2012-05-06 / Library Lines

LIBRARY Lines

River Rapids District Library

227 E. Broad Street

Chesaning

(989) 845-3211 www.riverrapidslibrary.org

The Library Board will be meeting this Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. for their monthly board meeting. The public is welcome!

Book Discussion Group is reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas for our May book.

We will be meeting Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Stop in and pick up a copy to enjoy. Bring a friend; there will be yummy refreshments!

The library has a knitting/crochet club called In Stitches. The next meeting will be Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the library. All levels of knowledge are invited, including those wanting to learn. If you are a beginner, please bring along size 8 knitting needles and some worsted weight yarn.

Computer Basics - This class is for anyone with little or no computer experience. A workshop designed for beginning computer users. Learn how to use the mouse with an online tutorial and work in a Windows environment. Basic computer vocabulary will also be covered. The class meets on Thursdays, May 10 and 17 from 2 – 3 p.m. Please call the library to sign up.

Intro to Microsoft Excel - This class will cover the basics of spreadsheets, formulas and charts. You must have prior computer experience for this class. This class will be offered in two one-hour sessions, on Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Please call the library to sign up.

Facebook for Business - Want to get in on the fastest growing trend in marketing? Learn how to set up (or improve) your business’s Facebook page. There will also be a short preview of other successful social media options for your business. The session will be held on Monday, May 14, from 1 – 3 p.m. Call (989) 845-3211 or e-mail e.schmandt@vlc.lib.mi.us to register. Only 12 spots are available.

Spring Hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday Closed; Thursday 10 – 8 p.m.; Friday Closed; Saturday noon – 4 p.m.; Sunday Closed.

St. Charles District Library

104 W. Spruce Street

St. Charles

(989) 865-9451 www.stcharlesdistrictlibrary.org

The Friends of the Library and the Library would like to say thank you to everyone who supported our Spring Book and Bake sale. We would like to send an extra thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped carry books in and out the shed, the friends who volunteered their time to work at the sale and for all the wonderful baked goods that were donated. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help and support. The book and bake sale was a success due to our volunteers! The sale would not take place without our volunteers. Thank you! The money raised from the sale is used to buy materials for programs for children and adults, books, and special equipment for the library that could not otherwise be purchased out of the regular library budget.

The St. Charles District Library Board will meet on Sunday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m.

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, May 7, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle Hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti- Japanese sentiment.

The St. Charles District Library invites you to a Michigan Coupon Club Class on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at the library! It is a fundraiser. A portion of each class fee goes back to the library.

We want to help your family become STRATEGIC SHOPPERS. Our class is designed to help your family save at least 50 percent on your grocery bill every time you shop. Internet access at home or through our local library is needed after the class.

RSVP IS IMPORTANT by May 5. The cost is $20 per person/couple (special rate for library). Registration covers a two hour class that provides you with a reference booklet, tips, ethical techniques, coupons, and access for your first six weeks to the club website ($5 per month to continue). We will share the secrets of where to shop, which coupons to use, where to find the coupons and what the final price for item will be. Adults only please. Thank you.

Reserve your materials for this class by calling the library at 989-865-9451 or emailing Rochelle@michigancouponclub.com.

Need a break? Consider a mini-vacation spent outdoors amid the natural beauty of Michigan’s state parks and recreation areas or exploring the stories and nostalgia of the museums and historic sites within the Michigan Historical Museum system - free passes are available at the St. Charles District Library compliments of the Library of Michigan.

The one-day pass (a $10 savings) also provides free, one-time access to any of the more than 500 events scheduled to take place within the state parks throughout the summer. Passes are valid for seven days from checkout and are good for day use only. Park & Read runs now through Oct. 1.

Many participating parks even offer hammocks for loan. Set up under a shady tree and read, snooze or watch the clouds drift by.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2

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