Lenawee District Library Newsletter

July 2017

We will be closed on July 4th. Regular business hours will resume Wednesday.

Bronna Kahle Office Hours

Friday July 14th | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

State Representative Bronna Kahle will be holding open office hours at the Lenawee District Library. Voice your concerns and praises on Lenawee County as well as Michigan!

Community Vehicles @ The Centre

Saturday July 15th | 10 a.m. - noon

Get up close with a firetruck, ambulance and other community friendly vehicles at this program. Visit our very own Bookmobile while you're there!

The Centre is located at 1800 W US 223 in Adrian

Family Game Night

Thursday July 20th | 5 - 7 p.m.

Bring your family and invite your friends for Game Night at the Main branch. Engage in friendly competition with people you know and those you may not.

Have a favorite game? Bring it and share it with others!


DIY Dog and Cat Toys

Saturday July 1st | 4 - 5 p.m.

Drop-in to the Main branch to make toys for your furry friends! Don't have a pet? That's okay! The Humane Society has plenty of animals that would love some new toys.

Registration required; grades 1 - 6

Wind Power

Make wind-powered vehicles and race them against one another using leaf blowers, blow dryers and more! Registration required; grades 1 - 6

Main Branch: Friday July 7th | 11 a.m. - noon
Addison Branch: Monday July 10th | 2 - 3 p.m.
Onsted Branch: Monday July 10th | 4 - 5 p.m.

Spaghetti Structures

Take on this maker challenge and see what heights you can achieve using pasta! Registration required; grades 1 - 6

Britton Branch: Monday July 17th | 2 - 3 p.m.
Deerfield Branch: Monday July 17th | 4 - 5 p.m.
Clayton Branch: Wednesday July 19th | 5 - 6 p.m.
Main Branch: Friday July 21st | 11 a.m. - noon
Addison Branch: Monday July 31st | 2 - 3 p.m.
Onsted Branch: Monday July 31st | 4 - 5 p.m.

Edible Cars

Saturday July 15th | 4 - 5 p.m.

Come by the Main branch and use materials provided to make an edible car! Will you have cookie wheels or pretzel ones?

Registration is required; grades 1 - 6


Saturday July 29th | 3 - 5 p.m.

Drop by the Main branch and put your creativity to the test using the different materials and resources provided.

Program is open to all ages


Messy Monday's

Monday July 3rd*, 17th and 31st @ 10:30 a.m.

A sensory-based drop-in program that lets kids explore texture, shape, color and more with messy, fun activities.

For children grades toddlers - Kindergarten.

*will feature a storytime as well

Family Storytime @ the Main Branch

Tuesday July 11th, 18th, 25th | 10:30 a.m.

Storytimes are a great way for kids to interact through reading, music, dance and more.

Every other storytime features a fun activity.
Great for kids birth - 6 years old

Storytime @ Onsted

Thursday July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th | 11 a.m.

Come out to the Onsted library for a fun, engaging storytime!

* July 13th -- Get ready for kindergarten with Lenawee Great Start and our favorite singing cat, Pete the Cat!

Classroom Critters with Paul McCormick

Paul's program always delights and amuses as he presents a number of unique creatures. Previous critters have included snakes, morning doves and turtles!

Onsted Branch: Friday July 7th | 1 - 2 p.m.
Clayton Branch: Friday July 7th | 3 - 4 p.m.
Addison Branch (@ Sroufe Park): Saturday July 8th | 11 a.m. - noon
Britton Branch: Friday July 14th | 1 - 2 p.m.
Deerfield Branch: Friday July 14th | 3 - 4 p.m.

WOW Wednesdays

Wow Wednesday programs are free to everyone. They provide entertainment for participants of all ages from 2 - 3 p.m.

The Humane Society: July 5th -- The Humane Society will be by with some adoptable friends!

Musician Copper Tom: July 12th -- Get moving and grooving with this interactive concert.

