REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure available seating, supplies, and hand-out materials.
Programs with fees must register in-person at the circulation desk. Class fees are non-refundable.
Age requirement is 15 years and up unless otherwise indicated.
All programs begin promptly at time indicated.
Call 810-231-1771 for further information and registration.
Examples of craft projects will be in the lobby showcase and a material list will be available upon registration.

Registration begins August 22

Great Decisions

Mondays, September 12, 19, October 24, 31 @ 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. Purchase your workbook at:

Business Mentoring

Mondays, September 12, October 10, November 14 @ 5pm and 6pm

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Sign up for a 1-hour appointment for free business assistance with John Berkaw from SCORE Mentoring.

Dexter Cider Mill

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30pm

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Nancy Steinhauer will be discussing Dexter Cider Mill’s history as the oldest continually-operating cider mill in Michigan, as well as leading participants in a Michigan apple taste-test.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure

Tuesday, September 27 @ 9am-5pm (Stuffed Animal Drop-off)

Wednesday, September 28 @ 12pm-8pm (Stuffed Animal Pick-up)

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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 27 between 9am - 5pm:
Sit down, read them a book, then give a goodnight kiss to your stuffed friend.
PICK-UP: Wednesday, September 28 between 12pm - 8pm:
What did your stuffed friend do while you were sleeping? Find out in the photo booklet of their adventures.

Additional Websites - FindAGrave and Family Search

Wednesday, September 28 @ 6:30pm

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Explore two more genealogy websites: FindAGrave, which documents burial places of people throughout the world, and FamilySearch, which carries extensive records and documents useful in your family history research.

Michigan Olympians

Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30pm

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Author Paul Vachon will share stories of selected Michiganders who have achieved the dream of earning Olympic medals, as well as explore the little-known stories of Detroit’s past efforts to host an Olympiad.

Henry Ford: his life and his company

Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:30pm

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Automotive history writer Russell Doré will share all about Henry Ford: his life, family, controversial personality, and how he started his successful automotive company that changed the world.

Finding your Ancestors in Historical Newspapers

Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:30pm

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Newspapers are the diary of a community, and are a not-to-be-missed resource when looking for details of your family history. Learn how to find old newspapers both online and in libraries, and how to search online newspaper databases most effectively.

Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, October 8 @ 9am-4pm

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In the tradition of celebrating Michigan art and culture, Hamburg Library proudly announces its 8th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Fair. Unearth an extensive selection of pottery, sculpture, wood carving and textiles. Behold the beauty of watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels. Tour the world via photograph, pencil, and ink. Dive into a treasure trove of hand-made jewelry, gem stones, and glasswork. Nibble on home-baked treats and light refreshments.

Butter Making

Monday, October 10 @ 6:30pm

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Join Library Director Holly to learn how to make three different blended butters to give as gifts or to enjoy yourself. Both savory and sweet combinations will be included in this fun eventing.

A Widow's Guide to Healing

Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:30pm

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Author Kristin Meekhof will discuss her book, her own experiences with loss, and a blueprint for helping widows to a happier, healthier, and more hopeful future. The author’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

Glass Etching

Thursday, October 13 @ 12pm


Learn the principles and practice of glass etching with our in-house expert, Christine. You’ll decorate a beautiful piece which can be used as a vase or a votive candle holder. You’ll also leave with the supplies needed to continue etching at home. Space is limited.

A Loathsomely Lamentable Halloween Party

Saturday, October 15 @ 7pm

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Haunted Library, Hay Rides, Games, Candy, Carmel Apples and Fun. All ages welcome.

Discovering your Ancestor's Military Records

Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:30pm

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Understanding your family’s military experiences will give you a greater understanding of their lives. Learn how to review military records, focusing on US wars, and find out what you can learn about the sacrifices they made for their country.

MOVIE: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R)

Thursday, October 20 @ 1pm

Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan

Saturday, October 22 @ 1pm

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The Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan are back again to share photos and sound recordings captured on their past ghost hunts around southern Michigan, including some all-new material from 2016.

