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 begins Monday, December 28.

Downton Abbey Discussion Group

Mondays starting January 4 @ 6:30pm

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Join in a fun discussion and say goodbye to your favorite characters in the final season of Downton Abbey. Facilitator Ruben Barrera offers insight and shares thoughts of Downton Abbey’s intrigue and appeal.

AARP Tax Assistance

Thursdays: February 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14

Call the library at 810-231-1771 to reserve your one hour appointment between 9:30am - 4pm

Free AARP tax assistants will help you prepare your tax returns and file online. One Hour appointments only. Call to reserve your date and time.

MOVIE: A Walk in the Woods

Thursday, February 25 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Resume Tips

Thursday, February 25 @ 6:30pm

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The Resume Architect, Jennifer Schulte, will share tips to help you get started on a resume or to spruce up your existing resume and get noticed by employers.

Bookmark Mania (ages 12+)

Tuesday, March 1 @ 6:30pm

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Kick off Reading Month by crafting some cute corner bookmarks out of felt and buttons. Bring your creativity, we'll provide the rest.

Ann Arbor Symphony Brass Quintet

Friday, March 4 @ 6pm

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Join us for an intimate concert with the Ann Arbor Symphony Brass Quintet showcasing a variety of styles from Bach to Duke Ellington. Sponsored by Richard Truxall.

MOVIE: Tomorrowland

Saturday, March 5 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Peeps Diorama

Turn in your finished diorama: March 7 to March 12

Vote for the dioramas: March 14 to March 26

Think of a scene from a book and make your diorama in a shoebox. The top three voted dioramas will receive prizes. Remember to make all your characters out of Peeps.

MOVIE: The Martian

Monday, March 7 @ 6pm

Bring a blanket and a snack. Children permitted with parent supervision.

ABCs of Early Literacy

Wednesday, March 9 @ 6:30pm

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MSU Extension Educator Carrie Shrier will demonstrate simple ways to help young children develop valuable pre-reading skills through playing, singing, listening, talking and reading. Designed for parents, caregivers, and child care providers of children ages 0-5.

Lunch & Learn: Spring Clean your Clutter

Thursday, March 10 @ 12pm

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Carolyn Anderson-Fermann from Simply Organized Life helps you get a jump-start on your spring cleaning projects with this interactive seminar.

Better Made in Michigan

Saturday, March 12 @ 1pm

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Bite into the flavorful history of Michigan's most iconic chip as author Karen Dybis explores how Detroit "chip-reneurs' rose to snack food royalty. Free samples provided. The author's book will be for sale.

Retirement Mapping

Monday, March 14 @ 6pm

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Are you retiring in the next 10 years? What will your retirement life look like? Through this hands-on planning session, you will learn tools to help you focus on your retirement plans, identify hurdles, and brainstorm solutions. This workshop is presented by Richard Truxall, a Registered Representative of INVEST Financial, but it is not about investment strategies; it’s about your life.

Book Discussion: "The Martian" by Andy Weir

Wednesday, March 16 @6:30pm

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Join other adults in a lively discussion of this best-selling story of space exploration and survival.

WWII in Detroit

Thursday, March 17 @ 6:30pm

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University of Detroit Mercy professor, Gregory Sumner, takes us on a panoramic tour of Detroit during WWII, including it's production miracles and cast of well-known characters. The author's book will be for sale.


Monday, March 21 @ 6pm

Bring a blanket and a snack. Children permitted with parent supervision.

Space Exploration

Tuesday, March 22 @ 6:30pm

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The exploration of our world, the solar system, and the known universe has proven that it can take quite a bit more than rocket science. Join Matthew Linke, Director of the University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History Planetarium, for a look at humans as explorers. Caution: exploration has a humorous side!

Raising Young Readers

Wednesday, March 23 @ 6:30pm

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Reading proficiency at third grade is a good indicator of future academic success. MSU Extension Educator Carrie Shrier will demonstrate how to help children build their reading skills by this age and achieve academic goals. Designed for parents, caregivers, and child care providers of children ages 5-9.

MOVIE: The Intern

Thursday, March 24 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

MOVIE: Turkey Hollow

Saturday, April 2 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Great Decisions

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 1:30pm

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

MOVIE: Gravity

Monday, April 4 @ 6pm

Bring a blanket and a snack. Children permitted with parent supervision.

Lunch & Learn: Magnetic Fun

Thursday, April 7 @ 12pm

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Come create some magnets that are out of this world! We'll use glass stones and magnificent images from around our solar system for this fun and functional craft you can display on your fridge. A Livingston Reads program.

Author Talk: Andy Weir

Thursday, April 7 @ 7pm

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Join all six Livingston County libraries in video chatting with best-selling author of "The Martian" Andy Weir. The author will be discussing his book, the film adaptation and answering your questions. A Livingston Reads program.

Antiques Appraisal Show and Tell

Saturday, April 9 @ 1:30pm

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Drop off your ONE small antique item to be registered for the appraisal at the library between 10am-11am to be appraised by Darlene Hines, ISA Certified Appraiser. You must be able to carry your own antique. Return to the Library at 1:30pm to hear about each item and the appraisal value. Sponsored by Richard Truxall.

