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.

 



MOVIE: Rio 2 (G)

Saturday, September 6 @ 1pm


Bring a snack and a blanket ... No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Flower Arranging Ideas

Thursday, September 11 @ 6:30pm

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Deby Henneman, Certified Florist, will demonstrate design techniques to transform a grocery store bouquet of flowers into an arrangement with style, great tips on what to look for when purchasing flowers and how to get the most "bloom for your buck".

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So you want to be in business but where to start

Tuesday, September 16 @ 6:30pm

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Local area businessman Rick Scofield will teach you ways to evaluate the type of business that may be right for you, while learning the ins and outs of business success.

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MOVIE: Heaven is for Real

Thursday, September 18 @ 1pm


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

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Singer-Songwriter Q & A with Angela Predhomme

Saturday, September 20 @ 1pm

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Are you curious about writing your own original song? Listen to some live music and join the discussion with local singer-songwriter Angela Predhomme, whose songs are in TV and film. Angela will answer questions and share her experience with writing lyrics, composing melodies, music genres, singing, performing and more. You'll also learn about resources to help you hone your craft.
Adult and children ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Basics of Websites and Social Media (for your business)

Monday, September 22 @ 6:30pm

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Terry Grover of Score will unravel the mysteries of a website; what you need to know to create a professional looking site without breaking the bank; and where social media fits into the equation

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Transforming the difficult child

Tuesday, September 23 @ 6:30pm

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Katelyn Reed, M.S. of Thriving Minds Behavioral Health in Brighton will provide parents with easy-to-understand and effective strategies to improve parent-child relationships and implement discipline that works.

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Homesites of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, September 27 @ 12pm

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The homes and history of Laura Ingalls Wilder are presented by Barbara Hawkins via depictions of her personal visits to various historical sites and homesteads. Antique items from the era will also be discussed and on display. Hawkins' books and DVDs will be available for purchase.

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Art Trading Cards (ATC) (FEE; $5)

Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:00pm


Explore the fun and fascinating craft of art trading cards. Your kit will include 3 basic cards, which you can layer and embellish to reflect your own style. Finished size 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Please bring craft scissors and glue stick.

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Creative Card Making Class (FEE: $10)

Thursday, October 2 @ 11am - 1:30pm


LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Bring your lunch and learn something new. Coffee, tea and water provided.
Joan Sanders will guide you through the paper techniques of layering your designs to create one of a kind cards. The card themes are Halloween, Gift card holder, Christmas. Please bring scissors and acid free adhesive glue stick (recommend Tomboy acid free adhesive found at Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics)

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MOVIE: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

Saturday, October 4 @ 1pm


Bring a snack and a blanket ... No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Great Decisions

Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 1:30pm - 3pm

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Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world.
You will need to purchase your workbook here. The title of the book is "Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book"

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Fall Kitchen Delights (FEE: $5)

Tuesday, October 7 @ 6:30pm


As the weather starts cooling down, it's time to heat up the kitchen. Join Renee Chodkowski (The Great Foodini) for a fun filled evening of recipes to create fall harvest delights from your kitchen. Recipe samples are included!

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It almost started here: The Huron River in the War of 1812

Wednesday, October 8 @ 6:30pm

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Daniel Harrison, librarian, historian and maritime archaeologist will follow the course of our own Huron River through the most turbulent century in Michigan's history, when Native Americans, French, British and the new American nation contested for control of strategic resources and trade routes. He will present his research on an archaeological site that determined the fate of Detroit in 1812.

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Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Show

Saturday, October 11, 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.

Free admission to the show.

Artists/Vendors: This show is juried. Application deadline in September 30.
Application

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HantzGroup Tax Strategies (for your business)

Monday, October 13 @ 6:30pm

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James Zervoglannis, Financial Consultant for HantzGroup, will discuss tax law changes, maintaining tax control, tax deferrals, credits, deductions and their impact on income tax.

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From Garden to Table (FEE: $5)

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6:30pm


Brenda Ginther (Wooden Shoe Herb Farm) will educate home gardeners on which herbs grow best in Michigan. She will also teach you how to harvest and cook your herbs. Recipe samples are included.

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MOVIE: The Fault in our Stars (PG-13)

Thursday, October 16 @ 1pm


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

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Backyard Detective: Replacing Invasive Plants with Native Plants

Thursday, October 16 @ 6:30pm

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Discover the top 10 invasive plants found in Michigan yards and waterfronts with Karleen Shafer (Landscape Design and Associates, LLC). Learn about invasive plants and insects and how to re-establish invaded areas with species native to Michigan. Shafer is a member of the Invasive Species Network.

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Get more Customers: Strategic marketing for Small Business

Monday, October 20 @ 6:30pm

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Steve Feinman of Score will discuss getting more customers, how to keep them coming back and how to increase sales.

