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 opens Monday, August 24th

MOVIE: The Powder & The Glory

Thursday, September 3 @ 1pm

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The Powder & the Glory tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. One hundred years ago these women immigrated to the United States and, starting with next to nothing, created what is today the $150 billion global health and beauty industry.


Saturday, September 5 @ 1pm

In the year's hit comedy, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME.

Pere Marquette 1225 Locomotive

Wednesday, September 9 @ 6:30pm

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Authors T. J. Gaffney & Dean Pyers will discuss the history of steam locomotive 1225 of the Pere Marquette Railway; from its construction, to its role in World War II, to its use as the sound and image for the film "The Polar Express". The book will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing.

Lunch & Learn: Perfume Bottle Collecting

Thursday, September 10 @ 12pm

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From the iconic to the outlandish, perfume bottles have a long history as little works of art. See them on display and learn about their collectability with Donna Sabourin from Town Peddler Craft & Antique Mall.

Landscape Design

Thursday, September 10 @ 6:30pm

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Yvonne Black, owner of Blume Garten Design, will discuss different landscaping styles and techniques, giving you ideas and tips for transforming your lawn and garden into a space to best suit your needs.

Business Assistance for Free

Tuesday, September 15, October 20 and November 17 @ 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

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Sign up for a 1-hour appointment with Rick Scofield from Score Mentoring.

Time for a De-Clutter: Organizing 101

Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30pm

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Do you have too much stuff? This presentation details what clutter is, how we manage to acquire so much of it, and why we keep it. Soo Porter, from Your Cluttered Space, helps with creating a plan for your organizing project and provides tips to help the project along.

MOVIE: 5 Flights Up

Thursday, September 17 @ 1pm

Over one crazy weekend a long-time married couple discover that finding a new apartment is not about winding down but starting a new adventure.

Grand River Avenue

Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30pm

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Authors Jon Milan & Gail Offen explain the history of Grand River Avenue, from its origins as a Native American trail to its current use as a 2-lane highway stretching from Detroit to Lake Michigan. The book will be for sale and the authors will be available for signing.

Great Decisions

Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12 @ 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 Briefing Book here

Heritage Quest Online

Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30pm

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Library Clerks Carol and Christie will be leading an introductory course on how to use Heritage Quest Online, through the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL). Learn steps and tips to begin your genealogy search and create your family tree.

History under your Keel: Maritime Archaeology of the Great Lakes

Wednesday, September 23 @ 6:30pm

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With centuries of Native American, colonial and modern navigation, the Great Lakes are a veritable 'drowned museum' of artifacts of all kinds. Archaeologist Dan Harrison will take us on a brief tour of our unique maritime heritage and discuss how we can all enjoy, learn and help.

MOVIE: The September Issue

Thursday, September 24 @ 1pm

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An intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE’S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, this is the captivating story of how they create the must-have bible of fashion: THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Anna and Grace Coddington, incomparable creative director and fashion genius. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the fashion field. Now, with the biggest issue ever hanging in the balance, Anna and Grace confront the runways of Fashion Week, the back rooms of the world’s biggest designers, the high-stakes photo shoots – and each other – as the VOGUE team scrambles to find the perfect look for each page. Director R.J. Cutler delivers this riveting look into the world of fashion that is as fun, fabulous and fast-paced as the world it captures.

Remembering Michigan Civil War Soldiers

Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm

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David Finney, American History Teacher of the Year, and Judith McIntosh, docent of U of M's Kelsey Museum, highlight the Michiganians who were committed to preserving the Union. The authors will be available for questions and book signings.

Lunch & Learn: Creative Card Making (FEE: $12)

Thursday, October 1 @ 12pm

Joan Sanders will guide you through making an exploding purse or gift bag and 1 other unique card. Bring your scissors, large scoring board and glue tape.

MOVIE: Monster High - Scaris: City of Frights

Saturday, October 3 @ 1pm

Clawdeen gets the chance to apprentice for a legendary fashion designer, so she and her ghoulfriends pack their bags and hop on a plane to discover the world of Haunt Couture!

Chanel No.5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume

Saturday, October 3 @ 1:30-3:30pm

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What makes a perfume created in 1921 a timeless classic? Flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd explores the art and science behind the creation of Chanel No. 5 through a past, present, and future lens. Singular elements that comprise the perfume’s formula will be smelled; including Aldehyde molecules that contribute to the perfume’s distinctive character. This program is funded in whole by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Soups to Warm your Soul

Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:30pm

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Join Renee Chodkowski, the Great Foodini, for a food demonstration. She will prepare and share samples of several different soups to keep you warm this winter!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure

Friday, October 9 to Saturday, October 10

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Ever wonder what goes on in the library after everyone goes home? Bring your stuffed animal or doll (not your favorite) for a fun-filled Stuffed Animal Sleepover Adventure.
DROP-OFF: on Friday, October 9 between 12 and 5:30pm. Sit down and enjoy a book, then give a good night kiss to your stuffed animal.
PICK-UP: on Saturday, October 10 between 9am and 4pm. What did your stuffed animal do while you were sleeping? Photos of their adventure will be ready for you to take home when you pick them up.
Registration required

Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 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.
Explore. Shop. Eat.