Aquatic Adventures (ages 8+)

Tuesday, April 12 @ 6:30pm

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Aquatic Adventures of Brighton will share an overview of SCUBA diving, including training and equipment, personal diving stories, and great places to dive in Michigan and around the world.

Zentangle (ages 12+) (FEE: $5 due to instructor at time of class)

Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30pm

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Zentangle is a fun, relaxing method of creating art by repeating simple patterns. Anna Hodges Oginsky, a Certified Zentangle Teacher, will provide instructions and you'll leave with everything you need to continue practicing at home.


Monday, April 18 @ 6pm

Bring a blanket and a snack. Children permitted with parent supervision.

MOVIE: Everest

Thursday, April 21 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Native Plants

Thursday, April 21 @ 6:30pm

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Learn about native plants in our area, and how you can use them in your gardens to make your yard healthier, sustainable, and more eco-friendly, with Drew Lathin, from Creating Sustainable Landscapes.

Kids Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23, 9am - 12pm

Come to the library to view and buy crafts made by the kids of Hamburg Township. Everything is handmade and past items have included hand-knit scarves, soaps, pillowcases, pet toys, flower pots and bowls.
Crafters (Ages 17 and under): If you would like to sell items, please get an application from the front desk or online here.


Saturday, April 23, 9am - 2pm

All hardcovers and AV are $1 each, softcovers are $0.25 each or $4 for a library supplied grocery bag to fill.
Donations accepted Saturday, April 2 to Wednesday, April 20. We do not accept Reader's Digest condensed books, magazines, text books, encyclopedias or anything musty, dirty or damaged.

Huron River

Tuesday, April 26 @ 6:30pm

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The Huron River Watershed Council will discuss local environmental issues, clean water initiatives, and tips for how you can help protect our natural environment along the Huron River.

Kids Craft Day (Ages 10 and under)

Wednesday, April 27 @ 6:30pm

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Tonight, we'll be modge podging glassware and making cards as gifts for parents, grandparents and friends.

The Martian: Locations and Landscapes

Thursday, April 28 @ 6:30pm

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Explore the landscapes and locations visited by Mark Watney in "The Martian." Shannon Murphy from the University of Michigan Department of Astronomy will discuss some of the red planet's physical features and the processes that shaped them. A Livingston Reads program.

Pet Wellness and Nutrition (ages 12+)

Monday, May 2 @ 6:30pm

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Trish Hibberd will be covering many topics, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and illness prevention in this informative seminar, to help your pets live long, healthy,and happy lives.

Star Wars Mythology

Wednesday, May 4 @ 6:30pm

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May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate this Star Wars holiday by joining Dr. Harry Eiss, Eastern Michigan University Professor of World Mythology, in a lecture, discussion, and commentary on scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lunch & Learn: Kentucky Derby Tea Party (FEE: $5)

Thursday, May 5 @ 12pm

Put on your best hat and come learn about the history and traditions of one of the country's longest running and most beloved sporting and cultural events. Sweet and savory treats provided.


Saturday, May 7 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Bird Feeding

Tuesday, May 9 @ 6:30pm

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Kathleen Hansen from the Huron Valley Audubon Society will provide in-depth information on bird feeding, including types of foods, pros and cons of bird feeding, and how to deal with unexpected guests.

Livingston County Humane Society (ages 12+)

Tuesday, May 10 @ 6:30pm

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Come learn about what the Humane Society does, what responsible pet ownership entails, and how you can adopt. Carole Bullion will share heartwarming stories and pictures of animals they have helped.

Open Craft Night

Thursday, May 12 @ 6:30pm

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Looking to start a new craft or finish a project that you've been putting off? Bring your own supplies -- we'll provide some basics (scissors, tape, glue, etc.) as well as moral support and inspiration!

Pet Psychology (ages 12+)

Monday, May 16 @ 6:30pm

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Karen Vaden, from Attaboy Dog Training, will give an overview of pet psychology and communication, and discuss how to incorporate this knowledge into obedience training with your furry friend.

MOVIE: Truth

Thursday, May 19 @ 1pm

Bring a blanket and a snack.

Ann Arbor Beer

Thursday, May 19 @ 6:30pm

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Covering the exploits of famous poets, performers and prohibitionists, local author David Bardallis pops the cap off the big beer history of this college town. The author's book will be for sale.

What every bicyclist must know (ages 8+)

Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:30pm

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Join Anne Readette from the League of Michigan Bicyclists to learn about laws pertaining to Michigan bicyclists, safety rules, and bicycling events across the state.

Organic Growing

Tuesday, May 31 @ 6:30pm

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Joannée DeBruhl from Stone Coop Farm in Brighton will cover everything you need to know to about growing your own organic garden, including growing produce in the winter and eating seasonally.



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Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road Box 247
Hamburg, MI. 48139
810.231.1771 (main)
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Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm