Hamburg Library

Programming at the Library

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure available seating, supplies, and hand-out materials. Registration begins December 18.

Programs with fees must register in person at the circulation desk. Class fees are non-refundable. Age requirement of 15 years and up unless otherwise indicated. All programs begin promptly at time indicated.

If registering a group of more than 2 people, you must provide names and phone numbers for each person.

Non-fee programs can be registered using the register link below the program date. Please click the month you wish to see.

Registration begins December 18
Pre-registration is required for Lapsit and Storyhour. No fees. All programs begin promptly on time. Watch Facebook for weather cancellations and library closed dates. When Pinckney Schools are closed, we will not be having storyhour.

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Lil' Wigglers Baby Time Program:
Ages newborn to 2 years old

Thursdays @ 10am - 10:45am
January 10 - April 18

A storytime designed for babies, newborn to 2 years old. Join us for 45 minutes of fun! Parent or caregiver and child will interact while participating in stories and songs in a format designed especially for babies. Free play will follow with age appropriate toys and socialization for babies and caregivers.

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Lapsit Program:
Ages 2-3 years

Mondays @ 10am - 10:45am
January 7 - April 15

Geared towards 2-3 year olds. Join us for 45 minute of parent and child interaction through stories, songs and fingerplays all from the comfort of the caregiver's lap.

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Storyhour:
Ages 3-5 years old

Mondays @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
January 7 - April 15
or
Thursdays @ 10am - 11am
January 10 - April 18

Geared towards 3-5 year olds. Children will enjoy 30 minutes of storytelling followed by a 30 minute theme-related craft, with parent/caregiver participation.

Card Games

Thursday, January 10 @ 12pm
Register Online

Beat the winter blues by learning 3 different card games to keep you entertained during the cold weather months. Easy to learn and fun to play! We'll provide some tasty snacks to enjoy while you play.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, January 16 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

January 16: Ant-Man and Wasp (PG-13)
February 13: Space between Us (PG-13)
March 13: Darkest Minds (PG-13)
April 10: The Hate U Give (PG-13)
May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

Detroit Architecture: Albert Kahn

Tuesday, January 22 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Explore the role Albert Kahn had in defining Detroit’s architecture, with local author Michael Hodges. He will discuss how Kahn became one of the most influential architects of the 20th century and how the early factories he designed for Packard and Ford revolutionized the course of industry and architecture alike. Books available for sale and signing.

Chocolate Creations

Thursday, January 31 @ 12pm
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Learn to make some delectable desserts just in time to treat yourself and your loved ones this Valentine’s Day! We will make adorable chocolate-covered pretzel owls, delicious chocolate-dipped wafers, and a fabulous chocolate-drizzled snack mix.

MOVIE: Mama Mia: Here we go again (PG-13)

Thursday, January 17 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Food for Thought Food Drive/Fine Amnesty

February 1 to February 28

Please donate non-perishable food, hygiene and cleaning products for Gleaners Food Bank in the barrel in the front lobby.

Bonus:
One item donated = One item’s fines removed
Bring your donations to the front desk to receive your fine amnesty.
(does not cover cost of lost/damaged items)


Valentine Craft (ages 5 and under)

Tuesday, February 5 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Join Miss Carol and Miss Christie for a crafty evening as well as a snack.

Free Tax Assistance (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)


February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4, 9:30am - 3pm

AARP tax assistants will help you prepare your tax returns and file online. You must pick up an information packet at the front desk prior to your appointment time.

Great Decisions

Mondays, February 11 & 25, March 11, April 8, May 13, September 9, October 14 & 28 @ 1:30pm
Register Online

Please join us for discussion and video that will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. Purchase your optional workbook here

Michiganders on the Titanic

Tuesday, February 12 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

When the Titanic sank in April 1912, there were many Michiganders on board. Join Robert Myers, of the Historical Society of Michigan, to learn about the survivors and victims, as well as the Michigan-native U.S. Senator who convened the U.S. inquiry into the tragedy, and his far-reaching quest for answers.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, February 13 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

February 13: Space between Us (PG-13)
March 13: Darkest Minds (PG-13)
April 10: The Hate U Give (PG-13)
May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, February 20 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Saturday, February 23, 12pm-2pm
Register Online

Come support the Library and enjoy delicious chili from your friends and neighbors, then vote for your favorites. $5 per person will get you samples of each chili and all proceeds will benefit the Library. Beverages will be provided.

