Events

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.

 

Shadow the Therapy Dog

First and Third Mondays between 4-5pm


Have a struggling reader?
Come read with Shadow the Therapy Dog!
Children are able to practice their reading skills, building their self-esteem in a non-judgmental and supportive manner.

Drop-in for a ten minute session, the first and third Mondays of the month, between 5-5pm, beginning on January 5.

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Downton Abbey Discussion

@ 6:30pm

Monday, January 5 / Monday, January 12 / Tuesday, January 20 / Monday, January 26 / Monday, February 2 / Monday, February 9 / Tuesday, February 16 / Monday, February 23 / Monday, March 2

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Join in a fun discussion of Materpiece's Downton Abbey, Season 5, as facilitator Ruben Barrera offers insight and shares thoughts of Downton Abby's intrigue and appeal. Light refreshments served.

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Beginning Yoga (FEE $45 due at first class)

Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6:30pm

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Join Michelle Place, registered yoga instructor, in a calm setting to demonstrate this gently method of exercise. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.

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Creative Card Making Class (FEE $10)

Thursday, February 5 @ 12pm


Joan Sanders will guide you through the paper techniques of layering your designs to create one-of-a-kind cards. Bring your scissors and acid-free adhesive glue stick.

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MOVIE: Earth to Echo (PG)

Saturday, February 7 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack and a blanket and enjoy yourself. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Tax Assistance at the Library (by appointment only)

Thursdays: February 12, 26
Thursdays: March 12, 26
Thursday: April 9


Appointments will be scheduled every hour, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm
Professional tax assistants, sponsored by the AARP, will help you prepare your tax returns and file online. The assistance is free. The library will be scheduling appointments beginning January 6 for the 2014 tax season.

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MOVIE: Gone Girl (R)

Thursday, February 19 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack ... the Library will provide beverages. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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5 questions for Women Investing, Rules of the Road and taking stock in the market

Wednesday, Feburary 25 @ 6:30pm

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Ken Jackson, AAMS, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones, will present on investment and financial strategies.

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National Parks Travelogue

Thursday, March 5 @ 12pm

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Virginia Maturen will take you traveling through some of our national parks with a focus on Yosemite and Point Reyes National Sea Shore.

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MOVIE: Boxtrolls (PG)

Saturday, March 7 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack and a blanket and enjoy yourself. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Livingston Reads Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:30pm

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Join other adults in a lively discussion of fact-filled book "Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer" by William Knoedelseder and enjoy some beer related treats.

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Genealogy: Beginning

Saturday, March 14 @ 12pm

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Sarah Hatter guides you on techiniques to help you begin your genealogy search.

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Peeps Diorama

Monday, March 16 through Saturday, April 4


1. Think of a scene from a book. Make your diorama using a shoebox or camparable item of reasonalbe size and keep it clean.
2. Turn in your finished diorama between March 16 and March 21.
3. Dioramas will be oted on by patrons from March 23 to April 4.
4. The top 3 voted dioramas will recieve prizes.
5. The one rule is that all the characters in the diorama MUST be played by Peeps (any type of Peep will do).
6. Looking for inspiration? Google "Peep Diorama".

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Top Hops Farm

Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:30pm

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Sean Trowbridge will discuss the many varieties of hops, how to grow, harvest and use the hops.

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MOVIE: Jersey Boys (R)

Thursday, March 19 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack ... the Library will provide beverages. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Genealogy: Advanced

Saturday, March 21 @ 12pm

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Sarah Hatter will teach you advanced techniques to further your research journey.

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Tex free investing: Its not what you make but what you keep

Wednesday, March 25 @ 6:30pm

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Ken Jackson, AAMS, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones, will present on investment and financial strategies.

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Antiques Appraisal Show and Tell

Saturday, March 28 @ 1:30pm

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Darlene Hines, ISA Certified Appraiser and President of Nostalgia Antique Appraisal Services will present the Antique Appraisal Show and Tell. Do you have a small antique at your home and would like to know if it is worth something? Come to this even and watch how the appraisal process works on your special item.

You will be limited to one item for each person. You must be able to carry your item in. Items that cannot be appraised at this event are jewelry/watches, picture art, military items and money due to the lengthy time of research involved.

This takes part in two steps:
1. Bring your small antique item to the Library between 10-11am to get your item checked in with the appraiser.
2. The appraiser's program will begin at 1:30pm with each item being discussed and the appraisal value.

