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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


3:00 PM - 4:30 PMLego Club



Location:  Lower Level
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Bring the whole family out to enjoy Lego building creativity!

All Ages


6:30 PMScenes from the Seat of a Cycle: Summer Nature Series



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Have you ever considered riding your bicycle across county, state, or even country? Who are these “crazy folks” that do that sort of thing? Richard Gedert will explain what it takes to tour on the seat of a bicycle and bring you along for a “Back to the Beginning” trip to his hometown in Ohio. Then, cycle the 1922 route of the West Michigan Pike, the first major trunk line from Chicago to Mackinaw City, through Berrien and Van Buren Counties. Along the way he will help you discover some of the main types of touring and reasons why people tour by bike, the gear that they use and the “road angels” who help them along their way. We'll also get a look at the many different Backroads Bikeway routes found in Harbor Country, so you can plan a day or overnight tour to enjoy the nature, sights and attractions along and around the shores of Lake Michigan. You never know, you might just become one of those “crazy folks” and find a new adventure waiting for you on the seat of your bicycle.




Thursday, July 27, 2017


4:00 PMMousetrap Machine Show



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  During this exciting assembly, the five essential simple machines are introduced and demonstrated. At the end of the show, all five machines combine to form an incredible Rube Goldberg style mousetrap that really catches a runaway mouse! All with balloons!


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PMBattlefield Library II



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Teens Bring your nerf guns for an all out battle of the ages. We will be playing call of duty style with various strategy and game set up. Please label all ammo as to not lose it. 
Feel free to invite your friends or family!

The Library will not be able to provide nerf guns nor ammo.




Friday, July 28, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!

All ages


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.



4:00 PMGina Marie's Yoga for Kids



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Gina's Sing Song events are a wonderful way to celebrate the 
life, humor and curiosity of childrenGina's method of 
teaching incorporates her original music, breath, yoga, storytelling, dancing, lots of love, laughter and the imagination.  

Yoga is amazing for children.  Yoga and breath allow childre to redirect their energy in a positive way.

For Ages 1-7
Mats are not necessary, but feel free to bring one!


Benefits include:  Creativity, Laughter, Smiles, Loving,  Kindness, Calm, Stillness, Focus, Flexibility, Positive  Thinking, Self Confidence, Relaxation, Self Control and  Respect for Others.





Saturday, July 29, 2017


10:00 AMPresentation and Hike at the Grand Beach Marsh Preserve



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  The Grand Beach Marsh Preserve is an outstanding example of a rare coastal plain marsh, found primarily along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Part of the library’s summer Nature Series, this event includes a half-hour presentation on coastal plain marshes by Chikaming Open Lands Outreach Coordinator Casey Strueker and an easy half-hour hike led by Strueker and COL’s Project Coordinator Stacey LaRocco. The preserve is located near the corner of Grand Beach Road and Deer Park Drive in Grand Beach
Presenter/Hike Leaders: Casey Strueker and Stacey LaRocco, Chikaming Open Lands
Sponsored by Friends of the New Buffalo Library, New Buffalo Township Library and Harbor Country Hikers


1:00 PMKalamazoo Astronomical Society presents the Solar Eclipse



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  On the 21st of August we will be treated to an awe inspiring sight. A total solar eclipse! Richard Bell, of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will present a 35 minute lecture on the basics of a solar eclipse and how to safely view one. 

Open to all ages! 




Thursday, August 3, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLeonardo!



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:   This highly interactive performance has plenty of sing-a-longs, hand signs, dance moves, and volunteers "jamming" with the band. For "Build a Better World," audiences build letters and words with their bodies while learning that their actions can make the world a better place.

All Ages



6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Friday, August 4, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Saturday, August 5, 2017


10:00 AMNature Series: Hike at Three Oaks Township Conservation Area/Kepling Nature Preserve



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  




Tuesday, August 8, 2017


6:30 PMNature Series: Safe and Comfortable Hiking



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Local hiking expert and President of the newly formed Harbor Country Hikers will share his learned knowledge on what kind of obstacles are found on our local trails and how to comfortably hike them… season by season. Hiking safety, pest control and survival techniques will be discussed as well. 




Thursday, August 10, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  August Pick: The Circle by Dave Eggers 
 
September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Friday, August 11, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Thursday, August 17, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Friday, August 18, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Monday, August 21, 2017


6:30 PMLighthouse Keepers of Lake Michigan



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
The Davenports served 15 lighthouses on Lake Michigan. From Eagle Bluff Light at Fish Creek, Wisconsin in Door County to Mission Point Light at the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City, each lighthouse that they served had a unique story--like the haunted house at Waugoschance Light and family tragedies at McGulpin's Point Light. David Dietrich shares with you his lighthouse genealogy going well back into the 19th century.
Presenter: David Dietrich, former lighthouse keeper and docent, Little Sable Lighthouse

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, August 24, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Friday, August 25, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.





Saturday, August 26, 2017


11:00 AMLive Bat Encounter: Presented by Chikaming Open Lands



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Join CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS and the New Buffalo
 
Township Library as we present a live bat presentation
 
from The Organization for Bat Conservation!
 
Come to The Pokagon Room on Saturday, August 26th as
 
The Organization for Bat Conservation will be coming to
 
present a very exciting family friendly program which takes
 
an up-close-and-personal view of the amazing animals!
 
This event is FREE, but seating is limited!
 
Please contact Casey Struecker at CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS
 
to reserve your space and for any questions you may have.
 
Email at cstruecker@chikamingopenlands.org or
 
call (269) 405-1006 today and reserve your space!





Monday, August 28, 2017


6:30 PMBeach Glass



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Linda Mickevicius has been collecting beach glass for the last 20 years, and turning it into jewelry for the last 12. Apart from what she finds on Lake Michigan beaches near her home, she has also collected pieces on both coasts of the U.S., as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and the Greek Cyclades. In this program, Mickevicius discusses the origins of beach glass—what she calls the treasure-trash-treasure cycle—and takes attendees through a brief explanation of her jewelry-making process. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beach glass finds for help with identification.
Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Owner, Beach Bum Jewels, Michigan City

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, August 31, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.




Monday, September 4, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  




Tuesday, September 12, 2017


6:30 PMMental Health - Everybody Knows Someone



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  One in five adults in America experiences a mental health condition. Depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental problems affect almost every family. Learn about the prevalence, warning signs, the latest research on this public health problem and what is being done to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Presenter: Christine Somervill, PhD, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, September 14, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 





Monday, September 25, 2017


6:30 PMGrave Matters: A History of Graveyards, Cemeteries, Markers, Monuments and Mausoleums



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Discover the history of the park cemetery movement that transformed the church graveyard into a park setting where Victorian Americans strolled in quiet contemplation and even enjoyed picnic dinners. The program also studies gravestone art that used many motifs to convey meaning to viewers.
Presenter: Kathy A Cyr, Executive Director, The History Center at Courthouse Square.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Tuesday, October 3, 2017


6:30 PMMichiana's Native Americans



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalists, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve
(Details to follow shortly.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, October 12, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Tuesday, October 17, 2017


6:30 PMEvidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
In this overview of St. Joseph's Heritage Museum's 2017 feature exhibit, Curator Tracy Gierada discusses many of the items on display, including selections from the Fort St. Joseph site in Niles, Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph and much more. The exhibit was developed by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and features artifacts on loan from Western Michigan University's Department of Anthropology and the Niles History Center.
Presenter: Tracy Gierada, Interim Executive Director and Curator, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, November 9, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Thursday, November 23, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING



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Friday, November 24, 2017


5:30 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING



Location:  
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Description:  




Tuesday, November 28, 2017


6:30 PMCharles A. Lindbergh: An American First



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Aviator, idol and accused Nazi appeaser, Charles A. Lindbergh experienced the highs and lows of international fame. Please join us to recall the adulation following his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, the kidnapping of his 20-month-old son and his alleged sympathies for Hitler's Germany.
Presenter: Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, December 14, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 





Monday, December 25, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  




Monday, January 1, 2018


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  




Thursday, January 11, 2018


12:00 PMBook Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Monday, June 11, 2018


6:30 PMOne Family's Saga of Commercial Fishing and Maritime Construction in Lake Michigan



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  
Lutz family members ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless overfishing of some species. They were among the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan and later at Michigan City, Indiana. One Lutz co-founded the largest maritime construction company in the country, and another was pilot for the Goodrich Steamship Line, founded by New Buffalo native Albert Goodrich.
Presenter: Thomas Lutz, author, Five Men and a Boat and Shaping Chicago

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club
Bring the whole family out to enjoy Lego building creativity!

