Hamburg Library

Programming at the Library

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure available seating, supplies, and hand-out materials. Registration begins August 26.

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.

You may register upo to 3 people for events and 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 August 26.
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 12 - December 12

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 9 - December 9

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 9 - December 9
or
Thursdays @ 10am - 11am
September 12 - December 12

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.

Drop-in Genealogy Help Sessions

Wednesdays, September 4; October 2; November 6; December 4, 1pm-3pm

A volunteer from the Livingston County Genealogical Society with experience in Ancestry, MyHeritage and Family Search, will be on-hand to provide free basic and continuing research genealogy help.
These sessions are for both the experienced with detailed questions and the newcomer wanting to start their own tree. This is not a class, just one on one help on a first come first serve basis.

Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesdays, September 4 & 18; October 2 & 16; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18, 4pm-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, laptop or use one of the library’s computers and get help using electronic library resources, apps, email, Internet and more.

MOVIE: Captain Blood (1935)

Friday, September 6 @ 3pm

Banner Me Fall

Monday, September 9 @ 6:30pm

Using burlap ribbon, wood squares, mod podge, faux leaves and a glue gun, we will make a hanging wall banner to welcome people into your home this fall.

MOVIE: It Happened One Night (1934)

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6pm

Michigan Opera Theater

Saturday, September 14 @ 1pm

Join us for Overture To Opera showcasing this season’s five upcoming productions at the Michigan Opera Theatre. Attendees will hear the story, history and background of each opera then be serenaded by a group of young professional singers who will share the beauty, magic and wonder of opera. This program is sponsored by a generous donation from an anonymous community donor.

History of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor

Monday, September 16 @ 6:30pm

Author Henry Aldridge, organist and film professor, presents about the beautiful historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Built in 1928, doomed to the wrecking ball by 1979, Henry Aldridge and fellow citizens fought to save both the theater and its rare Barton organ. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MOVIE: The Public (2019)

Thursday, September 19 @ 1pm

Downton Abbey Trivia Night

Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30pm

Join us on the eve of the upcoming Downton Abbey film for a night of fun, trivia and giveaways. Teams will be randomly formed and they will compete against each other for the honor of being the most knowledgeable of all things Downton.

MOVIE: Dodsworth (1936)

Friday, September 20 @ 3pm

MOVIE: The Wizard of OZ (1939)

Saturday, September 21 @ 1pm

Cheese 101 (FEE: $15)

Monday, September 23 @ 6:30pm

Dive into the exciting and delicious world of artisan cheese with Carly Leisk, owner of Culture Beer and Cheese in Brighton. We will discuss the different types and styles of artisanal cheese, as well as what pairs with them, how to store and serve them, and even how to shop for fine cheese. Each attendee will enjoy a cheese plate during the class because the best way to learn is by tasting!

Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit's Ballpark from 1912-2009

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion with authors Bill Dow, Frank Rashid, John Davids and Michael Betzold about Tiger Stadium. Beginning in 1912, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans, expanding along with the booming industrial city around it. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Teen Night: Movies and Games

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your snacks and drinks. Bring a friend or three. Watch the movie or play board games

September 25: Five Feet Apart
October 23: Shazam
November 13: Please Stand By
December 18: Elf

WWII Homefront presented by Air Zoo Museum Volunteer and WWII veteran Vern Stillwell

Thursday, September 26 @ 6pm (note earlier time)

WWII Homefront presented by Air Zoo Museum Volunteer and WWII veteran Vern Stillwell, will discuss how the war affected conditions on the home front as well as how the common cause of the war brought the country together to present a united front to the world.

Drop-in Genealogy Help Sessions

Wednesdays, October 2; November 6; December 4, 1pm-3pm

A volunteer from the Livingston County Genealogical Society with experience in Ancestry, MyHeritage and Family Search, will be on-hand to provide free basic and continuing research genealogy help.
These sessions are for both the experienced with detailed questions and the newcomer wanting to start their own tree. This is not a class, just one on one help on a first come first serve basis.

Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesdays, October 2 & 16; November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18, 4pm-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, laptop or use one of the library’s computers and get help using electronic library resources, apps, email, Internet and more.

Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, October 5, 9am-4pm

Join us for the Library’s 11th annual Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair. Come explore the work of over 40 local artist and crafters, including painting, photography, pottery, glasswork, textiles, jewelry, wood work, and more! This event is free and open to the public. Support the Library by purchasing some delicious treats and hot beverages from our Bake Sale.

This show is juried. Applications can be found here or at the front desk. Applications due by September 23, 2019.

MOVIE: Libeled Lady (1936)

Tuesday, October 8 @ 6pm

Early Organized Crime in Detroit

Wednesday, October 9 @ 6:30pm

Author James A. Buccellato explores Detroit’s struggle with gang violence, public corruption and the politics of vice during the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Chalk it up!

Thursday, October 10, 12pm-2pm

Have fun using fall foliage to decorate a hanging chalkboard. Fancy lettering books will be on hand for you to try.

MOVIE: Now Voyager (1942)

Friday, October 11 @ 3pm

MOVIE: Gunga Din (1939)

Saturday, October 12 @ 1pm

Country Bumpkin Halloween Pumpkin

Monday, October 14 @ 6:30pm

Hand sew a soft pumpkin with a simple gathering stitch. We will use fall fabrics and pillow stuffing to make a cute Halloween decoration to adorn a mantle or table in your home.

Motor City Mafia through the Decades

Wednesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm

Author Scott M. Burnstein chronicles the storied and hallowed gangland history of the notorious Detroit underworld from the early part of the 20th century, through its glory days of the 50’s – 70’s to their downfall in the 80’ and 90’s. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MOVIE: Amazing Grace (2019)

Thursday, October 17 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Random Harvest (1942)

Friday, October 18 @ 3pm

A Preposterously Petrifying Halloween Party

Saturday, October 19 @ 7pm

Our Halloween Party will feature our Haunted Library, Hay Rides (weather permitting), Games, Candy, Caramel Apples and lots of fun.

Henry Ford: The Man and his Ideas

Monday, October 21 @ 6:30pm

This presentation by the Gilmore Car Museum in Kalamazoo examines the keys to Henry Ford’s business success, including his impact on the automotive industry, bringing together farm and factory, and the Selden Patent case.

Get to know MyHeritage Library Edition

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30pm

MyHeritage Library Edition provides patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Join Matt Pacer, Reference Librarian from the Library of Michigan in Lansing, to learn more about this genealogical tool.

Teen Night: Movies and Games

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your snacks and drinks. Bring a friend or three. Watch the movie or play board games

October 23: Shazam
November 13: Please Stand By
December 18: Elf

Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces

Thursday, October 24 @ 6:30pm

Join authors Gail Offen and Jon Milan for this road trip to “the other side,” filled with hauntings, ghost towns, and bizarre tales of murder and mayhem drawn from more than 300 years of Michigan history, including Seul Choix lighthouse, Eloise Psychiatric Asylum and Lover’s Leap on Mackinac Island. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MOVIE: The Awful Truth (1937)

Tuesday, October 29 @ 6pm

MOVIE: Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Friday, November 1 @ 3pm

MOVIE: Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939)

Saturday, November 2 @ 1pm

Drop-in Genealogy Help Sessions

Wednesdays, November 6; December 4, 1pm-3pm

A volunteer from the Livingston County Genealogical Society with experience in Ancestry, MyHeritage and Family Search, will be on-hand to provide free basic and continuing research genealogy help.
These sessions are for both the experienced with detailed questions and the newcomer wanting to start their own tree. This is not a class, just one on one help on a first come first serve basis.

Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesdays, November 6 & 20; December 4 & 18, 4pm-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, laptop or use one of the library’s computers and get help using electronic library resources, apps, email, Internet and more.

Warm Hugs Snow Globe (FEE=$10)

Thursday, November 7, 12pm-2pm

Assemble an Olaf the snowman globe with Joan Sanders that will send warm hugs to you, a friend or special family member. All supplies will be furnished but please remember to bring craft scissors and small tweezers to assemble your globe.

Michigan POW camps in World War II

Thursday, November 7 @ 6:30pm

Author Gregory Sumner tells the story of Michigan POW camps during WWII where 6,000 German and Italians were temporarily homed and put to work picking fruit in Berrien County, harvesting sugar beets in the Thumb, cutting wood in the Upper Peninsula and maintaining parks and other public spaces in Detroit. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

MOVIE: Bringing up Baby (1938)

Tuesday, November 12 @ 6pm

Teen Night: Movies and Games

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your snacks and drinks. Bring a friend or three. Watch the movie or play board games

November 13: Please Stand By
December 18: Elf

MOVIE: Rocketman (2019)

Thursday, November 14 @ 1pm

Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline

Thursday, November 14 @ 6:30pm

At the dawn of the 18th century, Detroit was established as simply an outpost for the French to take advantage of the fur trade while keeping the British at bay. Over the subsequent 300 plus years, this small settlement advanced to become a regional hub of commerce, and ultimately the nexus of the auto business. Paul Vachon’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

MOVIE: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Friday, November 15 @ 3pm

Let it Snow! Scrabble Tile Ornament

Monday, November 18 @ 6:30pm

Work on your Scrabble triple word score while you make this fun ornament for yourself or a gift for someone. Enjoy some hot cocoa and listen to Christmas tunes while we work.

Naturalist Andrew Nowicki - Michigan Owls

Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:30pm

Naturalist Andrew Nowicki will be giving a photo tour of owls commonly seen in Michigan. Learn about these birds’ incredible adaptations and how you can experience them around your own home.

Booksale

Saturday, November 23, 9am-2pm

All hardcovers and AV are $1/each, softcovers are $0.25/each or $4 to fill a grocery bag (library will supply grocery bags)
Library will be accepting donations from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 20. Items not accepted are: Reader's Digest condensed books, magazines, encyclopedias, text books, or anything musty, dirty or damaged.

Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet

Saturday, November 23 @ 1pm

Come spend the afternoon with us and enjoy the musical stylings of the Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet.

Toys for Tots

Saturday, November 23 to Saturday, December 14

Help the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve by donating brand-new, unwrapped toys in the collection boxes in the Library lobby.
Please DO NOT donate: stuffed animals, realistic-looking weapons, or gifts with food.

Mitten Tree

December 1 - December 31

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

Make Holiday Gifts for Shelter Animals

Monday, December 2, 4pm-7:30pm

Open House format and a family event. Ages 10+ can make items while smaller children can have fun in the play area. Join us anytime between 4:00pm and 7:30pm to help make holiday gifts for shelter pets in the area. We will have supplies on hand to make dog and cat toys and blankets, though donations of fleece, wine bottle corks and tennis balls will be gladly accepted.
Participating shelters are Furry Friends in Brighton, the Livingston County Animal Shelter and Michigan Humane Society – Livingston County. Program sponsored by the VCA Countryside Animal Hospital of Hamburg.

MOVIE: The Lady Eve (1941)

Tuesday, December 3 @ 6pm

Drop-in Tech Help

Wednesdays, December 4 & 18, 4pm-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, laptop or use one of the library’s computers and get help using electronic library resources, apps, email, Internet and more.

Drop-in Genealogy Help Sessions

Wednesdays, December 4, 1pm-3pm

A volunteer from the Livingston County Genealogical Society with experience in Ancestry, MyHeritage and Family Search, will be on-hand to provide free basic and continuing research genealogy help.
These sessions are for both the experienced with detailed questions and the newcomer wanting to start their own tree. This is not a class, just one on one help on a first come first serve basis.