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Score Mentoring Session (for your business)

Tuesday, October 21 @ 6:30pm


Rick Scofield will sit down with you, one-to-one, to discuss your business ideas or needs with starting and running a business.
Come in or call the library (810-231-1771) to schedule your appointment.

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An Unspeakably Unnerving Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25 @ 7pm

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Join us for our Haunted Library, hay rides, games, caramel apples, candy and fun. All ages.

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Holiday Quick Meal Ideas (FEE: $5)

Tuesday, October 28 @ 6:30pm


Heather Headless (Chelsea Community Hospital) will share tips for quick-and-easy holiday meals, desserts, side dishes and appetizers. Samples will be available.

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MOVIE: Mr.. Peabody & Sherman (PG)

Saturday, November 1 @ 1pm


Bring a snack and a blanket ... No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Food for Thought/Book Fine Amnesty

Monday, November 3 to Saturday, November 22


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)

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HantzGroup Market Wisdom (for your business)

Monday, November 10 @ 6:30pm

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James Zervoglannis, Financial Consultant for HantzGroup, will discuss setting financial goals, making financial decisions, asset risks vs. returns, understanding the market, the impact of taxes, inflation and investment overall strategies.

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Winter Fairy in a Jar (FEE: $5)

Wednesday, November 12 @ 6pm


Nancy Maxwell James will show you how to create a winter fairy in a jar. Great for holiday decorations, fairy garden lovers or home-made gifts. Please bring craft scissors and one quart Mason canning jar with lid. Other decoration materials will be supplied.

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Holiday Treats and Trinkets (FEE: $5)

Thursday, November 13 @ 11am - 1:30pm


LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Bring your lunch and learn something new. Coffee, tea and water provided.
Two fun and easy projects to celebrate the holiday season. Chocolate-dipped Spoons: Learn the best techniques to make these fun and popular treats. Everyone will take home a variety of six spoons. Paper-craft Ornament: Adorn your tree with this simple and decorative ornament design. Everyone will take home one completed ornament. All craft materials will be supplied by the library.

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Book Sale

Saturday, November 15 @ 9am - 2pm


All hardcovers and AV are $1.00 each
Softcovers are $0.25 each
Fill a grocery bag for $3.00 (the library will provide the bags)


We will begin accepting donations for the sale Saturday, November 1.

Items not accepted: Reader's Digest Condensed books, magazines, encyclopedias, text books, anything musty, dirty or damaged.

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Understanding and Improving your credit score

Monday, November 17 @ 6:30pm

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Ed Krupa of Score will be reviewing the elements that go into the calculation of credit scores and provide measures to understanding and improving your score. Steps necessary to remove errors in data will also be covered.

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Score Mentoring Session (for your business)

Tuesday, November 18 @ 6:30pm


Rick Scofield will sit down with you, one-to-one, to discuss your business ideas or needs with starting and running a business.
Come in or call the library (810-231-1771) to scedule your appointment

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Ornament Making

Wednesday, November 19 @ 6:30pm
Ages 4+

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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.

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MOVIE: Godzilla (PG-13)

Thursday, November 20 @ 1pm


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

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Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 22 @ 10am - 3pm
Ages 10+


Do you need service hours for school?
... have an afternoon free?
... want to hang out with the library ladies?
... volunteerism in your blood?

Drop-in between 10am and 3pm and help us out. Activities include window washing, shelf dusting, book straightening, repair-pulling, shelf reading, vacuuming, etc.
Water and snacks provided. Can't stay all day? Not a problem. An hour or two will do just fine.

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Toys for Tots

Monday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 17


Help the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve by donating brand-new, unwrapped toys in the collection boxes in the Library lobby.

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Gone with the Wind

Thursday, December 4 @ 11am - 1:30pm

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LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Bring your lunch and learn something new. Coffee, tea and water provided.
Well, fiddle-dee-dee! To mark the 75th anniversary of the legendary film, GWTW expert Kathleen Marcaccio will share the riveting history behind the novel, its author and the film of 1939, that launched a global pop-culture explosion. Vintage and contemporary memorabilia will be on display.

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MOVIE: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)

Saturday, December 6 @ 1pm


Bring a snack and a blanket ... No registration required. All movies will begin promptly.

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Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 10 @ 6:30pm


Santa!! Stories!! Santa!! Cookies!! Santa!! Bring your lists!! Santa!!
No registration required.

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MOVIE: Maleficent

Thursday, December 18 @ 1pm


Bring a Snack ... the Library will provide beverages. 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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Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road Box 247
Hamburg, MI. 48139
810.231.1771 (main)
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hamb@tln.lib.mi.us

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