All Ages

6:30 PM
Scenes from the Seat of a Cycle: Summer Nature Series
Have you ever considered riding your bicycle across county, state, or even country? Who are these “crazy folks” that do that sort of thing? Richard Gedert will explain what it takes to tour on the seat of a bicycle and bring you along for a “Back to the Beginning” trip to his hometown in Ohio. Then, cycle the 1922 route of the West Michigan Pike, the first major trunk line from Chicago to Mackinaw City, through Berrien and Van Buren Counties. Along the way he will help you discover some of the main types of touring and reasons why people tour by bike, the gear that they use and the “road angels” who help them along their way. We'll also get a look at the many different Backroads Bikeway routes found in Harbor Country, so you can plan a day or overnight tour to enjoy the nature, sights and attractions along and around the shores of Lake Michigan. You never know, you might just become one of those “crazy folks” and find a new adventure waiting for you on the seat of your bicycle.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

4:00 PM
Mousetrap Machine Show
During this exciting assembly, the five essential simple machines are introduced and demonstrated. At the end of the show, all five machines combine to form an incredible Rube Goldberg style mousetrap that really catches a runaway mouse! All with balloons!

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Battlefield Library II
Teens Bring your nerf guns for an all out battle of the ages. We will be playing call of duty style with various strategy and game set up. Please label all ammo as to not lose it. 
Feel free to invite your friends or family!

The Library will not be able to provide nerf guns nor ammo.



Friday, July 28, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!

All ages

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.


4:00 PM
Gina Marie's Yoga for Kids
Gina's Sing Song events are a wonderful way to celebrate the 
life, humor and curiosity of childrenGina's method of 
teaching incorporates her original music, breath, yoga, storytelling, dancing, lots of love, laughter and the imagination.  

Yoga is amazing for children.  Yoga and breath allow childre to redirect their energy in a positive way.

For Ages 1-7
Mats are not necessary, but feel free to bring one!


Benefits include:  Creativity, Laughter, Smiles, Loving,  Kindness, Calm, Stillness, Focus, Flexibility, Positive  Thinking, Self Confidence, Relaxation, Self Control and  Respect for Others.




Saturday, July 29, 2017

10:00 AM
Presentation and Hike at the Grand Beach Marsh Preserve
The Grand Beach Marsh Preserve is an outstanding example of a rare coastal plain marsh, found primarily along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Part of the library’s summer Nature Series, this event includes a half-hour presentation on coastal plain marshes by Chikaming Open Lands Outreach Coordinator Casey Strueker and an easy half-hour hike led by Strueker and COL’s Project Coordinator Stacey LaRocco. The preserve is located near the corner of Grand Beach Road and Deer Park Drive in Grand Beach
Presenter/Hike Leaders: Casey Strueker and Stacey LaRocco, Chikaming Open Lands
Sponsored by Friends of the New Buffalo Library, New Buffalo Township Library and Harbor Country Hikers

1:00 PM
Kalamazoo Astronomical Society presents the Solar Eclipse
On the 21st of August we will be treated to an awe inspiring sight. A total solar eclipse! Richard Bell, of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society will present a 35 minute lecture on the basics of a solar eclipse and how to safely view one. 

Open to all ages! 



Thursday, August 3, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Leonardo!
 This highly interactive performance has plenty of sing-a-longs, hand signs, dance moves, and volunteers "jamming" with the band. For "Build a Better World," audiences build letters and words with their bodies while learning that their actions can make the world a better place.

All Ages


6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Friday, August 4, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Saturday, August 5, 2017

10:00 AM
Nature Series: Hike at Three Oaks Township Conservation Area/Kepling Nature Preserve




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

6:30 PM
Nature Series: Safe and Comfortable Hiking
Local hiking expert and President of the newly formed Harbor Country Hikers will share his learned knowledge on what kind of obstacles are found on our local trails and how to comfortably hike them… season by season. Hiking safety, pest control and survival techniques will be discussed as well. 



Thursday, August 10, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
August Pick: The Circle by Dave Eggers 
 
September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 


6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Friday, August 11, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Friday, August 18, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Monday, August 21, 2017

6:30 PM
Lighthouse Keepers of Lake Michigan
The Davenports served 15 lighthouses on Lake Michigan. From Eagle Bluff Light at Fish Creek, Wisconsin in Door County to Mission Point Light at the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City, each lighthouse that they served had a unique story--like the haunted house at Waugoschance Light and family tragedies at McGulpin's Point Light. David Dietrich shares with you his lighthouse genealogy going well back into the 19th century.
Presenter: David Dietrich, former lighthouse keeper and docent, Little Sable Lighthouse

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, August 24, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Friday, August 25, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Story time
Join us for stories, dancing and crafts!
Open to all Ages!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Yoga
Jennifer Siewert will guide you through gentle yoga moves appropriate for all ages of adults. 
 