Santa Claus visit

Wednesday, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Santa Claus will be visiting the library and placeholder numbers will be passed out beginning at 6:15pm. Santa will read some stories, sing some songs and listen to your child's Christmas list while posing for pictures.

That's a Wrap

Thursday, December 5, 12pm-2pm

Join us to create festive holiday candy wrappers for chocolate bars. Spread the cheer with this fun and easy holiday craft. Folding and gluing are part of this craft.

MOVIE: Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944)

Friday, December 6 @ 3pm

Holiday Mocktails!

Monday, December 9 @ 6:30pm

Put sparkle into your holiday season with some cool, bubbly mocktails (non-alcoholic beverages). We will provide you with recipes, samples and appetizer ideas to pair with your drinks.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 and Under)

Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:30pm

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the Library and the rest go home with you!.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 and up)

Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30pm

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the Library and the rest go home with you!.

MOVIE: Gone with the Wind (1939)

Saturday, December 14 @ 12pm

Senior Pipers Christmas Concert

Monday, December 16 @ 6:30pm

Join the Hamburg Senior Center Pipers for a 30-minute concert of holiday favorites. Afterwards, stay to learn about the instruments and try one out yourself. Cookies, coffee, and cocoa will be provided. All ages welcome.

Teen Night: Movies and Games

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your snacks and drinks. Bring a friend or three. Watch the movie or play board games

December 18: Elf

MOVIE: Late Night (2019)

Thursday, December 19 @ 1pm

Teen Night: Movies and Games

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

Bring your blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your snacks and drinks. Bring a friend or three. Watch the movie or play board games

September 25: Five Feet Apart
October 23: Shazam
November 13: Please Stand By
December 18: Elf

A Preposterously Petrifying Halloween Party

Saturday, October 19 @ 7pm

Our Halloween Party will feature our Haunted Library, Hay Rides (weather permitting), Games, Candy, Caramel Apples and lots of fun.

Santa Claus visit

Wednesday, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Santa Claus will be visiting the library and placeholder numbers will be passed out beginning at 6:15pm. Santa will read some stories, sing some songs and listen to your child's Christmas list while posing for pictures.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 and Under)

Tuesday, December 10 @ 6:30pm

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the Library and the rest go home with you!.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 and up)

Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30pm

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the Library and the rest go home with you!.

MOVIE: Captain Blood (1935)

Friday, September 6 @ 3pm

MOVIE: It Happened One Night (1934)

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6pm

MOVIE: The Public (2019)

Thursday, September 19 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Dodsworth (1936)

Friday, September 20 @ 3pm

MOVIE: The Wizard of OZ (1939)

Saturday, September 21 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Libeled Lady (1936)

Tuesday, October 8 @ 6pm

MOVIE: Now Voyager (1942)

Friday, October 11 @ 3pm

MOVIE: Gunga Din (1939)

Saturday, October 12 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Amazing Grace (2019)

Thursday, October 17 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Random Harvest (1942)

Friday, October 18 @ 3pm

MOVIE: The Awful Truth (1937)

Tuesday, October 29 @ 6pm

MOVIE: Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Friday, November 1 @ 3pm

MOVIE: Mr. Smith goes to Washington (1939)

Saturday, November 2 @ 1pm

MOVIE: Bringing up Baby (1938)

Tuesday, November 12 @ 6pm

MOVIE: Rocketman (2019)

Thursday, November 14 @ 1pm

MOVIE: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Friday, November 15 @ 3pm

MOVIE: The Lady Eve (1941)

Tuesday, December 3 @ 6pm

MOVIE: Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944)

Friday, December 6 @ 3pm

MOVIE: Gone with the Wind (1939)

Saturday, December 14 @ 12pm

MOVIE: Late Night (2019)

Thursday, December 19 @ 1pm

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.
    August 7
    The Wife by Meg Wolitzer (Fiction)

    September 4
    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Fiction)

    October 2
    Educated by Tara Westover (Non-Fiction)

    November 6
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Fiction)

    November 20
    MOVIE: Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

    December 4
    Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (Fiction)

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