Hamburg Library

Programming at the Library

THERE WILL BE NO IN-LIBRARY PROGRAMMING FOR WINTER 2021

For the safety and well-being of both community and staff, we will be providing all winter programs virtually. There will be no programs taking place in the library. All adult programs will be presented via the downloadable app ZOOM. Program links will be sent by email to those who have registered.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for all programs to insure access to program and crafting supplies.
Registration begins Wednesday, January 20.
All programs begin promptly via ZOOM.
Age requirement is 15+ years.
You can register for free programs by calling 810-231-1771 or clicking the link for the specific program.
Non-fee programs can be registered using the register link below the program date. Please click the month you wish to see.

Programs with fees can be paid for online or in person (curbside with cash or check only). If paying online, you will automatically be registered for that program (unless the program is full, then you will receive an email and your money back).

CRAFTS:
For patrons who have signed up for adult craft programs, a craft kit will be provided via curbside pickup. A tutorial link will be included so you can learn and complete the craft at your own speed.
Craft program fees must be paid in person at time of registration or online. Craft fees are non-refundable unless the program is full when you register.

Pre-registration is required. (registration begins January 20 -- PHONE REGISTRATION ONLY)
Thursdays, February 4 through Thursday, May 6
Ages 2 to 5 only.


Kits can be picked up on Thursdays between 10am and 1pm at the front desk or through curbside.

This season, we are going to try something different with story hour. Instead of having in-person story hours, Miss Carol and Miss Christie will be putting together kits to take home once a week. These kits will include a themed book, a craft, and a suggestion sheet of extras. They will also be posting a video of them reading a book with the theme of the week.

We love to see all the little ones but we want to keep you and your kids as safe as possible. This way, we will have a chance to se your littles for a few minutes each week and they can interact with their favorite story hour teachers :)

ADULT CRAFT: Valentine Wreath with Loop Yarn ($5.00 fee)

WAITLIST ONLY: To be placed on the waitlist, please call the library at 810-231-1771
Week of February 1

Stylish 10” wreath with red loop yarn and home decor accessories perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Travelogues with Lynn: Bavaria, Germany and maybe a little Austria, too

Thursday, February 4 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join well-traveled adult program coordinator Lynn Pellerito Riehl as she takes you on a photographic and historical tour of some of her favorite places in Europe.

Story Time with Author Deb Diesen

Saturday, February 6 @ 10:30am
Register online

Story Time with Pout Pout Fish author Deb Diesen

Great Decisions

Mondays, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14 @ 2pm
Register online

Great Decisions is a program by the Foreign Policy Assoc. for groups to discuss topics regarding world affairs. Become engaged and join our ongoing Great Decisions group for 2021.

KIDS CRAFT: Valentine Craft (Ages 5 and under)

Week of February 8
Register online

Miss Carol and Miss Christie will be putting together the perfect Valentine’s Day craft bag for the 5 and under crowd.

KIDS CRAFT: No-Sew Sock Snowman (Ages 6+)

Week of February 8
Register online

Because who doesn’t love a snowman in a scarf and hat! Pick up a craft kit and make your very own No-Sew Sock Snowman. You’ll be provided with everything but the glue to make this adorable stuffed toy that won’t melt when summer comes.

Cartoonist Dave Coverly

Monday, February 8 @ 6:30pm
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In Conversation with Ann Arbor Syndicated Cartoonist Dave Coverly

DIA: The Essentials

Wednesday, February 10 @ 6:30pm
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Explore select DIA artworks to gain an appreciation of the diversity, quality, and world-class status of the Museum’s collection.

Cool Cars: Unique Automobiles of the Detroit Historical Museum

Monday, February 15 @ 6:30pm
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The Detroit Historical Museum is the caretaker of 60 automobiles: most rare and one-of-a-kind, several of which were owned by auto barons and came with original engineering drawings.

Author Owen Laukkannen

Wednesday, February 17 @ 6:30pm
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In Conversation with Thriller Author and Patron Favorite, Owen Laukkannen

Birding with Greg Bodker

Thursday, February 18 @ 6:30pm
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Greg has been both a birder and accomplished photographer since 2005. Learn more about birds as he demonstrates the joys of birding in your own backyard.

