Wednesday February 1, 2023
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'The Classics' Tiny Art Show [Registration Req.]

For Artists 10+: Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our 2nd annual “Tiny Art Show”! This year’s Tiny Art Show theme: “The Classics”.

Participants will create art that in some way depicts a scene from “classic” book. It can be a children’s book like Alice in Wonderland or Adult book like Lord of the Rings. The idea is to make something that is instantly recognizable (thus, a classic). Pick up your Tiny Art Kit at the library (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1—First come first served, while supplies last. Bring in your finished art by Feb. 27 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! See included instruction sheet for complete details. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2023.

Please note: This program does not require registration ONLINE as kits are first come first served at the library (while supplies last) starting the morning of Feb 1st. Upon picking up your kit, you will need to fill out a registration form at the desk so we can have your information to remind you about due dates. Please only pick up a Tiny Art Show kit if you fully intend to participate in March's Tiny Art Show. Ages 10+.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

For Artists 10+: Artists and book lovers—Create and compete in our 2nd annual “Tiny Art Show”! This year’s Tiny Art Show theme: “The Classics”.

Participants will create art that in some way depicts a scene from “classic” book. It can be a children’s book like Alice in Wonderland or Adult book like Lord of the Rings. The idea is to make something that is instantly recognizable (thus, a classic). Pick up your Tiny Art Kit at the library (4”x4” canvas, 6 paint pots, and two brushes) starting Feb 1—First come first served, while supplies last. Bring in your finished art by Feb. 27 for display and People’s Choice voting in March! See included instruction sheet for complete details. Participants take home their paintings after April1- by April 7, 2023.

Please note: This program does not require registration ONLINE as kits are first come first served at the library (while supplies last) starting the morning of Feb 1st. Upon picking up your kit, you will need to fill out a registration form at the desk so we can have your information to remind you about due dates. Please only pick up a Tiny Art Show kit if you fully intend to participate in March's Tiny Art Show. Ages 10+.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday February 2, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library of Michigan -- VIRTUAL Programs [Reg. Req.]

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

African American Digital Resources

Thursday, February 2, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Discover the digital resources available from the Library of Michigan for African American history in Michigan and the United States. Whether you’re researching your own family history or just wanting to engage with Black History Month, learn about the great tools that help uncover the stories of African Americans.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

African American Digital Resources

Thursday, February 2, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Discover the digital resources available from the Library of Michigan for African American history in Michigan and the United States. Whether you’re researching your own family history or just wanting to engage with Black History Month, learn about the great tools that help uncover the stories of African Americans.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Saturday February 4, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT: Cady Ness-Smith  517-281-9139  sascns@gmail.com

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT:
  Cady Ness-Smith
  517.281.9139
   sascns@gmail.com

Sunday February 5, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 

Grand Ledge Area Writers...a small group of writiers that meet to read and critique each other's writing.

CONTACT: Margaret Krusinga  2692239986  Kruser50@icloud.com

Grand Ledge Area Writers...a small group of writiers that meet to read and critique each other's writing.

CONTACT:
  Margaret Krusinga
  2692239986
   Kruser50@icloud.com

Monday February 6, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
BUSY

Group of 5 ladies who make quilts together

CONTACT:
  Jan McCubbin
  5173880056
   Quiltawaychalet@gmail.com

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Intro to Fly Tying Workshop [Registration Req.]

Too chilly to fish? Learn to tie flies for next summer with the Red Cedar Fly Fishers!

Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops. Class will go over the tools, materials, and techniques to tie 2 to 3 different fishing flies per workshop, for Trout, Bluegills, or Bass. All materials and instruction provided by members of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers. Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops

Registration required for EACH workshop. Best for ages 12 to Adult.

Register

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Too chilly to fish? Learn to tie flies for next summer with the Red Cedar Fly Fishers!

Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops. Class will go over the tools, materials, and techniques to tie 2 to 3 different fishing flies per workshop, for Trout, Bluegills, or Bass. All materials and instruction provided by members of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers. Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops

Registration required for EACH workshop. Best for ages 12 to Adult.

Register

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Wednesday February 8, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
“Whoooo’s there?” It’s an Owl (Full) Moon [Registration Req.]

Learn about the winter wonder of our Michigan owls from Eaton County Parks Naturalist Jackie Blanc. How do owls hunt? How do they survive in the winter? Can you locate owls in the Grand Ledge area? We’ll make an owl craft and have special winter bird stories to read too! Registration required to ensure adequate supplies.

Register

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 10 spaces available.

Learn about the winter wonder of our Michigan owls from Eaton County Parks Naturalist Jackie Blanc. How do owls hunt? How do they survive in the winter? Can you locate owls in the Grand Ledge area? We’ll make an owl craft and have special winter bird stories to read too! Registration required to ensure adequate supplies.

