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
Thursday, September 1 @ 12pmregister online
Learn how to create beautiful photo books online and have them sent right to your door. This tutorial of the Shutterfly website will show you how to upload your photos and make creative layouts and designs for any theme or occasion.
Built in Detroit: Rise of the UAW
Wednesday, September 7 @ 6:30pmregister online
Bob Morris presents his father’s firsthand experience at Brigg’s Manufacturing Co. during the formation and rise of the UAW. The author’s book will be available for purchase and signing.
Mondays, September 12, 19, October 24, 31 @ 1:30pm-3:30pmregister online
Discussion and video will highlight topics of universal interest from around the world. Purchase your workbook at: www.fpa.org/great_decisions
Mondays, September 12, October 10, November 14 @ 5pm and 6pmregister online
Sign up for a 1-hour appointment for free business assistance with John Berkaw from SCORE Mentoring.
Tuesday, September 13 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.
Getting Started with your Genealogy Search
Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:30pmregister online
Learn how to get started in your family history search using what you have in your attic, library resources, and popular websites such as Ancestry.com. This class includes an introduction to U.S. Federal census records and vital records.
MOVIE: Joy (PG-13)
Thursday, September 15 @ 1pm
Essential Oils Workshop
Monday, September 19 @ 6:30pm$5/person
Jackie Wiley, from Young Living Essential Oils, will teach about essential oils and how they can help support a heatlhy immune system. Make eucalyptus bath salts and a hand purifer to take home with you.
Ancestry Library Edition
Wednesday, September 21 @ 6:30pmregister online
Find out how your library’s subscription to Ancestry Library Edition can help you fill in the blanks of your family’s history. Included in the databases are census records, vital records, immigration records, and more from all over the world.
Civil War Reenactment: Bugle Calls
Saturday, September 24 @ 1pmregister online
Come “hear” the story of a soldier’s day in a unique way! Civil War Reenactor Dave Pettigrove will come dressed in uniform to discuss and perform different bugle calls and songs that were used in typical Civil War army camps to call soldiers to their various duties throughout the day. All ages are welcome.
Dexter Cider Mill
Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30pmregister online
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)register online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.
Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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-4pmClick here for an application
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.
Monday, October 10 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.
Thursday, October 13 @ 12pm$10/person
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 @ 7pmregister online
Haunted Library, Hay Rides, Games, Candy, Carmel Apples and Fun. All ages welcome.
Discovering your Ancestor's Military Records
Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 1pmregister online
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.
Terror in the City of Champions
Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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$10/person
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 1pmregister online
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.
Thursday, November 10 @ 12pm$10/person
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.
Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:30pmno registration required
Wishes! Lists! Cookies! Stories! Candy! Smiles!
Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm.
Thursday, December 8 @ 12pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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 @ 6:30pmregister online
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.