To enter your chili in the cook-off, you must pre-register. Kids over 10 and adults are welcome to participate.
Bring your chili in a slow cooker 11:30am-12:00pm with any accompanying toppings you wish.
Prizes will be awarded to winners.

How to write and publish your own book

Monday, February 25 @ 6:30pm
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So you want to be an author? Join local author Melissa Keir to learn about the entire process, from brainstorming ideas to building your story, the editing process, and the five different paths you can take to get your work published.

MOVIE: Little Women (2018) (PG-13)

Thursday, February 28 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Hiking the Camino

Monday, March 4 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Join David Larwa, a modern day pilgrim, along his 575 mile route through France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages of the Middle Ages. He will also display many of his maps, books, and backpacking gear.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, March 13 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

March 13: Darkest Minds (PG-13)
April 10: The Hate U Give (PG-13)
May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

Rustic Twig Frame

Thursday, March 14 @ 12pm
Register Online

Join us to make a nature-inspired picture frame out of twigs, perfect for your spring décor.

Secret Detroit

Saturday, March 16 @ 1pm
Register Online

Local author Karen Dybis will reveal many weird, wonderful, and obscure sites around the city of Detroit. With over 300 years of history, there is a lot to see if you know where to look, including everything from missile radar towers to massive salt mines, and much more! Books available for sale and signing.

Michigan's Endangered Species

Monday, March 18 @ 6:30pm
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The Howell Nature Center will bring live animals that are native to our area and endangered. Audiences will learn how we can help conserve threatened species, and see how successful conservation has saved some of Michigan’s most majestic creatures.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, March 20 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

Trailside Treats (FEE=$10)

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30pm

Join The Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski, for her tasty take on what she would eat if she took to the Appalachian Trail. Even though her idea of camping is having coffee on her deck, she will present some fun recipes for cooking and eating in the great outdoors.

MOVIE: Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

Thursday, March 28 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Michigan's Trail Getaways

Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Ron Rademacher takes the traveler to some of the most overlooked trails and nature areas in Michigan, including other nearby attractions to make a great day trip. Each site has easy trails, so you don’t have to be a mountain climber to enjoy them!

Peeps Diorama

DROPOFF: April 6 to April 13
VOTING: April 15 to April 27

1. Think of a scene from a book. Make your diorama using a shoebox and keep it clean.
2. Turn in your finished diorama between April 6 and April 13.
3. Dioramas will be voted on by patrons between April 15 and April 27.
4. The top 3 voted dioramas will receive prizes.
5. The one rule is that all characters in the diorama MUST be played by Peeps (any type Peep will do).
6. Looking for inspiration? Google ‘Peep Diorama’

Lost Car Companies of Detroit

Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Among more than 200 auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just 3 remain today. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. Author Alan Naldrett explores these tales of automakers who ultimately failed but helped shape the industry we know today. Books available for sale and signing.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, April 10 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

April 10: The Hate U Give (PG-13)
May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

Adorable Easter Cards (Fee=$10)

Thursday, April 11 @ 12pm

Send some springtime smiles this Easter season by creating 2 adorable cards with Joan Sanders.

America's Long-Distance Hiking Trails

Saturday, April 13 @ 1pm
Register Online

Long-distance hiker and backpacker, Gail Lowe, will present her adventures of over 18,000 miles on our nation’s longest hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail (twice), the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the North Country Trail (the only woman ever to thru-hike all 4,600 miles).

Straw Bale Gardening

Monday, April 15 @ 6:30pm
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Learn the basics of straw bale gardening with John Keast and Chris Melcher, Advanced Master Gardener and Certified Straw Bale Garden Instructors. This is a great gardening option for growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers with no weeds and the ability to locate your garden wherever you want.

MOVIE: A Walk in the Woods (R))

Wednesday, April 17 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, April 17 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

MOVIE: A Star is Born (2018) (R)

Thursday, April 18 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Nature Photography

Monday, April 22 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Learn the basic principles of art and photography with local photographer Kevin Rau, especially in regards to capturing beautiful landscapes and scenes in nature. Bringing your own camera to follow along and learn about different techniques is optional but not required.

