Hamburg Library

Programming at the Library

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure available seating, supplies, and hand-out materials. Registration begins August 28.

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 and registration is non-transferable.

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

Registration begins August 28
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
September 14 to December 14

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
September 11 to December 11

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
September 11 to December 11
or
Thursdays @ 10am - 11am
September 14 to December 14

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.

Estate Planning

Monday, September 11 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn the basics of estate planning with Hantz Group, including how to avoid common mistakes, maximize savings, and integrate your estate plan with your existing financial plan. Pizza and pop will be provided, compliments of Hantz Group.

Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30pm
Register online

From fine dining to bars and cafes, Ann Arbor has a long tradition of iconic local eateries. Authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will discuss Ann Arbor's most memorable restaurants, from historic hangouts to favorite newcomers. Their book will be available for sale and signing.

Women Traveling Solo

Thursday, September 14 @ 12pm
Register online

Traveling alone as a woman can be an exciting and powerful experience. Join Margaret Flannery, from Hostelling International USA, for tips to make the most out of your journey. This is a great class for those thinking of traveling solo for the first time, and for those with solo travel experience to share.

Winterize your Garden

Monday, September 18 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join the Royal Gardeners to learn how best to prepare your garden for a Michigan winter. They will go over general winterizing practices, specifics for flower and vegetable gardens, as well as how to create visual interest in your garden during the winter months.

Finding Vital Records for Your Genealogy Research

Wednesday, September 20 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn what vital records are, how important they are to your genealogy research, and how to locate them using both online and print sources. This class is aimed at beginners, but anyone interested in genealogy is welcome.

Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

Monday, September 25 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Come make and enjoy some delicious and nutritious snacks with MSU Extension Educator Shelley Frazier, and take home the recipes so you can prepare them with your children. They are easy, fun, and tasty, so your picky eaters won’t even know they are healthy!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure

Tuesday, September 26 to Wednesday, September 26
Register online

Ever wonder what goes on at the library after everyone goes home? Bring your stuffed animal or doll (not your favorite, you might miss them too much) for an overnight, fun-filled Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure!

DROP-OFF: Tuesday, September 26 between 9am - 5pm ... Sit down, read them a book, then give a goodnight kiss to your stuffed friend.
PICK-UP: Wednesday, September 27 between 12pm - 8pm ... What did your stuffed friend do while you were sleeping? Find out in the photo booklet of their adventures.

Great Decisions

Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 1:30pm
Register online

Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. Purchase your optional workbook at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions

Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, October 7 @ 9am - 4pm

The Hamburg Township Library is pleased to announce the 9th annual Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair. Come explore the work of over 40 local artists and crafters, including painting, photography, pottery, glasswork, textiles, jewelry, and woodwork. Support the library by purchasing some delicious treats and coffee from the bake sale, or enjoy lunch from St. Mary’s PTO. If you would like to sell your items, please fill out the application in the tab below.

Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s

Monday, October 9 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join Katie Peil from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about differences between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, including risk factors and the diagnostic process.

Infamous Michigan Murders

Tuesday, October 10 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Author Tom Carr will explore the more gruesome side of Michigan's history, with true crime stories of murder, death, and disappearance from the 1700s through the present. His book will be available for sale and signing.

Creepy Card Making (FEE: $10)

Thursday, October 12 @ 12pm

Make two fun Halloween cards with Joan Sanders to get you in the spooky spirit.

Potpourri & Pumpkins

Monday, October 16 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Come make a festive fall potpourri with your favorite fall scents, like apple and cinnamon, to take home in a decorative jar. We'll also show you how to make and enjoy a delicious pumpkin dip.

SeekingMichigan.org

Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Find out more about your Michigan ancestors by using the collections available to you from the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan, including state census records, death certificates, plat maps, and Civil War records. This is a not-to-be-missed resource!

A Calamitously Catastrophic Halloween Party

Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm
Register online

Join us for a Haunted Library, Hayrides, Games, Carmel Apples and Candy. All Ages Welcome.

Master your Mornings

Monday, October 23 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Mornings are often a big challenge for busy parents, scrambling to get everyone ready, fed, and out the door on time. Join Carolyn Anderson-Fermann from Simply Organized Life to learn three simple steps to help you master your mornings with kids.