Yo-Yo Tricks Workshop

Saturday, February 20 @ 11am or 12pm
Registration begins through Cromaine Library website February 6

Livingston County Libraries present a hands-on yo-yo workshop offered by instructors from yoyotricks.com. Watch them show off their moves, then learn some cook tricks yourself! Registered kids may pick up their free yo-yo between February 13-19.

Author Nick Petrie

Monday, February 22 @ 6:30pm
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In Conversation with Thriller Author and Patron Favorite, Nick Petrie

Family Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, Febrary 23 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join in a scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own home! You’ll compete against other families via ZOOM. We’ll call out an item ... you’ll have to go find it, bring it back, and be quick about it. You’ll only have a minute. Let’s see whose house has the most organized chaos! It’s an all-ages event and registration will be limited (we need to keep it small so we can see you all). You will be sent the ZOOM link before we begin.

Authors Deby Henneman and Darci Hannah

Thursday, February 25 @ 6:30pm
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In Conversation with Local Authors Deby Henneman and Darci Hannah

Author Greer Macallister

Wednesday, March 3 @ 6:30pm
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Join us for a discussion with bestselling historical fiction author Greer Macallister about Girl in Disguise.

Travelogues with Lynn: Italy Part 1

Thursday, March 4 @ 6:30pm
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Join well-traveled adult program coordinator Lynn Pellerito Riehl as she takes you on a photographic and historical tour of some of her favorite places in Europe.

Michigan Copper Country Trials and Tribulations

Tuesday, March 9 @ 6:30pm
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Learn about the 1913 labor strike that led to a tragedy that forever changed the Copper Country.

Cocktails Class with Tammy Coxen (age limit 21)

Wednesday, March 10 @ 6:30pm
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Do you love craft cocktails? Do you like to mix drinks at home, but want to take your mixology to the next level? This class is for you! You will receive a list of what you will need for the night of class.

Peep Diorma ONLINE! (Ages 17 and under)

Photo Submission: March 14 - 28
Online Voting: March 29 - April 4

Submit your comleted diorama photo to: hamburglibrary@gmail.com

1. Think of a scene from a book. Make your diorama using a shoebox and keep it clean
2. Submit to hamburglibrary@gmail.com
3. Patrons will vote via Facebook on dioramas
4. The top 3 voted dioramas will receive prizes
5. The one rule is that all characters in the diorama MUST be played by Peeps
6. Looking for inspiration? Google ‘Peep Diorama’

Gilmore Car Museum presents Women Who Motor

Monday, March 15 @ 6:30pm
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Join us for a discussion about how women have been interested in motoring for decades – as consumers, inventors, engineers, designers and racers.

Rolls Royce Cars - Up Close

Thursday, March 18 @ 6:30pm
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Join us for a discussion with authors Harvey Briggs and Simon Van Booy about how RR cars are made: initial design, client customization and assembly procedures.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 23 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join in a scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own home! You’ll compete against other families via ZOOM. We’ll call out an item ... you’ll have to go find it, bring it back, and be quick about it. You’ll only have a minute. Let’s see whose house has the most organized chaos! It’s an all-ages event and registration will be limited (we need to keep it small so we can see you all). You will be sent the ZOOM link before we begin.

Capital Women

Thursday, March 25 @ 6:30pm
Register online

With Capital Historian and Curator Valerie Marvin, learn about the trailblazing women of Michigan and the rules, written and unwritten, that both limited and inspired their successes.

ADULT CRAFT: Decoupage Terracotta Pots ($5.00 fee)

Week of March 29

Find your creative side while you decoupage terracotta pots with beautiful napkins for either ornamental use or in your garden.

Female Secret Agents of the OSS & SOE

Tuesday, March 30 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Alison Beatty of the Yankee Air Museum returns to discuss the women of the Office of Strategic Services and the Special Operations Executive during WWII.