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Hamburg During Prohibition

Thursday, April 2 @ 12pm

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Join Suzanne Hines of the Hamburg Historical Society as she talks about the Hamburg area during this exciting time of speakeasies and rum runners.

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Ann Arbor Symphony

Friday, April 3 @ 6pm

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Join us for an evening of music at the Library. Enjoy the evening with this select group from Michigan's premier regional orchestra. The quartet musicians include: Oboe by Timothy Michling, Violin by David Ormai, Viola by David Ford, Cello by Jacob Wunsch.

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MOVIE: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)

Saturday, April 4 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack and a blanket and enjoy yourself. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Cooking with Beer (FEE $5)

Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:30pm


Join Renee Chodkowski the Great Foodini for a food demonstration in cooking with beer.

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Kids Ceramic Painting (AGES 4+)

Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30pm

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The Ceramics Studio of Howell will instruct and provide a fun-filled evening with your child by painting on pottery. Bring your imagination and wear your painting clothes. After the items are fired, they will be available for pick-up the following week at the library. A great gift for parents, grandparents, or friends.

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MOVIE: The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)

Thursday, April 16 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack ... the Library will provide beverages. No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Everything Beer

Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30pm

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Dayna Tran from Eternity Breweing will be teaching us what goes into making beer, different types of beer and how to taste beer. Samples of Eternity Brewing Company's beer will be available, along with some tasty beer-themed snacks. Must be 21 years or older.

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What every bicyclist must know

Saturday, April 18 @ 1pm

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Kyle Kirby from the League of Michigan Bicyclists will discuss Michigan laws pertaining to bicyclists, safety rules on roadways and trails, and review the booklet "What every Michigan bicyclist must know". She will also talk about the 2015 Ride Calendar with over 300 events taking place in Michigan. Youths are welcome accompanied by an adult.

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Great Decisions

Mondays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11 @ 1:30pm

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Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. You will need to purchase your workbook, Great Decision 2015 Briefing Book here.

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Retirement has changed: What's your next move

Wednesday, April 22 @ 6:30pm

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Ken Jackson, AAMS, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones, will present on investment and financial strategies.

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Kids Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25 @ 9am-12pm


Come to the library to view and buy crafts made by the kids of Hamburg Township. Everything will be handmade out of a variety of items such as duct tape, beads, rope, yarn and metal.

Crafters (17 and younger): for more information and an application to sell your items, please come into the library or click here.

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Book Sale

Saturday, April 25 @ 9am


All hardcovers and AV are $1/each, softcovers are $0.25/each or $3 for a grocery bag. We will supply the bags. The Library will begin accepting donations for the sale April 4 - 22.

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

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Bicycling the Great Outdoors

Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:30pm

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Mike O'Donnell, manager of D&D Bicycles in Brighton, will discuss bicycling in Michigan, equipment, maintenance, and safety tips along with his adventures riding the trails.

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Language of Flowers Tea Party (FEE $5)

Thursday, May 7 @ 12pm


As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these fragile blooms. Learn the language of flowers and enjoy a tea party with scrumptious goodies.

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Cinco de Mayo (AGES 11 -16)

Saturday, May 9 @ 11am

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Celebrate Cinco de May with us. First, help make a festive lunch of various Mexican foods from scratch, then stay and eat it all up!
Bring a friend! Bring an appetite!

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Great Lake to Lake Trail

Tuesday, May 12 @ 6:30pm

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Discover Michigan with Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director of Michigan Trail and Greenway Alliance, who will discuss the Great Lake to Lake Trail, the Govenor's SHowcase Trail from Detroit to Wisconsin, and other happenings on Michigan trails.

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First Aid/CPR Training (AGES 12 -17) (FEE $10)

Saturday, May 16 @ 10am-2pm


Have your child learn how to administer first aid and CPR on infants, children and adults. Hamburg Township Fire Department will be offering training and certification in first aid and CPR for children ages 12 - 17.

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Standing Guard: Protecting what you've worked for

Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:30pm

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Ken Jackson, AAMS, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones, will present on investment and financial strategies.

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Boating Safety Education Certification Course (FEE: $10 to instructor on day of class)

Saturday, May 30 @ 9am-4pm


This course is for all adults and children 12 and up who want to operate a personal watercraft on Michigan lakes and streams. Students will receive Boater Safety Certification upon successful copletion of course and test. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Bring your own lunch and snack, water will be provided.

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Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road Box 247
Hamburg, MI. 48139
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