STAIR DISTRICT LIBRARY morenci, michigan

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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.


"Bass on the Double and a Bit of Bunny Trouble"

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m.

Featuring Adrian Symphony Orchestra musicians:

Bass: Tim Somers 

Keyboards: Wynne Marsh

And Music & Movement Specialist Caryn Sieler with the book, Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming

Children ages 2 to 6 and family members

FREE 30-minute program 

Rhymes, songs, movement, & storybook

Call the library @ 458-6510 to register or send a message on Facebook

This activity is supported by Art Works/National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cu

ltural Affairs and administered by the Arts Alliance in Ann Arbor. Additional financial support is provided by Kappa Kappa Epsilon sorority and Wacker Chemical Corporation.



March is Reading Month and libraries in Lenawee County are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein. Activities at Stair District Library include:

Young Frankenstein (PG): RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 30, AT 5 P.M.

Wednesday, March 7, Noon-3 p.m.:

FrankenToys Lab!

  • Take apart stuffed animals and toys, jumble them up and reconstruct them into new creatures!
  • Play Operation!
  • Perform science experiments!
  • Facepaint your version of Frankenstein’s monster!
  • Eat hearty snacks (served at noon)!
  • To register, call the library at 458-6510 or send message on Facebook. 

Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.:

Frankenstein’s Monster: From the Printed Page to Pop Culture Icon

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Compora, University of Toledo English professor

Through many photos and a few film clips, Dr. Compora will explore how Frankenstein’s monster has evolved: “Frankenstein’s monster has a rich and varied history, beginning with his creation in Mary Shelley’s famous novel. In his two hundred years of existence, Frankenstein’s monster has both captivated and terrified audiences. He is a figure that has inspired pity, horror, and fear. A twisted use of science and technology brought him to life, and it is the technological advances in film, media, television, and the Internet have kept his presence fixed in our cultural consciousness. Ever present, ever terrifying, Frankenstein’s monster has transcended his origins as a literary character and has become a popular culture icon.”

Fridays March 9, March 16, March 23 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Fabulous Frankentastic Friday Film Festival:

With free popcorn and other snacks

Showing at 3 p.m. 
  • March 9: Frankenweenie (Rated PG)
  • March 16: Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (G)
  • March 23: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (NR)
Showing at  7 p.m. 
  • March 9: Frankenstein (NR) 
  • March 16: Bride of Frankenstein (NR) 
  • March 23: RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 30 AT 5 P.M. Young Frankenstein (PG)

Monday, March 5, 10:30 a.m.

Frankenstein and Friends Baby/Toddler Time:

Have a rollicking good time with gentle stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs related to Frankenstein and monsters. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains with the child throughout the program.

Monday, March 5, 5 p.m.

FrankenTime Family Storytime:

Enjoy Frankenstein-themed books, music and whole-body movement with shakers and scarves, and a hands-on art project. Content is geared to the 3 to 5 year old age group, but everyone in the family is welcome to attend. Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult who remains with the child throughout the program.



Coming next:

Light Bright Library: a night at the library with electrical gadgets such as Snap Circuits, Lite-Brites, Makey Makey.

Registration requested to help with staff planning. Send a message on Stair District Library Facebook, email 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.
(“MADDOGGS” stands for Mothers, Aunts, Daughters, Daughters-in-Law, Grandmothers/granddaughters/girlfriends, and Sisters. The "O" is for other people: everybody is welcome to attend!)

“GIRLS NIGHT OUT” is a series of 6 FREE events/field trips with short demonstrations of scientific principles. It's part of the NASA @ My Library grant initiative sponsored by the American Library Association and the Space Science Institute.

Other event dates and times to be announced:

Starry, Starry Night: Field trip to the Dark Sky Preserve at Lake Hudson

Bright Idea: Field trip to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to explore light and optics.

Out to Ohio: Field trip to Plum Brook Station to tour the Glenn Research Center & NASA Glenn Visitor Center. 

  • Previous events:

  • Planetarium: Science Cafe at the library with Snippets of Science and Snazzy Snacks, followed by field trip to Adrian College Robinson Planetarium with Dr. Sarah Hanson & /cosmic Colors planetarium show. Feb. 17, 5 p.m. at library; 7 p.m. at planetarium.

  • Paint & Sip: of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" Oct. 19

TALK with TED @ TWO  


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



    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: Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedys by Kathy McKeon

    When: Monday, April 16, 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



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

    • STARTING SEPTEMBER 25, 2017.
    • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • The program focuses 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 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.


    • STARTING SEPTEMBER 25, 2017.
    • 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.


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


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!


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

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