Macomb County library events week of Oct. 31 and beyond – The Macomb Daily

• Online learning tools for young children up to adult learners are available with a free library card at chelibrary.org Residents may also apply for a free card at the website.
• Online streaming and download services are also available at chelibrary.org, including rbDigital, Hoopla, OverDrive/Libby and cloudLibrary for magazines, e-books and audiobooks, TV shows, music and more.
The library is located at 50560 Patricia, Chesterfield Township.
• Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade program at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 via Zoom. Learn more about the parade including a nostalgic visual journey down Woodward Avenue to celebrate the parade. Reigster online or call 586-226-5050.
• Community Salute the Veterans at 3 p.m. Nov. 7. Artifacts from the community will be display to view and there will be stories from local veterans and light refreshments. Register online or call 586-226-5040.
• Dark Side of the Mitten on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 Speaker will detail stories of murder, mayhem and robbery through the ages in Michigan. Register online or call 586-226-5040.
• Investigating Invertebrates at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 online for children. Take a look at strange and wonderful creatures that are some of the most successful on the planet.  Register online or call 586-226-5030.
• The library is offering various virtual events that all require registration, which can be done at cmpl.libnet.info/events. A valid email address is required to access the events.
• CMPL is still offering usual book discussion groups and trivia nights online each month.  Register for events online at cmpl.libnet.info/events or call 586-226-5000.
• Eastpointe Author George Bazell at 11 a.m. Nov. 6. He will talk about his debut novel, ‘Our Sacred Honor.’
• Author Paul Vachon presents “Lost Restaurants of Detroit.” He talks about some of the favorite restaurants around Detroit in this program that was filmed at the library. it is available on the website cityofeastpointe.net/departments/eastpointe_memorial_library.php
• Library is open for curbside service and phone reference service during regular hours. Patrons can place holds on items through the catalog or call to request materials.
• Library is open to the public. Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced. Patrons will have access to library materials, computers and copiers. Materials returned the library must be placed in the drop box.
• The library is offering virtual storytimes. Multiple storytimes and book talks for different age groups are set. Themes will change each week and videos will be posted on the Facebook page which is accessible from the library website, cityofeastpointe.net/departments/eastpointe_memorial_library.php Anyone who comments on a Facebook post will automatically be entered into a biweekly raffle. Raffle prizes are gift cards to local restaurants.  Winners will be notified with a Facebook message.
• Patrons who live in Eastpointe may call the library with specific requests or a general request of a genre or author they like for librarians to make material selections. Books, movies, music and magazines are available for check out. Contact the library from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 586-445-5096 to make a request. Eastpointe residents who do not have a library card can also contact the library.
The library is located at 15875 Oak, Eastpointe. To contact the library call 586-445-5096.
• Coding Club will meet the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. through Jan. 2022. This month will feature how to animate your name in the coding platform Scratch. Participants are asked to bring their own computers, but there will be up to eight in library computers available for use. Event well suited for those age 12 and up. Reserve a spot on the online event calendar.
• Tutor.com services are available for homework assistance with tutors in a variety of subjects. Visit fraserpubliclibrary.org and under the resources tab, select online databases. Students who don’t have a library card can get a virtual library card from their school that will allow access to online library services, but not to check out books.
• Registration for all events is available under the events tab on the event calendar.
• Events are weather permitting. If rained out check the Facebook page for updates or modifications to events. Registration for events can be done on the website under the events tab and clicking on the event calendar.
• Face masks are optional inside the library for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status.
• Patrons may come in to browse the stacks, choose titles and have access to electronic services.
• A maximum of 27 patrons will be allowed in at one time. Each person entering will take a laminated card that will be at the entry to be sure the library does not exceed capacity. Rigorous cleaning schedule will still be followed and desk surfaces and computers will be disinfected between patrons.
• Computers will be available without reservation.
• Upon exiting the building patrons are asked to place their laminated card in the basket at the circulation desk to be disinfected for the next patron.
• Friends of the Library is selling face masks for $5 each at the library. Handcrafted masks in a variety of patterns and proceeds benefit the Friends of the Fraser Library so they can host programs at the library for the public.
• To check out a book or pick up a hold, call the library at 596-293-2055 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
• A librarian will assist patrons and staff will get requested items. When arriving at the library, remain in the car and call the library again to tell a staff member you are outside, along with your car model and which pick up spot you are parked in.
