STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan

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WHAT'S HAPPENING...

Library Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10  a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer Reading Program!

Wednesdays: June 21 to Aug. 2 @ the library

  • June 21: Leslie Science & Nature Center, 11 a.m. (FULL) & 1 p.m. "Walking Down a Food Chain": Construct a live food chain: raptor, reptile, amphibian, arachnid, insect!
  • June 28: NASA @ My Library, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Hands-on fun with NASA-related activities including taking your photo on the moon using a green screen!
  • July 5: Ronald McDonald, 1 p.m. only:  ”It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald.” Have fun by reading more! Books build better readers! 
  • July 12: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 11 a.m.: Wind Turbines; 1 p.m.: Slime!
  • July 19: Yoga for Kids: 11 a.m. (FULL) & 1 p.m. Mountain, Tree, Dog, Cat, Cow, Turtle! Learn a variety of yoga poses from an experienced yoga teacher!
  • July 26: Michigan Science Center:  11 a.m.  (FULL) Roller Coasters; 1 p.m.: Fantastic Flight!
  • Aug. 2: Sport Stacking Cups, 1 p.m. only:  Build some of the world’s greatest structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids, Castles of Europe, the Great Wall of China...all out of stacking cups!

COMING IN JULY: MAKER MONDAYS @ 1 P.M. JULY 10-31!

PICK UP A READING LOG!

Record the titles of Stair District Library books you have checked out, read (or been read to), and returned on time. Show your log each week and receive beads or Legos!

  • Each picture book = 4 beads or 2 Lego blocks
  • Each chapter book = 12 beads or 6 Lego blocks
  • Starts June 21; ends July 31

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING!

August 21, 1 p.m.

  • Everyone in the community is invited to view the eclipse from in front of the library!
  • Come for the "Cosmic Encounter" and stay for the eclipse viewing!
  • Safe viewing glasses provided!

COSMIC ENCOUNTER! (Crafts & Cake)

August 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Make Cosmic Cake (We'll try to replicate Zingerman's recipe) and Lunar Lemonade! Other refreshments also provided!
  • Make "Pinhole Projection in a Box" a safe way to view the sun!
  • Make sun paintings!
  • And more!

MADDOGS' SCIENCE!

Coming June 28, 2017! (See above)

  • "STEAM Extravaganza" meets "March Moon Madness"!
  • Lots of cool hands-on STEAM activities!
  • Stay tuned for more info!

BOOK DISCUSSION

NOTE: The book discussion group meets the third Monday of the month, February through November. 

Who: Anyone who loves books and a good discussion. 

What: The Storied Life of A. K. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 

When: Monday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Where: In the Library Annex

Why: It's fun! Intellectually stimulating! Socially uplifting!

How: Ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk

TEEN BOOK & WRITERS CLUB

The group usually meets at 11:11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month in the library annex.

FAMILY STORYTIME

Books and stories! Music and movement! Hands-on activities and snacks!

  • Will resume selected Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the fall.
  • The program focusses on the 3-5 year-old age group, but all family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Attend any or all of the Mondays, registration is helpful for planning; see contact info.
  • Registration requested to help with staff planning. Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email stairlibrary@gmail.com or stop in or call 458-6510 during regular hours: Monday & Wednesday: 10  a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Wednesdays in the summer at 5 p.m.

COCOA & COLORING (Formerly Cookies & Coloring)

May resume first Wednesdays of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. if there is high interest.

  • FOR ADULTS!
  • You can still bring cookies...or any snack you want...or  not; we'll supply the cocoa.
  • We'll also supply the coloring pages and colored pencils, markers, crayons and lots of GEL PENS!

TALK with TED @ TWO  

Will resume in the fall.

Talk @ Two discussion group has morphed into Talk with TED at 2 p.m. featuring TED Talks from ted.com followed by discussion. Come talk about it! Click on the ted.com link, browse the site, and offer suggestions of talks you'd like us to feature!

BABY/TODDLER TIME

  • Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the Morenci school year.
  • The program is canceled when Morenci schools are delayed or closed.
  • The program is a participatory, rollicking half-hour of short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and the like for children under two and their parents or caregiver. Pre-school age children accompanied by their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend.
  • Registration is not required, but is helpful for staff planning.

TECH TIME ON TUESDAYS

From 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, staff will be available to help you with your mobile device or give computer-related instruction. Bring your questions: If we don't know the answer, we'll find someone who does!

"SCULPTAMANIA!"

Creative Construction Toys Available Daily in the Library

Play with our NEW totally cool creative construction toys whenever we're open! (Funded by Disney through a grant administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association)

  • MagnaTiles
  • B. Toys Bristle blocks
  • Connectagons
  • Keva planks
  • Magformers
  • Quadrilla
  • Strawbees
  • Blocks: architectural, unit, Haba
  • 255-piece domino race set
  • Sculpture in a Box
  • K'Nex
  • Zoob
  • Suspend
  • Squigz

What is your library worth to you?

Literally...how much do you save by using your library? Find out by using the "Return on Investment Calculator" in the box to the right, under the hours, or at the top left in the navigation box...last item.

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