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Friday, June 23, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMStory time



Location:  Lower Level
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.





Saturday, June 24, 2017


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMMichigan Rocks!



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Liz Sima
Description:  Geologist and Rock Hound extroadinaire Adrian Quint of Peacock Rocks, Bridgman shares his knowledge, excitement and fantastic collection of Michigan's geologic history. Bring your own treasured rock finds and create your own collection box to take home! Share your newfound knowledge of our beautiful and interesting Michigan beach, woods, fields and streams rocks!

All Ages




Wednesday, June 28, 2017


10:00 AM - 2:00 PMStitches, Needles, Threads and More



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  
Description:  Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com






Thursday, June 29, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMMade in Michigan



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  A unique program featuring Violet the Dwarf Nigerian Goat, Kiki the Silver Appleyard Duck, Toffee the Pygmy Pigeon, Peanut Butter and Cinnamon the Silkie Chickens and Roy and Sammi the Japanese Pheonix Chickens! Topics of discussion include:
Michigan Agriculture
Recycling
Organic Farming
Livestock
Composting


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  Club meets in the Conference Room on Mondays January-March and will return to Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room in April, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.


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, June 30, 2017


11:00 AM - 11:45 AMIndependence Day Story time



Location:  Lower Level Program Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Join us for a star spangled story time to celebrate our country's independence!

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, July 1, 2017


4:00 PM - 6:00 PMTeen Fourth of July Cookout



Location:  New Buffalo Township Park
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Teens celebrate the Fourth of July with us with a cookout, water balloon fight and sparklers! We will have hotdogs to grill (and a vegetarian option), pasta salad, chips and lemonade. Feel free to bring a dish to pass as well! Don't forget to wear your red white and blue!
Invite 1-2 family members or friends!
Sign-up only!




Tuesday, July 4, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY



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Thursday, July 6, 2017


4:00 PMMusic of Africa



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  An amazing program that will send the audience on an adventure riding a colorful cloud of musical celebration! This fun filled musical journey offers a unifying experience of singing, drumming, dancing, interaction and excitement as offered by African and American contributions to the music world. 


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, July 7, 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 PMTAB Meeting



Location:  Lower Level
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Teen Advisory Board Meeting to help plan Teen events, community events and to help advice on library materials.




Tuesday, July 11, 2017


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



Location:  
Contact:  
Description:  The Lutz family ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless over-fishing of some species. 
They were also one of the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan. 
Members cofounded 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 




Thursday, July 13, 2017


12:00 PM - 2:00 PMBook Club



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Description:  July pick: I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb

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 
 



4:00 PMFolktales from Around the World



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Our presenter is your passport as she takes you to places in the world where you can learn about other people and cultures. Learn how people the world over are the same while they are different!


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, July 14, 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.



3:00 PM - 4:30 PMLego Club



Location:  Lower Level
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Bring the entire family out for lego building creativity and fun!

All Ages




Thursday, July 20, 2017


4:00 PMInspyral



Location:  Pokagon Room
Contact:  Kristy Miller
Description:  Bring the family to the library for a truely unbelievable performance from Oklahoma's Inspyral. Enjoy juggling, hula hooping and feats of wonder...all in the dark! 

You have never seen a show like this before! Inspyral captivates audiences of all ages with our amazing LED Glow performances!



6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



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




Friday, July 21, 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.





Saturday, July 22, 2017


1:00 PMSummer Flowering Arranging Class



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Description:  Join us on July 22nd from 1 to 3 pm for this fun, make-it and take-it floral class. Linda Stone, owner of City Flowers will, teach you step by step how to create a beautiful summer arrangement. The skills you learn here will be applicable for you to use to make your own masterpieces for every season! This is a hands-on experience limited to 20 people. Advance registration (at the library front desk) is required, and there is a $20 fee for materials due at the time of registration.
Flowers and vases provided, please bring floral shears if you have them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please sign up by Saturday, July 15th. 
Presenter: Linda Stone, City Flowers, New Buffalo




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



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




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



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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 Present's 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


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



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




Friday, August 4, 2017


1:30 PM - 3:00 PMYoga



Location:  
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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 10, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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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



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




Friday, August 11, 2017


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




Friday, August 18, 2017


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



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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



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




Friday, August 25, 2017


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



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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



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Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Beach Bum Jewels
(Details to follow shortly.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 





Thursday, August 31, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:45 PMScrabble Club



Location:  
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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



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Thursday, September 14, 2017


12:00 PMBook Club



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017


6:30 PMCharles A. Lindbergh: An American First



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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



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Description:  December: Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

January: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks 





Monday, December 25, 2017


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



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Monday, January 1, 2018


10:00 AMLIBRARY CLOSED



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Thursday, January 11, 2018


12:00 PMBook Club



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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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Friday, June 23, 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.




