place on April 13 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Family Storytime is a quiet 30-minute storytime where children can relax with books, nursery rhymes , songs and crafts. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas. Recommended for children 5 and under but families are welcome.
• Teen Night Movie Night will be Monday, April 18 from 6-7:30 pm Teens in grades 6-12 can join us for the movie night. The movie will be selected from a list of titles. In person.
• The Crazy 8s Math Club will meet on April 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm The Crazy 8s is nothing like your regular math club. Kids are encouraged to play with math in the wildest ways, like screaming in the library, tossing marshmallows, and tossing dozens of bouncing dice into the air. This eight-week series is for children in kindergarten through second grade.
• The Yarn Tales Knitting and Crocheting Group will meet on April 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join the Library’s Knitting and Crocheting Group for an evening of crafting and socializing. Come meet new people and work on projects. Bring crochet hooks or needles from home.
• 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.
The Library Board will meet on April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The library will be closed on 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 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 April 14 and 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.
• A concert with Jackie and Gary: Re-singing the good old songs will take place on April 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join in for a fun evening of classic folk songs with Jackie and Gary. Find more information about the artists by visiting jackieandgary.com.
• Egg Drop Science is scheduled for April 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. Children can come to the library to build a device to knock an egg off a ladder. Registration is mandatory.
• Anchor Bay Quilters Guild meets April 18 from 6-8 pm Join a group of friendly quilters who make, learn and create. The quilts produced often go to benefit charities.
• A Teen Advisory Council meeting will be held on April 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm Join the library and help them create and prepare programs while making new friends. Free pizzas are provided.
•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 7-8 p.m. This month, choose any book to complete the challenge. This month’s “challenge” is to read a book that has been recommended.
• Nonfiction Book Club will take place on April 26 from 6:30 p.m. 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.
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.
•An Easter party is planned for April 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet and take pictures with the Easter bunny, make a fun craft, play games and participate in an egg hunt. Also enter the Easter basket draw listed on the events page of the library website. Winners will be announced at the party and additional notifications will be sent to any absentee winners.
• Seed Bomb Craft is available on April 12 from 6-7 p.m. Kids ages 7 and up can create their own seed bombs at the library. Completing the registration form is mandatory for a child to participate. Register at lenoxlibrary.org.
• Movies and Munchies is scheduled for April 18 from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Join us for a family movie and snack at the library. The program is aimed at children up to 10 years old, 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
• Silk Scarf Dying will take place on April 16 from 11 am to noon. Dye a silk scarf with Spectra Art fabric. Learn how to make these beautiful and elegant scarves. Material provided. There is a limit of 15 participants. Registration required. Ideal for ages 10 and up, but all ages are welcome.
• 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.