• Baby and Toddler Play Group 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Children age 0-36 months and their caregivers can participate in stories, songs and  play.

The library is located at 7345 Weingartz, Center Line. For more information, call 586-758-8274.

• Speed Dating With Books 4:30 p.m. June 7 at the North Branch or 2 p.m. June 8 at the South Branch. Participants can introduce themselves to new books in a “speed dating” environment. Everyone will walk away with a list of books that might be a perfect match for them.  To register, call 586-226-5050.

• Summer Reading Challenge June 10-Aug. 13. This reading challenge is for all ages, from babies to senior citizens. Participants are asked to read for 30 days between June 10-August 13 to complete the program. Babies, children, and teens will receive a free book just for registering for the program. Adults will be entered to win a $25 when they register. Those interested may register and log their reading  at cmpl.beanstack.org/reader365

• Vision Network Session  10 a.m.-noon June 11 at the Clinton Township Senior Center, 40730 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. The session will focus on the offering available at the Clinton Township Senior Center. For questions or more details, call 586-286-1580.  No registration required,

• 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.

CMPL Main Library is located at 40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township. CMPL is North Branch is at 54100 Broughton Road, Macomb Township. CMPL South Branch located at 35679 South Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township. To register for programs, visit cmpl.libnet.info/events.

• Book Into Movie ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ by Suzanne Collins. Movie at 4 p.m. Discussion at 6 p.m.

• The library has an ongoing canned food drive. Non-perishable foods can be dropped off during open hours.

• Summer Kick-Off Ice Cream Social and Summer Reading Club Sign-up 2 p.m. June 14.

• The library is open to the public and  for curbside service and phone reference service during regular hours. Patrons can place holds on items through the catalog or call to request materials.

The library is located at 15875 Oak Ave., Eastpointe. To contact the library or to register for most programs, call 586-445-5096.

• Knitting and Crochet Circle 10 a.m.-noon June 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Knitters and crocheters of all levels. Bring your own project and supplies. This group is currently accepting donations of yarn, fleece, or craft store gift cards. The group creates and donates to charitable organizations like Beaumont Little Angels, Project Linus, Compassion Pregnancy, and more to give comfort items during times of need.

• Del’s Chair Yoga 7 p.m. June 4. Gentle yoga practice, using chairs to support our foundation so that we can move with ease. We will work on breathing, strengthening, stretching, and just being in the present with awesome people. Registration required.

• Adult Take and Make Craft: Father’s Day Cards June 5 while supplies last. Swing by the library to pick up a special packet containing all the materials you need to craft a heartfelt Father’s Day card. Limited supplies available.

• Chess Club 4-6 p.m. June 5 and 19.  Our club aims to practice basic to advanced strategies for classical thirty-minute competitive play. Boards and timers are provided but limited. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. The HTPL Chess Club is targeted toward people who have never played, as well as seasoned players. The cost-free sessions are divided into theory and actual competition. The only requirements are courtesy and enjoyment.

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.

The library is located at 38255 L’Anse Creuse St., Harrison Township. Register for classes where required at htlibrary.org.

• Magic with Baffling Bill* at 11:00am; Writers’ Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. June 12.

Most programs require registration. To sign up for programs or find more events, visit macdonaldlibrary.org and click on “events.” To contact the library, send an email to contactmpl@macdonaldlibrary.org 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 36480 Main St., New Baltimore.

• MinT: Mondays in Text 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Those in grades K-2 will actively engage with different types of print or digital text, as students follow recipes, create STEAM projects, and conduct their own research.  Register online. Older students are welcome to participate as Ms. Autumn’s helpers.

• Resume review 4-7 p.m. Mondays. Bring your resume to adult services for a resume review. Experts will critique, revise, and make it great for your next job search. If you cannot come on Mondays, call 586-469-6200. for an appointment.

The library is located at 150 Cass Avenue and registration for programs where required can be done online at mtclib.org.

• Friends of the Library and Historical Society has released its 2024 calendar titled “Road Trip: A Journey Back” which is 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 will benefit the Society in each community where the calendar is sold. For more information, call 586-749-7130.