Saturday, June 24, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Michigan Rocks!
Geologist and Rock Hound extroadinaire Adrian Quint of Peacock Rocks, Bridgman shares his knowledge, excitement and fantastic collection of Michigan's geologic history. Bring your own treasured rock finds and create your own collection box to take home! Share your newfound knowledge of our beautiful and interesting Michigan beach, woods, fields and streams rocks!

All Ages



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stitches, Needles, Threads and More
Open to all needlecrafts and small crafts - sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting, scrapbooking, etc. A perfect place to work on those unfinished projects, or start something new you've been thinking about for awhile! No sign ups, you may come and go as you please. Please bring all of your own equipment (includes sewing machines) there will be no materials provided. This is a social group and there will be no instructors or workshops at this time. This group meets every Wednesday at the same time, except for special circumstances including library closings, weather, and staff availability. All cancellations will be noted on library website and library's Facebook page. For questions you can call (269) 469-2933 or email Treese at nbtlevents@gmail.com





Thursday, June 29, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Made in Michigan
A unique program featuring Violet the Dwarf Nigerian Goat, Kiki the Silver Appleyard Duck, Toffee the Pygmy Pigeon, Peanut Butter and Cinnamon the Silkie Chickens and Roy and Sammi the Japanese Pheonix Chickens! Topics of discussion include:
Michigan Agriculture
Recycling
Organic Farming
Livestock
Composting

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble Club
Club meets in the Conference Room on Mondays January-March and will return to Thursday evenings in the Pokagon Room in April, unless otherwise posted. Boards are provided. All are welcome.

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, June 30, 2017

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Independence Day Story time
Join us for a star spangled story time to celebrate our country's independence!

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, July 1, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Fourth of July Cookout
Teens celebrate the Fourth of July with us with a cookout, water balloon fight and sparklers! We will have hotdogs to grill (and a vegetarian option), pasta salad, chips and lemonade. Feel free to bring a dish to pass as well! Don't forget to wear your red white and blue!
Invite 1-2 family members or friends!
Sign-up only!



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY




Thursday, July 6, 2017

4:00 PM
Music of Africa
An amazing program that will send the audience on an adventure riding a colorful cloud of musical celebration! This fun filled musical journey offers a unifying experience of singing, drumming, dancing, interaction and excitement as offered by African and American contributions to the music world. 

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, July 7, 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
TAB Meeting
Teen Advisory Board Meeting to help plan Teen events, community events and to help advice on library materials.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6:30 PM
One Family's Saga of Commercial Fishing and Maritime Construction in Lake Michigan
The Lutz family ran one of the first fishing tugs on the Great Lakes and were among the first to call attention to reckless over-fishing of some species. 
They were also one of the first to set up a major Lake Michigan commercial fishing operation, first at St. Joseph, Michigan. 
Members cofounded 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 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book Club
July pick: I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb

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 
 


4:00 PM
Folktales from Around the World
Our presenter is your passport as she takes you to places in the world where you can learn about other people and cultures. Learn how people the world over are the same while they are different!

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, July 14, 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.


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club
Bring the entire family out for lego building creativity and fun!

All Ages



Thursday, July 20, 2017

4:00 PM
Inspyral
Bring the family to the library for a truely unbelievable performance from Oklahoma's Inspyral. Enjoy juggling, hula hooping and feats of wonder...all in the dark! 

You have never seen a show like this before! Inspyral captivates audiences of all ages with our amazing LED Glow performances!


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, July 21, 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.




Saturday, July 22, 2017

1:00 PM
Summer Flowering Arranging Class
Join us on July 22nd from 1 to 3 pm for this fun, make-it and take-it floral class. Linda Stone, owner of City Flowers will, teach you step by step how to create a beautiful summer arrangement. The skills you learn here will be applicable for you to use to make your own masterpieces for every season! This is a hands-on experience limited to 20 people. Advance registration (at the library front desk) is required, and there is a $20 fee for materials due at the time of registration.
Flowers and vases provided, please bring floral shears if you have them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please sign up by Saturday, July 15th. 
Presenter: Linda Stone, City Flowers, New Buffalo



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.



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 Present's 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

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

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 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

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

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

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
Presenter: Linda Mickevicius, Beach Bum Jewels
(Details to follow shortly.)

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




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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library