Meditation

Monday, October 30 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn about the history and theory of meditation, and how it can help promote relaxation and wellness in your life, with Anna Hodges Oginsky, from Heart Connected. Anna will also lead participants in a short meditation.

Folded Book Art

Thursday, November 2 @ 12pm

Turn an old book into a piece of home décor by learning how to fold its pages into a fun design.

Local Author Fair

Saturday, November 4 @ 11am - 2pm

Come meet and talk with over a dozen local authors about their books, as well as their writing and publishing process.
 Purchase their books and get them signed
 A variety of genres will be represented
 All ages are welcome
 Hot beverages will be provided
 No registration required

Interested Authors: applications can be found in the tab below

Small Bites & Sweet Treats (FEE: $10)

Monday, November 13 @ 6:30pm

Need something new to bring to your holiday potluck, party or cookie exchange? Join Renee Chodkowski, the Great Foodini, for a cooking demonstration of several delicious appetizers and desserts, sure to please everyone this holiday season. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Prohibition in Michigan

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30pm
Register online

From bath tub gin to rum running, come learn about the history of the prohibition era in Detroit and throughout Michigan with historian Joe Oldenburg.

Booksale

Saturday, November 18 @ 9am - 2pm

All hardcovers and AV are $1.00 each, softcovers are $0.25 each or $4.00 to fill a grocery bag. We will supply the grocery bags. The library will accept donations Monday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 15.
The library does not accept: Reader's Digest Condensed Books, magazines, encyclopedias, text books or anything musty, dirty or damaged. Receipts will be given if requested.

Legendary Detroit Retail

Monday, November 27 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Kick off the holiday shopping season by reminiscing about Detroit's legendary retailers along Woodward Avenue. Author Michael Hauser is back to discuss the rise and fall of your favorite downtown emporiums, including images, ads, architecture and their beloved Christmas traditions. Come early to peruse photos and artifacts from 6 to 6:30pm.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 & under)

Tuesday, November 28 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments, one to take home and one to decorate the library Christmas tree.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 & up)

Wednesday, November 29 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments, one to take home and one to decorate the library Christmas tree.

Mitten Tree

the month of December

Stop by the Library and donate some winter warmth! We'll be taking new (store-bought and hand-knit) gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for the tree in the lobby ***all donations will go to LACASA of Livingston County

Early Aviation Pioneers

Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join historian Russell Dore for a look at the four American aviation pioneers who provided the foundation for worldwide commercial aviation -- Orville and Wilbur Wright, Bill Boeing and Donald Douglas. Learn about their contribution and innovations and hear stories about their dedication and bravery.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 6 @ 6:30pm

Wishes! Lists! Cookies! Stories! Candy! Smiles! ... Come listen to Santa read stories then visit with him. Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm. No Registration Required!

Quilted Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 7 @ 12pm
Register online

Make a cute quilted Christmas tree using Styrofoam, pins, and fabric scraps – sure to add charm to your holiday decorating.

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Monday, December 11 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn how to craft three different gift card holders out of scrapbook paper, perfect for your holiday gift-giving.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure

Tuesday, September 26 to Wednesday, September 26
Register online

Ever wonder what goes on at the library after everyone goes home? Bring your stuffed animal or doll (not your favorite, you might miss them too much) for an overnight, fun-filled Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure!

DROP-OFF: Tuesday, September 26 between 9am - 5pm ... Sit down, read them a book, then give a goodnight kiss to your stuffed friend.
PICK-UP: Wednesday, September 27 between 12pm - 8pm ... What did your stuffed friend do while you were sleeping? Find out in the photo booklet of their adventures.

A Calamitously Catastrophic Halloween Party

Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm
Register online

Join us for a Haunted Library, Hayrides, Games, Carmel Apples and Candy. All Ages Welcome.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 & under)

Tuesday, November 28 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments, one to take home and one to decorate the library Christmas tree.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 & up)

Wednesday, November 29 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments, one to take home and one to decorate the library Christmas tree.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 6 @ 6:30pm

Wishes! Lists! Cookies! Stories! Candy! Smiles! ... Come listen to Santa read stories then visit with him. Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm. No Registration Required!

