June 2013 Programs
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m.
Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m.
Starting June 18
Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Monday Morning Movies
June 10, 17 & 24 – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 1 – 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 7-12 are invited to join LEGO Club. Register for this event by calling 799-9160. Adult participation is encouraged.
Summer Reading Kickoff with Rick Kelley
Reading is contagious, and so is the energy that Rick Kelley will ignite as he kicks off our 2013 Summer Reading Program with “I DIG All Kinds of Music.” From Aria to Zydeco the entire family will have a finger popping, foot stomping time during this underground music experience.
Monday, June 10 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 – 1:30 p.m.
Family Game Day!
Tuesday, June 11 – 1:30 p.m.
Kick off summer break with “Family Game Day!“ From traditional board games to Wii sports, Claytor Library has something to connect the whole family. A small snack and refreshment will be served.
Mark Crilley – Tweens & Teens
In this fun and fast-paced program Mark shows kids how to draw a wide variety of simple cartoons. The emphasis is on showing kids how much can be done with just a few simple lines, leaving them with a strong sense of achievement and the understanding that truly anyone can create cartoons. Registration is required, call 799-9160.
Thursday, June 13 – 4:00 p.m.
Paint ‘N Plant
Saturday, June 15
“Dig Into Reading” and join us as we play in the dirt. Participants will paint a pot and plant a flower in it. If you’re worried about getting your hands dirty, you may want to bring your own garden gloves. Dirt, flowers, pots, and paints (along with a shovel or two) will be provided. Books about flowers and gardening will be readily available for checkout. Please register ahead of time so that we have adequate supplies. To register, just call 989-799-2771 or stop by Zauel Library.
Dig Into Stories with The Storytellers
Join The Storytellers in humorous, trickster tales and music from around the world. Enjoy a hands-on experience with music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries\continents, that include steel drums, didgeridoo, balafone, cuica, m’bira and berimbau.
Monday, June 17 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19 – 2:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Worms! Worm Race
Tuesday, June 18 – 4:00 p.m.
Get ready for some wiggly fun! Choose a worm from those provided and enter the tournament or watch and cheer on your friends. The winning worms from each round will advance until one will be crowned the fastest worm.
Community Literature Series
Thursday, June 20
“The World is Black and White” by Christopher Knight will be discussed. Knight is also known as Johnathan Rand, author of the Michigan Chillers/American Chillers series. Participants are asked to read one of the Chillers books as well as the featured book.
Acting Up Theatre Company
Thursday, June 20 – 3:00 p.m.
Acting Up Theatre Company presents their 14th annual Summer Reading Program Tour with their most adventurous story yet: “Readers of the Lost Book.” Join our Archeological hero “Michigana Jones” as he digs into reading by looking for the famed “Lost Book” of the Library. Equipped only with his famous fedora, whip and a ripped piece of a map, “Michy” encounters many traps, obstacles and “friends” along his journey.
Venture Start – Fundamentals of Starting a Business
Thursday, June 20
You have a passion … a hidden talent. Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting a business. You will be introduced to the key characteristics of successful business ownership, and what it takes to start and run a thriving business. Plus, you will be provided with available resources to help launch new ventures in Michigan. Get focused, motivated and ready to go! Who should attend this seminar? Entrepreneurs, business owners, innovators, and ‘closet’ business owners.
SNAP & Read Storytime (Special Needs And their Parents)
Saturday, June 22 – 10:00 a.m.
Special Needs And their Parents is a storytime designed for children ages 4 & up to experience the senses through music, movement, stories and play. Storytime encourages children to develop their listening skills in a fun way. This special program will allow you the opportunity to play and interact with your child while talking to child development professionals about resources that will assist you and your family.
Saturday, June 22 – 11:00 a.m.
Duplo Club is for young builders ages 3-6 years with a loving adult. Use your imagination to build anything you want using duplo blocks.
Magic Show with Nate the Great
Monday, June 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Dig Into Reading: Mini Archeological Dig
Tuesday, June 25 – 1:30 p.m.
Think you have what it takes to be an Archeologist? Claytor Library will be hiding bones, coins and matching many different artifacts in artificial sand, to give children a glimpse of what it’s like to be an Archeologist! Ages 7-13 are welcome to participate in the program and dig deeper with us!
In the Garden Storytime & Craft
Tuesday, June 25 – 4:00 p.m.
Laura Gerken, Francis Reh Academy School Librarian and Master Gardener, will sow stories and lead a small craft for the whole family to enjoy. Under 7 needs a helper.
Dig Into Singing: Moving & Laughing with Harpbeat
Wednesday, June 26 – 2:30 p.m.
Music, languages, stories, history, geography and more from around the world and from right here in the USA, for kids of all ages! Celebrate with our most popular interactive family musical concert: “Can You Dig It Baby.”
MAGIC, You Can Dig It! with Gordon Russ Magician
Thursday, June 27 – 3:00 p.m.
MAGIC, You Can Dig It! Join us for some fun, music, BIG props and lots of laughs! Young Readers Get Involved! Members of the audience are invited to make their own “PICK ME!” signs and bring them to the show!
Books in Bloom
Saturday, June 29
How do you make books bloom? Simple. Join our resident library gardener, Kelly, as she teaches you how to turn old book pages into brand new flowers. Kelly will teach a unique method of paper folding to create a flurry of flowers. To register, just call 989-799-2771 or stop by Zauel Library.
Claytor Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June 3 – August 29