Classes are free.
Dress in comfortable clothes.
Bring a mat and towel.

Fridays 1:30-3:00 unless otherwise posted.




Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:00 AM
Live Bat Encounter: Presented by Chikaming Open Lands
Join CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS and the New Buffalo
 
Township Library as we present a live bat presentation
 
from The Organization for Bat Conservation!
 
Come to The Pokagon Room on Saturday, August 26th as
 
The Organization for Bat Conservation will be coming to
 
present a very exciting family friendly program which takes
 
an up-close-and-personal view of the amazing animals!
 
This event is FREE, but seating is limited!
 
Please contact Casey Struecker at CHIKAMING OPEN LANDS
 
to reserve your space and for any questions you may have.
 
Email at cstruecker@chikamingopenlands.org or
 
call (269) 405-1006 today and reserve your space!




Monday, August 28, 2017

6:30 PM
Beach Glass
Linda Mickevicius has been collecting beach glass for the last 20 years, and turning it into jewelry for the last 12. Apart from what she finds on Lake Michigan beaches near her home, she has also collected pieces on both coasts of the U.S., as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands and the Greek Cyclades. In this program, Mickevicius discusses the origins of beach glass—what she calls the treasure-trash-treasure cycle—and takes attendees through a brief explanation of her jewelry-making process. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beach glass finds for help with identification.
Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Owner, Beach Bum Jewels, Michigan City

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, August 31, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club  meets  Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.



Monday, September 4, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 PM
Mental Health - Everybody Knows Someone
One in five adults in America experiences a mental health condition. Depression, psychosis, dementia and other mental problems affect almost every family. Learn about the prevalence, warning signs, the latest research on this public health problem and what is being done to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Presenter: Christine Somervill, PhD, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



Thursday, September 14, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
September pick: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Monday, September 25, 2017

6:30 PM
Grave Matters: A History of Graveyards, Cemeteries, Markers, Monuments and Mausoleums
Discover the history of the park cemetery movement that transformed the church graveyard into a park setting where Victorian Americans strolled in quiet contemplation and even enjoyed picnic dinners. The program also studies gravestone art that used many motifs to convey meaning to viewers.
Presenter: Kathy A Cyr, Executive Director, The History Center at Courthouse Square.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6:30 PM
Michiana's Native Americans
Presenter: Wendy Jones, Head Naturalists, Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve
(Details to follow shortly.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
October pick: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:30 PM
Evidence Found: Explorations in Archaeology
In this overview of St. Joseph's Heritage Museum's 2017 feature exhibit, Curator Tracy Gierada discusses many of the items on display, including selections from the Fort St. Joseph site in Niles, Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph and much more. The exhibit was developed by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and features artifacts on loan from Western Michigan University's Department of Anthropology and the Niles History Center.
Presenter: Tracy Gierada, Interim Executive Director and Curator, The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, November 9, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
November pick: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane
January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Thursday, November 23, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING




Friday, November 24, 2017

5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:30 PM
Charles A. Lindbergh: An American First
Aviator, idol and accused Nazi appeaser, Charles A. Lindbergh experienced the highs and lows of international fame. Please join us to recall the adulation following his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, the kidnapping of his 20-month-old son and his alleged sympathies for Hitler's Germany.
Presenter: Tim Moore, Lake Michigan College

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 




Thursday, December 14, 2017

12:00 PM
Book Club
December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 




Monday, December 25, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED




Monday, January 1, 2018

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED




Thursday, January 11, 2018

12:00 PM
Book Club

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 



Monday, June 11, 2018

6:30 PM
One Family's Saga of Commercial Fishing and Maritime Construction in Lake Michigan
Lutz family members ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless overfishing of some species. They were among the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan and later at Michigan City, Indiana. One Lutz co-founded the largest maritime construction company in the country, and another was pilot for the Goodrich Steamship Line, founded by New Buffalo native Albert Goodrich.
Presenter: Thomas Lutz, author, Five Men and a Boat and Shaping Chicago

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