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*****Maker Mondays

Winterize your Garden

Monday, September 18 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join the Royal Gardeners to learn how best to prepare your garden for a Michigan winter. They will go over general winterizing practices, specifics for flower and vegetable gardens, as well as how to create visual interest in your garden during the winter months.

Potpourri & Pumpkins

Monday, October 16 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Come make a festive fall potpourri with your favorite fall scents, like apple and cinnamon, to take home in a decorative jar. We'll also show you how to make and enjoy a delicious pumpkin dip.

Small Bites & Sweet Treats (FEE: $10)

Monday, November 13 @ 6:30pm

Need something new to bring to your holiday potluck, party or cookie exchange? Join Renee Chodkowski, the Great Foodini, for a cooking demonstration of several delicious appetizers and desserts, sure to please everyone this holiday season. Doors open at 6:15pm.

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Monday, December 11 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn how to craft three different gift card holders out of scrapbook paper, perfect for your holiday gift-giving.

*****Lunch & Learn

Women Traveling Solo

Thursday, September 14 @ 12pm
Register online

Traveling alone as a woman can be an exciting and powerful experience. Join Margaret Flannery, from Hostelling International USA, for tips to make the most out of your journey. This is a great class for those thinking of traveling solo for the first time, and for those with solo travel experience to share.

Creepy Card Making (FEE: $10)

Thursday, October 12 @ 12pm

Make two fun Halloween cards with Joan Sanders to get you in the spooky spirit.

Folded Book Art

Thursday, November 2 @ 12pm
Register online

Turn an old book into a piece of home décor by learning how to fold its pages into a fun design.

Quilted Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 7 @ 12pm
Register online

Make a cute quilted Christmas tree using Styrofoam, pins, and fabric scraps – sure to add charm to your holiday decorating.

*****Local History

Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor

Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30pm
Register online

From fine dining to bars and cafes, Ann Arbor has a long tradition of iconic local eateries. Authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will discuss Ann Arbor's most memorable restaurants, from historic hangouts to favorite newcomers. Their book will be available for sale and signing.

Infamous Michigan Murders

Tuesday, October 10 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Author Tom Carr will explore the more gruesome side of Michigan's history, with true crime stories of murder, death, and disappearance from the 1700s through the present. His book will be available for sale and signing.

Prohibition in Michigan

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30pm
Register online

From bath tub gin to rum running, come learn about the history of the prohibition era in Detroit and throughout Michigan with historian Joe Oldenburg.

Legendary Detroit Retail

Monday, November 27 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Kick off the holiday shopping season by reminiscing about Detroit's legendary retailers along Woodward Avenue. Author Michael Hauser is back to discuss the rise and fall of your favorite downtown emporiums, including images, ads, architecture and their beloved Christmas traditions. Come early to peruse photos and artifacts from 6 to 6:30pm.

Early Aviation Pioneers

Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join historian Russell Dore for a look at the four American aviation pioneers who provided the foundation for worldwide commercial aviation -- Orville and Wilbur Wright, Bill Boeing and Donald Douglas. Learn about their contribution and innovations and hear stories about their dedication and bravery.

*****Enrichment

Estate Planning

Monday, September 11 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn the basics of estate planning with Hantz Group, including how to avoid common mistakes, maximize savings, and integrate your estate plan with your existing financial plan. Pizza and pop will be provided, compliments of Hantz Group.

Great Decisions

Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 1:30pm
Register online

Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. Purchase your optional workbook at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions

Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s

Monday, October 9 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join Katie Peil from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about differences between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, including risk factors and the diagnostic process.

Meditation

Monday, October 30 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Learn about the history and theory of meditation, and how it can help promote relaxation and wellness in your life, with Anna Hodges Oginsky, from Heart Connected. Anna will also lead participants in a short meditation.

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.
    September 6
    The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Fiction)

    September 20
    MOVIE: The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

    October 4
    Moonface by Angela Balcita (Fiction)

    November 1
    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (Fiction)

    December 6
    Like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Fiction)

    December 20
    MOVIE: Like Water for Elephants

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