Craig Wise Comedy Juggling: July 19th -- This family program will have you laughing with Craig's hilarious juggling stunts.

Family Movie @ Britton: HOOT

Wednesday July 12th | 3 - 5 p.m.

Bring the family by for an afternoon film.

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Wii, Movies and Treats @ Onsted

Wednesday July 19th | 3 - 5 p.m.

Patrons can come and hang out at the Onsted branch to play the Wii, watch a movie, and enjoy a yummy snack. This month's movie is "The Lego Batman Movie" rated pg.

Drive-in Movie: CARS

Wednesday July 26th | 2 - 4 p.m.

Kids will be able to make their own box-cars to watch the Pixar film from! Enjoy popcorn while you watch.

Kindergarten Readiness with Cliffford the Dog

Saturday July 29th | 10:30 a.m.

Everyone's favorite big red dog will be stopping by to help kids get ready for Kindergarten!

In partnership with Lenawee Great Start


T-Shirt Upcycle

Bring an t-shirt or two and turn them into something new, like pillowcases, tote bags and more.

Deerfield Branch: Wednesday July 5th | 6 - 7 p.m.
Onsted Branch: Saturday July 1st | 11 a.m. - noon

Registration required, grades 6 - 12

Book Arts

Sign up for this fun program that will show you different ways you can recycle books! Learn how to turn books into a hedgehog.

Main Branch:
Tuesday July 11th | 6 - 7 p.m.
Addison Branch: Wednesday July 12th | 4 - 5 p.m.
Onsted Branch: Friday July 21st | 3 - 4 p.m.

Registration required; grades 6 - 12


String Art

Make unique and beautiful pieces of art using string, nails, and wooden boards!

Britton Branch: Monday July 3rd | 2 - 4 p.m.
Deerfield Branch: Thursday July 20th | noon - 2 p.m.
Onsted Branch: Monday July 24th | 2 - 4 p.m.
Addison Branch: Saturday July 29th | 10 a.m. - noon

Registration required; ages 18+

Rock Tower Candle Holders

Thursday July 13th | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Put your stacking skills to the test for this creative art project. Create candle towers using rocks!

Registration required; ages 18+

BINGO! at the Onsted Branch

Friday July 21st | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Play our unique "library Bingo" by matching author with books, figuring out which novel James Patterson has written, and more!

Registration is required; ages 18+

Adult Coloring @ Addison

Saturday July 15th | 10 a.m. - noon

Enjoy the relaxing activity of adult coloring at the Addison branch!

All materials are provided but participants are welcome to bring their own, as well.


Thursday July 27th | 6 - 7 p.m.

Get your dance on with fun, high-energy workout routines taught by instructor Nichole Hood!

Registration is required; ages 18+


Addison Book Club

Monday July 3rd | 1 - 3 p.m.
Discussing: A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwise

Onsted Book Club

Monday July 10th | 2 - 3 p.m.
Discussing: Strawberries in the Sea by Elizabeth Ogilvie

Wonder Worker Book Club

Wednesday July 19th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

LDL Book Club

Tuesday July 25th | 1 - 2 p.m.
Room by Emma Donoghue

Reading Between the Wines

takes place at the Flying Otter Winery

Thursday July 27th | 6 - 7 p.m.
The Vineyard by Barbara Delinksy


LDL Writing Group

Saturday July 1st | 1 - 3:30 p.m.

The Ink. Writing Group meets the first Saturday of every month. It is a great place for creative writers to connect with others, share their work, and develop their writing skills.


Saturday July 8th | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bring your weaving project and join with others as you get tips, show off your works, and engage in uplifting conversations.

Lenawee Knitters

Saturday July 15th | 1 - 3 p.m.

If you're someone who loves knitting, then our monthly group is perfect for you! Bring your project and work on it while surrounded by others who enjoy the activity as well.

LDL Genealogy Group

Tuesday July 25th | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Uncover your family roots at our monthly meeting of the genealogy group. Learn tips and tricks on the best ways to go about getting the most successful results.