Register

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Battle of the Books: Virtual Author Visit [Registration Req. @dtdl.org/battle]

Amanda Foody, bestselling author of the Wilderlore series and the 2023 Battle of the Books title, The Accidental Apprentice, will be joining us via Zoom for a book chat and Q&A! Hear the story behind the book, learn what it’s like to be an author, and ask questions. Registered Battle participants will be sent the Zoom information to join. Anyone else wanting to attend is welcome and may register at dtdl.org/events. 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Amanda Foody, bestselling author of the Wilderlore series and the 2023 Battle of the Books title, The Accidental Apprentice, will be joining us via Zoom for a book chat and Q&A! Hear the story behind the book, learn what it’s like to be an author, and ask questions. Registered Battle participants will be sent the Zoom information to join. Anyone else wanting to attend is welcome and may register at dtdl.org/events. 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Friday February 10, 2023

Make a Valentine Gnome!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make a Valentine Gnome!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Circulate the Love: Give Blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive

"Circulate the Love"-- Please give Blood with the American Red Cross.

The work of the American Red Cross never stops. The American Red Cross needs our donations to continue to provide life-saving services, especially during a medical emergency.

Please join us for a Blood Drive at Grand Ledge Area District Library on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit our Red Cross Donation page (sponsor code GLADL) for more information or to schedule an appointment!

Give in February for a $10 Gift Card by email from Amazon plus chance to win a FL trip: rcblood.org/heart . Thanks to our partners at Amazon, we’re sharing some warmth with our donors this winter! To motivate donors to give in February, we’re offering all who come to give a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card** by email.* PLUS, they’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Florida, including round-trip airfare, a three-night stay at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and $100 voucher for the resort’s Ocean Hai restaurant, plus a $750 gift card for expenses.

Donors please note:

  • At this time appointments are strongly recommended. Each blood drive will be evaluated in a case by case basis to see if we can accept walk- in’s based on the number of appointments, equipment and staff available.
  • Do Rapid Pass www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass  - this saves time!
  • Physically prepare to donate – eat breakfast and lunch if appropriate, start drinking lots of fluids in advance of donating
  • Bring your legal ID or donor card

For more information, please visit the American Red Cross Website

Download the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App StoreSM or the Google PlayTM store today!  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room

"Circulate the Love"-- Please give Blood with the American Red Cross.

The work of the American Red Cross never stops. The American Red Cross needs our donations to continue to provide life-saving services, especially during a medical emergency.

Please join us for a Blood Drive at Grand Ledge Area District Library on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit our Red Cross Donation page (sponsor code GLADL) for more information or to schedule an appointment!

Give in February for a $10 Gift Card by email from Amazon plus chance to win a FL trip: rcblood.org/heart . Thanks to our partners at Amazon, we’re sharing some warmth with our donors this winter! To motivate donors to give in February, we’re offering all who come to give a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card** by email.* PLUS, they’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Florida, including round-trip airfare, a three-night stay at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and $100 voucher for the resort’s Ocean Hai restaurant, plus a $750 gift card for expenses.

Donors please note:

  • At this time appointments are strongly recommended. Each blood drive will be evaluated in a case by case basis to see if we can accept walk- in’s based on the number of appointments, equipment and staff available.
  • Do Rapid Pass www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass  - this saves time!
  • Physically prepare to donate – eat breakfast and lunch if appropriate, start drinking lots of fluids in advance of donating
  • Bring your legal ID or donor card

For more information, please visit the American Red Cross Website

Download the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App StoreSM or the Google PlayTM store today!  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

Sunday February 12, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

Monday February 13, 2023
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VITA Scan n' Go Tax Assistance

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT: Scott Green  517-627-7014  itservices@gladl.org

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT:
  Scott Green
  517.627.7014
   itservices@gladl.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Intro to Fly Tying Workshop [Registration Req.]

Too chilly to fish? Learn to tie flies for next summer with the Red Cedar Fly Fishers!

Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops. Class will go over the tools, materials, and techniques to tie 2 to 3 different fishing flies per workshop, for Trout, Bluegills, or Bass. All materials and instruction provided by members of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers.

Registration required for EACH workshop. Best for ages 12 to Adult.

Register

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Too chilly to fish? Learn to tie flies for next summer with the Red Cedar Fly Fishers!

Feel free to attend one or both of these workshops. Class will go over the tools, materials, and techniques to tie 2 to 3 different fishing flies per workshop, for Trout, Bluegills, or Bass. All materials and instruction provided by members of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers.

Registration required for EACH workshop. Best for ages 12 to Adult.

Register

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Tuesday February 14, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minecraft Mania

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Come out and join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition. We’ll have our Minecraft server set up and the laptops ready to go -- while we follow safe social distancing procedures. Masks required. No experience needed -- all levels of players/builders welcome. Create your own story in the world of Minecraft!

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Wednesday February 15, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
GLADL Battle Team Spirit/Book Night [Registration Req.]

Hey Battle Teams! Let’s eat a pizza dinner at the Grand Ledge Area District Library, talk Battle books, create your team gear and more! We’ll have food, craft materials to help you build team spirit – make Team posters, buttons, and more! Teams may bring their own t-shirts, etc.--we’ll provide fabric paints and markers. Prepare for battle and get a better understanding of the books with book-themed activities, plus battle tips and tricks.  Dive deeper into the themes, plots, and characters and prepare for battle by improving your knowledge of the books-- and have some fun!

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Hey Battle Teams! Let’s eat a pizza dinner at the Grand Ledge Area District Library, talk Battle books, create your team gear and more! We’ll have food, craft materials to help you build team spirit – make Team posters, buttons, and more! Teams may bring their own t-shirts, etc.--we’ll provide fabric paints and markers. Prepare for battle and get a better understanding of the books with book-themed activities, plus battle tips and tricks.  Dive deeper into the themes, plots, and characters and prepare for battle by improving your knowledge of the books-- and have some fun!

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Thursday February 16, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edward Jones Information Seminar

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT: Liz Crosby  517-731-6420  elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT:
  Liz Crosby
  517.731.6420
   elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Acrylic Painting Workshop

Adult participants 18+ learn to paint with acrylics! Canvases, paint, and brushes will be supplied. Adult participants are encouraged to bring aprons and/or clothing that can be soiled. Paintings will be able to be taken home at the end of the evening, or may be left at the library to dry (to be picked up by 4:30p on 2/17/2023). Registration is required to ensure adequate supplies, one painting per registered participant.

Register

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  517-627-7014  marketing@gladl.org
LOCATION: 1931 Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Adult participants 18+ learn to paint with acrylics! Canvases, paint, and brushes will be supplied. Adult participants are encouraged to bring aprons and/or clothing that can be soiled. Paintings will be able to be taken home at the end of the evening, or may be left at the library to dry (to be picked up by 4:30p on 2/17/2023). Registration is required to ensure adequate supplies, one painting per registered participant.

Register

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  517.627.7014
   marketing@gladl.org

LOCATION: 1931 Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Friday February 17, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT: Stefanie Black  5176277014  marketing@gladl.org

Lights, camera, action! Stay warm & cozy up with movies, binge boxes, and TV series this winter! Pick up your Watch Card at the library (plus a bag of popcorn to enjoy with your movies), then check out some of our DVDs/BluRays to enjoy during chilly nights. When you turn in your completed Watch Card, earn a trip to the prize bin for “instant” prizes.

One card per person, per visit please. All cards must be submitted by Feb 17, 2023. All submitted cards are then entered into the Grand Prize drawings (3 Popcorn Snack Buckets)! All prizes must be claimed by March 1, 2023.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Black
  5176277014
   marketing@gladl.org

Sunday February 19, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Monday February 20, 2023
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
BUSY

Home school class, science 

CONTACT:
  Tina Dewey
  517.3489113
   tinalynnstage@yahoo.com

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club - CatStronauts Race to Mars

Are you a Dog Man lover? A Bad Guys fanatic? Crazy about CatStronauts? Well, graphic novel lovers, come hang out with friends, chat about the book, have a snack, and do a book related activity or craft. You can help choose the next meeting’s book or genre. Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Circulation Desk once copies are available. Intended for 3rd to 6th graders.

This Month's Book: Race to Mars by Drew Brockington (CatStronauts #2)

Available at circulation desk yet: Available for checkout!

CONTACT: Carol Robinson  517-627-7014  collections@gladl.org

Are you a Dog Man lover? A Bad Guys fanatic? Crazy about CatStronauts? Well, graphic novel lovers, come hang out with friends, chat about the book, have a snack, and do a book related activity or craft. You can help choose the next meeting’s book or genre. Pick up a copy of this month’s book at the Circulation Desk once copies are available. Intended for 3rd to 6th graders.

This Month's Book: Race to Mars by Drew Brockington (CatStronauts #2)

Available at circulation desk yet: Available for checkout!

CONTACT:
  Carol Robinson
  517.627.7014
   collections@gladl.org

Tuesday February 21, 2023
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Next Step Ukulele Workshop Series [Registration Req.]

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 16 spaces available.

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday February 23, 2023
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Battle of the Books: Preliminary Battle for all Teams!

Preliminary Battles are hosted at Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, MI 

All 2023 Battle of the Books teams will compete in these written battles to see who knows the most about the five battle books.  Teams will be assigned a specific battle time between 5:30-8 p.m.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Preliminary Battles are hosted at Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, MI 

All 2023 Battle of the Books teams will compete in these written battles to see who knows the most about the five battle books.  Teams will be assigned a specific battle time between 5:30-8 p.m.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Six Voices in Winter: Poets Speak

Come enjoy coffee, conversation and audience participation for a night of poetry, fun and ideas. This reading presents different perspectives on a general topic and provide the audience with different ways people regard some concepts.   Topics are briefly explained below, along with  ways each poet might address them.  The six poets will rotate reading one poem on each subject in a quick-paced, expressive poetry reading.

  • Nature:  the physical nature of the world whether creeping through an urban landscape or blossoming full country, whether your backyard or a natural event, whether animal, mineral, or plant.
  • Place—the idea of place can be a real or imaginary place, a place of comfort or distress, an ode to a town, venue, memory of place—a farm, a home, a city, a part of a city, a church, a protest at a capital, place you visited, a lost home, etc.
  • Event—anything from an election, the fair, a poetry reading experience, a marriage, a church event, a street fair, a game, an everyday event, anything that happened public or private.
  • Relationships—how we manage the difficulties of interacting with family, friends, lovers, children, strangers, co-workers, store clerks, dating, etc.
  • Self—how we become who we are, our relationship with ourselves, our insights into who we are and what made us.

Register

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 25 spaces available.

Come enjoy coffee, conversation and audience participation for a night of poetry, fun and ideas. This reading presents different perspectives on a general topic and provide the audience with different ways people regard some concepts.   Topics are briefly explained below, along with  ways each poet might address them.  The six poets will rotate reading one poem on each subject in a quick-paced, expressive poetry reading.

  • Nature:  the physical nature of the world whether creeping through an urban landscape or blossoming full country, whether your backyard or a natural event, whether animal, mineral, or plant.
  • Place—the idea of place can be a real or imaginary place, a place of comfort or distress, an ode to a town, venue, memory of place—a farm, a home, a city, a part of a city, a church, a protest at a capital, place you visited, a lost home, etc.
  • Event—anything from an election, the fair, a poetry reading experience, a marriage, a church event, a street fair, a game, an everyday event, anything that happened public or private.
  • Relationships—how we manage the difficulties of interacting with family, friends, lovers, children, strangers, co-workers, store clerks, dating, etc.
  • Self—how we become who we are, our relationship with ourselves, our insights into who we are and what made us.

Register

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 25 spaces available.

Friday February 24, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BUSY

Home school class, sewing class

CONTACT:
  Tina Dewey
  517.3489113
   tinalynnstage@yahoo.com

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4th Friday Used Book Sale

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Saturday February 25, 2023
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grand Ledge Area Preschool Fair! [Registration Req.]

Do you have toddler or preschool aged children? Are you looking for a great place for your child to learn and play? 

You won't want to miss our Preschool Fair, a unique opportunity to meet with and talk to staff from local preschools and other early learning and play opportunities. Information about the schools and their programs will be available, as will school representatives to answer questions. 

The whole family is welcome — we’ll have books, toys and coloring sheets for children to engage with while their grownups gather information.  Enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers, and get your child their library card too!

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Do you have toddler or preschool aged children? Are you looking for a great place for your child to learn and play? 

You won't want to miss our Preschool Fair, a unique opportunity to meet with and talk to staff from local preschools and other early learning and play opportunities. Information about the schools and their programs will be available, as will school representatives to answer questions. 

The whole family is welcome — we’ll have books, toys and coloring sheets for children to engage with while their grownups gather information.  Enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers, and get your child their library card too!

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 


Monday February 27, 2023
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VITA Scan n' Go Tax Assistance

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT: Scott Green  517-627-7014  itservices@gladl.org

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT:
  Scott Green
  517.627.7014
   itservices@gladl.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Make Your Own Kaleidoscope [Registration Req.]

Using cardboard tubes, have fun and be creative while making your own Kaleidoscope with beads, sequins and other art supplies.

Register 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 3 spaces available.

Using cardboard tubes, have fun and be creative while making your own Kaleidoscope with beads, sequins and other art supplies.

Register 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 3 spaces available.

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Preschool Storytime for 3-6 year olds with their young siblings, parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and literacy enhancing activities include: read stories and talk about them, sing, learn rhymes and finger plays as we build fine and gross motor skills, learn the conventions and structure of language and have fun too! Special guests may include musicians, artists and community guest readers. 

We will be following all current safety guidelines for masks & social distancing.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Wednesday March 1, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday March 2, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library of Michigan -- VIRTUAL Programs [Reg. Req.]

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Annual Reports: Supplemental Documents for Family History Research

Thursday, March 2, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Governments, businesses and a variety of other organizations produce annual reports that describe the activities of the entities throughout the preceding year. These reports provide vital information for genealogical researchers when investigating the greater context of the lives of their ancestors. Learn more about these useful documents and see examples from the collections of the Library of Michigan.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Annual Reports: Supplemental Documents for Family History Research

Thursday, March 2, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Governments, businesses and a variety of other organizations produce annual reports that describe the activities of the entities throughout the preceding year. These reports provide vital information for genealogical researchers when investigating the greater context of the lives of their ancestors. Learn more about these useful documents and see examples from the collections of the Library of Michigan.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Friday March 3, 2023

Make a Truffula Tree!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make a Truffula Tree!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Saturday March 4, 2023
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Battle of the Books: SemiFinals and Final Battles

It's Time to Battle!

Hosted at Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, MI.  Semi Final and Final Battles: All teams will be assigned a semifinal battle time following the preliminary round to see which team knows the most about the five battle books. The top teams from the semifinals will earn spots in the final battle, to compete, with prizes including win Barnes & Noble gift cards, awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. 

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

It's Time to Battle!

Hosted at Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, MI.  Semi Final and Final Battles: All teams will be assigned a semifinal battle time following the preliminary round to see which team knows the most about the five battle books. The top teams from the semifinals will earn spots in the final battle, to compete, with prizes including win Barnes & Noble gift cards, awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. 

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT: Cady Ness-Smith  517-281-9139  sascns@gmail.com

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT:
  Cady Ness-Smith
  517.281.9139
   sascns@gmail.com

Sunday March 5, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Monday March 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
BUSY

5 quilters get together

CONTACT:
  Jan McCubbin
  5173880056
   Quiltawaychalet@gmail.com

Tuesday March 7, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Wednesday March 8, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Monday March 13, 2023
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VITA Scan n' Go Tax Assistance

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT: Scott Green  517-627-7014  itservices@gladl.org

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT:
  Scott Green
  517.627.7014
   itservices@gladl.org

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Wednesday March 15, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday March 16, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edward Jones Information Seminar

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT: Liz Crosby  517-731-6420  elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT:
  Liz Crosby
  517.731.6420
   elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

Friday March 17, 2023

Make a Sock Bunny!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make a Sock Bunny!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Sunday March 19, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Tuesday March 21, 2023
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stress Busters! presented by Families First at Community Mental Health

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Introducing Stress Busters!
Everyone has big feelings at times. Children and adolescents who learn to manage those feelings at an earlier age have a big advantage in life. It’s an important skill for growing minds!

January 24 through March 22,  Families Forward at Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering fun and engaging skills-based groups, meeting right at the Grand Ledge Area District Library. These groups will help youth of all ages learn practical skills to help them manage life stress, improve their social skills, and have fun doing it!

Ages 3-6 & caregivers: Tues.,  3pm 
This group focuses on easy activities children can do to help feel better when they are facing big feelings. Learn about mindfully paying attention to movement and breathing, using artwork to express feelings, and how laughter helps us feel better.

Ages 11-14: Tues., 4pm 
Learn about the impact of stress on the body, identify common sources of stress, and learn to use a variety of methods to manage stress levels. Practice valuable social skills such as respecting personal space, using good listening, learning to effectively communicate, interpreting body language and more.  

The Stress Busters groups meet every Tuesday, Jan. 24- March 22 in the 1931 Community Room at the library (unless otherwise noted). New participants are always welcome – come join us! No registration necessary

For more information, contact Jody Nelson at 517-346-8094.  

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Next Step Ukulele Workshop Series [Registration Req.]

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 16 spaces available.

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday March 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday March 23, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PHP Medicare 101

Medicare 101 educational event. Will provide snacks (cookies or bagels or soemthing small). Seminar last about an hour, 30 minutes after for questions. Sponsored by PHP medicare but given government restrictions we cannot promot our plan during the event. Strictly educational 

CONTACT: Jackson Fedewa  734-353-9931  jackson.fedewa@phpmm.org

Medicare 101 educational event. Will provide snacks (cookies or bagels or soemthing small). Seminar last about an hour, 30 minutes after for questions. Sponsored by PHP medicare but given government restrictions we cannot promot our plan during the event. Strictly educational 

CONTACT:
  Jackson Fedewa
  734.353.9931
   jackson.fedewa@phpmm.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
RESCHEDULED: Cluttered Lives: Understanding & Treating Hoarding Disorder [Registration Req]

Do you know someone with hoarding disorder? According to the American Psychiatric Association, "those with hoarding disorder have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save the items. Attempts to part with possessions create considerable distress and lead to decisions to save them. The resulting clutter disrupts the ability to use living spaces".

 Hoarding disorder finally became officially recognized as a form of mental illness in 2013. It is an insidious problem that takes many different forms and becomes more difficult to treat the longer it goes unchecked. Most hoarders suffer from distorted thinking about the chaos around them—they see some semblance of order—and the relative valueless and useless nature of their stuff—they see indispensable treasures.

What can you do? How can you help? This  90-minute interactive presentation  explores the Hoarding disorder by noted therapist Terrance Shulmann of The Shulman Center. Q & A to follow presentation. Registration required.

Register

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 12 spaces available.

Do you know someone with hoarding disorder? According to the American Psychiatric Association, "those with hoarding disorder have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save the items. Attempts to part with possessions create considerable distress and lead to decisions to save them. The resulting clutter disrupts the ability to use living spaces".

 Hoarding disorder finally became officially recognized as a form of mental illness in 2013. It is an insidious problem that takes many different forms and becomes more difficult to treat the longer it goes unchecked. Most hoarders suffer from distorted thinking about the chaos around them—they see some semblance of order—and the relative valueless and useless nature of their stuff—they see indispensable treasures.

What can you do? How can you help? This  90-minute interactive presentation  explores the Hoarding disorder by noted therapist Terrance Shulmann of The Shulman Center. Q & A to follow presentation. Registration required.

Register

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday March 24, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4th Friday Used Book Sale

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Saturday March 25, 2023
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
USCG/Michigan Safe Boating Course & Certification [Registration Req.]
USCG/Michigan Boating Safety Course:
 
Learn and earn your Safe Boating Certification in one day! To legally operate a boat in Michigan, state law requires anyone born AFTER 7/1/1996  to have their Safe Boating Certification. The Michigan Safe Boating Course is the definitive 8-hour course for acquiring the Michigan Safe Boating Certification. The State of Michigan charges $29.50 for the online course and test. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla will teach the entire course live/in person AND administer the test on the same day for just $20. Registration required. Checks made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla.
For ages 12+, under 16 accompanied by responsible adult.
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 35 spaces available.
USCG/Michigan Boating Safety Course:
 
Learn and earn your Safe Boating Certification in one day! To legally operate a boat in Michigan, state law requires anyone born AFTER 7/1/1996  to have their Safe Boating Certification. The Michigan Safe Boating Course is the definitive 8-hour course for acquiring the Michigan Safe Boating Certification. The State of Michigan charges $29.50 for the online course and test. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla will teach the entire course live/in person AND administer the test on the same day for just $20. Registration required. Checks made payable to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lansing Flotilla.
For ages 12+, under 16 accompanied by responsible adult.
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 35 spaces available.

Monday March 27, 2023
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VITA Scan n' Go Tax Assistance

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT: Scott Green  517-627-7014  itservices@gladl.org

January 30 -- April 6  Come in and have your tax documents scanned at the Library -- takes about 20-minutes to complete the process.

Service Available Monday & Thursday 10am - 12pm and Wednesday 6-8pm

To schedule an appointment

Option #1 Call 211 or 1-866-561-2500
Option #2 Call the Library 517-627-7014

How does this work?

Bring your tax documents to the Library so we can scan them into the VITA our tax software. An IRS trained and certified volunteer will complete and electronically file all federal and state tax returns and forms remotely.

If you are required or qualify to file a city tax return, it will be prepared for you to drop off or mail in to the appropriate recipient.

You will view and sign your tax return electronically.

Am I eligible?

Singles or married couples (with or without children) with incomes below $60,000 are eligible for the Scan N Go service.

More tax assistance options

Tax forms links and information @ GLADL

myfreetaxes.com -- A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families and all services are available.

getyourrefund.org -- Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  Chat option is available for questions

CONTACT:
  Scott Green
  517.627.7014
   itservices@gladl.org

Tuesday March 28, 2023
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Club meeting

Monthly meeting

CONTACT: Cindy Langenberg  517-627-7014  admin@gladl.org

Monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Cindy Langenberg
  517.627.7014
   admin@gladl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Wednesday March 29, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Saturday April 1, 2023

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT: Cady Ness-Smith  517-281-9139  sascns@gmail.com

Michigan Horse Drawn Association

CONTACT:
  Cady Ness-Smith
  517.281.9139
   sascns@gmail.com

Thursday April 6, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library of Michigan -- VIRTUAL Programs [Reg. Req.]

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Library of Congress Digital Collections for Michigan Researchers

Thursday, April 6, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
The Library of Congress contains a treasure trove of family history information for Michigan researchers, including a vast array of online resources. Learn how to navigate these digital collections as well as other key research strategies to effectively use our nation’s library while uncovering your family’s story.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Library of Congress Digital Collections for Michigan Researchers

Thursday, April 6, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
The Library of Congress contains a treasure trove of family history information for Michigan researchers, including a vast array of online resources. Learn how to navigate these digital collections as well as other key research strategies to effectively use our nation’s library while uncovering your family’s story.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Friday April 7, 2023

Make an Alien Spaceship!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make an Alien Spaceship!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Sunday April 9, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Wednesday April 12, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
History Happy Hour Ernst Floeter

Join us for an Eaton County Historical Commission History Happy Hour as local historian, Suzanne Schramski, discusses the history of Grand Ledge as seen through the work of Grand Ledge photographer, Ernst Floeter. Mr. Floeter documented Grand Ledge and Eaton County's places, events and families for nearly 50 years. In partnership with the Grand Ledge Area District Library and Grand Ledge Area Historical Society, Robert Doty (local historian and GLAHS board member) reviewed nearly 80,000 negatives and selected 15,000 images to be digitalized and made available through GLADL's online history portal Library Director, Lise Mitchell, will also present tips on how to access the collection and on the digitization process.  

This event is free and open to the public.  ECHC will also have several of their books available for sale. Prices vary by book.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Join us for an Eaton County Historical Commission History Happy Hour as local historian, Suzanne Schramski, discusses the history of Grand Ledge as seen through the work of Grand Ledge photographer, Ernst Floeter. Mr. Floeter documented Grand Ledge and Eaton County's places, events and families for nearly 50 years. In partnership with the Grand Ledge Area District Library and Grand Ledge Area Historical Society, Robert Doty (local historian and GLAHS board member) reviewed nearly 80,000 negatives and selected 15,000 images to be digitalized and made available through GLADL's online history portal Library Director, Lise Mitchell, will also present tips on how to access the collection and on the digitization process.  

This event is free and open to the public.  ECHC will also have several of their books available for sale. Prices vary by book.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Tuesday April 18, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Next Step Ukulele Workshop Series [Registration Req.]

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
There are 16 spaces available.

