Teen/YA Book Swap

It’s time to refresh your bookshelf!

The Meijer Branch will be hosting a Teen and Young Adult book swap. Please bring your gently used books to the Meijer branch any time this March. In return, you will get one coupon to be used in the book swap for each book you donate. Come back on March 16th to find some great new reads!

Intended for Teens/Young Adults. Call the Meijer Branch at 517.788.4480 for more info.

Fortnite February: Llama Bookmark

Infatuated with Fortnite?  Take a break from the game and join us as we make this Fortnite llama bookmark!

The craft will be available will supplies last.

Intended for Kids 8 & up.

Book Bingo at the Eastern Branch

Join us for an hour of bingo! Choose from a variety of books for prizes!

Intended for Children. For more information, please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074.

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies,” are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies thus stand in contrast to hardboiled fiction, which features violence and sexuality more explicitly and centrally to the plot. The term “cozy” was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

Let’s talk about our Cozy Mysteries, have some tea and cookies and exchange titles for future reads.

Intended for Adults.

Cozy Read & Tea Book Club

Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies,” are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies thus stand in contrast to hardboiled fiction, which features violence and sexuality more explicitly and centrally to the plot. The term “cozy” was first coined in the late 20th century when various writers produced work in an attempt to re-create the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.

Let’s talk about our Cozy Mysteries, have some tea and cookies and exchange titles for future reads.

Intended for Adults.

Mock Caldecott Awards

Visit the Meijer Branch throughout the month of January to read some of the best picture books from the past year and vote on your favorites in our Mock Caldecott Awards! Voting ends January 25th.

On Wednesday afternoons in January, at  4:30 pm, join us for stories and snacks as we read aloud some of our favorites from 2018.

Votes from for your favorite books will be accepted through Friday, January 25th, when finally our Mock Caldecott winners will be revealed.

Intended for Children. Please call the Meijer Branch at (517) 788-4480 for more information.

Love-ly Valentine’s Book Art

Let your inner artist shine and make a Valentine’s masterpiece! All materials provided.

Reservations required. Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 to save your spot!

Love-ly Valentine’s Book Art

Let your inner artist shine and make a Valentine’s masterpiece! All materials provided.

Reservations required. Please call the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 to save your spot!

Jackson District Library Presents: Author J.A. Devereaux

Jackson District Library Presents:
Author J. A. Devereaux
 
Let her “steal” your evening and she promises her thieves will steal your heart!
Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
 
J. A. Devereaux is passionate about the thief who really isn’t a bad guy, guys like Alexander Mundy (“It Takes A Thief”); Neal Caffrey (“White Collar”); and the “Leverage” crew; REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF’s Gregg Hadyn, Niki Grey, and Jaelynn Madding; and Thief a la Femme’s Rayla Rousseau.
 
Such characters motivated her extensive knowledge of diamonds and her own thieving skills–strictly for research and writing purposes, of course!
 
A long-distance runner, former cross country coach, and former singer/songwriter, Devereaux resides with her husband in Jackson, Michigan.
Intended for Adults & Teens.

Holiday Book Sale

‘Tis the season for the “Friends of the Library” Holiday Book Sale!

Thursday
Nov 15 • 10am to 8pm
Friday
Nov 16 • 10am to 8pm
Saturday
Nov 17 • 10am to 2pm

Start your holiday shopping at the Friends’ annual Holiday Book Sale. Come down on Friday from 4 to 8 pm for the Carnegie Library’s Holiday Open House.