• Tuesday Book Group 1:30 p.m. June 4. ‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ by Shelby Van Pelt. This group currently meets in the General Meeting room as well as through Zoom. Please call 586-752-0603 for Zoom invitation information if this your first time attending and if you’re not able to make it in person.

• Teen Anime Club 6 p.m. June 4 Those ages 12-18 who love all things anime and love reading manga? We’ll watch anime, do crafts, and eat all the Pocky! Snacks will be provided. Registration not required.

• Snacktivity 3-6 p.m. June 5. Meet at the library for games, crafts, Lego and more Snacks will be provided at this fun activity. Drop in anytime.

• Library Services Overview 2 p.m. June 6. Learn about various services and digital resources offered through RDL – plus a tour of the library.

Kate Hinote Trio 7 p.m. June 6. Contemporary folk ensemble based out of the Detroit area, featuring Kate Hinote on vocals, Matthew Parmenter on violin, and David Johnson on acoustic guitar. The Trio performs predominantly original material, while weaving in select retro and modern covers that showcase their unique sound and sensibilities. No registration required.

The library is located at 65821 Van Dyke, Washington Township. For more information or to register where required, call 586-752-0603.

• Crochet Club 5:30 p.m. June 4. Sit and chat with us by the fireplace as attendees work on  projects. Beginners to experts are welcome, as are knitters and other needle arts. This is not an instructional class, but come meet like-minded people who share tips and inspiration.

• Genealogy Workshop 11 a.m. June 8. Join as we work together to share resources, ideas, and support.  A genealogy librarian will be on hand to answer questions and help guide your search with free library resources and reference materials. Meetings will be held both in-person and virtually through Zoom. This month’s theme is Church records. For more information, contact Emily at 586-752-2583 or rca@romeodistrictlibrary.org.

The library is located at 107 Church Street, Romeo. For more information or to register where required, call 586-752-2583.

• Tween Graphic Novel Club: Mabuhay! 6 p.m. June 5. Those ages 10-14 who love reading comics and graphic novels? We will start by discussing the book Mabuhay! by Zachary Sterling. Then we will talk about our favorite comics and graphic novels. We’ll finish by looking through some of the new comics and graphic novels at the library.

• Check Mates: the new Roseville Library Chess Club 6 p.m. June 11. Adults can join new chess club! We’ll meet one evening a month to socialize, discuss strategy, play the game, and most of all, have fun! You are welcome to bring your own Chess set or use one of ours. The more the merrier so we strongly encourage you to bring a friend.

• Papotage and Cie: Talk-time in French 6 p.m. June 13. Papotage and Cie is a program for French conversation practice with a French native speaker (and librarian). The program is open to any teenager or adult who speaks some French and wants an informal and safe place to practice with others. If you have learned French at school, learned it or learned it and forgotten it, and want to practice again, this event is for you. Registration required.

• 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.

• Librarians are offering chat reference on Facebook at facebook.com/RosevillePublicLibraryMI. Library patrons may continue to ask questions  through comments on the library’s Facebook page and via email at rsvlibrary@roseville-mi.gov or by calling 586-445-5407.

• Train Robberies presentation at 7 p.m. June 3.  Roger Scovill from the Steam Railroading Institute will share stories about memorable train robberies in Michigan. No registration required and all ages are welcome.

• Try-It Thursdays 6-7 p.m. June 6 Stations are: 3D Printer, Makedo, 3D Pens. June 20 stations are Mug Press, Electronic Building Blocks, Indi Coding Cars.Individuals or small groups can register to try out 1 of the 3 available Makerspace stations. Registration required.

• Author Talk 6 p.m. June 13. Author R.S. Deeren discuss their 2024 Michigan Notable Book, ‘Enough To Lose’, a collection of short stories about life in rural Michigan. The book’s nine short stories give snapshots of reoccurring characters’ lives in Caro, Michigan from the Great Flood of 1986 to the 2016 presidential election. Book signing taking place after the talk. Book preorders are being made available through Alcott’s Attic at alcottsattic.com/michigannotablebookspreorder.  Preordered books will be available
for pickup at the talk. Please preorder a copy of the book if you are interested as there will be limited copies available the night of. All ages are welcome to this program. Registration required.