Long-Term Care

Monday, October 24 @ 6:30pm

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Hantz Group will discuss today’s many options for long-term care, including quality of life concerns, financial and insurance information, and the role of Medicare and Medicaid.

Terror in the City of Champions

Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30pm

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Within six months in the mid-1930s, the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings all won championships, but beneath the city’s celebration a terrorist organization was flourishing. Author Tom Stanton discusses the intersection of these sporting marvels and terrible crimes in his new book, which will be available for purchase and signing.

Strategies for breaking through your genealogy brick wall

Wednesday, October 26 @ 6:30pm

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What do you do when you hit a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Discuss strategies to get beyond your trouble spots and breathe new life into your research. Bring your own brick wall problems to the class & get advice on what to do next.

The Great Pumpkin

Thursday, October 27 @ 6:30pm


Pumpkins - they’re not just for carving or spiced lattes anymore! Join Renee Chodkowski, The Great Foodini, for a fun and delicious cooking demonstration. Taste her favorite recipes using pumpkin, from breakfast to dessert. Come hungry! Space is limited.

Michigan's Boat-building Industry

Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:30pm

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Author Scott Peters explores Michigan’s rich heritage in the development of boat building, producing some of the fastest and most innovative boats ever created by the late 19th century. The author’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Saturday, November 5 @ 1pm

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Come hear local author, librarian, and archivist Romie Minor discuss his book Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved parade with historic photographs leading you on a nostalgic journey down Woodward Avenue through the generations. The author’s book will be available for sale and signing.

Card Making

Thursday, November 10 @ 12pm


Joan Sanders will lead a Christmas card-making class. You’ll make two festive cards for the holiday season. No card-making experience necessary! Space is limited.

Healthy Living for your brain and body

Monday, November 14 @ 6:30pm

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Join Maire DeLand from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about how diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement can impact your brain health. Use hands-on tools to help you plan for healthy aging.

Book Sale

Saturday, November 19 @ 9am

All hardcovers and AV are $1.00 each, softcovers are $0.25, or $4.00 for a grocery bag. We will supply the grocery bags. The Library will begin accepting donations on Monday, October 31 until Wednesday, November 16.

Items not accepted:
Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, encyclopedias, text books or anything musty, dirty or damaged. Receipts will be given if requested.

U of M/Ohio State Rivalry

Monday, November 21 @ 6:30pm

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Join authors Jon Stevens and Ken Magee as they explore the history of one of the oldest rivalries in college football, Michigan vs. Ohio State, which culminates each year in “The Game.” The authors’ book will be available for purchase and signing.

Toys for Tots

Saturday, November 26 to Saturday , December 17

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.

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Monday, November 28 @ 6:30pm

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Get started with your holiday decorating by crafting two unique Christmas ornaments to trim your tree. We’ll make a bulb out of festive scrapbook paper and a rustic candy cane ornament.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 and under)

Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:30pm

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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 and up)

Wednesday, November 30 @ 6:30pm

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

Michigan's Historic Railroad Stations

Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:30pm

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In this lecture and slideshow, author Michael Hodges traces the history and architecture of the train station— a much-used, much-loved public space with no real analog in America today. The author’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:30pm

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Wishes! Lists! Cookies! Stories! Candy! Smiles!
Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm.

Antique Ornaments

Thursday, December 8 @ 12pm

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Antique collector and dealer Monique Wiley will discuss antique Christmas ornaments, as well as display and share stories of her personal collection. Attendees are welcome to bring any antique ornaments they would like to share as well.

Christmas Coloring Party

Monday, December 12 @ 6:30pm

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The ultimate in pre-holiday relaxation: enjoy cookies, cocoa, and carols while coloring some Christmas-themed coloring pages. The more, the merrier!

MOVIE: Love & Friendship (PG)

Thursday, December 15 @ 1pm

Demystifying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Thursday, December 15 @ 6:30pm

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Lakeland Acupuncturist will discuss the history of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture; where it comes from, how it works, and how it can make a difference for your health.



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Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road Box 247
Hamburg, MI. 48139
810.231.1771 (main)
810.231.1520 (fax)

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm