Hamburg Library

Programming at the Library

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure available seating, supplies, and hand-out materials. Registration begins August 27.

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.

If registering a group of more than 2 people, you must provide names and phone numbers for each person.

Non-fee programs can be registered using the register link below the program date. Please click the month you wish to see.

Registration begins August 27
Pre-registration is required for Lapsit and Storyhour. No fees. All programs begin promptly on time. Watch Facebook for weather cancellations and library closed dates. When Pinckney Schools are closed, we will not be having storyhour.

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Lil' Wigglers Baby Time Program:
Ages newborn to 2 years old

Thursdays @ 10am - 10:45am
September 13 - December 13

A storytime designed for babies, newborn to 2 years old. Join us for 45 minutes of fun! Parent or caregiver and child will interact while participating in stories and songs in a format designed especially for babies. Free play will follow with age appropriate toys and socialization for babies and caregivers.

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Lapsit Program:
Ages 2-3 years

Mondays @ 10am - 10:45am
September 10 - December 10

Geared towards 2-3 year olds. Join us for 45 minute of parent and child interaction through stories, songs and fingerplays all from the comfort of the caregiver's lap.

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Storyhour:
Ages 3-5 years old

Mondays @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 10 - December 10
or
Thursdays @ 10am - 11am
September 13 - December 13

Geared towards 3-5 year olds. Children will enjoy 30 minutes of storytelling followed by a 30 minute theme-related craft, with parent/caregiver participation.

Great Decisions

Mondays, September 10, October 8, October 29 @ 1:30pm

Register Online

Continued from the spring session! Join us for discussion and video that will highlight topics of universal interest around the world. Purchase your optional workbook here

Lost Towns of Michigan

Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Many of eastern Michigan's old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories. Nature reclaimed the ruins of some, while progress paved over the rest. Discover the fascinating history of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track with author Alan Naldrett. Books available for sale and signing.

Jewelry Making (FEE: $8)

Thursday, September 13 @ 12pm

Registration required in person to pay fee.

Local artist Cinda Dawson will teach you some basics of jewelry making while you create a beautiful fall-themed necklace to take home.

How to start and grow your small business

Monday, September 17 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

During this interactive workshop, Spencer Field, a local entrepreneur and business consultant, will discuss how to start a business, help you brainstorm your goal and steps you can take to get there, as well as connect you to business resources available in Michigan.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, September 19 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

September 19: Ready, Player One (PG-13)
October 17: Love, Simon (PG-13)
November 14: Tomb Raider (2018)(PG-13)
December 12: Elf (PG)

MOVIE: Lady Bird (R)

Thursday, September 20 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Making Magic with Michigan Foods (FEE: $10)

Monday, September 24 @ 6:30pm

Registration required in person to pay fee.

The Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski, will prepare delicious recipes using locally-grown foods and classic Michigan-made products. Renee will also share how to make the most of your trip to the farmers market. Lots of samples, lots of laughs, and lots of fun - guaranteed!

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, September 26 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

More than 1,2,3: Math and Early Childhood

Tuesday, October 2 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Have fun while learning more about early childhood mathematical concepts and strategies to support children's development of foundational math skills.

Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, October 6 @ 9am - 4pm

Join us for the Library's 10th annual Hamburg Community Fine Art & Craft Fair. Come explore the work of over 40 local artists and crafters, including painting, photography, pottery, glasswork, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, and more! This event is free and open to the public. Support the library by purchasing some delicious treats and hot beverages from our Bake Sale.
Artist application can be found here

UFOs over Michigan

Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Michigan has had some of the biggest UFO cases on record, including the 1966 sightings over southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids, which each had hundreds of eye-witnesses. Find out more about these and other unusual and well-documented sightings from around the Great Lakes State, with William Konkolesky, Director of the Michigan Mutual UFO Network.

Travel Photography

Thursday, October 11 @ 12pm

Register Online

Learn how to us your camera to tell the story of your vacation and travels with local photographer Chris Trafford, including how to focus on the cultural and humanitarian elements of your trip. He will also discuss some ideas on presentation and display of your handiwork once you return home.

Self-Defense

Monday, October 15 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Learn basic information about self-defense, with Dave Pike of Personal Defense Connection, including what to look for in different situations, how you can be more prepared, and tips to protect yourself. Dave will also demonstrate some physical techniques you can use.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, October 17 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

October 17: Love, Simon (PG-13)
November 14: Tomb Raider (2018)(PG-13)
December 12: Elf (PG)

MOVIE: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (R)

Thursday, October 18 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Haunted Library and Halloween Party

Saturday, October 20 @ 7pm

Register Online

Join us for a trip through the Haunted Library (or several), hay rides, games, carmel apples, candy and fun! All ages welcome

Inquiring Minds want to know: Science for young children

Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Learn how science experiences promote child development and stimulate curiosity, and walk away with many hands-on activities you can implement with kids.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, October 24 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

Paperclip Bookmarks

Monday, October 29 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Come create two bookmarks out of giant paper clips and scrapbook paper. These cute bookmarks are perfect to give as gifts or keep for your own reading.

Taking Action

Thursday, November 1 @ 12pm

Register Online

Come learn how to take action in your own life with Certified Health and Life Coach, Pam Cusumano. From starting a project at home to getting healthy to finding your dream job, it can be a challenge to take action to achieve your goals, big or small. Learn tools to overcome the negative thoughts in your head and get started.

MOVIE: Loving Vincent (PG-13)

Thursday, November 8 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Brewed in Michigan

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Explore some of the many craft breweries throughout the state. Author William Rapai will take us back to the early days of Michigan craft beer and explain what craft beer is, why it took so long to catch on, why it's so popular today, and what makes Michigan craft beer better. Books available for sale and signing.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, November 14 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

November 14: Tomb Raider (2018)(PG-13)
December 12: Elf (PG)

Booksale

Saturday, November 17 @ 9am - 2pm

All hardcovers and AV are $1 each, softcovers are $0.25 each or $4 to fill a supplied grocery bag.
The Library will be accepting donations starting Monday, October 29 through Wednesday, November 14.

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

Bennett's Beavers Tour

Monday, November 19 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to learn about Bennett's Beavers, a local nonprofit organization that makes a big impact by creating wooden cutouts for hospitalized children to paint. We will tour their facility, learn about their history, and find out how you can get involved. Meet at Bennett's Beavers, located in the old fire station at 7252 Stone Street, Hamburg.

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Monday, November 26 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

It's time to trim the tree! We'll make two Christmas ornaments - festive bulbs made with old book pages, and adorable snowmen made out of wine corks.

Ornament Making (Ages 5 & under)

Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the library and the rest go home with you.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesday, November 28 @ 4-7pm

National Honor Society students from Pinckney High School will be on-hand to provide free, basic tech help. Bring in your phone, tablet, or laptop, or use one of the Library computers. Get help using apps, email, internet, Microsoft Office, and electronic library resources. No registration required for this free service.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 & up)

Wednesday, November 28 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the library and the rest go home with you.

Faygo History

Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join author Joe Grimm as he discusses his new book, The Faygo Book, the story of a pop, a people, and a place. These stories, facts, and photos will tickle the taste buds and memories of Michiganders and Faygo lovers everywhere. There will even be a "pop" quiz! Faygo samples will be provided and books will be available for sale and signing.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 5 @ 6:30pm

No Registration Required

Come listen to stories and sit on Santa's lap. There'll be cookies and candy canes and lots of fun.
Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm.

Holiday Centerpiece

Thursday, December 6 @ 12pm

Register Online

Come make a snow-frosted centerpiece that will transform your holiday table into a winter wonderland.

Electronic Library Resources

Monday, December 10 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Come learn about all the electronic services offered by the Library, including Axis 360, Hoopla and RB Digital. These apps allow you to download and enjoy e-books, audio books, movies, music, magazines and more - FREE with your library card. We will go through the basics of each app and show you how to get started. Bring your device so you can follow along.

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join the Hamburg Senior Center Pipe Choir for a 30-minute concert of holiday favorites, then stick around to learn about their instruments and try one out yourself. Cookies, coffee, and cocoa will be provided. All ages welcome.

Teen Nights

Wednesday, December 12 @ 5:30pm

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket, bring your pillow. Bring your drinks, snacks and friends. The movie will start at 5:30pm and you can either watch that or play board games.

December 12: Elf (PG)

MOVIE: Book Club (PG-13)

Thursday, December 20 @ 1pm

No Registration required.

Bring your lunch, popcorn, and drinks to enjoy the show.

Haunted Library and Halloween Party

Saturday, October 20 @ 7pm

Register Online

Join us for a trip through the Haunted Library (or several), hay rides, games, carmel apples, candy and fun! All ages welcome

Ornament Making (Ages 5 & under)

Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the library and the rest go home with you.

Ornament Making (Ages 6 & up)

Wednesday, November 28 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to make and decorate some Christmas ornaments. One stays at the library and the rest go home with you.

Santa Claus

Wednesday, December 5 @ 6:30pm

No Registration Required

Come listen to stories and sit on Santa's lap. There'll be cookies and candy canes and lots of fun.
Placeholder numbers will be passed out starting at 6:15pm.



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**EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT**

More than 1,2,3: Math and Early Childhood

Tuesday, October 2 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Have fun while learning more about early childhood mathematical concepts and strategies to support children's development of foundational math skills.

Inquiring Minds want to know: Science for young children

Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Learn how science experiences promote child development and stimulate curiosity, and walk away with many hands-on activities you can implement with kids.


**ENRICHMENT SERIES**

How to start and grow your small business

Monday, September 17 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

During this interactive workshop, Spencer Field, a local entrepreneur and business consultant, will discuss how to start a business, help you brainstorm your goal and steps you can take to get there, as well as connect you to business resources available in Michigan.

Self-Defense

Monday, October 15 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Learn basic information about self-defense, with Dave Pike of Personal Defense Connection, including what to look for in different situations, how you can be more prepared, and tips to protect yourself. Dave will also demonstrate some physical techniques you can use.

Bennett's Beavers Tour

Monday, November 19 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join us to learn about Bennett's Beavers, a local nonprofit organization that makes a big impact by creating wooden cutouts for hospitalized children to paint. We will tour their facility, learn about their history, and find out how you can get involved. Meet at Bennett's Beavers, located in the old fire station at 7252 Stone Street, Hamburg.

Electronic Library Resources

Monday, December 10 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Come learn about all the electronic services offered by the Library, including Axis 360, Hoopla and RB Digital. These apps allow you to download and enjoy e-books, audio books, movies, music, magazines and more - FREE with your library card. We will go through the basics of each app and show you how to get started. Bring your device so you can follow along.



**LOCAL HISTORY**

Lost Towns of Michigan

Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Many of eastern Michigan's old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories. Nature reclaimed the ruins of some, while progress paved over the rest. Discover the fascinating history of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track with author Alan Naldrett. Books available for sale and signing.

UFOs over Michigan

Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Michigan has had some of the biggest UFO cases on record, including the 1966 sightings over southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids, which each had hundreds of eye-witnesses. Find out more about these and other unusual and well-documented sightings from around the Great Lakes State, with William Konkolesky, Director of the Michigan Mutual UFO Network.

Brewed in Michigan

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Explore some of the many craft breweries throughout the state. Author William Rapai will take us back to the early days of Michigan craft beer and explain what craft beer is, why it took so long to catch on, why it's so popular today, and what makes Michigan craft beer better. Books available for sale and signing.

Faygo History

Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Join author Joe Grimm as he discusses his new book, The Faygo Book, the story of a pop, a people, and a place. These stories, facts, and photos will tickle the taste buds and memories of Michiganders and Faygo lovers everywhere. There will even be a "pop" quiz! Faygo samples will be provided and books will be available for sale and signing.


**LUNCH AND LEARN**

Jewelry Making (FEE: $8)

Thursday, September 13 @ 12pm

Local artist Cinda Dawson will teach you some basics of jewelry making while you create a beautiful fall-themed necklace to take home.

Travel Photography

Thursday, October 11 @ 12pm

Register Online

Learn how to us your camera to tell the story of your vacation and travels with local photographer Chris Trafford, including how to focus on the cultural and humanitarian elements of your trip. He will also discuss some ideas on presentation and display of your handiwork once you return home.

Taking Action

Thursday, November 1 @ 12pm

Register Online

Come learn how to take action in your own life with Certified Health and Life Coach, Pam Cusumano. From starting a project at home to getting healthy to finding your dream job, it can be a challenge to take action to achieve your goals, big or small. Learn tools to overcome the negative thoughts in your head and get started.

Holiday Centerpiece

Thursday, December 6 @ 12pm

Register Online

Come make a snow-frosted centerpiece that will transform your holiday table into a winter wonderland.
**MAKER MONDAYS**

Making Magic with Michigan Foods (FEE: $10)

Monday, September 24 @ 6:30pm

The Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski, will prepare delicious recipes using locally-grown foods and classic Michigan-made products. Renee will also share how to make the most of your trip to the farmers market. Lots of samples, lots of laughs, and lots of fun - guaranteed!

Paperclip Bookmarks

Monday, October 29 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

Come create two bookmarks out of giant paper clips and scrapbook paper. These cute bookmarks are perfect to give as gifts or keep for your own reading.

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Monday, November 26 @ 6:30pm

Register Online

It's time to trim the tree! We'll make two Christmas ornaments - festive bulbs made with old book pages, and adorable snowmen made out of wine corks.



Bookclub

Join your friends and neighbors for coffee and lively, informal, adult book discussions. There are no registration fees. Anyone may join the group at any time. We meet every first Wednesday of the month @ 1:00pm. Come to Hamburg Library to pick up a copy of the following titles before the dates below. The library provides information about the authors whose books we discuss.
    September 5
    My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (Fiction)

    October 3
    Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood (Fiction)

    October 17
    MOVIE :Away with the Fairies (55 mins.)

    November 7
    Beer Money by Frances Stroh (Non-Fiction)

    December 5
    Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (Fiction)

    January 9
    Pot Luck. Pick a recipe from a cookbook in the Library's collection and bring a dish to pass.

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