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. Non-fee programs can be registered using the register link below the program date.
Registration opens Monday, August 24th
MOVIE: The Powder & The Glory
Thursday, September 3 @ 1pmregister online
The Powder & the Glory tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. One hundred years ago these women immigrated to the United States and, starting with next to nothing, created what is today the $150 billion global health and beauty industry.
Saturday, September 5 @ 1pm
In the year's hit comedy, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME.
Pere Marquette 1225 Locomotive
Wednesday, September 9 @ 6:30pmregister online
Authors T. J. Gaffney & Dean Pyers will discuss the history of steam locomotive 1225 of the Pere Marquette Railway; from its construction, to its role in World War II, to its use as the sound and image for the film "The Polar Express". The book will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing.
Lunch & Learn: Perfume Bottle Collecting
Thursday, September 10 @ 12pmregister online
From the iconic to the outlandish, perfume bottles have a long history as little works of art.
See them on display and learn about their collectability with Donna Sabourin from Town
Peddler Craft & Antique Mall.
Thursday, September 10 @ 6:30pmregister online
Yvonne Black, owner of Blume Garten Design, will discuss
different landscaping styles and techniques, giving you ideas
and tips for transforming your lawn and garden into a space to
best suit your needs.
Business Assistance for Free
Tuesday, September 15, October 20 and November 17 @ 5pm, 6pm, 7pmregister online
Sign up for a 1-hour appointment with Rick Scofield from Score Mentoring.
Time for a De-Clutter: Organizing 101
Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30pmregister online
Do you have too much stuff? This presentation details what
clutter is, how we manage to acquire so much of it, and why
we keep it. Soo Porter, from Your Cluttered Space, helps with
creating a plan for your organizing project and provides tips to
help the project along.
MOVIE: 5 Flights Up
Thursday, September 17 @ 1pm
Over one crazy weekend a long-time married couple discover that finding a new apartment is not about winding down but starting a new adventure.
Grand River Avenue
Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30pmregister online
Authors Jon Milan & Gail Offen explain the history of Grand River Avenue, from its origins as a Native American trail to its current use as a 2-lane highway stretching from Detroit to Lake Michigan. The book will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing.
Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12 @ 1:30pmregister online
Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. You will need to purchase your Briefing Book here
Heritage Quest Online
Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30pmregister online
Library Clerks Carol and Christie will be leading an introductory course on how to use Heritage Quest Online, through the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL). Learn steps and tips to begin your genealogy search and create your family tree.
History under your Keel: Maritime Archaeology of the Great Lakes
Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:30pmregister online
With centuries of Native American, colonial and modern navigation, the Great Lakes are a veritable 'drowned museum' of artifacts of all kinds. Archaeologist Dan Harrison will take us on a brief tour of our unique maritime heritage and discuss how we can all enjoy, learn and help.
MOVIE: The September Issue
Thursday, September 24 @ 1pmregister online
An intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE’S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, this is the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Anna and Grace Coddington, incomparable creative director and fashion genius. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the fashion field. Now, with the biggest issue ever hanging in the balance, Anna and Grace confront the runways of Fashion Week, the back rooms of the world’s biggest designers, the high-stakes photo shoots – and each other – as the VOGUE team scrambles to find the perfect look for each page. Director R.J. Cutler delivers this riveting look into the world of fashion that is as fun, fabulous and fast-paced as the world it captures.
Remembering Michigan Civil War Soldiers
Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30pmregister online
David Finney, American History Teacher of the Year, and Judith McIntosh, docent of U of M's Kelsey Museum, highlight the Michiganians who were committed to preserving the Union. The authors will be available for questions and book signings.
Lunch & Learn: Creative Card Making (FEE: $12)
Thursday, October 1 @ 12pm
Joan Sanders will guide you through making an exploding purse or gift bag and 1 other
unique card. Bring your scissors, large scoring board and glue tape.
MOVIE: Monster High - Scaris: City of Frights
Saturday, October 3 @ 1pm
Clawdeen gets the chance to apprentice for a legendary fashion designer, so she and her ghoulfriends pack their bags and hop on a plane to discover the world of Haunt Couture!
Chanel No.5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume
Saturday, October 3 @ 1:30-3:30pmregister online
What makes a perfume created in 1921 a timeless classic? Flavor and
fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd explores the art and science behind
the creation of Chanel No. 5 through a past, present, and future lens.
Singular elements that comprise the perfume’s formula will be smelled;
including Aldehyde molecules that contribute to the perfume’s distinctive
This program is funded in whole by
Michigan Humanities Council,
an affiliate of the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Soups to Warm your Soul
Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:30pmregister online
Join Renee Chodkowski, the Great Foodini, for a food
demonstration. She will prepare and share samples of several
different soups to keep you warm this winter!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure
Friday, October 9 to Saturday, October 10register online
Ever wonder what goes on in the library after everyone goes home? Bring your stuffed animal or doll (not your favorite) for a fun-filled Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure.
DROP-OFF: on Friday, October 9 between 12 and 5:30pm. Sit down and enjoy a book, then give a good night kiss to your stuffed animal.
PICK-UP: on Saturday, October 10 between 9am and 4pm. What did your stuffed animal do while you were sleeping? Photos of their adventure will be ready for you to take home when you pick them up.
Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 9am-4pm
In the tradition of celebrating Michigan art and culture, Hamburg Library proudly announces its
6th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show.