MOVIE @ Historic Howell Theater

Saturday, April 27 @ 7pm

Join all 6 Livingston county libraries for a viewing of "A Walk in the Woods" at the Historic Howell Theater. Admission is first-come, first-serves. You must present your library card. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Nature Walk

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Meet up with Hamburg Parks & Recreation at the Merrill Trail Head, across the street from the Library, to learn about our local trails. They will answer your questions, provide maps, other information, and refreshments. This is not a guided walk, so bring some friends (or make some new ones) and have fun exploring the Lakelands Trail, Boardwalk Trail, or Huron River Trail at your own pace.
Weather permitting. Rain Date is Tuesday, May 14.

May

Little Women Tea Party (FEE=$5)

Thursday, May 2 @ 12pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, with a delightful tea time. We’ll explore the history of the novel and the March sisters while enjoying sweet and savory treats.

Mother's Day Craft (age 10 and under)

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Come decorate a keepsake wooden box for Mother’s Day and make a card as well.

S.T.E.A.M. at the Library (age 5 and under)

Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 @ 10am
Register Online

Join the S.T.E.A.M. team to do several hands-on, fun science projects with household items and science-y type gadgets to amuse and amaze.

Willow Run

Monday, May 13 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Come discover the fascinating story of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, World War II, and Detroit industry, with author Randy Hotton, of the Yankee Air Museum. Using rare archival images, he will recount the planning and construction of the largest factory building in the world, it’s nearly-impossible wartime achievements, and the cast of thousands of men and women who built the machines that won the war. Books available for sale and signing.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, May 15 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, May 15 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

MOVIE: Christopher Robin (PG)

Thursday, May 16 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Cut the Cord

Monday, May 20 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Are you tired of the high cost of cable TV? Learn how you can “cut the cord” and still be able to watch your favorite programs, with Maria Williams from the Baldwin Public Library. She will discuss different options available, like HD antennas and streaming services, what they include, and how they work.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, January 16 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

January 16: Ant-Man and Wasp (PG-13)
February 13: Space between Us (PG-13)
March 13: Darkest Minds (PG-13)
April 10: The Hate U Give (PG-13)
May 15: Solo: A Star Wars story (PG-13)

Valentine Craft (ages 5 and under)

Tuesday, February 5 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Join Miss Carol and Miss Christie for a crafty evening as well as a snack.

Peeps Diorama

DROPOFF: April 6 to April 13
VOTING: April 15 to April 27

1. Think of a scene from a book. Make your diorama using a shoebox and keep it clean.
2. Turn in your finished diorama between April 6 and April 13.
3. Dioramas will be voted on by patrons between April 15 and April 27.
4. The top 3 voted dioramas will receive prizes.
5. The one rule is that all characters in the diorama MUST be played by Peeps (any type Peep will do).
6. Looking for inspiration? Google ‘Peep Diorama’

Mother's Day Craft (age 10 and under)

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:30pm
Register Online

Come decorate a keepsake wooden box for Mother’s Day and make a card as well.

S.T.E.A.M. at the Library (age 5 and under)

Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 @ 10am
Register Online

Join the S.T.E.A.M. team to do several hands-on, fun science projects with household items and science-y type gadgets to amuse and amaze.

Bookclub

Join your friends and neighbors for coffee and lively, informal, adult book discussions. There are no registration fees. Anyone may join the group at any time. We meet every first Wednesday of the month @ 1:00pm. Come to Hamburg Library to pick up a copy of the following titles before the dates below. The library provides information about the authors whose books we discuss.

We currently have 16 kits for your book club to check out and the collection is growing. Each kit contains: a short author biography, discussion questions, and 6-10 books. Stop by the front desk for the current list of all kits.
    January 9
    Pot Luck. Pick a recipe from a cookbook in the Library's collection and bring a dish to pass.

    February 6
    Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (Fiction)

    March 6
    Girls made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (Fiction)

    April 3
    A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction)

    April 17
    MOVIE: A Walk in the Woods

    May 1
    The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Fiction)

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