• Items will be on a cart pushed by a staff member. Allow them to step at least six feet away before getting out to get materials.  Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times.
• Materials brought back to the library must be placed in the drop box before or after the staff member comes outside. Returns will not be accepted on the cart for safety reasons.
• The library is open for curbside pick-up Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patrons who wish to checkout materials should call the library (586-293-2055) to checkout over the phone and then call again when they’re in the parking lot.
• Librarians are available  from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays to answer questions regarding the library’s online databases. They are available by email at [email protected] or live chat at Google Hangouts with the username [email protected]
The library is located at 16330 14 Mile Road, Fraser.
• Knitting and Crochet Circle 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30. Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome. Please bring your own project and supplies.
• Heaping Helping of Hemp with Evergreen Organics at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Join for a discussion on the many different uses of this versatile plant.
• Roll With it Senior Seminar: Fall Prevention at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 Speaker will discuss how to prevent self injury from falls. Find out how to decrease your risk of falls, assess current risk for falls and gain a plan for fall prevention. Join for a live class at the library or attend virtually on Zoom.
• Storytime Shake Up via Facebook Live 10 a.m. Wednesdays Oct. 6-Dec. 8 Join as books are read as well as dancing, singing and even a craft some weeks. All ages welcome. No registration required.
• Residents can request materials be delivered to their homes. Request materials, once notified they are ready for pickup, contact the library at 586-329-1261 to set up delivery time.
While pickups are not being scheduled for library returns at the moment, returns can be given to volunteers at a scheduled drop off.  Deliveries cannot be left in common areas and residents of apartments and other multi dwellings should schedule deliveries for when they are home to accept them. Volunteers will not enter a home for any reason. Deliveries will be rescheduled during inclement weather for safety of materials and volunteers.
• The library has implemented allowing residents to check out WiFi hotspots, which will provide internet access wherever needed, expanding service beyond the walls of the library. The hotspots will allow those without Internet to check it out from the library. It’s a small device that can be used to access and connect wireless enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones or tablets. They are portable and are available to borrow for 14 days and will carry a $1 a day late fee if not returned on time. Devices more than 24 hours late will be deactivated.
The library is located at 38255 L’Anse Creuse St., Harrison Township. Register for classes where required at htlibrary.org.
To sign up for programs or find more events,  visit macdonaldlibrary.org and click on “Events”.
To contact the library, send us an email at [email protected] or call (586) 725-0273. The library is open and available for visits Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The library is located at 36480 Main St., New Baltimore.
• Friends of the Library and Historical Society has released it’s 2022 calendar titled ‘Barns of Ray, Romeo, Washington’ which are available for purchase for $10 at the Ray Township offices and library as well as the Octagon House, Romeo Arts and Archives Center and Washington Museum.  Proceeds from sales within Ray Township will support Phase II of Procter Cemetery Restoration Project, while calendars sold by Romeo and Greater Washington Area Historical Societies will support each organizations projects and programs. For more information, call 586-749-7130 or visit rayhistory.org.
• The Library has reinstated the mask requirement for all people inside the library, except for those under age 2 and individuals unable to wear masks for medical reasons. Check with the library before your program date for current masking rules.
• Virtual Story Time 10 a.m. Mondays Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22 on the Facebook page. For toddlers and preschoolers to join for books, rhymes and movement that encourage the development of early learning skills. No registration required.
• Booked for the Evening at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the library and on Zoom. Selection is ‘The Shadows’ by Alex North. Welcome to join even if you haven’t read the book. Meeting ID for Zoom: 824 3372 8798.
• Coffee With a Cop at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 Join a Roseville Police Officer for coffee and conversation to discuss topics of interest in an informal setting. Registration is required for this adults only event.
• Battle of the Books at 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Battle of the Books for adults. Team based trivia game where readers compete for fun and prizes. Teams may have up to six members but only one  team member should register by Nov. 11. For more information, visit cmpl.org/bob
• Book Bundles for children. Fill in the form that can be found on the website, social media or in the newsletter and choose up to three topics or themes and a librarian will put together five books and place them on hold for you to pick up.
• Book Match Submit a Book Match form that can be found on the website, social media or in the newsletter. More detailed responses will result in better recommendations. After finishing the form expect to receive a custom reading list within 10 business days.
• Homework Help Tutor.com offers live assistance from tutors.
• Librarians are offering chat reference on Facebook from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI.  Library patrons may continue to ask questions  through comments on the library’s Facebook page and via email at [email protected]
The library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville.