Unearth an extensive selection of pottery, sculpture, wood carving and textiles.
Behold the beauty of watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels.
Tour the world via photograph, pencil, and ink.
Dive into a treasure trove of hand-made jewelry and glasswork.
Nibble on home-baked treats and light refreshments.
Explore. Shop. Eat.
Artists/Vendors: This show is juried. Application deadline is September 26, 2015. For complete information, entry application and fees, contact the library at or click here
Tuesday, October 13 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)register online
Tom Stanton is a Michigan author who has written and contributed to several books about the Detroit Tigers and other baseball topics. Come hear Tom discuss Detroit Tigers history, as well as his writing and research process. His books will be for sale and he will be available for signing.
MOVIE: Cinderella (Live Action)
Thursday, October 15 @ 1pm
Celebrate Disney's CINDERELLA, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination... and magic! Despite being bullied by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly -- magic becomes reality!
The Language of Sports
Thursday, October 15 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)register online
Sports have a language all their own. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, radio announcer for the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team and author of "The Baseball Thesaurus", will be discussing the history behind some of those unique words and phrases. His book will be for sale and he will be available for signing.
Saturday, October 17 @ 1pmregister online
The Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan is a group that
searches for and records paranormal activity in the local area.
Their presentation will consist of pictures and voices they have
captured in investigations and ghost hunts, just in time for
An Excrutiatingly Evil Halloween Party
Saturday, October 17 @ 7pmregister online
Join us for Hayrides (weather permitting), Haunted Library, Caramel Apples, Candy, Games and Fun.
Thursday, October 22 @ 6:30pmregister online
October 24 is Make a Difference Day – come learn how you
can get involved in your community and how to search for and
post different volunteer opportunities on the statewide website,
Volunteer Michigan, with this presentation by Jessi Adler, from
the Michigan Community Service Commission.
College Savings Plans
Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30pmregister online
College can be expensive, but there are many college savings options
to consider, depending on your financial needs and preferences. Join
Barbara Clark and Michael Ford from Northwestern Mutual for this informational
session to learn how you can turn college aspirations into
reality. (Students welcome, with adult supervision if under 15.)
College Prep Panel
Thursday, October 29 @ 6:30pmregister online
Whether your child is interested in college, or you’re interested
in going back to school, come learn all about the college admissions
process, financial aid, academics, and student life. We’ll have a panel of
representatives from public, private, and community colleges to answer
all of your questions. (Student attendance is encouraged, with adult
supervision if under 15.)
Food for Thought Book Fine Amnesty
November 2 to November 21
Please donate non-perishable food,
hygiene and cleaning products for
Gleaners Food Bank.
One item donated = One item’s fines removed.
Bring your donations to the circulation desk. (does not cover cost of lost/damaged items)
Julie Lawson Timmer
Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)register online
Come hear local author Julie Lawson Timmer discuss her much-acclaimed debut novel, "Five Days Left", a story of two families dealing with love, loss and letting go. The author will be available for questions and book signing.
Lunch & Learn: Making Fabric Ornaments (FEE: $12)
Thursday, November 5 @ 12pm
Come create 2 beautiful fabric holiday ornaments. Some supplies required; a list will be
provided upon registration.
Thursday, November 5 @ 6:30pmregister online
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This introductory
program will provide attendees with an understanding of the
difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s,
and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the
disease. A small donation to the Alzheimer’s Association is
MOVIE: Monkey Kingdom
Saturday, November 7 @ 1pm
A mother monkey must save her family in this epic Disneynature film
Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:30pmregister online
Bonnie Mulliner presents information on wild herbs, medicinal
herbs, drying herbs and decorative herbs. The program will
introduce how to grow, dry, and use herbs, as well as the use of
infused and essential oils in salves.
Saturday, November 14 @ 9pm to 2pm
All hardcovers and AV are $1 each
Softcovers are #$0.25 each
Fill a provided grocery bag for $4
The library will begin accepting donations Saturday, October 31
Items not accepted:
Reader's Digest condensed books
Anything musty, dirty or damaged
Receipts will be given if requested
MOVIE: 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Thursday, November 19 @ 1pm
Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!
USA Travel on a Budget!
Thursday, November 19 @ 6:30pmregister online
U.S. travel is exciting and diverse. Where to go? Where to stay?
How to get there? Hostelling International USA Volunteer, Margaret
Flannery, will share tips for making the most out of your
Toys for Tots
Monday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 16
Help the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve by donating
brand-new, unwrapped toys in the collection
boxes in the Library lobby.
Ornament Making (Ages 4 and under)
Tuesday, December 1 @ 6:30pmregister 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 5 and up)
Wednesday, December 2 @ 6:30pmregister online
Join us to make and decorate some
Christmas ornaments . . .
One to take home and one to decorate the library Christmas tree.
Lunch & Learn: Bearclaw Coffee Co.
Thursday, December 3 @ 12pmregister online
Learn about how this local business got its start and continues to expand -- free samples included.
MOVIE: Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
Saturday, December 5 @ 1pm
Based on the Broadway musical and Elf, the movie, Buddy the elf is on a quest to reunite with his human father, who lives in New York.
Wednesday, December 9 @ 6:30pm
Wishes! Lists! Cookies! SANTA! Stories! Candy! Smiles!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
MOVIE: The Longest Ride
Thursday, December 17 @ 1pm
Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama centers on a young couple who make a fateful connection that changes their lives forever.