 Ukulele Workshop Series for Ages 8 to 88 | Classes are held one Tuesday each month, Feb-May, 2023.

Ben Hassenger’s “Next Step Ukulele” lessons are monthly sessions designed to teach a variety of techniques that will expand your skills and make you a better player. Attendees must know a handful of chords; including C, F, G7, and Am chords; switch smoothly between them; and keep a steady tempo. Materials will be provided and loaner instruments are available. (Each lesson is self-contained; register for one, two, three or all four.) 

February 21--Next Step Ukulele: Become One with the Strum. Learning to play a variety of strums makes your playing more interesting to you and your audience. We’ll explore folk, calypso, rock, polka, ska, and reggae strums along with the incredibly versatile “Benstrum” using some of your favorite songs.

March 21--Next Step Ukulele: Play (Almost) Every Song in the World. What do songs like “Last Kiss”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “With or Without You”, and “Say Something” have in common? They all use the same four chords. Learn to play every song ever written (well, most of them, anyway) with these “Fantastic Four” chords and find out how to switch keys easily

April 18-- Next Step Ukulele: EZ Tab Melody. Do you have a good handle on strumming, but would like to learn to play the melodies of songs on your ukulele? Ben will teach you how to read tablature, a way to read music for the ukulele without having to understand actual music notation. You’ll be playing everything from “You Are My Sunshine” to “Ode to Joy” by the end of class.

May 16-- Next Step Ukulele: Putting it All Together. We’ll take the strums, chords, and single-note skills that we’ve learned in previous workshops there take a well-known song and arrange a ukulele ensemble piece with separate parts for players of various levels

Taught by Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador, Ben Hassenger, and sponsored by the Music is the Foundation non-profit. Registration Required, class size limited for personalized instruction.

"Looking forward to playing and singing with you soon-- aloha!" Ben Hassenger.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday April 19, 2023
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

Thursday April 20, 2023
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edward Jones Information Seminar

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT: Liz Crosby  517-731-6420  elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

Focus on Fixed Income

We believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals.

CONTACT:
  Liz Crosby
  517.731.6420
   elizabeth.crosby@edwardjones.com

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

Friday April 21, 2023

Make a Frog craft!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make a Frog craft!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Sunday April 23, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day). 
New Hours & pricing, Nov. 1-March 31:
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Sun..
Admission prices without Zoo Pass:
  •  Adult – $5
  • All Children (ages 3-12) – $4.
  • Children Under 3 – FREE

 *Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. *Residents are admitted on non-holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon for FREE. Masks are currently required indoors at the zoo.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Tuesday April 25, 2023
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Club meeting

Monthly meeting

CONTACT: Cindy Langenberg  517-627-7014  admin@gladl.org

Monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Cindy Langenberg
  517.627.7014
   admin@gladl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Board Meeting

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Grand Ledge Area District Library Board of Trustees Meeting.  

For agenda, minutes, and more information about the library's administration, please view our website.

Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting, please call Lise Mitchell at 622-3550 or email at questions@gladl.org, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A paper public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Michigan Collection in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Wednesday April 26, 2023
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
BUSY

Homeschool Coop

CONTACT:
  Erin Wells
  517.282.6179
   erinwells823

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fishermen – Wildlife Photographer – Author – Ron St. Germain!

Welcome Ron St. Germain as he weaves his fish tales and takes us on journey through nature to capture some of the most amazing photographs.  Ron is a Grand Ledge native and award winning author and nature columinist for the Woods-N-Water News.   Q & A to follow presentation. 

International Award Winning Children's Books, Photography, Outdoor Writing and Really Good Songs.
Singer/Songwriter - Ron St.Germain Band   www.facebook.com/RSTG123 
Founder/ Chairman -  MMPC - Mid Michigan Photography Club 
 
Find his books at the Library and at Bearwave Publications - Like him on Facebook!!!  www.facebook.com/BearwaveBooks
Wonderful children's books with amazing nature photography!
Because I'm A Bear 
My Michigan -   Learn fun facts about the state you probably never knew, all while enjoying stunning full page, one of a kind photographs.
I Love You More Than -  See what it's like to be totally "Nuts" about someone as you search the pages and count all of the hidden hearts.
Why is Everyone Coming to My House -   May 2014 - International Silver medal winner.
 
For adults -- storytelling that everyone will enjoy!
True Funny, Fish Stories and only ONE Lie 

 

Presented by the Friends of the Grand Ledge Area District Library

Brief Annual Meeting and refreshments to be included

For more information on how to join the Friends  

CONTACT: Lise Mitchell  517-622-3550  director@gladl.org

Welcome Ron St. Germain as he weaves his fish tales and takes us on journey through nature to capture some of the most amazing photographs.  Ron is a Grand Ledge native and award winning author and nature columinist for the Woods-N-Water News.   Q & A to follow presentation. 