• Children ages two and up are invited to make a cardboard tube bird feeder with this Take and Make activity. Bags containing supplies will be available starting Nov. 1. Bags will be placed in bins under the overhang outside the main entrance doors to the library and available during library hours while supplies last.
• 1st Stop for Tots will be at 10 a.m. Thursdays via Zoom starting Nov. 4. To request the Zoom link email the library  at [email protected]
• Morning Storytime at 10 a.m.  Mondays and Tuesdays the week of Nov. 8 through the week of Dec. 6. Programs with stories and music for children of all ages with an adult. Registration is required and can be done in person, by calling 586-771-9020 or emailing [email protected]
• Evening Storytime at 6:30 p.m.  Tuesdays for the week of Nov. 8 through the week of Dec. 6. Programs with stories and music for children of all ages with an adult. Registration is required and can be done in person, by calling 586-771-9020 or emailing [email protected]
• The Youth Services department, with the help of grant funding, has created 14 Explorer packs for children and families to check out. Each pack contains learning tools, non fiction books, activity sheets, identification guides and other manipulatives centered on an outdoor activity. Topics include insects, bird watching, astronomy water, hiking, plants and rocks.  To check out an Explorer pack or for more information, ask at the Youth Services Desk.
The library is located at 22500 E. 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores.
• Decluttering Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Part 1 at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Organize, stage and declutter your home.
• Evening Book Club at 6:30 p.m.  Nov. 9. Selection is ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ by Erik Larsen. Newcomers always welcome. For more information, call 586-739-4414 or email [email protected]
• Sister Pie at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 Lisa Ludwinski, founder of the Sister Pie Bakery and author of ‘Sister Pie” The Recipes and Stories of a Big Hearted Bakery in Detroit. She will talk about her cookbook and growing bakery.
• Baby Bears 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 12. Drop In for short stories, lap bounces and playtime in this program of early literacy fun for children under 3 with a caregiver.
• Shelby Township 50th Birthday Bash 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Nov. 13. Enjoy food, fun and programs for all ages. Food trucks will be in the parking lot  from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Preschool Pages meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Dec. 14 (no storytime Nov. 23). Short stories, songs, lap bounces,  and playtime for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration opens Sept. 11 for Shelby Township residents. To register, call 586-739-7414 or email [email protected] for more information.
• Toddler Tales meets at 10 or 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 15 (no storytime Nov. 24) Short stories, songs, lap bounces,  and playtime for children ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Registration required. To register, call 586-739-7414 or email [email protected] for more information.
• Teen Council helps create teen displays, decorates the library and plans teen events. Earn community service hours every month for attending. Meets the first Thursday of every month at Senior Citizen Park behind the library. To join, call the library to request an application at 586-739-7414.
• Afterschool Teen Hangout for those in grades 7-12 at 3 p.m. Wednesdays (except Nov. 24 and Dec. 22). Drop by after school to pay some board and party games.
• Teen Book Box Club for those in grades 7-12. Book boxes contain personally selected books, treats and surprise goodies. Eat the treats, keep the goodies and return the books once read. Register by Nov. 20.  Registration required.
• Technology Time for adults by appointment only. Services such as setting up new devices, downloading Beanstack, learning skills for a future library event and more. Call the library to make an appointment at 586-739-7414.
• Michigan Activity Pass and Library Card Program A library card can be a pass to savings at museums and  campsites across Michigan  through the Michigan Activity Pass  and Go Library Card program. The virtual program takes place at shelbytwp.org/library
• Pick My Books. Fill out a brief form with what you are in the mood to read and what you aren’t interested in and someone will choose three items they think you will enjoy within three days they will be available for pick up at the check out desk. To use this service click on the ‘Pick My Books’ button at shelbytwp.org/library
• Mission Read Challenge.  Kids in grades K-3 can take on the mission to read for 1,000 days before grade six by reading whatever they want for as long as they wish. To start, sign up at shelbytwplib.beanstack.org. When the goal is reached, report back to a librarian and there will be a surprise out of this world reward.
• 1,000 Books before Kindergarten. Set a goal to read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten. Earn digital badges as you track your progress at your own pace. Sign up at shelbytwplib.beanstack.org. Children will recieve a sticker for every 100 books read and a free book and tote when the 1,000 goal is reached. Show a librarian your digital badges to earn prizes.