Travelogues with Lynn: Italy Part 2

Thursday, April 1 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join well-traveled adult program coordinator Lynn Pellerito Riehl as she takes you on a photographic and historical tour of some of her favorite places in Europe.

KIDS CRAFT: No-Sew Sockworm (Ages 6+)

Week of April 5
Register online

Pick up a craft kit and make your very own No-Sew Sockworm! You’ll be provided with everything but the glue to make this adorable stuffed animal.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Wednesday, April 7 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson discusses Michigan’s mysteries and shipwrecks.

ADULT CRAFT: Road Map Birdhouse ($5.00 fee)

Week of April 12

Decoupage old maps of Michigan and Ontario onto wooden birdhouses for decor.

Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians

Wednesday, April 14 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Local naturalist Andrew Nowicki joins us again to discuss reptiles and amphibians you may run across on your adventures throughout Michigan.

ADULT CRAFT: Terracotta Potted Wreath ($5.00 fee)

Week of April 26

Bright, spring wreath with mini terracotta pots and flowers.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join in a scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own home! You’ll compete against other families via ZOOM. We’ll call out an item ... you’ll have to go find it, bring it back, and be quick about it. You’ll only have a minute. Let’s see whose house has the most organized chaos! It’s an all-ages event and registration will be limited (we need to keep it small so we can see you all). You will be sent the ZOOM link before we begin.

Reaching for the Stars: The Art and Architecture of the Michigan Capital Building

Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Be inspired by the state capital’s art and architecture and learn more about its origins, creators, and preservation with Capital Historian and Curator Valerie Marvin.

May

KIDS CRAFT: Mother's Day (ages 12 and under)

Wednesday, May 5 between 6-8pm
Register online

For Mother’s Day this year, you’ll be painting mini-flower pots! Come to the library on May 5 between 6-8pm to pick up your craft and pick out your paint colors. You’ll be walking up to the tables, picking your colors, then taking them and your craft home to make a completely awesome flower pot for your special person.

Travelogues with Lynn: Prague and the Czech Republic

Thursday, May 6 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join well-traveled adult program coordinator Lynn Pellerito Riehl as she takes you on a photographic and historical tour of some of her favorite places in Europe.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, May 25 @ 6:30pm
Register online

Join in a scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own home! You’ll compete against other families via ZOOM. We’ll call out an item ... you’ll have to go find it, bring it back, and be quick about it. You’ll only have a minute. Let’s see whose house has the most organized chaos! It’s an all-ages event and registration will be limited (we need to keep it small so we can see you all). You will be sent the ZOOM link before we begin.

To participate in either book club, please complete a one-time registration so the library has your email address. When the time comes, you will receive a link to join the discussion.

Jackie's 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 via ZOOM. 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.

We currently have 16 kits for your book club to check out and the collection is growing. Each kit contains: a short author biography, discussion questions, and 6-10 books. Stop by the front desk for the current list of all kits.
    February 3
    Radium Girls (Non-Fiction)
    by Kate Moore
    Register online

    March 3
    Sourdough (Fiction)
    by Robin Sloan
    Register online

    April 7
    Our Souls at night (Fiction)
    by Kent Haruf
    Register online

    May 5
    After Anna (Fiction)
    by Lisa Scottoline
    Register online

    A Book, A Movie, A Discussion Club

    A Book, a Movie, a Discussion Club is all about classic films and best-selling novels of their time. 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 will meet @ 6:30pm via ZOOM. Come to Hamburg Library to pick up a copy of the following titles and their corresponding movies before the dates below.

    February 24
    Now Voyager (Fiction) / Now Voyager (1942)
    by Olive Higgins Prouty
    Register online

    March 24
    Leave her to Heaven (Fiction) / Leave her to Heaven (1945)
    by Ben Ames Williams
    Register online

    April 21
    Stella Dallas (Fiction) / Stella Dallas (1937)
    by Olive Higging Prouty
    Register online

    May 12
    Laura (Fiction) / Laura (1944)
    by Vera Caspary
    Register online

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