• 1st Stop for Tots will be at 10 a.m. Mondays on the grounds of the Selinksy-Green Farmhouse Museum includes 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and a story. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To inquire if 1st Stop is cancelled, call the library at 586-771-9020 or check the library’s Facebook page.

• 1st Stop For Tots At Home kits. Families with children between the age of birth and age 3 that reside in St. Clair Shores can request a kit. They contain one board book, one Easy book, on shaky egg, once scarf, one set of bells, two rhythm sticks, one Basic Skills Practice Ring set, a rhyme booklet, a tips sheet and TALK promotional materials for families to keep. To reserve a kit, call the library at 586-771-9020, stop at the Youth Services Desk or email SCSYouth@libcoop.net.

• 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. Registration can be done available online through the library’s website, scslibrary.org; in person, via phone at 586-771-9020, or via email to SCSYouth@libcoop.net.

• Tech Talks 10 a.m. Mondays. Bring your coffee and curiosity as our tech librarian covers popular topics in the technology world. For beginners and those wanting to learn a little more. All learners are welcome.

For up to date program schedules visit shelbytwp.org/library or visit the Library’s Facebook page.

Additionally, library staff will be available by phone at 586-739-7414 or by email at shelbylib@libcoop.net for assistance. All digital services are available at shelbytwp.org/library.

• Library cardholders can reserve a time to use the Maker’s Space by appointment. Look for Maker Space Lab on the program calendar.

• Biblio Book Box offered for adults and Teen Book Box for teens offered every month. Register and a librarian will will pick a book based on user’s preferences and include a surprise.

• Toddler Time and Preschool storytimes are both offered at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Registration is required. Check the library calendar for full details.

• PAWS for Reading 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. The first 10 children to check in at the youth desk on Tuesday nights will be able to read to a therapy dog.

• 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. Registration only required for Wednesdays.

• 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 1-5 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 is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights. For more information or to register, visit shpl.net or call 586-446-2640.

• Summer Reading Club June 8-Aug. 10. Patrons of all ages—babies, kids, teens, and adults—are invited to join us this summer for our Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes just by reading. Win tickets for some great prizes. Again this year, children who finish Summer Reading will earn free  books, and teens who finish will earn scratch-off prize tickets. Stop by your local branch or visit warrenlibrary.net beginning June 8 to sign up. Eager to get started? Register online now and get a notification when it’s time to start logging your reading.

• All Warren public library branches will be able to offer a telescope for patrons to check out with a valid library card thanks to being selected to be part of NASA @ My Library, an education initiative to increase and enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) opportunities for library patrons. The Warren Civic Center library will offer telescope events throughout the year as well.

• Join Akisha Johnson, Litigation Director at Lakeshore Legal Aid, for an informational presentation on Social Security (SSD/SSI) at 6 p.m. June 4. Topics of discussion will include an overview of Social Security and eligibility requirements, the application process, appealing a denial, and tips for navigating common challenges.Registration required.

The library is located at 23345 Van Dyke Avenue. Registration can be done online at warrenlibrary.net or by calling 586-353-0579.

• Grab-and-Go Science at Busch Branch Library has science themed kits available for check out exploring topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with fun and kid-friendly hands on activities. Each kit also contains a related book and instructions. For children, tweens and teens ages six and up, recommended ages vary by kit and activity.  More kits will be added to the collection soon. They can be checked out for 21 days and renewed up to two times and must be checked out and returned to the Busch Branch.

• Children’s Book Boxes, a subscription box program for children in grades 3-5. To sign up you must live in Warren and have a valid Warren Library card. Each box will contain 1-2 library books selected based on your preferences and one free book to keep. Boxes will contain fun surprises too! Sign up online at warrenlibrary.net/childrens-book-boxes

• PAWS To Read 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Children of all ages can come and read to therapy dog Desmond. The PAWS program welcomes new and struggling readers to read to a certified therapy dog. The goal is to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere in which kids can read without correction or interruption and learn not just to read, but to love reading as well. No registration required.

All Macomb County libraries, as part of the Suburban Library Cooperative, subscribe to RB Digital which has 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. Items for Library events should be emailed at least two weeks in advance of events to estark@medianewsgroup.com.

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