International Award Winning Children's Books, Photography, Outdoor Writing and Really Good Songs.
Singer/Songwriter - Ron St.Germain Band   www.facebook.com/RSTG123 
Founder/ Chairman -  MMPC - Mid Michigan Photography Club 
 
Find his books at the Library and at Bearwave Publications - Like him on Facebook!!!  www.facebook.com/BearwaveBooks
Wonderful children's books with amazing nature photography!
Because I'm A Bear 
My Michigan -   Learn fun facts about the state you probably never knew, all while enjoying stunning full page, one of a kind photographs.
I Love You More Than -  See what it's like to be totally "Nuts" about someone as you search the pages and count all of the hidden hearts.
Why is Everyone Coming to My House -   May 2014 - International Silver medal winner.
 
For adults -- storytelling that everyone will enjoy!
True Funny, Fish Stories and only ONE Lie 

 

Presented by the Friends of the Grand Ledge Area District Library

Brief Annual Meeting and refreshments to be included

For more information on how to join the Friends  

CONTACT:
  Lise Mitchell
  517.622.3550
   director@gladl.org

Friday April 28, 2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4th Friday Used Book Sale

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Our 4th Friday Used Book Sale is back! On the 4th Friday of every month bring in a tote of any size from home and fill it up with all the books you can carry for only $5! OR purchase one of our new Friends of the Library tote bags for $10 (Members) / $15 (Non-Members) and get free fill-ups during our Tote Bag Sales throughout the year! Tote bags are available for purchase at the front desk.

Sunday April 30, 2023
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BUSY

-Private event: bridal shower

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CONTACT:
  Cathy Franklin
  7174605585
   cathyjfranklin@gmail.com

Thursday May 4, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Crafting For A Cause
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com
LOCATION: 1931 Room
Crafting for a Cause is a casual, friendly group that serves the community with hand-made projects.  Many members work with yarn but other craft forms are always welcome.  The group offers suggestions for projects to be made with your materials.  It's a great way to use your yarn stash on small items like hats and dishcloths.  The donations benefit area programs including,  but not limited to, Grand Ledge Food and Clothing Bank and Timber Creek Ranch, a life-skills residential home for young men.  The group is always looking for new members to produce donations and new groups to serve.  All skill levels are welcome.  For information, contact Cheryl at ourdailybread360@gmail.com   Please note Crafting for a Cause as subject

Grand Ledge Food Bank always needs donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Small bottles of dish soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

LOCATION: 1931 Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library of Michigan -- VIRTUAL Programs [Reg. Req.]

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Military Resources at the Library of Michigan

Thursday, May 4, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Many Michigan residents have served our country at times of war and peace. Come explore the variety of print resources at the Library of Michigan that bring to life Michigan’s participation in the Revolutionary War through to World War II.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

2023 brings another year of Library of Michigan programs that are available for members of the public. A complete list is available on the Library of Michigan's website at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms. All programs will be virtual this year through Zoom and registration is required. Each session will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. The first program will cover how to use the Ancestry.com Library Edition database. 

Military Resources at the Library of Michigan

Thursday, May 4, 2023 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Zoom
Register For This Program
Many Michigan residents have served our country at times of war and peace. Come explore the variety of print resources at the Library of Michigan that bring to life Michigan’s participation in the Revolutionary War through to World War II.

For questions, please contact the Library of Michigan at Librarian@Michigan.gov or 517-335-1477.

Downloadable/Printable 2023 Program Schedule PDF

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Friday May 5, 2023

Make Glowing Fireflies!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT: Jean Fellows  517-627-7014  gladlprogramming@gmail.com

Make Glowing Fireflies!

Families can make a fun craft or flex their science muscles at home with our Take Home Craft kits.  Each Take-Home Craft kit comes with a set of supplies and instructions. On-line instructions gladl.org/libraryofthings Please note: Some crafts may need materials (scissors, tape, etc.) typically found at home. Kits also include suggested books and other library materials related to the craft. Take Home Craft Kits are available first come, first serve.

CONTACT:
  Jean Fellows
  517.627.7014
   gladlprogramming@gmail.com 

Saturday May 6, 2023
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BUSY

Annual meeting of the PSM. Usually have 32-38 people in attendance. We will have LUNCH brought into the room around 12:30.

CONTACT:
  David James
  810.423.2458
   jamesfam3@charter.net

Sunday May 7, 2023
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Visit Potter Park Zoo Free with ZooPass

   

Looking for inexpensive family fun? Enjoy a visit to Potter Park Zoo all year round-- FREE-- when you check out a Family ZooPass from the Grand Ledge Area District Library!  A Potter Park Family ZooPass may be used by members of a household (i.e.-- those living in the same home) for FREE Zoo Admission & Free Parking too! 

For groups larger than your houshold, call Potter Park Zoo Admissions Supervisior at 517-342-2765 to reserve your Group visit time and receive the discount.

Special classes and events may require additional fees-- call the zoo at (517) 483-4222  with questions or visit the visit the Potter Park Zoo website  for details! Watch for seasonal Special Seasonal Events-- many are included in the ZooPass program, too!

Special Seasonal Events: (Info listed here when events schedule available.)
 
Hours: Potter Park Zoo is open daily 364 days out of the year (closed Christmas day).