Artists/Vendors: This show is juried. Application deadline is September 26, 2015. For complete information, entry application and fees, contact the library at or click here

Tom Stanton

Tuesday, October 13 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)

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Tom Stanton is a Michigan author who has written and contributed to several books about the Detroit Tigers and other baseball topics. Come hear Tom discuss Detroit Tigers history, as well as his writing and research process. His books will be for sale and he will be available for signing.

MOVIE: Cinderella (Live Action)

Thursday, October 15 @ 1pm

Celebrate Disney's CINDERELLA, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination... and magic! Despite being bullied by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly -- magic becomes reality!

The Language of Sports

Thursday, October 15 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)

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Sports have a language all their own. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, radio announcer for the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team and author of "The Baseball Thesaurus", will be discussing the history behind some of those unique words and phrases. His book will be for sale and he will be available for signing.

Ghost Hunters

Saturday, October 17 @ 1pm

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The Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan is a group that searches for and records paranormal activity in the local area. Their presentation will consist of pictures and voices they have captured in investigations and ghost hunts, just in time for Halloween!

An Excrutiatingly Evil Halloween Party

Saturday, October 17 @ 7pm

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Join us for Hayrides (weather permitting), Haunted Library, Caramel Apples, Candy, Games and Fun.
Pre-registration required.

Volunteer Michigan!

Thursday, October 22 @ 6:30pm

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October 24 is Make a Difference Day – come learn how you can get involved in your community and how to search for and post different volunteer opportunities on the statewide website, Volunteer Michigan, with this presentation by Jessi Adler, from the Michigan Community Service Commission.

College Savings Plans

Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30pm

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College can be expensive, but there are many college savings options to consider, depending on your financial needs and preferences. Join Barbara Clark and Michael Ford from Northwestern Mutual for this informational session to learn how you can turn college aspirations into reality. (Students welcome, with adult supervision if under 15.)

College Prep Panel

Thursday, October 29 @ 6:30pm

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Whether your child is interested in college, or you’re interested in going back to school, come learn all about the college admissions process, financial aid, academics, and student life. We’ll have a panel of representatives from public, private, and community colleges to answer all of your questions. (Student attendance is encouraged, with adult supervision if under 15.)

Food for Thought Book Fine Amnesty

November 2 to November 21

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)

Julie Lawson Timmer

Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30pm (ages 10+)

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Come hear local author Julie Lawson Timmer discuss her much-acclaimed debut novel, "Five Days Left", a story of two families dealing with love, loss and letting go. The author will be available for questions and book signing.

Lunch & Learn: Making Fabric Ornaments (FEE: $12)

Thursday, November 5 @ 12pm

Come create 2 beautiful fabric holiday ornaments. Some supplies required; a list will be provided upon registration.

Alzheimer's Awareness

Thursday, November 5 @ 6:30pm

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This introductory program will provide attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. A small donation to the Alzheimer’s Association is appreciated.

MOVIE: Monkey Kingdom

Saturday, November 7 @ 1pm

A mother monkey must save her family in this epic Disneynature film

Herbs 101

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:30pm

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Bonnie Mulliner presents information on wild herbs, medicinal herbs, drying herbs and decorative herbs. The program will introduce how to grow, dry, and use herbs, as well as the use of infused and essential oils in salves.


Saturday, November 14 @ 9pm to 2pm

All hardcovers and AV are $1 each
Softcovers are #$0.25 each
Fill a provided grocery bag for $4

The library will begin accepting donations Saturday, October 31

Items not accepted:
Reader's Digest condensed books
Text books
Anything musty, dirty or damaged
Receipts will be given if requested

MOVIE: 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Thursday, November 19 @ 1pm

Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!

USA Travel on a Budget!

Thursday, November 19 @ 6:30pm

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U.S. travel is exciting and diverse. Where to go? Where to stay? How to get there? Hostelling International USA Volunteer, Margaret Flannery, will share tips for making the most out of your journey.

Toys for Tots

Monday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 16

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

Ornament Making (Ages 4 and under)

Tuesday, December 1 @ 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 5 and up)

Wednesday, December 2 @ 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.

Lunch & Learn: Bearclaw Coffee Co.

Thursday, December 3 @ 12pm

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Learn about how this local business got its start and continues to expand -- free samples included.

MOVIE: Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

Saturday, December 5 @ 1pm

Based on the Broadway musical and Elf, the movie, Buddy the elf is on a quest to reunite with his human father, who lives in New York.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 9 @ 6:30pm

Wishes! Lists! Cookies! SANTA! Stories! Candy! Smiles!

MOVIE: The Longest Ride

Thursday, December 17 @ 1pm

Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama centers on a young couple who make a fateful connection that changes their lives forever.



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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