Library events are added regularly. Check calendar at shelbytwp.org/library or follow facebook.com/ShelbyTwpLib
The library is located at 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Township.
• Library cardholders can reserve a time to use the Maker’s Space and its equipment from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
• The Upton House is open for self guided tours from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday and second Sunday of the month. Register up to six people in a household.
For more information or to register, visit shpl.net or call 446-2640.
• Sterling Heights Public Library will continue curbside materials service, phone service, and home delivery/outreach service on Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, 24/7 digital library services are available at shpl.net. The Library will be returning to virtual programming only.
•The Library has 12 new hotspots which can be checked out for a week at a time with a library card. Hotspots can be reserved by calling 586-446-2665 and pressing 3 for Adult Services or through the online catalog at shpl.net an searching for “SHL HOTSPOT.” Patrons will be notified their hotspot is ready by text, email or voicemail per their library account preference and then can pick it up via curbside service. The hotspots are packaged in protected, handheld cases. Each case includes the hotspot, a charging cable and a set of instructions.
• Residents with children and those staying home with safety concerns can take advantage of contactless deliveries of library materials to their doorstep. To utilize this service, residents can call 586-446-2665 and press 4 for home delivery. A library card is required to use the service.
• Residents may call the library to place holds on items, seek help with digital services, and ask general questions by calling 586-446-2665. The library staff is also ready to receive returns of library materials in our curbside book drop as well as the book drops that are attached to the building.
• Contactless curbside pickup available. Residents can place holds by calling the library or signing into their accounts online. Once available, patrons can drive up and park in one of the designated spaces, call the library and give them your card number and the color and make of vehicle.  Then unlock the trunk to have items dropped in without person to person contact.
• All electronic services will be available. Visit shpl.net/1264 to access them.  If you don’t have a library card, you can now apply for one at shpl.net/1578.
• Virtual activities and storytimes will also be shared on the library’s Facebook page facebook.com/shpublib.
• Scheduled list of staff-led virtual programs available at shpl.net/610.
The library is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights.
• Warren Public Library is hosting a Teen Writing and Art Contest for those in grades 6-12. Short fiction, poetry, essays and visual art are all acceptable submissions. Submissions will be accepted at all Warren library branches Nov. 1-30. Cover sheets with name, grade, title, of their work required. Teens can indicate if they would like their work created in  zine showcasing teen creativity. Winners of prizes will be notified in December.
• Friends of the Warren Library Bookstore, located at 5961 Beebe Street, will be holding  a sale from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 20 Book Bag sale will be held every day the store in open for the rest of 2021. Buy the durable waterproof bag for $10 and fill it for free. If you already have one, bring it to the store, show the sales person and see what’s included in the sale.  Donations also accepted.
[email protected] My Library Telescope Viewing at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the library garden. Children in grades K-5 can join to view night sky outdoors in the garden using a telescope. Information about space and a telescope will be provided. Each child attending will receive a pass to Cranbrook and a STEM activity about space to complete at home. Registration required by calling 586-751-0770, in person or online.
• Families that are residents of Warren and has a child between the ages of 3-5 is eligible to receive a free early literacy kit to help prepare children for their kindergarten year. Kits include two activity workbooks and an early reader book to practice sight words. Kits are available for pickup at the Warren Civic Center Library and will also be available at children’s programs that are offsite. Children must be present for a kit to be issued.
• Library also has purchased Playaway Launchpads which are tablets that are preloaded with educational preschool games and are available for checkout with a library card.
The library is located at 1 City Square, Suite 100, Warren.
• The library is offering a Grab and Go paper turkey craft  for children ages 3-7 starting Nov. 8. Registration is required.
• Children ages 5-10 can create a Thankful Tree at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the cafe next to the library, Covid conditions permitting.  Registration required.
The Library is located at 5460 Arden in the Warren Community Center. To register where required, call 586-751-5377 or visit warrenlibrary.net.
* The Suburban Library Cooperative has launched a year long campaign ‘Libraries: Your Bridge to the World’. Each month the campaign will highlight a different library service or event, including the Virtual Library Card program, March is Reading Month, Money Smart week, local history and genealogy resources, technology resources and Summer Reading programs.
All Macomb County libraries, as part of the Suburban Library Cooperative, subscribe to RB Digital which over 100 digital magazines that can be checked out immediately. They also offer educational services through Tutor.com, which provides homework help, test preparation and term paper and resume review.  Students can use their student ID number to access those services.
— Macomb Daily staff 

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