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.

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

no registration required

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